fnatic end Heretics Road to Rio winning streak

fnatic won a three-map series against Heretics to put the first loss in the French team's record, which is now 3-1.

fnatic bounced back from their loss to fellow countrymen Dignitas, which kicked off their current tenure in the No. 1 spot in the world, by winning against the previously unbeaten Heretics. The French squad had tallied victories when facing Dignitas, ENCE and Complexity, but were unable to make it 4-0 against Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell and company.

Bryan "⁠Maka⁠" Canda, the player to watch as he went into the match against fnatic with an astonishing 1.53 rating after 8 maps played in ESL One: Road to Rio, continued putting up good individual numbers on Heretics' map pick, Nuke, where he ended with a 1.41 rating in their 16-14 victory, but he was unable to keep it up in the maps lost by his side as he dipped down to a 0.98 average in the series.

fnatic are 2-2 in ESL One: Road to Rio after beating Heretics

Maka made his presence known early on in the match, winning two 1vs2 situations in three rounds on Heretics’ map pick, Nuke. Towards the end of the first half, it was Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom who had a shining moment when he downed four players on the B bombsite with an AK as the French team took a 9-6 lead at the half. fnatic didn’t let up on the offense, however, and put just as much pressure on Lucas "⁠Lucky⁠" Chastang and company as they had received the previous half, but eventually fell short 14-16.

Heretics thrived on Inferno early on, taking a 7-3 lead on the CT side before giving up the last five rounds of the half. A triple by Nivera brought it back even and set the pace for the French team early on in the second half as they took the two following rounds, but fnatic were quick to reply with guns in play, taking three rounds of their own. Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson won a crucial 1vs1 against Lucky in an afterplant situation to hit match point, 15-13, before taking it to the decider map, 16-14.

fnatic took the reins on Overpass early on, going 5-0 on the attacking side before Heretics could get on the board, and although the half went back-and-forth until the end, the Swedes had an ample 9-6 lead moving onto the defending side. fnatic went in stride with the momentum on their side in the final half of the series to close it out 16-8.

