Danish eSports organization Heroic has completed the deal for star rookie Jakob “JUGi” Hansen despite extended periods of negotiations with his former team, Tricked Esport.
Both Heroic and Tricked has agreed upon an undisclosed transfer fee for the 19-year-old Counter-Strike: Global Offensive rookie, with Heroic also providing affirmation that the move takes place with immediate effect.
It was approximately two weeks ago when reports surfaced that both eSports teams had been in conflict over the deal, with Heroic complaining about the heavy price tag placed upon JUGi by Tricked.
Tricked owner Morten “Phy” Jensen also subsequently found out that JUGi had already penned a contract to play for Heroic in 2018, and responded with the statement that his team does not intend to be another “repository” for the more influential teams in Denmark — Heroic had acquired Nikolaj “niko” Kristenen last October, who happened to be another former Tricked player before his move to Heroic.
The row forced Tricked to bench AWPer JUGI during the interval, and the young Dane was only too happy to finally play again as his transfer was confirmed.
He will make first appearance with his new team in an ESL Pro League broadcast for the EU region, but he has hardly the time to bond with the team — their first competitive event together will be at the upcoming IEM Katowice LAN finals next weekend.