Alleged Complicity of Heroic players in Historic Coaching Bug Scandal

On 28 September 2020, ESIC released findings relating to its historical investigation of exploitations of a spectator bug in CS:GO. Among those implicated in the investigation was, then Heroic coach,  Nicolai “HUNDEN” Petersen who was sanctioned with a ban for his exploitation of the spectator bug during professional play.

On 4 September 2021, Mr. Petersen sent ESIC information which he alleges provides evidence that the players who were playing for Heroic at the time of Mr. Petersen’s exploitation of the spectator bug were complicit in his exploits. Despite the fact that this allegation is contrary to previous public statements Mr. Petersen has made, ESIC has opened a formal investigation into the matter.

Due to the public nature of the allegations, ESIC has chosen to declassify the matter for public listing in accordance with its Transparency Initiative. Accordingly, all updates relating to this matter will be issued here.

Matter Open:

September 6, 2021

Matter Status:


Matter Updates:


Last Updated:

November 29, 2023

ESIC publishes its declassified report detailing the findings of its investigation into the matter.

You can access the report here.

The matter has been marked 'Outcome Issued' and is to be considered closed.

ESIC will release a public report relating to the matter at 9:00am CET, Monday 18 October 2021.

After thorough examination of information provided to ESIC, and significant additional investigative activity, ESIC is in the process of finalising its findings and producing a report into this matter.

A further update will be issued here upon the finalisation of the investigation report.

ESIC has commenced further investigative activity regarding this matter and is working to finalise its position relating to the allegations brought forward by Mr. Petersen.

ESIC will make further comment on the investigation in due course.

ESIC has opened a formal investigation and is examining the information that it has been provided with while also establishing its investigation methodology including further lines of inquiry.

ESIC will make further comment on the investigation in due course.