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.
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.