HUNDEN releases evidence implicating former teammates in coaching bug abuse*
An excerpt from a server log involving René "TeSeS" Madsen and a snippet of a sensitive conversation between Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen and Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen have been released into the public.
Update: The story has been updated to include another comment from the referee who reviewed the logs, who said that the position in question was reachable without help and that HUNDEN did not know that.
In the latest installment of TV2.dk's releases of statements made by HUNDEN, the 30-year-old has revealed evidence that seems to support his claims that some of his Heroic teammates from the time he exploited the coaching bug were aware of what he was doing.
One part of the evidence released quotes a conversation between HUNDEN and niko, in which the latter is stated to have implicated that not just some but all players of the roster were aware of what was going on by saying: "Everyone on our team knew it. Maybe not the first time. But after. Everyone knew that."
Another part of the material involves server logs from the second of two May 2020 matches in which HUNDEN used the coaching bug, on Dust2 against Spirit in Home Sweet Home 5. The data in the logs reportedly imply TeSeS helped HUNDEN get into the position in which the coach was then bugged ahead of the start of the map and from which he viewed the map for the first 12 rounds.
HUNDEN is claiming the position would only be reachable with the help of another player, who could only be TeSeS at the time according to the logs, as the 20-year-old was the only other player on the server when the coaching bug was triggered. The logs were reportedly reviewed by "one of the world's leading referees" who has "in-depth knowledge of the coaching bug," who stated that HUNDEN's explanation of the logs "definitely makes sense when you look at the matter."
The referee in question clarified that it is possible to reach that position without help but also said that HUNDEN did not know it.
HUNDEN has said that this evidence, along with other material in his possession, has been referred to ESIC, who will then be expected to make a decision on whether or not to investigate the matter further and pursue action against the players.
Heroic CEO Joachim Haraldsen responded to the allegations to TV2 after being presented with the conversation between niko and HUNDEN. "I have honestly had enough of HUNDEN's attacks on all the boys he has coached. I think he should start growing up and take responsibility for what he did," Haraldsen said.
"He [HUNDEN] has told TV 2 that he would submit his documentation to ESIC. So far we have not seen anything. We will certainly help ESIC with all the material they may need from us, but we no longer want to enter into a public discussion about accusations that "someone" knew "something" when it is based solely on isolated fragments of information without any context. This is not the way to prove or disprove anything."