Godsent announced on Wednesday that it signed Niko “naSu” Kovanen as the coach for its Counter Strike: Global Offensive team as the interim coach Graham Pitt returns to RFRSH Entertainment.
“First of all, I’d like thank Miikka “suNny” Kemppi who was the one who contacted me when i joined PENTA,” naSu said in a statement. “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 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 as well, particularly Felix who was always there for us.”
As a former Counter Strike: Source player with a career dating back to 2006, he moved to play CS:GO professionally since 2012 and played most recently for ENCE eSports, before he made the transition to coaching on PENTA Sports in May.
“Right now I’m extremely happy and motivated to start working with GODSENT,” naSu said. “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.”
Godsent has been shuffling its CS:GO roster in the past couple of months, signing Dennis “dennis” Edman from Fnatic on Aug. 21 and the new in-game leader in Fredrik “freddieb” Buö last month to replace Markus “pronax” Wallsten. The rest of the roster for Godsent is comprised of Joakim “disco doplan” Gidetun, Simon “twist” Eliasson, and Andreas “znajder” Lindberg.