Heroic Takes Authorized Motion In opposition to Former CS:GO Coach Hunden, ESIC Confirms Investigation
Heroic releases a press release in opposition to their CS:GO coach, HUNDEN, taking authorized motion in opposition to him whereas additionally terminating his contract for reportedly leaking delicate crew data.
HUNDEN has denied these claims whereas agreeing to cooperate with ESIC and different related establishments and is able to present vital documentation as nicely.
ESL carried out their very own investigation to substantiate that IEM Cologne’s event integrity was not impacted by this incident. Whereas ESIC confirms their ongoing investigation into claims in opposition to HUNDEN.
A day after Nicolai “HUNDEN” Petersen to denied all rumours about him having shared Heroic’s strat e book, the Danish group got here out with a press release of their very own, yesterday on 29th July. In response to Heroic’s assertion, they’re taking authorized motion in opposition to HUNDEN whereas additionally having terminated his contract. ESL’s Senior Vice President of Product, Ulrich Schulze additionally got here ahead to touch upon the state of affairs with ESL having carried out its personal investigation, to find out whether or not IEM Cologne’s event integrity was affected or not. Lastly, the Esports Integrity Fee (ESIC) additionally confirmed their ongoing investigation which began on on 8th July 2021.
Heroic releases assertion relating to Hunden
A day after HUNDEN launched a public assertion from his aspect, dismissing all rumours about him having leaked data delicate to Heroic, the Danish group got here ahead with their very own response.
Heroic alleged that earlier than IEM Cologne 2021 the group unanimously determined to not contain HUNDEN “attributable to extreme belief points”.
The org added that HUNDEN had blocked crew members from accessing the crew’s technique folder.
Following an inner investigation, Heroic claimed that HUNDEN had shared delicate and confidential data with a person earlier than IEM Cologne 2021.
Contemplating this to be a transparent breach of contract, Heroic has taken authorized actions in opposition to HUNDEN whereas additionally terminating his contract.
A authorized course of is ongoing in Denmark. Two courts have independently discovered enough grounds for proof assortment, which has been carried out.
Heroic expressed shock by HUNDEN’s alleged habits, whereas speaking about how that they had given him a second likelihood following the coach bug suspension.
ESL feedback on allegations in opposition to Hunden
Ulrich Schulze – ESL’s Senior Vice President of Product additionally made a press release clarifying that after the TO carried out its personal investigation into the matter, it has come to a conclusion that IEM Cologne’s event integrity was not impacted by this incident.
After ESL was notified about Hunden’s alleged behaviour by ESIC, the event organizer investigated and got here to a conclusion that “whereas permissions to entry a shared folder have been despatched out, the folder was not accessed by the recipient in any method”.
ESIC confirms ongoing investigation into claims in opposition to Hunden
ESIC stepped forth to substantiate its ongoing investigation within the matter, revealing that that they had been notified about Hunden allegedly leaking Heroic’s delicate data on 6th July, “which might be categorised as a breach of ESIC’s Integrity Program”.
ESL was additionally notified concerning the state of affairs by ESIC because it was associated to imminent matches at IEM Cologne 2021. As said above, the event integrity was not breached and that ESIC has continued its investigation, at the moment awaiting additional proof.
On 28th July, Hunden had publicly spoken concerning the state of affairs the place he had claimed that rumours about him having shared Heroic’s strat e book have been false. He confessed to having shared some “anti-strat materials of opponents,” with colleagues from different groups, claiming it to be important for him as a coach “in respect to staying within the loop and growing”.
Additional, Hunden said that he’s prepared to cooperate with ESIC and another related establishments, and can also be able to “present documentation about something discovered essential to the case”.
For now, the matter continues to be below investigation. There have been additionally rumours about Astralis being fascinated by signing HUNDEN as their coach, and it is but to be seen if this rumoured with be affected following these allegations.