ESL comment on HUNDEN allegations: "No possible impact to the tournament integrity of IEM Cologne"

The tournament organizer conducted its own investigation into the allegations to determine whether IEM Cologne's tournament integrity was affected.

ESL's Senior Vice President of Product, Ulrich Schulze, has addressed recent allegations against Nicolai "⁠HUNDEN⁠" Petersen made by Heroic, revealing that the tournament organizer's own investigation into the matter produced "conclusive findings" that led them to believe that the situation had "no possible impact to the tournament integrity of IEM Cologne."

According to Mr. Schulze, after being notified of Heroic's claims that HUNDEN shared sensitive information with another team also competing at IEM Cologne, ESL found that "permissions to access a shared folder were sent out" but that the folder in question "was not accessed by the recipient."

Mr. Schulze went on to stress that the investigation did not determine whether the sharing of the information itself was a punishable offense, and that it would be part of an "ongoing investigation" by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC).

The allegations first came into the public eye when HUNDEN himself touched on the matter in a personal statement on Wednesday. The coach denied claims that he had shared his team's strategy book with a competitor, saying that the only details he had discussed with colleagues from other teams were anti-strat material of opponents.

Heroic went on to release their side of the story on Thursday, announcing the beginning of legal proceedings against the 30-year-old, whom they believe breached his contract by sharing confidential information with a "major competitor" without the knowledge of the team.

Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
interesting
2021-07-29 16:31
3 replies
Indeed
2021-07-29 16:32
1 reply
this is just heroic being salty. nothing will come from this, obviously
2021-07-29 20:04
well, the game is not going on currently but sure this "drama" is interesting.
2021-07-29 17:37
interesting
2021-07-29 16:32
1 reply
pog champ
2021-07-29 16:40
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Finland Cucumber))
very interesting indeed
2021-07-29 16:32
#4
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Turkmenistan MilkEnjoyer
D:
2021-07-29 16:32
Interesting
2021-07-29 16:32
DOGEN xiter??
2021-07-29 16:32
6 replies
stfu cheats in pyjamas
2021-07-29 17:14
2 replies
Why so aggressive :(
2021-07-29 17:35
1 reply
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Netherlands xAlpaka
Look at the flag
2021-07-30 02:08
+1
2021-07-29 17:38
40%
2021-07-29 19:17
1 reply
based
2021-07-30 15:54
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Canada SparklMastr
hmm
2021-07-29 16:32
#9
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Australia B_Tannen
Quick, deny!
2021-07-29 16:33
#11
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Azerbaijan djwanksta
Best cypher player in the world
2021-07-29 16:39
#12
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United States gweees
Heroic lying??
2021-07-29 16:33
Interesting
2021-07-29 16:33
How could there been impact the tournament was offline and the strats was for online play who could've think otherwise?
2021-07-29 16:33
1 reply
200 iq
2021-07-29 17:01
There is possible impact. The other person did not access the link but maybe HUNDEN sent the information anyways in another way.
2021-07-29 16:34
10 replies
He sent info. but whoever got it, never used it seems like.
2021-07-29 16:36
9 replies
The team in question maybe never met Heroic in Cologne?? That is the obv reason to make such statement so early
2021-07-29 16:38
7 replies
I wonder who was the receiver. It has to be Danidh speaking team right? Dont think Heroic would have their infos written in English,unless hunden decided to do so.
2021-07-29 16:42
6 replies
I mean it is enough when the other team has 1 danish player or coach. So Col or Faze would also option. Mouz as well
2021-07-29 16:43
4 replies
or maybe NIP? Wouldnt be surprised considering all their dramas so far after device arriving :D
2021-07-29 16:44
3 replies
liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Intel_Extre.. Astralis and Faze out of the list
2021-07-29 16:56
2 replies
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Other Paami
Why? Maybe they had the access, but they didn't use the info, and they win. Considering the rumor that he will be the next coach of Astralis, I even think he sent the link to get a job.
2021-07-29 17:16
1 reply
Not using a folder doesn't mean there was no other share. So ESL can only be sure it doesn't influence Cologne it has to be a team heroic never met.
2021-07-29 17:20
strg + A strg + C google translate strg + V EZ Clap
2021-07-29 17:39
you don't know, maybe he shared the drive folder + sent it by email separately at the same time since the other guys knew that they would be noticeable it they access through the link
2021-07-29 17:09
"was not accessed by the recipient" yeah right lmao
2021-07-29 16:34
4 replies
Doesn’t really matter, even if the other team had accessed the files, they shouldn’t be held accountable, most teams would take a sneakpeek anyways
2021-07-29 16:41
2 replies
I'm not saying the team should be held accountable, I'm saying Hunden should be held accountable
2021-07-29 16:42
1 reply
He most likely is, Heroic are taken legal actions against him, i would be surprised if he ever finds a team who wants him now.
2021-07-29 16:43
+1 if it's some cloud file hosting I doubt ESL would get access to the logs who accessed it. They are a esports organizer not the fucking NSA.
2021-07-29 17:42
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Italy Spiryn
His career is over and I would be very surprised if I was proven contrary.
2021-07-29 16:36
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France Loutcho_Q
ZywOo #1 2021
2021-07-29 16:36
" ESL found that "permissions to access a shared folder were sent out" but that the folder in question "was not accessed by the recipient"." So HUNDEN was a scum, but the recipients was not. Thx.
2021-07-29 16:36
3 replies
+1
2021-07-29 16:37
+1
2021-07-29 16:44
Don't judge him too fast. For all we know that was the "anit-strat folder".. We don't have all the information yet
2021-07-30 20:04
alpha hunden 😎😎
2021-07-29 16:36
Kappa
2021-07-29 16:36
Guilty! Shoot!
2021-07-29 16:36
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Sweden Akoulad
Heroic (and huden) are just scambags, ban them all from esports forever
2021-07-29 16:36
heroic is just trying to paint the picture that they lost due to hunden when truth is they r just bunch of onliners
2021-07-29 16:37
8 replies
Heroic never said they lose cuz of him. They literally said only that Hunden act wrong and that he did something he isn't allowed to do so.
2021-07-29 16:39
7 replies
then why would they do all this this shit
2021-07-29 16:44
6 replies
Because Hunden isn't allowed to do it and broke the necessary trust to work together. And maybe it is even written in his contract to do not such things... I don't see a reason why Heroic should act other as they do.
2021-07-29 16:46
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
The dude literally gave some other team files with ALL OF HEROIC’S TACTICS. Tell me you wouldn't sue the fucker if he did that to you
2021-07-29 16:59
4 replies
he did'nt only thing that was given was information about anti strating some other team
2021-07-29 17:03
3 replies
that's what hunden claims, not heroic
2021-07-29 17:18
Let's say it was anti strat like huden says, you go and tell other team how Heroic can anti strat them and they fix that and at the same time make sure they hold the angle Heroic player is coming from doesn't that hurt the team??
2021-07-29 21:37
1 reply
info about some other team dumbass
2021-07-30 04:43
interesting....
2021-07-29 16:38
who is the recipient? we need name asap
2021-07-29 16:39
4 replies
For sure not one of Heroic enemies at Cologne otherwise ESL wouldn't make such an early conclusion.
2021-07-29 16:40
Wouldn’t surprise me if it was Astralis or some other team he has been in talks with, regarding finding a new team.
