ESIC intends to investigate Heroic players for involvement in the coaching bug
The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) is considering opening a case against Heroic players to investigate whether they knew about former team’s coach Nikolai "HUNDEN" Petersen abusing the coaching bug. This was announced by ESIC Commissioner Ian Smith, in a comment to sport.tv2.dk.
The Commission’s representative noted that HUNDEN’s accusations towards his ex-teammates are a reason to reopen the case and investigate Heroic's players. At the same time, he added that currently ESIC has no strong evidence of Danish esports athletes’ guilt, and only wait to receive the necessary information for the investigation.
Earlier, Jacob "Pimp" Winneche stated that there was strong evidence proving the guilt of Heroic players. After analyzing all the materials he had, the analyst concluded that the Danes knew for sure that their coach was getting information about the opponent's actions on the map.
Let us recall that a year ago, in Spring 2020, HUNDEN was banned for abusing the bug he used in two matches against Astralis and Team Spirit. The coach claimed that the players were not aware of his actions, but recently denied this statement. At that time, Heroic featured three members from the current roster Martin "stavn" Lund, Casper "cadiaN" Moller, and Rene "TeSeS" Madsen, as well as Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen and Johannes "b0RUP" Borup, who have already left the team.