fnatic edge out Heroic

fnatic have survived the second elimination match of ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals, sending Heroic home after a nail-biting series (Inferno 9-16, Vertigo 16-13, Overpass 16-13).

The Swedes narrowly escaped a last-place exit, recovering from a poor start to the series as they lost Inferno and at one point were down 3-7 on the second map, Vertigo, sending home Heroic despite the Danes' respectable effort.

fnatic picked Inferno as the first map and were the ones to start off the better, securing a 4-1 lead as Terrorists on the back of Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin's quad-kill in the opening pistol round. Things soon turned sour for the Swedish side, however, as Heroic looked in great form from then on, grabbing eight out of the last ten rounds for a 9-6 half.

fnatic escape elimination by the skin of their teeth

Putting up a quad-kill of his own, Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer kickstarted the second half for the Danes, who went on to struggle in the first couple of gunrounds but quickly found a gap in the defenses, upsetting fnatic's economy to rally to a comfortable 16-9 victory to start off the elimination series.

Vertigo was up next as a map that fnatic had only recently started playing and it began with the two teams trading round by round with forcebuys until it was 3-3, when Heroic broke the streak and ran away with five consecutive rounds as a result for a 7-3 lead on the T side.The Swedes recovered late with four out of the last five much thanks to Brollan, who clutched a 1v2 along the way to help his team lower the deficit to just one round by the end of the opening half.

Once on the offense, fnatic got off to a great start to reach double digits, but as the game reached the late stages things got difficult, as Heroic destroyed their economy to reclaim the lead at 13-12. Nonetheless, Maikil "Golden" Selim's squad pulled through in the end, with the in-game leader closing it at 16-13 with a quad-kill.

Heroic are out in last place

The forcebuy wars happened again at the beginning of Overpass, although this time they ended much more quickly, with Heroic coming out on top on the CT side. A halfbuy win swung momentum back in fnatic's favor, as they went on a five-round streak, and the Danes responded with three, but it was still the Swedish side that came away with the better half thanks to a few close retake scenarios on the B bombsite.

Casper "cadiaN" Møller & co. got away with the first five rounds on the second half, but they found it difficult to stay in the lead, courtesy of quad-kills from Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and Brollan, with the latter pushing fnatic to match point and soon the 16-13 victory.

