valde set to leave Heroic

MIRAA
May 23rd, 2017 17:24

Heroic have announced that Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså will be allowed to continue his career on a different team.

The announcement comes just days after Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså was moved to the bench by team coach Henrik "FeTiSh" Christensen, with Casper "cadiaN" Møller stepping in for the ESL One Cologne qualifier.

That decision came as a surprise to many as valde had been part of the team for almost a year and is widely regarded as one of the most promising Danish players.

valde will not play for Heroic anymore

In a statement, Heroic have revealed that the benching valde "came as a consequence" of the player being "uncertain about his future on the team", and the 21-year-old has publicly taken his fair share of the blame for the problems.

"I could definitely have handled the situation and the timing differently, but in the end I think the best solution for all is that I move on," valde said.

"I have always appreciated the Heroic guys and the cooperation with RFRSH, who is indeed bringing a new and professional attitude to the game, but even though we are five very strong players, we did not function optimally as a team.

"I take my part of the responsibility, and it was a frustration to all that we didn’t function optimally. Now I look forward to finding a new team and I appreciate that RFRSH will help out in this situation."

RFRSH Entertainment CEO Nikolaj Nyholm added that the company is now working with valde to find him a new home and noted that the search for a new fifth player is already underway. 

"I fully support Henrik’s decision, which means valde will not play for Heroic anymore and we are looking for a permanent replacement," Mr. Nyholm said.

"He is an extremely skilled player, and I would have loved to continue working with him, and help to develop him as a player.

"In general we would never let a player, still under contract go, but, for several reasons, I believe this is the right decision for all. We will do all we can and work with him to find a new team."

Nikolaj Nyholm, CEO of RFRSH Entertainment::
 
- I fully support Henrik’s decision. It also means, Valde will not play for Heroic any more, and we’re working on a permanent replacement.
 
- He is an extremely skilled player, and I would have loved to continue working with him, and help developing him as a player. In general we would never let a player, still under contract, go, but for several reasons, I believe this is the right decision for all. We will do all we can and work with him to find a new team.
 
- Meanwhile I am very pleased to see Heroic’s performance on Sunday. It confirms to me, we have really strong team with extremely skilled players and I believe that Heroic will come out of this change even stronger.

Heroic, who have qualified for ESL One Cologne after beating dignitas in the semi-finals of the closed qualifier, currently have the following quartet:

Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh
Denmark Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer
Denmark Jakob "JUGi" Hansen
Denmark Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen

Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1114
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
700
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
721
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
942
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
837
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Expected
2017-05-23 17:25
#67
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Hungary WolfITW 
why the did they kick their best player?
2017-05-23 17:39
Probably to join another team
2017-05-23 17:40
That doesn't make any fucking sense for Heroic
2017-05-23 17:58
What if he got bought out?
2017-05-23 18:00
Yeah,probably that happened,but didn't state it so i went with what they said.Most likely it's a buy out though
2017-05-23 18:01
I agree, also "wasn't sure about his future with the team" to me makes it very clear that he would have left or was in the process of leaving regardless of what Heroic did.
2017-05-24 00:43
hes probably going to join north if that is the case. dignitas is a possibility too but unlikely
2017-05-26 13:11
RIP :(
2017-05-23 17:25
Why?
2017-05-23 17:25
#6
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Indonesia Sky14 
lel
2017-05-23 17:25
Rip valde :(
2017-05-23 17:25
#8
United States rowin 
What...
2017-05-23 17:25
#9
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United Kingdom FullSpe3d 
expected
2017-05-23 17:25
#10
NiKo | 
Austria Phil_1337 
sad
2017-05-23 17:25
Obv
2017-05-23 17:25
#12
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France Static2k 
expected
2017-05-23 17:25
Nip incoming
2017-05-23 17:25
not bad
2017-05-23 17:25
#17
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Czech Republic Lueg 
lul
2017-05-23 17:25
#18
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Russia Reph 
Valde to NiP?
2017-05-23 17:25
#19
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Germany cartii 
Cya
2017-05-23 17:25
#20
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Norway Ivenrik 
:(
2017-05-23 17:25
#21
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World b1uhwk 
SPICY SHUFFLE INC
2017-05-23 17:25
lol
2017-05-23 17:25
Ohh shit Drama in DK
2017-05-23 17:25
#27
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Brazil fuNNa 
I feel sad for valde!
2017-05-23 17:26
#29
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Spain JasonRacism 
North, Astralis or NiP
2017-05-23 17:26
#30
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Russia HLTV_Admin 
Valde > Gay CadiaN
2017-05-23 17:26
#31
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United States ybm 
Noob
2017-05-23 17:26
Valde is such a good player , he dont need lock himself in Heroic !
2017-05-23 17:26
#33
fnx | 
World HRQ1 
nip valde 100%
2017-05-23 17:26
Hmm bye bye
2017-05-23 17:26
Hmm NiP have a game tonight, they might've been forced to release this info now because of it :/ *thinking*
2017-05-23 17:26
#64
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Europe skelteR 
Nah, don't worry, mate. NiP does not take good decisions
2017-05-23 17:38
yeah that woulda been a blinder of a decision -.-
2017-05-23 18:54
#36
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North America Techno_Lover 
expected.
2017-05-23 17:26
Astralis and North not involved, either low-tier DK shuffle or valde is heading to Sweden.
2017-05-23 17:26
#44
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Argentina makuken 
Nip incoming..
2017-05-23 17:28
who told u north isnt involved? thats the first place id look bcs north has been horseshit for a long time now.
2017-05-23 18:55
#38
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
well well weeeell... who could it be?!?
2017-05-23 17:26
#39
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Spain Todd_Howard 
F0rest GeT_RiGhT, xizt draken and valde. NOT BAD
2017-05-23 17:27
He's joining NiP
2017-05-23 17:27
#41
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Pakistan zaidspawN 
:(
2017-05-23 17:27
#42
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Denmark clutchkongen 
Are they kicking him? How fucking retarded is the leadership in this team.
2017-05-23 17:28
HE IS YOUR BEST PLAYER!!!
2017-05-23 17:28
NiP or Godsent inc
2017-05-23 17:29
valde set to play for Nip before their 2 games against Godsent
2017-05-23 17:29
#48
dennis | 
Belgium Slyven 
Might be going to mouz
2017-05-23 17:29
this new layout is very smooth
2017-05-23 17:31
#96
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Denmark Menterx 
Try the night mode, it's awesome! :)
2017-05-23 17:53
#141
s1mple | 
Denmark konner 
Thank you, i had no idea.... my eyes are thankful.
2017-05-23 23:04
rip
2017-05-23 17:31
Hope he'll get a good team
2017-05-23 17:31
#53
mirbit | 
Germany xM4RS 
I am excited which organisation he will join.
2017-05-23 17:32
hello valde welcome to NiP
2017-05-23 17:33
mmmmm I hope it's not astralis - gl valde
2017-05-23 17:33
-dupreeh +valde dupreeh has been sucking for many months, time to kick his ass out of Astralis.
2017-05-23 17:34
#66
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Switzerland zero_hoes 
nah
2017-05-23 17:39
#139
Xyp9x | 
Denmark QBE_ 
Ohh yeah, not cuz he saved their asses on overpass against FaZe at Katowice. IN THE FINAL
2017-05-23 22:40
So a single map in a final allows you to suck for half a year? He's really inconsistent, his role is to kill enemies everytime, not just once per year.
2017-05-24 17:18
#58
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United States Drifter808 
After failing to leave the minor qualifier as a clear favorite whilst being one of the best talents in Denmark I'd imagine Valde wants out.
2017-05-23 17:35
Uh, he was kicked mate.
2017-05-23 17:38
#74
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United States Drifter808 
I feel like it's more complicated than that
2017-05-23 17:41
Not really.
2017-05-23 17:45
#144
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Europe Serjkerrr 
why would they kick their best player? obv he just dont wanna play for them and they have some buff probably inside team and leaderships so they let him go.
2017-05-23 23:27
Maybe because he has attitude problems and the way he plays. Just because he frags doesn't mean hes their best player by any means. He was benched, so ofcourse he wants to play with them, they just didn't want to play with him. Niko and JUGi are both better players than he is, IMO.
2017-05-24 00:33
North valde
2017-05-23 17:37
Nip-godsent in 90 minutes Coincidence? I aren't think that
2017-05-23 17:37
#71
