Heroic edge out Hard Legion; advance to playoffs at DreamHack Open Rotterdam

Heroic recovered from a loss on the opening map to defeat Hard Legion 2-1 in the decider series of group A.

Casper "cadiaN" Møller's triple on the CT pistol pushed Heroic towards a 2-0 start on Hard Legion's map pick, Dust2. The Russian side got on the board shortly, with Igor "Forester" Bezotecheskiy's 3K in a key 4v5 after-plant giving them the momentum early, resulting in a 7-3 lead.

The Danes fought back to a 9-6 score at the half time, but the back and forth at the start of the second half ended up going Hard Legion's way, giving them the economic advantage. The Russians ran up a lead shortly, with Vladislav "Krad" Kravchenko's triple kill bringing the map to an end, 16-8.

es3tag and co. are in the semi final

A clean pistol round win for Heroic established the Danes on their map pick, Vertigo, and they looked comfortable, winning early trades and manipulating rotations successfully to go 7-0 up. Being on the back foot early, Hard Legion finally got on the board after countering Heroic's default with four players on the A ramp, while Krad's AWP proved influential as the Russian side started bringing the score back.

However, a slow start meant that Hard Legion could only manage five rounds in total before switching to the offense. Patrick "es3tag" Hansen's quick double set up Heroic to win the pistol round and establish themselves on the defense. With a massive round and economy advantage, Heroic closed out the map convincingly, 16-6.

To decide the series, Overpass was left, where Johannes "b0RUP" Borup's quad-kill on the pistol gave Heroic the head start, but one that was quickly caught up on by Hard Legion after a couple of close rounds went their way. The score was 6-3 when Heroic penetrated the defenses with a pistol buy, seeing the score almost equalized, 6-5. Hard Legion still kept the lead for the rest of their CT half, concluding it up 9-6.

Despite losing the second pistol, the Russian side was holding on to the lead throughout the second half as well, pulling in front every time Heroic would add a couple of rounds to their tally. cadiaN's team woke up at the crucial moment, as they were 14-11 down, and thanks to some heroics from Martin "stavn" Lund and a 1v1 clutch in the last round, won the map 16-14 and took the series 2-1.

Matchpage
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1
19th October 2019
8
Dust2
16
16
Vertigo
6
16
Overpass
14
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 65 - 44 +21 90.5 1.39
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 57 - 48 +9 75.0 1.09
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 44 - 52 -8 70.9 0.97
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 39 - 46 -7 61.2 0.92
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 42 - 46 -4 61.0 0.91
 Hard Legion K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Igor 'Forester' BezotecheskiyForester 46 - 46 0 67.7 1.06
Russia Vladislav 'Krad' KravchenkoKrad 48 - 56 -8 76.4 1.01
Russia Svyatoslav 'svyat' Dovbakhsvyat 51 - 47 +4 70.3 0.97
Russia Anton 'speed4k' Titovspeed4k 44 - 48 -4 66.2 0.96
Russia Semyon 'kinqie' Lisitsynkinqie 47 - 52 -5 66.8 0.92
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
630
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
985
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
901
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Russia Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
381
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Russia Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
390
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
#1
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Turkey deathofangel35 
Pog Stavn
2019-10-19 19:39
#3
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Denmark UX_Designer 
Stavn mvp
2019-10-19 19:39
Gop cadiaN
2019-10-19 20:08
#2
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Kazakhstan Agzamichno 
Ez
2019-10-19 19:39
impressive stats for stavn :D
2019-10-19 19:39
#5
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Netherlands puddingkip 
very unlucky for hard legion they deserved playoffs
2019-10-19 19:40
If they deserved it they would be there. They got what they deserved right here.
2019-10-20 01:24
#6
kioShiMa | 
France neibaf 
where fe cs thread
2019-10-19 19:40
#18
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Hungary subzera 
my thoughts exactly
2019-10-19 19:57
stavn is insane my mens) respecc HL tho, Heroic look insane and they made it very close
2019-10-19 19:40
Good 1, cadian lost and then won it.
2019-10-19 19:40
Hard Legion nice logo mmmmm
2019-10-19 19:41
#10
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Croatia DNM_ii 
"es3tag and co. are in the grand final" ???????????
2019-10-19 19:41
#12
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Denmark UX_Designer 
Tournament rigged??????
2019-10-19 19:44
#14
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
LUL rigged
2019-10-19 19:44
No one saw that
2019-10-19 20:01
Professor Karrigan ?
2019-10-19 20:25
stavn and borup so stronk
2019-10-19 19:42
stavn best Danish player
2019-10-19 19:44
+1
2019-10-19 22:11
#15
f0rest | 
Sweden D24_Tic 
expected wasnt even close
2019-10-19 19:45
#20
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CIS kryto203 
16-14 not close??????
2019-10-19 20:01
XAAXAXAX DIDNT SAY A WORD HOW HL DESTROYED FEMALE CS XAAXAXAXAX
2019-10-19 19:45
We usually just do decider matches at events such as DreamHack Open, that's why we didn't cover besiktas or asterion games, has nothing to do with the teams themselves
2019-10-19 20:01
#17
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Netherlands jonsve 
Did they forget Asterion Vs cr4zy? No article
2019-10-19 19:55
cadian hype
2019-10-19 20:13
#26
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Norway flipflop 
4 1/2 hours?
2019-10-19 20:57
Hard Legion???
2019-10-19 20:59
#28
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Japan Johnny_Br@Vo 
Gamerlegion unknown sibling
2019-10-19 21:00
LuKEK
2019-10-19 21:01
Hard Region!!
2019-10-19 22:41
they're so much better without blameF lol
2019-10-20 02:41
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