TeSeS joins Heroic

Heroic have announced that they have completed the signing of René "TeSeS" Madsen from Copenhagen Flames.

The 19-year-old's addition brings the Heroic roster to four players, with the Danish organisation expected to announce the final piece in their jigsaw in the coming days after recently benching Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer and Astralis-bound Patrick "es3tag" Hansen.

TeSeS plied his trade for teams like Reason and Squared before rising to prominence in the summer of 2019, when he stepped in for OpTic. He won DreamHack Open Summer and attended ESL One New York and DreamHack Masters Malmö with the team before OpTic were forced to shut down the project after being acquired by the Immortals Gaming Club (IGC), the parent company of MIBR.

TeSeS added to Heroic's starting lineup

He went on to sign for Copenhagen Flames, with whom he enhanced his credentials as one of the rising talents in Denmark. Most recently, he competed in the first edition of Flashpoint, putting up solid numbers (1.11 rating, 1.30 Impact and 86.7 ADR) despite the team finishing in last place in the global standings.

"I’m really excited to get this chance with such good players and organisation," TeSeS told Heroic's website.

"It's a big step for me and my career and it feels great taking it with this roster."

According to a recent report from DBLTAP, the final slot in Heroic is expected to be filled by Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen, who has been without a team since the disbandment of the OpTic squad. The 21-year-old donned Heroic's colors between 2016 and 2018 before going on to play for North, Rogue and OpTic.

With this addition, Heroic now have:

Denmark Martin "stavn" Lund
Denmark Johannes "b0RUP" Borup
Denmark Casper "cadiaN" Møller
Denmark René "TeSeS" Madsen

Denmark Frederik "LOMME" Nielsen (coach)

Denmark Patrick "es3tag" Hansen (benched)
Denmark Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer (benched)