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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 79 - 52 +27 93.7 1.42
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 58 - 49 +9 82.5 1.21
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 64 - 53 +11 84.9 1.20
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 49 - 55 -6 58.0 0.96
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 46 - 57 -11 67.3 0.91
 Heretics K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' BenrlitomNivera 62 - 58 +4 78.0 1.07
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 52 - 55 -3 74.6 1.03
France Alexandre 'xms' Fortéxms 63 - 61 +2 75.0 1.01
France Bryan 'Maka' CandaMaka 51 - 60 -9 67.2 0.98
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 38 - 63 -25 64.6 0.75
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1600
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1829
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Bryan 'Maka' Canda
Bryan 'Maka' Canda
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
180
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
#1
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Israel Sonnabend
GG!
2020-04-29 22:24
16 replies
#9
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Israel FRIsaac
are u like in hltv all day wtf I see you first in every faking thing lol
2020-04-29 22:27
15 replies
#11
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Israel Sonnabend
I stay on homepage and spam f5 8+ hours a day :((
2020-04-29 22:28
14 replies
#13
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Israel FRIsaac
danm what this quarantine can do to people lol
2020-04-29 22:29
11 replies
Thank fuck we won I was so monkaS
2020-04-29 22:56
10 replies
#42
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Israel FRIsaac
Didn't ask
2020-04-29 22:57
5 replies
It’s top comment thread everyone says what they want
2020-04-29 23:00
4 replies
#66
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North America ProudNAfan
0/8
2020-04-30 00:00
3 replies
+1
2020-04-30 02:13
2 replies
#92
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Canada $t4Rboy
+2
2020-04-30 12:06
1 reply
+3
2020-05-01 03:21
"we"
2020-04-29 23:24
3 replies
What is Alex doink man??? Can he come back save vitality plz?
2020-04-30 10:10
1 reply
Nah zywoo just needs some english skills or some other language....only way to save french cs is to not go full french:D...yes i know alex is brit
2020-04-30 13:57
#93
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Canada $t4Rboy
+1 When he closes his eyes, he's a $33k/mo salaried CSGO analyst for Fnatic.
2020-04-30 12:08
#37
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Sweden MelkerPolo
Ngl That’s me aswell, road to rio is the only thing to Watch atm
2020-04-29 22:42
#71
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Belgium huzaifaboi
LOL respect mens)))))
2020-04-30 00:29
nice
2020-04-29 22:24
1 reply
#62
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Peru Rhenie
nt
2020-04-29 23:46
Brollan ak-47 abuser wtf..
2020-04-29 22:25
5 replies
Nerf ak so shit players like brollan will stop abusing this easy weapon.
2020-04-29 22:26
1 reply
nerf brollan
2020-04-30 06:13
they need to nerf aka asap or the navi fanboys are gonna say its overpowered with brollan just like the krieg :D
2020-04-29 22:32
1 reply
#50
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Canada Dash_
+1 lmao
2020-04-29 23:14
Valve needs to remove all weapons because Brollan keep abusing them, this kid cant even get a kill if he didnt have weapon. If Valve removes all weapons Brollan will be exposed as noob who relies on weapons, trash like that dont belong to csgo.
2020-04-30 14:03
#4
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Sweden Emmanu3liY
BROLLAN BIG SEX
2020-04-29 22:25
3 replies
Nex is full of sex
2020-04-30 09:06
Wtfss mennens brollan underage u PEDO??!! :()
2020-04-30 10:11
1 reply
+1
2020-04-30 12:43
bravo héretics
2020-04-29 22:25
#7
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United States GameZ_iwnl
Heretics couldve 2-0d fnatic. Welcome to online CS again bois. This is why I miss the old EPL :( so many upsets
2020-04-29 22:26
5 replies
#18
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North America 007DBR9
most of the newer players on heretics probably wouldn't have handled lan jitters well
2020-04-29 22:32
2 replies
#46
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United States GameZ_iwnl
#45 This shouldn't be online since it's for a Major, but if it was any other event I probably would love these matches
2020-04-29 23:01
1 reply
#47
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North America 007DBR9
+1
2020-04-29 23:02
thank god fnatic won then i totally agree
2020-04-29 22:37
1 reply
#45
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United States GameZ_iwnl
If this wasnt for the Major, I would love these events. I like seeing T3 teams play against T1 teams online, its exciting. That's why i lived the old EPL format, but theres too much on the line for this to be online.
2020-04-29 23:00
#8
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Europe skrekc
KRIMZ GOD
2020-04-29 22:26
3 replies
#10
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Sweden ADAMAS_
THE_RECORDBREAKER
2020-04-29 22:27
2 replies
#80
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Canada cLutcheR7
Thanks for the game ADAMAS
2020-04-30 08:11
1 reply
#102
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Sweden ADAMAS_
LOL BRO, wtf
2020-04-30 17:52
RIP Funny part is that heretics will probbably still do better than fnatic in the group
2020-04-29 22:28
10 replies
cry is free
2020-04-29 22:32
6 replies
Fnatic: 2-2 Heretics: 3-1 (toughest opponent already played) Good luck to fnatic for getting into top 4 in the group,they will need it
2020-04-29 22:34
5 replies
they.... already are top 4 in group?
2020-04-29 22:36
2 replies
I meant after all the matches are played
2020-04-29 22:37
1 reply
I think vs Astralis will be harder match for them than vs fnatic even tho I am fnatic flair