Matchpage
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1
3rd December 2019
9
Inferno
16
16
Vertigo
13
16
Overpass
13
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 66 - 59 +7 85.7 1.18
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 59 - 57 +2 68.2 1.03
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 52 - 62 -10 80.3 0.93
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 47 - 65 -18 73.2 0.86
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 43 - 60 -17 59.6 0.80
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 62 - 52 +10 82.5 1.21
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 66 - 53 +13 81.0 1.20
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 68 - 60 +8 87.2 1.18
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 59 - 54 +5 80.0 1.14
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 47 - 50 -3 68.8 1.03
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
605
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1129
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
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
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1536
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
So close men i almost got earth attack oof
2019-12-04 00:17
+1 was close to suicide
2019-12-04 00:18
brollan saved u
2019-12-04 00:18
#35
NEO | 
Poland Zgrzyt 
Actually flusha with his hold on A overpass. That was the key, but ofc Brollan's performance was another key, just a little bit smaller.
2019-12-04 00:55
There were multiple crucial rounds, flusha also made some really important kills, thats true. Brollan had 2-3 triple or quad kills in the last few round, that ultimately saved fnatic. We should thank flusha and brollan :D
2019-12-04 01:28
#45
NEO | 
Poland Zgrzyt 
For sure. Brollan was keeping fnatic in the game for the... whole game, kudos for this. Without him they will likely lose 0-2, flusha did some crucial kills (as Brollan did!) simply his kills were more spectacular :)
2019-12-04 07:47
We should give golden some props too. He did some cool shit during that vertigo game. He got some good multikills
2019-12-04 15:59
I already suicided when tyloo got beaten by Flukze and Flukezera(((
2019-12-04 00:20
Who is flukze
2019-12-04 00:35
Faze=Flukze
2019-12-04 00:37
Oh yeah I agree 😎 Better luck next event
2019-12-04 00:38
ban china from earth
2019-12-04 08:56
that was close you could have 404ed irl
2019-12-04 00:18
Congratulations zeolikk on finally getting #1 over VeryNiceGuy!
2019-12-04 00:19
He is not.
2019-12-04 00:20
Schnauze zeolik
2019-12-04 00:20
Thanks.
2019-12-04 01:29
So zeolik = MIBR_IS_OVERRATED ?
2019-12-04 13:47
I almost got rekt
2019-12-04 04:41
#2
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Germany Flachzange 
brollan god
2019-12-04 00:17
#27
rain | 
Norway rain4prez 
+1 for flair
2019-12-04 00:35
#3
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
heroic go home
2019-12-04 00:17
they already home
2019-12-04 00:18
jw 1 major mvp s1mple 0
2019-12-04 00:18
#22
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
That's jw hltv nickname
2019-12-04 00:26
that's how much major mvp he has in comparison with simple
2019-12-04 00:32
#38
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Sweden quacke 
That's stating the obvious
2019-12-04 01:19
#43
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
I think he is Sherlock
2019-12-04 04:46
Why you even talk about S1mple here? Hater? S1mple 1 top1 of the year, JW 0 top 1 of the year btw.
2019-12-04 08:43
expected from ukrainian maybe learn to fight in war kid instead of posting trash on hltv
2019-12-04 10:47
What are you talking about? It's a match Heroic vs Fnatic. How the hell Na`Vi or S1mple might be discussed here? I'm living in Germany more than 3 years. Why you want me to go in war vs Russian invaders? LMAO With such thinking I'm starting to think that you are Russian fake-flagging soyboy.
2019-12-04 11:56
JW fak u
2019-12-04 14:04
#5
Aleksib | 
Finland jukess 
GOD JW
2019-12-04 00:18
JW was terrible this game, but Brollan carried
2019-12-04 00:18
#13
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Sweden Nokkeri 
tbh flusha was the MVP of Overpass, about as much frags and 38 enemys flashed
2019-12-04 00:19
yeap flusha was good on last map
2019-12-04 00:20
#36
NEO | 
Poland Zgrzyt 
and that key hold on A site <3
2019-12-04 00:56
#10
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Sweden Nokkeri 
God fucking damn it how much stress are you going to give me?!
2019-12-04 00:18
+1 lol almost got an earth attack oof
2019-12-04 14:16
#12
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Turkey Diveland 
Road to top1
2019-12-04 00:18
ez for the next major winning team
2019-12-04 00:20
this trash always so lucky lul
2019-12-04 00:20
heroic lost having this stats Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin 66 - 59 +7 85.7 1.18 Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson 59 - 57 +2 68.2 1.03 Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist 52 - 62 -10 80.3 0.93 Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim 47 - 65 -18 73.2 0.86 Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell 43 - 60 -17 59.6 0.80 Heroic Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0 Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen 62 - 52 +10 82.5 1.21 Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer 66 - 53 +13 81.0 1.20 Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund 68 - 60 +8 87.2 1.18 Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup 59 - 54 +5 80.0 1.14 Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller 47 - 50 -3 68.8 1.03
2019-12-04 00:20
ok, ty for info
2019-12-04 00:26
#64
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Denmark Xipingu 
As always, Heroic can’t finish
2019-12-04 14:59
So cool now seeing Heroic Playing. Cadian is showing some creative plays
2019-12-04 00:31
Are these stats ok? O_O
2019-12-04 00:33
she are ok
2019-12-04 00:37
why wouldn't they be? heroic just have more + stats because they won the first map pretty comfortably
2019-12-04 12:23
Yeah, Heroic actually won 1 more round in the series. Happens more than people might think.
2019-12-04 15:15
hard game
2019-12-04 00:37
#33
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United States sorcrcrc 
close game, nt heroic
2019-12-04 00:42
Gg wp
2019-12-04 00:47
#37
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African Union mikecool 
Nt heroic
2019-12-04 01:15
#41
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Portugal faizk 
The boys need some rest! Lets perform better starting next game!
2019-12-04 03:07
#44
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Albania Flatrryoute17 
I was only able to watch da sec map what a close. Thats make me so scared cuz fnatic alr lose map 1
2019-12-04 05:46
#46
shox | 
India iejesus 
Without brollan showing up fnatic is shit
2019-12-04 08:07
#56
shox | 
India iejesus 
So you're using this 2/3 matches stats to prove otherwise.
2019-12-04 12:15
Yeah, it proves your statement is false. Fnatic won DH Masters Malmö with Brollan not showing up in the finals and being outperformed by both KRIMZ and JW during the whole tournament. Even in this game Brollan only really showed up on the last map and flusha was still right there with him
2019-12-04 12:27
Watching Heroic leaves me with a feeling that they're underperforming and not yet quite ready for the big stage yet. They make strategic blunders, displays impatience, and in general lacks the discipline/maturity we see on the big teams. With more focus and maturity, Heroic has awesome potential. Cudos to fnatic on big individual plays and better ingame-IQ player-for-player - in this game, it was the difference between losing and winning.
2019-12-04 08:28
#49
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
es3tag such an underrated player. Hope he will get transferred by a t1 team anytime soon, where he deserves to play
2019-12-04 08:51
#50
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Taiwan Himeii 
wtf 4 positive K/D for Heroic but still lost lmao
2019-12-04 08:54
it's because they won the first map by 7 rounds
2019-12-04 12:22
#54
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Edgy numbers from fnatic
2019-12-04 11:07
nt Heroic
2019-12-04 12:21
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