ESIC remove HUNDEN’s CS: GO ban with immediate effect

1Play CSGO News
Dec 20

In a surprise announcement, the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has lifted former Heroic coach, Nicolai “⁠HUNDEN⁠” Petersen’s ban with immediate effect. The statement said the decision came “in light of a constructive engagement” between the two parties on November 29.

HUNDEN will undertake relevant training while ESIC will undertake relevant training and ESIC has confirmed that it will review its policies and procedures to ensure they are consistent with good industry practice and fit for purpose.

The 31-year-old Dane also released a statement thanking his legal team for guiding him through his dealings with ESIC.

There is not much information available from either side with HUNDEN also making it clear they will not be making any further comments.

On August 19, 2021, ESIC banned HUNDEN for breaching its code of conduct. HUNDEN was banned for sharing a folder comprising sensitive strategy information with another team. This incident took place ahead of IEM Cologne. Heroic finished the event in 13-16th place.

Despite the recipient team not opening the said folder, ESIC banned HUNDEN for two years for violating its code of conduct. 

Having just come out of an eight-month suspension for abusing a coaching visual bug in the game, the two-year ban would serve a death sentence on HUNDEN’s time in CS: GO. HUNDEN was part of nearly 40 initial coach names that were found guilty of abusing the visual bug. 

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