Heroic sign AcilioN; RUBINO released

Striker
July 10th, 2018 14:29

Heroic have signed Asger "AcilioN" Larsen, who has replaced Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel in the active roster.

AcilioN joins Heroic after spending the last two months as a free agent following his release from Imperial, where he had played from November 2017 to April this year.

The Dane has already been playing with the Danish-Swedish mixture for the past two weeks, as he took RUBINO's place in two qualifiers, for DreamHack Masters Stockholm and the Europe Minor, placing third in the former and 15th-16th in the latter, failing to qualify in both cases.

AcilioN joins Heroic on a permanent basis

RUBINO spent much of the last two months in inactivity after being struck with an eye infection. He came back into the team for the CS:GO Asia Championships, but he was immediately sidelined again after the tournament as his condition relapsed.

According to his statement, the Norwegian player is confident he will be back "very soon", however, it's unclear whether he has already found a new team.

The move marks the third roster change in Heroic in as many months, as they brought back Patrick "es3tag" Hansen in April following the departure of Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer and Jakob "JUGi" Hansen to OpTic, and signed Adam "friberg" Friberg in May.

"Having finished my first day in the amazing office surroundings, I must say, I really look forward to playing with the Heroic team. I really had no doubt, when I was first contacted by the RFRSH organization and talking to MODDII, the player-coach, and introduced to their way of working, the facilities and the ambitions only confirmed my initial feelings." AcilioN said in a statement.

"Dreamhack Valencia will be our first tournament, and I can’t wait to pull the shirt over my head and play with the guys as an official Heroic-player. On Imperial, we beat them at Copenhagen Games, but this team and organization is so much bigger, and I am just proud to be a part of it all."

Heroic's current lineup looks as follows:

Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh
Denmark Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen
Denmark Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg
Denmark Asger "AcilioN" Larsen

As mentioned in AcilioN's statement, the Nordic team's offline debut with the newest addition will be at DreamHack Open Valencia, where they'll go up against AGO, Giants, and North in Group A.

Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1034
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1282
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
815
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
620
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
947
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
596
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
831
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
#1
ec1s | 
Greece SneakPete 
EXPECTED North are bots
2018-07-10 14:29
expppppecteeeed north are bots!!!hahaa
2018-07-10 14:29
#18
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
true
2018-07-10 14:31
#66
ELMO | 
Sweden herb 
rip rub
2018-07-10 15:10
#20
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India swast1k36 
Mixwell the savior OMEGA
2018-07-10 14:31
#21
mertz | 
Russia godmertz 
North are bots GODmertz will rekt everyone and he is going to take his revenge on rat AVE
2018-07-10 14:31
#22
Maluk3 | 
Other Unluko 
Lol
2018-07-10 14:31
poor rubino
2018-07-10 14:43
#65
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Denmark VladiBot 
true
2018-07-10 15:10
Rubino for north..
2018-07-10 16:59
Rip
2018-07-10 14:29
No. :(
2018-07-10 14:29
Sad to see semmler go
2018-07-10 14:29
Your name + your comment = pure content
2018-07-10 14:33
#29
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Russia Scorceze 
Hahahahaha lmao
2018-07-10 14:35
Ikr
2018-07-10 14:35
#6
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Germany GqLqXY 
Me
2018-07-10 14:29
#7
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North America Catpwnz 
lol
2018-07-10 14:29
hahhahaha
2018-07-10 14:30
#9
Norway Pear_ 
lol what a downgrade
2018-07-10 14:30
+111111000000000 in the last months pro csgo teams seem to make roster moves completely randomly
2018-07-10 14:32
Unluko, rubino great player
2018-07-10 14:30
#11
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Estonia E$t0 
ez
2018-07-10 14:30
#12
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Lithuania andy_ 
expected
2018-07-10 14:30
#13
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Russia aleha 
lol
2018-07-10 14:30
#14
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Russia Shumrud 
fuckin late
2018-07-10 14:30
#15
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CIS Ghettofaction 
LOL
2018-07-10 14:30
RIP
2018-07-10 14:30
#17
kennyS | 
Russia McNik 
Cromen was better
2018-07-10 14:31
Cromen is much better*
2018-07-10 14:47
#78
kennyS | 
Russia McNik 
Cromen was better then AcilioN
2018-07-10 15:45
Was? You mean he is not anymore? :S
2018-07-10 15:46
#81
kennyS | 
Russia McNik 
He played with Heroic on EPL finals
2018-07-10 15:49
I know when he played with them?
2018-07-10 16:02
#19
oskar | 
Poland Mikisiki 
Sad for Rubin, wish him luck
2018-07-10 14:31
Good for him, garbage team
2018-07-10 14:32
Poor Semmler.
2018-07-10 14:31
#24
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Malaysia byaIi 
rip rubin
2018-07-10 14:32
#28
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Europe J4hh 
change roster a day before tournament #justheroicthings
2018-07-10 14:34
#111
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World Nastradoomus 
Stuff that hashtag crap up in your ass.
2018-07-10 22:24
#31
mixwell | 
Spain loviac 
Now -friberg +mertz
2018-07-10 14:35
#32
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Czech Republic Rewask 
unexpected
2018-07-10 14:36
rip anotha Semmler
2018-07-10 14:38
Pretty much expected, RUBINO wasn't doing as good as he did in North and Dignitas, his skill level dropped a lot ever since he was kicked.
2018-07-10 14:40
lol ez kick best player
2018-07-10 14:41
#36
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Portugal MaikiCS 
Rubino was really inconsistent so no surprise
2018-07-10 14:41
I can't understand how they end up signing friberg and acilion when the danish scene is as deep as it is
2018-07-10 14:42
AcilioN bot wtf
2018-07-10 14:43
Rubino :(
2018-07-10 14:44
Acilion are you serious? Wow. You should have signed cromen while you hade the chance, now your stuck with a fucking bot that couldnt hang with a tier 3 team like imperial. What a joke.
2018-07-10 14:46
#45
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
- tier 3 team - imperial Pick 1
2018-07-10 14:48
what do you want?
2018-07-10 14:49
#52
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Greece Poor_Noob 
to pick one
2018-07-10 14:54
#67
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
#52
2018-07-10 15:12
was wondering what your objection was, you think of them as tier2?4,5? what.
2018-07-10 15:45
#112
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Dunno how can you call a top30 team "tier 3" who also beat the likes of North, OpTiC, Heroic & many other teams, but whatever floats your boat I guess tier 2 is the correct answer mister
2018-07-10 22:43
bad logic. qbf beat lots of tier1 teams at last major so they are tier2 yes? f no.
2018-07-10 23:19
#114
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
I dont see them in the top30 tho - also it was half a year ago Your conclusion???
2018-07-10 23:40
#42
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Sweden zeromeister 
Error in text, Heroic manager to qualify for DH Masters Stockholm
2018-07-10 14:46
Good to hear. Poor Rubino I hope he recover
2018-07-10 14:47
how come friberg communicate with them
2018-07-10 14:49
get rid of a shit player, sign a shit player ok
2018-07-10 14:51
#49
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Brazil l0ner 
gl Rubino
2018-07-10 14:51
Swedish and danish is kinda similur so not that hard and he learn by time liek modddi
2018-07-10 14:51
Bad move.
2018-07-10 14:54
#60
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Denmark white_sheep 
+1
