CS:GO Coach HUNDEN Criticizes Inquiry Conducted by ESIC for the Investigation

HUNDEN speaks out against the ongoing ESIC Investigation involving Heroic.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Highlights
Former Heroic CS:GO coach HUNDEN claimed that ESIC did not hear his side of the dispute before reaching the final outcome of the investigation.
ESIC was ready to release their decision on the HUNDEN-Heroic controversy on 25th Aug but postponed it to 27th Aug after receiving last-minute additional information.
HUNDEN said that ESIC allegedly threatened to give him a five-year ban if he choose to appeal the verdict.

The 30-year-old CS:GO coach Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen has criticised the currently ongoing investigation against him by Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), which also involves his former organization Heroic. HUNDEN in an interview with TV2.dk has claimed that ESIC has not heard his side of the story concerning the case before having finalised their investigation. This comes after the esports watchdog was set to publicly release an outcome on 25th August (Wednesday), but after receiving some additional last-minute information postponed the release to 27th August (Friday).

The controversy involving Heroic and HUNDEN has been under investigation by ESIC since 6th July, when the former claimed that sensitive information like the team's strategies and set pieces were shared by the latter.

HUNDEN claims not being heard by ESIC in the investigation involving Heroic

The controversy between HUNDEN and Heroic over sensitive information about the team's strategies being leaked via a computer is still being investigated by ESIC.

Heroic via a statement released on 29th July had terminated HUNDEN's contract with the team, while declaring from their side that he had shared sensitive and confidential information with an individual before IEM Cologne 2021.

The organization has even taken legal actions against HUNDEN, but the CS:GO coach has denied all these allegations in a personal statement which he released on 28th July.

ESL's Statement Regarding HUNDEN

Almost a month later, ESIC on 21st August confirmed that they were finalising an outcome related to the HUNDEN-Heroic investigation which would be made public on 25th August, but a last minute change forced the date to be postponed to 27th August.

Criticising ESIC for the way inquiry related to this investigation was handled, HUNDEN claims that a decision was reached without ESIC hearing out his side of the dispute.

I'm deeply saddened that ESIC chose not to hear me out in this case since I believe it's a huge case. I've never been heard in this specific case. The only thing ESIC has done is to threaten me by saying that if I choose to appeal the verdict, I will be given a five-year ban instead.
Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen - Interview with TV2.dk

According to TV2.dk, HUNDEN stated that he might be sentenced to a ban of up to two years by the ESIC. All this comes after HUNDEN already served an eight-month ban imposed on him by ESIC for using the CS:GO coaching bug in multiple instances.

Note: The quotes attributed to HUNDEN was translated using Google Translate and as such may contain grammatical errors.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer 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.