Heroic bench AcilioN; NEO to stand in for ECS Season 7 Europe Pinnacle Cup

Heroic have announced the benching of Asger "AcilioN" Larsen and will use Filip "NEO" Kubski for the ECS Season 7 Europe Pinnacle Cup.

Heroic announced the benching of AcilioN the night before the team is slated to play the ECS Season 7 Europe Pinnacle Cup, the Swiss qualifier that will be used to seed the teams that will get a chance to participate in the upcoming ECS Season 7.

The organization will be listening to offers for the Dane, who had been part of the team since he was signed on to take Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel's place in July of 2017, and who was part of the roster that won the Toyota Masters in Bangkok, Thailand, last November.

Heroic will be listening to offers for AcilioN

Taking his place, at least momentarily, will be the Polish rifler NEO, who will also be joined by the returning Daniel "mertz" Mertz, who had been sidelined due to illness. Their first showing following AcilioN's benching will be against Windigo in round 1 of the Pinnacle Cup's Swiss stage.

With the benching of AcilioN, the addition of NEO, and the return of mertz, Heroic's roster is:

Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg
Denmark Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
Denmark Daniel "mertz" Mertz
Denmark Benjamin "blameF" Bremer
Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski (stand-in)

Brazil Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu (coach)
Denmark Asger "AcilioN" Larsen (substitute)

