HAVU bench sLowi
HAVU have removed Olli "sLowi" Pitkänen from the team's starting five. The Finnish club announced that the player will become a free agent in August once his contract expires.
As the reason for parting ways with Pitkänen, HAVU cited the need to renew the roster. It was also noted that the team is to "face big changes" in the near future.
sLowi has represented HAVU since 2018. During this time, the Finns have mainly played at tier-2 tournaments, with their best big events achievement being third place in the first season of the Flashpoint league.
Now HAVU have more than a month to complete their rebuilding phase, as their next scheduled tournament will be the Finnish national LAN event Assembly Summer 2022, set to take place from August 4 to 7.
Current HAVU lineup:
Sami "xseveN" Laasanen
Jani "Aerial" Jussila
Otto "ottoNd" Sihvo
Joona "Sm1llee" Holmström
Olli "sLowi" Pitkänen (benched)