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 Helsinki REDS 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.

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17th August 2019
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Dust2
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Inferno
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 SJ K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Elias 'Jamppi' OlkkonenJamppi 58 - 40 +18 89.0 1.49
Finland Tuomas 'SADDYX' LouhimaaSADDYX 55 - 41 +14 85.5 1.27
Finland Tony 'arvid' Niemeläarvid 46 - 43 +3 77.8 1.09
Finland Jesse 'KHRN' GrandellKHRN 43 - 40 +3 69.5 1.08
Finland Mikko 'xartE' VälimaaxartE 39 - 38 +1 75.1 1.07
 HAVU K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' UronenZOREE 61 - 44 +17 98.0 1.39
Finland Samuli 'Twixie' HerralaTwixie 37 - 49 -12 64.4 0.84
Finland Olli 'sLowi' PitkänensLowi 35 - 49 -14 63.0 0.81
Finland Eetu 'sAw' SahasAw 37 - 51 -14 66.7 0.79
Finland Aaro 'hoody' Peltokangashoody 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 Helsinki REDS - $557

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

Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1052
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Finland Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
903
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Finland Aaro 'hoody' Peltokangas
Aaro 'hoody' Peltokangas
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
278
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Finland Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
347
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Finland Tuomas 'SADDYX' Louhimaa
Tuomas 'SADDYX' Louhimaa
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
350
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
s1mple | 
Finland shoarma 
huge
2019-08-17 16:45
W's
2019-08-17 17:51
ez
2019-08-17 16:45
#3
Boo | 
France mbl4 
#FreeJamppi
2019-08-17 16:45
#20
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United States @FyreCS 
+1
2019-08-17 17:50
overrated baiter
2019-08-17 20:13
#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
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
#7
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India Noobdian1 
Nice 😎
2019-08-17 16:46
#8
SPUNJ | 
Finland Testo$ami 
#2EZ4VälimaanMikko
2019-08-17 16:46
#FREEJAMPPI
2019-08-17 16:47
#10
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Germany MackyGee 
ez 4 xarte
2019-08-17 16:52
+1
2019-08-18 10:00
ez for Mikko "3 time Finnish champion" Välimaa
2019-08-17 16:52
#12
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United States rojuroinatan 
sj will loose evry game in arctic
2019-08-17 16:53
#15
Aleksib | 
Finland tonyi 
You misspelled Furia
2019-08-17 17:03
Furia* Jamppi will destroy 'em all.
2019-09-03 09:21
SuperJamppi #1 AWPer in Finland
2019-08-17 16:54
How Allu plays better against tier 1 teams and has 3rd best entry rating
2019-08-17 17:39
~ 1 year and SuperJamppi is known by everyone including NA aswell
2019-08-17 17:58
#FREEJAMPPI
2019-08-17 16:55
EZ4SJ
2019-08-17 17:08
#17
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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
#27
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Finland Vkims 
And ottond
2019-08-17 18:44
#22
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
Ez win for c9
2019-08-17 17:52
#25
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
jamppi god
2019-08-17 18:19
ez 4 xarte
2019-08-17 18:38
so ence didnt even bother with this? lmao
2019-08-17 19:11
why would they play a 10k tournament when they are preparing for the major?
2019-08-17 19:43
This is after the major but keep thinking like that LMAO
2019-08-17 20:04
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
Because for 2 reasons. 1. Ence was invited to blast pro series moscow (check events and dates). 2. Ence would absolutely destroy every single finnish team 16-0, so no one would bother to watch lmao
2019-08-17 21:18
Välimaa's Mikko Mikko Mikko Mikko Mikko Mikko
2019-08-17 19:53
Gz sj, first big lan event for them!
2019-08-17 21:19
#38
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Korea MavenCSGOD 
Where's ence?
2019-08-17 22:16
Moscow
2019-08-17 22:45
#40
n0thing | 
Finland no_man 
money on their mind
2019-08-18 02:03
#43
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Germany PussyEater 
In your butt
2019-08-19 03:58
#42
SS | 
Austria WaffelnSS 
deserved
2019-08-18 16:04
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