NHLGamer member @Hansulinho signs with SJK eSports
Some of you may have already guessed it a few weeks ago when well-established ECL franchise Laser HT changed their name to SJK eSports, but today the SJK organization made it official by way of press release: they have signed Hannes "Hansulinho" Kettunen.
Hansulinho himself recently announced he was leaving the ENCE organization and it should come as no surprise that SJK had since been active in trying to aquire the services of the successful finnish NHL player:
- Hannes has been in our sights for quite a while. He's a tremendous character and a very skilled NHL player, says SJK eSports Manager Pekka Riihimaa.
Officially joining the SJK organization also means Hansulinho will be able to call his close friend Risto "Dominointi" Järvi (already a member of the SJK team) a teammate both in the EASHL and on the Versus side of NHL competition.
- To join SJK at this stage of my career feels like the right move. They have a lot of talented people involved both when it comes to console gaming and management. Above all, they are eager to keep the movement around competitive NHL gaming moving forward, says Hansulinho.
The first official competition for Hansulinho under the SJK banner, outside of the currently ongoing ECL 5, will be IS Cup 2 in November, administered by NHLGamer.com.
- The level of play in Versus has improved dramatically these last few NHL games. Watching the recent online IS Cup qualifiers it was especially evident so I better keep calm and bring my A game during the IS Cup tournament to have a shot at winning, says Hansulinho.
Here at NHLGamer we'd like to congratulate Hansulinho on joining SJK eSports and wish him the best of luck at the IS Cup in November.
Hansulinho Fact Box [Player profile]
- 5x Finnish Champion
- Finished 3rd at the NHL World Championship Series in Las Vegas
- Finished 4th at IS Cup 1 (NHL 17)
- Participated in all 5 ECL tournaments at NHLGamer: twice for Nordic Blizzard (champions of ECL 1), twice for Laser HT (champions of ECL 4 Elite) and now SJK eSports
- Favors the G position in EASHL
Read the full announcement article (in Finnish) at: https://www.sjk2007.fi/w/sjk-esports--tervetuloa-hansulinho-
Fun Fact: With his SJK signing, Hansulinho once again becomes the third NHLGamer member to currently represent an official esports organization. Outside of himself and Dominointi for SJK eSports, @Chafak represents Paranoia esports.
It remains to be seen which organization will scoop up rising NHLGamer stars like @plee999 (PleeMaker); the champion of IS Cup 1, @eskoeinari; champion of the recent Finnish Championship eSM and @Erkki (I_EKI_I); finalist in both IS Cup 1 and eSM.
@The_Alpha_Furyan for NHLGamer.com