2021-07-29 16:42
2 replies
If it was Astralis and he joins Astralis, I am sure Heroic will take a bunch of money to be silent or the next big scandal is open.
2021-07-29 16:44
I watch at Liquidpedia liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Intel_Extre.. Astralis was the enemy, Faze as well. So when we assume they need a danish member in the other team, then Col and mouz, NIP are left. I doubt Acor is such a deep friend with Hunden.
2021-07-29 16:56
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Poland Gocuu
how many oopsies did that hundini do lmao
2021-07-29 16:39
ok good to know...
2021-07-29 16:39
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Canada GGNORE33
gj gla1ve for not open the sheet!
2021-07-29 16:42
ban this cheater already
2021-07-29 16:45
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
Holy shit hunden is such a dick. Turns out we haven't been making fun of him for all these years for no reason. First he cheats in an official match and now THIS?
2021-07-29 16:46
sure
2021-07-29 16:48
Nicolai "CHEATER" Petersen
2021-07-29 16:48
Haha
2021-07-29 16:48
hunden went from potential coach for astralis to pizza boy real quick
2021-07-29 16:54
1 reply
DAMN :DD good one lol
2021-07-29 17:19
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Japan Peine
Not ESL fault that Heroic trusted and signed back a known cheater
2021-07-29 16:57
2 replies
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Japan Kosaki
Based
2021-07-29 17:18
Afaik he was never released just benched during his ban & reinstated 1 second after ban ended.
2021-07-29 17:44
That's the person that deserved a second chance :)
2021-07-29 17:00
1 reply
+1 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Fool me twice, shame on me.
2021-07-29 17:44
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Russia RogueDecay
how is that a "team folder" when Hunden had admin access and ability to block everyone else? because heroic say so? And now they use publicity stunt way to cancel him? after all he did to them including successful escalation of cheating trial. Desperate org that is digging their own grave, nothing else to see here.
2021-07-29 17:04
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Europe Cr3eP_70
Try to read the article... Even an 8 year old can do it. Then search help on interpretation... You really need it kid...
2021-07-30 01:08
1 reply
if I'm commenting under the article then I've already read it? calm the pussy underneath your nose kid.
2021-07-30 02:32
This HUNDEN guy is a total waste of time for anyone who investing time in him.
2021-07-29 17:05
1 reply
i tell you what - he is good at cheating
2021-07-29 17:26
interesting af
2021-07-29 17:07
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Poland jakubyku
300 iq hunden he shared some fake strats to others for money and gave his team the proper strats
2021-07-29 17:08
hmm
2021-07-29 17:12
'ESL found that "permissions to access a shared folder were sent out" but that the folder in question "was not accessed by the recipient".' how would they know that's all that happened?
2021-07-29 17:21
1 reply
Interesting
2021-07-29 17:49
Wuhuu back from Ban Wellcome to Astralis Hunden
2021-07-29 17:22
what else would they say? :D Of course deny everything
2021-07-29 17:25
damn thats a very effective way to throw your career into the garbage lol gj gla1ve, asked for it so he could check if HUNDEN was trustable, confirmed he wasnt and never opened the files so the rat gets f***** all alone 5000 iq move
2021-07-29 17:27
2 replies
If this happened, 500 iq confirmed.
2021-07-29 17:46
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Brazil Anarchybr
Damn, If it’s happened this way than Gla1ve is the mastermind of counter strike on and off the game
2021-07-29 18:45
This comrade's career in cs go is over. It would be fair to remove this person from his job as a coach. But even so it is clear that he will not see coaching. I think he will be asking for work like this: "I respect your team and I will not drain the coaching preparations." lol
2021-07-29 17:28
well i think this is not a question of integraty but a question of heroic control their own players and coatch
2021-07-29 17:51
Double agent HUNDEN at your service
2021-07-29 17:55
The question is, what would they do if this WOULD affect Cologne? Replay the whole tournament or what?
2021-07-29 18:03
2 replies
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Romania bLaZe_420
Nah, that's not even a question
2021-07-29 18:17
1 reply
Obviously, it wasn't meant seriously
2021-07-29 21:34
how the fuck would they know lol
2021-07-29 18:13
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United States Rayduh
Astralis controls everything
2021-07-29 19:12
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Denmark twinseN
Hopefully he wont dodge this bullet
2021-07-29 19:18
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China HEIDASHUAi
Hunden got a second chance then this...
2021-07-29 19:24
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Kazakhstan Tikolelele
GOD HUNDEN dude is a role model
2021-07-29 19:34
But Hunden could 100% guarantee that he didn't do anything. Proof? HIS WORDS! DON'T YOU TRUST HIM?!?!?!?!
2021-07-29 20:03
I hope Huden never gets employed at a csgo team ever again.
2021-07-29 20:12
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North America BoDaddy
Heroic are cringe af
2021-07-29 22:28
But wtf is this? He shared some files with another team but the other team didn't access the link? But which link, why ESL has access to this information? Do they need to send theit stratbook to ESL? It has little to no sense.
2021-07-29 22:35
1 reply
cringe
2021-07-29 23:59
Very pog
2021-07-29 22:40
Oh that’s good
2021-07-30 01:07
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Europe Cr3eP_70
Events, timeline and legal actions underway leaves no doubt about reported facts. Now, trusting issues will always be present from now on... Who in is sane mind would sign such a sc**bag?
2021-07-30 01:17
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Poland SebL
It's getting really serious, I'm starting to get worried.
2021-07-30 01:36
As if ESL actually investigated shit. This is just their way of staying out of this drama.
2021-07-30 10:48
If you're brazen enough to exploit the coach bug then you're definitely brazen enough to do this, imo.
2021-07-31 12:58
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