2020-04-29 23:02
good luck on your team acheiving nr1 in the world status :D
2020-04-29 22:39
You still gotta play against number 1 in the group, astralis and vitality Out of them all there's a chance for upset, but why so cocky when you could easily go 3-4.
2020-04-29 23:26
Yes... I'm pretty sure they will destroy Astralis and Vitality... Lmao
2020-04-29 22:35
2 replies
#33
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France FanchD
They have a decent chance against Vitality tbh
2020-04-29 22:39
destroy astralis??
2020-04-29 22:40
Brollan and Ropz... Those two... Wondering if we ever have a chance to see them playing together. Amazing stats and impact.
2020-04-29 22:30
2 replies
I doubt fnatic will let brollan go and I doubt ropz is gonna learn swedish. Then again if the old guys in fnatic ever retire, there's hope for an international fnatic with some great players. The org is no stranger to international players considering they've owned the best western LoL team like 3 times in 3 different occasions. With that being said, I still doubt Ropz and Brollan will ever play together, in fact, I don't think Brollan will ever leave the swedish scene.
2020-04-29 23:28
1 reply
I believe you. And you are probably right. Nevertheless, it's a personal wish. I would really like to have the chance of seeing these 2 kids playing together...
2020-04-30 02:41
This kid brullan so bad without krieg he should retire.
2020-04-29 22:30
10 replies
Yes... Brollan really bad... 79 - 52/+27 93.7 1.42 Bad Indeed. Now go get your meds...
2020-04-29 22:32
5 replies
#23
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North America 007DBR9
you just fell for ez bait men
2020-04-29 22:33
3 replies
he does not understand sarcasm for sure
2020-04-29 22:35
2 replies
This guy fell for 0/8 level bait lmao
2020-04-29 23:03
1 reply
It's not even a bait, it's just plain sarcasm. He's not trying to get people mad he's just joking, I don't understand.
2020-04-29 23:29
This was an amazing experience....aka as, the "double-bait"... Thanks to all the participants, to Kucuser in particular :P PS: Honestly thinking that having the #14 & #15 comments would ruin it... Not at all... xd
2020-04-30 14:53
#21
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North America 007DBR9
+1 only 1.4 rating SMH
2020-04-29 22:32
2 replies
Honestly trash, they should get Scream or somebody.
2020-04-29 22:52
1 reply
Pasha
2020-04-30 00:02
hes so bad and dragging the team down bench this guy and bring back xist
2020-04-30 08:05
lucky
2020-04-29 22:32
and tomorrow its astralis who will end the streak of NIP
2020-04-29 22:32
1 reply
#24
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North America 007DBR9
flukes be gone
2020-04-29 22:33
broLAN
2020-04-29 22:37
serial killer killed by top1 spot
2020-04-29 22:38
#35
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Poland Kazk
Lucky as always
2020-04-29 22:40
fnatic is INSANE
2020-04-29 22:51
6 replies
im not saying they are not top1, but they barely won against top 30...
2020-04-29 23:16
5 replies
Ez top1, heretics are clearly top10
2020-04-30 08:01
4 replies
How is that? They won a couple matches against some weak teams
2020-04-30 09:46
3 replies
Look at the ranking, I would instant put them at top8 from current form, perhaps even top5 depending on how they preform vs the other top5 teams.
2020-04-30 17:42
2 replies
What do you mean under “current form”? I repeat, they won a couple matches against weak teams
2020-04-30 19:11
1 reply
Look fantastic!
2020-04-30 19:29
The true #1 right here
2020-04-29 22:53
Brollan without sg
2020-04-29 22:58
DIG > Fnatic > Heretics > DIG
2020-04-29 23:16
#53
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Poland SebL
I don't understand how Heretics have 3-1 record, but for me they are playing really bad, and fnatic are solid TOP 1. The fluke win from ENCE and Dignitas doesn't matter.
2020-04-29 23:23
7 replies
OG is not there cause of them but yes dosen t matter they are tier 3 like ence
2020-04-29 23:46
6 replies
yes and gonna qualify for major pog
2020-04-29 23:48
2 replies
id love to see kio at another major but theres two more qualifiers at least.....littraly since its online copenagen could make the major adn g2 could miss out for exmaple
2020-04-30 08:07
1 reply
Yes true but still gonna qualify ((:
2020-04-30 10:07
#72
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Poland SebL
OG just needs more time and they gonna be great.
2020-04-30 00:53
2 replies
they are already really good i think but mabe lack firepower? not sure
2020-04-30 10:09
1 reply
#91
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Poland SebL
Maybe, but I would give it a try without changes.
2020-04-30 11:42
#58
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Hungary Shiron212
Expected tbh But still, well played from Heretics
2020-04-29 23:30
kio so bad
2020-04-29 23:35
Brollan online god
2020-04-29 23:43
very good match
2020-04-29 23:48
How come all fnatic haters are quiet now?
2020-04-29 23:53
3 replies
#82
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India l3thality
how come all "krieglan" haters are quiet now?
2020-04-30 08:51
2 replies
2020-04-30 17:03
1 reply
#100
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India l3thality
lul "he wouldnt have any impact after krieg nerf" they said
2020-04-30 17:16
#68
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Sweden Goudi
lol nip is 3-0 like WTF? XD
2020-04-30 00:14
1 reply
#69
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United States RAK47
Only number 1 team can do i
2020-04-30 00:16
Gg
2020-04-30 00:20
jw is such good player, all this time
2020-04-30 01:46
#81
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Canada cLutcheR7
ez
2020-04-30 08:12
Gg
2020-04-30 08:52
#86
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Japan chanse
kio is the problem
2020-04-30 09:58
"Nerf the sig553" they said, "Brollan will suck" they said... Ok then.
2020-04-30 16:33
BABY SCREAM Pog
2020-04-30 19:16
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