HAVU bench ottoNd
HAVU have officially announced the removal of AWPer Otto "ottoNd" Sihvo from the starting five. The player will be benched until July 31, the expiration date of his contract.
ottoNd's benching became the second step taken by HAVU as part of their rebuilding phase. Earlier, the Finnish organization also removed Olli "sLowi" Pitkänen from the main roster.
Sihvo has represented HAVU since early 2022. Over the past six months, he, along with his teammates, have attended mainly tier 2 online tournaments, where they did not manage to achieve any results.
In the published press release, CEO of HAVU Lasse Salminen noted that the final lineup version will be announced shortly. The club needs to decide on the starting five before August 4, when the Finns will start their campaign at the national LAN event Assembly Summer 2022.
Current HAVU lineup:
Sami "xseveN" Laasanen
Jani "Aerial" Jussila
Joona "Sm1llee" Holmström
Olli "sLowi" Pitkänen (benched)
Otto "ottoNd" Sihvo (benched)