Heroic on to the semi-finals

Heroic secured a spot in the semi-finals over OpTic in a 2-1 series (Train 11-16, Cobblestone 16-11, Nuke 16-9) while compLexity beat Rogue to get out of groups at Northern Arena.

Heroic and OpTic were the teams to start the bracket play at Northern Arena in the first match of day three.

Considering the roster issues of OpTic and Heroic topping their group, the Danes were considered a strong favorite to go on to the semi-finals, but that didn't show in the first map of the series - Train.

It was Keith "NAF" Markovic that was causing Heroic a lot of problems on the first map, though the rest of the OpTic team followed closely and secured a strong 9-6 lead as Terrorists.

Coming into the second half, we saw both teams winning force-buy rounds and resetting the opposing team's economy multiple times. Four rounds were traded until Damian "daps" Steele's team finally conceded the early economy war and decided to save for a full buy.


NAF was crucial in Optic's first map win 

That decision proved to be crucial for OpTic as Heroic seemed unable to get rounds against a full-bought Counter-Terrorist side. In the end, OpTic closed out their map pick with a 16-11 scoreline.

Coming into the second map, Cobblestone, Michael "Friis" Jørgensen's side started hot and took an early 7-3 lead as Counter-Terrorists. OpTic managed to sneak in a few more rounds to end the half 9-6, bit it wasn't enough in the and as Heroic managed to close out the map with another 16-11 score, this time in favor of the Danes.

The series came down to the decider map - Nuke, on which Heroic had a great start as Terrorists, helped by Null element's inability to string rounds together. William "RUSH" Wierzba helped his team to get six rounds on the board before the first half ended, but the North-American team was unable to make a comeback in the end.

Matchpage
2
1
3rd September 2016
11
Train
16
16
Cobblestone
11
16
Nuke
9

 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 64 - 53 +11 88.5 1.25
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 59 - 57 +2 86.8 1.20
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 60 - 50 +10 81.0 1.17
Denmark Michael 'Friis' JørgensenFriis 56 - 52 +4 68.0 1.02
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 38 - 55 -17 56.2 0.79
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 71 - 58 +13 87.8 1.27
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 52 - 53 -1 87.2 1.12
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 56 - 55 +1 70.2 0.96
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 47 - 60 -13 69.9 0.89
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 41 - 53 -12 59.7 0.87

Meanwhile, the last group stage match was played between Complexity and Rogue. The team comprised of three Canadian and two UK players managed to upset Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez's side with a quick 2-0.

Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor and Kia "Surreal" Man were the main sources of firepower for Complexity, while the Rogue youngster Kevin "HS" Tarn struggled on his first big international LAN. Complexity won Rogue's pick Mirage 16-7 and punched their ticket for the playoffs with a 16-14 win on Cache.

Matchpage
0
2
3rd September 2016
9
Mirage
16
14
Cache
16
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' FodorANDROID 49 - 34 +15 92.6 1.32
Canada Michael 'Uber' StapellsUber 43 - 39 +4 89.4 1.25
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' ManSurreal 41 - 30 +11 67.5 1.18
United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jacksondephh 38 - 41 -3 87.7 1.15
Canada Cory 'APE' BateAPE 33 - 24 +9 67.8 1.13
 Rogue K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 43 - 34 +9 79.4 1.18
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 36 - 43 -7 69.3 0.93
Denmark Nicolai 'glace' Jensenglace 32 - 39 -7 63.8 0.89
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac 28 - 41 -13 62.9 0.78
Estonia Kevin 'HS' TarnHS 29 - 47 -18 67.0 0.73
Matchpage
0
2
3rd September 2016
9
Mirage
16
14
Cache
16

 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' FodorANDROID 49 - 34 +15 92.6 1.32
Canada Michael 'Uber' StapellsUber 43 - 39 +4 89.4 1.25
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' ManSurreal 41 - 30 +11 67.5 1.18
United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jacksondephh 38 - 41 -3 87.7 1.15
Canada Cory 'APE' BateAPE 33 - 24 +9 67.8 1.13
 Rogue K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 43 - 34 +9 79.4 1.18
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 36 - 43 -7 69.3 0.93
Denmark Nicolai 'glace' Jensenglace 32 - 39 -7 63.8 0.89
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac 28 - 41 -13 62.9 0.78
Estonia Kevin 'HS' TarnHS 29 - 47 -18 67.0 0.73

Coming up next at Northern Arena are two more quarter-final matches: Immortals - Selfless and CLG - Cloud9.

Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
660
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Denmark Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
938
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
777
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' Man
Kia 'Surreal' Man
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
769
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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2016-09-03 20:01
2016-09-03 20:01
#2
Lebanon iR1VE 
1
2016-09-03 20:01
sup r1ve :)
2016-09-03 20:03
#3
Finland Tekh 
1
2016-09-03 20:01
1
2016-09-03 20:01
#5
MEZi | 
Finland Sukrami 
2-0'd by complexity, RIP
2016-09-03 20:01
d
2016-09-03 20:01
#7
CIS N-Y 
asd
2016-09-03 20:01
h
2016-09-03 20:01
1
2016-09-03 20:01
ez4uk
2016-09-03 20:02
kk
2016-09-03 20:01
#12
United States sotz 
ez
2016-09-03 20:01
top1
2016-09-03 20:01
If only HS would've been on point this tournament :(
2016-09-03 20:01
Uk 2 strong
2016-09-03 20:23
17th
2016-09-03 20:01
#17
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Sweden DEFENSE! 
Nice, but maybe it should be more precise in the title which tournament this is, at least something like "Heroic move on to the semi-final in Toronto"
2016-09-03 20:02
#19
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United Kingdom Derp12 
"compLexity won Rogue's pick Mirage 16-7 and punched their ticket for the playoffs with a 16-14 win on Cache." It was 16-9 on mirage.
2016-09-03 20:05
I think that when you lose to a British/Canadian team, you can safely say the team is going nowhere.
2016-09-03 20:06
With a sub too
2016-09-03 20:17
#21
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Sweden Kasidro 
moddii has been good latley
2016-09-03 20:10
Ez4android
2016-09-03 20:15
u know there's something wrong if cadian is top frag
2016-09-03 20:18
#30
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
He's pretty good tho
2016-09-04 06:48
OpTic is a mess at this point, i just Hope that daps keeps instead of stanislaw for falling and Kick that fake yanko without knowing cs basics. Not a good match for mixwell, tbh
2016-09-03 20:50
#27
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
WTF? RIP Rogue
2016-09-03 23:12
yeah mixwell rly showed up today xD
2016-09-03 23:41
#29
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Sweden godname 
EU <>>
2016-09-03 23:44
minise with hair Kappa
2016-09-04 18:34
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