Renowned esports organization Heroic has parted ways with former head coach Nicolai ‘Hunden’ Petersen after alleging that the 30-year-old had leaked “confidential and sensitive information” from the team’s strategy folder to a “major competitor” ahead of IEM Cologne 2021 in July.
The organization has confirmed that they have started legal proceedings against Hunden following an investigation that allegedly revealed that he shared the information with a key individual at the competitor prior to the tournament.
Heroic said in a statement: “In order to preserve the integrity of the sport in the eyes of fans and everyone involved, it has to be made clear that such behavior is unacceptable and will have severe consequences.“
This isn’t the first time Hunden has found himself amid controversies, though. He had previously been involved with the infamous CSGO coaching bug abuse that led to several coaches receiving temporary suspensions.
The announcement by Heroic comes after Hunden denied the allegations raised against him in a statement released on July 28th. According to him, he had only discussed “anti-strat material of opponents” with colleagues of other teams.
Heroic has claimed in their statement that a legal process is already going on in Denmark regarding this issue and that two courts have independently found sufficient grounds for evidence collection, which has been carried out.
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