naSu joins GODSENT as coach

Niko "naSu" Kovanen has been announced as GODSENT's new head coach, with the interim coach Graham "messioso" Pitt now set to focus on RFRSH's BLAST Pro Series.

This change marks the end of messioso's interim coaching of GODSENT which started by taking over the role from Alexander "⁠rdl⁠" Redl in June. Pitt confirmed that "RFRSH made the decision to enforce a change" in an interview at the PGL Major Main Qualifier, where his team finished 12-14th.

naSu will be coaching the Swedish side from now on

After adding Fredrik "⁠freddieb⁠" Buö and Dennis "⁠dennis⁠" Edman in hopes of reinvigorating the roster, GODSENT have now signed a head coach as well, adding Niko "⁠naSu⁠" Kovanen. The 27-year-old Finn will be stepping in after a successful run with PENTA, helping Miikka "⁠suNny⁠" Kemppi and co. secure a Major spot before the player break.

This is what naSu said in the announcement, which you can read in full here:

"First of all, I'd like to thank Miikka (suNny) who was the one who contacted me when I joined PENTA. We ended up qualifying to the Krakow Major via the hard route, starting from the open qualifiers online and completing the cinderella story in Bucharest. Losing suNny was a huge blow, and losing HS right after left us in a really bad situation, but nevertheless, we had a really successful and busy few months together and I'd like to thank each and every one for the good times we had. Huge thanks to everyone at PENTA aswell, particularly Felix who was always there for us."

"Right now I’m extremely happy and motivated to start working with GODSENT. It’s a team with an incredible potential and firepower in the lineup, and after having talked with Kasper Hvidt, Sports Director of RFRSH, I’m happy to say we share the same vision for the team and in regards to coaching in general, and I feel really good knowing I've got the full support of RFRSH behind me."

Meanwhile, Graham "messioso" Pitt will return to his position in RFRSH Entertainment, where he will be working on the BLAST Pro Series—with the first LAN event set to be held on November 24-25 in Copenhagen.

