Heroic appoint naSu as interim coach

Striker
August 15th, 2018 13:18

Heroic have appointed Niko "naSu" Kovanen as the team's interim coach for the next month and a half, the organization has announced.

For a period until the end of September, naSu will become the interim coach of Heroic, who have lacked a person in that role since the departure of Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu in early May.

The Finn has previously had plenty of experience as a coach from his times in GODSENT, now Red Reserve, where he plied his trade for nine months before he parted ways with the Swedish squad in July, as well as in PENTA in mid-2017.

naSu joins forces with Heroic for a month and a half

Heroic have several international tournaments ahead of them in the next month and a half, most notably DreamHack Masters Stockholm at the brink of August and September. Shortly after that, they will travel to Montreal for the DreamHack Open stop and, at the end of the month, they'll play in Poland at the Games Clash Masters.

With naSu's addition, here is what Heroic's lineup looks like:

Denmark Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg
Denmark Asger "AcilioN" Larsen
Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh
Denmark Daniel "mertz" Mertz (on loan from North)

Finland Niko "naSu" Kovanen (interim coach)

Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1049
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Finland Niko 'naSu' Kovanen
Niko 'naSu' Kovanen
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
220
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
487
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
964
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1299
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.46
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.21
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
#1
STYKO | 
Poland Skrra 
3rd edit: didn't thought I was first lol. And about the news, I'm really happy about these kind of news as long as it doesn't involve peacemaker
2018-08-15 13:21
#3
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Austria shaakeh 
Expecti vittu
2018-08-15 13:19
expected
2018-08-15 13:22
nel called it, completely expected
2018-08-15 13:47
well he looks like he has the best drugs out there on his hltv photo
2018-08-15 15:13
#77
kennyS | 
Russia McNik 
-acilioN +Cromen plz
2018-08-15 16:04
Expected nab
2018-08-15 14:07
#69
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Finland autism@exe 
ez major for heroic
2018-08-15 15:09
#4
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
lol
2018-08-15 13:19
lol? Look at Nasu's face. That shit face scared me af
2018-08-15 17:32
lmao
2018-08-15 13:18
wasted money, useless guy
2018-08-15 13:19
He coached penta to major.
2018-08-15 13:20
big achievement! xD
2018-08-15 13:23
#19
African Union wtbx 
coaching penta to a major is like celtic qualifying for the champions league, pretty hard cos of how shit they are, not a bad achievement haha
2018-08-15 13:36
#21
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Finland eMBeJaana 
very goodly are sayed my freind
2018-08-15 13:33
It wasn't hard with sunny and really well performing HS along with innocent and zehN
2018-08-15 14:03
#46
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Germany waien 
And goodlike igl kyrstal
2018-08-15 14:07
They won better teams on paper in minor and major main qual. It was hard and long road to major. Not ez task to do.
2018-08-15 14:10
#74
African Union wtbx 
so then you can say it's not hard when celtics xi all play well but they all have to play well as a team and come together which is harder with lesser players, like penta and it's a coach who cna really help with this
2018-08-15 15:29
#88
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Finland Lounatus 
8/8 would recommend this comment
2018-08-16 06:18
#6
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Sweden Faix 
nice
2018-08-15 13:19
#7
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United Arab Emirates Rashy 
H
2018-08-15 13:19
#8
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Russia Scorceze 
RIP Ence
2018-08-15 13:20
Ok ruski
2018-08-15 13:33
#66
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Finland finalfan 
Why?
2018-08-15 15:05
#72
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Finland SininenMF 
Now we gonna get twista as a coach. I would say nasu>twista.
2018-08-15 15:24
#91
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Finland finalfan 
Natu is coach.
2018-08-16 13:51
#92
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Finland SininenMF 
He has said it like thousand times on twitter already that they are looking for someone to do it fulltime as natu won't have the time for it.
2018-08-16 22:22
#93
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Finland finalfan 
prove it or i will ban you
2018-08-16 23:09
#94
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Finland SininenMF 
reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/89.. Well there is one reply from reddit
2018-08-16 23:48
#95
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Finland finalfan 
Yeah but not sure how long it will take to find right one. Not sure if they have one already or is natu still coach? Also that reddit reply is over 3 month old so if natu is still coach I think natu don't have too much problem as being coach.
2018-08-17 01:56
#101
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Finland SininenMF 
I just had to come back to reply to you :*
2018-08-23 11:30
#102
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Finland finalfan 
so what is your point now?
2018-08-23 16:13
