Today marks the first change of guard here at Heroic as we welcome the young Danish super-talent, Nikolaj “niko” Kristensen. niko replaces Heroic co-founder Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander who we have sold to Astralis.
Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer comments:
“While we are in the unique situation of being masters of our own destiny, we also have to recognise that we are like any other CS:GO team which will see occasional player transfers. As five co-founders, we decided that it made good business sense to sell gla1ve to Astralis. As five players, we decided that niko is an excellent new fifth man who can fill gla1ve’s shoes.”
niko comes to Heroic from Tricked, where the 18-year old during the past half year has shown outstanding form. As part of the transfer, gla1ve is selling his shares to niko who over time will become an equal co-owner of Heroic.
We’d like to thank the Tricked organisation for facilitating a transfer to Heroic ahead of his contract expiration, and wish them the best of luck going forward with their young talented squad.
The Heroic squad, including niko, is bootcamping in Copenhagen ahead of ESWC this weekend in Paris and the PGL Minor in Bucharest, November 5 to 6.