ROCCAT lose CS:GO team

October 5th, 2012 00:55

The CS:GO team known as Finnish Royalty have announced that they have cut all ties with ROCCAT.

The Finnish team were recently on show in the Nordic ESWC qualifiers, losing 2-1 to Lions in the Round of 16 in a match in which they had to play with a stand-in.

According to team manager Mikael "unef0is" Miettinen, the deal with ROCCAT was never meant to be permanent, so the players have decided to go in a different direction and try to find a new home on their own.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that longtime members Ville "CISU" Leppälä and Juha "aNGeldusT" Kurppa are no longer part of the team and will be replaced by former Anexis duo Tom "stonde" Glad and Marko "MAKKE" Mattila.

"Last spring, Roccat contacted us and they wanted us to play under Roccat tag at CPH Games 2012, the deal being only for that LAN," Miettinen told

"After that, they still wanted to support us and we are thankful for that. Big thanks to Roccat and especially to Markus Frey.

"We are looking for an organization, whom we can represent at NorthCon 2012 in Germany and DreamHack Winter 2012 in Sweden.

"If you're interested in working with us, you can contact me via e-mail at, or on Skype: unef0is."

The former ROCCAT team, who will also compete in the CyberGamer Invite League, have the following line-up:

Finland Taneli "disturbed" Veikkola
Finland Olli "kononen" Salmi
Finland Christer "nashje" Loukas
Finland Marko "MAKKE" Mattila
Finland Tom "stonde" Glad

They would be a great pick up for any organisation :)
2012-10-05 00:57
Finland milA 
gl <3
2012-10-05 00:58
and there it goes
2012-10-05 00:58
that fast?
2012-10-05 00:58
They were in the orga since CPH Games, still fast, but with Angeldust and CISU leaving, I'm guessing ROCCAT want a better team
2012-10-05 01:09
TCM aAa dignitas eSuba
2012-10-05 00:59
no aAa, news tba :)
2012-10-05 10:57
ROCCAT maybe looking for a best csgo team
2012-10-05 00:59
*better ;)
2012-10-05 02:45
the* ;)
2012-10-05 03:19
If they would be looking for THE (as you said) they would be lookin' for NiP :O so i guess BETTER fits BETTER (:D) for this one :P but probably im wrong ... (as always :|)
2012-10-05 03:31
2012-10-05 08:43
ofc you are cause NiP does not contain of Neo so therefore they are not the best
2012-10-05 09:24
you see ? D: Im always wrong :(
2012-10-05 16:16
they suck,goodbye
2012-10-05 00:59
coldzera | 
Brazil akak1 
2012-10-05 01:48
2012-10-05 02:01
2012-10-05 02:27
wasnt supposed to be permanent so i dont get what the big deal is
2012-10-05 03:15
he low :/
2012-10-05 08:02
Finland FliE 
Typical Finnish consistency.
2012-10-05 09:25
2012-10-05 10:33
Someone might state that 2 years with same team, and 3 years with same core 4 is consistency, I'm not that guy though.
2012-10-05 13:11
Azerbaijan Talley 
poor performance from them, xpected
2012-10-05 10:22
WTF? you not have brain? CS:GO not dead. he low and ROCCAT not hate this line-up
2012-10-05 10:41
well OF COURSE they drop the cs:go-team.. was expected.. After several bad finishes at lans + changing a line-up of 2 players (note: ANGELDUST AND CISU) the line-up got so much weaker
2012-10-05 10:47
u mean the lan results of 9th, 1st and 2nd during their time in roccat? :o
2012-10-05 10:52
Just want to make clear, Roccat didn't drop us.
2012-10-05 11:23
Why on earth would you leave such an good organization then ?
2012-10-05 11:38
Like I said in a statement, the deal was only for Copenhagen Games 2012 LAN. After that we were free to go, but both sides wanted to work together a bit longer.
2012-10-05 12:00
Oh ;_;
2012-12-06 08:47
cs:go dead
2012-10-05 11:14
Germany Dok1 
I hope ROCCAT gets a sick team, would love to see them as one of the topteams :)
2012-10-05 11:46
Wasnt kononen supposed to quit after CPH too?
2012-10-05 12:41
faster than I thought
2012-10-05 12:50
gl bros
2012-10-05 14:40
arent makke and stonde from Denmark?
2012-10-05 15:32
Are you sure you are polish?
2012-10-05 15:41
What do you mean? Just saw the news at sk-gaming website, where they had Danish flag, so I'm asking.
2012-10-05 15:45
Nope, they're finnish :D
2012-10-06 15:15
all finnish as im aware of
2012-10-05 16:17
i don't know them but gl
2012-10-06 03:25
ROCCAT, wanna grab a team ? i'm w8ing for ur reclamation !
2012-12-06 11:44
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