Heroic eliminate Cloud9 to move on at EPL Finals

Yossarian
May 16th, 2018 21:19

Heroic continue their lower bracket run at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals after eliminating Major champions Cloud9 on two maps. The Americans didn't look the part as they were dismantled by Heroic's stand-in, Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen.

Starting out on Heroic's pick Mirage, the Scandinavian team won the pistol round with captain Andreas "MODDII" Fridh finding three Cloud9 players.

Heroic had two succesful anti-eco rounds, but then Cloud9 won their first gun round to make it 3-1. Then the Americans took charge and made it all the way to 6-3 in their favor before Heroic answered back.

cromen was the stand out player of the match

The 11th round saw Cloud9 completely shut the Scandinavians down as they took control of middle and with that a clean round that destroyed Heroic's economy.

cromen made do without any money in the bank in the next round, in which he managed a triple kill with two frags from a stolen AWP. This reinvigorated Heroic, who took another round thanks to a clutch by Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen. Heroic won one more close round before halftime and ended up with a respectable 7-8 deficit.

The intensely close skirmishes continued into the second half with the pistol round ending in a 1v1 between Timothy "autimatic" Ta and Adam "friberg" Friberg, with the former coming out on top.

Pistols were all that Heroic needed in the next round, which they won to bring it back to 9-8. niko followed it up with an anti-eco ace to make the score even, with cromen almost following that up with a quad kill in a seemingly impossible 1v4 clutch.

From there, Heroic took off and easily made it to a 14-9 lead. Cloud9 rallied back with two solid A hits, but with enough money in the bank from the previous streak, Heroic fended off the American comeback and won the map, 16-11.

Next up was Overpass, where Cloud9 easily won the pistol round with a decisive B hit. The Scandinavians tried stacking that same site in their first eco round, but Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham kept Heroic's players at bay with a quad kill.

Heroic succesfully went aggressive in their first gun round and made it to 1-3. Solid coordination and great individual play by veteran friberg and cromen helped Heroic cruise to a 9-3 lead before the Americans took a tactical pause.

This seemed to be the right choice. Pujan "FNS" Mehta and his crew finally succeeded with a B execution, and they picked up two more rounds before the end of the half to bring the deficit to 6-9.

The second half began with Patrick "es3tag" Hansen getting three quick kills to help Heroic secure the pistol round. The following anti-eco rounds were no-brainers from the Scandinavians, who could see the victory on the horizon with a 12-6 lead.

The European team marched towards victory without the Major champions showing much in the way of stopping their opponents, with the map ending with a 16-7 scoreline in Heroic's favour.

