ECSTATIC and trace part ways

The Danish coach is now in the free-agent pool and looking for a new home.

ECSTATIC and Martin "⁠trace⁠" Heldt are no longer linked according to statements from the coach and the organization which have come just hours before the team is set to play the Malta Vibes Knockout Series 4 grand final.

In his parting announcement, the 31-year-old stated that he is now open to taking some analytical work while he finds "the perfect fit" as he hopes to go full-time and expand his coaching duties in the new year.

trace is looking for a full-time position going into 2022

Signed by the organization when they were still known as Lyngby Vikings in late September following a month-long trial period, the former mTw, SK and fnatic player turned coach helped the team break into the top 30 in the world ranking as well as winning Malta Vibes Knockout Series 3 and finishing second at Pinnacle Fall Series 2.

After the rebrand to ECSTATIC the team continued to show good form under trace, wininng Pinnacle Fall Series 3 and coming runners up at Funspark ULTI 2021 Europe Regional Series 4 while breaching the top 20 in the world ranking.

"We’ve been really happy having trace as a coach on the team, however, both trace and ECSTATIC have come to the conclusion that parting ways is the best option going forward" Thomas Sinding, ECSTATIC CEO, said.

"With his experience, he has had a significant impact on the team, both on and off the server. trace has furthermore been a genuinely amazing guy all around. We at ECSTATIC hope that trace will find a new home soon, where he can continue as a CS:GO coach for great teams in the years to come."

ECSTATIC are:

Denmark Jakob "⁠Daffu⁠" Schildt
Denmark Marcus "⁠maNkz⁠" Kjeldsen
Denmark Thomas "⁠birdfromsky⁠" Due-Frederiksen
United States Adam "⁠WolfY⁠" Andersson
Netherlands Dion "⁠FASHR⁠" Derksen

