CS:GO’s cadiaN Officially Joins Heroic

Cody Luongo  | 

cadiaN officially joins the Heroic roster. (Image via Heroic)

Following a two-week stint acting as a stand-in for Heroic, the Danish organization has announced Casper “cadiaN” Møller will join the active roster on a full-time basis.

The move comes in the wake of Heroic’s former in-game leader Benjamin “blameF” Bremer transitioning to Complexity at the end of September. As for cadiaN, the 24-year old AWPer joins Heroic after a seven-month spell with North – who just added cajunb to its roster – though, he is no stranger to this team; cadiaN was most notably known for filling in for Heroic in 2017 during its qualifying run for IEM Katowice, as well as ESL One: Cologne.

Currently ranked 28th in the world, Heroic has been experiencing a major upswing since adding cadiaN as a stand-in in mid-September when they were ranked 42nd. This is still a far cry from their near top ten ranking between July and August with Adam “friberg” Friberg; although, cadiaN’s efficient use of the AWP may free Patrick “es3tag” Hansen of the duties as the team’s primary sniper – or better yet, a mouthwatering dual AWP setup between them.

In the official Heroic release, cadiaN said the folowing: “I am super thrilled to join Heroic, and to join a team with high ambitions, high potential, and high dedication. I believe the future is very bright, and I’m honestly so happy to be back playing.”

Of the newest addition, Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer added: “I played alongside Casper in multiple qualifiers and always been successful with him by my side. I’m looking forward to having him as a permanent addition, and hopefully, we can keep the streak going!”

The team’s first outing happened almost immediately with an ESL Pro League Season 10 Europe match against Ninjas in Pyjamas – which Heroic would win convincingly in a 2-0 scoreline. The two will engage in a rematch next week, with arguably tougher opponents ahead as they square up against Team Vitality and Sprout in their EPL Europe matches. A truer test of the potential in this new team will happen the following week at DreamHack Open Rotterdam 2019 – Heroic will face off against AVANGAR, forZe and CR4ZY for US$100,000.

Heroic’s current lineup:

Patrick “es3tag” Hansen
Martin “stavn” Lund
Johannes “b0RUP” Borup
Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer
Casper “cadiaN” Møller

Frederik “LOMME” Nielsen (coach)

Cody Luongo
Cody Luongo
An American journalist specializing in business, gambling and Counter-Strike - Cody was a competitive gamer first before starting his career in esports. Competing in several titles including Halo, Counter-Strike and Rainbow Six prior to his career as a journalist where he would go on to write for ESPN, Esports Insider, SickOdds and many more.