Heroic sign b0RUP to replace NaToSaphiX

NaToSaphiX's tenure ends after a couple of months.

Counter-Strike: GO's Icon George Geddes · 20 Aug 2019


Photo via DreamHack

After a short time with the organization, Heroic has released Danish AWPer Niels Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen from its starting lineup effective immediately. He has been replaced by Tricked player Johannes "b0RUP" Borup.

These roster changes come just days after Heroic announced the signing of Frederik "LOMME" Nielsen as head-coach for the team. 

“We had a very good but short run with Natosaphix. Unfortunately the roles didn’t pan out the way we wanted, and therefore we have made the decision to try someone else. It’s not fun, because I can guarantee there are few people out there who are as good teammates as Natosaphix. Great work mentality, funny, awesome person to have by your side whether it's a win or a lose. I wish him the best of luck in his next team,” in-game leader Benjamin "blameF" Bremer said in a statement about the removal of NaToSaphiX. 

Although NaToSaphiX wasn’t apart of the Heroic roster for long, the team has been in good form. The team finished top 6 at Intel Extreme Masters XIV - Chicago. However, Heroic lost to Vitality, the second best team in the world. This was a similar story at ESL One: Cologne 2019, where Heroic would lose another best-of-three to the French team. 

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NaToSaphiX’s form has been dwindling. However, his main role on a team is an AWPer, but he was not given this role on Heroic. This was given to Patrick "es3tag" Hansen. 

The AWPer has been replaced by the young talent b0RUP. He was quintessential in Tricked’s rise in performance. After joining in 2018, he has ensured a relatively good level of success such as a top four finish at DreamHack Open Summer. Moreover, Tricked earned $22,541.93 after finishing second at the Good Game League 2019, losing out to G2 in the final. 

Therefore, Heroic is now: 

  • Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
  • Adam "friberg" Friberg
  • Benjamin "blameF" Bremer
  • Martin "stavn" Lund 
  • Johannes "b0RUP" Borup

  • Frederik "LOMME" Nielsen (coach)

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