Heroic fend off dig to win Power-LAN

Heroic defeated dignitas 2-1 in the grand final of the Power-LAN to win the Danish tournament (19-16 on Cobblestone, 11-16 on Dust2, and 16-10 on Mirage).

Dignitas, who used Philip "⁠aizy⁠" Aistrup instead of Ruben "⁠RUBINO⁠" Villarroel in this tournament, started on the T-side on Cobblestone and secured the pistol round with Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke's 1vs1 clutch. Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså and Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander stepped up in the second round to win a 2vs5 and Heroic started a six round winning streak. Heroic was not fazed after losing a round, securing six rounds in a row again. The last round of the half went to Dignitas but Heroic led 12-3 at halftime.

gla1ve's 1vs3 win in the second half pistol round basically guaranteed a Heroic victory but Dignitas mounted an incredible comeback to take twelve rounds in a row. Heroic answered with two of their own to take the match to overtime and won the map 19-16 thanks to their performance in overtime.


valde & gla1ve make their marks 

Heroic kicked off Dust2 on the T-side and merely grabbed five rounds in the first half. valde & company's effort in the second half was not enough as Dignitas closed out the map with a 16-11 score.

dignitas took charge on the T-side on Mirage with René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg's superior AWP performance but their opponent came alive to win the half 8-7. valde's triple kill in the pistol round gave the round to Heroic who made it 12-8 after resetting their opponents' economy. valde & company won the map 16-10, and the series 2-1 to secure the Power-LAN tropy.

Matchpage
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1
27th August 2016
19
Cobblestone
16
11
Dust2
16
16
Mirage
10

 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
75 - 64 +11 93.4 1.22
61 - 56 +5 80.1 1.17
69 - 58 +11 83.3 1.15
51 - 64 -13 66.8 0.98
52 - 63 -11 67.2 0.95
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
79 - 58 +21 87.5 1.23
60 - 58 +2 80.3 1.10
62 - 60 +2 71.2 1.02
51 - 63 -12 72.0 0.99
53 - 69 -16 67.9 0.84

Final standings at Power-LAN 2016 are below:

1. Denmark Heroic - $14,750
2. Denmark Dignitas - $6,640
3-4. Denmark Astralis – $2,215
3-4. Denmark Rogue - $2,215
5-6. Denmark Tricked
5.6. Denmark Singularity
7-8. Denmark Isak
7-8. Denmark Alpha

BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
741
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
141
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.66
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
478
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
520
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
347
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
565
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
gg, well played
2016-08-27 23:42
25 replies
Astralis disband ples
2016-08-27 23:43
22 replies
#43
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Germany AdiZen
Astralis in 2015 top 3-4 Team in world Astralis in 2016 Top 3-4 Team in Denmark
2016-08-27 23:49
21 replies
own org... no pressure... no performance since they are not forced to train and play
2016-08-27 23:50
16 replies
#51
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Czech Republic prokda69
Heroic own org as well.
2016-08-28 00:00
8 replies
Playing good to get sponsors :D
2016-08-28 00:11
#70
BnTeT | 
Netherlands TEEZY
not even one week, so that doesn't count tbh..
2016-08-28 00:55
astralis players make $9k/month, heroic players not making anywhere near that if anything at all.
2016-08-28 01:16
5 replies
if I made 9k a month playing CS I would be playing practicing 12 hours a day all week lmao
2016-08-28 01:51
4 replies
doubtful
2016-08-28 04:59
2 replies
#96
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Finland jeti
Not everyone is lazy, you know.
2016-08-28 10:40
1 reply
doubtful
2016-08-28 17:23
in the beginning maybe
2016-08-28 13:58
Ofc there is pressure, sponsors will back off if they continue to shit the bed = no more salary They are often bootcamping too, they are really trying but keep being shit
2016-08-28 00:18
5 replies
they just had vacations, came back a couple of days before their online matches vs x and navi, dupreeh said, almost zero of them touched cs, on those vacation weeks. in the meantime, x/heroic, have been in china, playing and bootcamping. ofc they got the better form...
2016-08-28 12:33
2 replies
1 reply
2 days bootcamp 20 hours. aint much
2016-08-28 23:24
Astralis has a huge fan base, they won't lose sponsors.
2016-08-29 02:00
1 reply
they are not a merch selling company like Fnatic is (ast is not even selling their merch themselves, but through ESL Shop) Hence having a fanbase is a bit meaningless to sponsor. What is meaningful is how much they will get exposure AKA lans, which means they have to qualify or get invited. If they keep playing bad (for month/years) they will not get invited anymore and will hardly qualify, then they will loose sponsor and the Astralis brand would die. Though, i don't they will go that bad, since they are still Majors legends and they are still a top 10/15 contenders and they can put up a fight against Top 5 teams. So unless they become very shit and device and dupreeh leaves, i can't see anyway they would loose sponsor.
2016-08-29 02:28
Excuses Excuses Win 2k or 14k? Hmmm.... fk 14k - it's too much.
2016-08-28 10:00
Closer to top 1-2 world in 2015 which is even sadder
2016-08-28 05:35
+1 :D
2016-08-28 11:14
#107
Hiko | 
Germany ebp
+1 well observed
2016-08-28 14:22
#111
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Denmark WeiZy0
And still top 8 In World. Ofc they didnt gave any fuck to This Lan, lol.
2016-08-28 17:16
nice
2016-08-28 11:00
#105
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Other kimbadim
K0nfig too good for the rest of dignitas
2016-08-28 13:03
ok gl
2016-08-27 23:42
5
2016-08-27 23:42
#7
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Europe SteffeMvrs
Great job!
2016-08-27 23:42
noobstralis
2016-08-27 23:42
#9
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Europe Predatorino
ez
2016-08-27 23:42
567458th
2016-08-27 23:42
#13
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Russia S1lence_D
best danish team <3
2016-08-27 23:42
Heroic best in Denmark
2016-08-27 23:42
ez
2016-08-27 23:42
nemt
2016-08-27 23:42
n1
2016-08-27 23:42
Upset is reality
2016-08-27 23:42
#19
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Costa Rica Gomezio
EZ AF FOR MODDII
2016-08-27 23:42
rip nignitas
2016-08-27 23:42
The danish casters are MVP's
2016-08-27 23:42
#22
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Russia Ou7bReaK
ASTRALIS))))))))
2016-08-27 23:42
Astralis disband plz
2016-08-27 23:42
cool
2016-08-27 23:42
Im glad that they did it.
2016-08-27 23:42
#26
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Sweden godname
hahahah
2016-08-27 23:42
skål
2016-08-27 23:42
first tournament for their new org, first win ^^not bad and GL to them :D
2016-08-27 23:42
Congratz Heroic ! Really well played and deserved
2016-08-27 23:42
1. Heroic - $14,750 2. dignitas - $6,640 3-4. Astralis – $2,215 Astralis 3-4 Top kek of the year in a danish tournament.
2016-08-27 23:43
wow unexpected, great job ex-SK!
2016-08-27 23:43
heroic new danish nr1?
2016-08-27 23:43
It was alot of very entertaining matches, great casting
2016-08-27 23:43
Ez luck
2016-08-27 23:43
#36
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Israel ZiinTotH
Glad Heroic are getting better , gg
2016-08-27 23:43
#37
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Spain Alser
Great job Heroic
2016-08-27 23:43
Expected that Heroic would win this tournament with the current state of danish CS. =)
2016-08-27 23:44
deserved
2016-08-27 23:44
First they beat Astralis today and now Dignitas. Pretty good first lan for a brand new team.
2016-08-27 23:46
3-4. Astralis LUL
2016-08-27 23:47
1 reply
hahaha wtf
2016-08-28 03:50