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Europe skelteR 
The game is 3 and a half hours from now. You seeing a preview in 90 minutes?
2017-05-23 17:40
-cajunb +valde , k0nfig taking the awp role
2017-05-23 17:38
#65
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
He's gotta be in the shuffle
2017-05-23 17:39
#70
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Netherlands Funtobedavid 
If the rumors are true then he goes to mouz
2017-05-23 17:40
#95
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United States Moosk 
Not gonna happen, if they replace denis they won't have a major qualifier spot
2017-05-23 17:52
#120
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Netherlands Funtobedavid 
True
2017-05-23 18:43
#72
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World STEEN_ 
Welcome NiP Valde!
2017-05-23 17:41
rip nip
2017-05-23 17:41
#76
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
Valde to North
2017-05-23 17:42
#77
RpK | 
Germany lloyd6077 
so he indead got poached
2017-05-23 17:42
probably another team
2017-05-23 17:42
#79
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India Gandhii4 
Welcome to NiP!
2017-05-23 17:42
#80
tabseN | 
Austria linxAT 
Tricked valde incoming
2017-05-23 17:42
ez nip
2017-05-23 17:45
#86
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Europe skelteR 
Seems to me more like he did some shit and they kicked him.
2017-05-23 17:46
Cheez, what a dramatic exit, get over yourselves
2017-05-23 17:46
valde to North or a worse Danish team
2017-05-23 17:46
#89
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Heroic are so f*cking dumb...
2017-05-23 17:47
I hope he goes to Nip instead of fatberg or xizt...
2017-05-23 17:48
surprise.. Kappa
2017-05-23 17:51
RiP heroic( Magisk Valde gla1ve
2017-05-23 17:52
#154
zews | 
Brazil wIDt 
-MSL +valde
2017-05-24 11:54
#97
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Vietnam piem0l 
-draken +valde
2017-05-23 17:53
#102
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United States DemiFiend 
Draken is the best player on the team....
2017-05-23 18:01
NiP are waiting for you.
2017-05-23 17:59
If you were the first person to post in this thread, you are an absolute retard.
2017-05-23 18:02
#104
cromen | 
Denmark ilnert 
valde joins North MSL goes to coach
2017-05-23 18:03
#155
zews | 
Brazil wIDt 
cajunb as IGL... -MSL +valde
2017-05-24 11:54
#105
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Spain akproxx 
bench valde was stupid anyway xd
2017-05-23 18:05
#107
flusha | 
Sweden moxxy 
it is -Aizy +Valde. But would like to see -denis +valde
2017-05-23 18:08
#110
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Russia Sur10n 
Why fnatic shoud kick dennis? Kappa
2017-05-23 18:10
(mousesports) Denis, not (fnatic) Dennis.
2017-05-24 09:22
#151
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Russia Sur10n 
"Kappa"
2017-05-24 09:27
#108
 | 
Russia Sur10n 
GL in NiP or North
2017-05-23 18:08
Stupid decision by Valde. Heroic has alot of potential, more than NIP and most other teams, considering how young their players are and skillwise. Only North or Astralis would make more sence to him, and i dont think he will go to any of those teams. I hope to see AnJ in his place, because being a similar player and a very big talent. CadiaN could be a good choice also, if he can keep it up - but anytime AnJ>cadiaN
2017-05-23 18:09
Anj seems like the choice Valde would make himself, if you have listened to the talk he had with Thorin a few days back.
2017-05-23 18:36
Yeah i heard it, but more so looking at how AnJ has been playing he could maybe even be better than valde
2017-05-23 19:08
#111
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Kazakhstan dc7 
obviously epsilon
2017-05-23 18:13
immortals
2017-05-23 18:13
#114
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Slovakia bombmeister 
NiP Valde
2017-05-23 18:21
- k0nfig + valde
2017-05-23 18:21
Every North American team outside of possibly C9 and Liquid should be looking into their coffers and trying to figure out how much they can offer Valde. He's the real deal.
2017-05-23 18:29
I'm saying. If OpTic is smart, they'll throw everything they can at him.
2017-05-23 18:57
While Valde, deservedly so, may think CLG is a downgrade... he also offers star-calibre rifling to a team (something Cutler, FNS, and Nathe haven't shown they can offer or consistently offer) that's missing that type of rifler. I would also include NRG, but who the fuck knows what their plans in CS:GO are.
2017-05-23 19:05
same happened with karrigan legit benched and kicked? i arent think that a move by rfrsh IMO
2017-05-23 18:31
#118
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Good luck Valde, you deserve! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-05-23 18:34
I started to love Brazil because of you! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we (may be) from BRAZIL!
2017-05-23 20:27
#140
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
thank you mate, appreciate that!
2017-05-23 23:03
#121
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World exeberia01 
valde epsilon would be nice ?
2017-05-23 18:48
ASTRALIS VALDE PLEASE
2017-05-23 18:59
#128
Peru acz 
Mouz? ChrisJ wrote welcome Valde
2017-05-23 19:43
could also be north changing someone imo. north has been bad in top tier tournaments since a few months.
2017-05-23 19:58
pimp, valde, pyth, maikelele + whatever = new team
2017-05-23 20:06
#131
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Denmark fm100 
Just wild thoughts. maybe a buy out from OPTiC, NAF ingame leader, rush and valde rifler mixwell awp. holy shit that would actually be sick
2017-05-23 20:07
-aizy + valde ez top 5
2017-05-23 20:21
Finally, he is way too good for a shitty team like Heroic.
2017-05-23 20:24
-denis +valde coming
2017-05-23 20:51
#142
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Argentina OFF!80 
-nothing + valde
2017-05-23 23:07
-shroud +valde
2017-05-24 01:17
The obvious move form him is if North give up on Aizy and stick valde in there
2017-05-24 03:21
money is the best thing in the world for valdemort
2017-05-24 05:01
i think it`s frustating for Snappi,he just got 2 replacements in his team and i dont think they figured out the roles fully ,and now valde replaced ,basically heroic`s core is moddii and snappi,they are almost a new team :))
2017-05-24 09:49
North fix Inc
2017-05-24 11:38
Definitely going to north for sure, I can see him replacing aizy
2017-05-24 18:18
sad
2017-05-25 05:54
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