hreds news
  1. Helsinki REDS signs Erik “Eki” Tammenpää
  2. Sauli “Zumpp” Rinta-aho to participate in HCT 2018 Playoffs in May
  3. New Taurora tournament announced
  4. Battery partners with Taurora
  5. Elisa Viihde partners with Taurora

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May 16, 2018
Helsinki REDS signs Erik “Eki” Tammenpää

The Helsinki REDS have expanded into console gaming, signing Erik “Eki” Tammenpää as their first-ever NHL player. Born and raised in the greater Helsinki area, Tammenpää has a long history in conventional ice hockey. He played as a goalie in Espoo for 13 years before swapping to esports, where the NHL franchise was a clear…

May 4, 2018
Sauli “Zumpp” Rinta-aho to participate in HCT 2018 Playoffs in May

Zumpp is travelling to participate in the Hearthstone Championship Tour 2018 seasonal summer playoffs in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, this coming weekend. He is looking to succeed in the playoffs and make it to the seasonal finals and, ultimately, to compete in the Hearthstone World Championship for 2018. Follow his trip on our…

April 14, 2018
New Taurora tournament announced

Taurora Dota 2 Invitational #1 is a new tournament organized by Taurora. Twelve invited teams and four teams selected through open qualifiers will participate and battle for a total prize pool of 5000€. The teams will be split into four groups consisting of four teams each. After the open qualifiers, all teams will be raffled…

April 11, 2018
Battery partners with Taurora

Taurora is proud to present its next partnership – Battery energy drink! Battery is an energy drink brand from Finnish company Sinebrychoff. The brand was launched in 1997 as the first energy drink in Finland, and thus celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017. The brand has a strong foothold in Finland and the other Nordic…

April 10, 2018
Elisa Viihde partners with Taurora

Elisa Viihde, the leading digital entertainment service in Finland, is partnering with Taurora to help us provide high-quality Dota 2 tournament content! Elisa Viihde covers all your entertainment needs – original series, the largest selection of Finnish movies, the latest Hollywood films, an extensive range of TV shows, sports you just can’t see anywhere else……

April 4, 2018
Hearthstone Championship Tour season 1 results

The first season of the Hearthstone Championship Tour ended on 01.04.2018, and the results for the Helsinki REDS Hearthstone players are in! Alvar “Vardu” Dürr and Janne “Janetzky” Aho both fell a few points short of qualifying, earning 27 points and 19 points, respectively. Sauli “Zumpp” Rinta-aho, however, played his way to 33 points and…

April 3, 2018
Helsinki REDS expands into organizing esports tournaments

Helsinki – April 4th – The esports organization Helsinki REDS has acquired a Finnish tournament organizer Taurora, which will be merged into the REDS’ organization. Along with this merger the REDS expands its activity into organizing esports tournaments. Taurora ws founded in 2015 for Dota 2 tournaments and has since then also organized CS:GO and…

March 2, 2018
Amir “K1ra” Kassem completes the Helsinki REDS Dota 2 roster

Amir “K1ra” Kassem has joined the the Helsinki REDS Dota 2 team. K1ra is an experienced player with a long history in Dota 2. Originally from Lebanon and currently living in Switzerland, K1ra is the first international player to be signed to the Helsinki REDS. “We were looking for the best possible player to fill…

February 20, 2018
Jani “Exceed” Kosonen moves from Overwatch to Tekken 7

Jani “Exceed” Kosonen, one of the original members of the Helsinki REDS Overwatch roster and DPS player until the team’s dissolution in late 2017, is staying on with the Helsinki REDS to begin a career in competitive Tekken. “Moving from Overwatch to Tekken is a big step for me,” said Exceed of the switch. “I…

February 7, 2018
Helsinki REDS Dota 2 team open applications

The Helsinki REDS Dota 2 team is looking for a new POS3 player. Find out more and apply here!

