Heroic bench b0RUP, niko
The two players found themselves on the chopping block after a 9-12th finish at IEM Katowice 2021.
After a 10-month period of stability during which the team won ESL One Cologne 2020 Europe and was briefly ranked the #1 team in the world, Heroic have decided to make changes to their roster, benching Johannes "b0RUP" Borup and Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen.
b0RUP and niko were statistically the worst performers for Heroic over the last three months, averaging a 0.90 and 1.03 rating, respectively. In that period, the team recorded a couple of underwhelming results, failing to qualify for the BLAST Premier Fall Finals and suffering early exits in IEM Global Challenge and IEM Katowice.
Heroic, who were recently acquired by Norwegian esports organization Omaken Sports, will be hoping that a fresh injection of talent will turn things around for their team, who are at risk of falling out of the top 10 in the world.
In the team's official announcement, Heroic thanked the two players for their efforts and wished them the best as they are no longer a part of the active lineup.
Heroic are now: