Heroic Takes Authorized Motion Towards Former CS:GO Coach Hunden, ESIC Confirms Investigation

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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 group data.

HUNDEN has denied these claims whereas agreeing to cooperate with ESIC and different related establishments and is able to present crucial 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 guide, the Danish group got here out with a press release of their very own, yesterday on 29th July. In line with 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 scenario 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.

  1. Heroic alleged that earlier than IEM Cologne 2021 the group unanimously determined to not contain HUNDEN “resulting from extreme belief points”.

  2. The org added that HUNDEN had blocked group members from accessing the group’s technique folder.

  3. Following an inner investigation, Heroic claimed that HUNDEN had shared delicate and confidential data with a person earlier than IEM Cologne 2021.

  4. 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 ample grounds for proof assortment, which has been carried out.

Heroic Assertion

Heroic expressed shock by HUNDEN’s alleged conduct, whereas speaking about how they’d 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 approach”.

ESL’s Assertion Concerning Hunden

ESIC confirms ongoing investigation into claims in opposition to Hunden

ESIC stepped forth to substantiate its ongoing investigation within the matter, revealing that they’d been notified about Hunden allegedly leaking Heroic’s delicate data on 6th July, “which may very well be labeled as a breach of ESIC’s Integrity Program”.

ESL was additionally notified in regards to the scenario by ESIC because it was associated to approaching 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 in regards to the scenario the place he had claimed that rumours about him having shared Heroic’s strat guide 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 creating”.

Additional, Hunden said that he’s prepared to cooperate with ESIC and every other related establishments, and can be able to “present documentation about something discovered essential to the case”.

For now, the matter remains to be below investigation. There have been additionally rumours about Astralis being fascinated about signing HUNDEN as their coach, and it is but to be seen if this rumoured with be affected following these allegations.