Heroic through to DreamHack Open Summer Europe final

The Danes battled back after being decimated on the first map and won the series in a tight Overpass battle.

Heroic have booked a spot in the grand final of DreamHack Open Summer's European division after seeing off Complexity in a three-map affair. The Danish side stuttered at first as they lost their own map pick in a one-sided game but then moved into high gear, completing the reverse sweep on Overpass after surviving three match points.

Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller's troops, who will face the winner of the match between BIG and OG in Sunday's grand final, got off on the wrong foot in the series as they were overrun on Vertigo. They went into the break down 4-11 and could not post a single round on the defense as Complexity ran riot, led by Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke, who had an impressive ace in the first half.

niko topped the scoreboard in Heroic's map wins

Heroic looked a much stronger side on Mirage, where they had the upper hand for the vast majority of the game. The Danes lost both pistol rounds but replied immediately on both occasions thanks to stunning Desert Eagle actions by Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund and Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen, and easily held back a Complexity side that looked short of firepower despite a strong individual performance from Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer, who boasted a 1.43 rating and a game-high 23 frags.

The Danish team came out strongly on Overpass, racing to a 4-1 lead after yet another successful round-two break. They went into half-time ahead 8-7, but they had to be kicking themselves after a massive blunder in a 4v1 situation against blameF that gifted Complexity a way back into the game midway through the half.

Complexity took the game by the throat early in the second half and chained seven rounds together to bring the scoreline to 14-10. The game looked like it was drifting to a conclusion, but Heroic kept their wits about them and pushed for overtime, in which they would strike four times without response.

Matchpage
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15th August 2020
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Vertigo
4
7
Mirage
16
15
Overpass
19
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' BremerblameF 58 - 41 +17 85.3 1.26
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 53 - 54 -1 85.0 1.06
United States Owen 'oBo' SchlatteroBo 50 - 48 +2 73.9 1.01
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 51 - 49 +2 66.1 0.99
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilevpoizon 47 - 48 -1 59.9 0.95
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 58 - 47 +11 79.0 1.22
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 49 - 51 -2 69.6 1.01
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 49 - 54 -5 69.6 0.98
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 42 - 53 -11 57.0 0.93
Denmark René 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS 42 - 56 -14 70.4 0.88

Heroic will be looking to build on this victory later on Saturday as they will face OG at 20:00 for a spot in IEM New York's European division. Next week, the team will be competing in ESL One Cologne, taking on the new FaZe lineup in their first match in the $325,000 tournament.

Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
812
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1245
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1163
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
529
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
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What a choke from complexity... BIG will destroy heroic in the final
2020-08-15 16:41
#3
OK | 
Peru Rhenie
ok
2020-08-15 16:41
first they need to "destroy" OG
2020-08-15 17:32
okay
2020-08-15 19:55
#33
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India markOreo
Done
2020-08-15 21:51
heroic was choking but col choked harder xd
2020-08-15 18:19
big 2-1 ez
2020-08-15 20:03
Complexity just need more Danes :D
2020-08-16 11:41
#4
OK | 
Peru Rhenie
2nd
2020-08-15 16:42
Amazing choke from teses😎 #colnation #gocol
2020-08-15 16:42
JUGGERNAUGHT HAHAHAHAHHA BIG will thrash Astralis v2 in final, easy
2020-08-15 16:42
OG will destroy Heroic in the final
2020-08-15 16:42
ez
2020-08-15 16:43
was close but not enough complexshity maybe next time but today u r a losers
2020-08-15 16:45
-obo + dycha
2020-08-15 16:52
#12
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Poland mlodzier
Xdddd pls dont compare them, dycha is good for tier2 at max while oBo is literally the biggest prodigy of NA
2020-08-15 16:53
+1
2020-08-15 17:29
#11
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Poland mlodzier
niko the best comeback player 2020?
2020-08-15 16:52
the real niko
2020-08-15 16:54
niko was always really good, he was just underrated due to the fact that no one looked at him like a "star player" even tho he was and still is a very solid player
2020-08-15 16:58
coL bettors right now: youtu.be/RM88KhLw0oA Heroic bettors right now: youtu.be/UpjYTwNjWc8
2020-08-15 16:54
XD
2020-08-15 17:30
build a new team around blameF Or let him join a good team pls
2020-08-15 16:56
#22
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Slovakia Daev0n
-NiKo +blameF
2020-08-15 17:50
wym coL litteraly a good team as it is
2020-08-15 20:37
#16
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Bulgaria mythr0x
N1
2020-08-15 16:57
GOD HUNDEN AS COACH EZ
2020-08-15 17:12
+1
2020-08-15 18:20
+1 ez win for GODHUNDEN
2020-08-16 05:26
the throw from coL omg
2020-08-15 17:56
Original niko here
2020-08-15 18:23
#27
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Poland SebL
I'm surprised by Heroic that they actually look pretty good.
2020-08-15 18:40
#28
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Philippines J4DEM
No one knows how Col whiff that 15 - 12 lead. For sure, they should have know better.
2020-08-15 18:43
Heroic awesome
2020-08-15 18:58
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