RUBINO sidelined again; AcilioN to stand in for Heroic

Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel's eye infection has relapsed, meaning the 24-year-old Norwegian will have to sit out the closed qualifiers for DreamHack Masters and the FACEIT Europe Minor.

In the beginning of May, RUBINO contracted an eye infection, forcing him to sit out the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals in Dallas and DreamHack Open Austin, where Heroic fielded Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen instead.

RUBINO came back to play at the CS:GO Asia Championships, where Heroic made it to the quarter finals. Unfortunately, the Norwegian's infection has flared up again, causing him to take another break to 'recover and undergo further examination'.

Heroic will be without RUBINO for the foreseeable future

Standing in for Heroic in the upcoming qualifiers for DreamHack Masters Stockholm and the Europe Minor in London will be Asger "AcilioN" Larsen, who recently announced his free agency after being benched in his former team, Imperial.

The 21-year-old Dane's first action with Heroic will be this week as they attempt to qualify for DreamHack Masters in Stockholm.

Heroic's line up for the foreseeable future is as follows:

Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg
Denmark Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
Denmark Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen
Denmark Asger "AcilioN" Larsen (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:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
985
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1163
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
862
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
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 Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
432
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
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Poland AntasAntas 
Expected
2018-06-26 11:25
#2
NiKo | 
Slovenia VidR 
Unlucky
2018-06-26 11:25
#3
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India TYZ4 
RIP Rubino BibleThump
2018-06-26 11:25
#6
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-06-26 11:26
#9
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Europe _EpiC_ 
that dude is either the most unlucky fella in the game or really bad
2018-06-26 11:26
#15
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Palestine zwe 
expected
2018-06-26 11:27
How? did you shit on his pillow or something?
2018-06-26 14:58
like the tooth fairy only with shit
2018-06-26 15:33
#120
SPUNJ | 
Australia nazzle 
no not really
2018-06-27 14:42
he deserved this for leaving Dignitas/North when they were good
2018-06-26 12:19
Foxfanboy detected
2018-06-26 13:48
I thought he was kicked. Either way how does one deserve physical suffering like this. Even if he did there is a limit. He lost already one year because of this. I hope he recovers fully and gets to do what he enjoys
2018-06-26 16:43
#121
SPUNJ | 
Australia nazzle 
he has such a nice beard as well he really doesnt deserve this
2018-06-27 14:42
You cant succeed without spending time / effort. S1mple and Niko are at the top because they work hard. Rubino is lazy guy , so he's mostly benched. If Heroic dont disband in the near future , they'll most likely bench Moddi as well.
2018-06-26 15:08
He has eye infection retard
2018-06-26 15:48
During the whole this time ? Like few years now ? ;)
2018-06-26 19:29
ok im just gonna say one thing. AUCS.............
2018-06-26 19:52
**ANZ CS
2018-06-26 22:55
AU cs is the entire region, australia the continent
2018-06-27 16:41
Oh yeah,nevermind,in my country Australia is only the country
2018-06-27 19:25
yea no it really depends on where you live
2018-06-28 01:38
didnt know he has been benched for a few years, ty for the info man.
2018-06-26 20:03
Nt , cromen.
2018-06-26 20:26
#58
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Shame, one of the best support players when he was in dig/north. Best wishes to him
2018-06-26 12:55
#68
flusha | 
Brazil Riiko 
A shoutout to all my homies that still can recognize RUBINO as a great support player and dont look just at K/D ratings. Thank you brother. Greetings from Brazil.
2018-06-26 13:43
#96
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Greetings from England back to ya :)
2018-06-26 15:37
his mistake he cucked them and left, deserved
2018-06-26 14:18
#81
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Latvia s1^ 
*kicked
2018-06-26 14:23
