HAVU announce new roster

The Finnish organization has announced its new quintet a month after the dissolution of its previous lineup.

A year ago ENCORE joined HAVU in a move that saw the core consisting of Jesse "⁠KHRN⁠" Grandell, Mikko "⁠xartE⁠" Välimaa, and Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen join the Finnish organization. The team later signed Jere "⁠sergej⁠" Salo and Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo, two youngsters, although the former would drop out of the team in late 2017 to take a break from competition.

ottoNd is the only remaining player from HAVU's old lineup

With Aleksib in ENCE and KHRN and xartE out of the team, HAVU has been built around the figure of ottoNd, the young AWPer signed to the organization in September 2017, as it had been previously announced.

Joining ottoNd this time around will be a mix of youth and experience in Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala, the former PENTA player who attended the PGL Major in Krakow; Eetu "⁠sAw⁠" Saha, who was one of the core players when iGame.com was Finland's best; Olli "⁠sLowi⁠" Pitkänen, who broke out with Rynnäkköviikset at Assembly Winter 2017 and was one of the top rated players at LanTrek 2018; and former ENCE and iGame.com rifler Juho "⁠juho⁠" Lampinen. HAVU's new roster will be under the orders of coach Toni "⁠toNppa⁠" Luhtapuro.

HAVU's new lineup is:

Finland Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo
Finland Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala
Finland Olli "⁠sLowi⁠" Pitkänen
Finland Eetu "⁠sAw⁠" Saha
Finland Juho "⁠juho⁠" Lampinen

Finland Toni "⁠toNppa⁠" Luhtapuro (coach)

Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
869
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Finland Jesse 'KHRN' Grandell
Jesse 'KHRN' Grandell
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
829
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
639
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Finland Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1216
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Finland Toni 'toNppa' Luhtapuro
Toni 'toNppa' Luhtapuro
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Finland Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1013
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
754
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Finland Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
799
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
716
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Finland Juho 'juho' Lampinen
Juho 'juho' Lampinen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
#1
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Other Valeriana
I wish you luck in your endeavors.
2018-05-03 13:08
gl
2018-05-03 13:07
#24
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Europe _EpiC_
They used to be good. BTw how Finns play this game ... you need to talk and we all know Finns don't talk to anyone.
2018-05-03 13:10
We really suck in communication. If you saw Mouz vs G2, you saw Sunny just going B alone when rest were executing at A. In some point he looked in hes minimap and saw enemies at A and ran there.
2018-05-03 13:40
#83
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Japan Amamiya
Reminds me of guys I play with for years. Only join discord to play, then when they don't play anymore they just say "cya" and they're gone before they've even done saying that. All they is troll and laugh like shit while drinking (and spilling) beer. Lmao
2018-05-03 14:13
#106
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Russia Pierock
this is called lurking
2018-05-03 15:23
suNny is entry tho lol
2018-05-03 16:47
#116
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Russia Pierock
so finns are retarded
2018-05-03 17:32
ye
2018-05-03 17:33
#110
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United States RyxxyR
Are you stupid? Maybe you’re bad with communication, but don’t bunch your country in with yourself.
2018-05-03 16:39
#133
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Finland Rasseaxa
It was part of the plan. Bomb was planted short and he was planned to go there which he did. It was rather clever plan and worked out so your argument is invalid.
2018-05-03 21:59
#124
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Greece knk74
true
2018-05-03 18:24
EZ4HAVU
2018-05-03 13:11
#19
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Canada Overdoer35
WTF
2018-05-03 13:09
LUL
2018-05-03 13:07
EZ 4 ENCE
2018-05-03 13:11
This team won’t achieve anything. Finnish CS scene is as low and garbage as it gets. There’s no country or team worse than Finland or Finnish teams
2018-05-04 09:06
Ez
2018-05-03 13:07
gratz
2018-05-03 13:07
#28
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Singapore Kerk
To who?
2018-05-03 13:11
Its my birthday today
2018-05-03 13:35
#76
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Singapore Kerk
Mum told me not to talk to idiots
2018-05-03 14:01
#118
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Finland Smoonah
happy birthday yeeeehawwwwww
2018-05-03 17:38
GodZehn
2018-05-03 13:08
you're a good man #RUNZEHN
2018-05-03 15:01
you 2 <3
2018-05-03 16:17
Ite
2018-05-03 13:08
Ez 4 havu
2018-05-03 13:08
Easy to lose?
2018-05-04 09:07
Easy to be Finlands top1 team
2018-05-04 09:21
Lol. There are 0 good Finnish teams, this won’t be any different
2018-05-24 10:06
No xarte no party
2018-05-03 13:08
ez for ence
2018-05-03 13:08
Nice
2018-05-03 13:08
ez
2018-05-03 13:08
#15
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Brazil gddz
Ez
2018-05-03 13:08
#16
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Germany ConAction
nice lineup actually
2018-05-03 13:08
+1
2018-05-03 15:02
they’ll still suck, Finland has an obsession with recycling washed up, tier6 pros amongst the top teams xD
2018-05-04 09:07
E Z 4 SLOWI
2018-05-03 13:09
Where will khrn and xarte go now? :(
2018-05-03 13:09
igame. Rumor is the lineup will be xarte, KHRN, Relfex, saggerton & twista.
2018-05-03 13:14
Rip superjimmy then
2018-05-03 13:41
#69
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Malta vfXy0
-xarte +me
2018-05-03 13:47
xarte has been pretty nutty whenever he has been the awper in havu. This team might be decent if they bench twista over anyone ever.
2018-05-03 14:09
REFLEX to retire 50x time after 2 months again? POGGERS
2018-05-03 14:17
#21
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Poland svDawid
lol zehn not to imperial o.O
2018-05-03 13:09
Lmao zehn and toxicranto in same team
2018-05-03 13:36
hahaha zehn;) I call disband in 3 months
2018-05-03 13:09
Why? He used to be ok player in penta
2018-05-03 13:12
PENTA used to be good. PENTA had potential to be solid team, but after losing Sunny and HS it was the end. Zehn wasn't such good player, he was solid in this specific team.
2018-05-03 13:25
Yes maybe it was because he had good cover in sunny and hs. I didn't do much research about his previous teams. Hope this havu line up will be good 4 him and otton
2018-05-03 13:28
In 3 weeks maybe LOL, this team is garbage. Finland should just give up on cs esports
2018-05-04 09:08
#23
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Bulgaria numb123
5000 avrg elo gg
2018-05-03 13:09
Ez for allu
2018-05-03 13:10
Who
2018-05-03 13:10
#29
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France Ryzerr
HAVU > ENCE ?
2018-05-03 13:11
#54
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World Beard43
Yeah nah EZ4ENCE!
2018-05-03 13:26
#31
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Pakistan perth
you guys remember joelz lmao what happened to that onliner
2018-05-03 13:11
He actually has a lan winrate of 100%. =) And he's really god damn good at the game, just an autistic person that is exhausting to work with so I'd believe teams just don't want to take him in and he doesn't want to come if it isn't a sure deal with people he respects (if there are any).
