Heroic win WCA Europe Qualifier over Gambit

The Danish side won ~$26,000 by defeating Gambit 2-1 (16-7 Nuke, 14-16 Mirage, 16-11 Train) in the grand final of the WCA 2017 Europe Qualifier.

The two finalists, Gambit and Heroic, already earned their spots at the final WCA 2017 LAN event, but there was still the majority of the prize pool on the line when they met in the BO3 grand final, with ~$26,000 going to the winner and ~$11,000 to the loser. 

Heroic picked Nuke to start it off, lost the pistol, but picked up the pace with Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen's 4K in the first gun round starting their Terrorist-side run. Gambit interrupted it shortly, when Rustem "⁠mou⁠" Telepov pulled off a 1v2 on the lower site, but his team just ended up being reset in the following round, which opened up the half for the Danes.

A 9-6 first-half lead was extended when Andreas "⁠MODDII⁠" Fridh and Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen resolved a 2v2 after plant on A, extending the lead to 13-7 before Gambit could afford a buy with all the utility. The Kazakhstani team won that round, taking over the A site, but JUGi got an entry in the next won and MODDII closed it off with a hat trick of his own to get the map back on the track for Heroic, who closed it out 16-7.

Snappi had a great series against Gambit

A frantic pistol round, that saw most of the action take place in CT spawn where Gambit pushed after planting the bomb on A, ended up going the way of the Terrorists in the end. No momentum could be built by Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev and co., though, as they fumbled the following eco and Heroic took over the lead shortly. Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer climbed up to the top of the scoreboard for his team in the first half, which he finished with 19 kills and his team with a 9-6 lead.

Mihail "⁠Dosia⁠" Stolyarov and Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov picked up entries in the second pistol, but Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen stepped up for his side after that with Glock quad kill. The following force buy was a scary one for Heroic, but this time it was Snappi who got four kills, including the final one in a 1v1, to extend his team's lead to 11-6.

Things turned around from the first buy round, where Gambit resolved a 2v1 on B to start a series of round wins. From a 12-6 deficit, Gambit came back to a 14-12 lead with multiple clean round-wins to their name, which saw their bank grow as well. In an attempt to stop their opponents from getting to match point, the Danes went for an A site execute. The round came down to a 2v2 that Gambit clutched with a last-second defuse. Snappi's side still put up a fight, but Bektiyar "⁠fitch⁠" Bahytov clutched out the final round to push it to Train.

On the last map, Heroic were in control of the majority of the first half, which they played as Terrorists, with niko's 1v4 on the B site playing a crucial part in that, resetting Gambit's economy and making the score 6-1. The Danes cruised to a big lead off the back of the lead in the economy game, switching to the CT side with a 10-5 lead.

The 19-year-old rifler niko continued his great display on Train in the pistol, popping two heads with the P2000 as Gambit encroached upon B, Heroic closed out the round and extended the lead to 14-5 soon. When all seemed set and done, Gambit put up a strong resistance, getting up to 11 rounds before Heroic could close it out on Train and secure the first place in the WCA 2017 Europe qualifier.

Matchpage
1
2
11th November 2017
7
Nuke
16
16
Mirage
14
11
Train
16

 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
59 - 59 0 81.3 1.04
53 - 59 -6 66.3 0.89
44 - 59 -15 61.2 0.84
47 - 60 -13 68.8 0.83
45 - 60 -15 70.0 0.79
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
72 - 53 +19 93.0 1.33
62 - 47 +15 82.6 1.27
64 - 53 +11 86.0 1.21
56 - 47 +9 72.5 1.12
43 - 48 -5 63.1 0.91

The last WCA 2017 Finals spot will be decided between Natus Vincere and BIG, who were on the losing sides in the semi-final.

Standings:

1. Denmark Heroic - $26,350 + WCA Finals spot
2. Kazakhstan Gambit - $10,980 + WCA Finals spot
3. Ukraine Natus Vincere / Germany BIG - $4,390 + WCA Finals spot
4. Ukraine Natus Vincere / Germany BIG - $2,195
5-8. Poland AGO
5-8. Sweden Japaleno
5-8. Turkey Space Soldiers
5-8. Russia FlipSid3

Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
859
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
513
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
308
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
697
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
999
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
488
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
304
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
421
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1088
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
#1
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United Kingdom Tendies
Congrats heroic, only 2 months until peacemaker will move region again
2017-11-11 16:15
6 replies
Heroic is best danish team xd
2017-11-11 16:17
4 replies
#28
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Latvia De1Co
I think you forgot Astralis and North which is way better
2017-11-11 18:33
3 replies
Kappa
2017-11-11 19:01
2 replies
#35
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Latvia De1Co
But then... You're Nip fan... It explains
2017-11-12 09:51
1 reply
Nt I was joking
2017-11-12 11:56
Savage
2017-11-11 16:17
Rip Gambit
2017-11-11 16:15
Lol!!!
2017-11-11 16:15
fourth
2017-11-11 16:16
#5
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa)
heroic biggest onliners niko & jugi internet players
2017-11-11 16:16
GODPEACEMAKER.
2017-11-11 16:18
#9
Friis | 
Canada uhJake
Gj boys
2017-11-11 16:18
Who?
2017-11-11 16:19
#11
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Finland Tuxuttaja
Peacemaker was the solution????????
2017-11-11 16:19
2 replies
It seems
2017-11-11 17:15
Dont need a tier1 team to beat Gambit/Navi/VP online, they are trash online really bad compared to lan
2017-11-11 17:21
#12
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Malaysia byaIi
yeah!!!!!!!!!!
2017-11-11 16:20
#13
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Denmark BrezzyOG
gjgjgjgj boys! :)
2017-11-11 16:21
#14
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CIS Bizkid13
gg
2017-11-11 16:24
Both qualified anyway, so its all good, gg!
2017-11-11 16:23
#16
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Europe artilele
mega ez
2017-11-11 16:26
#17
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Asia Blitzer
no adren, no party
2017-11-11 16:53
ez 4 heroic
2017-11-11 17:13
heroic > SK
2017-11-11 17:15
HeroicOnliners
2017-11-11 17:16
peacemaker
2017-11-11 17:25
The maker of peace effect.
2017-11-11 17:43
snappi 1.6ers
2017-11-11 17:49
#26
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Finland Smoonah
rekt lil nubbins clan
2017-11-11 17:56
#27
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Brazil DooteR_
Peacemaker god
2017-11-11 18:09
onliners , like mousesports , chris J , onliners !!!!!!! OMEGALUL
2017-11-11 20:34
#31
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Europe KappaKaako
lmao losing to Snappi must feel good
2017-11-11 20:37
Lol CIS losing to tier 3 Danish teams that scene is even more dead than Sweden is.
2017-11-11 21:19
1 reply
tier3, yet they're #14 ranked in the world. troll
2017-11-12 02:04
He actually made different peaces of team into one team.
2017-11-12 03:27
gambit win on lan
2017-11-13 04:27
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