Heroic
Denmark
Joins Heroic
February 14, 2018
Heroic has revealed that RUBINO will be joining their starting roster.
ANALYSIS
RUBINO has been without a team since being released from Team Dignitas in January. He had a great performance for Astralis as a stand-in at the ESL Pro League Finals, despite the 9-10th place finish. The 23-year-old has finally landed on an active roster and it comes at the perfect time for Heroic. The team's coach, peacemaker, stated that RUBINO would fill in the other qualities the team needed that they didn't get from es3tag. RUBINO will debut in the ESL Pro League and will boot camp with the team ahead of the upcoming IEM Katowice.
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.
Not enough offense in loss
December 3, 2017
JUGi went 56/43 on Saturday in a tough loss to Natus Vincere 2-1 at DreamHack Open Winter.
ANALYSIS
JUGi started the series on the defense of Inferno with a close pistol round win but it went into the hands of Na'Vi. However, JUGi helped turn things around with several holds on the B-bombsite to pick up three in a row. Although Na'Vi broke the economy and took off in the first half with an 11-4 lead. JUGi then struggled to get past the defense of Na'Vi, only able to pick up one round in the 16-5 loss. Game 2 shed some light on the series for JUGi, who displayed patience in the Heroic defense to hold off Na'Vi for the 10-5 lead, thanks to his triple kill hold on the A-bombsite to take the half. A slow start didn't kill the momentum as the force-buy contributed by JUGi helped the team financially get back into the game. From there, the defense of Na'Vi couldn't keep enough money in the bank as JUGi picked up the 16-9 win. The final map of the series came down to Train where JUGi held the line early on but Na'Vi dominated to take the lead. Down 11-4 at the half, JUGi picked the Na'Vi defense for eight rounds in the half but it wasn't enough to take the series in a 16-12 loss on Train.
Slow first halves results in loss
December 3, 2017
MODDII gathered a 49/44 KD in the 2-1 loss to Natus Vincere on Saturday at DreamHack Open Winter.
ANALYSIS
MODDII kicked off the series on Inferno for the defense, who contested early in the pistol round but was unable to take the win. However, the following three rounds were won thanks to the firm hold on the B-bombsite and help on the rotations. Although Na'Vi dominated the remainder of the half for an 11-4 lead. MODDII also couldn't find his groove in the second half which granted Na'Vi the 16-5 Inferno win. Down 1-0 in the series, but not out just yet as MODDII remained composed in the first half of Overpass with a great display of defense for the 10-5 lead. Na'Vi didn't do down without a fight as the early rounds were contested but MODDII opened up the bomb site and evened the series with a 16-9 win. A fairly even start to Train quickly turned sour as there was no money in the bank for MODDII to win more than four rounds in the first half or gain some sort of map control. However, the second half was more controlled with the aggressive offense and keen rotations to keep Na'Vi on their toes. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to get past the defense for a 16-12 loss.
Not enough defense in 2-1 loss
December 3, 2017
Snappi completed Saturday with a 56/52 KD in the 2-1 loss to Natus Vincere at DreamHack Open Winter.
ANALYSIS
A rough start to the series on the defense of Inferno would haunt Snappi later on in the series as Na'Vi controlled the map to take a massive 16-5 win over Heroic. Game 2 shed some light on the future of Heroic as Snappi led his team to a strong defensive hold in the first half, with several players picking up great individual plays. A 10-5 lead going into the second half gave Snappi some room to adjust to the defense of Na'Vi, who started the second half on the lighter side. After a few rounds given up early, Snappi was able to work with the buy-round that eventually broke the Na'Vi economy. With the economic advantage, Snappi picked up the 16-9 win along with a solid 23/15 KD and team-leading 100.0 ADR. The series came down to Train where Snappi picked up the 2-0 start but Na'vi quickly evened the score to contest. Snappi helped pick up two more rounds on the quick rotate but with a tattered economy, Na'Vi sailed through the half for an 11-4 lead. Although Snappi led a fast and aggressive offense, Na'Vi was just too skilled and picked up their fifth round of the half to take the series 16-12.
Current Roster
Upcoming Events
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 - EU
    2/21/2018 - 4/26/2018
    Another season of the ESL Pro League is upon us. While Fnatic came out on top of Europe during the regular season for Season 6, they fell by the wayside against FaZe Clan in the semifinals. FaZe went on to lose 3-1 to SK Gaming in the grand finals, giving the Pro League crown back to the North American region. Who will rise from Europe to try and bring the crown back home?
  • StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 - Finals
    2/21/2018 - 2/25/2018
    With some of the biggest names in CS:GO present during the latest season of StarSeries, sparks will be sure to fly. Will Cloud9 continue its strong run in 2017? Will Team Liquid win a second straight tournament? Will FaZe Clan bounce back from its crushing loss at the ELEAGUE Major: Boston? All those questions and more will be answered in Kiev.
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Heroic release valde
July 18, 2017
Valdemar "valde" Bjorn Vangsa has announced that he is no longer under contract under Heroic.
ANALYSIS
Earlier this year the 22-year-old expressed his uncertainty about his future on Heroic as a result in being benched ahead of the Closed qualifier for ESL One Cologne. During that time, Heroic revealed that it would help the young player find a new team while under contract. However, according to a tweet from valde, he is now free to join another team without negotiations including Heroic. valde has released contact information regarding any inquiries as the young promising Nordic player find a new home.