2018-07-10 15:06
#53
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Europe trey_ 
lol heroic so retarded
2018-07-10 14:55
rubinio to Faze ez
2018-07-10 14:56
tier 5 player
2018-07-10 14:57
rip heroic moddii botberg and acilion on the same team
2018-07-10 14:58
#57
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Russia m8ms 
finally rubino goes out
2018-07-10 14:58
#58
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Norway JorgyZ 
HAHAHAH KICKING RUBINO FOR A FOREVER TIER 3 PLAYER Acilion played professional cs since the start of cs go and he is one of those guys who never improve, he isnt a good IGL either
2018-07-10 15:00
#92
kennyS | 
Estonia BlameS 
Rubino is at best a tier 4 player.
2018-07-10 17:05
#93
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Norway JorgyZ 
Everyone has the right to have their own opinion but i must say yours is not a good one
2018-07-10 17:06
#99
kennyS | 
Estonia BlameS 
I played Rubino in MM, that guy is whack for a "pro" player.
2018-07-10 17:53
#103
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Norway JorgyZ 
Yeah im sure thats true :)
2018-07-10 18:32
Better sign BOT Toby instead of AcilioN.
2018-07-10 15:02
Fuck off mate
2018-07-10 15:07
There we go
2018-07-10 15:07
LMAOOO
2018-07-10 18:00
#104
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Norway JorgyZ 
LMAO ITS GAY FOR DEVICE I MET YOU IN RETAKE XD
2018-07-10 18:35
Ye bro, that's me <3 Funny times.
2018-07-10 19:48
#61
s1mple | 
Portugal SAKOBOY 
RUBINO play with fox
2018-07-10 15:06
#64
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Spain akproxx 
I like acilion
2018-07-10 15:08
Why friberg its still on this team if hes not igl ? -friberg +mertz
2018-07-10 15:14
#69
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Poland Grzywinczi 
RUBINO in 2k18 OMEGALUL
2018-07-10 15:14
#70
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Spain ALXANDEX 
He probably couldn't resist his eye problem
2018-07-10 15:20
Just imagine for a bit : magisk,k0nfig,cajunb,mertz all those players got kicked from.north. Probably next its valde.trash team based on friendship only
2018-07-10 15:20
#72
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Slovakia VerySloVACGuy 
EU RYX ? LUL
2018-07-10 15:21
about time tbh. signing him in the first place was a mistake, the eye infection sealed it
2018-07-10 15:24
Good pickup,he is a really good and young igl with lots of potential and heroic needs an igl since snappi went to optic. Now the players can go back to the old system when they used to win
2018-07-10 15:25
#75
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India Reaper1 
alright so they sign AcilioN instead of mertz, forcing es3tag to awp
2018-07-10 15:28
#87
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Germany Constikdw 
Well they can still sign Mertz and bring moddii to coaching position
2018-07-10 16:24
Rip Heroic
2018-07-10 15:28
#80
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Europe pl9netary 
Poor semmler
2018-07-10 15:47
+1
2018-07-10 16:50
expected
2018-07-10 15:58
im so sad for rubino i mean, comeon dude i believe in you!
2018-07-10 16:14
Acilion? Lol are u guys nuts? Hes dogshit!
2018-07-10 16:22
#86
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Germany Constikdw 
And now -moddii (coach) +Mertz and they’re decent
2018-07-10 16:24
moddii should be hired to coach NiP, nojoke
2018-07-10 18:02
#88
mimi | 
Poland b7ack0ut 
LuL
2018-07-10 16:43
#91
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United States Den422 
-Gade +RUBINO 100%
2018-07-10 17:01
#117
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Denmark white_sheep 
+1
2018-07-11 12:52
-MODDII +mertz or -MODDII +cromen MODDII supposedly wanted to make a step back to be a coach but is still playing :D
2018-07-10 17:12
And people told me rubino > cromen L O L
2018-07-10 17:20
RUBINO cromen olofmeister mertz golden new team, calling it nao
2018-07-10 17:32
#118
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Oceania aZZtec 
What if they'll reborn lgb or london conspiracy Rain Rubino Cromen Marcelious Jkaem or zeves P.s just dreaming about it.
2018-07-13 21:30
rain rubino cromen jkaem sounds pretty solid, i dont know marcelious or zeves, but i could see a lack of a dedicated awper or igl in this line up (and i dont see rain leaving faze any time soon)
2018-07-14 00:10
#120
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Oceania aZZtec 
Marcelious is awper, zeves can be igl, but rubino also can. Rain won't leave faze but jkaem can, so it can be tier 2 team
2018-07-14 13:15
actually this is good move from them. acilion is bad but rubino is pure trash so its improvement.
2018-07-10 17:33
#98
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Brazil beckergod 
now sign mertz and move moddii to coach
2018-07-10 17:50
#102
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Macedonia AstralisGoat 
Kind of expected Rubino hasn't played well since like 2014.
2018-07-10 18:25
Did Acilion ever have any positive rating and k/d on map in his career? Wached him for pretty long and didnt see any, well maybe once in online with/against tier 69 team... This move, its like looking with right eye, than closing it and looking with left eye. Almost nothing changed.
2018-07-10 19:05
Should have just signed cromen when he stood in you jackasses. assilion is garbo
2018-07-10 19:08
Lmao nice move
2018-07-10 20:09
Releasing one of their best players. Good job Heroic
2018-07-10 20:21
#110
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
Topkek
2018-07-10 21:19
#115
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Denmark white_sheep 
Rubino to Optic instead of Gade
2018-07-11 07:26
Wtf backstab rubino while he’s sick
2018-07-11 07:29
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