ESL has announced Heroic will be replacing forZe at IEM Chicago after the Russian squad withdrew from the competition.
The vacant tournament spot will be taken by Heroic after forZe were forced to withdraw from the event due to visa issues. The Danish team had finished in second place in the European qualifier after losing to the Russian side in the final.
Heroic recently competed at ESL One Cologne and at the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, falling short just before the playoffs in 7-8th place at both events.
blameF and his squad will replace forZe at IEM Chicago
The Danes will be joining seven other teams at the $250,000 tournament, which will be held in Chicago, from July 18-21, including the current No.1 and No.2 teams in the world, Liquid and Vitality.
The complete team list for IEM Chicago now looks as follows: