X players form Heroic

Another player-owned organization has emerged as the Danish players of X founded Heroic.

Heroic players have recently parted ways with SK and were playing under the name X. Michael "⁠Friis⁠" Jørgensen & company decided to create their own organization, following the footsteps of their Danish brethren who created Astralis.

The team is competing in the fourth season of ESL Pro League and will attend Power-LAN taking place in Denmark. They also qualified for DreamHack ZOWIE Open Bucharest and StarLadder i-League Season 2 Finals.


Heroic is formed 

The players released a statement in which they said they believe they have found the correct mix of five players that could carry their ambition.

The full statement can be found below:

Today we are proud to announce the creation of our very own brand, Heroic.

Since the core of our team’s departure from SK, we have been focused on finding the correct mix of five players, that could carry our ambition to prove ourselves among the worlds best. Now, we believe we have finally found exactly that and our results are a clear indication that we are on the right path.

With the lineup settled and proven, the next step is moving on from our temporary name – Team X. We have all spent multiple years in the Counter-Strike game, across many teams and brands and we are extremely excited to finally be able to call ourselves co-owners of Heroic. We believe that the time has never been more right to take this step and we have never been more motivated to make this a global esports success. We will soon be announcing the partners who have helped make Heroic a reality.

We hope that all our fans will follow us on this journey and that we will welcome many new ones on board over the coming months. You can catch us playing live this weekend from the POWERLan in Denmark, where you will see the Heroic logo on our jerseys for the very first time.

For any interested partners, sponsors or anything related, please feel free to reach out to us on contact@heroic.gg

-Michael, Lukas, Valdemar, Marco & Andreas.

Heroic have the following roster:

Denmark Michael "⁠Friis⁠" Jørgensen
Sweden Andreas "⁠MODDII⁠" Fridh
Denmark Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer
Denmark Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander
Denmark Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså

BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
512
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
133
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
673
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
308
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
GL gla1ve
2016-08-26 16:58
3 replies
Yep
2016-08-26 17:00
2 replies
ez glaive
2016-08-26 19:18
1 reply
Getting this Sticker Money Godsent, Heroic
2016-08-26 21:22
n1
2016-08-26 16:58
sick
2016-08-26 16:58
GL bois!
2016-08-26 16:58
lol
2016-08-26 16:58
expected
2016-08-26 16:58
moddi dane
2016-08-26 16:58
gj prntscr.com/caq9ho moddii danish LUL
2016-08-26 17:00
1 reply
#138
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Canada Timings
N1
2016-08-26 23:59
Seems like everybody is creating their own brand now :D
2016-08-26 16:58
1 reply
idd. seems like it'd be worth it :-d
2016-08-27 05:27
welcome to the club, good luck at todays Derby
2016-08-26 16:59
gl
2016-08-26 16:59
now every shitter forms their own org? dunno if thats clever or where they got the money to do that from.
2016-08-26 16:59
26 replies
#42
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Brazil Mentecapto
yea, where the fuck did they get the money to do that?
2016-08-26 17:02
Godsent and Astralis aren't exactly 'shitters'. Also essentially anyone can make their own organisation, you don't need a specific amount of money for it but the more the better.
2016-08-26 17:09
9 replies
astralis i could see. they were a world class team when they did it. godsent i thought aight, fair, they got some big names and will probably not be half bad. i was more referring to some shit like archangels and obv now these shitters right here, although admittedly they play in some big online leagues (in which they will probably fail tho).
2016-08-26 17:24
8 replies
These so called "shitters" have won big tournaments before and at least three of them have been a part of the international top 4 at some point.
2016-08-26 17:46
6 replies
#96
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France t3r4byt3
Literally only Friis and MODDII have ever been at the top and that was in CS 1.6
2016-08-26 18:26
4 replies
1.1, 1.3, 1.6, CS:GO, doesn't matter. gla1ve was the third. He was with Western Wolves when they for a short period marked themselves as a top team beating both VeryGames and NiP (multiple times). And then Friis and moddii had a stint in fnatic in CS:GO, though not a top4 team they were still a pretty good team, both the swedish and danish for that matter.
2016-08-26 18:51
3 replies
#111
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France t3r4byt3
I can recall one bo1 match which Western Wolves won over NiP from DreamHack Summer 2013 and thats it. Can't remember WW vs VG though.
2016-08-26 19:17
2 replies
they won twice against NiP, both bo1's. hltv.org/?pageid=188&matchid=14695
2016-08-26 20:20
1 reply
#125
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France t3r4byt3
That's really quite underwhelming. I get it if it's a team like CIS Virtus.pro, who could beat NiP in bo3s and they did so multiple times but WW has only won two bo1s and that's it.
2016-08-26 20:25
moddii isnt a shitter, hes recently been a decent top level player again after initially sucking dick after his break. but friis is an absolute horseshit player, seeing as hes a fulltime awper and should be a carry player. valde is talented, the others are shitters like friis.
2016-08-26 18:44
Ah
2016-08-26 22:35
They get their money the same way that non-player owned orgs get their money; sponsorship deals. The team needs peripherals, so they go out emailing different companies asking for a sponsorship deal where the company invests in them by giving the team money & gear, and in return, the team-brand advertises the company's products.
2016-08-26 17:23
12 replies
you need capital to start homie.
2016-08-26 17:23
11 replies
*Implying that each player wasn't a broke-ass man before the creation* Better?
2016-08-26 17:25
5 replies
its not gonna be done with a grand or two per guy.
2016-08-26 17:25
4 replies
Dude I'm not saying that's the case at all, I'm just saying that you probably don't need a heavy starting investment because the initial startup of the company is so small anyway.
2016-08-26 17:28
2 replies
u need a solid backing to run an org. and btw, if ur just gonna feed me with some bullshit that u have no idea about: half of twitter is wondering the same thing. u cant just found an org and its done by having 5 players. theres more people that u need to pay that do background work. theres salaries for everyone involved. travel costs, equipment costs, all sorts of shit. im not saying they dont have backing, im just wondering where its coming from.
2016-08-26 18:46
1 reply
They probably have anonymous investors
2016-08-26 23:43
Like he said "Implying that each player wasn't a broke-ass man before the creation"
2016-08-26 18:39
#83
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World waltsuu
aint organizers already paying for travel these days? they can just focus on playing and do what they can with spare time obviously living costs but who knows they might still be living with families or studying something for money or using savings
2016-08-26 18:03
2 replies
"aint organizers already paying for travel these days?" I'm not sure about it but organizers pay only for main event participants (invites and winner/s of the quals) but you have to pay for travel if you want to play offline quals. I might be wrong so don't yell at me, i got such info few months ago (maybe it used to be like that/maybe it got changed/maybe it never was like that)
2016-08-26 18:39
travelling to events and living costs are hardly the only thing u need to worry about. an esports organization is a business and u need ppl to run the business. and i doubt that the players will be able to do that.
2016-08-26 18:47
They already were independent. So nothing really changed there.
2016-08-26 18:07
1 reply
they were teamless. thats a big difference.
2016-08-26 18:42
Investors / partners, just like tricked and Astralis.
2016-08-26 17:41
#143
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United States sayNt
hm, where do professional players get the money to form their own org?
2016-08-27 02:50
gj and gl!
2016-08-26 16:59
go moddii u got this, btw why do MODDII have a danish flag? Hes Swedish.
2016-08-26 16:59
Are they "heroes" because they were SENT from GOD?
2016-08-26 16:59
since when moddii has been danish XD
2016-08-26 16:59
