ottoNd departs HAVU

Otto "ottoNd" Sihvo and HAVU have parted ways, as another team bought the Finn out of his contract with the organization.

Though the news does not reveal where the 20-year-old's new home will be, it is expected he will join Imperial, for whom he is currently standing in in the first open qualifier for the Europe Minor alongside Markus "pronax" Wallsten.

The European side are currently two men short after Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas and Eimantas "pounh" Lazickas recently announced their departure.

ottoNd and HAVU part ways

ottoNd had been a part of HAVU for over a year as the longest standing member, having led the team to numerous local triumphs since September 2017.

For a while now, he has been among the Finnish up-and-coming players eyed to make a step up into the international scene, to follow in the footsteps of his former teammates of Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen and Jere "sergej" Salo, as he has averaged a 1.17 rating so far in 2018.

After ottoNd's departure, HAVU currently have the following roster:

Finland Jesse "zehN" Linjala
Finland Eetu "sAw" Saha
Finland Lasse "ZOREE" Uronen
Finland Olli "sLowi" Pitkänen

Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1145
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
733
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
671
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Finland Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
591
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
588
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Lithuania Eimantas 'pounh' Lazickas
Eimantas 'pounh' Lazickas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
346
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
529
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Finland Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1008
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Good Luck OttoNd! Hope you will be an upgrade for Imperial!
2018-10-22 21:37
Feels sad for nukkye
2018-10-22 21:38
#28
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Denmark Twick_ 
Wtf, they even built their roster after him
2018-10-22 21:39
Yeah .. ottoNd is really good player , but nukkye was their if not best then second best player.. not sure if Espiranto is really the better one or just his role makes him look better.
2018-10-22 21:48
thats not even true. espiranto is by far the best player in imperial, and nexa is 2nd best, if not better. Problem is, nexa is leading a lot, and espiranto is just running and shooting heads. I think that pronax will join and lead now, and than you have 3 very good aimers on the team, and hadji who is pretty intelligent player that can fill up the holes. Or at least that's where they are going with this.
2018-10-22 22:01
nexa is way better than espiranto lel
2018-10-22 22:20
or that...he is even good when igl ...imagine him concentrating on run n gun ONLY like espiranto does...
2018-10-22 22:50
#86
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Finland santedek 
maybe now imperial can win something when they have good sniper
2018-10-23 08:53
why why why
2018-10-22 21:35
#3
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Spain Pollete 
expected
2018-10-22 21:35
why
2018-10-22 21:35
expected
2018-10-22 21:35
nice
2018-10-22 21:35
#7
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Finland eMBeJaana 
expected, he deserved better team
2018-10-22 21:36
#39
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Poland JPKson 
One day after we are get the information, that OttoNd plays for stand-in in Imperial, he leaves HAVU so #OttoNdImperialConfirmed ??? :) ;)
2018-10-22 21:56
#67
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Finland eMBeJaana 
hope so
2018-10-22 23:50
#8
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Mongolia FoxOutOfGlocks 
rip
2018-10-22 21:35
#9
Norway spenc 
Fuck ye boys
2018-10-22 21:36
#10
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Denmark potatomato 
rip finnish powerhouse HAVU
2018-10-22 21:36
#84
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
RIP ENCE ACADEMY
2018-10-23 04:26
#11
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Denmark Alphamon 
rip imperial
2018-10-22 21:36
Nooo
2018-10-22 21:36
#14
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
UNEXPECTED
2018-10-22 21:36
POGGERS
2018-10-22 21:36
no shit
2018-10-22 21:36
D:
2018-10-22 21:36
#18
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
Otto to ENCE
2018-10-22 21:36
#19
NiKo | 
Other HasomY 
F
2018-10-22 21:36
+jamppi?
2018-10-22 21:36
RIP HAVU
2018-10-22 21:37
#22
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
otto to imperial
2018-10-22 21:37
#23
NEO | 
Poland Mimaaacz 
si-riu-sly n-o-o-o-o-o-o
2018-10-22 21:37
#24
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Sweden RaketHopp 
IMPERIAL
2018-10-22 21:37
#25
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Russia zovk 
Imperial ez pls put zehN!!!
2018-10-22 21:37
finally
2018-10-22 21:38
PLS SAVE ZEHN
2018-10-22 21:39
#31
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Portugal Ponsas 
expected
2018-10-22 21:39
Imperial gets a good awp finally )
2018-10-22 21:41
#35
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Paraguay HighAlching 
hahahahahah
2018-10-22 21:43
Better than ChrisJ ez
2018-10-23 00:17
#76
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Paraguay HighAlching 
LOOOOL keep dreaming
2018-10-23 00:17
#33
f0rest | 
Finland gaazer 
F
2018-10-22 21:41
ruh roh
2018-10-22 21:41
#42
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Germany Chris Walker 
now save zehN
2018-10-22 21:58
#44
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Finland Vkims 
+1
2018-10-22 22:01
#47
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Finland Smoonah 
+1
2018-10-22 22:02
#49
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Denmark ta9239487234 
+1
2018-10-22 22:07
zehN is a fucking joke of a player. Biggest pugger and onliner.
2018-10-22 22:15
#74
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Germany Chris Walker 
His LAN and major ratings aren't much different compared to his online ratings lol
2018-10-23 00:12
Lmao he only played once at the Major, going out as 12-14th, tf are you talking about Major ratings? He doesn't even play big LANs. The only thing he can do is boost his ego by playing Faceit with 4 premades and farm elo, so he can be the #1 in EU lmao.
2018-10-23 02:27
#83
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Germany Chris Walker 
Exactly, he went out almost last place but still had a good rating.
2018-10-23 03:07
+1
2018-10-22 22:16
