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 Helsinki REDS will not be immediately looking into forming a new Overwatch roster.
“We are exploring new possibilities in several games. We can definitely see ourselves rejoining the Overwatch community in the future, but for now we will take time to observe the development of the Overwatch scene in Europe and to evaluate our goals and capabilities,” said general manager Christer Kasurinen.
For now, the Helsinki REDS manage a Dota 2 team, which is the reigning national champion and has shown a lot of promise in international tournaments.