January 31, 2018
Janetzky joins the Helsinki REDS Hearthstone lineup

The final member of the Helsinki REDS Hearthstone lineup has been released: Vardu and Zumpp are to be joined by Janne “Janetzky” Aho. Janetzky is the 2016 Finnish Hearthstone champion as well as the captain for the Finnish roster for the Global Games 2017. “Janetzky is a well known player in the Finnish scene and he…

January 30, 2018
Vardu joins Zumpp in the Helsinki REDS Hearthstone lineup

Alvar “Vardu” Dürr joins Zumpp as the second member of the Helsinki REDS Hearthstone lineup. Among other achievements, Vardu is the current reigning Finnish Hearthstone champion. “Vardu is a good addition to the roster. An up and coming talent for the international scene with his level of play already solidified here in Finland. Expecting great…

January 29, 2018
Helsinki REDS announces Hearthstone lineup

The Helsinki REDS has released the first Hearthstone player of its three-man Hearthstone lineup today: Sauli “zumpp” Rinta-aho, winner of the Dreamhack 2017 Winter Grand Prix tournament. “With the new interesting changes coming to Hearthstone World Championship series for 2018, we are excited to be joining the game at this exact point in time. With…

January 23, 2018
The Helsinki REDS parts ways with ”Notah”

Benjamin ”Notah” Läärä was one of the original five players on the Helsinki REDS Dota 2 team roster as well as team captain. The REDS organization is thankful for the instrumental role Läärä has played in building the Helsinki REDS Dota 2 team. “Although the team is moving in a different direction, we wish Läärä…

January 18, 2018
Eemeli “Woomera” Ikonen joins the hREDS staff

Eemeli “Woomera” Ikonen, previously team captain of the Helsinki REDS Overwatch roster, is staying on board with the Helsinki REDS. He is leaving behind his role as a competitive player to join the behind-the-scenes staff. “At the beginning of 2017, I decided that I would take a year and see how the Overwatch scene in…

December 7, 2017
REDS release Overwatch roster – “we will consider rejoining OW”

The Helsinki REDS parts ways with Veikka “Talisman” Laine and Kaapo “Kryma” Laine. Two members of the organization’s original Overwatch roster, Eemeli “Woomera” Ikonen and Jani “Exceed” Kosonen, will continue as part of the REDS organization in different roles. More information on their roles in the REDS will be announced at a later date. The…

November 7, 2017
Helsinki REDS release two Overwatch players

The Helsinki REDS has parted ways with Matias “Lalli” Kivimäki and Aleksi “Akke” Kivimäki, previously part of the team’s Overwatch roster.

October 21, 2017
Helsinki REDS first Finnish national Dota 2 champions

Helsinki REDS is the inaugural Finnish champion in Dota 2. The REDS won the title on Saturday 21.10. at the eSM Dota 2 finals. The tournament was held at Grail Quest, a LAN tournament organized in Turku, Finland. Stay tuned for complete wrap-up of the tournament soon at helsinkireds.fi.

October 19, 2017
Helsinki REDS Dota 2 team participate in GrailQuest LAN tournament

The Helsinki REDS Dota 2 team is participating in the Dota 2 eSM tournament, to be played at GrailQuest in Turku, Finland. The tournament will be played 19.10.-21.10.2017. The GrailQuest 2017 Dota 2 eSM is the first Finnish Dota 2 national championship. “We are excited to be participating in a Finnish LAN tournament,” said Helsinki…

October 10, 2017
The Helsinki REDS Dota 2 team to participate in ROG Masters 2017 EMEA Qualifier

The Helsinki REDS Dota 2 team will be playing at the ROG Masters 2017 EMEA Qualifiers in Krefeld, Germany from the 12th of October to the 13th of October. The team will face Team Empire, a well-established Russian organization in the first round of single eliminations. “We are very excited to play our first LAN…

August 29, 2017
The Helsinki REDS expand into Dota 2

Helsinki - August 29th - The Helsinki REDS expand into the MOBA Dota 2 and announce their first competitive roster for the game. The team members are captain Benjamin “Notah” Läärä, Jan "Womber" Kylmänen, Kim “Vipu” Roos, Risto “Ouker” Kakkonen and Tomas “Syuuu” Sainio. The team will be managed by Joel “Jannu” Toivonen and coached by...

August 29, 2017
The Helsinki REDS reveal new Overwatch roster

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…

August 25, 2017
Liisa Harvela begins internship with the Helsinki REDS

Helsinki – August 25th – Liisa Harvela has begun her internship with the Helsinki REDS. Liisa works for the REDS with several duties in production of media content, daily social media marketing and communication with the gaming community. Ms. Harvela is a law and computer science student at the University of Helsinki, with a background…

August 11, 2017
Helsinki REDS launch junior team GGS REDS

Helsinki – 11th August – The Helsinki REDS proudly announces collaboration with Good Game Squad, Finnish eSports organization that combines youth work and coaching. Good Game Squad, known as GGS, has been one of the pioneers in Finnish junior coaching for the last three years and is now ready to expand to Overwatch with Helsinki…

