HAVU announce ottoNd benching

The Finn's second stint with the squad has come to an end.

HAVU have moved Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo to the inactive roster, the Finnish organization announced on Twitter. The 24-year-old AWPer will remain on the bench until the expiration of his contract on July 31, when he will become a free agent.

This is the latest of several changes that HAVU have enacted in recent months following a rough first half of the year for the Finnish squad. The restructuring began in May as Taneli "⁠disturbed⁠" Veikkola stepped down from the coaching position, and long-standing member Olli "⁠sLowi⁠" Pitkänen was benched in late June.

ottoNd joins sLowi on the bench of HAVU

ottoNd originally crossed paths with the organization in 2017, spending more than a year with the squad before joining Valiance in November 2018. He returned in January of 2022 as the team looked to fill the vacant AWPer spot left by Lasse "⁠ZOREE⁠" Uronen.

The Finnish sniper accumulated a 1.14 rating during the last six months while competing in various online events and qualifiers. Unfortunately for the squad, they could not take any silverware home this year, with their highest placement coming from Elisa Open Finland Season 1, where they finished in second place behind KOVA.

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"We would like to thank ottoNd for his time in HAVU. Unfortunately, the pieces just didn't fit together this time and we are rebuilding the core of the team. The final lineup will be announced in the coming weeks," explained Lasse Salminen, CEO of HAVU.

HAVU are now only:

Finland Sami "⁠xseveN⁠" Laasanen
Finland Jani "⁠Aerial⁠" Jussila
Finland Joona "⁠Sm1llee⁠" Holmström

Finland Olli "⁠sLowi⁠" Pitkänen (benched)
Finland Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo (benched)

Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1275
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1661
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
Finland Joona 'Sm1llee' Holmström
Joona 'Sm1llee' Holmström
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
170
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Finland Taneli 'disturbed' Veikkola
Taneli 'disturbed' Veikkola
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
250
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Finland Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1121
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Finland Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
943
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Nice
2022-07-01 18:23
8 replies
#54
 | 
Romania ali_nah
I feel like havu didn t play a game in a year and they removed their best players and saw is gone forever. All Good
2022-07-01 18:38
7 replies
#87
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Europe Putin69
They played a total of 18 matches this year mens))
2022-07-01 19:12
Ottond is not that good.
2022-07-01 20:12
4 replies
well in the finnish scale of things he is pretty damn good tbh
2022-07-01 21:10
3 replies
myltsi >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2022-07-01 22:03
1 reply
#129
 | 
Finland sceppo
+1
2022-07-01 23:10
#143
 | 
Netherlands arTvamp
+1
2022-07-02 01:45
#146
 | 
United States burzeus
they can get saggerton maybe
2022-07-02 05:37
bye bye
2022-07-01 18:23
2 replies
+Hallzerk is happening imo
2022-07-01 19:28
1 reply
#163
 | 
Finland ThaMuse
Why? They’re a full Finnish lineup
2022-07-02 13:07
#3
 | 
Czech Republic Starold
Nice
2022-07-01 18:23
mistake
2022-07-01 18:23
6 replies
personal issues so i dont think it can be a mistake:d
2022-07-01 18:26
5 replies
Any info about what or with whom?
2022-07-01 19:06
3 replies
no
2022-07-01 19:08
personal motivation
2022-07-01 21:19
1 reply
he just tweeted that he is interested to join another team so i dont think its about motivation more like personal issues with other players
2022-07-02 12:10
yea if that is the case.
2022-07-01 19:31
hmmmmmmmmmmm
2022-07-01 18:23
#6
hades | 
Poland Stinar
Finally...
2022-07-01 18:23
#7
 | 
Egypt BomberMan_
now bring sergej or team will be nothing again
2022-07-01 18:23
5 replies
Sergej is contracted with SC Bern (organisation behind gorillaz) till the end of this year
2022-07-01 19:27
4 replies
ok that was unexpected a swiss ice hockey team were supporting that squad.
2022-07-01 19:37
2 replies
literally was confirmed that there is swiss ice hockey team backing them
2022-07-01 19:56
1 reply
I guess I forgot then or I wasnt there to see/read the hltv article. I mean the team didnt do anything that great they were like top 50 for a majority of their time.
2022-07-01 21:56
#103
 | 
Europe Nictake
Just buy him from that pile of shait. Only 6months left in a contract for a player that sits on a bench, they prob wont ask too much
2022-07-01 19:44
forgot this thing existed
2022-07-01 18:24
wtf?
2022-07-01 18:24
LOL
2022-07-01 18:24
#11
 | 
Russia Vedoth
LMAO what
2022-07-01 18:24
1 reply
personal issues with other players
2022-07-01 18:28
+doto +zehn confirmed
2022-07-01 18:25
4 replies
#64
 | 
Finland Stonkamies
Also -sm1llee +Spargo
2022-07-01 18:49
3 replies
hope not, rather have -xseven or aerial than smillee. smillee is the only young player in this team and hes already havus top 2 player in all their qualifiers they played with this roster
2022-07-01 21:20
1 reply
He has double chin though
2022-07-01 23:36
yep heard that also
2022-07-01 23:31
#13
 | 
Finland FneXie
+doto +zehn
2022-07-01 18:25
Dead team
2022-07-01 18:25
#15
 | 
Finland xBleu
+allu +sergej +AleksiB when???
2022-07-01 18:25
8 replies
never
2022-07-01 18:26
Tomorrow, check hltv
2022-07-01 18:58
+Jamppi +sergej +AleksiB you mean?
2022-07-01 19:00
4 replies
#79
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Finland d0udy3160
-aleksib +allu he is the best finnish IGL right now
2022-07-01 19:06
3 replies
Allu would just ruin everything again
2022-07-01 23:22
2 replies
#133
 | 
Finland d0udy3160
someone didn't understand my joke
2022-07-01 23:25
1 reply
It would have been better if you had said +sunny rather than +allu
2022-07-01 23:26
i see what you did there
2022-07-03 03:24
+sunNy +sergej?
2022-07-01 18:25
5 replies
zehn and doto
2022-07-01 18:26
4 replies
Got it
2022-07-01 19:03
#164
 | 
Finland ThaMuse
Who’s the awper then?
2022-07-02 13:09
2 replies
Spargo -smillee is happening too
2022-07-02 13:11
1 reply
#171
 | 
Finland ThaMuse
gotcha
2022-07-07 16:20
#17
 | 
Brazil Ricardogwz
What's happening in the finnish cs scene?
