Heroic complete roster with niko signing

Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen has joined the Heroic roster, rounding out the team's five-man lineup, the Danish organisation announced on Monday.

Heroic removed Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen and Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer from their active roster at the start of April, announcing big changes to the team upon their return from North America and a failed transfer to FunPlus Phoenix, whom they had represented for one game in Flashpoint 1.

niko has been inactive since OpTic disbanded their team in October

After signing René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen from Copenhagen Flames, who impressed in first edition of Flashpoint, Heroic have now completed their lineup by buying niko out of his contract with OpTic.

The 21-year-old is fairly experienced for his age, having represented Heroic between 2016 and 2018, before going on to play for North, Rogue, and OpTic. He has attended 10 Big Events since 2016, with a 3rd-4th place finish at IEM Katowice 2017 and a win at DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 his biggest achievements.

"I am very happy to work with Nikolaj!," Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller told Heroic's statement. "I think he is one of the best players in Denmark and definitely was a high priority for us. His communication is very good, and he has a vast experience of the game.

"This also marks the new Heroic roster, which I feel will be very successful, with time. It's a lot of young and raw talent, and it will take a lot of hard work to reach the results we want.

"I am, however, confident that we can reach new heights with this roster. I have high hopes for the future!"

The new Heroic lineup will make its first official appearance in the Elisa Invitational, a Nordic tournament with two spots at BLAST Premier Spring Showdown on offer. Following niko's addition, the team now look as follows:

