Heroic remove stavn & jabbi amid CS2 contract drama and Astralis links

Calum Patterson
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Danish esports organization Heroic have announced that star players stavn and jabbi are “temporarily” removed from their Counter-Strike 2 roster, following complications with a contract situation, an approach from rival org Astralis, and the kicking of cadiaN.

It came as a shock to the entire Counter-Strike scene when in-game leader and de facto face of the organization, Casper ‘cadiaN’ Møller, parted ways with Heroic.

It later became apparent that while the split was amicable, it was not cadiaN’s decision entirely. “I wanted some changes and some people wanted a different way,” cadiaN told Dexerto.

It was presumed that Heroic would move forward with their existing roster and a new IGL, and dupreeh joined the team on a temporary basis on October 23. Only a couple days later, the roster has imploded.

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On October 25, Heroic revealed on X/Twitter, that stavn and jabbi were the driving force behind cadiaN’s removal, offering an ultimatum that cadiaN must leave or they would not renew their contracts, which have 10 months remaining.

However, Heroic states that when the contract renewals were presented, they were surprised by the response: stavn and jabbi had made “future plans with Astralis” – Heroic’s primary Danish rivals.

While both players still have contracts with Heroic for ten months, and the org hopes to resolve the matter and bring both of them back into the fold, they close out their statement by inviting offers.

“We are open to discussing transfers to organizations with a professional approach and an understanding of our players’ market value.”

Complicating matters, Heroic has a match against Aurora in the Roobet cup. Filling for stavn and jabbi were MOUZ NXT players Christoffer ‘chr1zn’ Storgaard and William ‘sirah’ Kjærsgaard.

TeSeS, sjuush, and dupreeh are currently the only confirmed members of the lineup, at the time of writing.

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