Etteplan’s Kanaliiga team in PUBG – Community is the spark for playing

Kanaliiga is a corporate e-sports league where teams from different companies compete against each other in games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League, Dota 2 and NHL. Currently, Kanaliiga has over 1500 active players from hundreds of organizations participating, including Etteplan.

The games are held as tournaments and live streamed on Twitch. As the main sponsor of Kanaliiga, Etteplan wants to support community spirit and a good work-life balance.

“Our employees engage in a wide range of leisure activities together. For Etteplan this partnership is a natural way to support the activities of this community that is important for our employees,” says Esa Mäkelä, Head of Cloud and Applications, Etteplan.

Team Etteplan: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Etteplan has actually two teams in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). The Team showcased here consists of four players: Lauri Rasi, Tuomas Kunnamo, Teemu Sinkkonen and Tapio Uotila. The team’s philosophy is to play in a straightforward fashion without any gimmicks or stunts.

“We play with a low risk level: clear and short movements on the map. Of course, adaptability to the game’s events, evolution and opponent’s movements is important,” explains Tuomas Kunnamo.

“Our strength is in shooting and hitting the opponents with accuracy more than strategic gameplay,” agrees Lauri Rasi.


Meet the players:

Lauri, Tuomas and Teemu

Tuomas “punpu” Kunnamo

Team role: Captain of the team and in-game leader who thinks of the bigger picture.

Etteplan role: Senior Software Designer

E-sports experience: Played since primary school. Started with Nintendo and the legendary Doom. Counter Strike was the first FPS game. Omnivorous when it comes to gaming: multiple FPS games and WOW. Played Team Fortress 2 and Overwatch in teams like Dignitas and in different international clans. Natural selection games refined FPS skills. Plays Apex Legends, PUGB and CS in Kanaliiga.

“Kanaliiga made it possible to continue with competitive gaming after my gaming career and alongside work. You really get to know the gamers from different companies in Kanaliiga. The community is the mainstay of the league.”

Lauri “mafu” Rasi

Team role: Reliable shooter and playmaker who likes to flank and does unexpected moves to surprise the opponent.

Etteplan role: Senior Software Developer

E-sports experience: Played with Tuomas since childhood. Played almost all of the popular FPS games such as Half-life, Team Fortress and Overwatch. Experience from nationals and teams like Dignitas and Ninjas in Pyjamas.

“Kanaliiga allows me to stay in competitive gaming without the large amounts of training I used to do. The community spirit is really the spark for playing.”

Teemu “Stoutti” Sinkkonen

Team Role: Jack-of-all-trades who gives solid advice and makes tough calls. Very experienced player who has in-depth knowledge of the game's maps and tactics.

Etteplan role: Team Manager, Senior Software Developer

E-sports experience: Playing experience spans 30 years, since Commodore 64. Started playing FPS games more seriously at the beginning of the century in international clans in games like Tribes 2, Counter Strike and World of Warcraft. In 2016, started playing PUBG. Experience with PUBG entails 2200 hours of in-game time in four years. Started competitive gaming with Kanaliiga. Part of the Kanaliiga organization and jury.

“I’ve been able to meet like-minded people through Kanaliiga, which isn’t a given when you're older. The possibilities for networking are great, internally and externally. I’ve gotten to know new people from Etteplan and other companies. Even colleagues from other countries have joined our teams in Kanaliiga.”


What’s coming up in Kanaliiga?

You can watch Etteplan teams compete in the official Kanaliiga stream: The live stream of the games always starts at 20:00.

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