iGame.com announce new roster

iGame.com, the Finnish organization that held the spot as #1 team in Finland for a time during parts of 2016 and 2017, has revealed its new roster.

The Finnish team was known for having a stable roster built around the core of Sami "xseveN" Laasanen, Eetu "sAw" Saha, Saku "SAGGERTON" Jokinen, and Lasse "ZOREE" Uronen, who were together since mid-2015 when they were playing under the tryPANTS tag. After some time playing for Epiphany and RCTIC, the lineup eventually settled in iGame.com with Slaava "Twista" Räsänen, who then became the team's coach.

KHRN and xarte will now play under the iGame.com banner

That core became the top team in Finland, but slowly started to disintegrate after reaching their ceiling in 2017. With the advent of ENCE, HAVU, and SJ, the roster slowly started to dissolve with the last pieces of the historic lineup leaving as xseveN recently joined ENCE, while sAw and Olli "sLowi" Pitkänen—one of the newer additions—found their way to HAVU.

In return, iGame.com now have Mikko "xartE" Välimaa, Jesse "KHRN" Grandell, and Timo "REFLEX" Rintala, who is making a return to competitive play. The team will also be joined by longtime member Twista who has been both a player and a coach and will see the return of SAGGERTON, who had left the team in mid-2017.

"After playing almost a year in HAVU with varying results, we had ups and downs but during the year we made new friends and got a lot of experience. We knew that something needed to change in order to get fresh set of minds to pursue our goals, so we decided to look other options with Jesse "KHRN" Grandell.

"We took our time to go through our options, we decided to ask Timo "REFLEX" Rintala to make a comeback and start playing with us. After this move we wanted to combine our strength with our good friends from iGame, Slaava "Twista" Räsänen and Saku "SAGGERTON" Jokinen. We are sure our good spirit and team work will be our advantage. We want to thank iGame for this opportunity."

- Mikko "xartE" Välimaa

iGame.com is now:

Finland Jesse "KHRN" Grandell
Finland Mikko "xartE" Välimaa
Finland Saku "SAGGERTON" Jokinen
Finland Slaava "Twista" Räsänen
Finland Timo "REFLEX" Rintala

Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1169
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Finland Saku 'SAGGERTON' Jokinen
Saku 'SAGGERTON' Jokinen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
540
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Finland Jesse 'KHRN' Grandell
Jesse 'KHRN' Grandell
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
778
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Finland Slaava 'Twista' Räsänen
Slaava 'Twista' Räsänen
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
380
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Finland Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1032
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
880
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Finland Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
979
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Finland Timo 'REFLEX' Rintala
Timo 'REFLEX' Rintala
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
307
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Finland Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
615
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Wasted
2018-05-08 14:51
#31
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Sweden ConaN007 
Your breath is wasted bro
2018-05-08 15:04
why r u so rude?
2018-05-08 16:08
#73
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Sweden ConaN007 
Ur ugly
2018-05-08 16:10
Kids man, I don't even reply to such comments
2018-05-08 18:52
nice man
2018-05-08 19:06
#105
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Cyprus delur 
indian cs KEK
2018-05-08 23:54
Canadian cs OMEGALUL
2018-05-09 01:22
brazilian cs ultra kek
2018-05-09 09:57
#116
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Cyprus delur 
twistzzz, shroud, NAF, stanislaw fair to say you know nothing jon snow
2018-05-10 22:28
I would rather say FNS, but he is Indian XD shroud retired btw
2018-05-10 23:58
#118
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Cyprus delur 
hes canadian but stan is a better igl and it doesnt matter if shroud is retired or not he was still one of the most if not the most talented NA player to be in the csgo scene
2018-05-12 03:29
You must be an average Toronto cuck
2018-05-12 09:27
#120
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Cyprus delur 
no m8 im a maritimer you're retarded hahahaha
2018-05-13 17:05
#115
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Germany currrro 
they r too old
2018-05-10 14:18
#12
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Norway Phancy11 
PERKELE
2018-05-08 14:52
WOW
2018-05-08 14:52
This is their chance to prove what they can do!
2018-05-08 14:52
#63
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
And they cant do shit
2018-05-08 15:54
#16
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Turkmenistan Jnordz 
nubz
2018-05-08 14:52
#17
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Finland whiskey_csgo 
I tought that xarte was still in psychosis from his latest salad-incident.
2018-05-08 14:52
#25
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Finland MikaelV 
:DD
2018-05-08 14:55
GOOD LUCKERINO
2018-05-08 14:53
twista LUL
2018-05-08 14:53
2 months
2018-05-08 14:53
#22
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Brazil Joinhasgames 
Young up coming talents
2018-05-08 14:53
zzzzzzzzthis is so good team
2018-05-08 14:54
#24
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Brazil kurtsouza 
Suomi...
2018-05-08 14:55
#26
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Sweden ThorinEk 
very nice gummisnodd
2018-05-08 14:56
#27
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
"new" lul
2018-05-08 14:57
#28
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Finland CoFmo 
easy for SLAAVA TWISTA RAESAENEN
2018-05-08 14:59
#29
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Finland Jonzu95 
PAPPA.CS
2018-05-08 15:03
#37
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Finland Faraka 
+1
2018-05-08 15:18
#30
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Russia hanzjosha 
i saw this fins playing together somewhere esle lol btw they all played each other a lot of times i think=d
2018-05-08 15:04
team bottomfraggers
2018-05-08 15:13
#33
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Norway Hydropanic^ 
Wasnt this the same lineup but with only 2 players replaced?
2018-05-08 15:13
every1 can be coach in this team :D
2018-05-08 15:13
#35
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Norway zyxsaje 
BEAR
2018-05-08 15:15
28, 30, 27, 22, 26
2018-05-08 15:16
#38
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Finland Faraka 
GOD XARTE
2018-05-08 15:18
#39
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Netherlands Tensity 
poopy lineup
2018-05-08 15:19
It's important to have hobbies, and for these players this is exactly that. I just can't understand how they can have a sponsor for their hobby project. All these players have reached their peak CS potential long time ago, and they are not getting any better regardless how much they practice. This team is going no where, and if the players spend any other than hobby effort to the game, it's just wasted time for them. Fourth best team in Finland at most, and it's not getting any better.
2018-05-08 15:20
who's 3rd best then? 1st ence, 2nd havu I assume?
2018-05-08 15:29
#55
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Denmark Kanstrup 
Superjymy maybe? idk
2018-05-08 15:46
superjymy is the third best. Nyyrikki isn't bad either. iGame could rival nyyrikki but I don't expect much else. If they replaced twista with someone who can use a mouse and keyboard, it would be a bit better. No one in this team has any star player potential which is the problem. Two to four solid performers but nothing flashy. xarte can be very good with the AWP but I doubt he's able to carry this team very often. KHRN's performance dropped pretty badly towards the end of havu. We gotta see how he does in this new team. At least he's a good looking guy. Reflex is a solid performer and an igl but definitely not a star. Also - "good spirit" - reflex Pick one saggerton has had some good times but I don't remember seeing him in the top of the scoreboard very often before he was kicked from the previous iGame roster. Twista is just bad nowadays and should be a coach if anything.
