Vitality knock Heroic out of DreamHack Masters Spring - Europe

Vitality reverse swept Heroic to progress in the DreamHack Masters Spring - Europe lower bracket.

Vitality entered the matchup versus Heroic brimming with confidence after a successful campaign at BLAST Premier Spring Europe Showdown on Sunday. The Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire-led squad were able to build on their positive DreamHack Masters Spring Group C performance as well as their BLAST showing to take down the Danish opposition in three maps to set up a lower bracket match against the winner between Astralis and NiP in the next round.

The series commenced on Mirage, the map pick of Heroic, where Vitality kicked off proceedings with a CT pistol victory and the subsequent round for a 2-0 start. Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller’s men responded immediately as they got guns in hand, but the Frenchmen replied in kind.

However, the back and forth between the two teams soon dissipated as a trio of frags at 6-4 from René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen helped Heroic continue to stack rounds on their T side and take complete control all the way through to the halftime break, with a Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund quadruple kill concluding the Danes’ offence for an 11-4 lead.

RpK led the charge on Dust2 to level the series

Vitality turned it up a gear at the half switch, brute-forcing their way through the defensive setups of Heroic and swiftly narrowing the score difference to 9-11, with Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier’s multi-kills proving crucial. With the French side breathing down the necks of the Danish squad, Heroic set to work on the CT side, tightening up their system to edge towards a map win. Briefly after, Mirage reached its end as cadiaN and co. strung together the required rounds for a 16-10 scoreline, with stavn closing out the last round to post a 1.73 rating.

A crisp Glock triple kill at the hands of Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut put Vitality on the path to an early 3-0 advantage on the offensive side of Dust2, but Heroic promptly levelled the score once rifles came out. Six of the following seven rounds went overwhelmingly in favour of the Frenchmen, which included a trademark Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon 1v3 clutch. An unorthodox triple AWP setup secured Heroic the final three rounds of the half to leave them chasing a 6-9 deficit at the midway point.

Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy displayed his skilful pistol ability with a quad kill to kick off the defence, shortly followed up by a triple Scout kill from ZywOo. Three rounds were all Heroic could muster on the offence across the half as the deadly duo of RpK and ZywOo continued to shut down the Danes repeatedly, briskly wrapping up Dust2, 16-9, and forcing a decider.

Vitality will battle against Astralis or NiP in the next round

Heroic’s T side struggles persisted on Vertigo as apEX spearheaded a stellar defence for Vitality with consistent opening kills. Three sporadic rounds early in the first half were the only positive takeaways for the Danes, with the French squad dominantly locking down a seven-round streak at the end of the half for a commanding 12-3 lead.

Johannes "⁠b0RUP⁠" Borup came alive with two outstanding rounds to breathe life into his team’s comeback effort as Heroic switched to defending the two bombsites. However, Vitality’s extensive lead proved to be insurmountable with three consecutive rounds from the Frenchmen concluding the map at 16-6 to eliminate Heroic from DreamHack Masters Spring - Europe.

 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 51 - 51 0 80.4 1.13
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 49 - 52 -3 75.4 1.07
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 41 - 46 -5 66.5 0.96
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 43 - 55 -12 59.7 0.84
Denmark René 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS 41 - 53 -12 60.0 0.84
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 64 - 41 +23 85.3 1.37
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 57 - 47 +10 88.3 1.26
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 48 - 44 +4 71.0 1.11
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 48 - 51 -3 80.1 0.94
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabiermisutaaa 39 - 43 -4 52.6 0.86
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1463
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1159
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1785
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1750
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
gg so ez!
2020-06-09 00:33
9 replies
Zywho so noob, literally worst top 1 hltv ever
2020-06-09 00:36
8 replies
#10
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United Kingdom AulrenT
Flag does not check out
2020-06-09 00:38
7 replies
Heroic not the best atm but Stavn is great player
2020-06-09 00:44
4 replies
true even with Fragsters he was already insane
2020-06-09 00:52
#19
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Sweden quacke
Imo everyone on Heroic is a high level player. Just get their stuff sorted out and they can be a serious competitor.
2020-06-09 01:21
2 replies
except cadian
2020-06-09 01:50
1 reply
Lmao
2020-06-09 01:54
Also nice flag and flair
2020-06-09 00:45
1 reply
#31
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United Kingdom AulrenT
Ty, you too
2020-06-09 08:50
go zywoo
2020-06-09 00:33
rpk le tank is here BOYS
2020-06-09 00:33
2 replies
LE TUNK!
2020-06-09 04:34
Le french beast
2020-06-09 08:12
Good job Vitality ! Get some well deserved rest tomorow
2020-06-09 00:34
2020-06-09 00:34
#6
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Europe Velurom
ZywOo #1
2020-06-09 00:35
#7
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United States Amerika!
SHOXIEJESUS
2020-06-09 00:35
ZywOo so good. Except for sAw game which on using top 50 filter goes away ZywOo has 1.30 or more rating in past 10 matches(including bo3 and bo1). Among those 21 maps only one below 1 rating map.
2020-06-09 00:42
Gg Expected
2020-06-09 00:42
zywoo 1 x 9
2020-06-09 01:03
BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
2020-06-09 01:11
GJ VITALITY
2020-06-09 01:14
I think it's zywoo won
2020-06-09 01:49
They started playing interestingly well :D I hope it continues
2020-06-09 02:16
#25
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Denmark ChirosK
Heroic is gonna be a bubble top 20 team forever.. Not really enough potential to be taken seriously.
2020-06-09 05:27
ZYWOOTOP1 2020 EZAF
2020-06-09 06:23
Good match !
2020-06-09 07:57
ZyWho < S1MPLE
2020-06-09 10:12
#33
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Poland SebL
Vitality can be solid at this TOP 6-10 level, but if they want to enter TOP 5 they can't do it with this roster. Heroic is great, just need more time.
2020-06-09 11:01
nice
2020-06-09 14:10
#36
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Poland Cryzilian
nice
2020-06-10 16:13
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