-Snappi +Konfig -Friis +Cajunb =top5 really impressed by valde.
2016-08-27 23:47
5 replies
Snappi is IGL though
2016-08-28 00:01
4 replies
isnt gla1ve the IGL?
2016-08-28 00:43
3 replies
Snappi is
2016-08-28 01:04
Nope it's Snappi, source Twitter
2016-08-28 01:06
1 reply
awesome good to know!
2016-08-28 04:13
At least this tournament provided interesting matches. Also well deserved for heroic. gla1ve is in sick form atm with calling strats and still topfragging
2016-08-27 23:49
1 reply
He isn't calling strats though. Snappi is.
2016-08-28 00:57
BOT MSL
2016-08-27 23:50
inb4 astralis swap two xyp and karri for glaive and valde 4Head
2016-08-27 23:51
4Head Magiskb0Y 4Head was 4Head the 4Head problem 4Head
2016-08-27 23:52
congrats heroic, wp
2016-08-27 23:59
It was obvious that Heroic will win this lan since they defeated only threat - Astralis. Rogue could finish this tournament on second place, but no higher than that.
2016-08-27 23:59
Nice Heroic top 10 before 2017 !!
2016-08-28 00:02
gj
2016-08-28 00:03
Astralis 3rd-4th LUL
2016-08-28 00:05
Heroic #1 team in Denmark then? Winning against Astralis 2 times in a row and now dig in a final. Epsilon has beaten Heroic (Team X) every single time. Swedish 3rd-4th best team = better than Denmarks best. Hmmms ... what happens with csgo nowadays
2016-08-28 00:09
#58
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Norway billson
Wtf is wrong with Astaralis...
2016-08-28 00:11
Astralis =(
2016-08-28 00:11
Botralis
2016-08-28 00:13
#62
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Chile Romanosky
2016-08-28 00:15
#64
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Heroic soon top 1 Denmark? Could actually happen. (Because Astralis is shit atm), and Dignitas is OK.
2016-08-28 00:18
6 replies
Well,i think their superioty is more than proven by now,i mean,they won BO3 against Astralis and Dig.
2016-08-28 00:36
Soon? They're arguably top 1 in Denmark at the moment.
2016-08-28 00:41
4 replies
#67
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Well, Not if you look at statistics, (Astralis is "Top 1 Denmark").
2016-08-28 00:42
3 replies
Which statistics? I'm pretty certain that Astralis will drop out of the top 10 at the next rankings update, Heroic might even get upped ahead of them. Anyway, Heroic has beaten both Astralis and dignitas in recent online matches and just now at on LAN. They've qualified a lot of big tournaments lately as well, beating decent t2 teams in the process. Heroic is definitely the best Danish team among Danish teams and I'm very excited to see them internationally more often and on the big stage.
2016-08-28 01:00
2 replies
#77
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Well, Rankings/Ratings, but i agree that Heroic is best in Denmark atm.
2016-08-28 01:42
1 reply
ofc they are, they have been playing mad hours. been in china and bootcamped.. while astralis and dig, had vacations with 0 hours cs :DD
2016-08-28 12:35
when will they kick msl? lol
2016-08-28 00:44
3 replies
#78
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
He is Ingame leader, so they wont, same with Astralis, they wont kick Karrigan since he IGL`s with someone else in the team.
2016-08-28 01:43
2 replies
people nowadays need a good igl but at the same time an igl who has firepower
2016-08-28 11:19
1 reply
#108
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
I know, but Denmark doesnt have many IGL`s, thats why Astralis keeps Karrigan in the team.
2016-08-28 14:41
#71
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
mirage was such a fun map to watch, think heroics is a team capable of going top5/7
2016-08-28 00:57
astralis and dig cant even win a domestic event. jesus
2016-08-28 03:12
konfig beastmode
2016-08-28 03:34
#84
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Finland coswell
Valde was a great find! Really surprised me at least. Heroic has been playing really well after getting him and getting dumped by SK.
2016-08-28 04:33
******TROPHY*****
2016-08-28 08:25
gg i'm glad for gla1ve. gla1ve > pimp nice that he could take a shit on aizy and kjaerbye too.
2016-08-28 08:30
Who would have thought that Heroic would take it. Astralis? LMAO. No comment.
2016-08-28 10:00
Heroic to take #4 for biggest chokers in CSGO History
2016-08-28 10:02
#93
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Finland f0pZ
-karrigan +gla1ve
2016-08-28 10:11
Congrats to the boys
2016-08-28 10:20
lol astralis will lose sponsorship soon
2016-08-28 10:58
3 replies
what sponsorship will they lose? :D
2016-08-28 15:50
2 replies
where do they get the money from? because it's their own org, they can't just pay themselves
2016-08-28 17:32
1 reply
Astralis as an org makes money from several places - including sponsors, i'm sure.... but a few bad events is not going to change that. now if they drop off completely as a top team, that is a different story. but it's way too early to tell what's going to happen.
2016-08-30 14:02
valde has turned out to be a massive pickup for the team, he is really good.
2016-08-28 11:29
wow congrats
2016-08-28 11:43
danish cs almost as pathetic as french cs
2016-08-28 17:13
3 replies
Is NA cs any better?
2016-08-28 17:28
2 replies
yea it clearly is
2016-08-28 17:30
1 reply
Well liquid couldn't really do much without simple and im not sure about TSM, C9 is probably going to be #1 NA team ( #2 if you count SK as an NA Team) But its not like they're all that great
2016-08-28 17:32
#117
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Russia v1p3rrr
Top3 DK = Top1 DK
2016-08-28 18:02
gg
2016-08-28 22:25
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