Heroic announces Friberg's departure

Aditya Singh Rawat
28/Aug/2019 09:17 am

Cover Image Courtesy: Heroic | Thumbnail Image Courtesy: Adam "friberg" Friberg

Heroic via Twitter announced the departure of Adam ‘friberg’ Friberg from the organization yesterday. As friberg’s contract expired with the European organization, they decided to let go of the 27-year-old Swedish legend.

Friberg had joined the organization on April 2018 and after serving for about 16 months has bid farewell to the organization with which he has gone on to claim victory at Games Clash Masters 2018 and TOYOTA Masters CS:GO Bangkok 2018.

Apart from this, he has taken Heroic to multiple major events this year like IEM Sydney, ESL Pro League Season 9 and ESL One Cologne. The team might not have had a dream run at these events but they played better than expected.

Friberg goes on to say that,

“I’ve played with Heroic for almost 18 months, with my contract expiring I felt like it was time for a new challenge for me and I am as of today a free agent. With Heroic I’ve won 2 trophies and countless of upsets against the very best teams in the world. I’ve had the chance to learn Danish and grow a lot both as a player and a person. I want to thank Heroic for our time together and wish the team & management best of luck in the future!”

In a separate post via TwitLonger he goes on to say that,

“I will keep on playing and I am now looking for a new team, either Swedish or international. I can do almost any role in the team and I am also available to play & move to NA or Asia.

I want to thank my teammates, especially Patrick "es3tag" Hansen for the time in Heroic, me and Patrick played with each other during my whole stay in Heroic, he's an amazing teammate and person.

I believe the team will do a lot of damage in the upcoming season and wish them best of luck!”

While bidding farewell to him Erik Askered - CEO, said that,

“Having a player like Adam Friberg on your team is not just having any other experienced player. His calm and solution oriented way of dealing with things, whether on- or offline, has helped both team and org during this period. Adam is a great guy, and I together with the rest of our management sincerely wish him the best of luck. Heroic will always keep an open door for you, Mr. Friberg.”

With Friberg leaving the line-up, Heroic is reduced to just a four-man roster weeks before they play in the DreamHack Masters Malmo - European Qualifier. The current line-up is as follows,

  • Patrick ‘es3tag’ Hansen

  • Benjamin ‘blameF’ Bremer

  • Martin ‘stavn’ Lund

  • Johannes ‘b0RUP’ Borup

  • Frederik ‘LOMME’ Nielsen (Coach)

  • Daniel ‘mertz’ Mertz (Inactive)


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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.