Heroic through to DreamHack Open Rotterdam grand final

Heroic are the first finalists of DreamHack Open Rotterdam after securing a 2-1 series victory against forZe.

The first semi-final in Rotterdam kicked off on Overpass, where Martin "stavn" Lund and Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer ensured the first pistol round of the series for Heroic. This early jolt allowed the Danish offensive to build up a decent early lead, as an additional four were converted afterward. It was at this point that Bogdan "xsepower" Chernikov had woken up for his team, posting back-to-back AWP triple kills and yielding the Russian quintet their first two victories as a result. Contrary to Heroic's initial momentum, the offensive demonstrated a spotty remainder of the half, concluding it with an 8-7 lead.

Much like their T half, the Danes managed to accrue fruitful early rounds off the back of a successful pistol conversion, establishing a more convincing lead. Occasional breaches kept Andrey "Jerry" Mekhryakov and his men in the game, but the conceded early rounds came to haunt the squad in the long run, as map point was secured by the defence shortly. forZe postponed the inevitable by three rounds, but fell 12-16 on Overpass come its conclusion.

stavn was the key to Heroic's success against forZe

Inferno was next on the agenda, and once more the Danes were able to produce a pistol round victory, maintaining a perfect record in the series. Consecutive triple kills from Casper "cadiaN" Møller meant a two-round lead, but the gap was closed immediately after, with Almaz "almazer" Asadullin posting a 3k of his own. Triple kills galore was the theme of the initial half, as Patrick "es3tag" Hansen added another two to the tally, as well as another three rounds to his team's position. After this onslaught, forZe finally found consistent footing to their offense, closing out the half with a strong 9-6 T performance.

The Russian defence finally managed to halt the Danes' pistol round perfection, securing their first of the series along with an extra conversion to go along with it. Rifles in the hands of cadiaN and company saw Heroic work on closing the score discrepancy, and great promise was shown as the Ts brought the difference to a single round. In spite of the Danes' attempts, outstanding showings from Jenya "FL1T" Lebedev and Dmitriy "facecrack" Alekseyev in the concluding rounds of the map yielded forZe a 16-11 victory.

FL1T's consistency on Inferno gave forZe a fighting chance in the series

Nuke was the concluding map of the series, and once more Heroic were able to walk away with a victory on the opening round. A force buy from forZe set the defence back temporarily, but a Deagle buy in response set the CTs back on track. With both stavn and es3tag running on all cylinders, Heroic steadily gained a lead by closing eight consecutive rounds, placing their opponents in a predicament. With the gravity of the situation in mind, forZe had finally found an answer to their difficulties, and as such managed to avoid a complete blowout with a 5-10 scoreline on the offense.

The final pistol round of the series went in the way of the Danish offense, and just as had happened in the previous half, the squad was upset by a force buy from forZe. On this occasion, however, the Russians managed to extend their position by three rounds instead of falling flat right after, a welcome development for their CT campaign.

In what had become a recurrence, stavn stepped up for his team once more, securing a pivotal momentum snatch through landing a Krieg triple kill. This performance created space for Heroic to secure map and series point. A brisk A hit from the Danes put the lid on the series, as the team advanced to the grand final of Rotterdam on a 16-8 note.

Matchpage
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2
20th October 2019
12
Overpass
16
16
Inferno
11
8
Nuke
16
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Jenya 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 58 - 57 +1 80.2 1.04
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 49 - 56 -7 65.7 0.94
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 43 - 52 -9 65.8 0.92
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 44 - 60 -16 68.7 0.90
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 45 - 58 -13 63.7 0.87
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 67 - 45 +22 87.0 1.35
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 60 - 46 +14 79.8 1.22
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 55 - 46 +9 72.8 1.14
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 56 - 48 +8 80.2 1.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 44 - 55 -11 65.1 0.90
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
605
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
960
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
689
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1102
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
611
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1104
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Jenya 'FL1T' Lebedev
Jenya 'FL1T' Lebedev
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
457
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
531
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.09
gg wp
2019-10-20 13:09
noob ze
2019-10-20 13:09
god stavn
2019-10-20 17:40
#9
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Australia sad_faze_fan 
K
2019-10-20 13:11
GG
2019-10-20 13:09
#4
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Romania Obuz8 
cadiaN>device
2019-10-20 13:10
Ez4lilmofos Stavn ForZe overrate
2019-10-20 13:10
New lineup do surprisingly well. GG WP
2019-10-20 13:11
Lol too bad ForZe #renegods better
2019-10-20 13:10
#12
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Romania Obuz8 
>Gratisfaction >renegods Pick 1
2019-10-20 13:12
#24
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Russia FriZZeh 
#renebots lmfao
2019-10-20 13:26
Ahahaha who tf do you support?
2019-10-20 13:32
#28
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Russia FriZZeh 
Cloud9
2019-10-20 13:35
Did I say c9 was bad? rekt
2019-10-20 13:35
#31
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Russia FriZZeh 
makes no sense, lol
2019-10-20 13:36
Nice edit fukboi
2019-10-20 13:47
#37
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Russia FriZZeh 
wut? DUMMY_RENEGADES_FAN
2019-10-20 14:00
#39
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France LeDiplomate 
Baited hard lmao
2019-10-20 14:03
#8
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United Kingdom SickaBoy 
lets go heroic win it all
2019-10-20 13:11
ez for stavn
2019-10-20 13:11
#11
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Denmark UX_Designer 
stavn g0d Gg wp heroic, I hope u win the final
2019-10-20 13:11
#15
Jame | 
Netherlands Polakva 
no chance against AVG lol
2019-10-20 13:12
uhm heroic literally raped avg in a bo3 2 weeks ago
2019-10-20 13:23
#23
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Denmark UX_Designer 
+1
2019-10-20 13:26
#41
ANGE1 | 
Russia ultnie 
2-0 sure, but both maps with overtime and it was an online match. If it was a rape, then I guess AVG were so against it and capable to fight back that Heroic has a severe dick trauma.
2019-10-20 14:17
if u saw the match AVG got so many free rounds it should have been much cleaner than that and the finals will show that. AVG biggest flukers to date.
2019-10-20 14:18
#43
ANGE1 | 
Russia ultnie 
If AVG gave away many free rounds and still both maps had overtimes doesn't it mean that AVG should have won at least 1 if not both maps? You contradicting yourself here. Edit: Oh, sorry, I'm stupid. But still, better team would never give their opponents so many free rounds that it would be close match on several maps and later 16-14 on LAN.
2019-10-20 14:24
xaaaxaxaxa heroic to finale only to lose there 0-32 cadian suck it scammer
2019-10-20 13:12
axaxaxxax cry more bitch
2019-10-20 13:22
axaxaxax shut up bitch
2019-10-20 13:30
imagine being a fan of forze CIS trash axaxaxax
2019-10-20 13:33
imagine being a fan of heroic DK trash axaxaxaax
2019-10-20 13:57
haha DK 1# scene, Luxembourg ????? irrelevant AF, but ur most likely fakeflagging from some CIS shithole axaxax
2019-10-20 14:00
#14
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Netherlands gay_marriage 
God
2019-10-20 13:12
#16
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Hungary subzera 
ggwp
2019-10-20 13:17
#17
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
Flukze
2019-10-20 13:19
niko omegalul
2019-10-20 13:40
#34
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
the problem omegalul
2019-10-20 13:50
2 majors omegalul
2019-10-20 13:55
#40
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France LeDiplomate 
nt NBK
2019-10-20 14:05
Stavn wunderkind
2019-10-20 13:21
Stavn so good
2019-10-20 13:22
Stavn has a big dick
2019-10-20 13:23
True
2019-10-20 13:31
wtf Stavn wonderkid inc?
2019-10-20 16:54
Cadian is playing pretty well with heroic, I didnt expect this
2019-10-20 17:03
#49
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
yeah same
2019-10-20 18:16
#48
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Germany Bundeskanzler 
Heroic is looking really good since they added cadian
2019-10-20 17:43
gg
2019-10-20 18:28
gg forze wish u will training harder
2019-10-21 11:35
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