posted by Abelle,
5 Anchors + No Captain is a brand new Finnish squad formed one day after the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence and a throwback to an older, much-loved Finnish squad. The original Finnish Dota dream was born from @Team4ASC It's time to do it again. This time, without a captain. Let's do it #TheAnchorWay@nemphyDotA @TopsonDota @TrixiDota @okcyadota @Peksudota Our first games start tomorrow!— 5 Anchors No Captain (@Team5ANC) December 7, 2017

The team name is a reference to the old 4 Anchors + Sea Captain squad. The titular Sea Captain was none other than fi Lasse 'Matumbaman' Urpalainen, who spent some time studying to become a ship captain in Finnish military school before going full-time with Dota 2.

4A+SC never won any big LAN events but it was the place where MATUMBAMAN and fi Jesse 'JerAx' Vainikka made a name for themselves. Jerax left first, playing short stints on both Team Tinker and MVP Hot6. Both JerAx and MATUMBAMAN then joined 5Jungz together in the post-TI5 shuffle.

Three of the 5A+NC roster were former members of 4A+SC. The newcomers are fi Peetu-Elmeri 'Peksu' Väätäinen and fi Topias 'Topson' Taavitsainen, two players whose names might be a bit familiar thanks to their recent few of months playing with SFTe-sports and later eu No Rats*.

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