Danish Counter-Strike organization Heroic are in discussions with René "TeSeS" Madsen and Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen about joining their active roster, according to multiple sources close to the team. The two would replace Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer and Patrick "es3tag" Hansen, if all parties come to an agreement.
Heroic originally appeared to have transferred its CS:GO lineup to the FunPlus Phoenix organization last month, but that deal was cancelled as a result of es3tag choosing to take an offer from Astralis. While the players had played underneath the FunPlus Phoenix banner, the transfer had not been completed and was easily reversed. es3tag has been moved to the inactive list and will join Astralis in the near future while Snappi has been benched, freeing two spots on the roster.
The best result for Heroic came towards the end of 2019 when they won DreamHack Open Atlanta 2019, beating Sprout in the Final. Following that event, they had a couple poor finishes before finishing in the semi-finals at EPICENTER. Their best result in 2020 was a semi-final finish at DreamHack Open Leipzig but would go on to get knocked out of the ICE Challenge Group Stage a week later.
It is unclear at this time if Heroic will automatically get its ESL Pro League spot back for Season 12 or if they will have to re-qualify. Due to the attempted transfer to FunPlus Phoenix, Heroic did not have a roster to compete in Season 11. The move resulted in BIG replacing Heroic in Pro League, despite having qualified for FLASHPOINT Season 1.
Representatives from Heroic declined comment.