KHRN retires from CS:GO

The 31-year-old player that was a part of the first Finnish team to attend a CS:GO Major steps away from competitive play.

Jesse "⁠KHRN⁠" Grandell has decided to leave professional CS:GO behind, his organization SJ has announced on Twitter on Saturday. The veteran player competed in the game since Counter-Strike 1.6, but his biggest achievement comes from the new version of the game.

Playing alongside notable Finnish names such as Mikko "⁠xartE⁠" Välimaa and Joona "⁠natu⁠" Leppänen, he managed to qualify for ESL One Katowice 2015 with 3DMAX, becoming the first team from their country to attend a Major.

KHRN has called it quits on his CS career

Later in his career, KHRN also represented HAVU, where he played with Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen and Jere "⁠sergej⁠" Salo and managed a short stint in the top 30, as well as iGame.com. For the last two years, he has been a member of SJ, playing alongside another young Finnish talent in Elias "⁠Jamppi⁠" Olkkonen until he joined ENCE.

SJ is now down to just one player, Tony "⁠arvid⁠" Niemelä, after the veteran Finnish player revealed that he will no longer compete in the game. Over the last month, it was announced that Tuomas "⁠SADDYX⁠" Louhimaa was sold to an undisclosed team, Jemi "⁠jemi⁠" Mäkinen joined HAVU, and Topi "⁠LYNXi⁠" Kauppi's contract wasn't renewed after running out.