Hopefully his eye infection isn't serious and it ends soon. He's probably the star player for Heroic at this point with only niko able to do anything and es3tag rarely has amazing games
2018-06-26 16:42
Gg
2018-06-26 11:25
AcilioN Norwegian? :thinking:
2018-06-26 11:25
#11
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CIS A_Hilter 
We brothas man
2018-06-26 11:26
Hot diggity, too fast. Fixed.
2018-06-26 11:28
#7
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Spain JasonRacism 
Wtf lol
2018-06-26 11:26
Sad
2018-06-26 11:26
#10
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
geeze also flag??
2018-06-26 11:26
rip heroic
2018-06-26 11:26
#13
ZywOo | 
France Fayroxx 
No he is a very good player and guy that's so sad :(
2018-06-26 11:26
#94
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United States AmericaIsBest 
He's a terrible player now lmfao. Wtf are you on about.
2018-06-26 15:34
#108
ZywOo | 
France Fayroxx 
he play well on his role lmao
2018-06-26 17:17
- estag -acilion + nbk +apex
2018-06-26 11:26
Make Heroic worse
2018-06-26 11:51
-e3tag??? WTF
2018-06-26 11:54
Get well soon!
2018-06-26 11:28
#19
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Finland Unlukoisgay 
-estag +anyone
2018-06-26 11:28
#20
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Netherlands NEEFBROERMAN 
rip semmler :(
2018-06-26 11:28
#21
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United States gtmaniacmda 
30-69 -39 48.9 53.8% 0.53 "ow, my eye, it, uhhhhh, hurts again"
2018-06-26 11:28
#48
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Russia deadforest 
fuck you, moron
2018-06-26 12:13
#112
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United States gtmaniacmda 
just a yoke, hope he’s O.K.
2018-06-26 19:31
#22
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Sweden Kaffinerad 
Rip #1, #2
2018-06-26 11:30
#24
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Switzerland hanniba1fade 
tbh i never understood the rubino hype never seen him play well (since mid 2016)
2018-06-26 11:32
+1
2018-06-26 13:12
whats happening with rubino little,little and hes out again
2018-06-26 11:34
#47
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
He’s actually in Trondheim partying almost every day with a known pedo called “Brovold”
2018-06-26 12:11
#64
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Norway odinsg 
Serr? Det er litt nedtur da..
2018-06-26 13:38
#69
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Denmark Twick_ 
Are you serious? That sounds weird
2018-06-26 13:44
hvem faen er Brovold og hvor fikk denne infoen fra? inb4 bait
2018-06-26 16:23
That sucks
2018-06-26 11:34
Rubino and Olofmeister
2018-06-26 11:35
#28
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Indonesia Exodd 
Sideined “again” lol, unluko Rubino
2018-06-26 11:36
Unluko
2018-06-26 11:40
#30
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Brazil beckergod 
- acillon + nato esetag igl
2018-06-26 11:41
rip rubino
2018-06-26 11:45
#32
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
LULINO
2018-06-26 11:45
#33
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Australia not_prokda 
:( uh
2018-06-26 11:46
#34
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United States _z0ren 
-gade +rubino ezPZ
2018-06-26 11:49
#95
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United States AmericaIsBest 
PLease nooo. Rubino is fucking garbage.
2018-06-26 15:37
get well
2018-06-26 11:54
#39
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Spain akproxx 
Happy for acilion but man rubino is so unlucky
2018-06-26 11:58
too bad
2018-06-26 11:58
#41
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Norway insy 
Got an eye infection due to the shit performance of his yesterday.
2018-06-26 12:01
#42
fnx | 
Finland HekeH 
Rubino to optic -gade +Rubino
2018-06-26 12:02
-MODDII -RUBINO (Dissapointing) -friberg +NatoSaphix +Cromen +AcillioN
2018-06-26 12:05
MODDII > AcillioN, hell even friburger > AcillioN have people forgotten just how trah AcillioN is? also who will IGL? iirc either MODDII or friberg are IGL currently
2018-06-26 12:16
You're bagging the shit out AcillioN yet you don't know he's an IGL You also don't know that friberg is the IGL of Heroic Your opinion seems pretty irrelevant tbh
2018-06-26 13:22
He’s right tho, acilion is shit. I prefer friberg as igl
2018-06-26 13:40