Netherlands Dion 'FASHR' Derksen
Dion 'FASHR' Derksen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
590
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Marcus 'maNkz' Kjeldsen
Marcus 'maNkz' Kjeldsen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
550
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Thomas 'birdfromsky' Due-Frederiksen
Thomas 'birdfromsky' Due-Frederiksen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.69
United States Adam 'WolfY' Andersson
Adam 'WolfY' Andersson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
455
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Martin 'trace' Heldt
Martin 'trace' Heldt
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
125
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Jakob 'Daffu' Schildt
Jakob 'Daffu' Schildt
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
575
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
wut
2021-12-09 14:32
4 replies
Guess they didnt want him to win a trophy so they kicked him before the grand final?
2021-12-09 14:49
3 replies
based move
2021-12-09 14:51
Trophy is for a team who WIN? Do u know that?
2021-12-09 17:32
1 reply
mouz fan speaking OMEGALUL
2021-12-09 22:44
Sad
2021-12-09 14:32
#3
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Hungary iamCypress
? They are doing good
2021-12-09 14:32
#4
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Sweden cslipo
why can't they offer full-time??? really that poor org??
2021-12-09 14:32
3 replies
#46
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Poland Fealis_
That's probably not the case. I guess they have some inside conflict because who would leave hours before final? I mean if he decided to leave/org decided to just get a better coach they would wait after for tournament to end
2021-12-09 15:01
2 replies
They weren't capable of offering him a fulltime contract. That's the reason for him leaving.
2021-12-10 21:09
1 reply
#105
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Poland Fealis_
That's the reason why he left few hours before final? Why didn't he finish the tournament with a team like normal person and leave then?
2021-12-10 21:23
who?
2021-12-09 14:33
9 replies
#12
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Denmark Henry1887
1.6
2021-12-09 14:35
Legend
2021-12-09 14:43
1.6 legend, played along zonic and ave on mTw. Top 4 player in 2010 & 2011.
2021-12-09 14:43
5 replies
fair enough, i didn't know :)
2021-12-09 14:47
1 reply
He was super sick, one of the greatest in 1.6
2021-12-09 15:03
Not really an achievement being top 4 in much dumbed down game from CS:GOqq
2021-12-09 18:49
2 replies
#84
dRiim | 
Finland dRiim
u couldn't do it even if u tried <3
2021-12-09 21:00
#95
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Denmark Alphamon
It's easier to be decent/average at CS:GO than it was in 1.6, but nt.
2021-12-10 08:02
#77
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Germany JonnyEGood
that guy is buff, dont write who or he will break your door and let you know who!
2021-12-09 19:24
lol I mistakenly read "es3tag" and was about to comment "expected"
2021-12-09 14:34
4 replies
expected after 2 tournaments?
2021-12-09 14:36
3 replies
yeah he sucks and can't speak swede
2021-12-09 14:39
2 replies
#58
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United States Teegrumpee
but he has a month long duolingo streak!
2021-12-09 15:17
#58, he is putting in the effort :)
2021-12-09 15:56
Trace doesn’t want to be exposed as cheater respectable
2021-12-09 14:34
5 replies
+++ true
2021-12-09 14:41
+1
2021-12-09 14:55
Cheating? yeah i'm sure their lowest rated player in every game is cheating hahahaha
2021-12-09 19:52
2 replies
#103
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United Kingdom ikskwizit
He's the coach...
2021-12-10 17:58
1 reply
talking about the fact that deranged people like the guy i replied to thinks birdfromsky uses radar hack despite his ratings havent changed for the past 5 years lmfao
2021-12-10 21:27
They are in their best moment
2021-12-09 14:34
Gl Tracebufff
2021-12-09 14:34
Who and who
2021-12-09 14:35
18 replies
2021-12-09 14:43
17 replies
oh, so he's washed, got it.
2021-12-09 15:01
16 replies
No, you have not understood. He, as a player, was washed a long time ago.
2021-12-09 15:06
0/8
2021-12-09 15:06
achieved more than ur entire region
2021-12-09 19:45
8 replies
+1
2021-12-09 22:27
What does the success of an entire region have to do with him being washed? Also, NA has a Major, Trace has fuck all.
2021-12-10 02:19
6 replies
#boombitch
2021-12-10 02:24
Trace literally has a major you fucking peanut brain hahahaha.
2021-12-10 14:59
#108
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Brazil ztxizhan
ignorant and new fag
2021-12-11 12:50
3 replies
You want pika and dont know how to ask for it
2021-12-11 16:13
2 replies
#111
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Brazil ztxizhan
still new fag so stfu
2021-12-11 18:42
1 reply
Please More homophobia my Brazilian friend!
2021-12-12 00:20
0/8
2021-12-09 21:43
#87
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Japan Haachama
Based
2021-12-09 22:17
you are washed, narcoman 🙂
2021-12-09 22:27
2 replies
"North Macedonia" kek
2021-12-10 02:20
1 reply
Stay in ur basement thorin stan "KEK". fucking nolife
2021-12-10 14:59
#11
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Asia M@GNU5
f
2021-12-09 14:35
Perfect timing. It's not like they were on the up or anything or currently performing the best they ever have. #saveWolfy
2021-12-09 14:36
6 replies
