Heroic outclass forZe in Moscow

forZe was unable to step up to the task on home soil, losing the quarter-final series of EPICENTER to Heroic, 2-0 (16-6 Mirage, 16-12 Nuke).

The seemingly unbalanced quarter-final draw was a result of forZe overcoming Evil Geniuses in the final match of the group stage, but a different kind of forZe showed up in the playoffs. Heroic dominated the first halves of both Mirage and Nuke, which allowed them to close out the series and advance to the semi-final, where they will face Vitality.

The Danish side started 8-1 up on the CT side of Mirage, forZe's map pick, as they fended off multiple 1vX attempts from the Russian side. forZe then got their second round and followed it up by resolving a 2v2 afterplant on A in their favor, making the score 9-3. Martin "stavn" Lund had a big round in B apartments soon after that, helping his side close out the half dominantly, 12-3.

Dmitriy "facecrack" Alekseyev's two USP-S headshots started forZe strong in the second-half pistol round, but doubles from Casper "cadiaN" Møller and Patrick "es3tag" Hansen turned it around, extending Heroic's lead even further. forZe managed to halt the Danes at 14-3, winning an eco round, which they followed up to make the score 14-6. Then, forZe were looking good to continue their comeback attempt, but facecrack wasted too much time after taking down two players in the 1v2, resulting in Heroic claiming the map shortly, 16-6.

Heroic silenced the crowd in Moscow with a resounding win over forZe

Bogdan "xsepower" Chernikov's triple with the AWP gave forZe their first on the CT side of Nuke, but with three rounds before and three rounds after going Heroic's way, the start of the map was similar to that of Mirage. Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer and co. were able to break into the bombsites with little issues, trading efficiently and holding down the afterplants. Johannes "b0RUP" Borup's 1v1 in round 13 just added insult to injury, seeing Heroic claim a massive 12-3 lead after the offensive side.

forZe had an even bigger mountain to climb in the second half of Nuke than they did on Mirage, and once again failed to claim the pistol, allowing the Danes to reach fourteen rounds. With good A explosions, the Russian side started streaking rounds together. Andrey "Jerry" Mekhryakov's team displayed a solid T-side on the map, but with no room for error, the map was claimed by Heroic after a triple kill by cadiaN on the A bombsite.

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Mirage
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Nuke
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 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 48 - 35 +13 88.8 1.35
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 38 - 31 +7 88.1 1.31
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 36 - 23 +13 69.8 1.24
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 31 - 28 +3 75.0 1.11
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 26 - 27 -1 64.4 0.96
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 30 - 31 -1 65.7 1.08
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 35 - 41 -6 77.2 1.04
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 29 - 32 -3 66.3 0.91
Russia Evgeny 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 29 - 39 -10 70.8 0.83
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 21 - 36 -15 46.5 0.72
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
679
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1034
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
757
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:
1170
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
950
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1178
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1030
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
599
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.09
Rekt!
2019-12-21 14:35
#6
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Israel SOEZ4NIK0 
Fakeflag?
2019-12-21 14:35
#11
l | 
Indonesia JoSuaLB 
Ofc he does
2019-12-21 14:38
ez4putin
2019-12-21 14:51
had that flag for 10 years, since the day i signed up, just being realistic, forZe on paper should've won, but they shit their beds after good performances previously and couldnt get their crap together when it mattered the most, so deserved win for Heroic htis particular time around, caues they knew forZe is really good, but managed to get their crap together morally and managed to win, so respect to them, gl to forZe in the future! gg bb
2019-12-21 15:01
#27
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Denmark Notallama 
LeX.VP? oldschool user I guess
2019-12-21 15:24
Botze
2019-12-21 14:40
#17
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Denmark white_sheep 
Ez for stavn
2019-12-21 14:48
exactly what russians deserve. rekt out from all competitions
2019-12-21 16:35
#34
coldzera | 
United States vakko 
Stfu noob
2019-12-21 16:37
#40
FalleN | 
Russia bRAZILR 
brablay 36484
2019-12-21 19:53
#2
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Russia Mike_Shinoda 
Sad
2019-12-21 14:35
always very wholesome when cadiaN wins
2019-12-21 14:35
#4
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Israel SOEZ4NIK0 
Expected
2019-12-21 14:35
forze and vp overrated
2019-12-21 14:35
#37
Jame | 
Europe Dan11a 
Debil or what?
2019-12-21 18:33
pressure got em ;(
2019-12-21 14:37
#8
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Ukraine zCainee 
forze played really bad
2019-12-21 14:37
yeap BotZe
2019-12-21 15:26
#9
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Poland DE_PRESSION_OG 
FORZE KEKW
2019-12-21 14:37
Expected, forZe never beat Heroic
2019-12-21 14:37
#12
Zeus | 
Israel Gigska 
Ahah, xsepower to navi))) biggest joke ever)))
2019-12-21 14:40
trash forze
2019-12-21 14:41
GG
2019-12-21 14:45
#16
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Sweden Waduhek 
Forze noob team, gave away 12 rounds as CT
2019-12-21 14:46
Forze gotta work on that chocking problem. It happens with them regularly. No chance for top10 with this.
2019-12-21 14:49
#20
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Poland Hanse 
I really hope Heroic will somehow win vs Vitality tomorrow, they deserve it
2019-12-21 14:52
You should bet your house on this one
2019-12-21 15:32
Sad forze
2019-12-21 14:53
#22
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Ukraine TBOY(2) 
russian tier 10000000000000000
2019-12-21 14:54
Jerry: i think we have chance 60 to 40 againts heroic
2019-12-21 15:02
ez
2019-12-21 15:03
wp to both teams
2019-12-21 15:19
Jerry unstable...
2019-12-21 15:29
He's that "good but hella incosistent" type of player. Its sad cuz when he got his momentum, he's great great. But when he's shit, he's shit shit.
2019-12-21 17:04
n1 cadian
2019-12-21 15:37
#32
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Denmark Kollos 
wp
2019-12-21 15:38
Cadian is back Pog
2019-12-21 17:59
rip
2019-12-21 18:54
#39
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Brunei cyLoL 
Stadium is gonna be empty now no cis team anymore they should all disband starting with NaVi
2019-12-21 19:33
#41
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North America Coach_Classy 
Na'vi pls switch guardian and flamie for xsepower and FL1T
2019-12-21 23:58
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