#100
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Russia Scorceze 
Cuz Ence are looking for a coach. Nasu was an ideal variant, but heroic picked up him first
2018-08-18 10:21
xd
2018-08-15 13:20
Nice
2018-08-15 13:20
#12
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Jordan xrealx369 
Who
2018-08-15 13:22
= temporary
2018-08-15 13:22
Why not ence tho?
2018-08-15 13:21
#17
JD | 
Poland HooDlesxd 
Coz ence already too good
2018-08-15 13:25
natu way better
2018-08-15 13:31
#23
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Russia deadforest 
natu isn't a coach.
2018-08-15 13:36
I think he is
2018-08-15 14:05
#51
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Russia deadforest 
He's Marketing Director in ENCE, not coach.
2018-08-15 14:13
Hes also coach. Example he was coaching them in Cologne.
2018-08-15 14:22
#57
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Russia deadforest 
If he stands behind their backs it means he's a coach?
2018-08-15 14:20
You implying not?
2018-08-15 14:21
#59
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Russia deadforest 
Yes.
2018-08-15 14:21
#75
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Finland Nuori_sergej 
Natu is only coaching atm because they dont have real coach
2018-08-15 15:47
#82
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World lalt 
No, he isn't coach. He is standing behind them since they don't have anyone else to send with team. He isn't watching demos 24/7 or attending practice etc. ENCE is actively looking for couch/analyst.
2018-08-15 18:19
#18
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Russia deadforest 
So basically he's on trial?
2018-08-15 13:28
#98
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Brazil faIIenzera_SK 
+1
2018-08-17 21:22
#24
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United States Faze|Coldzera 
Lest do this niko?
2018-08-15 13:38
his name its niko kovanen
2018-08-15 13:40
Heroic? where is JUGi? where is niko? where is Snappi?
2018-08-15 13:44
#38
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Russia deadforest 
good morning
2018-08-15 14:04
#27
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United Kingdom h4mm 
Fucking hate naSu this guy deserves no team at all
2018-08-15 13:45
#39
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Russia deadforest 
why?
2018-08-15 14:04
Fuck nasu
2018-08-15 13:51
#40
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Russia deadforest 
why?
2018-08-15 14:04
Lurppis blood
2018-08-15 14:31
#65
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Russia deadforest 
so what?
2018-08-15 14:31
#83
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World lalt 
That family probably reckt him too many times on server already 😂
2018-08-15 18:22
nt abdiqadir
2018-08-15 18:36
ez for friberg
2018-08-15 13:52
they kicked niko, why let's do this niko?
2018-08-15 13:56
#36
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United Kingdom kenconut 
Heroic are such cheapskates hahaha, 1 month player swaps, "player-coach", "interim coach". This is why the org is getting nowhere. Zero initiative to improve, basically evident with the lack of balls they have from keeping MODDII and friberg on this team
2018-08-15 14:02
Pretty sure it's because of RFRSH
2018-08-15 14:05
#44
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United Kingdom kenconut 
To think this org owns both Astralis and Heroic, yet put everything into only one of them
2018-08-15 14:06
Ofc they'll put everything into Astralis, they're nr1 and there are some tournaments that don't allow 2 or more teams owned by the same company so it really looks like RFRSH wants to get rid of Heroic ASAP
2018-08-15 14:20
#41
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United Kingdom h4mm 
naSu gonna fuck another team
2018-08-15 14:05
nasu>peacemaker
2018-08-15 14:24
#62
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United Kingdom h4mm 
They are both shit
2018-08-15 14:24
#50
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Malaysia byaIi 
lets go nato
2018-08-15 14:12
#63
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Finland saunamdma 
RIP ENCE nasu
2018-08-15 14:29
#68
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Finland autism@exe 
ence have Natu
2018-08-15 15:09
#73
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Finland saunamdma 
Natulla on muutaki hommaa, ni ei ehi kattoo demoi ja olla treeneis. Mutta oisha natuki kova, jos vaan sitoutuis täyaikasesti valmentaa.
2018-08-15 15:24
#76
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Finland autism@exe 
kyllä kalle
2018-08-15 15:56
Interim meaning cya after 2weeks 😘
2018-08-15 15:07
he looks like a drug addict on his hltv photo wtf
2018-08-15 15:12
plz upgrade heroic roster next
2018-08-15 18:00
+Cromen and then they’re the complete Nordic team
2018-08-15 18:14
gl Silvester S. Moffi
2018-08-16 00:40
#86
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Czech Republic F_SLOVAKIA 
rofl
2018-08-16 01:48
#87
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Brazil Gunzel 
ez for ence
2018-08-16 06:04
#89
SpawN | 
Finland slaiska2 
Good coach. Lets go Nazu!! Onnea!
2018-08-16 09:25
#90
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New Zealand JK_77 
Niko left FaZe for this ?
2018-08-16 10:13
#96
TACO | 
Brazil TAC0 
be
2018-08-17 01:58
#97
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Finland Juvi 
Ez for shotgun troll nsub
2018-08-17 10:53
ez4ence
2018-08-18 09:32
#103
ckN | 
Estonia ckN 
-friberg +naSu (as a player)
2018-08-23 16:15
#104
hzY | 
Nepal Avhy 
Better option than Peacemaker.
2018-08-26 11:08
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