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
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
628
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
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
Brazil Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.46
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.21
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
335
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
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
#2
HUNDEN | 
Lithuania gime114 
PepeHands
2019-03-04 23:48
#3
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France SpooceCooke 
Um hello
2019-03-04 23:48
#4
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Philippines xxxhoshi 
neo+friberg
2019-03-04 23:48
In 2016 PogChamp In 2019 LUL
2019-03-05 00:52
#112
 | 
Philippines xxxhoshi 
+1
2019-03-05 01:08
#129
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Neo's not in 2019 anymore, he's in Heroic
2019-03-05 02:16
#135
 | 
United States ShawnM 
Good one
2019-03-05 03:27
#145
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Romania SplaXie1337 
+1 pretty cool
2019-03-05 05:33
#195
cu | 
Brazil Portl4nd 
that was good!
2019-03-05 13:48
lol n1
2019-03-05 14:05
#150
 | 
Oceania nobrac 
Both need to adapt to the new style.. bit sloth like technical/quick thinking.. and reflexs are slow..
2019-03-05 06:18
NEO LUL
2019-03-04 23:48
Wtf!1!1!
2019-03-04 23:49
Same reaction here (o_o)
2019-03-05 00:06
#99
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Brazil stewArt1 
what the F!1!!!one!1
2019-03-05 00:48
#8
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Poland v1straliZZ 
Never clicked the news that fast
2019-03-04 23:49
#12
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
Same
2019-03-04 23:49
Cool. Hope it works out.
2019-03-04 23:49
nais
2019-03-04 23:49
Mixed blessing Hope neo has returned his form
2019-03-04 23:49
#14
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South America ERO0N 
Benchmaker
2019-03-04 23:49
welcome back NEO
2019-03-04 23:49
nani ze fuck
2019-03-04 23:50
#19
xccurate | 
Indonesia k1yo_ 
wat
2019-03-04 23:50
#25
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Myanmar xdcc 
doink
2019-03-04 23:50
men))))
2019-03-05 06:38
NEOOOOOOOO
2019-03-04 23:50
#173
 | 
Bangladesh drvken 
XDDDDD
2019-03-05 09:35
#21
NEO | 
Brazil MoyaK 
neo is the best
2019-03-04 23:50
#68
 | 
United States Sea_Of_Tea 
In 1.6
2019-03-05 00:12
friberg and neo on the same team, what year is this?
2019-03-04 23:50
#51
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Brazil SecondKS 
Hype is real, Two legend! But i want karrigan or/and Natosaphix in this team (only -Acilion, Natosaphix make igl and 2° awp, but -friberg too, karrigan igl and Natosaphix 2° awp).
2019-03-04 23:58
#119
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Russia deadforest 
Friberg is better than karrigan in every aspect, actually.
2019-03-05 01:24
#138
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Brazil SecondKS 
You are right! But karrigan >> acilion. Although i want see neo and friberg together in this team
2019-03-05 04:35
#23
 | 
Poland Astoner55 
INB4 NEO 1.20 RATING
2019-03-04 23:50
Friberg still there tho
2019-03-04 23:50
What the fuck is it with Karrigan? He cant get shit done and you still want him to a rather good geam. He is done. Believe me already!
2019-03-05 07:09
...to a wrong reply.
2019-03-05 07:10
You literally just replied to my comment about sunny leaving Mouz and then this
2019-03-05 07:16
LUL
2019-03-04 23:51
yeah <3
2019-03-04 23:51
#28
NEO | 
Italy Vincenz0 
nice I'll support Heronic!
2019-03-04 23:51
pretty fucking unexpected
2019-03-04 23:51
#30
 | 
Italy Fil0Nerd 
Now they can't speak in danish wtf
2019-03-04 23:51
#66
 | 
Denmark pistolen 
Danes have called in english since they started with CS, its easy peasy
2019-03-05 00:09
I think that the most people gives info in english, even when they play with friends
2019-03-05 16:53
#31
 | 
Israel Xpicyy 
Legend is back :)
2019-03-04 23:52
WHAT 0iq
2019-03-04 23:52
#33
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Denmark oskarsports 
Pog
2019-03-04 23:52
Did they speak Danish before ?
2019-03-04 23:53
I think so, friberg was learning danish at least and moddii is fluent danish speaker
2019-03-05 00:01
Friberg speaks Danish very well
2019-03-05 00:37
so now they gonna speak english RIP teamplay
2019-03-05 00:44
Probably
2019-03-05 02:03
#146
 | 
Romania SplaXie1337 
Ez english for the danes
2019-03-05 05:34
#35
 | 
Hungary Skipper001 
This won't work -NEO +Acilion/MSL/karrigan if they can get one of them but I would keep Acilion -friberg +niko/stavn
2019-03-04 23:53
#71
 | 
Brazil SecondKS 
0/8
2019-03-05 00:13
#168
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
Just + MSL & Niko
2019-03-05 08:43
#193
 | 
Germany belikeme 
es3tag and MSL will never be on the same team
2019-03-05 13:29
#202
 | 
Denmark lulgod 
why?
2019-03-05 14:40
#203
 | 
Germany belikeme 
They hate eachother
2019-03-05 14:46
#206
 | 
Netherlands staticNL 
+1 i dont think its smart to kick the IGL if you dont have a new one lined up already. Im curious to see who his replacement will be.
2019-03-05 15:27
#37
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Poland Kejm 
Great!
2019-03-04 23:53
friberg trolling at this point, handing out salaries to his old gaming buddies
