Heroic beat Spirit; TyLoo-HellRaisers postponed
The first day of the SL i-League StarSeries Invitational Shanghai is in full swing, with Heroic having defeated Spirit on two maps, while the match between TyLoo and HellRaisers had to be postponed due to health issues.
According to a tweet from TYLOO coach Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu, Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand had to be rushed to the hospital after suffering an allergic reaction, with more information about the Indonesian star's health state due to be released later today.
In the first match of the day, Heroic defeated Spirit 2-0 to get their campaign off to a good start. The opening map of the series, Mirage, began with a one-sided first half as the Danes stormed to a 10-5 lead on the CT side. Led by Vladyslav "arch" Svistov, Spirit made a significant climb back into the game from a 14-8 deficit, but there would be no upset as Heroic locked down the map in the 30th round.
The following map, Nuke, was a complete blowout. Heroic cruised to a 12-3 lead on CT side as they did not give Spirit any breathing room, and they followed that up by taking the first three rounds of the second half to reach match point. A last-gasp effort from Spirit still earned them four more rounds, but the Danes quickly wrapped things up to move on to the next round.
|Heroic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi||45 - 30||+15||93.0||1.38|
|Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko||38 - 24||+14||71.9||1.22|
|Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag||40 - 33||+7||80.0||1.18|
|Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi||40 - 38||+2||86.5||1.18|
|Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII||35 - 30||+5||65.5||1.10|
|Spirit||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Vladyslav 'arch' Svistovarch||35 - 37||-2||62.7||0.95|
|Dmitriy 'Dima' BandurkaDima||32 - 43||-11||72.7||0.93|
|Pavel 'COLDYY1' VeklenkoCOLDYY1||30 - 41||-11||65.4||0.86|
|Vadim 'DavCost' VasilyevDavCost||34 - 39||-5||66.6||0.85|
|Dmitry 'S0tF1k' ForostyankoS0tF1k||24 - 38||-14||57.2||0.75|