Heroic terminated the contract with its CS: GO head coach Nicolai HUNDEN Petersen and commenced legal proceedings against him following an investigation that allegedly found he had shared «confidential» information from a team strategy folder with a key person at a major competitor before the start of IEM Cologne.
The news came the day after HUNDEN released a personal statement stating that he would not renew Heroic's contract and said he was accused of sharing the Heroic stratbook with other teams. If this turns out to be true, it could seriously affect those who place cs go bets on stavkacsgo.com. Earlier this month, it was reported that Astralis was considering the 30-year-old tactician as a candidate to replace its head coach Danny «zonic» Sørensen for the 2022 season. A day later, it was revealed that HUNDEN would not be supporting the team at IEM Cologne.
The former game leader has worked with Heroic since April 2020. He helped them reach new heights and win such famous tournaments as ESL One Cologne Europe in August 2020 and ESL Pro League Season 13 in April 2021. HUNDEN was also one of 37 coaches banned by ESIC for using camera bugs during official matches and served as an analyst from September 2020 to April 2021 while he couldn't coach the team.
Heroic was eliminated by FaZe Clan and did not make the IEM Cologne playoffs. The Danish team led by Casper «cadian» Møller is the 7th best CS: GO team in the world according to the HLTV rating. They will have to find a new head coach during the summer break for players, which ends on August 15, the day before the start of ESL Pro League Season 14.
Heroic said they would not comment further at this time due to the «delicate nature» of the situation, but the story is far from over. The investigation results could lay down at stake HUNDEN's CS: GO coaching career, especially as it will be his second offense.
ESIC confirms ongoing investigation into claims against HUNDEN and is now awaiting «any further evidence that may arise from the various seizures carried out in the Danish Heroic trials.» The esports watchdog will reserve further comments pending the completion of the investigation.