RUBINO sidelined by illness

Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel will be out of action for the coming weeks due to an eye infection, Heroic have announced on Twitter.

The news of the Norwegian's illness comes at a troublesome time for Heroic, who are now going through a restructuring of the squad following the departure of Jakob "JUGi" Hansen and Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer to OpTic, with Adam "friberg" Friberg stepping into the team as a temporary stand-in.

After said changes, Heroic barely missed out on a spot at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, as they placed eighth in the European division after losing a tiebreaking scenario to HellRaisers.

RUBINO takes a step back to recover from an eye infection

While the 24-year-old is out of action, the Nordic team will be using NOREG's Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen as a stand-in, whose first match with the team will be the StarSeries i-League Season 5 Europe qualifier's quarter-finals against AGO later today.

Heroic also have DreamHack Open Tours coming up in a little over two weeks, on May 19-21. At this point, it's unclear whether Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel will recover by then to travel to France with the team. 

Heroic's lineup for the foreseeable future is:

Denmark Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen
Denmark Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg (stand-in)
Norway Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen (stand-in)

Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1123
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
966
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
971
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
859
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
414
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
#1
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
GET WELL SOON!
2018-05-04 14:09
They are an okay team now just -es3tag +RUBINO
2018-05-04 14:10
#13
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
They are an okay team now just -es3tag +RUBINO
2018-05-04 14:10
#19
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
awww
2018-05-04 14:11
#29
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Norway kakemann 
+1
2018-05-04 14:24
#57
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Norway just_sAvage 
kinda true
2018-05-04 16:34
no -moddii +rubino
2018-05-04 17:51
#74
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:04
#2
SpawN | 
Turkey tENGRI 
I THOUGHT ILLNESS IS A PLAYER :d
2018-05-04 14:09
#24
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Switzerland dilophosaur99 
xdd
2018-05-04 14:13
#37
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India grinchxd 
lmfao
2018-05-04 14:55
rip semmler
2018-05-04 14:09
NOOO SEMMLER :(((
2018-05-04 14:13
Wot
2018-05-04 14:09
Oh
2018-05-04 14:09
#6
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Germany ripseN 
GET SOON WELL
2018-05-04 14:10
#8
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United States mers_cs 
ripino
2018-05-04 14:10
#9
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Germany ripseN 
WELL GET SOON
2018-05-04 14:10
Damn gws
2018-05-04 14:10
xD SEE YOU LATER RUBINO
2018-05-04 14:10
#73
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:04
#12
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Croatia feelsbadmane 
Heroic more injuries than whole arsenals squad combined
2018-05-04 14:10
yes
2018-05-04 14:16
#14
World Jeza 
illness tier 2
2018-05-04 14:11
LMAAOOOOOO Wish I knew that b4 I bet Hurroic
2018-05-04 14:11
Get well soon PepeHands
2018-05-04 14:11
Eye infection are you fucking shitting me
2018-05-04 14:11
Honestly if semmler played instead of him, i would have not noticed
2018-05-04 14:11
#20
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United States AjAjCaptain 
I hope cromen stays in Heroic, someone gotta save him from tier 3.
2018-05-04 14:11
#21
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Sweden RaketHopp 
Holy crap get well rubinoB0y
2018-05-04 14:11
and that's why you only spunk on the forehead, not the eyes
2018-05-04 14:12
#26
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United States EmperorTrump 
He looks exactly like Semmler at the top photo wtf is this black magic
2018-05-04 14:17
#27
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Australia not_prokda 
rip
2018-05-04 14:18
Get well, Ruben :( Now -Niko and Heroic are good
2018-05-04 14:19
Help niko get outta there. Put him in North instead of Valde
2018-05-04 14:25
RUBINO with the Sharingan or the Rinnegan?
2018-05-04 14:26
#32
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Denmark staraxe 
cancer? sad :(
2018-05-04 14:27
#72
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:04
these esports "injuries" are so fucking hilarious
2018-05-04 14:31
#40
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Paraguay HighAlching 
hilarious? how the fuck is he going to play with an eye infection
2018-05-04 15:03
too easy
2018-05-04 15:23
#60
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Paraguay HighAlching 
yeah sure, get an eye infection and try to play
2018-05-04 18:21
u still dont get it lmao
2018-05-04 18:56
Get well soon Semmler
2018-05-04 14:36
#38
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India grinchxd 
kNgV~ finna sideline FNS
2018-05-04 14:56
#39
Ukraine foff 
u are welcome moe tv!
2018-05-04 14:58
Pinkyeye
2018-05-04 15:07
#42
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
So you are saying they have a chance. Lit
2018-05-04 15:11
#43
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
2018-05-04 15:11
#44
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Norway Fant0s 
God bedring :)
2018-05-04 15:16
texting on the toilet rip
2018-05-04 15:22
Heroic is done. GG
2018-05-04 15:24
#48
REAL | 
Norway strifer- 
Cromen really deserves T1/T2. Shame it had to stop the Noreg team tho.
2018-05-04 15:29
Although i ideally would like to see a norwegian team succeed, i just don't see NOREG succeeding. If you want to be a top team, you need to able to qualify for CPH games and beat teams like Singularity in a bo3.. cromen is just a step above the rest in that team, and i would be more happy seeing him do well in a better team and going to LAN's. We just have to face that truth that we are only able to produce good individual players to play for international teams.
2018-05-04 16:53
#64
REAL | 
Norway strifer- 
Imo they could have become a good T2 team with time. But agreed, Cromen is a step above the rest. Shame they are putting the project on hold since Cromen left, would have wanted them to try out some fresh talent.
2018-05-04 19:24
#71
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:04
#50
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Ethiopia aNCIOn 
I have eye infection too. my advice is ignore medicine doctor recommends. motherfucker only made it worse
2018-05-04 15:48
Yey friberg :DD Now get xizt and maikelele to replace snappi and jugi then im happy :D
2018-05-04 15:51
Do you realize Snapi and jugi are in OpTic?
2018-05-04 16:06
Why would you ask that? Did i say that i did? :S
2018-05-04 16:07
But your post doesn’t make any sense
2018-05-04 16:08
Okay. First of all, im glad that friberg is playing with a team again. Make sense? Also it would make me glad if they signed xizt now that they have lost their igl in snappi. And they lost their awp player in jugi. I would like to se maikelele to fill that spot. Makes sense?
2018-05-04 16:12
Oh i read it again, first i read it as "did you release jugi and snappi to optic" xD Did you realise that snappy and jugi are in optic. Yes of course i realise that snappi and jugi are in optic. But they havent replaced them yet. Still opened spots, and i would like those to be filled by xizt and maikelele.
2018-05-04 16:25
get well soon hopefully cromen is here to stay
2018-05-04 18:36
#62
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Rubino always has some problems... holy... anyway... good luck boys! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-05-04 18:41
#65
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Denmark Xipingu 
“Barely missed out on a spot to HellRaisers” ... Great. -.- Sad for Rubino though. GL!
2018-05-04 19:43
Hope he gets back soon, highly skilled player
2018-05-04 22:50
Too much dick in the eye eh?
2018-05-05 00:14
who cares?
2018-05-05 00:38
PINK EYE!!
2018-05-05 01:13
#70
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Germany Azakurathor 
+1
2018-05-07 14:04
#75
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India red_ez 
If Rubino was allowed to play heroic would have never got this far XD
2018-05-16 01:21
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