Matchpage
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16th May 2018
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Mirage
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7
Overpass
16
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 40 - 37 +3 86.0 1.13
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 31 - 36 -5 58.3 0.89
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 27 - 37 -10 67.2 0.85
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 28 - 40 -12 68.0 0.85
Canada Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS 22 - 41 -19 57.2 0.65
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsencromen 49 - 31 +18 104.9 1.53
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 42 - 26 +16 77.5 1.34
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 38 - 30 +8 82.8 1.21
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 30 - 28 +2 76.3 1.18
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 32 - 33 -1 67.1 1.03
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1030
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1089
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
702
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1339
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
259
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#3
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Germany zeolikk10years 
ez c9 lul
2018-05-16 21:19
xd
2018-05-16 21:19
#5
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
xD
2018-05-16 21:19
Major win not a fluke btw
2018-05-16 21:20
hahahahahahahhhahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahha
2018-05-16 22:32
#96
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United States SladesterG 
It really wasn't they were consistently making semis before that and the finally peaked after that beating the 3 favorites to take the major on there way to claim the W
2018-05-17 00:54
major is major, fluke is fluke
2018-05-17 14:50
#111
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United States SladesterG 
Nice argument
2018-05-17 15:12
#114
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United States Dr1GeR 
Polish Cs in 2k18 OMEGALUL
2018-05-17 20:26
Expected
2018-05-16 21:20
#12
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United States Prattatat 
REally off day by Tarik and Rush has looked completely confused under FNS as igl. Either FNS finds a new way to call or C9 trys out a new IGL when that 3-4 week break comes up.
2018-05-16 21:20
#24
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Netherlands Phyrhex 
C9 without stewie is trash
2018-05-16 21:21
#31
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United States Prattatat 
Yea they have not been looking good. Him and Tarik as co-igl's seemed to work wonders for C9 has it always kept their map movements fresh and would take opponents off guard. Since FNS has joined there has been so much confusion on where players should go. They've gotten worse each tournament since he's joined.
2018-05-16 21:23
#69
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Canada Skadiddle 
I agree plus sloppy individual play by everyone. Like tarik coming off the bomb plant to fight ct and dying
2018-05-16 22:05
#63
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Canada LegitM8 
If you payed attention all stewie did was bottom frag
2018-05-16 21:50
#94
ptr | 
United States TheMan_ 
-ska -fns +nifty +anyoneotherthanfns
2018-05-17 00:33
#108
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Spain N0Love 
nahtE would be the best addition alongside Nifty for FNS+Ska
2018-05-17 10:10
major winners lol
2018-05-16 21:20
the only thing that this 40 iq indian whore will be remembered its because jebaited kngv- and ruined his career. thats all. his csgo abilibies are zer0. kick_fns_ffs
2018-05-16 21:20
if ntc wins c9 then we can say, who is better, who is worse.
2018-05-16 22:33
#103
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Estonia Delan0 
You call fns 40 iq in regards to all that drama? Lol
2018-05-17 09:06
#16
mir | 
Slovakia TatKo 
c9 destroyed by cromen what a time to be alive
2018-05-16 21:21
??? Cromen is actually a good player, carried Dignitas, carried NOREG and now carrying Heroic. And Cloud9 is an average team at best. LOL
2018-05-16 21:29
At best? AT BEST? REALLY? AT BEST CLOUD9 IS 6 TIMES BETTER THAN FAZE. too bad that "best" is so rare
2018-05-16 21:41
#57
mir | 
Slovakia TatKo 
You prolly misunderstood. I wasnt making fun of him, im happy hes doing good vs decent opponents and i find it a bit funny that c9 is out in groups again.
2018-05-16 21:44
XD
2018-05-16 21:46
#61
mir | 
Slovakia TatKo 
xd indeed my peng
2018-05-16 21:47
True, cromen has been god for awhile
2018-05-16 21:44
#17
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
lol
2018-05-16 21:21
#18
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CIS VeryCISGuy 
RIP
2018-05-16 21:21
#19
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Norway Noreg 
PROMEN
2018-05-16 21:21
Cromen med ryggsekken godt festet på ryggen.
2018-05-16 21:26
#46
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Norway daniel98 
+1
2018-05-16 21:29
#49
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Norway Real_Brunstad 
+1
2018-05-16 21:30
Totally agreed
2018-05-17 02:24
Absolutely
2018-05-17 08:14
#20
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
Deserved
2018-05-16 21:21
