Heroic has decided to temporarily bench two of their top-performing players, Martin “stavn” Lund and Jakob “jabbi” Nygaard. This decision follows closely on the heels of the benching of another team member, Casper “cadiaN” Møller, earlier this month.
It has come to light that stavn and jabbi were instrumental in the decision to bench cadiaN, presenting the team with an ultimatum after the ESL Pro League. Heroic, in an effort to maintain team cohesion, acquiesced to their demands, expecting in return that stavn and jabbi would extend their contracts, which were set to expire in 10 months. However, the situation took an unexpected turn when the two players expressed their intentions to join Astralis, leaving their current contracts unsigned.
Heroic’s Future Plans and Player Market Value
Despite the current state of uncertainty, Heroic remains optimistic about the future. The team is actively seeking a long-term solution and is open to discussions regarding transfers, provided that these discussions are conducted with professionalism and a proper understanding of the players’ market value. Heroic’s ultimate goal is to reintegrate stavn and jabbi back into the fold, ensuring the team’s stability and success in future competitions.
In the interim, Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen has stepped in as a temporary replacement for cadiaN, with his contract extending until the end of 2023. However, Heroic has yet to announce stand-ins for stavn and jabbi. The team is scheduled to compete against Aurora in the Roobet Cup, with the match set to start at 15:00.
The Current Heroic Roster
With these recent changes, the current Heroic roster now includes Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen, René “TeSeS” Madsen, Rasmus “sjuush” Beck, and coach Richard “Xizt” Landström. Martin “stavn” Lund, Jakob “jabbi” Nygaard, and Casper “cadiaN” Møller are all currently benched.
Heroic’s decision to bench stavn and jabbi marks a significant moment in the team’s history, reflecting the ever-evolving nature of esports and the need for strategic decision-making. As the team navigates through these changes, fans and spectators alike will be keenly watching to see how these moves will impact Heroic’s performance in upcoming tournaments.