Heroic ease past LDLC; G2 pull off comeback vs ENCE

Heroic have defeated LDLC 16-6 on Train, while G2 came from behind to beat ENCE 16-14 on Dust2 in the group stage of DreamHack Winter 2018.

The second Group A opener was played on Train, and it began with LDLC getting off to a flying start after winning their CT pistol on the back of Antoine "to1nou" Pirard's quad-kill in a 2v5 post-plant situation. It was only when Heroic were down 0-5 that they managed to react, and the rest of the half was all about their water-tight defense as they took nine rounds before switching sides.

mertz led the charge alongside es3tag

Heroic did not ease off the pace in the second half and won another pistol, this time around with doubles from Daniel "mertz" Mertz and Asger "AcilioN" Larsen in a flawless execution. With the 20-year-old leading the way for his team with 23 frags, Heroic ran all over the French defense to close out the map with a flawless Terrorist side.

Matchpage
6
16
30th November 2018
6
Train
16
 LDLC K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 15 - 17 -2 80.8 0.98
Belgium Antoine 'to1nou' Pirardto1nou 15 - 19 -4 66.1 0.87
France Logan 'LOGAN' CortiLOGAN 10 - 16 -6 59.4 0.78
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevicdevoduvek 8 - 17 -9 49.4 0.55
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 8 - 19 -11 48.8 0.43
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 20 - 8 +12 95.7 1.65
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz 23 - 10 +13 95.0 1.58
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 18 - 12 +6 88.0 1.50
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' LarsenAcilioN 16 - 12 +4 75.9 1.16
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 11 - 14 -3 62.7 0.96

The match between ENCE and G2 took place on Dust2, with the Finnish squad winning their Terrorist pistol, an anti-eco and the first gun round to take control of proceedings. G2 then secured their first round with a 1v2 clutch from Audric "JaCkz" Jug on a shoddy buy, but that round was immediately traded back as Jere "sergej" Salo pulled off a clutch of his own in a 1v3 post-plant situation, setting his team up for a 6-1 lead.

shox's G2 will take on Bravado in the Group B winners' match

G2 won two of the next three rounds to reduce the deficit to 3-7, but then a heroic 1v3 clutch from Aleksi "allu" Jalli put ENCE once again in control, with the half ending with an 11-4 scoreline.

Richard "shox" Papillon's men looked a much livelier side in the second half and won seven of the opening eight rounds to bring the gap to a solitary round. The two teams then traded rounds, with G2 eventually coming out on top of this chaotic period to secure a hard-fought win in the final round of regulation.

Matchpage
14
16
30th November 2018
France
14
Dust2
16
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 23 - 20 +3 74.4 1.23
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 22 - 19 +3 74.9 1.22
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 21 - 24 -3 93.2 1.13
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 18 - 22 -4 81.1 1.02
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 17 - 21 -4 56.3 0.87
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 29 - 20 +9 100.0 1.39
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 25 - 22 +3 86.6 1.24
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 18 - 19 -1 71.5 1.09
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 19 - 19 0 57.3 0.93
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 15 - 21 -6 59.2 0.85
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
628
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
531
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Belgium Antoine 'to1nou' Pirard
Antoine 'to1nou' Pirard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
lol ence suck rn
2018-11-30 18:00
#8
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
fuck
2018-11-30 18:01
truck
2018-11-30 18:15
in the back
2018-11-30 18:29
what the hack
2018-11-30 23:51
Saving strats for major qualifier. This bs doesnt matter to the fans. We just need the ence stickers
2018-11-30 18:09
sounds understandable
2018-11-30 18:10
+1
2018-11-30 18:57
Their strats are basic af so even if they save them for the major, there will instantly be an antistrat/counter so I don't think it's the right call tbh.
2018-11-30 20:24
Lmfao ur only seeing the basic counterstrike. Like i said they are saving the real strats for the major.
2018-11-30 20:26
I was talking about the major strats; I watched all their demos and its basic like their default on mirage is soooooo easy to counter.
2018-11-30 20:38
#43
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Iceland fatboislim 
Can you explain what saving strats means to you?
2018-12-01 09:40
ahem, I was talking demos from the faceit major qual, if those are the type of strats they are saving then that's why I don't think it's the right thing to do
2018-12-01 10:36
#16
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Turkey MATAKONDO 
Easy ence lol :D
2018-11-30 18:12
ok
2018-11-30 17:59
eez
2018-11-30 18:00
#5
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India Tritium 
shox xd
2018-11-30 18:01
#20
shox | 
India prat_pps 
I guess he's the igl now ...sad to see a goat like him sidetrack his power
2018-11-30 18:15
#24
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Russia Mr_Shurikkk 
+1
2018-11-30 18:20
#25
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World LeviathaNz 
his own fault
2018-11-30 18:23
shox was never goat lol
2018-11-30 18:36
#31
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United States reddzera 
#6 in 2k17 mate
2018-11-30 19:35
#39
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
Greatest of all time, #6 2016, #13 2015, #8 2014 and #3 2013... lol. NA brains at full speed there. Meaning he was never even once considered the greatest in a single year, let alone over several.
2018-12-01 00:06
#40
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United States reddzera 
I am just saying that he isnt bad not that he is the best my friend
2018-12-01 00:11
#41
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
Considering you're arguing against a guy whos saying he was never the goat it gives the impression you're saying he is. He's far from the goat.
2018-12-01 00:13
Ez
2018-11-30 18:00
#7
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Russia Glihhh 
Kenny not gonna carry every game so kinda worrying. But gg from G2
2018-11-30 18:00
Lul G2
2018-11-30 18:01
#10
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Bosnia and Herzegovina VeryColdGuy 
LDLC losing to shitty Heroic LUL
2018-11-30 18:02
KarryS
2018-11-30 18:02
#12
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Poland furleppe 
shox back to shit stats while IGLing?
2018-11-30 18:04
#17
shox | 
India iejesus 
stats are Used in T sided More. 12 rounds in t side and you are questioning his igl tactics lmfao he didnt performed much in fragging no doubt but wha the fuck are u talking about of stats xaxaxaxaxa
2018-11-30 18:13
#13
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
lucky is lucky
2018-11-30 18:05
#18
Aleksib | 
Finland Mitzu 
I don't understand why these French teams can't put themselves into a position where they could all blossom. Instead when one is getting better, another is getting worse. Shox is going to suck again, while Kenny is going to get better again. IT'S FRUSTRATING AS HELL TO WITNESS.
2018-11-30 18:13
Because shox got IGL role as he desired. And KennyS just play without care about shox command.
2018-11-30 23:54
#19
shox | 
India iejesus 
CarryS <3
2018-11-30 18:14
#22
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Belgium KileaN 
Smithzz was the problem
2018-11-30 18:18
#23
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France Erakis 
Even better than the major: LDLC losing the first BO1 then grinding the loser bracket to the final stage and ultimately the title.
2018-11-30 18:18
#27
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
ez eco frags for kenny
2018-11-30 18:32
#30
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Denmark Xipingu 
NOT SO EZ FOR ENCE xd Also, LDLC = LUL
2018-11-30 19:01
SH OMEGALUL X
2018-11-30 20:36
Both teams play like silvers, why? ENCE: for strat saving major G2: for ESL Pro League Finals (even though not likely to win cuz Astralis duhhh)
2018-11-30 22:08
#42
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Finland Alko^ 
what a upset, gj g2
2018-12-01 00:24
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