es3tag
Patrick Hansen 
Denmark
Heroic
Holds off nV for the sweep
April 25, 2018
es3tag posted a 45/39 Kd on Tuesday in a 2-0 series win over Team EnVyUs in Week 7 of ESL Pro League Season 7.
ANALYSIS
The series kicked off on Train, where es3tag started his CT-side with a 4-0 deficit early but managed to break the nV economy to contest. The two teams traded rounds, as they were unable to take over until EnVyUs broke the 7-7 tie to take the 8-7 lead at the half. es3tag didn't waste any time in the second half and finally put an end to nV's comeback for a 16-14 win, posting a 21/22 KD and an 80.7 ADR along the way. The series shifted to Cobblestone, where es3tag got a better start on his T-side with a huge 5-0 lead. It wasn't long before nV began to shut down the split near drop area and the push out of B, as es3tag saw the lead reduce to a 9-6 half. nV got the better start in the second half, but nothing could stop es3tag, who secured a team-leading 2417 KD and 103.3 ADR in the 16-13 win.
Dominate on Train
April 7, 2018
es3tag picked up a 38/34 KD on Wednesday in a 1-1 split against Natus Vincere in Week 5 of ESL Pro League Season 7.
ANALYSIS
The series started on Train as es3tag faced a 6-0 deficit right from the start. It wasn't until the seventh round where es3tag was able to finally buy in a shattered economy to pick up their first. From there, es3tag continued to hold the line on the A-bombsite as well as getting the backs of his teammates on the quick rotation to B. es3tag contributed to breaking the Na'Vi economy to help bring the deficit back to an edging 8-7 lead. The second half was all es3tag leading the way with his 21/13 KD and 1.63 rating to pick up eight straight for the series lead, 16-7. es3tag looked strong through the early rounds as both sides went back and forth, but he lost his touch as Na'Vi claimed the first half 10-5. The sides switched as es3tag began to get a few more entry-kills to help secure more rounds, but this time es3tag was unable to come out on top of the round affair as Na'Vi edged 16-14 for the split.
To field for Heroic at CPH Games 2018
March 30, 2018
Heroic will be using their backup, es3tag, for the duration of CPH Games 2018 due to JUGi still handling personal issues, according to a report from HLTV.org.
ANALYSIS
Starting today, es3tag will once again step in for Heroic, but this time around it will be for Copenhagen Games 2018 as JUGi is still deal with personal issues. es3tag has continued to stand in for JUGi for three weeks of various online competitions. During that time Heroic have had mixed results as the Danish-based team failed to qualify for ECS Season 5 and DreamHack Masters Marseille closed qualifier. It is unclear when JUGi will be active in the lineup.
Keeping the split alive on Train
March 21, 2018
es3tag earned a 44/38 KD on Tuesday in a Heroic split against the Ninjas in Pyjamas in Week 4 of ESL Pro League Season 7.
ANALYSIS
The first map in the best-of-two series against NiP was a rather dismal one to watch, as es3tag was unable to find the frags or confidence to get through the 16-6 loss. However, es3tag's performance on Train was a turnaround, as the Dane contributed his Round 4 triple kill retake on the A-bombsite to the 7-0 start on the CT-side. NiP finished the first half down 11-4 but managed to bring the deficit to match point as es3tag and his men quickly forced the extra rounds. es3tag began to start the T-side with more aggression, throwing off the defense to pick up two round in the first half. The sides switched as es3tag pressed on and helped secure the series split with a 19-16 win on Train.
Replaced by RUBINO
February 14, 2018
Heroic has announced that RUBINO will replace es3tag on the main roster.
ANALYSIS
The news comes after a fall-out in the lower bracket stage od cs_summit 2 with a 2-0 loss to Liquid. Although es3tag is a standout and consistent player, who averaged a 0.98 rating throughout the North American event, a statement from the coach, peacemaker, revealed that the team needed "other qualities" to take the next step. The 22-year-old Dane joined the team in June of 2016 after a four-year stint with Tricked Esports. es3tag helped Heroic finish second at DreamHack Atlanta and picked up a win over Gambit in the World Cyber Arena 2017, but the team had far more early group stage exits. While es3tag is technically a backup, it's expected that he'll be open to offers.
Cruises through Nuke for the sweep
December 2, 2017
es3tag posted a 37/28 KD on Saturday Day 2 of DreamHack Open Winter with a 2-0 win over Rise Nation.
