Heroic to play without HUNDEN at IEM Cologne 2021

Team Heroic on Twitter have revealed the changes to their coaching positions as Nicolai ‘HUNDEN’ Petersen will sit out of the upcoming IEM Cologne 2021. 

Heroic to play without HUNDEN at IEM Cologne 2021

Team Heroic on Twitter have revealed the changes to their coaching positions as Nicolai ‘HUNDEN’ Petersen will sit out of the upcoming IEM Cologne 2021. 

Hunden, who joined Heroic as the team’s head CSGO coach in April 2020 won’t accompany the team to the IEM Cologne 2021 and instead will be replaced by Mental & Performance Coach Troels “robl” Robl and Physical Coach Kasper Straube. 

As earlier reported by HLTV.org, the 30-year-old Danish CSGO coach has been linked to Astralis as Danny “⁠zonic⁠” Sørensen’s contract with the former stands valid till the end of 2021 and the latter may weigh up his options for a change. Amid the current situation, Astralis have placed HUNDEN on the top of the priority list in the search for their Head Coach position on the team.

HUNDEN was a part of MAD Lions’ starting CSGO roster before hanging up his mouse as a player and chose to coach Heroic. Under him, Heroic went on to win their first-ever championship at ESL Cologne in 2020. After this feat, HUNDEN was handed a 12-month ban by ESL for using the spectator bug in one of Heroic’s games during the DreamHack Masters Spring. The ban period was later brought down to just eight months by the ESIC as the tactician further assisted in the investigation probe laid by the former. He was later reinstated by Heroic as their head coach after serving his 8 month-long ban. 

Today on their website and Twitter, Heroic shed light on the current situation where they have added Mental & Performance Coach Troels “robl” Robl and Physical Coach Kasper Straube to the roster which would support the team during their time at Cologne.