August 7, 2017
Helsinki REDS release three players

Helsinki – August 7th – The Helsinki REDS announce the release of three players from the organization’s Overwatch roster. The REDS parts ways with Roope “Ruape” Kurkela, Ville “prettyWise” Mikkonen and Miika “BBR” Tekoniemi. – Our Overwatch team has not made significant progress during the past months and results have not been what we aim…

June 2, 2017
REDS add Kaapo “Kryma” Laine to Overwatch roster

Helsinki - June 2nd - the Helsinki REDS are pleased to announce the signing of Kryma to their Overwatch team's roster. Kryma is added to the roster after a tryout and he has been working with the team for the past week. Kryma has previously played for SkitLite Gaming - We are excited to announce this...

May 21, 2017
REDS part ways with Toni “Effix” Hurme

Helsinki – 21st May – REDS part ways with Toni “Effix” Hurme. Hurme is one of the original six players in the REDS’ Overwatch team and the organization expresses the outmost gratitude to Toni. – During the first six months of our franchise Toni has showed tremendous skill, hard work and dedication. We are grateful…

May 21, 2017
Helsinki REDS sign Niklas “Nihvu” Hirvelä as coach

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…

April 18, 2017
REDS FINISH SECOND IN COPENHAGEN GAMES

Helsinki – April 16th – The Helsinki REDS made it three times out of three on the podium in LAN tournaments last weekend. The team took part in Copenhagen Games and finished second behind Team Singularity Ninjas. On their way to the Grand Final the REDS beat the Swedish team Red Reserve in the semifinal….

March 30, 2017
Next stop Copenhagen Games!

Helsinki – March 30th – The Helsinki REDS will attend Copenhagen Games in Denmark during Easter week. The REDS participate in Dr.Oetker Pizzaburger Overwatch tournament (http://copenhagengames.com/tournaments/pizzaburger-overwatch) which will be played between April 13th and 15th. This will be the REDS’ first trip abroad, and it will be pivotal to display our growth as a team…

March 15, 2017
REDS advance into semifinals in Overwatch PIT Championship qualifiers

Helsinki – March 15th – The Helsinki REDS snapped Ex Cyclone’s 15 game winning streak on Wednesday and advance into semifinals of the Overwatch PIT Championship qualifiers. GG’s to Ex Cyclone for a real Oasis thriller. Earlier in the tournament the REDS beat ECV eSports and Void Child. The tournament continues on Thursday and in the semifinals…

February 21, 2017
Meet the REDS – presented by Battery Energy Drink #5

Check out REDS TV series about our Overwatch team players. In the fifth episode you get to meet our off-tank/flex Ville “prettyWise” Mikkonen. Ville opens the door to his home and talks about playing for the REDS. The series is presented by Battery Energy Drink. REDS TV esittelee Overwatch-joukkueen pelaajat, jotka valmistautuvat parhaillaan maaliskuun alussa…

February 21, 2017
The REDS finish third in ESL Go4Overwatch weekly

Helsinki – February 20th – On Sunday the Helsinki REDS finished third in ESL’s weekly tournament Go4Overwatch. This was the best finish for a team from Finland since last summer. On their way to the semifinal the REDS beat Autodidacts, Wizards Overwatch and the Copenhagen Flames. In the semifinal the REDS were beaten 2-0 by…

February 6, 2017
REDS and Tuutsi part ways

Helsinki – February 6th – The Helsinki REDS’s Overwatch team and their coach Mikko “Tuutsi” Kamppari part ways. The initiative to terminate cooperation came from Tuutsi. “It was a huge honor to be a part of the REDS’ first few months into competitive eSports. But right now I feel I don’t have the time or…

February 5, 2017
REDS finish second at Assembly Winter 2017

Helsinki – February 5th – The Helsinki REDS participated this weekend in Assembly Winter 2017 tournament and finished second behind Ninjas in Pyjamas. The REDS almost pulled off a huge surprise in the final, as they led the game 2-1 after the first three maps. NiP came in to the tournament as strong favorites, but…

February 1, 2017
Meet the REDS – presented by Battery Energy Drink #4

Check out REDS TV series about our Overwatch team players. In the fourth episode you get to meet our tank and team captain Roope “Ruape” Kurkela. Roope opens the door to his home and talks about playing for the REDS. The series is presented by Battery Energy Drink. REDS TV esittelee Overwatch-joukkueen pelaajat, jotka valmistautuvat…