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

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

Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
688
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
395
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
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
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
862
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1187
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1039
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
expected
2020-04-20 18:02
9 replies
why would he leave faze for this
2020-04-20 18:15
7 replies
because faze = noob
2020-04-20 18:16
5 replies
nice bait
2020-04-20 18:25
1 reply
Snappi benched for the 50th time lol
2020-04-20 18:43
flair checks out
2020-04-20 18:47
7/8 bait
2020-04-20 21:41
Who was on faze? No one I can see in this article.
2020-04-21 09:13
#128
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Denmark Menterx
+1! :-D
2020-04-20 20:29
#101
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Macau Livestock
Boombla v2
2020-04-20 19:01
#2
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Poland Unluko
lol
2020-04-20 18:02
4 replies
Welcome back to HLTV mens)))
2020-04-20 18:43
3 replies
Yekindar is overrated welcome to HLTV
2020-04-20 19:21
1 reply
I never left
2020-04-20 20:32
#168
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Poland Unluko
im still retired
2020-04-25 14:11
#3
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France Bavolk
that was obvious
2020-04-20 18:02
fake niko
2020-04-20 18:03
4 replies
Boombl4 on minimals.
2020-04-20 18:07
1 reply
#164
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Finland Smoonah
BOOMBLAH!
2020-04-22 00:37
REAL NIKO
2020-04-20 18:45
1 reply
Best niko
2020-04-20 19:25
#7
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Peru Elkauza
expected
2020-04-20 18:03
e x p e c t e d
2020-04-20 18:03
#12
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Germany yaGmi
sad that niko left faze
2020-04-20 18:03
1 reply
+1 Now, since their carry is gone, it's time for coldzera to leave FaZe for DETONA
2020-04-20 18:37
E X P E C T E D
2020-04-20 18:03
#14
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United States Ghoulxd
expected
2020-04-20 18:03
budget NiKo
2020-04-20 18:03
3 replies
he is better than bosnian niko
2020-04-20 18:18
Danish Boltz
2020-04-20 19:12
U got baited. Budget niko is still in faze
2020-04-21 05:22
#18
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Macau Be_Happier
not bad at all
2020-04-20 18:04
wow never thought faze would sell him
2020-04-20 18:05
niko left faze for this LUL
2020-04-20 18:05
clickbait, whos this?
2020-04-20 18:05
#22
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Turkey DebbSoray
i really can't track down Danish roster changes. Apart from astralis all other Danish teams change their roster 3 to 4 times per year.
2020-04-20 18:06
1 reply
#136
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Denmark rEkZA
+1 and it has always been that way...
2020-04-20 20:48
Decent team tbf
2020-04-20 18:07
niko > NiKo at the moment, hope NiKo starts to perform soon
2020-04-20 18:07
1 reply
#142
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Russia KinLost
Drinking beer> playing as good as NiKo 2018
2020-04-20 21:09
Never gonna get further than some DH Opens with this roster
2020-04-20 18:08
#27
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Denmark sundevve
EZ nikola kovac
2020-04-20 18:08
Good choice
2020-04-20 18:09
Not gonna lie, this team looks fire now.
2020-04-20 18:09
9 replies
#37
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
+1 I like them more now than with snappi and esetag
2020-04-20 18:11
2 replies
Yeah this looks a lot better.
2020-04-20 18:15
#153
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Brazil SecondKS
+1000
2020-04-20 22:10
#75
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Panama bakedcs
Teses is a bot and how is either of them even remotely close to being as good as es3tag. Snappi i can understand.
2020-04-20 18:36
5 replies
Teses is a great player with huge star potential. Niko is a good roleplayer.
2020-04-20 19:25
4 replies
#114
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Panama bakedcs
He's done fuck all in CPH Flames. Niko is good. Es3tag is a level above both, in noway is their new roster better. At least it's 4 young players and cadian, should be a good environment for them to develop.
2020-04-20 19:37
2 replies
What do you mean by fuck all, he was their star player with farlig and looked really dangerous.
2020-04-20 19:39
CPHF was the best theyve ever looked with TeSeS, even with refrezh regularly under preforming,,,
2020-04-20 20:47
#117
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Russia Sur10n
There can be only one Scandinavian roleplayer and i'm afraid his name is Sebastian, not Nikolaj.
2020-04-20 19:57
8/8 BAIT
2020-04-20 18:10
oh my god how many chances this niko guy has? he isnt anything special lol
2020-04-20 18:11
lol
2020-04-20 18:11
1 reply
Lol yeah
2020-04-20 18:31
#36
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Mexico AslaN_
COOL!
2020-04-20 18:11
Dident know that Niko could speak danish!
2020-04-20 18:12
lol faze kicked niko
2020-04-20 18:12
Again? I swear niko has been recycled through every danish team except Astralis
2020-04-20 18:16
damm quarantine gave Niko 69kg
2020-04-20 18:15
Aliexpress Niko
2020-04-20 18:19
1 reply
HAHA
2020-04-20 20:53
Serbian Legend NiKo going to this noob team wtf
2020-04-20 18:20
great moves
2020-04-20 18:21
deserved, I wondered when he would get on a team again he never looked like the main problem on those shitty rosters he was on
2020-04-20 18:22
Niko is only 21 wtf thought that guy was Boomer like snappi
2020-04-20 18:22
2 replies
#78
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Panama bakedcs
Maybe you confused him with MODDII
2020-04-20 18:37
1 reply
#157
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
who by the was kicked when he way the best (or 2nd best) in the team playing bitch roles
2020-04-20 23:04
#54
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Denmark Ken92
""Heroic have now completed their lineup by buying niko out of his contract with OpTic."" Thats why they waited. the hoped astralis would pay 800.000 dollers for esetag so he could leave Heroic 3 months earlier
