ESIC have announced a delay to the news on the investigation into HUNDEN’s potential misconduct.

It was supposed to come out tomorrow but due to ‘new information’ being released it will instead be released on the 27th of August in the late morning in Europe.

HUNDEN had been accused of releasing sensitive information to a rival team while under contract from Heroic, which he denies. The coach had been previously banned for the use of a bug in game, and has been controversially linked with the open coaching role at Astralis.

Full statement is below.

Due to the publication of a statement by Nicolai “Hunden” Petersen, relating to a matter that is still undergoing investigation, ESIC decided to issue its own statement, in both the public’s interest and to avoid speculation on 29 July 2021.

On Tuesday 6th July, ESIC received notification that Mr. Petersen had allegedly engaged in behaviour which could be classified as a breach of ESIC’s Integrity Program. The alleged behaviour was related to upcoming matches at IEM Cologne. Upon receiving this notification, ESIC commenced an investigation, reviewing the evidence available at the time and pursuing other investigative lines of enquiry.

As this matter is still ongoing and under investigation, ESIC will reserve further comment on the outcomes arrived at and any potential sanctions to be issued until the finalisation of its investigation.

Elliott Griffiths covers a variety of esports from his home base in the United Kingdom. His greatest emphasis is on competitive Counter-Strike, but he has also covered all aspects of League of Legends esports across the game's various international regions.