January 31, 2017
Meet the REDS – presented by Battery Energy Drink #3

Check out REDS TV series about our Overwatch team players. In the third episode you get to meet our DPS Jani “Exceed” Kosonen. Jani opens the door to his home and talks about playing for the REDS. The series is presented by Battery Energy Drink. REDS TV esittelee Overwatch-joukkueen pelaajat, jotka valmistautuvat parhaillaan helmikuun alussa…

January 25, 2017
Meet the REDS – presented by Battery Energy Drink #2

Check out REDS TV series about our Overwatch team players. In the second episode you get to meet our Support Toni “Effix” Hurme. Toni opens the door to his home and talks about playing for the REDS. The series is presented by Battery Energy Drink. REDS TV esittelee Overwatch-joukkueen pelaajat, jotka valmistautuvat parhaillaan helmikuun alussa…

January 21, 2017
Meet the REDS – presented by Battery Energy Drink #1

Check out REDS TV series about our Overwatch team players. In the first episode you get to meet our DPS Eemeli “Woomera” Ikonen. Eemeli opens the door to his home and talks about playing for the REDS. The series is presented by Battery Energy Drink. REDS TV esittelee Overwatch-joukkueen pelaajat, jotka valmistautuvat parhaillaan helmikuun alussa…

January 17, 2017
Helsinki REDS takes first tournament victory

  Helsinki – January 13th 2017 – Helsinki REDS Overwatch team captured victory in the Coil Gaming weekly tournament. Victory was the first for the REDS, a team that was founded in November 2016. On its way to tournament victory the REDS beat the German team Maru LLC and in the final the REDS took…

December 15, 2016
REDS in action on Thursday

Helsinki – December 15th – Today Helsinki REDS will take part in the group tournament of the fourth season of Underdogs — the tournament organized by the French studio O’Gaming.tv with a price pool of 2000$. Eight teams will play in the group stage, four in each group. The system is Dual Tournament. Four teams…

December 5, 2016
Helsinki REDS have qualified for O’Gaming Underdogs Season 4.

Helsinki – 5th December – Helsinki REDS have qualified for the finals of O’Gaming Underdogs Season 4. The qualifier was played on 4th december. In the first round REDS went up against a newly formed myInsanity team with a full finnish roster. After dropping 0-1, the team fought their way back to clinch a hair…

November 26, 2016
Helsinki REDS taking part in ESL Go4Overwatch weekly tournament

Helsinki – November 26th – Helsinki REDS Overwatch team will debut in their first online tournament on sunday (November 27th) with the ESL Go4Overwatch. We will be streaming all of the teams games on our Twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/hreds . Stream starts 16:00 EET The stream will be hosted by commentator Teemu “wabbit” Hiilinen alongside a guest…

November 24, 2016
Helsinki REDS sign Mikko “Tuutsi” Kamppari as coach

Helsinki – November 24th – The Helsinki REDS eSports organization announces today the signing of Mikko “Tuutsi” Kamppari as coach of it’s Overwatch team. 26-year-old Kamppari has played competitive eSports since 2004 and recently switched over to coaching. Kamppari started his coaching career by working with a French Team-LDLC and after intensive training period agreed…

November 5, 2016
IFK Helsinki launches an eSports team

Helsinki – November 5th 2016 – Helsinki based ice hockey club IFK Helsinki is proud to announce its eSports project. The Club has launched a team that competes in Overwatch, a Blizzard Entertainment game published in spring of 2016. The team will compete under the name Helsinki REDS and uses the tag #hREDS on social media….

November 5, 2016
Helsinki REDS starts a partnership with Battery Energy Drink

Helsinki, – November 5, 2016 – The Helsinki REDS, the recently founded eSports organization announces a significant partnership with Battery Energy Drink. “We are extremely excited about this partnership and look forward to cooperating with the team and the organization behind it. eSports is growing fast and this is a fantastic opportunity for us to…

November 4, 2016
Helsinki REDS partners with Jimm’s

Helsinki REDS, a newly found eSports organization, is pleased to announce its partnership with JIMM’s, Finland’s leading manufacturer of customized computers.

November 4, 2016
Helsinki REDS announces its first competitive roster

Helsinki REDS, a newly found eSports organization is proud to announce its first competitive roster into Overwatch.