A recently banned coach and two free agents.
Team Heretics have had their best year yet despite all of the negativity within the company. They’ve gone through multiple roster changes and have recently picked up two new players. Morgan “B1GGY” Madour was forced to leave his position as the team’s head coach due to his involvement in the bug scandal. Team Heretics also lost one of their most talented players to Team Vitality, but still managed to secure some tournament titles. The all-French roster has been able to keep up with the pace even with multiple setbacks around the org. They’ve participated from C to A-Tier tournaments along with peak earnings back in August of this year.
On January 4, Team Heretics dropped David “devoduvek” DobrosavljeviÄ and David “davidp” Prins to make way for their newest arrivals - Alexandre “xms” Forté and Jérémy “jeyN” Nguyen, who joined to complete the roster for 2020. Rifler jeyN played with the team for nearly three months before parting ways with the org. Before that, he once played with Team Heretics back in 2019 before going inactive. He helped his team earn around eleven thousand dollars across two events, while failing to land any earnings in the other seventeen tournaments. He’s currently a free agent and has been one for eight months now. It doesn’t look like he’ll be making a comeback any time soon.
His teammate xms spent a total of nine months with Team Heretics as the main entry fragger. He played with the org for almost an entire season and helped them finish second at Legend Series Season 6. A B-Tier event held for European teams such as Copenhagen Flames, Nemiga Gaming, and BIG Academy. During this time, Team Heretics had just signed on Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom. Nivera was a soon to become rising star which caught the attention of Team Vitality. He’s now a rifler for the number one org but had a successful career with Team Heretics. Only thing was they started to struggle without him before signing on Jordan “Python” Munck-Foehrle. An independent Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) player from France.
Python has become a dominant figure on the team at only nineteen years old. While things started to flow, xms stepped away from the team for good. So did Bryan “Maka” Canda who spent a total of four months with Team Heretics. To top it all off, B1GGY received an eight-month ban from all ESIC member events starting on September 28th. Back in 2014, B1GGY joined Epsilon eSports as a stand-in player. He became involved in a match-fixing scandal which led to a permanent ban from all Valve operated events. B1GGY obviously didn’t have the cleanest record so when he left Team Heretics, it did more good than harm for the team. Boris “flex0r” Latry took B1GGY’s place as the head coach and has been with the team for only a few days.
Timothée “DEVIL” Démolon joined Team Heretics to complete the roster after multiple players walked away from the scene. A majority of his success was with Team Envy back in 2016 as an IGL. He placed first at the Gfinity CS:GO Invitational where he beat out mousesports for fifty thousand dollars. DEVIL is definitely one of the more experienced players on the team compared to Python and Lucas “Lucky” Chastang. Cyril “WindZ” Michel tagged along with the recent hires as a general manager, replacing Vivien “GoY” Goyon. With a brand new roster, Team Heretics are looking like one tough org with a staff that is passionate about their work.
Team Heretics have yet to play with their new lineup, but the team looks promising. Fabien “kioShiMa” Feiy has six years of experience along with almost four hundred grand in lifetime earnings. He’s earned two Major titles including DreamHack Winter 2014 and the 2018 DreamHack Open in Cluj-Napoca. Lucky spent two seasons with G2 Esports where he placed third at the 2018 World Electronic Sports Games event. His experience as an IGL/rifler makes him a double threat which is perfect for Team Heretics. While Lucky only has four years of tournament experience, he’s earned just over a hundred thousand dollars playing with some of the best teams in the world.
Python is young and has little experience at such a high level of CS:GO, but he’s proven his capability of keeping up with the pros. He still has a lot to learn, but that doesn’t mean he cant slay next to the main roster. DEVIL is a masterful IGL, and it often shows anytime he's in a tournament or scrim. His experience with Team Envy makes him a worthy pickup having won multiple events between 2016 and 2019. Keeping the team together is flex0r, the newest head coach of Team Heretics. Compared to B1GGY, who has two tournament bans, flex0r should be able to promote a team that only wins with practice and lots of it.
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