HAVU has finalized their roster going into the new season with the signing of Otto "ottoNd" Sihvo and Joona "Sm1llee" Holmström. The two Finns will be the last pieces to the lineup after Jemi "jemi" Mäkinen and Lasse "ZOREE" Uronen’s recent departures.
With the transfer, ottoNd is set to initiate his second spell at HAVU, as he represented the Finnish organization in a one-year period from 2017-2018. The 24-year-old AWPer later on transferred to international lineups as CR4ZY and c0ntact Gaming.
- I'm glad to announce ottoNd and Sm1llee have signed with us for next season! After parting ways with ZOREE and Jemi we needed dedicated AWPer and a rifler. Otto "ottoNd" Sihvo was an obvious pick for us as he brings experience and very needed controlling AWP-play to our team. Otto even played for us in 2018 before moving on to international fields.
- For the last spot we have Joona "Sm1llee" Holmström. He's an up and coming 19 year old talent who has raised interest in the Finnish scene, putting up good numbers on the board during his time with hREDS. Joona is a perfect fit for us role-wise and has an incredible aim and communication to work with, Taneli "disturbed" Veikkola, Head Coach of HAVU said.
HAVU roster | 2022
Sami "xseveN" Laasanen
Jani "Aerial" Jussila
Olli "sLowi" Pitkänen
Otto "ottoNd" Sihvo
Joona "Sm1llee" Holmström