HAVU expands into competitive NHL by acquiring Written In The Stars NHL esports team. Written In The Stars has a strong track record both in 6vs6 modes and 1vs1 modes. Previously HAVU signed Hannes "Hansulinho" Kettunen, from Written In The Stars, who finished 6th in the NHL GWC 2019 tournament in Las Vegas.
Going forward the Written In The Stars team is representing HAVU Gaming and the team is going to be waving the HAVU flag in the upcoming Finnish Championship League, which will culminate at Assembly Summer 2019 in Helsinki on Friday the 2nd. The NHL has already made indications that clubs are going to invest in NHL esports in near future, which is naturally great news to the whole NHL gaming community and gives lots of new possibilities & boosts upcoming esports talents. Finland has already a great community around NHL esports with NHLGamer & Kenneth Lehtinen working hard to improve the experience for any gamers around sporting esport games.
"HAVU has been looking for different options to expand into more games in competitive esports. Both the growth in popularity in different sporting games and the strong community and history around ice-hockey really made sense to go strongly into NHL esports. We had a great open discussion with the team and our goals in the future were really similar. We want to show the world that Finnish NHL esports is going to stay in the absolute top also in the future. We are here to stay and win titles." -Lasse Salminen, HAVU Gaming CEO
"It is a great honor to welcome HAVU Gaming into NHL esports. HAVU has in only a couple years been able to make themselves an impressive powerhouse within esports and we know that anything they decide to dive into, they do it with focus and effort. NHL esports has taken some massive strides recently and a lot of the credit goes to organisations such as HAVU that possess the vision and courage to jump into uncharted territory, providing support to a very potential competitive NHL Gaming scene and bringing it to the eyes of an even bigger audience. Written In The Stars is the reigning ECL Champion and one of the most consistent performers in the NHLGamer era, I'm confident these guys representing HAVU are destined to do great things in the future."
- Kenneth Lehtinen, Founder of NHLGamer NHL Gamer in brief:
Since its inception, NHLGamer has continuously strived to offer the best possible experience for any and all gamers who have come to enjoy the competitiveness of playing the EA Sports series of NHL games. We made our biggest stride forward yet when we in late 2015 introduced the first ever European Championship League (ECL) - a league where all the best European NHL gamers create teams and compete against each other in the game mode EASHL (6vs6) for the title of best EASHL Team in Europe. Since then, NHLGamer has hosted a wide variety of leagues worldwide and live-events in both Finland and Sweden.