FASHR should be saved first tbh
2021-12-09 14:37
4 replies
#18
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Netherlands Datsun510
Both? Both
2021-12-09 14:38
1 reply
Not enough for the both of us... he needs to go to liquid
2021-12-09 14:48
Might read hltv tomorrow then...
2021-12-09 15:35
1 reply
What?
2021-12-09 16:02
save wolfy? the kid has never been more relevant than now thanks to not playing with dogs from NA
2021-12-09 19:46
unlucky, been looking good
2021-12-09 14:36
#16
LNZ | 
Hong Kong Opekp
ME ECSTATIC ME READY TO WIN ME KICKED TRACE ME LOSE ME CRY
2021-12-09 14:37
#20
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Denmark N1nQa
sad
2021-12-09 14:39
"way beyond our expectations" lmao what i was shocked how they were so good for the core they have, literally everyone overperformed and played good and they actually think that they were underperforming ??? not like you had zywoo in the team your star players were fashr and retired wolfy like what did you expect to achieve
2021-12-09 14:39
5 replies
Was thinking the same. I really like this team but I do not know what they are trying to achieve here.
2021-12-09 14:46
not sure if bad english or trolling but way "beyond our expectation" means that he thinks they overperformed
2021-12-09 14:55
way beyond our expectations means they were better than expected lmao
2021-12-09 15:43
#72
roeJ | 
Romania SkipLD
Nice reading skills
2021-12-09 17:20
1 reply
sorry i had to live up to my flair
2021-12-09 18:24
Ecstatic HUNDEN
2021-12-09 14:39
I would still love to see this guy play again. Fuck he was amazing in 1.6.
2021-12-09 14:40
HUNDEN
2021-12-09 14:40
cheaters
2021-12-09 14:42
#27
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Ireland reyno0o
Heroic/NIP?
2021-12-09 14:42
#31
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Canada go1x1n00b
who needs a coach when you have birdfromsky and you're playing pinnacle/malta vibes/funspark
2021-12-09 14:46
#33
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Lithuania Zen3ix
I guess you can say... There is trace amounts of him left in the team.
2021-12-09 14:47
Hunden new coach
2021-12-09 14:48
#38
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Lithuania Jaguar4s
One of the best in 1.6, take him someone
2021-12-09 14:49
#39
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United Kingdom hathers
trace to cph? they don't have coach listed atm
2021-12-09 14:50
3 replies
why trace want to go to cph when cph about to transfer all their players to col?
2021-12-09 15:02
2 replies
#50
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United Kingdom hathers
you know what i mean, join the roster in the move to col
2021-12-09 15:03
1 reply
#68
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Serbia Mipedian
Yea, thought the same. He is prolly the only good danish coach that is FA.
2021-12-09 16:13
kassad inc? malek?
2021-12-09 14:56
why tho
2021-12-09 14:59
#53
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Finland Eestu
"After the rebrand to ECSTATIC the team continued to show good form under trace, wininng Pinnacle Fall Series 3 - -" Small typo with the word 'winning'. :)
2021-12-09 15:07
more likely that trace left by himself and it that is the case he is going to coach complexity because complexity will buy cph flames. it just fits
2021-12-09 15:08
#55
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Canada firtlast
damn trace be a personal trainer
2021-12-09 15:11
trace Legend
2021-12-09 15:15
Ecstatic scandal soon? ez CPH -1.5
2021-12-09 15:17
trace looks like a chad thundercock
2021-12-09 15:25
lol, was trace still around all this time?
2021-12-09 15:40
you dont need coach when you play with radar hack only low tier scam tournaments
2021-12-09 15:49
couldn't they have kicked trace after the grand final Ecstatic wat doink
2021-12-09 16:00
#67
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Sweden noddyy
no wonder he wants to associate with cheaters
2021-12-09 16:04
#69
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World streetson
+zonic obviously but why are ppl calling them cheaters, what did I miss?
2021-12-09 16:15
3 replies
third worlders claiming they're using radar hack cause they're beating dogshit teams like 1WIN and Extra Salt lmfao
2021-12-09 19:48
2 replies
if they so powerful, why they dont play on big tournaments? at least on quals? XDXXXDDXXD
2021-12-10 11:01
1 reply
They do? are you retarded or something hahahahaha
2021-12-10 14:58
wow, trace changed so much, he is buffed
2021-12-09 17:03
1 reply
tentpole 2.0
2021-12-09 17:15
#73
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Bahrain Ax1yn
Trace going to Complexity with the Copenhagen Flames roster, Source: Trust me bro 🤞
2021-12-09 17:22
1 reply
ECSTATIC will be better then CPHF....
2021-12-09 19:49
#83
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Macedonia Xyp3x
trace is something like k0nfig back then
2021-12-09 20:05
2 replies
Better, Trace was a more well-rounded player then K0nfig
2021-12-10 08:50
1 reply
#109
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Macedonia Xyp3x
I agree
2021-12-11 15:29
Nice he grew a beard.
2021-12-09 21:03
This doesnt make sense 🙂
2021-12-09 22:26
Feels bad man, although Trace so far has proven to be insane at coaching so hopefully a good team gets him
2021-12-10 08:50
New Complexity coach with ex-Flames lineup
2021-12-10 09:33
I guess he is using that momentum to find a spot on a big org. Kinda like es3tag on astralis situation.
2021-12-11 10:24
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