Helsinki – August 29th – The Helsinki REDS have signed three new players to their Overwatch roster. Veikka “Talisman” Laine, Matias “Lalli” Kivimäki and Aleksi “Akke” Kivimäki are the new players in the REDS OW team. The trio previously played together for Alfa Squad, which has now been merged with the Helsinki REDS to form this roster. They will be filling the roles of support, DPS and main tank.

“These are two very good teams combining under a single flag”, commented Helsinki REDS general manager and Overwatch team manager Christer Kasurinen on the merger.

“The strengths of these players complement each other very well.”

The new composition has been playing together for some time now and is looking forward to debuting in a tournament soon.

“The rest of the year will be pivotal for us. When the Overwatch tournament scene gets going again, we have every reason to believe that our team will be competitive in both national and international tournaments”, said Kasurinen.

Eemeli “Woomera” Ikonen, who will be taking on the role of captain for the Helsinki REDS Overwatch team, is excited about the possibilities this merger opens up.

“Even though there’s a lot of work to be done, we’re very confident that this was a good decision for the REDS”, said Ikonen.

“It’s been clear since our very first scrims together that we are all prepared to put in a huge effort for this team. We all are eager to get started, and everyone is chomping at the bit to get back on the tournament circuit. One thing is certain: there is no lack of skill or willpower in this team.”