The ongoing discussions surrounding the spectator bug incident are very serious and the most recent player to have joined in on the debate is none other than Astralis’ in-game leader Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander. The Dane asked some direct questions to the Heroic players about their involvement with Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen, whether they knew about him cheating or not.
And though gla1ve had put forth his statements in good faith it did not go down too well as community members called him out for being “salty about losing to Heroic” among many other things. Heroic’s captain Casper “cadiaN” Moller was not too pleased either as he said that “I feel like it’s people trying to pull us down while we’re moving forward.”
gla1ve Asks Heroic Players Some Tough Questions
Astralis has been quite vocal about their displeasure with Heroic ever since finding out that HUNDEN had used the spectator bug against them at DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 - Europe. Earlier, Founder of Astralis - Nikolaj Nyholm had called out multiple members of Heroic urging them to tell him face-to-face that none of the players were aware of HUNDEN exploiting the spectator bug.
Now even gla1ve has jumped in asking the Heroic players what statements have they given publicly about their involvement with HUNDEN’s activities, specifically asking cadiaN the following question, “Did you guys give any statements about if you knew it or not?”
After a user presented gla1ve with a statement from HUNDEN that said: “I acted on my own, without the knowledge of my teammates.” The Dane clarified that all he wants is the Heroic players to be vocal about the same thing from their side as well.
Heroic’s in-game leader refused to comment on any of gla1ve’s remarks on Twitter and instead gave his statement on the matter to the Danish website TV2Sport. He went on to say the following,
“I think it's really shameful. I do not like it. Errors have occurred; we can all agree on that. But I feel like people are trying to pull us down while we're moving forward. If they want to pull us down, they'll have to do it on the server instead.”
For now, the argument seems to have come to a standstill as both gla1ve and Nyholm clarify that they have nothing against the players and fully acknowledge their talent, while also accepting that they completely got outplayed by them in their last encounter.
This is not the first time that the two teams have locked horns outside of CS:GO and will most probably not be the last as well. The Danish rivalry between these two is turning out to be quite the spectacle as they get ready to face off against each other once again in a few hours time at the Lower Bracket Final of ESL Pro League Season 12 - Europe.