Excello pick up astralis

Team Excello have announced their new Counter-Strike squad in the shape of astralis.

The Finnish team had been looking for an organisation to represent since parting company with Hardwire less than 48 hours after joining them.

astralis, who are currently competing in the Finnish qualifier for the World Cyber Games, have now confirmed they have opted to link-up with Portuguese-based organisation Excello.

"We are thrilled to be a part of Excello. Today marks the day of us getting better support which will help us improve our playing level in many ways. Hopefully we'll be able to help expand the Excello name in the seasons to come," Jirga "jiGetus" Ryhti told the team's website.

This is the second time in Excello's history that they choose to support a Finnish Counter-Strike team. The previous line-up, which featured the likes of Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen and Joona "natu" Leppanen, was released in July 2008 following a series of mixed results.

Excello have now:

Finland Juuso "contE" Sajakoski
Finland Samu "plastE" Aalto
Finland Max "ruuit" Aspe
Finland Atte "Vidi" Hyväkkä
Finland Jirka "jiGetus" Ryhti

Germany M1n1M3
lol how long ? ^^
2009-08-06 18:32
1month max
2009-08-06 18:38
2 weeks
2009-08-07 06:37
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2009-08-06 18:46
smile ruuit ;D
2009-08-06 18:47
Excello is a good organization , i really believe in good results by excello ;)
2009-08-06 18:48
they are, but they change the team to often...:S
2009-08-06 20:16
1 or 2 events I think.
2009-08-06 18:48
1 month... can hltv.org make bet: "how long this team being 'excello' ?"
2009-08-06 18:51
Cool, this team actually look like they could do some damage against CC. Clearly not on an international level though.
2009-08-06 18:56
Hahah :D I really think that they r way better than cc atm, but we will see it in wcg finland.. And i also believe that they can compete at top level..
2009-08-06 19:09
Based on their individual skills, imo they can challenge top teams of the world. If their teamplay is or will be up to that level I strongly believe, they can reach even better positions than roccat/GP etc. ever did.
2009-08-06 19:13
Yeah that would make an exciting bet. XLbet people are you reading.
2009-08-06 19:06
lol, excello? their norwegian team who demanded a lot less than this team does left because of lack of sponsors (they left when steelseries decided not to continue their sponsorship) so i wonder how the hell they are going to support a team like this who wants to go to all major international events and not just some domestic lans like the previous team. so unless excello suddenly got a title sponsor or rich guy behind their backs, i dont give it more than 1 or 2 months at max.
2009-08-06 19:11
excello will hold this more that 6 months, they are a really nice organisation, believe =)
2009-08-06 19:12
Line nice
2009-08-06 19:21
gl xlo.
2009-08-06 19:40
xLo Good Luck
2009-08-06 19:44
It's so good. GL Excello! U must beat f***ing Crack Clan!!!
2009-08-06 19:54
Why can't IKEA get into gaming? IKEA-Gaming would be so nice, and you would get free furnitures. :D
2009-08-06 20:00
hahahah! great idea!
2009-08-06 22:12
monopoly in the cs world when it comes to furniture :) they could market a "pro" "HD" gaming table, or something :D
2009-08-06 23:57
L33T - the new set of kitchen-device.
2009-08-07 01:22
yeah and why cant Nokia get into gaming :))
2009-08-07 06:39
It's always the same. No future.
2009-08-06 20:05
About 5 days they'll change again...
2009-08-06 20:59
2009-08-06 21:55
they will pick up ex-WICKED which they will again leave after an event or 2 :P
2009-08-06 23:59
2009-08-06 23:04
Good luck guys !
2009-08-07 00:05
roccat or LOGITECH NEO
2009-08-07 01:38
Gl all
2009-08-07 01:58
change change change & change :(
2009-08-07 03:49
change change change exit :(
2009-08-07 04:22
Another hotel. :)
2009-08-07 09:05
2009-08-07 10:56
2009-08-07 13:06
Jirga :--D
2009-08-07 15:39
lol ...
2009-08-08 00:57
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