Heroic CSGO players stavn and cadiaN huging at BLAST Paris Major in 2023.
Photo by Michal Konkol via BLAST

‘Is this the biggest snake move ever?’: CS world in shock by Heroic roster changes

The Counter-Strike world is on fire today.

Earlier today, Heroic made a statement that sent the Counter-Strike world reeling: Jabbi and stavn allegedly “forced” the organization to remove cadiaN, then told the organization their intentions to sign with Astralis. Heroic also claimed it intended to retain stavn and jabbi, with cadiaN reportedly set to join Team Liquid.

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Naturally, the CS world lit on fire after Heroic’s rare fully transparent statement. Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunovic, a well-known desk analyst in the scene, put it plainly.

“Is this the biggest snake move ever?” he tweeted, fully placing the blame on stavn and jabbi’s shoulders.

“Actually, I’m loving the transparency from Heroic, they’re letting their fans know exactly how things went down (from their POV at least),” YNk posted, diplomatically not taking a side, while praising Heroic.

Naturally, fans, analysts, and broadcast talent also had some memes for the situation.

For the immediate future, Heroic has snagged stand-ins from MOUZ NXT for the Roobet Cup. René “TeSeS” Madsen and Rasmus “sjuush” Beck will also play, and legendary new signee dupreeh is also on the server with the team.

Where Heroic goes in the future is anyone’s guess. Without another side of the story, it sure looks like Astralis have once again pilfered Heroic’s coffers for stellar talent, something it’s done in the past to great effect.

With large tournaments in CS2 looming, Heroic needs to make some choices quickly; do they retain two players who allegedly want to leave, or do they go searching for high-impact free agents? The clock is ticking, as the reported break-ups of the FaZe Clan and Team Vitality rosters have left some impactful players looking for new teammates.

If Heroic doesn’t act quickly, everyone will have found a team, and it’ll be left out of the latest round of Counter-Strike musical chairs.


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