Crack Clan change two

Crack Clan have confirmed they have undergone two roster changes to their Counter-Strike division.

The Finnish team were last seen on show at the IOL Final 4 event, where they crashed out at the semi-final stage following a 2-0 defeat at the hands of H2k-gaming.

Crack Clan have now confirmed that both Matti "SPIKEONE" Jarvinen and Miikka "dRiim" Toroi have been released from the team, being replaced by Excello pair Samu "plastE" Aalto and Max "ruuit" Aspe.

Contacted by, Niko "naSu" Kovanen cites the lack of quality material in Finland, and the fact the two new players are no strangers to the team, as the reasons Crack had to look at Excello for reinforcements.

"Obviously we had troubles making our way past groupstages in the last few tournaments, of course it was not their fault but things just did not click and we thought we needed a change," he told

"There are not so many players on the market and all of us have played with these players in the past with good results."

Crack Clan, who have qualified for this year's World Cyber Games, are currently competing in the Finnish Extreme Masters qualifier, for which they will take on Elukkaveljekset tonight. Kovanen added that his side will look to attend an Extreme Masters Global Challenge in the future.

The Finnish team have now:

Finland Joona "natu" Leppanen
Finland Niko "naSu" Kovanen
Finland Tino "tihOp" Puumala
Finland Samu "plastE" Aalto
Finland Max "ruuit" Aspe

inb4 "they'll last 2 weeks" flame good luck guys
2009-09-08 20:44
YES, Strong lineup now!
2009-09-08 20:46
gl guys =DS
2009-09-08 20:47
Great lineup. Let's hope they'll pracc a lot and get some good results.
2009-09-08 20:50
Good luck. Looking good this lineup, finally.
2009-09-08 20:50
excello (VIDI, contE, SPIKEONE, dRiim and jigetus) ?
2009-09-08 20:52
They couldnt be weaker :) nah jk, GL guys!
2009-09-08 20:52
contE :(
2009-09-08 20:53
great lineup
2009-09-08 20:54
2009-09-08 20:56
Nice....Strong team now ....GL
2009-09-08 20:58
will last a month then gg again...
2009-09-08 21:02
SPIKEONE somehow always gets kicked out of a new and good team:/ and driim not quality material?...hmm.
2009-09-08 21:03
excello will pick up spikeone and driim i think
2009-09-08 21:04
That's one solid lineup, on paper that is. Hope they can put some points on the scoreboard.
2009-09-08 21:06
Good lineup, hope they last longer than 2weeks :)
2009-09-08 21:08
Soon they will kick natu and add Conte....maybe event Lurpis will have a shot later on:)!
2009-09-08 21:09
2 replies
yeah back 2 square one :D hope not..
2009-09-08 21:18
69n-28e forever :D
2009-09-08 23:04
2009-09-08 21:12
finally some changes! I thought they will never find out that they need some after losing some many tournaments... now they got stronger lineup, for sure best in finland, but gonna see if enought for european scene
2009-09-08 21:20
Sweden Vilseledd
3 weeks
2009-09-08 21:31
2 replies
4 weeks
2009-09-09 15:37
1 reply
5 weeks
2009-09-10 20:03
nice!!! good luck :D
2009-09-08 21:32
randoms :P
2009-09-08 21:35
Wery nice
2009-09-08 21:40
would still love natu out and lurppiss back in. The team needs a in-game-leader.
2009-09-08 21:56
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natu is an ingameleader.
2009-09-08 22:20
Germany M1n1M3
finish style ^^ but good team gl
2009-09-08 22:07
Needs more jigetus imo.
2009-09-08 22:17
very good line-up
2009-09-08 22:24
Good individual players, but I hope CC and natu can get plastE and ruuit first of all motivated, and to get them to play as a team!
2009-09-08 22:24
gl ruuit & plastE
2009-09-08 22:32
my dream lineup!
2009-09-08 22:48
United States lurppis
2009-09-08 22:52
3 replies
hope to see you back too.
2009-09-09 11:03
2 replies
u know he is playing ,but only for EG.....
2009-09-09 14:56
1 reply
I ment back in this lineup.
2009-09-10 09:48
ok, now they go to WCG finals, they fall at group stage or 1st round of brackets, and the team is over. the end, gl hf
2009-09-08 23:00
very nice, great lineup now !!!
2009-09-08 23:06
excello and crackclan trade players about every 5 months... hopefully this lineup will do some damage
2009-09-08 23:11
plastE is a monster gl!
2009-09-08 23:24
2009-09-08 23:46
good lineup, sounds strong... lets see if it "clicks" rigth this time then. I sincerly wish them good luck, and no lineup changes ;p
2009-09-09 00:30
one month gaming and again changes.
2009-09-09 01:05
nice good luck boys.
2009-09-09 02:06
best players in finland , GL ruuit suck spikeone :D
2009-09-09 02:52
I thought SPIKEONE was the best player in CC. Anyways, plastE and ruuit are top5 in Finland :D
2009-09-09 03:42
RUUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK YEAH
2009-09-09 04:23
2009-09-09 05:14
they are back. now its a strong line up
2009-09-09 06:49
GL guys
2009-09-09 07:27
2009-09-09 07:30
old skool gL guys :)
2009-09-09 07:36
GJ !!!!!!! CC GO !
2009-09-09 07:52
This line-up seems very nice to me :) can't wait to see them playing again.
2009-09-09 08:34
pretty oldschool lineup, still don't believe they can do major dmg in major turnaments.
2009-09-09 09:10
That has to be close to the best finnish lineup
2009-09-09 09:45
4 weeks
2009-09-09 10:25
IMO the lineup seems fine, although jigetus would be a superb addition =P
2009-09-09 10:45
2 replies
I agree, this lineup will not last if they get gayed in their next event, like it has never lasted. Jige has done well and could evolve to be a toightass pro if given the chance
2009-09-09 12:49
1 reply
He's a tightass pro :D his aim is on the same level as with the "pros", maybe even better. He had a chance in astralis and he player very well imo, sad that they didn't take him to cc :/
2009-09-10 14:52
loved dRiim. GL will see how it goes with new linup
2009-09-09 10:52
2 replies
dRiim is wanking himself to sleep from that, youre apparently the only guy who doesnt hate the kid :D
2009-09-09 12:51
1 reply
why would someone _hate_ him...? Hating him without even knowing him is simply stupid, maybe dislike would be a better word :)
2009-09-10 14:47
over and over and over again.. :) same story
2009-09-09 11:18
dont keep spikeone?? :(
2009-09-09 11:58
damn, it happened again! it's not really surprising, but still sad >_< anyway, gl and naSu <3
2009-09-09 13:19
wow good news.roccat returns,gl.
2009-09-09 13:47
contE ??? :( dream team: ruuit plastE contE tihOp +1 :D
2009-09-09 14:47
2 replies
2009-09-09 15:01
2009-09-09 19:32
contE for natu and it's okay :D
2009-09-09 16:15
jigetus ----> EGC
2009-09-09 19:33
In now time, this's strongest lineup in Finland :D
2009-09-10 04:40
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