2019-03-04 23:53
Legends reunite
2019-03-04 23:56
#39
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Poland kRAMERO 
Filip god bless u. Neo K.
2019-03-04 23:54
Unexpected
2019-03-04 23:55
Legend never die
2019-03-04 23:55
#42
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Croatia Jack Russell 
(Expected) XD gl LEGEND!
2019-03-04 23:56
#43
 | 
Europe crosst 
Acilion shittiest player in pro scene
2019-03-04 23:55
Acillion to new RUBIONO team incoming
2019-03-04 23:56
#181
REAL | 
Norway strifer- 
god no
2019-03-05 10:55
#46
Jame | 
Russia el_drako 
LEGEND
2019-03-04 23:56
#47
 | 
Denmark CRAM3R 
Come on, Heroic
2019-03-04 23:57
#48
 | 
Brazil Beckermonster 
neo and friberg in 2019 lol, i hope neo rekt these noobs onliners but i aren't think that
2019-03-04 23:57
#58
 | 
Poland kRAMERO 
Neo 1 major Niko 0
2019-03-05 00:01
#67
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Spain Silber_ 
Neo 1 major Friberg 1 major 1 major MVP Niko S1mple 0 major
2019-03-05 00:11
replace a bot with another bot n1
2019-03-04 23:58
#50
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Denmark MinorThread 
NEO! Very good long term substitution...
2019-03-04 23:58
#52
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Sweden godname 
POGG
2019-03-04 23:59
#53
NEO | 
Poland Tympanon 
LEGEND
2019-03-04 23:59
#54
 | 
Nigeria Eruptor 
Excuse me wtf
2019-03-04 23:59
#55
f0rest | 
Brazil arck 
hope it works, gl Neo
2019-03-04 23:59
gl king
2019-03-05 00:00
#57
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Poland Kaja 
nice
2019-03-05 00:00
Questionable decision
2019-03-05 00:01
#61
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Poland Kobel_ 
Poggers
2019-03-05 00:04
#62
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Switzerland x676 
LUL
2019-03-05 00:04
LUL
2019-03-05 00:06
#69
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Spain loviac 
Acilion signed in 2018 not 2017 btw
2019-03-05 00:12
#70
HUNDEN | 
China ene1nz 
Classic Peacemaker move.
2019-03-05 00:12
EZ 4 NEO and friberg.
2019-03-05 00:13
#73
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
even tough neo isnt the most skilled/ambitious player anymore, its good to have him in the scene. Legend
2019-03-05 00:14
#74
EliGE | 
United States EdgyBlob 
Pog
2019-03-05 00:15
Unexpected
2019-03-05 00:16
Finally
2019-03-05 00:17
#78
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Russia ROIDAZOID 
Finally
2019-03-05 00:21
How is friberg still on this team. I'm honestly amazed good for him.
2019-03-05 00:23
obviosly he cooking burgers for all team for have a place in team
2019-03-05 00:37
Lol bot neo
2019-03-05 00:23
WTF!??? That seems wrong
2019-03-05 00:26
WTF? Old washed up player from Poland into an Danish team
2019-03-05 00:30
GOAT of 1.6
2019-03-05 00:32
i love the guy but idk if staying as a player is for him, maybe coach or other position would be best for him and the scene tbh
2019-03-05 00:32
nooo! edit: i meant neooo!!! idk idc, cool experiment i guess
2019-03-05 00:34
welcome back legend
2019-03-05 00:37
peacemaker 20iq peanut brain. solid.
2019-03-05 00:39
#92
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Switzerland garfield_kart 
when will this fucking peacemaker clown finally retire and stop doing dumb shit sorry i mean -mertz +zqk
2019-03-05 00:39
#93
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Norway undret 
wtf
2019-03-05 00:41
#94
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Brazil llskll 
OMG NEO IS BACK Good news
2019-03-05 00:44
... gl neo
2019-03-05 00:44
Nice, now bench friberg 💪
2019-03-05 00:47
#98
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Yooooo
2019-03-05 00:48
It's shit but I love it
2019-03-05 00:53
If someone told me 2 years ago that NEO and Friberg would be on the same team one day, I would think they're mentally ill.
2019-03-05 00:54
#109
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World dammo 
+1 lol
2019-03-05 01:06
Good Luck Filip ! :))
2019-03-05 00:54
#105
 | 
China Blitzer 
Oo
2019-03-05 00:55
#106
Kirby | 
Luxembourg TriZiuS 
THE ONE
2019-03-05 00:58
Seriously, what the fuck?
2019-03-05 01:04
#108
 | 
World dammo 
wtf, unexpected af
2019-03-05 01:06
#110
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Brazil vass28 
gl legend
2019-03-05 01:08
-bot +legendary bot
2019-03-05 01:08
#113
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Canada rayrayrayray 
Expected
2019-03-05 01:10
Neo Pog
2019-03-05 01:12
NE OMEGALUL
2019-03-05 01:14
hope this works out, gl boys !
2019-03-05 01:18
#118
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
NEO zqk friberg SaSuke xyp9x
2019-03-05 01:21
Is heroic high Neo is washed up they've could of gotten so many other players
2019-03-05 01:27
#128
NEO | 
Norway Skuolfi 
could have* Flag doesn't check out.
2019-03-05 02:10
You mean with Chrisj, it's just a meme I don't think he's bad
2019-03-05 02:50
#192
NEO | 
Norway Skuolfi 
No I mean with your usually British error "could have".
2019-03-05 12:54
#121
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Czech Republic Scalpelexis 
Neo was posting very low numbers on VP for the ladt year and it didnt look the team was doing great under his leadership when speaking Polish and knowing them for a long time. This simply cant work, desperate move.
2019-03-05 01:38