no one needs a toxic cunt like him no matter how good he is... if his going to destroy teamplay with his stupid attitude i dont think he deserves that.
2018-10-22 22:42
What teamplay has he destroyed now for your "knowledge"
2018-10-22 23:23
my knowledge is what i have heard from other finnish "pro" players. and most of them say his toxic as fuck
2018-10-22 23:25
So how many of his ex teammates have actually told this just to you or is it you believing everything as a fact that others say online?
2018-10-22 23:29
- other pros say online - what i believe aint that a same thing... and yes i know couple of Finnish "pro" players and they say his toxic. Cant say i have played with him but thats what i have heard and those kind of rumors are usually true. Or how you will say his good in shit team? maybe because nobody actually wanna play with him?
2018-10-22 23:34
i see, well just like i thought, you dont know any of his ex-teammates, only other players you call "pro" and so you base this on players who propably have played faceit or some pugs with him and then they base their knowing how he acts in actual teamgame on pug game. Since i doubt that saw and zoree would play with him again after his time in igame if that would be completely true, and idk i see huge difference skillwise in ence --> havu --> jymy etc so cant really answer to your question
2018-10-22 23:39
Well yes i dont know any of his ex team mates but i guess you dont know them neather so how are you so sure after all the rumours of him being toxic AF? I believe the rumours are true and i would never risk my pro team with a player like him no matter how good he believes he is. But i agree his skill lvl is above like 3/5 of ence players but skill wont win you tournaments teamplay does and if he cant play chill with his team its disband in 1year and we have seen those couple of times already in Finnish csgo scene and we dont need hold backs like him.
2018-10-22 23:43
Well maybe its just me since i dont believe what people say about eachother (atleast online, irl maybe its different) if they havent talked or actually played with that person, i would be only judging people all the time and we fins tend to be jealous type and would pay 100e that my neightbour wont get 100e. And i believe this is his first decent finnish team after those international teams, so i dont buy that a person would go to majors and win place second/win international lans with "being toxic AF" i just dont buy that shit
2018-10-22 23:51
good players are tend to be toxic so cant blame him for that i guess he just needs a equally "toxic" team and team which can somehow come together and if he can find a team like that he will go far with it. But he wont find that team in Finnish scene or in imperials but its a good start so im happy for him. He deserves better but needs a pro players attitude (far as i have heard)
2018-10-22 23:57
#79
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Germany Chris Walker 
"we fins tend to be jealous type and would pay 100e that my neightbour wont get 100e" made me lol
2018-10-23 02:18
#69
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Finland eMBeJaana 
even the god himself aka allu has told that he is a toxic teamplayer
2018-10-22 23:53
Do you have any context about this? since i highly doubt a player of their caliber tells those things to casual hltv users
2018-10-22 23:58
#73
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Finland eMBeJaana 
actually yea i have asked this from him face-to-face at assembly lan prolly 2 years ago. ofc i can't prove this with anything but idc if you dont believe
2018-10-23 00:00
Well i still believe that people can change in 2-3 years a lot, when they have been put to team environment and you cant be a pug hero anymore. So i dont buy that someone joins international team with the best player from finland and plays there 1 year wins int tournaments and places higly on some, and gets in 2 majors while being support player and "toxic" so i guess its eather your own personal hate towards the player, and its fine since you cannot like all players, or then personally allu doesnt like him, eather way dont matter, end of discussion.
2018-10-23 23:43
#43
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Europe andyy_ 
Rip imperial
2018-10-22 21:58
#46
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Finland Smoonah 
good, deserves a better team
2018-10-22 22:02
#48
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Myanmar xdcc 
unexpected
2018-10-22 22:05
#56
Lithuania fRc_ 
RIP RAP FAP
2018-10-22 23:11
#57
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
Ottond>Lithuanian CS scene
2018-10-22 23:12
Would have preferred seeing: Ence: -xseveN +OttoNd EZ4ENCE Top5 - 10
2018-10-22 23:22
#63
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United States jeonseol 
lol xseven literally goes alone all the time how can u replace him, look at their matches, xseven always solo
2018-10-22 23:37
He is too inconsistent, I've seen him do quite a few bad decisions and thrown away too many easy frags to the opponent. Might be more due his playstyle which works better when you face opponents which hasn't studied the team but in tougher matches he throws too many times away rounds even if he has his moments every once in a while.
2018-10-22 23:41
#70
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Finland eMBeJaana 
but still he has a godlike aim so idc
2018-10-22 23:54
You cannot replace a lurker with an AWPer. I'd like to see zehN in Ence instead of him. He played extremely well at PGL for Penta. He was the 2nd best player after suNny in Penta. I dont know why mouz chose Styko over him when they signed suNny.
2018-10-23 03:06
+1 for zehN. Can agree on that one. In today's game against HR and FaZe my point about xseveN made perfect sense (but again he did have a few very good moments but yeh too inconsistent for the team when playing against tougher opponents). He's the weak link of the team right now for sure even though Bot allu's aim is highly inconsistent too. Maybe -allu +ottoNd when allu retires at the very least.
2018-10-23 23:46
#85
ile | 
Finland NApp 
xseven is easily top 5 support player in whole scene. It's too hard to fill his shoes, name a player who could lurk with an awp and be a godlike support ?
2018-10-23 07:46
#77
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Finland G0Dteukkab 
now -xseven + zehn pls
2018-10-23 00:24
ez imperial incomming
2018-10-23 01:08
#81
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Norway Breivik 
gl otto
2018-10-23 02:28
expected
2018-10-23 08:56
#88
s1mple | 
United States Weskerz 
cya
2018-10-23 13:34
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