Heroic announce b0RUP signing
b0RUP was in his second stint with Tricked and played a vital role as the team rose through the ranks and reached a peak position of 18th in the rankings following some deep tournament runs, including a top-four finish at DreamHack Open Summer and a second place at Good Game League.
NaToSaphiX averaged a 0.92 LAN rating during his brief tenure with Heroic, helping the team to finish top eight at the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals and at ESL One Cologne. And even though the squad had just reached their highest-ever ranking position of 12th, the players still felt that further adjustments were required in order to tackle persistent role issues.
"We had a very good but short run with NatosaphiX," Benjamin "blameF" Bremer said in a statement. "Unfortunately the roles didn’t pan out the way we wanted, and therefore we have made the decision to try someone else.
"It’s not fun, because I can guarantee there are few people out there who are as good teammates as NatosaphiX. Great work mentality, funny, awesome person to have by your side whether its a win or a loss. I wish him the best of luck in his next team.
"I really look forward to playing with B0rup, such a talent. He has proven himself to be of absolute star quality, and I think Heroic is the right environment for him to reach his top potential. We’re coming for you, top 5."
b0RUP is slated to make his first appearance for Heroic in the European Champions Cup, which will kick off on September 16. The tournament, featuring 16 teams from all over Europe, will have $60,000 plus four spots at a LAN event on the line.
With this change, Heroic now have:
Frederik "LOMME" Nielsen (coach)
Daniel "mertz" Mertz (inactive)