CEO Noah Winston has announced that the Finnish ex-professional player will be heading up their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive division. Tomi "Lurppis" Kovanen
, is one of Finland's most prominent Counter-Strike experts. Kovanen started his career as a player back in 2004, retiring in early-2012. During his active years, Kovanen represented teams such as hoorai, Team ROCCAT, 4Kings
and Evil Geniuses
. He most recently has been working as an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan.
Following his retirement, Kovanen has continued to be an influential member of the scene, sharing his expertise as a columnist, including right here on Fragbite, analyst, commentator and a frequent user of Twitter.
Immortals do not currently have a CS:GO roster, but this clearly sets out their intention to acquire one.
With this new role Kovanen has confirmed that he will be relocating to Los Angeles, USA sometime next month.
Noah Winston, Immortals CEO:
"Tomi occupies a really unique position in the industry in that he’s worked on pretty much every side of it. He’s been a player. He’s been casting talent. He’s evaluated it from an investment perspective. He has a set of skills that in combination are really hard to find in the industry with both grassroots, endemic esports knowledge, but also professional experience from outside of esports.
Immortals add Tomi "Lurppis" Kovanen as GM immortals.gg