HeatoN in the first Esports Hall of Fame
One of the most respected and well-known Counter-Strike 1.6 players will be the first person to be inducted in the Esports Hall of Fame. The induction will take place at the ESL One Cologne Major on July 10. Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Elesund will present Emil HeatoN Christensen with the award, and honor him as one of the most celebrated, and professional players of all time. A board of experts in the Esports industry were responsible for choosing players they felt best fit championship material and had a professional attitude.
NiP was founded in 2001 by HeatoN, and created a team that fostered the best talent in Counter-Strike 1.6 history. The team competed against SK, Complexity, and Fnatic, but typically dominated the scene as world champions. The team won several international tournaments before HeatoN retired.