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.
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.
"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.