bsl set to join ESL

Former Made in Brazil and NoA player Jonas "bsl" Alsaker Vikan has announced that he has accepted a position at ESL.

In an interview with Medier24.no, the former player revealed that he will leave Trondheim-based newspaper Adresseavisen to work with ESL at the company's office, in Cologne, and on site at the various events the company hosts worldwide.

Jonas "bsl" Alsaker Vikan did not specify which role he will be responsible for, but HLTV.org understands that he has been offered an important position within ESL's esports staff.

bsl will be part of ESL's esports staff

The news marks the 35-year-old's return to esports, almost a decade after he retired as a player. During his career, he most notably played for Made in Brazil, Catch Gamer and NoA, attending multiple CPL events and also WEG Season 2.

After hanging up his mouse, he worked as General Manager of the Championship Gaming Series (CGS) franchise Berlin Allianz before he started reporting for Adresseavisen, for which he has since won several national awards. In 2013, he was the desk host at DreamHack Winter, the first Counter-Strike Major, where fnatic were crowned champions.

More details about bsl's appointment will be announced by ESL on August 1, when he will officially start working with the company. This means that the 35-year-old will not be involved in the $250,000 ESL One Cologne, which will run from July 7-9.

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nice
2017-06-12 13:20
#29
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
GOD bsl. He is the true reason why Brazil teams became good at CS, not cogu.
2017-06-12 13:47
Teach me more senpai. How is bsl responsible for it ?
2017-06-12 13:50
#36
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
He made MiBR relevant. Cause he's GOD bsl.
2017-06-12 13:56
How?
2017-06-12 13:56
#39
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Cause he's GOD bsl.
2017-06-12 13:56
:(
2017-06-12 13:56
cause he teach the "meta" game of europe, he brought a lot of strategy, check this video of thorin with pava (former mibr), they talk about the relevancy of bsl: youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=eDxf..
2017-06-12 15:12
tyvm!
2017-06-12 18:36
#92
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Brazil xpassw0rd 
It's bs imo Edit: he came here to learn with the Brazilians
2017-06-12 16:27
#94
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Iceland fatboislim 
bsl*
2017-06-12 16:35
yes pava would lie about that
2017-06-12 17:35
#120
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Brazil moretti 
espn.uol.com.br/noticia/703133_bsl-o-hom.. ele veio para ensinar os brasileiros.
2017-06-15 01:55
#44
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
he went to brazil and played with them for couple months.
2017-06-12 14:00
Is he brazilian tho?
2017-06-12 14:22
#57
rain | 
Norway Mr_qte 
Norwegian
2017-06-12 14:39
They communicated in english I assume?
2017-06-12 14:53
#64
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
just watch thorin reflections with pava mate
2017-06-12 15:01
Also gaulas with Others said similar stuff, in thooorin interviews
2017-06-12 15:17
*Gaules
2017-06-12 16:07
yes :)
2017-06-12 16:12
#3
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France unnn 
gg
2017-06-12 13:20
#6
Jesus | 
Iran is_muslim 
WoHHHHHHHH LET'S GOOO!!!!!!!! Who said C9 couldn't beat immortals, fuck'em!! hahahahahahhaa. Gotcham8.
2017-06-12 13:20
#27
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
Still 9-1 in favor of Immortals on LAN... Calm down bud
2017-06-12 13:43
#7
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Norway SkaMathias 
Nice
2017-06-12 13:20
Nice headline lmao
2017-06-12 13:20
#46
f0rest | 
Germany xeeeoN 
he is a legend newfag
2017-06-12 14:06
#58
NiKo | 
France Meduza 
"newfag" tells me ur about 13-19 y.o.. so stop calling other ppl "newfags".. Its the dumbest word ever, and you're looking weak. How do you know anything about old school scene? Besel is a cool guy, I remember him in Spacebar. We played him a few times too ^^ That was mainly when I played in gg.fr
2017-06-12 14:44
#12
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Brazil mibrzera 
mibr bsl
2017-06-12 13:20
#15
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Norway syregutten99 
Hope he takes off the Tee again ;PPP
2017-06-12 13:22
#17
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Germany liddeb0b 
bESEL
2017-06-12 13:24
#18
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
ok I guess Norwegian/Brazilian is an odd combination
2017-06-12 13:25
he's not Brazilian, he was just working/traveling out there and MiBr asked if he wanted to play for a few months, and had some success. helped the br scene grow to what it is today
2017-06-12 16:30
#99
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Thanks for the info. Did he speak Portuguese fluently?
2017-06-12 17:34
nope, think it was just english...
2017-06-12 18:34
#112
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Brazil hugoooo 
elemeNt also played on mibr... so, there is a tradition.
2017-06-13 01:04
Gratz
2017-06-12 13:25
youtube.com/watch?v=nYOr4Z1c8I4 minute 6 old school remember it
2017-06-12 13:27
That 16:0 on that SK lineup - sick old times!
2017-06-12 13:50
I was like where do I know him from
2017-06-12 13:33
beselbub :D
2017-06-12 13:37
Wtf, there was no news when I joined DreamHack :(
2017-06-12 13:38
:p
2017-06-12 13:53
#justHLTVthings!
2017-06-12 13:55