2022-07-01 18:25
4 replies
nothing good:D
2022-07-01 18:27
no team lasts over a year, except for kova maybe but i dont think they will win with that roster
2022-07-01 18:29
1 reply
#76
 | 
Brazil Ricardogwz
Sadge,i would like to see more of the finnish,because you guys have such good talents like sunny sergej aerial xseven ottond , only aleksib and kova are "in action",but these other players are like "Missing in combat"
2022-07-01 19:03
#153
 | 
Finland 5way
nothing worth to talk about
2022-07-02 12:04
GODtoNd to NaVi confirmed
2022-07-01 18:26
why why what what why?
2022-07-01 18:26
5 replies
personal issues with other players
2022-07-01 18:27
4 replies
#81
 | 
Finland JammuCSGO
source?
2022-07-01 19:07
3 replies
its in your head bro. he was best player for them now havu says "pieces did not fit" so what else could it mean? also the guy who told these moves will happen like 3 weeks ago said that ottond will be benched because of personal issues
2022-07-01 19:09
2 replies
#113
 | 
Finland Nollegee
So he wasnt baiting me :D
2022-07-01 20:33
1 reply
Yeah he wasnot. But i see random comment in hltv saying havu will bench otto, obv i think its bait. Who the fuck who has real connections go to hltv comments:D
2022-07-01 20:37
No one cars
2022-07-01 18:26
allu is back? Pog
2022-07-01 18:26
1 reply
no:D
2022-07-01 18:27
i forgot this team existed
2022-07-01 18:26
-Sm1llee +sergej +allu +sunny top 30 coming
2022-07-01 18:27
2 replies
no no and no
2022-07-01 18:27
what if no
2022-07-01 18:28
#29
jks | 
Finland togsic
smille the problem
2022-07-01 18:27
1 reply
tactic is the problem thats why taneli and olli got benched
2022-07-01 18:28
#30
Snax | 
Finland BMurr
+doto + sergej
2022-07-01 18:27
#35
 | 
Serbia eliiiiii_
their best player? I still remember his performance against top teams in Berlin during the major, he was playing a supportive AWP role as the 4th "star" behind huNter, EspiranTo and nexa and had so much impact nonetheless hope he bounces back, deserves a chance at tier 1 more than shitters like poizon
2022-07-01 18:29
7 replies
personal issues with other players, not related to in game skills
2022-07-01 18:29
4 replies
#43
 | 
Serbia eliiiiii_
I know but he lost a good opportunity here to at least sometimes reach a tier 1 event
2022-07-01 18:30
3 replies
why did you put "their best player?" then
2022-07-01 18:31
2 replies
#48
 | 
Serbia eliiiiii_
because he was, it's a loss for both parties regardless of their conflict where else are they gonna find a Finnish AWP of this caliber
2022-07-01 18:33
1 reply
yeah i know but its unrelated that he was bother best player:DDD
2022-07-01 18:34
his last faceit game was 13th of march, he lost motivation
2022-07-01 18:30
1 reply
#44
 | 
Serbia eliiiiii_
sad (((
2022-07-01 18:31
#41
 | 
Finland valdecsgo
+Twista, +sergej +?
2022-07-01 18:30
5 replies
doto and zehn no Sergej
2022-07-01 18:31
4 replies
I don't doubt it but where is that rumor coming from? I haven't seen any credible people saying that.
2022-07-01 18:37
3 replies
twitter.com/sankricsgo/status/1542133744.. Also they have been spotted praccing together many times
2022-07-01 18:46
2 replies
Oh ok, thanks Excited for Twista to coach a team that could actually qualify to real events
2022-07-01 18:52
1 reply
#110
 | 
Europe Nictake
Not a major tho:D And why bench smillee?
2022-07-01 20:13
this team still exists? lol
2022-07-01 18:33
1 reply
Barely
2022-07-01 18:37
I really want to see a decent fin roster from Havu
2022-07-01 18:38
2 replies
I want to see a decent finnish roster. Don't care from whom, just want a good finnish roster :(
2022-07-01 23:25
1 reply
Same man ((
2022-07-01 23:37
+Jimppa +Jamppi = top 30
2022-07-01 18:40
4 replies
There was a rumor about Jammpi coming back to cs. Is that still a thing or just a classic fin cope?
2022-07-01 18:43
3 replies
Yeah it is, but not in sunmer he will come back after he quits valorant and no ones knows when that happen
2022-07-01 18:47
#104
 | 
Finland Mat0n1
Jamppi said in his stream that he will 100% return to cs at some point
2022-07-01 19:46
1 reply
I think he said the theoretical earliest being october
2022-07-12 14:40
xd
2022-07-01 18:42
sergej and jimpphat twista dose calling and strats
2022-07-01 18:44
3 replies
Does not jimpphat still have major ban for a while?
2022-07-02 08:29
2 replies
#154
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Finland 5way
iirc his ban is lifted in january of 2023
2022-07-02 12:09
Next year its over and havu are not going to a major in 2022
2022-07-03 01:27
am i the only one who didnt even know he was in the roster? i thought he quitted the game after contact lol
2022-07-01 18:45
1 reply