Finland Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
503
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
188
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
Finland Tuomas 'SADDYX' Louhimaa
Tuomas 'SADDYX' Louhimaa
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
576
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
Finland Jesse 'KHRN' Grandell
Jesse 'KHRN' Grandell
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
935
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
673
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Finland Tony 'arvid' Niemelä
Tony 'arvid' Niemelä
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
804
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
Finland Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1027
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
Finland Topi 'LYNXi' Kauppi
Topi 'LYNXi' Kauppi
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
131
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.67
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
826
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Finland Jemi 'jemi' Mäkinen
Jemi 'jemi' Mäkinen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
131
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
very sad...
2021-01-09 17:37
5 replies
Sad day for Finland
2021-01-09 18:03
2 replies
Actually Finland is the happiest country in the world
2021-01-11 09:01
1 reply
But not on a day when legend retired
2021-01-11 21:24
Why? He is 31.
2021-01-09 18:12
1 reply
good player for a team like sj tbh
2021-01-10 00:35
natu, distrubed, reflex, khrn all have quit xarte is the last 0.5kd finnish beast left
2021-01-09 17:39
7 replies
#43
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United States burzeus
u forgot stonde
2021-01-09 17:48
6 replies
#51
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Finland KaniKO
Stonde quit cs long time ago. If remember correctly he plays overwatch atleast played.
2021-01-09 17:58
2 replies
#65
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United States burzeus
he quit after disturbed and was a streamer till 2020 in cs
2021-01-09 18:13
He's a streamer nowadays. twitch.tv/stonde1337
2021-01-09 18:13
#94
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Finland Veeti777
Stonde is still a god. Ence actually should +Stonde
2021-01-09 19:38
2 replies
I dont think they should add player who played last pro match like 5 years ago, nowadays he just plays subgames with some 15 years olds on mm..
2021-01-10 02:47
#117
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United States burzeus
even disturbed , both stonde and disturbed are still good
2021-01-10 05:23
#3
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India OOFmiester
Legend
2021-01-09 17:37
#4
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Finland Cucumber))
Legend F
2021-01-09 17:37
who is this?
2021-01-09 17:37
2 replies
Jesse "KHRN" Grandell (born December 16, 1989) is a retired Finnish professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player.
2021-01-09 17:38
1 reply
#124
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Europe x1fy
name checks out
2021-01-10 12:29
Sad! Legend of the Finnish scene!
2021-01-09 17:39
#7
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India aR__
Sadge
2021-01-09 17:37
#8
 | 
Panama bakedcs
Legend
2021-01-09 17:38
who?
2021-01-09 17:38
3 replies
dude who was playing cs as an pro when you were still in diapers.
2021-01-09 18:02
2 replies
sry who?
2021-01-09 20:45
1 reply
#107
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Finland Nollegee
Your step dad probably
2021-01-09 23:12
Fair well ;_;7
2021-01-09 17:38
He already retired 8 years ago
2021-01-09 17:38
#13
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Chile cristiaan
who?
2021-01-09 17:38
#15
valde | 
Finland Juvi
sad day for finland
2021-01-09 17:38
ok
2021-01-09 17:38
sad
2021-01-09 17:38
gg legend!
2021-01-09 17:39
#20
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Portugal ItsAvenn
who?
2021-01-09 17:39
Who?
2021-01-09 17:39
NOOO KHNR MY FAVOURITE PLAYER(((
2021-01-09 17:39
#23
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
not to be disrespectful, but who?
2021-01-09 17:39
2 replies
Tier 2-3 player for 6 years, part of the first Finnish team to ever make it to a major.
2021-01-09 17:42
1 reply
#59
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
RIP finnish legend
2021-01-09 18:05
Werent he retired yet?
2021-01-09 17:40
Respect
2021-01-09 17:40
was he better in 1.6 or go? im thinking he was bot during 1.6...
2021-01-09 17:40
#27
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Brazil oldStar
Who ?!
2021-01-09 17:41
LEGEND? i am better than this guy. maybe i am legend and i didnt know. Finland CS BTW KEKW LULW /dab/
2021-01-09 17:42
7 replies
stfu arrogant dane
2021-01-09 17:45
stfu arrogant dane
2021-01-09 18:28
#101
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Sweden fawku
Stfu small dick dane
2021-01-09 20:49
1 reply
#119
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Brazil pooternd
watchout, dane adm might ban you, they banned me cuz i said all danes looks like dickhead
2021-01-10 06:08
except he played cs before u were even born
2021-01-09 23:47
stfu autist dane
2021-01-10 02:22
1 reply
+1
2021-01-10 03:23
WHO? :/
2021-01-09 17:43
veteran of the game but never a toptier pro much respect though
2021-01-09 17:43
#32
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Russia Jet1k
was he ever tier 1?
2021-01-09 17:43
4 replies
No
2021-01-09 17:44
3 replies
#35
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Russia Jet1k
then this shouldnt be news
2021-01-09 17:45
2 replies
Who are you to decide what's news and what isn't?
2021-01-09 17:47
Stfu weeb
2021-01-09 18:03
who
2021-01-09 17:44
Who
2021-01-09 17:45
Finally
2021-01-09 17:46
#42
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United States burzeus
RIP Legend
2021-01-09 17:48
who?
2021-01-09 17:48
ok
2021-01-09 17:49
#48
 | 
Hungary raffai
noooo big loss
2021-01-09 17:54
noo :((
2021-01-09 18:01
#53
 | 
Denmark Yikesslol
de
2021-01-09 18:01
Bye KHRN!
2021-01-09 18:02
Remember 2015 Katowice 3DMax, one of the first times I watched CSGO majors
2021-01-09 18:04
F
2021-01-09 18:06
he was good back in the day, probably about time to retire tho honestly and look to do something else
2021-01-09 18:07
1 reply
#67
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United States burzeus
+1
2021-01-09 18:14
F
2021-01-09 18:08
WHOOO ??????
2021-01-09 18:09
wh0 ?
2021-01-09 18:14
#69
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Russia anleet
F legend
2021-01-09 18:15
#70
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Finland Pertsa47
F
2021-01-09 18:15
who?
2021-01-09 18:15
#72
Jamppi | 
Finland 5way
F
2021-01-09 18:16
ok,but who
2021-01-09 18:18
Good Luck KHRN =)
2021-01-09 18:24
#79
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Greece Graecos
who?
2021-01-09 18:25
legend F
2021-01-09 18:25
who
2021-01-09 18:25
#83
arT | 
Europe omronTM
WHO?
2021-01-09 18:32
#84
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United States Jeebur
F
2021-01-09 18:48
BOT
2021-01-09 19:01
sad... the only good thing that xarte and allu are still around
2021-01-09 19:09
Who? lel
2021-01-09 19:17
make a team with old ence roster - allu
2021-01-09 19:17
oh no! anyway...
2021-01-09 19:19
Legend.
2021-01-09 19:26
#95
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Brunei cyLoL
Noooooo kharn why are you left us you were hope for Finland mens((
2021-01-09 19:39
ok but who is that?
2021-01-09 19:48
cya legend.
2021-01-09 20:02
who
2021-01-09 20:20
Who?
2021-01-09 20:29
#102
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Germany BIG2020
KHRN o7
2021-01-09 21:09
farewell legend!
2021-01-09 21:52
who?
2021-01-09 21:54
#105
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Brazil STKill
who?
2021-01-09 22:22
Was he still playing though? Last time i saw his name was on Igame. Edit: nvm he also played on superjimmy, he looks quite different from what i remember
2021-01-09 23:10
#108
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Finland Nollegee
Legend
2021-01-09 23:15
thanks for ur time KHRN
2021-01-10 00:20
#113
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
Good decision, his time has come, GL to whatever he does next.
2021-01-10 02:35
#115
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Finland dehU
Legend F
2021-01-10 03:21
Legend :(
2021-01-10 08:10
#121
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Other fs1992
sad
2021-01-10 09:25
+me mby?
2021-01-10 09:41
#123
 | 
Finland BlasuS
man :(
2021-01-10 11:12
People said he is a good man. Sad!
2021-01-10 12:53
1 reply
What does being a good man have to do with playing csgo? And how is it sad? Just a gamer who stuck around for too long without making a significant difference.
2021-01-10 13:19
About time :()
2021-01-10 13:18
how much salary do you think he get from team like SJ?
2021-01-10 13:30
2 replies
#129
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Brazil Anarchybr
I was about to ask the same. How much money can you make per month playing in the tier 3 scene?
2021-01-10 18:22
about 1000€
2021-01-10 22:27
Sad, but it felt like it should happen earlier #SJdominance #gemeinsam
2021-01-11 09:30
Didnt know but seems like an important finnish player F
2021-01-11 10:50
who?
2021-01-11 18:59
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