FNS always always always bottom
2018-05-16 21:21
#22
Shifty | 
World 86pp 
ez
2018-05-16 21:21
#25
NAF | 
Bangladesh Ligma_ 
fns god
2018-05-16 21:22
#26
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Denmark Xipingu 
Expected honestly.
2018-05-16 21:22
#27
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Slovakia Sleev 
rip
2018-05-16 21:23
#28
Norway Ouen 
So glad for Cromen. I have always known he belongs to high cs level. With such a great performance Heroic should definitely sign him for a long term.
2018-05-16 21:23
RIP Rubino though.
2018-05-16 21:30
Unless Moddi decides he still wants to leave, but I agree -Rubino +Cromen is the right move
2018-05-16 23:39
Clown 9 OMEGALUL
2018-05-16 21:23
Autimatic carry
2018-05-16 21:23
pooojan haha
2018-05-16 21:24
#2EZ4SCANDINAVIALUL
2018-05-16 21:25
#40
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Czech Republic Whitezz 
I still don't undetstand why they picked FNS tarik was good as igl imo they should have picked ethan
2018-05-16 21:27
Acleast they made it out of groups...Right?
2018-05-16 21:27
#50
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United States Shadow272 
Tf are u smoking
2018-05-16 21:34
And where can I get some
2018-05-16 21:38
" ...Right ? " I didnt know they were still in groups LUL
2018-05-16 22:03
C9 is just disappointing now
2018-05-16 21:28
MAJOR CHAMPIONS MY ASS
2018-05-16 21:28
#51
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United States Shadow272 
My ass bro
2018-05-16 21:34
#52
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Germany xoutblaze 
CLOWN 9
2018-05-16 21:36
#53
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Brazil Julio_Marck 
FNS being FNS
2018-05-16 21:36
FNS is the most delusional player I have ever seen. For some reason he thinks he is good but he is so fucking trash.
2018-05-16 21:39
and somehow he convinced a major winning team to make him IGL
2018-05-17 10:00
FNS lmao
2018-05-16 21:46
Dead9
2018-05-16 21:47
#65
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France ShadeZzcss 
es3GOD!!
2018-05-16 21:58
cromen > rubiNO friburg > snappi (as an igl, aimwise they're pretty much paired) change my mind
2018-05-16 22:02
snappi is a better igl than friberg lol
2018-05-16 22:13
Friberg is not even an igl, Snappi has so much more experience and is ofc a lot better than friberg at this role. What are you on ?
2018-05-16 23:30
ez good job mr friberg
2018-05-16 22:04
#71
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United States HorchataMan 
Honestly expected
2018-05-16 22:10
#72
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Norway NoregNik 
God Cromen
2018-05-16 22:11
people still thought fns was good ahahahahha
2018-05-16 22:13
c9 need to get rid of rush at least if they are going to keep fns... or just get rid of them both...
2018-05-16 22:15
#86
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Hungary aerosol_k1ngz 
Rush is the one who seems to be saving the team. I dont think they should get rid of him imo.
2018-05-16 22:50
FNS PLS
2018-05-16 22:15
#77
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United States RecoS 
ez for FakeNiko
2018-05-16 22:16
Major wieners
2018-05-16 22:23
how many teams will FNS kill :thinking:
2018-05-16 22:34
#84
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United States Theabsolute 
EXPECTED
2018-05-16 22:40
Lul
2018-05-16 22:49
Heroic BACK ON FORM!
2018-05-16 23:02
#89
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
poor c9, they were actually pretty good with s2k
2018-05-16 23:27
NA CS LUL NA ERA OMEGALUL
2018-05-16 23:53
#93
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Sweden Div-\ 
This is ridiculous. I don't want to take anything away from heroic but let's be honest here, their roster is nothing impressive, they have zero achievements and they have a new team. C9 is so terrible right now,it's embarrassing.
2018-05-17 00:13
#98
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Myanmar AstralisGoat 
This team is playing absolutely amazing with Friberg as the in game leader, almost beat Na'vi and now eliminating C9 it's nice to see a team who clearly at a disadvantage skill wise against these teams still able to play good team CS and have a chance.
2018-05-17 03:22
Kick that skeletor looking fag already lol
2018-05-17 04:08
rekt by standin LUL
2018-05-17 06:47
#101
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United States RecoS 
home is sweet
2018-05-17 07:00
#104
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Estonia Delan0 
Cromen is a pretty good player. I hope they end up keeping him. Heroic looking exiting for the first time in a while
2018-05-17 09:07
Did C9 really think that FNS was going to be a suitable replacement for Stewie....
2018-05-17 09:32
#106
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Brazil PropsY 
He was playing quite decently so far, but not even close to stewie.
2018-05-17 09:33
Alot of people are throwing shit on C9 but Heroic surprised everyone and has been playing really well. But it's clear to see C9 has become a much worse team after stew left.
2018-05-17 12:15
#112
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Europe tweekzter 
Stop perma banning nuke and start actually banning your opponents strongest map and you might improve, C9. This is not MM, you are pros, you can practise 7 maps.
2018-05-17 15:38
-FNS +jdm64
2018-05-17 18:11
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