Wtf, there was no news when I joined Maccas staff :( FeelsBadMan
2017-06-12 13:59
#51
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India TYZ4 
Unban me from DreamHackCS on Twitch
2017-06-12 14:21
BSL >Nix0n <3 :D
2017-06-12 15:15
gg hltv didn't want you to leave
2017-06-12 16:15
#97
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
gg
2017-06-12 17:26
#25
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Brazil romp  
Mibr | BSL
2017-06-12 13:40
#26
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Faroe Islands shubaNN 
wfc
2017-06-12 13:43
#28
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Austria gex0r 
wasn't he also somehow involved with sk? anyhow, legend, glad to see him back in esports
2017-06-12 13:46
seems like everyone is a legend nowadays.
2017-06-12 13:53
#110
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Austria gex0r 
you probably weren't old enough to see him play back in the days .. ;)
2017-06-12 23:09
Expected
2017-06-12 13:56
#42
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
someone remember one of the first csgo memes "LBG"? what a legend :D
2017-06-12 13:59
#43
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
nice?
2017-06-12 14:00
#45
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Estonia teremartin 
BSL - British Sign Language he is deaf PogChamp
2017-06-12 14:04
who?
2017-06-12 14:06
#48
f0rest | 
Germany xeeeoN 
newfag
2017-06-12 14:08
who?
2017-06-12 14:09
#52
f0rest | 
Germany xeeeoN 
you
2017-06-12 14:22
who?
2017-06-12 14:31
#59
NiKo | 
France Meduza 
There it is again, "newfag". Haha, stupid word. How about just noob?
2017-06-12 14:46
Yeah, the irony is, "newfag" is used by "noobs", trying to claim they've been around when they haven't. But everyone's been a noob, so don't get it...
2017-06-12 15:21
#119
NiKo | 
France Meduza 
exactly bro. that was my entirely point=)
2017-06-14 20:02
#72
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Norway SkaMathias 
or newbie?
2017-06-12 15:21
Another thread about some old Brazillian who hasn't played for 30 years.
2017-06-12 14:20
#80
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United States onesix 
He's not Brazilian....
2017-06-12 15:50
#84
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
lol newfag detected
2017-06-12 16:01
My favorite player in 1.6!
2017-06-12 14:22
#88
JUGi | 
Germany Triggered 
Hi
2017-06-12 16:11
Wow!
2017-06-12 14:22
lbj meme 2013 dh winter :D
2017-06-12 14:58
#65
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United States ybm 
They only made this post to put "Bsl" and "ESL" next to each other. Who cares
2017-06-12 15:04
2017-06-12 15:11
#70
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
worst host in major history
2017-06-12 15:20
it was not terrible but i was suprised when he took that job cuz he was not much into the scene at that time and in a role that he never done before, but seems like he wants new challenges and not afraid to take em.
2017-06-12 15:26
#73
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
one of those threads where people will tell how good the player was even without knowing him, just like with cyx
2017-06-12 15:25
as a player he was never the best but as igl, leader with knowledge and dedication he was great, and did alot for and in the scene overall. i come from the same town and he was the hero back then :D
2017-06-12 15:29
#76
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
But if you read comments it almost seems like every 1.6 player was best player.
2017-06-12 15:30
ye :D
2017-06-12 15:50
Finally ESL doing something right. Great guy bsl...Good luck mate
2017-06-12 15:35
bESL
2017-06-12 15:48
#82
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
Happy for him. I read adresseavisen every day, didn't know he reported for them
2017-06-12 15:52
#85
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
mibr bsl the god
2017-06-12 16:01
izi for bsl youtu.be/nYOr4Z1c8I4?t=366 nude at 6:15
2017-06-12 16:12
#91
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Brazil xpassw0rd 
I can't believe this guy is still alive
2017-06-12 16:23
YESS #bringbacknorwegianCS #norwaycsftw #eolithic Best Norwegian IGL of all time together with a slight edge over elemeNt and XeqtR
2017-06-12 16:44
#96
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Brazil bvkzin 
legend
2017-06-12 16:57
#98
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
Mibr bsl
2017-06-12 17:28
Max 2 weeks. Maybe 3 Cuz Maikelele is not part of team
2017-06-12 17:41
#102
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United States throw2999 
lol
2017-06-12 17:55
any clips of this guy in cs?
2017-06-12 18:40
his own made video Besel from the block this is pre 2003 so before 1.6 youtube.com/watch?v=nia9S1QK3xM Besel from the block fellowship of NoA youtube.com/watch?v=0ZC74x6-PGg
2017-06-12 20:28
thanks
2017-06-13 11:58
GOD bsl! Thank you for everything you've done to the brazilian scene, we own you most of our achievements. I bid you welcome back to e-Sports.
2017-06-12 19:16
#107
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Congratz Jonas, well deserve bro, I hope to see u again soon! big hug! Regards,
2017-06-12 19:52
Wow. I was literally wondering what had happened to him the other day. Great to hear, he was always really great to listen to (and watch, at one point).
2017-06-12 20:32
LBJ
2017-06-13 00:58
The return of a living legend!
2017-06-13 02:19
welll
2017-06-13 12:02
This gon be good
2017-06-14 02:35
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