I mean probably not because he was there for 5 months but they only played 34 HLTV maps during that time lmao
2022-07-01 19:59
#61
 | 
Finland AliSabid
Leaks ruined this surprise :( feels bad
2022-07-01 18:47
+allu +sergej
2022-07-01 18:49
1 reply
no
2022-07-01 18:51
+doto, Zehn and Jamppi ez top 15 POG
2022-07-01 18:49
2 replies
-jamppi +spargo
2022-07-01 18:51
1 reply
yeah i know
2022-07-01 18:52
tier-ö team who cars
2022-07-01 18:50
-Sm1lle +Sergej +Jamppi +Slowi
2022-07-01 19:00
3 replies
bro slow just got benched sergej dont play cs and jamppi is on valorant
2022-07-01 19:03
2 replies
Slowi good igl, sergej good player, jammpi back soon in cs
2022-07-01 19:10
1 reply
slow is not good igl thats why he got benched
2022-07-01 19:17
Unlucky but maybe it’s needed. The changes to the tactical side certainly are, maybe they will get better now
2022-07-01 19:04
we havent seen them play in months who car
2022-07-01 19:07
-broky +ottoNd blessrng
2022-07-01 19:12
*Aerial *xseveN *doto *zehN *Spargo *Twista (C) wOw, it looks promising.
2022-07-01 19:15
+ Doto +ZehN +Allu pls
2022-07-01 19:25
4 replies
allu? you kidding right:D
2022-07-01 19:27
2 replies
I love this guy, that's all:)
2022-07-01 19:28
1 reply
yeah but he can't play with aerial anymore tho
2022-07-01 19:30
<3
2022-07-01 22:08
rip botto
2022-07-01 19:28
Dream HAVU team: Aerial xseveN sergej zehN ottoNd
2022-07-01 19:29
legit forgot havu exists
2022-07-01 19:33
Who fooking cares
2022-07-01 19:36
2 replies
ottoNd > astralis in berlin major but you doesnt remember because newfag
2022-07-01 19:58
1 reply
+1
2022-07-01 21:45
#108
 | 
Sweden Lackstrom
+Allu
2022-07-01 20:02
1 reply
lol
2022-07-01 20:17
#112
 | 
France Diodele
sad :/
2022-07-01 20:30
#118
 | 
Finland FlNLAND
MITÄ VITTUA finnish roster moves worst world
2022-07-01 21:23
1 reply
personal issues with other players
2022-07-02 12:12
you can forgot sergej. havent been playing CS for a while. lost case.
2022-07-01 21:32
For anyone wondering the new line-up is gonna be Aerial, xseveN and +zehN +doto +Spargo Also apparently Twista is leaving temp and joining this line-up.
2022-07-01 21:40
finnish cs lmao
2022-07-01 22:25
1 reply
NA cs lmao
2022-07-01 23:27
two best players benched
2022-07-01 22:35
2 replies
literally lol
2022-07-01 23:12
slowi was very bad igl and ottond have issues with other players thats why they benched ottond
2022-07-02 12:12
#127
 | 
Turkey nghtmr_71
How the f* Aerial 29 yo ? What u eating in Finland ? He looks like 19
2022-07-01 22:49
1 reply
We spend half of a year in freezer, so we age well.
2022-07-02 08:35
+ stonde1337, ez major
2022-07-01 22:53
LMAO IMAGINE BENCHING YOUR BEST PLAYER TO ADD 30 YEAR OLD ZEHN
2022-07-01 23:11
1 reply
zehn goat OttoNd overrated bot now +sergej +joelz/juho +sunny
2022-07-02 00:04
Did he play at least one match?
2022-07-02 00:03
1 reply
A grand total of 18 HLTV matches in 5 months
2022-07-02 00:10
idk he was looking not bad in game gl
2022-07-02 02:26
OTTOND TO ENCE???
2022-07-02 04:59
Beggining of 2021 they were top 30 or 20 now they are irrelevant
2022-07-02 08:39
xSeven and aerial become pretty washed up too, I don’t believe in HAVU even with roster changes. Who is igl, who will awp? myltsi would have been better to add
2022-07-02 09:11
4 replies
spargo will awp doto will be igl
2022-07-02 12:13
3 replies
-xseven/aerial and add suNny maybe. doto is good player as igl not sure
2022-07-02 12:15
2 replies
sunny is not good igl either. and sunny does have a team so not gonna happen
2022-07-02 12:15
1 reply
yeah I think HAVU have it tough here, hope doto can get some results, was unlucky to be kicked from ence imo
2022-07-02 12:29
Good, Otto useless player, just retire please
2022-07-02 10:20
People here in comments clearly have no clue about HAVU. HAVU is the type of team that should be fighting for HLTV TOP30 spot and making deep runs in Closed Qualifiers etc for big events. Of course they are gonna make massive changes when their barely TOP30 In Finland. They pay big money for the players, grinding some Elisa Open cups isn't gonna keep the Org's balance positive. They need to get back to TOP30 or their gonna disband.
2022-07-02 10:37
#156
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Singapore 2200DPI
HAVU never being T1 because keep kicking players
2022-07-02 12:11
2 replies
what? Kicking bad igl and jemi is a good move:D not related to them being t1 team
2022-07-02 13:12
#167
 | 
Finland saunamdma
the issue is lack of good finnish players, and most of them have motivation and personal issues
2022-07-02 14:55
#168
 | 
India SKS_1337
xseven and ariel too long in tthe tooth. get a toothpick
2022-07-02 15:16
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