SJ secure Arctic Invitational spot over HAVU

SJ booked their tickets to the Arctic Invitational after defeating HAVU in a two map series that had several overtimes on Dust2, 25-22, and less than 20 rounds on Inferno, 16-3.

SJ and HAVU reached the Finnish Championships 2019 final after defeating hREDS and KOVA in the semi-finals, respectively, with HAVU getting revenge on the team that beat them and SJ to lift the trophy at Assembly Summer just weeks ago.

The final started on Dust2, HAVU’s map pick, with Lasse "⁠ZOREE⁠" Uronen taking out three players in the pistol round for his side to take the lead. They then established early dominance on the attacking side, putting in rounds as SJ were unable to retaliate during the few rounds they were able to scramble decent buys together. It wasn’t until the ninth round that SJ were able to get on the board, before getting four more to end it 5-10.

xartE & co. qualified for the Arctic Invitational after defeating HAVU

Three kills by Aaro "⁠hoody⁠" Peltokangas in the second pistol round kept HAVU steadily in the lead. After winning the first gun round, Mikko "⁠xartE⁠" Välimaa and his grew confident, taking the reins with successive successful A strikes. ZOREE won a crucial 1vs2 clutch against SJ’s youngsters, Tuomas "⁠SADDYX⁠" Louhimaa and Elias "⁠Jamppi⁠" Olkkonen, to defuse the bomb on the B site and make it 14-10, but an aggressive play to close it out on map point proved fatal for HAVU, who then lost five in a row as SJ took it to overtime.

HAVU didn’t crumble, winning two out of the tree first rounds of overtime on the defending side, but they were unable to capitalize on the lead as the map went further into overtime. It was finally SJ who managed to pull off the win on the wings of the team’s two youngsters, Jamppi and SADDYX, who had 1.52 and 1.23 ratings, respectively.

Inferno started off exactly like Dust2, except it was SJ who after winning the pistol round on the attacking side went on a complete rampage, taking a 7-0 lead before HAVU could retaliate, but it would just be the one round, as SJ kept plowing through the defending side round after round to an 11-1 lead, and although HAVU got two more late rounds in, that would be it, as the half ended 12-3. After switching sides SJ won the second pistol round with SADDYX and Jamppi getting doubles to clear the way to victory, 16-3.

Finland
Matchpage
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17th August 2019
25
Dust2
22
16
Inferno
3
 SJ K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
58 - 40 +18 89.0 1.49
55 - 41 +14 85.5 1.27
46 - 43 +3 77.8 1.09
43 - 40 +3 69.5 1.08
39 - 38 +1 75.1 1.07
 HAVU K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
61 - 44 +17 98.0 1.39
37 - 49 -12 64.4 0.84
35 - 49 -14 63.0 0.81
37 - 51 -14 66.7 0.79
32 - 49 -17 64.5 0.78

The Finnish Championships 2019 final standings are:

1. Finland SJ - $6,690 + Arctic Invitational
2. Finland HAVU - $2,787
3. Finland KOVA - $1,115
4. Finland hREDS - $557

The final team list for the $115,000 Arctic Invitational is:

Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1020
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Finland Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
879
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
Finland Aaro 'hoody' Peltokangas
Aaro 'hoody' Peltokangas
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
246
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Finland Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
323
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.66
Finland Tuomas 'SADDYX' Louhimaa
Tuomas 'SADDYX' Louhimaa
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
326
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
huge
2019-08-17 16:45
1 reply
#21
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
W's
2019-08-17 17:51
ez
2019-08-17 16:45
#3
Boo | 
France mbl4
#FreeJamppi
2019-08-17 16:45
4 replies
#20
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South Africa @FyreCS
+1
2019-08-17 17:50
overrated baiter
2019-08-17 20:13
2 replies
#34
Boo | 
France mbl4
Overrated ? Hell no: hltv.org/stats/lineup/players?lineup=971.. Baiter ? No as far as I've seen from him
2019-08-17 20:17
1 reply
Great player but he is not condinent enough. Top 20 player 2021 but overhyped
2019-08-17 20:21
#4
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Brazil JMB_17
EZ 4 SJ! Best team in the world by far
2019-08-17 16:45
EZ4JAMPPI
2019-08-17 16:46
Arctic invational in Finland but there is only one finish team
2019-08-17 16:46
Nice 😎
2019-08-17 16:46
#2EZ4VälimaanMikko
2019-08-17 16:46
#FREEJAMPPI
2019-08-17 16:47
ez 4 xarte
2019-08-17 16:52
1 reply
+1
2019-08-18 10:00
ez for Mikko "3 time Finnish champion" Välimaa
2019-08-17 16:52
sj will loose evry game in arctic
2019-08-17 16:53
1 reply
#15
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Estonia tonyi
You misspelled Furia
2019-08-17 17:03
SuperJamppi #1 AWPer in Finland
2019-08-17 16:54
2 replies
How Allu plays better against tier 1 teams and has 3rd best entry rating
2019-08-17 17:39
1 reply
~ 1 year and SuperJamppi is known by everyone including NA aswell
2019-08-17 17:58
#FREEJAMPPI
2019-08-17 16:55
#16
 | 
Paraguay darthkaazi
EZ4SJ
2019-08-17 17:08
#17
 | 
United States WilsonDS
Let's go C9
2019-08-17 17:22
HAVU was only good when Sergej and AleksiB were in there.
2019-08-17 17:33
1 reply
#27
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Finland Vkims
And ottond
2019-08-17 18:44
Ez win for c9
2019-08-17 17:52
#25
akez | 
Finland 0lter
jamppi god
2019-08-17 18:19
so ence didnt even bother with this? lmao
2019-08-17 19:11
3 replies
why would they play a 10k tournament when they are preparing for the major?
2019-08-17 19:43
2 replies
This is after the major but keep thinking like that LMAO
2019-08-17 20:04
1 reply
This tournament is after the major? Also ARCTIC Invitational is at the same weekend as BLAST Pro Moscow (which ence is attending), so maybe try to get at least some knowledge about this scene before trying to mock people.
2019-08-17 20:09
Välimaa's Mikko Mikko Mikko Mikko Mikko Mikko
2019-08-17 19:53
#38
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Korea MavenCSGOD
Where's ence?
2019-08-17 22:16
3 replies
Moscow
2019-08-17 22:45
money on their mind
2019-08-18 02:03
In your butt
2019-08-19 03:58
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