Finland Niko 'naSu' Kovanen
Niko 'naSu' Kovanen
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
220
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1169
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1135
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1298
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Sweden Alexander 'rdl' Redl
Alexander 'rdl' Redl
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
114
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
#1
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Faroe Islands Jones123
Expected
2017-10-04 13:29
#6
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United Kingdom Tendies
Rip Penta, good for godsent
2017-10-04 13:30
#70
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Finland eMBeJaana
Finnish coach in swedish team... We saw it in nip does it work
2017-10-04 16:53
natu>nasu
2017-10-04 17:00
nasu apprentice of cs mastermind lurpiss... nasu >>> natu
2017-10-04 17:08
gg
2017-10-04 13:29
#3
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United States y0rk
great choice for coach imo
2017-10-04 13:29
#4
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United Kingdom Tendies
Lol
2017-10-04 13:29
Lol
2017-10-04 13:30
#7
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Germany ceeazy
gg
2017-10-04 13:30
ez top 10 with pistol king dennis edman, underrated awp simon twist, disco boy, party boy and krueger gg
2017-10-04 13:34
lul
2017-10-04 13:30
#10
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Europe EUR0PE
who
2017-10-04 13:30
2k17 doesen't know nasu lol. Your 13?
2017-10-04 14:10
Juuh
2017-10-04 15:40
lol
2017-10-04 13:30
Expected
2017-10-04 13:30
Idiot xdd
2017-10-04 13:31
LEL XD
2017-10-04 13:36
#15
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Slovakia Taco_
Nice move!
2017-10-04 13:40
Very nice, he'll tell them what they're doing wrong.
2017-10-04 13:46
This is fake Niko, only real one is nico
2017-10-04 13:50
#18
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Norway zyxsaje
ei vittu
2017-10-04 13:53
Pretty good move for Godsent, they need some more clarity on their playstyle. I see room for big improvement off of this.
2017-10-04 13:53
#20
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Finland Tuxuttaja
Noice
2017-10-04 13:54
Gl dogsent
2017-10-04 13:54
#22
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United States ferGOD
expected
2017-10-04 13:54
#23
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Sri Lanka khorkalba
ez for fake lurppis
2017-10-04 13:56
#24
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Finland coswell
Its basically a Finnish team. They cannot fail.
2017-10-04 13:57
+1
2017-10-04 14:43
Krystal actually killing himself
2017-10-04 14:12
Expected
2017-10-04 14:27
lessgo
2017-10-04 14:27
#29
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Brazil soloprr
69N28E, ROCCAT e GamePlay.
2017-10-04 14:30
too bad godsent team of egos, wont listen to nasu
2017-10-04 14:30
Penta disband inc :/
2017-10-04 14:35
#32
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Indonesia lather
nice
2017-10-04 14:35
what
2017-10-04 14:38
#34
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United Kingdom swellis
Does that mean he's not casting anymore or?
2017-10-04 14:42
you are mixing up natu AND naSu
2017-10-04 14:44
#65
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Korea xtkjdtr01
same
2017-10-04 16:01
bruh
2017-10-04 16:30
37
2017-10-04 14:46
Ra's Al Ghul
2017-10-04 14:47
good coach freddieb tw1st and king dennis ''dennis'' edman now kick znajder and disco doplan pls
2017-10-04 14:48
#40
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Other mekkicsgo
The question is if he is capable of creating a real team that focus on teamwork. Godsent may have one of the most skilled lineups but won't get far with the ego.
2017-10-04 14:50
#41
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Europe KappaKaako
Znajder and twist are the only real problem childs in this team
2017-10-04 14:56
why are they problems? what did twist do? he is good guy
2017-10-04 15:08
#45
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Europe KappaKaako
twist has had a bit of a attitude that he only wants to play with friends and not try hard enough
2017-10-04 15:09
maybe he is just shy :D
2017-10-04 15:10
#49
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Other mekkicsgo
The problem with Godsent is that they think they are better than others. Like dennis and twist tend to do stupid stuff time to time.
2017-10-04 15:13
yeah it's true but coach and freddie could fix it and they could be top5-6 team. just they have to kick znajder and disco, atleast one of them
2017-10-04 15:15
#51
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Other mekkicsgo
Disco is very good hybrid player. Maybe he got some consistency problem but that can get fixed. Kicking znajder and adding hampus or fredyfrog would be huge upgrade. I see godsent much better than many top 10 team on paper.
2017-10-04 15:17
yes but just individually. they should watch Heroic or big for strats and teamplay. heroic and big doesn't have enough firepower but they can play their best. godsent playing a bit random/pug style. i want to see konfig and dennis in same team but it never happen probably
2017-10-04 15:20
#53
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Other mekkicsgo
Totally agreed. Heroic and Big just showed us what you can do with teamwork. Imagine Godsent having teamwork with this sick lineup, would be a scary team
2017-10-04 15:21
+111
2017-10-04 15:21
znajder? he too old man. wtf
2017-10-04 14:58
#43
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Slovakia SLAVak
wtf Why is pronax not the coach of Godsent?
2017-10-04 15:03
WHOsu?
2017-10-04 15:09
gtfo
2017-10-04 15:22
Nonamerfan =D
2017-10-10 10:55
AHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA 17YEAR OLD F****T AHAHAHAHAH hltv.org/matches/2315732/dignitas-vs-hav.. EZ 4 NONAMERS
2017-10-10 11:06
DigniWHO?
2017-10-10 17:29
wow..amazing this guy still in the scene..remember during cpl 2004 when he just 14- the organized almost not allowing him to compete due to age restriction..
2017-10-04 15:28
mayb cpl 2002..cant remember..
2017-10-04 15:32
2017-10-04 17:38
#57
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Peru 2loro2
Can NasU speak Swedish? Plus znajder and dolpan need to be replaced idk why Lekr0 joined a dead Fnatic -znajder +Dolpan +Lekr0 +Pronax/BarBarr/Maikelele
2017-10-04 15:29
#60
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African Union hdlmb
Maikelelelele in 2k17 LUL
2017-10-04 15:35
#62
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Finland jUPPE!
Being the coach it doesn't matter because all Godsent players understand english.
2017-10-04 15:47
#59
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Sweden lagcats
uhm?? wtf
2017-10-04 15:35
#63
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Malaysia phyzell
Godsent bought a few angels but they needed a bitch.
2017-10-04 15:51
#64
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Ukraine litoffsseN
good luck bro!
2017-10-04 15:59
#56 You're very close! I'm pretty sure you are thinking about CPL World Tour, Spain (2005). I think they played bigi instead of naSu, who was arguably their most skilled player, but only 15 years old at the time. Nice to see naSu somewhat starting to thrive in the coaching department. :)
2017-10-04 16:08
Yup, I was in Spain for the event with them but bigi had to play, attended CPL World Tour in Brazil as a player in 05 tho
2017-10-04 17:09
True! Had to check it myself, instantly remembered how dissapointed I was when you guys busted out as badly as you did in Brazil, was super hyped to see you play without a stand-in "on CPL soil", with Kuppi beside the two bros. I guess you guys must have been, too. BTW: Did you guys have to negotiate in some devious way with the CPL org for you to play (I got a funny feeling in my belly you did..?), since you were still 15 at that point, not even close to 17, which was the usual age requirement for CPL back in those days. o_O
2017-10-05 04:28
E: Ó_ó u were actually 14 y/o, a little short of your 15th, when both of those tournaments took place. Crazy.
2017-10-05 05:20
Good luck to both! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-10-04 16:22
#71
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Finland ginbay
TOP 1? LUL INC CHEEREM UP BOYS.
2017-10-04 16:56
Probably going to a cruise during the major while his team loses a 14-8 and a 13-9 lead in groups
2017-10-04 17:32
#81
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Finland niskeh
NaSu had a booked the holiday trip year before tho.
2017-10-05 14:47
i dont know how godsent havent been doing good they have so much potential in their roster hopefully this will help them improve
2017-10-04 22:25
how he talk to them)
2017-10-05 10:21
#82
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Sweden crindz
make GODSENT gr8 again, naSug0d
2017-10-05 18:56
like this guy since old times youtube.com/watch?v=9KE7kJfFOTg
2017-10-07 16:44
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