naSu parts ways with Red Reserve

Niko "naSu" Kovanen has stepped down from his position as Red Reserve coach, the North American organisation have announced.

In a Twitter post, Red Reserve thanked naSu for his time with the organisation but did not disclose the reason behind his sudden departure, which comes just two weeks before the Europe Minor.

naSu had been coaching the team since October, when he took over the job from Graham "messioso" Pitt. He guided the team to victory at the Qi Invitational and to a quarter-final appearance at WESG 2017 while under GODSENT.

naSu is no longer coaching the ex-GODSENT squad

The 28-year-old attended only one event since the team joined Red Reserve, DreamHack Open Summer, where his side went out 7th-8th following defeats to AGO and North.

Red Reserve have been drawn in Group B of the Europe Minor, along with NiP, Kinguin and Sprout. Their first match at the event will see them take on their fellow Swedish side, on July 20.

With naSu's departure, Red Reserve now have:

Sweden Simon "twist" Eliasson
Sweden Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun
Sweden Fredrik "freddieb" Buö
Sweden Hampus "hampus" Poser
Sweden Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
570
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1240
KPR:
0.74
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 Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
892
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1056
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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Peru vaniIIa 
Ez
2018-07-05 00:12
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
expected
2018-07-05 00:13
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Sweden Unluko 
Rip
2018-07-05 00:14
who
2018-07-05 00:14
#80
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United Kingdom N5ljf 
4 ence
2018-07-05 17:00
#81
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Peru vaniIIa 
ty
2018-07-05 22:37
#2
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
Rip
2018-07-05 00:12
#3
NiKo | 
United States realpeps 
expected
2018-07-05 00:13
#4
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Finland Keetahi 
#EZ4ENCE
2018-07-05 00:13
#27
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Finland pornokarhu 
+1
2018-07-05 00:27
#30
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Finland t33mu 
#EZ4ENCE
2018-07-05 00:31
#77
fnx | 
Finland BryssorE 
Whos NIP have never heard about it! #EZ4ENCE
2018-07-05 13:44
#34
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Other mekkicsgo 
Whats wrong with you finnish people?
2018-07-05 00:34
#38
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Finland JKS_IS_A_GOD 
Whats wrong with you?
2018-07-05 00:43
they dont get a lot of sun...too cold, dark...depression...
2018-07-05 01:34
#52
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Finland t33mu 
tard
2018-07-05 01:46
#54
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Finland Juzaa 
Too cold HAH, also more dark = more sleepy so I don't mind
2018-07-05 02:15
sleeping makes it up for reduced suntime so it's a win win tbh
2018-07-05 03:40
during the summer in northern countrues the sun is up for like 20 hours or even 24 hours in a day tho
2018-07-05 12:06
Sometimes even 28h a day , unbelievable.
2018-07-05 13:08
yeah pretty unbelievable like 28 hours in 24 hours damn
2018-07-05 15:39
ez 4 ence
2018-07-05 02:18
#6
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United Kingdom Brumafriend 
yeet
2018-07-05 00:13
nice
2018-07-05 00:14
+ence nasu
2018-07-05 00:14
#11
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South America IFK 
nasu to ENCE
2018-07-05 00:14
#51
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United States burzeus 
-saggerton +nasu igame top 50 finally
2018-07-05 01:35
Should coach NIP
2018-07-05 00:14
why
2018-07-05 00:14
ezence
2018-07-05 00:14
this site would be better without covering tier 25 stuff just cover tier3+ pls thank
2018-07-05 00:15
It's better this way
2018-07-05 00:17
nah too much spam with irrelevant shit
2018-07-05 00:18
I understand. However, this way, people who are a fan of low tier teams of their scenes get to see news about them and, consequently, HLTV keeps more users in the website. Also, it's not like you're gonna miss the big news because they usually put the big ones on that header/banner too or you see it in the threads.
2018-07-05 00:28
Perhaps irrelevant to you as you do not compete at any level. If you dont care about it, I suggest you try not clicking on the article in the first place
2018-07-05 00:33
omg we got a hipster here bois, watch out!!
2018-07-05 00:41
#40
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Finland JKS_IS_A_GOD 