2018-05-08 15:53
#46
Jame | 
Iceland xijmplr 
SGT 1vs9 but khrn is decent, others old with potato aim
2018-05-08 15:30
xarte was very good whenever he was awping in havu. He can definitely have pretty good impact. I'd go as far as saying that he's the best player in the team unless saggerton has put in a lot of time in to the game during his break. xarte is a laughing stock for a lot of people because of his stats but he really has done a lot of dirty work for his teams in the past. That just doesn't show in the scoreboard. When he was AWPing his stats went up a lot. At the same time I can't see much potential in this with twista as a player.
2018-05-08 16:01
#65
Jame | 
Iceland xijmplr 
too much teams atm, so unusual XD superjymy, ence, havi, igame, LUL, mb aslak comeback soon
2018-05-08 16:02
needs aslak basic nasu lurppis jigetus/plaste
2018-05-08 16:45
Old fart team +SGT
2018-05-08 15:26
wow sick team might even have a vague chance to break into tier 6 at some point or another
2018-05-08 15:28
finnish shuffle
2018-05-08 15:28
they need Noose and diGitaL xd
2018-05-08 15:29
ez for mad fragger xartE
2018-05-08 15:32
#48
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Finland Siika 
VÄLIMAAN MIKKO MIKKO MIKKO
2018-05-08 15:37
lol apparently this team thinks they playin chess
2018-05-08 15:37
#50
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United Kingdom SLurSs 
so much Finnish rosters being made
2018-05-08 15:37
#54
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Malaysia byaIi 
big scene
2018-05-08 15:46
#52
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Netherlands AudubonFTP 
Ence is better tho
2018-05-08 15:39
#56
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Why
2018-05-08 15:47
Why do they keep on making these crappy teams? Just make even one proper team
2018-05-08 15:50
#61
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Spain Silber_ 
The good Ones are in Ence except for ottoNd and if zehn plays like he did in cringegods
2018-05-08 15:51
#58
Frankie | 
Finland jUPPE! 
What the fucking nursing home team is this? Retire those old farts and make space for some young talents.
2018-05-08 15:49
Lol true that. Nursing home's csgo hobby club team right here
2018-05-08 15:51
#66
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Kazakhstan dc7 
make your own young talent team and beat them?
2018-05-08 16:02
#76
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Other TapioKuusela 
It's not Kazakhstan mate, if he had a computer to comment on hltv it doesnt mean he can as well just go and make a new esports organization :D
2018-05-08 16:21
Finnish top 5: 5 nyyrikki 4 Superjymy 3 iGame 2 HAVU 1 ENCE <3
2018-05-08 16:04
Now make a tournament in Finland with all these teams with only bo3 matches so that the fans/community will now how to rank all these teams in Finland. Which is the best and worst. Atm it feels like nobody "won" in all these shuffles, all of them are equally bad, but we'll see...
2018-05-08 16:05
And where is aslak and arvid now?
2018-05-08 16:10
aslak's hand is fucked up since last year so he's offline
2018-05-09 14:46
#87
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Finland saunamdma 
ENCE and havu are decent, rest are garbage.
2018-05-08 17:31
#70
lan | 
Turkey Styyx 
No JOELZ no online win
2018-05-08 16:08
#72
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India Ad1_KaM 
Ez for ence!
2018-05-08 16:09
#75
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
nice dead horse team :D
2018-05-08 16:17
EZ FOR 4Head Välimaa 4Head Mikko 4Head
2018-05-08 16:23
So now ence>havu>igame or smt?
2018-05-08 16:26
#79
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United States burz3u5 
lol i literally called this 1 week back :D what a prediction by me no joke im serious
2018-05-08 16:28
#92
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Finland The_Legend27 
they played with this in that last dh qualifier
2018-05-08 18:43
#100
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United States burz3u5 
link please? thanks
2018-05-08 21:08
#80
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Finland niklaSjj 
veterans
2018-05-08 16:33
#81
ZywOo | 
Korea ansan 
gg wp
2018-05-08 16:37
#82
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Finland Erroria 
dead roster
2018-05-08 16:41
zZzZzz no future team
2018-05-08 16:43
Solid Dmg team
2018-05-08 17:03
-Twista +Allu And you have Top 1 Finland
2018-05-08 17:43
#103
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United States burz3u5 
kick best finnish igl (after natu) yes ofc lets do it
2018-05-08 22:19
#90
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Bulgaria nekzcs 
finnish superteams
2018-05-08 18:33
#91
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France cedd 
lmao this is same team as they had like 3 years ago
2018-05-08 18:36
#96
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Finland kateessa37 
saggerton and "old and golds" maybe -saggerton +natu
2018-05-08 19:09
Xarte ez
2018-05-08 19:26
ence without xarte :/ sad xD xD
2018-05-08 19:54
#99
s1mple | 
United Kingdom migzzss 
These players are literally the leftovers of the finnnish cs "scene". All failed to become pro, and just suck donkey ass... should get a real job and stop playing this game tbh
2018-05-08 20:24
#101
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World Notb8ing 
uk cs LUL
2018-05-08 21:50
indeed, uk cs sucks probably even more
2018-05-08 22:45
#102
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World Notb8ing 
People say they should quit etc. but they have their MDL spot from havu for this new season so kinda expected they would still play I think : ...
2018-05-08 21:52
why every finnish guy looks like a blonde asian with blue eyes
2018-05-09 00:38
#108
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
EZENCE
2018-05-09 05:09
Ez 4 xarte
2018-05-09 10:10
Twista cheated for so long in 1.6 hahaha
2018-05-09 13:15
#113
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Finland tiKru 
välimaan mikko!
2018-05-09 17:21
Winland ftw
2018-05-09 17:44
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