Helsinki – 21st May – The Helsinki REDS eSports organization announces today the signing of Niklas “Nihvu” Hirvelä as coach of our Overwatch team. 27-year-old Hirvelä has over a decade long experience in fps games and started coaching Overwatch at the time of it’s launch in 2016.
Niklas has coached different finnish OW teams, the latest one being NerfGaming, from where he transitioned into REDS organization through a tryout period of two months. He recently graduated from a year long esports line of study at Ahlman school and starts his advanced studies in coaching at Varala sports institute in autumn 2017.
Team Manager Christer Kasurinen is thrilled to sign Niklas to the REDS organization.
– Niklas brings calmness in our daily routines. In the hectic world of esports it is really good to stop once in a while and look at what is important and what is not to cope with the ever growing skill cap of the Overwatch scene.
Niklas is looking forward to working with the team and Helsinki REDS future projects.
– As a young boy I could only wish that coaching would have existed and intend on giving the team my very best to ensure them the support and knowledge to become better players and reach their goals.