HAVU trial Hoody and Peku

HAVU have handed trials to Aaro "Hoody" Peltokangas and Petteri "peku" Jaakkola, the Finnish organisation have announced.

The duo are expected to spend the next few months with HAVU, who were on the lookout for new players after Jesse "zehN" Linjala and Eetu "sAw" Saha stepped down from the active line-up.

The 27-year-old, who was part of the PENTA squad that competed at PLG Major Krakow after coming through every qualifying stage, decided against renewing his contract with HAVU, with news of his future expected "soon", the player said.

zehN leaves HAVU to join an unspecified team

sAw, on the other hand, is transitioning to a coaching role in the organisation, filling a vacancy created in December with the departure of Toni "toNppa" Luhtapuro.

Both Hoody and peku are relatively unknown outside Finland, with the 20-year-old being the only of the two with matches on record prior to 2018. Last year, he attended several LAN events with NYYRIKKI, placing 5th-8th in Copenhagen Games' B tournament and fourth at NeSA and at the Finnish Championships.

The new HAVU line-up will make its first appearance at the upcoming Assembly Winter, in early February, where over $14,000 will be on offer.

With these changes, HAVU now have:

Finland Olli "sLowi" Pitkänen
Finland Lasse "ZOREE" Uronen
Finland Samuli "Twixie" Herrala
Finland Aaro "Hoody" Peltokangas (trial)
Finland Petteri "peku" Jaakkola (trial)

Finland Eetu "sAw" Saha (coach)

Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
559
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Finland Aaro 'Hoody' Peltokangas
Aaro 'Hoody' Peltokangas
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
124
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Finland Petteri 'peku' Jaakkola
Petteri 'peku' Jaakkola
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
87
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.13
Finland Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
344
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Finland Samuli 'Twixie' Herrala
Samuli 'Twixie' Herrala
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
203
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Finland Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
775
KPR:
0.64
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
Mom i made it
2019-01-17 14:01
Nice
2019-01-17 14:00
Epic
2019-01-17 14:21
#54
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Germany AdiZen 
rip zehn their best player but seems like his attitude isnt good nuff
2019-01-17 15:02
wut? he got a better offer and thats why decided to pursue that, how is that an attitude problem ?
2019-01-17 15:23
#90
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
ence?
2019-01-17 18:35
Mouz
2019-01-17 20:51
#94
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
mouz kicking everyone but sunny and go finnish? cant imagine that they pick zehn otherwise tbh
2019-01-17 22:16
He got an "interesting offer" and that's why he didn't resign the contract.
2019-01-17 16:39
#9
s1mple | 
India Bob__ 
Nice
2019-01-17 14:00
Tier99 news
2019-01-17 14:02
#27
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Finland Einst3in 
Still better than turkey scene
2019-01-17 14:05
+1
2019-01-17 20:02
+1
2019-01-18 09:04
Ez
2019-01-17 13:59
#3
milk | 
United Kingdom sam_mooya 
nice
2019-01-17 14:00
#4
kennyS | 
Germany striXSy 
Okay
2019-01-17 14:00
-Zehn -havu
2019-01-17 14:00
#7
s1mple | 
India Bob__ 
Ok
2019-01-17 14:00
#8
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Poland wojteq__ 
REALEASING ZEHN HAHDSHA
2019-01-17 14:00
#10
rain | 
Norway Alexed 
Nice for Who?
2019-01-17 14:00
#11
YEKINDAR | 
Russia k3ron 
Ok?
2019-01-17 14:01
Releases only notable player. GG
2019-01-17 14:01
#32
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Finland IFK 
Nah, zehN himself didn’t wanna sign a new contract.
2019-01-17 14:09
Hopefully he goes to a better team then. I don't really see Havu doing much beyond their current standings. I hope these new players do them well, but I don't have much faith.
2019-01-17 14:10
#35
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Finland IFK 
Yeah, the reason for not signing was because he got an interesting offer (tweeted/said by him). Only time will tell what happens, but this could be a good change for them, since peku and hoody are yet to prove themselves.
2019-01-17 14:16
Lul
2019-01-17 14:02
#14
YEKINDAR | 
Russia k3ron 
PLG Major Krakow??? Fix pls
2019-01-17 14:02
PLG Major Krakov Fix'd
2019-01-17 16:18
PGL
2019-01-17 16:45
PLG Majro Krakvo
2019-01-17 17:15
#88
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Romania RunnerRO 
yea... wtf
2019-01-17 18:22
rip HAVU
2019-01-17 14:02
GL zehn
2019-01-17 14:02
#18
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Switzerland Indeon 
what team will zehN join?
2019-01-17 14:02
Joining NaToSaphix and innocent to make major winning superteam
2019-01-17 14:39
decent team but i hope they wont group up with washed players for example percy
2019-01-17 15:49
#82
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Finland SininenMF 
Optic +karrigan +zehN
2019-01-17 17:26
-cajunb -snappi?
2019-01-18 03:15
tier 609
2019-01-17 14:02
#21
Twistzz | 
Russia Roneee 
-zehn +who?
2019-01-17 14:02
#22
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France ShadeZzcss 
-xseven +zehn inc?
2019-01-17 14:03
#29
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Finland Einst3in 
never Zehn is toxic as fuck
2019-01-17 14:06
xseven > zehn /closed
2019-01-17 14:08
#41
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
X7 is actually really good. I don't see any reason to make lineup changes for ence.
2019-01-17 14:26
#61
Aleksib | 
Finland vadeb 
Zehn to support over x7 is fucking huge downgrade +zehn toxic asf (said by allu and natu)
2019-01-17 15:20
#73
Finland teco 
Zehn isnt toxic... i think people misunderstand him. allu was much more toxic than zehn when i played with/against them in 1.6. Where did natu say hes toxic?
2019-01-17 16:19
This is it people who never play with him call him and then it spreads like cancer and all kids in fin scene believes everything they hear or read online :D
2019-01-17 17:57
zehn too old. i think ence's becoming player change maybe after 2 years will be -allu +jamppi when allu says thats it
2019-01-17 15:41
Who who
2019-01-17 14:03
Jesse saatana
2019-01-17 14:04
#25
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Russia chexov 
wtf who rip havu
2019-01-17 14:04
#26
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Poland Spanksss 
Zehn to new team woohoo
2019-01-17 14:05
#28
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Russia mmmmmmajestic 
Nice move releasing your hard carry
2019-01-17 14:06
#30
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Australia KamaraD 
peku in Twitter not peku in HLTV wtf? Nice take bodyyform
2019-01-17 14:07
#34
Thorin | 
United Kingdom Weldo 
Zehn new team 100%
2019-01-17 14:11
-zehn = -havu
2019-01-17 14:16
#37
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Chile Zzalb 
Epsilon zehN ?
2019-01-17 14:17
epsiLULn
2019-01-17 14:36
RIP HAVU from tier5 to tier100
2019-01-17 14:24
#40
hye | 
Russia sosi 
feels sorry for zoree t3 player playing with t10 players
2019-01-17 14:26
lmao zehN was their best player
2019-01-17 14:35
#46
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Russia 1gor1 
u have 50 iq
2019-01-17 14:39
Ok
2019-01-18 03:14
tier 4
2019-01-17 14:41
Peku Brother of Brh1?
2019-01-17 14:42
#51
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
ZEHN IS FREE PARTY
2019-01-17 14:49
#52
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Sweden meistr0 
lol, wtf happend with HAVU? They literally have changed their whole roster.
2019-01-17 14:55
#63
Aleksib | 
Finland vadeb 
This is what happens if you build a team based on skills, not chemistry... ex HAVU players like juho and now zehn are toxic so nobody wants to play well :(
2019-01-17 15:21
who said that they are toxic tho
2019-01-17 16:16
All kids believe someone is toxic/bad if their idol/best player dont like someone "i must hate him too because he said this!!"
2019-01-17 18:08
#87
Aleksib | 
Finland vadeb 
I didn't say they are bad and zehn not being in top10 team regarding the raw skills just prove more that he's toxic. Juho being toxic is just common info in Finnish scene LUL
2019-01-17 18:20
That is the most retarded assumption i've seen in 10 years of my cs followin that someone is not in top 10 team :D i dont believe he should be in top10 team eather way, but that is not a reason why he is not there rofl.
2019-01-17 18:28
Hi zehn
2019-01-20 02:36
so ez for 4th faceit lvl faceit.com/ru/players/Peku Havu to major
2019-01-17 14:56
#55
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Finland Nuori_sergej 
Zehn to faze
2019-01-17 15:04
#56
xep | 
Ukraine myasshurts 
FaZe zehN
2019-01-17 15:05
#57
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Georgia bazuking 
zehn to FaZe confirmed
2019-01-17 15:11
#59
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
This team will last about 1month
2019-01-17 15:13
wtf zehN is 27
2019-01-17 15:14
#62
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Denmark Ninjayi 
The 27-year-old, who was part of the PENTA squad that competed at PLG Major Krakow its PGL MIRAAA
2019-01-17 15:21
#68
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Finland tehtaaNkierre 
zehN replaces niko in faze clan??
2019-01-17 15:45
who?
2019-01-17 16:05
Interesting to see what team zehN joins. Red Reserve?
2019-01-17 16:21
yeas
2019-01-17 16:39
Nemiga, i saw him listening belarusian music on stream
2019-01-17 16:46
That could be cool, Nemiga surprised me in the on going minor. I mean no offense but gotta ask; do the Nemiga players speak English?
2019-01-17 16:54
i doubt men))
2019-01-17 17:18
Hahah I do too men))
2019-01-17 17:30
zehn join ex6 new team? : D
2019-01-17 17:26
Both are really good players, hopefully it works out!
2019-01-17 19:44
#98
.-.* | 
United Kingdom ollin 
«The 27-year-old, who was part of the PENTA squad that competed at PLG Major Krakow after coming through every qualifying stage..» PLG lul
2019-01-18 09:24
#99
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Denmark monroEski 
My guess would be he is joining otto in Valiance replacing LETN1
2019-01-18 15:56
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