Moddii danish?
2016-08-26 16:59
#30
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Finland Kahvipollo
Gl, pretty risky imo
2016-08-26 16:59
gl in the future :)
2016-08-26 16:59
lol
2016-08-26 16:59
#33
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Sri Lanka Quakez5
JK
2016-08-26 16:59
#34
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Congratulations! Best wishes for your future matches.
2016-08-26 16:59
2016-08-26 16:59
1 reply
2016-08-26 17:12
logo is peng af
2016-08-26 17:00
nice
2016-08-26 17:00
gl with bot snappi and bot friis lmao
2016-08-26 17:01
#41
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Sweden godname
is that a lol org or?
2016-08-26 17:02
3 replies
yes its a lol org made by cs players for cs
2016-08-26 17:03
1 reply
#58
 | 
Spain Alser
+1
2016-08-26 17:16
READ.....
2016-08-26 17:05
#45
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Brazil Mentecapto
Another pretty retarded name to be honest. I was expecting ROCCAT to pick them up, but this happens. Well, yea, guess I'll have to deal with another shitty random org name.
2016-08-26 17:04
2 replies
#55
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Brazil oskadopLis
+1
2016-08-26 17:15
Many NIP fanboys in this site but NIP is even more retarded imo
2016-08-26 19:56
EXPECTED
2016-08-26 17:06
#48
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World madman112
lol
2016-08-26 17:08
hahaha, dat will be the same sh1t, as ASStralis, with no sponsors and motivation. rip danish CS
2016-08-26 17:10
nice
2016-08-26 17:11
#52
ropz | 
Finland wormi
so similar logo to some others but gl hf
2016-08-26 17:12
#54
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China Paracios
stupid name
2016-08-26 17:13
sick logo
2016-08-26 17:15
#57
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CIS kHYRR73
logo by Matthew Doyle ??
2016-08-26 17:16
#59
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France t3r4byt3
Astralis, GODSENT, Heroic Why are all these names so damn bad? I hope these names become like Ninjas in Pyjamas, sounds stupid at first but becomes iconic and legendary later on
2016-08-26 17:16
6 replies
Ancient was a way cooler name before they changed it to godsent
2016-08-26 18:22
Astralis is a pretty dope name tho imo
2016-08-26 18:40
3 replies
#132
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France t3r4byt3
eh I guess its not that bad still miss TSM tho
2016-08-26 22:48
2 replies
astralis is a pretty famous name from the past.
2016-08-28 20:03
1 reply
#149
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France t3r4byt3
it was the name of a Finnish team in 1.6 but I wouldn't say they were famous, it was a really long time ago
2016-08-29 10:36
Astralis is a pretty good name imo. I just think team that have names like LEGENDARY or something like that is pretty dunb aka godsent and now heroic. Immortals is pretty dumb too, but they were already an org before ex-tempo got picked up.
2016-08-26 22:15
Good luck boys :)
2016-08-26 17:23
looks good, gl bois
2016-08-26 17:25
cool
2016-08-26 17:29
GL boys!
2016-08-26 17:30
pretty cool! gl
2016-08-26 17:32
rofl
2016-08-26 17:32
heroin lel
2016-08-26 17:34
#74
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ
Heroic > Asstrashits
2016-08-26 17:35
Gl boys! :)
2016-08-26 17:35
#76
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France StickyRice
Tier 4 incoming. Astralis went from top 4 to Tier 4 when they thought they were smart enough to be their own brand. Just focus on your CS play boys, don't think about being your own org.
2016-08-26 17:38
2 replies
The world is stuck in a market bubble right now. There are millions of half retarded people making too much money, and it would be stupid not to take advantage of of these times before the bubble pops.
2016-08-26 18:25
1 reply
"There are millions of half retarded people making too much money.." lmao that was hilarious, thanks for the laugh
2016-08-26 19:22
Best of luck!
2016-08-26 17:45
Good screw the orgs make something for yourself hopefully more teams follow suit.
2016-08-26 17:49
Disband in 3 2 1
2016-08-26 17:53
Lol $5 logo
2016-08-26 18:02
#84
fxy0 | 
Europe almy
Good Joooob
2016-08-26 18:02
worst name since godsent
2016-08-26 18:03
Cool logo. Too bad this team will never qualify for a major. [*] Heroic stickers
2016-08-26 18:05
-friis +good awper top 10 ez
2016-08-26 18:10
#89
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Sweden crindz
<3 MODDII & team X gl bois
2016-08-26 18:11
$$$
2016-08-26 18:16
cool xd
2016-08-26 18:22
what a shitty name. everyone knows they wont be heroes. they wont even win anything
2016-08-26 18:23
1 reply
They will win powerlan tho.
2016-08-26 19:12
cool logo
2016-08-26 18:24
nice
2016-08-26 18:33
Nice ! GL
2016-08-26 18:35
gl
2016-08-26 18:50
"op op HEROina" (c)
2016-08-26 19:01
looks sick
2016-08-26 19:13
#113
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Sweden Danzk1
sick! fuk de bloodsucking orgs that sells stuff in players names how ever they please
2016-08-26 19:18
EZ4HEROIN
2016-08-26 19:21
player run orgs are increasing in number very fast. first astralis then godsent, reunited in ow now heroic apparently...
2016-08-26 19:22
That's a dope logo n1
2016-08-26 19:31
Looks similiar with Team Empire logo GL
2016-08-26 19:55
now we have four: astralis, tricked, godsent and heroic.
2016-08-26 20:05
Apparently, "played-owned organisation" has become synonymous with what was once known as a "clan"
2016-08-26 20:06
GL Heroic = ) Glad to see another great team.
2016-08-26 20:12
OMG this logo is very good !!!! HEROIC PLS GO to the next major
2016-08-26 20:37
lol, they wont even qualify for the major.
2016-08-26 21:54
Sad day for dignitas - now they can't simply get glaive in place of MSL... MSL is like Fifflaren back in his last NiP days.
2016-08-26 22:23
Wow that's a pretty risky move imo. I hope they can get enough sponsors to send them on the events :)
2016-08-26 23:16
Oiiiiiiiiii
2016-08-26 23:38
still trash team ! always losing tier10000000 teams !
2016-08-26 23:39
ânother 0815 team
2016-08-26 23:53
kick friis tho
2016-08-27 00:03
#140
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Azerbaijan M1R4CL3
gl valde
2016-08-27 00:57
the most retarded teamname ever
2016-08-27 01:55
sick stickers tho
2016-08-27 01:57
-pyth + legend MODDII please
2016-08-27 11:41
how will a org with a team that doesn't win anything support themselves besides a little sponsor money
2016-08-27 12:25
DOPE NAME. Heroic!
2016-08-28 17:53
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