NaToSaphiX to step in for mertz in ECS Challenger Cup qualifier

Niels-Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen will step in for Heroic in the second European ECS Challenger Cup qualifier, as Daniel "mertz" Mertz is on sick leave.

The qualifier will be the former Sprout AWPer's first official showing since his departure from the German organization at the end of December following the team's decision to create a fully German roster.

The second open qualifier for the ECS Challenger Cup is set to take place on Monday-Tuesday this week, with just over 400 teams being registered for the tournament just before the kick-off at 19:00.

NaToSaphiX will be back in action in a temporary stint with Heroic

Should mertz not recover from his illness by the upcoming weekend, it is possible that NaToSaphiX will continue to stand-in for the team if they disappoint to qualify this time, as the next qualifier for the Challenger Cup is scheduled for February 23-24.

Heroic's lineup for the ECS Season 7 Europe Challenger Cup Open Qualifier 2 will be:

Denmark Asger "AcilioN" Larsen
Denmark Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg
Denmark Benjamin "blameF" Bremer
Denmark Niels-Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
803
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1058
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
599
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1417
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
205
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.16
Denmark Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
522
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.10
Very nice awper 😎👍
2019-02-18 18:03
#4
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
FK
2019-02-18 18:03
#6
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Switzerland meme_jesus 
yea
2019-02-18 18:04
#17
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Austria shaakeh 
Uhhhhhh
2019-02-18 18:06
#55
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Bangladesh drvken 
uhh
2019-02-19 07:45
#9
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Switzerland meme_jesus 
stop
2019-02-18 18:04
Godberg
2019-02-18 18:11
#56
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Bangladesh drvken 
who
2019-02-19 07:45
Godberg
2019-02-19 09:56
#66
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Denmark Twick_ 
Godburger?
2019-02-20 14:45
Fryberger
2019-02-20 15:10
#38
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-02-18 19:12
#53
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Brazil VeryMibrGuy 
have a life, jeez
2019-02-19 02:26
#2
suNny | 
India S1ayR 
good
2019-02-18 18:03
#3
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Australia Renegades! 
LOL
2019-02-18 18:03
#5
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France yo_les_n00bs 
join north
2019-02-18 18:03
yes Mertz has gone to North
2019-02-18 18:04
#8
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Greece Y890I 
GOD Nato
2019-02-18 18:04
gl
2019-02-18 18:05
#11
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United States SoupSnatchin 
ebic
2019-02-18 18:05
#12
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United States zmpneon 
Disagree
2019-02-18 18:05
#13
Ax1Le | 
Russia A1eks 
Dauni otbitie
2019-02-18 18:05
people have taken this joke too far the guy is no good now he's bullied his way into tier 2
2019-02-18 18:05
no he is actually good
2019-02-18 18:13
0/8
2019-02-18 18:57
Your problem,
2019-02-18 21:15
lost my respect to China, Chino #10 now
2019-02-19 11:31
they should do this as roster movement
2019-02-18 18:05
Mertz is good and NATO has a bad track record. Both talented players though
2019-02-18 19:04
#16
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Denmark Doctor_Viktor 
NA2STRONK IS COMING!
2019-02-18 18:05
#42
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United Kingdom craZy_y0 
North America 2 Stronk
2019-02-18 20:18
#18
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Poland Julka 
Wow good luck
2019-02-18 18:07
poggers
2019-02-18 18:08
I was wondering about him today and voila :D good luck
2019-02-18 18:08
#26
Aleksib | 
Finland warp_ 
penen
2019-02-18 18:23
Why did he name himself natsaphixzxx
2019-02-18 18:09
#27
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United States jaeger_steam 
Cuz sick gamertagz bro!
2019-02-18 18:23
Lol sounds like some Xbox 360 name from 2009
2019-02-18 18:58
#51
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Norway lilSnape 
probably made it in 2009
2019-02-18 23:53
#23
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Brazil BrunoBnu 
gl NaTo
2019-02-18 18:13
worst nickname ever.
2019-02-18 18:23
MagiskBoy?
2019-02-18 18:58
+1 and everyone on furia
2019-02-18 19:12
#40
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
kscerato is fine
2019-02-18 19:15
DiscoDoplarn
2019-02-19 07:50
Wtf!? disco doplan is arguably the best CSGO nickname ever.
2019-02-19 11:51
#65
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Spain Movie_Stars 
Fugly
2019-02-19 15:33
Your problem, keep it.
2019-02-18 21:16
Players who just use their actual firstname all have worse in-game nicknames. Dennis, denis, Alex, Tarik, etc. So boring.
2019-02-19 11:49
#28
shox | 
India iejesus 
Okayy
2019-02-18 18:36
#29
SPUNJ | 
Czech Republic Pee_Tea 
who?
2019-02-18 18:36
#33
es3tag | 
Denmark Mutsgah 
I can like it
2019-02-18 18:59
nice
2019-02-18 19:08
gl natosaphix carrymeister
2019-02-18 19:09
#39
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
gl Nato
2019-02-18 19:15
#41
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Brazil Boldro1965 
wtf weird name and nickname.
2019-02-18 19:27
#43
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Sweden Lagge15 
Guessing that will be the end of mertz
2019-02-18 20:28
gl NaTo
2019-02-18 20:59
why they always talk bullshit like sickness? Is it a reason not to play a match? If he is in hospital okay, i can understand this,but when you are at home and just ill .... we all understand that there are roster changes on the way.
2019-02-18 21:16
#48
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Cold country heavy illnesses
2019-02-18 21:31
Lol
2019-02-18 23:06
-friberg +Natosaphix soon
2019-02-18 23:20
#52
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United States godkeno 
i already knew that na2 will back again to competitive soon although he was a standin. but, i expect more if someday he's gonna be a standin to north for cadian bcs i think heroic already have a good form so far. get well soon, mertz!
2019-02-19 00:23
make it full danish line-up pls
2019-02-19 06:47
And they lost to bpro lol
2019-02-19 09:48
Ez for god nato
2019-02-19 11:36
Alrdy out in the first 3 games....
2019-02-19 12:57
Busy out there dealing drugs
2019-02-20 15:37
i already knew that na2 will back again to competitive soon although he was a standin. but, i expect more if someday he's gonna be a standin to north for cadian bcs i think heroic already have a good form so far.
2019-02-20 16:39
Good
2019-02-20 22:48
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