HUNDEN Claims Former Teammates Were Involved in CS:GO Coaching Bug Scandal
HUNDEN comes forward with new information related to the Coaching Bug Scandal.
CS:GO coach, Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen has claimed that some of his former teammates from his time in Heroic were aware of him making use of the coach spectator bug. This comes a day after the 30-year-old criticized the inquiry being carried out by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) in the ongoing Heroic-HUNDEN investigation, claiming that his side of the dispute was not heard by them before reaching the final outcome of the case.
In a second interview with TV2.dk, HUNDEN said that some of his former Heroic teammates were aware of him using the coaching bug, for which he was handed a ten-month ban by the ESIC, later reduced to eight-month for cooperation.
HUNDEN alleges former Heroic teammates to be involved in coach bug scandal
HUNDEN despite claiming that some of his former teammates were involved and aware of him using the coaching bug, did not reveal any names.
Some of the players were aware of it. I do not want to take any names on, as I think it is up to the players themselves.Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen - Interview with TV2.dk
HUNDEN's allegations against some players knowing about the usage of the coach bug seemed to be supported by documents that TV2.dk have apparently gone through, but have not been released to the public so far.
Danish CS:GO analyst and talent, Jacob "Pimp" Winneche also went through these documents and came to the conclusion, stating that, "My judgment is that it’s highly probable he’s telling the truth."
As per a timeline presented by TV2.dk, starting May 2020, the team had started openly discussing whether to take advantage of the CS:GO coaching bug or not. However, HUNDEN emphasizes that not all the players were aware of the coaching bug being abused during the match.
As per the timeline, the Heroic lineup back then consisted of the following players,
Casper "cadiaN" Møller
René "TeSeS" Madsen
Martin "stavn" Lund
Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen
Johannes "b0RUP" Borup.
HUNDEN's claims have been denied by Joachim Haraldsen - CEO of Heroic. He says that ESIC had conducted a thorough investigation which found HUNDEN to be guilty of cheating, while highlighting the fact that at that point in time, the former Heroic coach had written in his official statement that, "I acted alone and without my teammates' knowledge."
I am convinced that ESIC and the rest of the world will see this for what it is: Nicolai Petersen failed his teammates by cheating, he failed them by sharing confidential and sensitive information with a major competitor, and now he is failing them a third time by trying to blame them for his deeds.Joachim Haraldsen - CEO of Heroic - Interview with TV2.dk
HUNDEN, on why he was coming forward with this information now, said that, "I'm so far down a hole now that there's nothing to keep away anymore," which was a reference to the ongoing situation involving Heroic taking legal action against him and ESIC's investigation which has now concluded.
Declaring their verdict publicly today on 27th August, ESIC has issued a two-year ban against HUNDEN for breach of ESIC Code of Conduct, from 25th August 2021 to 24th August 2023.