Heroic bench mertz; NaToSaphiX joins

NaToSaphiX is back on a team, replacing mertz on Heroic.

Heroic bench mertz; NaToSaphiX joins
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The Danish team Heroic has announced the benching of Daniel "mertz" Mertz from the active lineup while Niels-Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen will be joining their ranks, taking on the AWP role.

The 22-year-old is a familiar face, having already played for Heroic as a stand-in for the currently benched mertz in the ECS Pinnacle Cup qualifier in February this year.

In the official announcement, NaToSaphiX said the following about the change:

"I've been staying patient for a few months now, but it’s time to get back on the grind. I’ve found the team I want to commit to and I’m hoping for a long, lasting and successful journey with Heroic! I’m really honored and thankful that Heroic, such a big and powerful organization has decided to take me under their wings. I’m looking forward to becoming a hero!"

According to Heroic's In-game leader, Benjamin "blameF" Bremer, NaToSaphiX is a complete player:

"In our pursuit of a new awp’er, our thoughts quickly fell on Niels, as we have experienced playing with him before, as he is a player that not only possesses a great sniper but overall is a complete player in other aspects of the game as well. Looking forward to working with him and welcome him to the heroic family!"

Heroic are now:

Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
Benjamin "blameF" Bremer
Martin "stavn" Lund
Adam "friberg" Friberg
Niels-Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen

Daniel "mertz" Mertz (inactive)
Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu (coach)