2020-04-20 18:22
worst picture of danish niko ever.
2020-04-20 18:23
leaving faze for this xaxa
2020-04-20 18:23
#57
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ALLAHTARES
fake niko is back
2020-04-20 18:23
Budget niko
2020-04-20 18:24
SICK TEAM
2020-04-20 18:24
they signed this washed up danish noob lmao
2020-04-20 18:25
It isnt NiKo ppl it is danish player from OpTic niko U all dont rly think NiKo would leave faze?
2020-04-20 18:26
6 replies
yes i do I am think Heroic need IGL anyway
2020-04-20 18:28
Unexpected. Idk why niko left fays klan
2020-04-20 18:29
Er du dum?
2020-04-20 19:06
3 replies
Er du seriøs?
2020-04-20 19:25
2 replies
Ja, det er jeg, modsat 99% af folk her i tråden. Folk ved sgu da godt det ikke er NiKo fra Faze, din tumpe. Det kaldes trolling.
2020-04-20 21:05
1 reply
I er begge små børn. Hold afstand
2020-04-20 23:30
#64
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Spain 1996
good bait Professeur
2020-04-20 18:28
fake niko LUL . little bit better than snappi
2020-04-20 18:29
#68
N1K3RR | 
Finland sAA_
niko left faze for heroic?» LOL gl
2020-04-20 18:31
7/8
2020-04-20 18:32
fake niko
2020-04-20 18:32
Niko joining heroic?holy shit,who gonna replace him?simple?
2020-04-20 18:33
Why would niko leave FaZe? Actually its probably even better cause FaZe are doomed! gl Nikola!
2020-04-20 18:34
#74
akez | 
Finland 0lter
8/8
2020-04-20 18:35
#77
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Sweden Fizze
Why not farlig?
2020-04-20 18:37
#79
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Hungary raffai
RIp Faze???
2020-04-20 18:41
This team will never achieve anything
2020-04-20 18:42
#84
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Kazakhstan k4harman
ahahahah
2020-04-20 18:44
#85
shox | 
France kEONN
eXpecteD
2020-04-20 18:44
#91
niko | 
Denmark ilnert
Solid lineup now, might even be better than North
2020-04-20 18:48
niko why :'(
2020-04-20 18:49
Why did he leave FaZe wtf
2020-04-20 18:50
#94
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Kazakhstan Tikolelele
hahhahahahahahga
2020-04-20 18:51
#95
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Denmark grindz
expected
2020-04-20 18:52
#96
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Brazil vectrax
nice
2020-04-20 18:53
rip faze
2020-04-20 18:54
#98
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Russia Orz
sick niko
2020-04-20 18:56
#99
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Poland SebL
I don't like the decision. Honestly, niko is to inconsistent for a team that want to be a solid T2 team.
2020-04-20 18:57
Right after Xyp best danish anchor, very underrated.
2020-04-20 18:59
1 reply
#137
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Denmark rEkZA
People stupid in here... he's a beast
2020-04-20 20:50
#102
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Brazil elpy
clickbait
2020-04-20 19:03
#103
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Brazil Elakk
RIP FaZe, hope they add GOD HUNDEN
2020-04-20 19:05
Time will show how he fits the roster I think they won’t be able to stand among tier-1 teams, but for t2-t3 scene they looks good
2020-04-20 19:05
#107
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Netherlands NahT_
GL
2020-04-20 19:18
Unexpected.
2020-04-20 19:31
1 reply
Disbanned fpx , unlucko fuluko
2020-04-20 19:37
#116
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Russia lazsha
es3tag benched wtf?? isn't he in astralis already??
2020-04-20 19:45
2 replies
#120
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Hungary subzera
I think he is still on heroic until may 1st or June 1st, I forgot the date, but he isnt part of astralis just yet
2020-04-20 20:03
1 reply
#123
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Russia lazsha
ok ty
2020-04-20 20:15
Almost got me there
2020-04-20 20:02
#119
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Hungary subzera
Welcome back
2020-04-20 20:03
Finally, NiKo leaves FaZe
2020-04-20 20:11
From Faze to tier 3 danish team OmegaLUL
2020-04-20 20:12
#124
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Slovakia SLAVak
called it
2020-04-20 20:18
It's like we've been here before
2020-04-20 20:21
#126
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World Evil32167
Niko playing for 2 teams at same time. What would he do if Faze play against Heroic?
2020-04-20 20:25
#127
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South Africa @FyreCS
Should've gotten Farlig...
2020-04-20 20:29
2 replies
And keep Snappi, yes.
2020-04-20 20:36
1 reply
#167
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South Africa @FyreCS
yes
2020-04-23 01:44
LULW why Optic, Heroic, and North always trading players to each other LULW
2020-04-20 20:39
Actually a decent little line up.
2020-04-20 20:43
FaZe needed an igl anyways and niko was bad at igling, so, good for both sides
2020-04-20 20:43
inhuman reactions
2020-04-20 20:43
#139
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Malaysia Suno[t]
imagine leaving faze for heroic LOL
2020-04-20 20:53
Not farlig damn
2020-04-20 21:04
one more joke about Nico and I'll hang myself
2020-04-20 21:09
1 reply
Niko left faze for this. Now go hang, gl.
2020-04-20 22:38
The one and only, Niko!
2020-04-20 21:43
good news
2020-04-20 21:44
Yup looks like a team that will do nothing at all.
2020-04-20 21:54
Damn Niko has gotten fat again
2020-04-20 22:09
Fake niko = fake news Faze niko = faze news Heroic niko = heroic move Heroic news = faze move Rain to heroic = es3tag to faze = great move Illuminatic shieeeet
2020-04-20 22:10
#155
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Portugal feaz2er
snappi jugi ryxxo lukki toft or celrate top 4/5 denmark with potencial
2020-04-20 22:49
#156
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Finland Pegull
a worrying amount of people saying NiKo is leaving Faze... what if some of them are serious
2020-04-20 22:54
#161
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Europe dip6o
Recycling same names like 50 times
2020-04-21 09:55
Heroic is probably unironically better now TeSeS is at least comparable to Es3tag as a rifler and niko is definitely an upgrade over Snappi as a fragger
2020-04-22 10:46
when are orgs gonna realize niko is fuckin worthless
2020-04-22 13:31
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