RUBINO replaces es3tag in Heroic’s line-up

It has today been made public that Ruben “RUBINO” Villarroel will replace Patrick “es3tag” Hansen in Heroic’s line-up.

Luis “Peacemaker” Tadeau, Head Coach for Heroic:

We are in the process of building an even stronger Heroic with the ambition to get closer to the best teams. The team holds a lot of talent and quality already, but we also need to constantly evaluate what qualities are required to take the next steps. In this process we became aware that we could potentially bring in RUBINO, and even though we have seen a lot of work and improvement within the team, I feel that he can bring more of what we need to take the next steps.

At the same time I’m sorry we have to bench Patrick, who is a great person and a hardworking, loyal and skilled player. His talent will bring him far, but I feel we need other qualities on the team and in that position to take the next steps. I am confident we’ll see Patrick out there – he a great guy and a very skilled player!

Ruben “RUBINO” Villarroel:

I’ve worked a bit with Astralis and have a great impression of how the teams are treated at RFRSH and the resources spent on facilities and the organization around the teams. I also know Heroic, and I know they have some extremely talented players on the roster, so it wasn’t hard to decide, when I got the offer to join.


The team has already taken some major steps towards the ambition of becoming a top team, and I will work hard to contribute to that development. It will take some getting to know each other and a lot of work, but already today they’re able beat some of the best teams. We want to become one of those teams that others hope to beat, and with patience and hard word – plus a lot of firepower – we will get there!


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