if chemistry in your team is done even simple + niko + device + dupreeh + xyp9x wont work together for example just open your mind for other things not just KD etc...
2019-03-05 02:51
What a stupid move....
2019-03-05 01:40
#162
TaZ | 
Poland YungCzaro 
Acilion is shit, face it
2019-03-05 07:48
#123
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Poland Repo_is_fit 
what the actually fuck Pray for neo i guess
2019-03-05 01:45
#126
 | 
Peru devbot 
King of 1.6 and king of banana
2019-03-05 02:06
#127
NEO | 
Norway Skuolfi 
NEO playing again 😍😍😍 Just hope he somehow goes insane and 30 bombs. EDIT: To cunts inevitably posting "not gonna happen": I know it's unlikely.
2019-03-05 02:09
Despite me being happy for neo, it just feels odd even from here, I don't know how team chemistry will work. And acilion, wasn't he once branded a young upcoming superstar of Danish CS like magiskboy, wtf happened? He is being passed from one team to another all the time.
2019-03-05 03:00
#142
 | 
Europe KappaKaako 
He lost that promise like 3years ago.
2019-03-05 05:11
#161
 | 
Other Phinks 
He did but for the first time in like forever he actually played good and the team played good aswell.
2019-03-05 07:35
double :(
2019-03-05 03:01
this is stupid af BOT NEO JUST QUIT
2019-03-05 03:41
this is great show them your weight neo, bring it all back
2019-03-05 04:29
NEO? LUL
2019-03-05 04:54
#141
 | 
Europe KappaKaako 
NEO will carry Heroic to the finish line 1.6 activated.
2019-03-05 05:10
#143
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Moddii wasn’t the problem.
2019-03-05 05:13
#144
 | 
Iceland caverat 
nice
2019-03-05 05:28
what? why Heroic did downgrade XD
2019-03-05 05:55
Just kick peacemaker And why do you bench your IGL
2019-03-05 06:05
#151
 | 
Turkey CHAMPTZ 
Great news.
2019-03-05 06:31
Does he know how to speak english, oh sorry xantares didnt know too
2019-03-05 06:39
neo is the best english speaker from ex-vp
2019-03-05 10:43
well this lineup is a little weird, just see if they can work it out
2019-03-05 06:39
So many mix teams nowadays. When will people understand mix teams dont work. Look at all the top teams in counterstrike. Mibr came alive after they finally completed a full brazillian squad. Ence made major finals with a full finnish line-up. Astralis are full danes and have the best communication of all time. Navi are also very good. On the other hand look at mix teams like faze, c9 etc. They suck
2019-03-05 07:14
#159
 | 
Poland MapPredictor 
+1
2019-03-05 07:27
suck lol....thats abit exagerated :)
2019-03-05 09:30
#197
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Slovakia ypsylonnn 
no its not faze, c9, even teams like nochance or this new mix with scream hs etc play like bots and lose matches they should win on paper due to poor comuninaction and bad team play in general
2019-03-05 14:23
#160
 | 
Other Phinks 
Acilion did fine for the first time ever? Why the hell he gets fuxked over again?
2019-03-05 07:34
My favourite team as of now! :)
2019-03-05 07:55
#165
 | 
Poland KyemonOOO 
Legend is back
2019-03-05 07:58
welcome back neo and best of luck. <3
2019-03-05 08:03
#167
 | 
Other TapioKuusela 
Why's he constantly getting kicked from teams that trend upwards?
2019-03-05 08:37
#169
 | 
Bulgaria coolmen1 
I'm pretty sure Acilli was signed July of 2018, not 2017.
2019-03-05 08:54
#170
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
Ez4 1.6 goat NEO
2019-03-05 08:57
whaaaat
2019-03-05 09:28
WOAH
2019-03-05 09:36
#175
 | 
Austria gex0r 
acilion getting benched by every t1 team. didn't understand why he still got offers in first place
2019-03-05 09:44
#176
 | 
Europe Shingy 
LEGEND!
2019-03-05 09:58
Friberg and NEO in one team holy fucking shit
2019-03-05 10:43
Nothing holy about it, just fucking shit
2019-03-05 11:48
#198
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Slovakia ypsylonnn 
LUL
2019-03-05 14:24
#180
 | 
Other Onizuka_go 
unfackinexpected
2019-03-05 10:54
#182
 | 
United Kingdom OneBinG_ 
+Karrigan incoming
2019-03-05 10:55
#183
 | 
Asia mocity123 
bad move
2019-03-05 11:02
Expect the unexpected
2019-03-05 11:04
#185
 | 
Poland kick_michu 
not bad Neo still 1mln better than playing with this dogshit PL players
2019-03-05 11:09
PL players? but NEO is PL too :P
2019-03-05 14:30
#205
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Poland Hell2k 
neo is worst polish pro right now so nt
2019-03-05 15:11
no Hell2k is worse
2019-03-05 16:04
Players must switch to english because of NEO = it's not worth it
2019-03-05 11:32
<3 Hope neo gonna find his best team and sit on major trophy AGAiN !!!
2019-03-05 11:35
#188
720 | 
Faroe Islands sGaen 
pissmaker strikes again
2019-03-05 11:41
Dont blame the game, blame the F
2019-03-05 11:47
acillion is shit, nice move
2019-03-05 12:38
he is so bad nowadays..
2019-03-05 13:47
neo will be bottomfrager
2019-03-05 14:33
#201
 | 
World Nydhogg 
Poor guy blameF forced to carry 2 washed-up players Neo and Friberg
2019-03-05 14:37
#204
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Poland Hell2k 
rip heroic after adding 0.5 ratingguy omegalul
2019-03-05 15:11
#207
 | 
Europe braxtey 
DUMB CUNTS
2019-03-05 15:28
Gl neo
2019-03-05 15:55
Neo and Friberg in 2019 ?
2019-03-05 16:05
#215
NEO | 
Poland k@nios 
Good luck NEO!!!
2019-03-05 18:12
#216
 | 
Poland KasPro 
HOLY SHIT
2019-03-05 22:32
Benchmaker
2019-03-06 03:06
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