tihOp joins rootz
Tino "tihOp" Puumala has decided to quit the ranks of astralis to join local rivals rootz.
The Finnish veteran was picked up by the ex-roccat squad in early April to help fill the void created by the departure of the Kovanen brothers.
However, he has now decided to leave astralis after a one-month stay to team up with rootz.
It has been confirmed that Puumala will replace Otto "danzer" Dimitrow - who has decided to take a summer break from gaming.
Miikka "dRiim" Toroi stated:
"danzer told us he would like to spent the upcoming summer with his friends and just chill, instead of playing cs. Tino was a natural choice for the team, since he had already asked us if we were interested in taking him. Things didn't go so well in astralis, I presume."
Tino "tihOp" Puumala added:
"I have joined rootz because we couldn't find anyone to cover our travel expenses for astralis, and also the motivation of the players may also have something to do with this decision."
rootz have now the following team:
Joona "natu" Leppänen
Niko "nasu" Kovanen
Matti "SpikeOne" Järvinen
Miikka "dRiim" Toroi
Tino "tihOp" Puumala