stavn and jabbi: "We did not initiate a push to replace cadiaN in Heroic"

Astralis' Martin "stavn" Lund and Jakob "⁠jabbi⁠" Nygaard published on their Twitter accounts a joint statement, outlining their version of the situation that occurred in Heroic. According to them, they did not initiate the parting ways with Casper "cadiaN" Møller.

We did not initiate a push to replace cadiaN, nor did we stand alone when these discussions were initiated on the team. On the 13th of September 2023 stavn took contact to Heroic's management and cadiaN solely to express his thoughts on a frustrating period, involving key persons having left the organization, uncertainty about the future of the lineup and consecutive frustrating months on the server. <...> On the 14th of September 2023, all players in the roster were informed about the aforementioned conversation by the Heroic management. It became clear that all 4 players and coaches in the roster (except cadiaN) shared and vocally expressed that they felt the same frustrations as stavn.

Lund and Nygaard also deny reaching an agreement with Astralis prior to the announcement of their exclusion from Heroic's starting five. According to the players, they signed contracts with the club before the start of the BLAST Premier Fall Final 2023, which took place at the end of November.

A released statement made by Heroic on the 25th of October 2023 stated that "stavn and jabbi agreed that if Heroic let cadian go, they would extend their contracts". This is untrue. We did have early negotiations with Heroic management about renewing our contracts but at no point did we commit or agree to sign new contracts with Heroic. <...> We signed with
Astralis right before BLAST Premier Fall Final 2023 when Astralis and Heroic had finalized a transfer

The esports athletes also said that Astralis first contacted them at the end of September, when the organization invited them to join the new project. They then reached out to Heroic and asked for a transfer so that the club could start to work on the transfer.

Note that stavn and jabbi officially joined Astralis at the end of November. Before this, the players got into a scandal caused by accusations from Heroic.