naSu joins PENTA as coach

PENTA Sports have announced that Niko "naSu" Kovanen has been installed as the team's coach.

The 26-year-old has been working with the team for several weeks now, helping them to win the ESEA Season 24's MDL Global Finals and to secure a spot at the European Minor via the closed qualifier following wins over Epsilon, fnatic Academy and BIG.

In a statement, PENTA explain that Niko "naSu" Kovanen will provide "analysis, team building measures and ingame consultation for the squad", using all the experience he gleaned throughout his playing career, in which he represented some of the most successful Finnish sides, including 69°N-28°E, ROCCAT, WinFakt and ENCE.

naSu takes up coaching role in PENTA

naSu will be reuniting with Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, who was a teammate of his in ENCE during the second half of 2016.

“I’m extremely happy and thankful to be given the opportunity to work with such a talented group of players and a great organization such as PENTA," naSu said in a statement.

"I’ve been working with the players for roughly two weeks now, and I’m positively surprised and sure we will achieve great results in the future."

PENTA, who are currently ranked 20th in the world, will be attending the GeForce Cup this weekend, with their first match pitting them against Robin "robiin" Sjögren's Gatekeepers. The team will attend the event with:

Germany Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend
Finland Miikka "suNny" Kemppi
Estonia Kevin "HS" Tarn
Poland Paweł "innocent" Mocek
Finland Jesse "zehN" Linjala

Finland Niko "naSu" Kovanen (coach)

Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
737
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
662
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1454
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Finland Niko 'naSu' Kovanen
Niko 'naSu' Kovanen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
220
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
886
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.18
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1213
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1046
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Perkele
2017-05-26 20:09
#20
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Russia AyvaN 
Winland
2017-05-26 20:13
#66
contE | 
Argentina rdg138 
+99999999999999999999999
2017-05-26 21:29
#72
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Russia sNQ- 
more winland pls
2017-05-26 22:35
wtf Penta suomi team soon +allu +sunny
2017-05-26 23:18
#91
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Russia AyvaN 
sunNy first player who in penta roster dude...
2017-05-27 07:13
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2017-05-27 12:30
#80
PRO | 
Portugal migboss 
Who else thought was natu WTFFFFF
2017-05-26 23:44
#82
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United States kdog 
i thought it was a typo lol
2017-05-27 00:05
#3
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Greenland freqgod 
n1
2017-05-26 20:09
#6
allu | 
Finland broxi 
nice
2017-05-26 20:09
#7
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Finland Jonzu95 
unexpected
2017-05-26 20:09
PERKELEEE
2017-05-26 20:09
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2017-05-26 20:09
#10
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Sweden dr9ken 
this was kinda expected tho.
2017-05-26 20:09
n1
2017-05-26 20:09
penta slowly becoming ence v2
2017-05-26 20:09
#18
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Australia Australis 
Do you mean PENCE?
2017-05-26 20:10
#64
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Portugal dracø 
You are missing the mandatory capital letter in there. ez 4 peNce
2017-05-26 21:19
Penta full finnish soon
2017-05-26 20:09
26 yo - coach RIP
2017-05-26 20:09
Nothing wrong with that....
2017-05-26 20:22
that basically means he is retired from playing csgo professionally and there's no way back.
2017-05-26 20:51
#57
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Still don't see your point? Coaches still make good money and he likely enjoys it.
2017-05-26 20:54
buy glasses m8
2017-05-26 20:54
#59
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Explain yourself better and actually try to make a valid point. How's that?
2017-05-26 20:55
Penta should have a finnish flag now right?
2017-05-26 20:09
no
2017-05-26 20:15
#24
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Netherlands RichRamp 
No cuz coach dont count
2017-05-26 20:17
#33
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African Union hdlmb 
Faze had swedish flag on ESL streams for ages because of Robban.
2017-05-26 20:26
#34
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Netherlands RichRamp 
Thats ESL though
2017-05-26 20:27
#37
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African Union hdlmb 
just sayin
2017-05-26 20:28
#38
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Netherlands RichRamp 
Al right
2017-05-26 20:29
#77
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Europe BanMeIfYouCan 
Its because they take the flag from the scheduler of the Team at esea. Thats why penta had the german Flags in esl Events
2017-05-26 23:34
#86
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African Union hdlmb 
I didn't ask anything.
2017-05-27 01:24
#16
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Turkey futurebuq 
penta tier 1
2017-05-26 20:09
#17
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Sweden godname 
wtf lul
2017-05-26 20:09
#19
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Portugal ImPedo669 
bad...this is bad. soon they will remove krystal then hs and last innocent and become full perkele team
2017-05-26 20:10
#39
Aleksib | 
Finland Slyp3 
They would probably kick hs last because he is almost finnish you know))
2017-05-26 20:29
they've been getting good results with this team. no reason to switch players now
2017-05-26 21:06
#71
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
thanks for going along with it
2017-05-26 22:03
interesting
2017-05-26 20:13
#23
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China wordEXE 
expected vittu
2017-05-26 20:17
#25
HUNDEN | 
China ene1nz 
kick krystal ffs
2017-05-26 20:18
Rip penta
2017-05-26 20:18
penta 2 major
2017-05-26 20:19
ez for natu
2017-05-26 20:21
nassu
2017-05-26 20:22
EleGiggle NASULLE EleGiggle
2017-05-26 20:24
#32
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African Union hdlmb 
ez for finland
2017-05-26 20:25
#35
cromen | 
Denmark ilnert 
Thought it was natu
2017-05-26 20:27
#36
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Finland M0nzaa 
errr sure ok? :()
2017-05-26 20:27
wait, what?
2017-05-26 20:29
Lmao
2017-05-26 20:31
#42
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Finland ginbay 
Soon Penta will change org back to ence lmao gl tho!
2017-05-26 20:33
finnish cs>swedish cs 4Head
2017-05-26 20:37
#44
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Peru 2loro2 
-Krystal -innocent -HS (Unless he knows Finish) Some Estonians do +allu +juho +Joelz/HS
2017-05-26 20:39
#45
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Finland neksu 
ez 4 penta
2017-05-26 20:40
#46
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Brazil romp  
now Penta is filand team
2017-05-26 20:40
W0000t?? unexpected for sure :O
2017-05-26 20:41
#48
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France StickyRice 
Finish connection.
2017-05-26 20:41
#49
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Finland coswell 
Best finnish team! Go Winland.
2017-05-26 20:42
#55
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Germany ssaH 
nt xD
2017-05-26 20:51
-kRYSTAL +xarte
2017-05-26 20:42
#51
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Finland Hunajaperse 
gl.
2017-05-26 20:42
so nasu has penta as his kaljakoppa-sponsor now?
2017-05-26 20:46
#53
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Finland whitexd 
Gl naSu! #winland
2017-05-26 20:49
#ONEMOREYEAR
2017-05-26 20:53
gl ma boi
2017-05-26 20:56
#62
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Finland whitexd 
GL young Kovanen :P
2017-05-26 21:10
#63
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Poland ramones1 
gl
2017-05-26 21:17
Get Allu and Penta is Tier 2
2017-05-26 21:24
Penta is already Tier 2, they are Top 20 in Hltv Ranking.. What do you want more?
2017-05-26 21:31
top 1
2017-05-26 21:49
#101
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Iceland fatboislim 
tier 3 at best.
2017-05-27 14:35
#68
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Germany turtoX 
Penta will make it to the Major. Probably they will get quarter-finalist. ive got good feelin in this teamyo
2017-05-26 21:47
winland + bestonia
2017-05-26 21:48
gl nasu!
2017-05-26 23:14
I wonder if the coach roll was made so retired trash players could still stay in the "game". Mark my words, Get_trash joining fnatic academy as coach
2017-05-26 23:24
#76
fnx | 
Norway Trypticon 
" currently ranked 20th in the world" xixixixxaxaxax :D
2017-05-26 23:24
#78
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Singapore Nephalith 
naSu is still so young :/ lurppis naSu contE ruuit plastE the most legendary Finnish line up ever
2017-05-26 23:39
#97
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Tunisia wotup_newfag 
god damn right
2017-05-27 10:16
#79
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Finland kappaboi 
penta top 20 team inc
2017-05-26 23:41
LUL
2017-05-26 23:49
I guess - at least for time being - one Finnish CS legend calls it a career. Hats off to naSu: One of the few, true CS greats Finland's ever produced. Movement-wise one of the best (if not the best after polish neo) in his 1.6 days. Real joy to watch in his prime. naSu: You've got a hell of a foundation to work on with PENTA. Best of luck with coaching!
2017-05-27 02:08
#89
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Kazakhstan dc7 
roccat is back
2017-05-27 04:29
ez 4 pirkka
2017-05-27 05:18
Nasulle
2017-05-27 08:29
#93
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
MINI LURPPIS
2017-05-27 08:34
Penta 2 finland team
2017-05-27 08:54
#99
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Europe KappaKaako 
He doesn't really have the tactical mind and intelligence his brother has so this is quite a bad move for penta
2017-05-27 12:17
#104
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
RIP Penta..
2017-05-27 18:09
Tortillat avataan...
2017-05-28 16:52
Nasu was the best player in 1.6 when we talk about movement
2017-05-28 21:21
ENCE v2 inc?
2017-05-29 03:29
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