Heroic sweep HellRaisers; to semis
Heroic have made their way to DreamHack Open Austin semi-finals after defeating HellRaisers 2-0 (Nuke 16-2, Inferno 16-11) in Group A's decider.
Heroic started off strong on Nuke, picking up a narrow pistol following a retake on the lower bombsite and beginning to rack up round after round with a dominating defense.
It wasn't until 8-0 that HellRaisers got their first round, but the Danes quickly got back on track with individual plays from Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså (two opening kills outside) and Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer (a 1v2 clutch on upper).
Heroic only conceded one more round before the half ended, as they switched over at 13-2 and swiftly finished off map one three rounds afterwards.
Playing on the Terrorist side at first, Heroic once again got an early lead on Inferno, running away with the first five rounds without much trouble, while the sixth round saw Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen winning a 1v2 with a juicy spraydown.
Heroic were in control throughout the entire match
The Danish side then won their fourth pistol round in a row but conceded the following anti-forcebuy, which allowed HellRaisers to go on a three-round streak for 7-12. Jakob "JUGi" Hansen's 1v1 clutch in the first gunround put Heroic back on the horse, which led to three rounds in a row for match point.
Individual displays from ANGE1 and Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk gave HellRaisers a lifeline and got them to double digits, but ultimately Heroic found the last round with Andreas "MODDII" Fridh picking up a triple on A for 16-11.
K - D
Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1
34 - 36
Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox
26 - 35
Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO
24 - 37
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik
21 - 35
Patrik 'Zero' ŽúdelZero
19 - 30