IFK Helsinki announce their entry into eSports

IFK Helsinki have announced their entry into eSports by buying an Overwatch team. The team will be named Helsinki Reds #Hreds.


Helsinki REDS goal is to become one of the leading and most popular brands in eSports and to provide teams players a caring environment to enable them to achieve their goals in eSports.

Helsinki REDS first competitive team was assembled by team manager Christer Kasurinen and team captain Roope “Ruape” Kurkela. During the past few months they gathered a tight group of players committed to work hard and grow together as a team that is competitive at high level matches and tournaments.

Helsinki REDS first competitive roster into Overwatch is composed of top tier talent from Finland and has started its heavy training program in October.

Helsinki REDS team

Roope “Ruape” Kurkela (Captain)
Eemeli “Woomera” Ikonen
Miika “BBR” Tekoniemi
Toni “Effix” Hurme
Jani “Exceed” Kosonen
Ville “prettyWise” Mikkonen

“Building the team with a relatively fast pace was a challenge, but with the lead of our team captain Roope Kurkela, we were able to obtain four of the core players relatively fast. We took our time with the last member and found our team’s youngest player Toni “Effix” Hurme, who is certainly going to turn some heads in the coming months. The “Original Six” is everything we could expect from a top tier team and I am really looking forward to our cooperation for the upcoming future”, says Christer Kasurinen, team manager of Helsinki REDS.

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