Friberg isn't a very tactical IGL tho. Ever since starting the IGL role on OpTic he's just relied really heavily on puggy strats and using 1 or 2 star players - which is what hes doing on Heroic too. Atleast with AcillioN, he's got some level of tactical depth while still not being absolute dogshit as a fragger. He's also shown he can step up and be a star player if need be, back when he was playing on Tricked with HUNDEN leading. To be fair, they're both shit and id happily slot Golden in instead of either of them, but im sorta hoping he replaces GTR on NiP.
2018-06-26 13:42
actually es3tag is the igl for heroic.
2018-06-26 13:48
Uhhh
2018-06-26 13:51
And exactly how sure are you that friberg is IGL in Heroic currently? Liquipedia lists MODDII as IGL, and when they added friberg they said nothing about him IGLing just because he did so in OpTiC. friberg > AcillioN anyway so what does it matter? AcillioN wasn't even good in Splyce which was like tier 999 and Tricked were so fucking bad as well so whatever he did there is irrelevant as well.
2018-06-26 14:02
es3tag is the igl for heroic. twitter.com/rubinoeu/status/100268174510.. Also interviews with friberg and moddii said so in the interview but could not find. And yes, acillion is pure trash.
2018-06-26 14:07
Thanks! Was pretty sure it wasn't friberg but haven't seen that tweet before
2018-06-26 14:22
#89
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North America xAriana 
if anyone ever read interviews on this website (hltv) then you'd know that es3tag is the main caller for weeks if not months now
2018-06-26 15:07
i don't have the time not interest to read every single interview and most of them are rather boring. Unless it's an interview of someone interesting I often just scroll through to see if there's a question out of the ordinary - usually there isn't. HLTVs search function for interviews/news articles is garbage as well. Many of these tier 3-4 teams seem to change caller more often than the average HLTV user takes a shower
2018-06-26 16:29
rip rubino
2018-06-26 12:08
#46
ZywOo | 
Brazil rsouzadk 
Hope u get well man. GL.
2018-06-26 12:09
I always wonder how you get infections like these
2018-06-26 12:13
probably didn't wash his hands after wiping his ass or something
2018-06-26 12:17
#53
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Asia fershits 
What happened to RUBINO?
2018-06-26 12:21
#62
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Russia deadforest 
His eye infection strikes again!
2018-06-26 13:27
#124
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Asia fershits 
oh RIP In China,atrill has this problem too and he retired,he is only 22...
2018-06-27 17:24
we gotta make a team of no shows with olof, rubino, oskar, joelz, mo
2018-06-26 12:27
#55
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Asia mocity123 
GG
2018-06-26 12:28
LUL
2018-06-26 12:36
#57
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Norway beastin 
He is not playing like himself anyway. Hope he gets better.
2018-06-26 12:39
#59
Coffee | 
Netherlands p2dr 
"foreseeable future" ... but not for Rubino xD
2018-06-26 13:06
#91
s0mmer | 
Germany sommerr 
n1
2018-06-26 15:14
Rip budget semmler
2018-06-26 13:33
#67
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Upgrade complete
2018-06-26 13:43
No not this trash player! Bring back cromen!
2018-06-26 13:45
#101
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Slovakia bombmeister 
cromen is going with faze to cologne
2018-06-26 16:12
I know but faze does not need cromen. Heroic does.
2018-06-26 17:26
wtf
2018-06-26 13:55
#79
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Vietnam Oida 
Maybe someone like Friberg put some infection juice into his eye??
2018-06-26 14:19
Back to home. GL
2018-06-26 14:23
Both trash
2018-06-26 14:50
#84
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United States impulser182 
expected
2018-06-26 14:51
bench Rubino rather than friberg OMEGALUL
2018-06-26 14:52
I TOLD YOU GUYS! NOT INTO THE EYE
2018-06-26 14:55
upgrade
2018-06-26 15:01
#92
Norway Bjvf 
Upgrade? I've met acilion a dozen of times on cs:go and he isn't something remarkable.
2018-06-26 15:21
expected botbino
2018-06-26 15:47
#99
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Save_es3tag_ffs
2018-06-26 16:01
Didin't know bad aim/play had got a new name "eye infections"
2018-06-26 16:01
Eye infection in 2K18 LUL
2018-06-26 16:25
#106
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
this nup is always sick
2018-06-26 16:43
After he moved to cast Overwatch I knew his performance would suffer
2018-06-26 18:09
His eyes aren't strong enough for hltv forums :/
2018-06-26 19:34
#117
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Retire pls
2018-06-26 21:01
RIP
2018-06-26 21:28
poor rubino
2018-06-27 15:08
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