ANALYSIS
Inferno kicked off the series between Heroic and Rise Nation as es3tag entry-fragged his way through the first half. A strong offensive first half by es3tag helped the team control the game early on to take a massive 13-2 lead going into the second half. However, Rise Nation came out swinging in the second half for the offense to pick up several rounds early. After giving up a handful of rounds to a tough passive-aggressive offense, Heroic came close to taking the game into overtime but es3tag closed the door with a 16-14 win, posting a 19/17 KD and 76.1 ADR. Game 2 on Nuke was es3tag with the triple kill hold on the A-bombsite to enable the retake to take the pistol round. From there, es3tag continued to dominate the first half on the defense to hold off a 12-3 lead going into the second. His offensive performance in the second half was all aggression to apply pressure on the Rise Nation defense, and it seemed effective. Although giving up two rounds in the second half, es3tag continued to pressure the defense for the 16-5 win, posting an 18/11 KD and 77.7 ADR.
Unable to break the sweep
October 15, 2017
es3tag posted a 32/40 KD on Wednesday in a 2-0 loss to North in the ELEAGUE Premier quarterfinals.
ANALYSIS
es3tag started the series on the offensive side of Overpass with a rather slow start. North took the 3-0 lead early on before es3tag contributed to the first round won on the A-bombsite. However, North would continue to shut down the entry-kills es3tag tried to get as he could only achieve a handful of rounds in the first half 10-5 deficit. es3tag had a better start in the second half with two round won but North would then control the remainder to take Game 1 16-7, with es3tag contributing with a 14/21 KD and 73.6 ADR. Game 2 North jumped to another early lead with a 2-0 start, however, es3tag got the defense back in the game in Round 3 with a strong defensive hold on the B-bombsite to get on the board. From there, es3tag would hold off for a 4-3 lead before North would slowly come back and even the score 5-5. Es3tag struggled in the late rounds against the aggressive offense of North to take a first-half lead 9-6. Unfortunately, in the second half, es3tag could only get one round for the offense early on but it was all the defense from North to carry out the series sweep with a 16-7 win on Mirage.
Consistent in crushing win over SK
September 30, 2017
es3tag picked up a 17/14 KD on Friday with a convincing 16-5 win over SK Gaming in Group D of ELEAGUE Premier.
ANALYSIS
es3tag had a great defensive showing in the first half of Train dominating SK on their best map in the map pool. es3tag held off SK for a massive 7-0 lead in the first half before giving up a few rounds but quickly closing out the first half with a 12-3 scoreline. Going into the second half es3tag secured the pistol round on the A-bombsite picking up the last two kills. From there, SK managed to pick up one round but the entry kills from es3tag were too much for SK to handle as Heroic took Train 16-5 in fashion as es3tag earned a 97.0 ADR along the way.
Leads the pack to a sweep
August 23, 2017
es3tag posted a 29/35 KD on Tuesday with a win over HellRaisers 2-0 in ESL Pro League Season 6.
ANALYSIS
Game 1 es3tag had a phenomenal defensive first-half performance, holding off the offense for a quick 4-0 lead. Despite the 14/13 KD and team-low 63.2 ADR, es3tag called for quick rotations, which allowed his team to capitalize on the hold and/or retakes. The first half was dominated by a large lead that ended with a 10-5 lead going into the second half. es3tag remained poised as he picked up several entry kills and bomb plants to secure Mirage 16-8. Game 2 was a slow start early on, but the post-plant holds paid off with multiple rounds won in the tight race to the second half, despite settling for an 8-7 deficit. The second half consisted of several rounds holding off the offense but also manning up on the retakes as the HellRaisers offense was tough to tame, but es3tag managed to edge out a 16-14 win.
Consistent all around in win
May 7, 2017
es3tag tallied an 18/15 KD in his team's big upset win over G2 Esports at DreamHack Tours on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
es3tag got his strong showing in this game off to a nice start with a double in Round 3 before fading into the background a bit for a few rounds. He got back in control of his game late in the halt with doubles in Rounds 10, 11 and 14. This was more than enough to put his team up 10-5 at the half. The second half was more of the same for es3tag, as he was pretty consistent overall to keep his team moving forward. He picked up an entry frag in Round 18 before picking up the last kill in Round 19 and another double in Round 20. With him and everyone else on Tricked playing at the top of their game in this game, it was only a matter of time before they locked up the 16-7 win.
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