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:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1801
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1324
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1616
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Age:
32
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:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
558
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
PepeHands
2019-03-04 23:48
#3
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France SpooceCooke
Um hello
2019-03-04 23:48
neo+friberg
2019-03-04 23:48
In 2016 PogChamp In 2019 LUL
2019-03-05 00:52
+1
2019-03-05 01:08
Neo's not in 2019 anymore, he's in Heroic
2019-03-05 02:16
Good one
2019-03-05 03:27
#145
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Romania SplaXie^
+1 pretty cool
2019-03-05 05:33
that was good!
2019-03-05 13:48
lol n1
2019-03-05 14:05
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
Never clicked the news that fast
2019-03-04 23:49
#12
s0m | 
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
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
XDDDDD
2019-03-05 09:35
#21
NEO | 
Brazil MoyaK
neo is the best
2019-03-04 23:50
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
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
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Poland Astoner55
INB4 NEO 1.20 RATING
2019-03-04 23:50
LUL
2019-03-04 23:51
yeah <3
2019-03-04 23:51
#28
NEO | 
Italy Wakkaa
nice I'll support Heronic!
2019-03-04 23:51
pretty fucking unexpected
2019-03-04 23:51
#30
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Italy Fil0Nerd
Now they can't speak in danish wtf
2019-03-04 23:51
#66
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Denmark pistolen
Danes have called in english since they started with CS, its easy peasy
2019-03-05 00:09
#211
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Norway Daweeedo
I think that the most people gives info in english, even when they play with friends
2019-03-05 16:53
#31
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
Legend is back :)
2019-03-04 23:52
WHAT 0iq
2019-03-04 23:52
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
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Romania SplaXie^
Ez english for the danes
2019-03-05 05:34
#35
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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
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Brazil SecondKS
0/8
2019-03-05 00:13
#168
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Denmark Phoey
Just + MSL & Niko
2019-03-05 08:43
es3tag and MSL will never be on the same team
2019-03-05 13:29
#202
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Denmark lulgod
why?
2019-03-05 14:40
They hate eachother
2019-03-05 14:46
#206
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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
(Expected) XD gl LEGEND!
2019-03-04 23:56
#43
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Europe crosst
Acilion shittiest player in pro scene
2019-03-04 23:55
Acillion to new RUBIONO team incoming
2019-03-04 23:56
god no
2019-03-05 10:55
LEGEND
2019-03-04 23:56
#47
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Denmark CRAM3R
Come on, Heroic
2019-03-04 23:57
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
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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
NEO! Very good long term substitution...
2019-03-04 23:58
#52
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Sweden godname
POGG
2019-03-04 23:59
LEGEND
2019-03-04 23:59
#54
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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
Classic Peacemaker move.
2019-03-05 00:12
EZ 4 NEO and friberg.
2019-03-05 00:13
even tough neo isnt the most skilled/ambitious player anymore, its good to have him in the scene. Legend
2019-03-05 00:14
Pog
2019-03-05 00:15
Unexpected
2019-03-05 00:16
Finally
2019-03-05 00:17
Finally
2019-03-05 00:21
#79
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North America LedwigCS
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
welcome back legend
2019-03-05 00:37
peacemaker 20iq peanut brain. solid.
2019-03-05 00:39
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
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
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Asia Blitzer
Oo
2019-03-05 00:55
#106
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Luxembourg TriZiuS
THE ONE
2019-03-05 00:58
Seriously, what the fuck?
2019-03-05 01:04
#108
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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
Expected
2019-03-05 01:10
Neo Pog
2019-03-05 01:12
NE OMEGALUL
2019-03-05 01:14
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
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
No I mean with your usually British error "could have".
2019-03-05 12:54
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
Acilion is shit, face it
2019-03-05 07:48
what the actually fuck Pray for neo i guess
2019-03-05 01:45
#126
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Peru devbot
King of 1.6 and king of banana
2019-03-05 02:06
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
He lost that promise like 3years ago.
2019-03-05 05:11
#161
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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
NEO will carry Heroic to the finish line 1.6 activated.
2019-03-05 05:10
Moddii wasn’t the problem.
2019-03-05 05:13
#144
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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
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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
+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
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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
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Poland KyemonOOO
Legend is back
2019-03-05 07:58
welcome back neo and best of luck. <3
2019-03-05 08:03
Why's he constantly getting kicked from teams that trend upwards?
2019-03-05 08:37
I'm pretty sure Acilli was signed July of 2018, not 2017.
2019-03-05 08:54
Ez4 1.6 goat NEO
2019-03-05 08:57
whaaaat
2019-03-05 09:28
WOAH
2019-03-05 09:36
acilion getting benched by every t1 team. didn't understand why he still got offers in first place
2019-03-05 09:44
#176
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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
unfackinexpected
2019-03-05 10:54
#182
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United Kingdom OneBinG_
+Karrigan incoming
2019-03-05 10:55
#183
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Asia mocity123
bad move
2019-03-05 11:02
Expect the unexpected
2019-03-05 11:04
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
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
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
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World Nydhogg
Poor guy blameF forced to carry 2 washed-up players Neo and Friberg
2019-03-05 14:37
#207
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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
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Poland KasPro
HOLY SHIT
2019-03-05 22:32
Benchmaker
2019-03-06 03:06
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