In early December 2008 we brought
to your attention that Tino "tihOp
" Puumala was being added to AndThemSome's Finnish Counter-Strike lineup to participate on Extreme Masters matches. The organization clearly stated he was seen as a backup and temporary player only, something that has changed as of yesterday.
The team has been performing well, currently holding the second place in Group D with only one match left, something that didn't go unoticed to the organization that, in preparations for 2009, has decided to sign Tino as an official ATS.fi
player, a move that was announced yesterday on the team's official website.
Team captain Joni "Freon
" Huumo felt the team was "lacking experience". Although "Marko is a great player, a great guy and did very well", there was something missing to make it the perfect combination. He believes "Tino will add the last missing ingredient to the team" that will make them stronger for 2009.
AndThenSome.fi lineup for 2009 looks as the following:
Joni "Freon" Huumo
Ari "spin" Raimi
Atte "Vidi" Hyväkkä
Miikka "dRiim" Toroi
Tino "tihOp" Puumala