2018-05-03 13:14
#46
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Malaysia Suno[t]
is he still playing or retired?
2018-05-03 13:20
Nothing sure I can confirm actually, I think he is still playing occasionally but not whole time. I've got no idea what he's doing nowadays. The scene in Finland feels much less intact nowadays without CB and IRC as platforms.
2018-05-03 13:23
#73
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Finland Jansk1h
I think he still plays Faceit, but not in a team. I think Allu said in Natus podcast that they tried him out in some team but it didnt work since Joelz could just go afk in the middle of a game without saying anything and stuff.
2018-05-03 13:54
#119
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Finland Smoonah
pretty sure he still just whores in faceit trying to get dat monthly #1 spot
2018-05-03 17:40
Respect handbanana.. oops Joelz!
2018-05-03 13:22
he plays FPL and Rank S for those $$$$$$$$$$
2018-05-03 18:50
Nice gl
2018-05-03 13:13
When will Finnish esports teams learn to not recycle awful tier 6 players :/
2018-05-04 09:09
top10
2018-05-03 13:13
#35
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Russia RoneEZ
ENCE on minimum
2018-05-03 13:13
gl
2018-05-03 13:14
Hopefully better than ence
2018-05-03 13:16
Getting bored of seeing the same 10 players recycled in different variations in the finnish scene. Nevertheless, GL.
2018-05-03 13:16
That’s Finnish scene for you. Honestly impossible to comprehend what’s going through the minds of the people in charge of these rosterd. For years they’ve kept doing this same shit and it hasn’t worked a single time. There’s a reason our country sucks ass in this game.
2018-05-04 09:11
zehN god like 7k elo in faceit but in official play like lvl5 :D:D:D:DD
2018-05-03 13:17
well imagine a pro team stacking normal faceit, wouldn't be that hard huh... he's just stacking with the same guys, 4 people and 1 lvl 1 playing all time
2018-05-03 13:26
hes not play with lvl 1 he got the best stack in faceit right now avg elo lobby 3300, but in official game zehN sucks so much, maybe in 5stack finnish he will be good.
2018-05-03 13:28
when i played vs them, they had a lvl 1 in their team ;P
2018-05-03 13:31
link us the game then
2018-05-03 14:19
#45
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Portugal Pingooo
Tier 10
2018-05-03 13:19
#50
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Finland saunamdma
Better than ENCE :/
2018-05-03 13:24
#52
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Macau Bent0
juho is a god
2018-05-03 13:25
allu?
2018-05-03 13:28
Maybe this could work.. JUHO PLEASE ARE DONT NO TOXIC:...,,,!!!!!
2018-05-03 13:29
PLEASE JUHO NO ARE TOXIC IDIOT XAXAXAXA
2018-05-03 13:39
HAHAH YOU ARE SO BAD ON ENGLISH LANGUISH :D::D:DD:D
2018-05-03 13:48
HAHA ME? OK NIEC TRY 0/8
2018-05-03 18:01
#60
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Europe LoookATme
gl zhen
2018-05-03 13:31
#66
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Finland julus
easy zhen
2018-05-03 13:42
worst player in Finland after Xarte :D
2018-05-04 09:12
gud team, will be interesting to see ENCE vs HAVU
2018-05-03 13:43
A message to all finnish people :) youtube.com/watch?v=ZnBUlMeh7fo Now delete the game
2018-05-03 13:45
nt
2018-05-03 13:49
Worth the effort if you ask me, fucking wierdos
2018-05-03 14:46
haha at least i'm not GAY! XD
2018-05-03 15:18
Finland is the worst country to ever touch csgo. Absolutely fucking awful lol. It’s shameful
2018-05-04 09:12
ez for ENCE
2018-05-03 13:50
9139178371 elo in team
2018-05-03 13:56
good luck friends
2018-05-03 14:01
#79
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Kazakhstan TimaTea
RIP ENCE 😭
2018-05-03 14:02
better than ence
2018-05-03 14:11
E Z 4 SLOWI
2018-05-03 14:17
sAw washed up
2018-05-03 14:23
Whole Finnish scene is washed up haha
2018-05-04 09:13
zehN lol
2018-05-03 14:24
+sergej +allu +joelz +juho 5 idk = top team
2018-05-03 14:26
havu>ence lul
2018-05-03 14:43
GL juho "crackhead" lampinen
2018-05-03 14:51
Ez 4 HAVU.
2018-05-03 14:52
#96
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France p2l
Finnish CS is like Finland It doesn't exist
2018-05-03 15:05
#99
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Ukraine Dert38
french cs as well =( (sarcasm)
2018-05-03 15:11
Finnish cs = recycling 5-10 players one year to another. It’s fucking insane lol
2018-05-04 09:13
Havu > G2
2018-05-04 09:54
GO go sLowi good luck with the new team mate :)
2018-05-03 15:09
#101
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Belarus SHlZZO
Ez 4 ENCE
2018-05-03 15:15
This looks better than what I would have expected. That being said I doubt they will pass any online qualifiers. Well since this means we can see some more Finnish teams play any level of the game I am happy.
2018-05-03 15:39
This team won’t achieve dogshit. Neither will any future Finnish team so long as they keep recycling the same 5-10 awful players
2018-05-04 09:14
havu > ence
2018-05-03 16:41
#EZ4ENCE
2018-05-03 16:48
On paper worse than ENCE. But ENCE has been playing so bad, even with stacked talent, that I believe HAVU has a good chance of being the best team in Finland.
2018-05-03 17:03
No. This lineup is better on the paper. Hope chemistry clicks on between players
2018-05-03 18:02
Ence was dogshit, this is dogshit on another level lol
2018-05-04 09:15
#115
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Brazil HigorIsi
GL
2018-05-03 17:27
Better than ence
2018-05-03 17:47
isn't every team?
2018-05-03 21:14
not bad,gl
2018-05-03 17:55
#126
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Malaysia byaIi
gl hmmm nb
2018-05-03 19:40
#127
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Finland Vaporizeq
where riksa?
2018-05-03 21:06
EZ 4 ENCE
2018-05-03 21:12
No sergej no party
2018-05-03 21:13
toNppa :o Does anyone remember him?
2018-05-03 21:36
EZ VÄLIMAA "XARTE" MIKKO
2018-05-03 21:44
#134
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Slovakia Ganjamel
Lol wut
2018-05-03 22:29
better than ence
2018-05-04 02:50
Did zehN leave sprout?
2018-05-04 15:14
he was kicked
2018-05-06 00:10
#152
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Finland Alk0
faceit top1
2018-05-06 00:09
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