Denmark Frederik 'LOMME' Nielsen
Frederik 'LOMME' Nielsen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
989
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
718
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
892
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1187
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1069
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
#1
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
Jumping the gun?
2020-04-08 18:04
#45
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Just dont whiff pistols
2020-04-08 18:45
#60
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Called it last week. Pretty solid addition and hopefully he can continue his form in a solid roster. Not sure whether they decide to add niko as a rifler or switch the roles and put cadiaN back to IGL and add Farlig as the main AWP'er. Hoping for the last
2020-04-08 20:07
#68
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United Kingdom Pandify_Denje 
CPHF were decent team... why they had to destroy it , geez. Tricked got gud and -hunden. Csgo scene in a nutshell. If smol team get gud = steal their players.
2020-04-08 20:40
#69
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Yeah it happens quite a lot, im pretty sure the up and coming players wants to make the move themselves though.
2020-04-08 20:41
teses chicken
2020-04-08 21:44
He will be ok but not as good as he was playing under the GOD mastermind IGL of Lord MSL
2020-04-09 00:04
#84
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
G2 getting Nexa and Hunter specifically broke my heart when this phenomena got repeated . Crazy actually started to improve at that time.
2020-04-08 22:52
To be fair, with Tricked, that's very intentional. The entire organization is built up around the concept of being a stepping stone for players to achieve more. Kind of like an academy team, but for players who are already established, their goal is to find something that works and then send their players out to another org which is interested in taking a team hopefully to a comfortable place in T1. So, to stop my rambling, with Tricked you're gonna see that happen every time, as they will always try to fill their roster with lower tier talents with potential :)
2020-04-09 04:24
#2
ZOREE | 
Finland Misttaa 
niceee
2020-04-08 18:04
#77
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Indonesia lumayan 
sign JUGI PLS
2020-04-08 21:58
#89
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Australia I_HATE_MIBR 
no terrible move
2020-04-09 05:54
#92
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Indonesia lumayan 
Why? Signing best awper in the world is a terrible move?
2020-04-09 09:09
cool
2020-04-08 18:04
good luck
2020-04-08 18:04
who?
2020-04-08 18:04
#6
valde | 
Denmark QBE_ 
damn
2020-04-08 18:05
HLTV what u mean, niko has already filled the slot? dust2 confirmed??
2020-04-08 18:05
#17
Liazz | 
Denmark valt3rr 
2 spots are needed and niko hasn't been announced yet so im guessing he is getting the last spot but im not sure
2020-04-08 18:08
#30
jOELZ | 
Europe skrekc 
And who's igl now?
2020-04-08 18:15
cadian
2020-04-08 18:19
#52
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Portugal TwistedJayPee 
holy... F
2020-04-08 19:08
There are two slots
2020-04-08 18:08
ok
2020-04-08 18:05
dam
2020-04-08 18:05
#10
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
nice pick up
2020-04-08 18:05
Good move
2020-04-08 18:05
#12
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Canada Skadiddle 
Wish cadian luck
2020-04-08 18:05
now we just need +dennis
2020-04-08 18:05
niko>NiKo
2020-04-08 18:06
very cool
2020-04-08 18:06
#16
Liazz | 
Denmark valt3rr 
Knew it
2020-04-08 18:07
downgrade
2020-04-08 18:09
+1
2020-04-08 18:09
Not really, TeSeS is underrated and I’d say he’s better than es3tag
2020-04-08 18:18
Lol no he isn't? Es3tag was best on heroic line up
2020-04-08 18:44
#56
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Brazil Necro_Spa 
es3tag is good because of his versality (even tho his AWP is shit), but rifling TeSeS is certainly better than him
2020-04-08 19:35
If thats true dont you think astralis would have signed TeSes then? If es3tag both shit awper and worse riffler cause TeSes surely cheaper in salary too.....
2020-04-09 09:01
#94
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Brazil Necro_Spa 
because the game isnt as simple as "im good with AWP and rifle"? es3tag is a lot more experienced player who can do a lot of roles in game while TeSeS is still young and kind of unproven. Astralis is trying a new way of managing a team and a player who has already proved that is versatile at any given task (except IGL obviously) is certainly a better choice if you want to make that plan work
2020-04-09 16:46
Worse...
2020-04-08 18:09
he's better fragger than Snappi though
2020-04-08 20:21
Good signing
2020-04-08 18:09
Expected
2020-04-08 18:09
#24
North America Slye 
niko the danish boomich
2020-04-08 18:10
#25
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Switzerland x676 
LUL
2020-04-08 18:10
#26
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Serbia DjapeZ 
Who igl ?
2020-04-08 18:11
cadiaN has been the igl for a while now
2020-04-08 18:11
men is it possible for me to get a job as hltv mod somehow? I could moderate it almost any time of the day
2020-04-08 18:17
men is it possible for me to get a job as hltv mod somehow? I could moderate it almost any time of the day
2020-04-08 18:50
#67
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Serbia DjapeZ 
HLTV mod answered me, i can die now. Btw ty for answer
2020-04-08 20:37
heroic back to tier 4
2020-04-08 18:11
#66
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United States MrSuppressor 
What are you talking about? He was the best possible pick up apart from Farlig maybe.
2020-04-08 20:31
#72
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Russia harvard 
mertz
2020-04-08 21:11
#82
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Russia Slavaa 
lol
2020-04-08 22:40
expectered
2020-04-08 18:12
#31
Russia ^__^ 
+niko inc
2020-04-08 18:16
#34
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Latvia `DinGo 
sick
2020-04-08 18:18
lmao, are people here serious? This team looks very promising, no more botsnappi and +2 young skilled guns, me likey dat.
2020-04-08 18:19
really good move
2020-04-08 18:19
Good pickup
2020-04-08 18:21
nice
2020-04-08 18:23
Expected
2020-04-08 18:25
nice hope +nico
2020-04-08 18:32
#42
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Poland Astoner55 
Actually with niko this team will look pretty strong.
2020-04-08 18:33
#46
MICHU | 
Poland Stinar 
EZ for cheater teses
2020-04-08 18:45
farlig should be the next guy to land there, but with cadiaN no chance
2020-04-08 18:46
There's two possibilities here: -he either gets signed by North -CPH disbands and forms a mix with other players!
2020-04-08 19:26
yeah north needs a dedicated awper even with MSL doing a solid job
2020-04-08 19:57
#48
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Europe WHITEGRASS 
nice upgrade gl teses
2020-04-08 18:46
#50
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Hungary Shiron212 
Nice! Who will be the fifth? :thinking: Good luck
2020-04-08 18:55
#51
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Sweden Lagge15 
I thought it was going to be Dennis and some dude named Rene. I feel betrayed by Cadian. BTW, niko is just 21? Thought he was like 26
2020-04-08 19:03
#53
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Brazil user_namer 
good player
2020-04-08 19:23
Why let snappi go though? I dont know wich danish igl would be better..
2020-04-08 19:24
#57
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Japan Sarada 
Hope they can add refrezh :D
2020-04-08 19:42
hltv.org/player/10610/refrezh why? lol, there are better players in denmark 100% than refrezh
2020-04-08 20:04
#61
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South Africa @FyreCS 
Why not pickup Farling with him?! Wtf! Stavn, Farling, TeseS as your main core, that’s solid
2020-04-08 20:14
Astralis: Keeps a tight core for years, struggles through issues and become the most consistent team of all time. Every other danish org: Changes players every 3 months and hope that breeds some kind of success.
2020-04-08 20:14
#64
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CIS Arztyy 
This guy was shit in Optic,but kinda good in CPH. Hmmmm
2020-04-08 20:27
Add hunden for IGL must be nice line up
2020-04-08 20:29
please refrezh
2020-04-08 20:54
#71
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Poland friendlySeb 
Insane addition. If this player get some experience, he can be maybe even TOP 20 Player. Now Heroic should do : -b0RUP +dycha +Thomas +Lucky This roster should go international. There are no good Danish players that they could afford. And i wouldn't risk taking niko.
2020-04-08 20:57
lucky is kinda doesnt fit dude
2020-04-08 23:25
#86
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Poland friendlySeb 
I know that having Thomas and Lucky in the same team feels weird, but i think that's the best option for them. Both of these players are insane talents.
2020-04-08 23:45
#73
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Sweden MaNiHa 
hes too good for them
2020-04-08 21:23
Noob from BrutalCS DM server
2020-04-08 21:39
very inconsistent player
2020-04-08 21:41
god teses heroic rising up again
2020-04-08 22:07
#79
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United States jmarcelo 
Expected
2020-04-08 22:15
wait, wasnt heroic under fpx org? now they are back to heroic?
2020-04-08 22:25
#83
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Russia Slavaa 
yes they back
2020-04-08 22:41
Cool!
2020-04-08 22:39
#90
tarik | 
Germany mysterE 
+dennis or +niko cadian and niko big dksuckers
2020-04-09 06:54
wasted
2020-04-09 12:41
Teses ?
2020-04-09 17:21
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