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disturbed announces retirement

Taneli "disturbed" Veikkola has stepped down from ENCORE's team, the player has announced via Twitter.

The news comes as a huge blow to the Finnish team, who were starting to pick up the pieces after watching Joona "natu" Leppänenretire from gaming last month due to the packed schedule that comes with playing Counter-Strike competitively.

Taneli "disturbed" Veikkola cites time constraints as the reason to leave ENCORE as he wishes to focus on his job, which would be at risk if he continued to practice and attend LAN events on a regular basis.

 

disturbed steps down from ENCORE's lineup (photo hltv.org)

 

This means that ENCORE are now simultaneously looking for a new fifth player and an organisation to represent, after 3DMAX closed their doors at the start of the month.

The Finnish team, who are currently competing in ESEA's Premier division and in Acer Predator Masters, currently field the following lineup:

 

 Jesse "KHRN" Grandell
 Tom "stonde" Glad
 Mikko "xartE" Välimaa
 Niko "naSu" Kovanen 

 

Source: HLTV.org