When you are out of arguments...
2018-07-05 00:45
what? lol no arguments needed, I have my opinion, that those irrelevant shit = spam he thinks I should just click on the ones I'm interested thats it no debate needed #PEACE #HLTVarmy #RUNENCEG #alluGOD top 1
2018-07-05 00:47
#44
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Finland JKS_IS_A_GOD 
mg we got a hipster here bois, watch out!!
2018-07-05 01:05
+1 fak you got me!!
2018-07-05 01:21
he has a point ur arguments have no base or facts on them
2018-07-05 02:04
ok
2018-07-05 02:23
#65
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Canada PwnNewb 
he is right bro we need more than an ok, this is an intervention. we are here to help you because we care about you.
2018-07-05 08:22
#46
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Serbia NEXIXOX 
More news, more people/players included, more clicks, more views, bigger database, that is one of the points of big sites. So yes myb something is irrelevant but as a professional site You must consider all the aspect to push it and to make it as good as possible:) cheers
2018-07-05 01:15
With that being said , there are irrelevant news about mibr , ntc , lg as well.
2018-07-05 13:11
Isnt the whole idea of hltv to, you know cover the whole cs scene not just top 10 teams then this would be hltvEu/cis
2018-07-05 13:13
Barbarr next coach, remember this
2018-07-05 00:16
+1
2018-07-05 00:21
#18
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Czech Republic ez_4_prodka 
nasu to ence pls
2018-07-05 00:16
Unfornatly „RED RSERVE IS NO LONGER COACHING“ xD nice hltv
2018-07-05 00:19
I played on arena with him today lol:D
2018-07-05 00:22
#25
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Poland xkhao 
discount natu
2018-07-05 00:22
much better than natu
2018-07-05 00:23
Nasu + natu + natosaphix? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-07-05 00:30
cya in 10 years, sorry mate sad to see ya go
2018-07-05 12:07
What?
2018-07-05 14:55
#32
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Norway felt 
Good riddance.
2018-07-05 00:32
This is what makes ENCE a permanent top ~12 team. So excited! #EZ4ENCE
2018-07-05 00:41
Bad bait. -allu -10-7 +ottond+sunny ez4ence then
2018-07-05 13:14
#36
Finland teco 
ence nasu confirmed
2018-07-05 00:40
#39
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Finland Smoonah 
wasn’t he just saying how he coaches the team or somit?
2018-07-05 00:44
#41
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
Nasu ence confirmed
2018-07-05 00:46
#43
f0rest | 
Finland gaazer 
ence nasu would definitely be sick
2018-07-05 01:00
#45
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Finland wrathh 
+pronax pls ENCE is fine with father Leppänen, Jymy needs naSu more
2018-07-05 01:08
Natu doesn't have time to coach ence and take care of his actual work (and family) full time. Nasu also has great merits as a coach having put penta in a major (very quickly, might I add) and helped godsent do pretty well despite their young and inexperienced roster. Ence needs more tactical help from outside. Aleksib won't have time to prepare for all the matches, prac with the team and stay well rested during the events. Especially if the event calendar gets any busier or even stays the same as it's right now. Natu has only been there to help them in late round situations online and as a cheerleader and a mental coach on LAN glueing the team together. He has done that well but I believe nasu is overall going to be way more useful and will do many more things for the team as he is a dedicated coach who will attend the practise sessions and watch demos of the opponents.
2018-07-05 03:16
#58
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Finland wrathh 
NATU ONE MORE YEAR DON'T COME AROUND WITH YOUR GODDAMN FACTS AND SHET
2018-07-05 03:19
#48
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Finland saunamdma 
ENCE now top 5, with Nasu top 1!
2018-07-05 01:23
#59
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World Shaktar 
the new peacemaker
2018-07-05 03:21
#61
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United States Lucaslyoko 
GTR coach easy
2018-07-05 03:45
#62
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Sweden KarlXII 
Nasu is 150% going to ENCE lol, its pretty obv. They have no coach either
2018-07-05 03:53
who
2018-07-05 06:31
Nasu to ENCE confirmed
2018-07-05 07:50
DjL going back to coaching
2018-07-05 09:43
#68
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Finland Madd!z 
Why though?
2018-07-05 10:40
maybe in talks with nip?
2018-07-05 11:50
#72
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Finland rawethsu 
expected
2018-07-05 12:22
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