Heroic overrun BIG to reach ESL Pro League S12 upper-bracket final

The Danish side confirmed their strong form, dismantling BIG after an impressive showing against Astralis in the previous round of the event.

Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz's squad was outmatched in the upper-bracket semi-final of ESL Pro League Season 12, securing just 10 rounds in a 2-0 defeat to Heroic.

Just like in the match against Astralis on Wednesday, the young Danes of Heroic were firing on all cylinders, keeping BIG at bay throughout the match. "We've been changing the roles so it is much better for everyone", Johannes "⁠b0RUP⁠" Borup explained in the post-match interview on ESL's stream, "TeSeS and niko make everyone click perfectly".

In the end, it was Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen that shined with a 30K-14D score on Inferno, while Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch was the only one to finish the series with an above-average rating for his side, 1.11.

Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller's team will be facing Natus Vincere in the upper-bracket final of ESL Pro League Season 12 - Europe on Friday at 21:00 , while BIG fall to the lower bracket where they will face mousesports.

niko stood out in Heroic's stomp with a 1.63 rating

Vertigo kicked off with Heroic claiming a 3-0 T-side lead before Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne secured a triple to put his side on the board. Unfortunately for the Germans, that was all she wrote for their defensive side, as Heroic instantly replied and started adding to their tally.

The Danes didn't look troubled before round 12, but b0RUP bailed them out with a hat trick of frags and they finished the half 14-1 up. After locking down the ramp push from BIG in the second half pistol, Heroic brought map one to a early conclusion, 16-2.

Heroic's momentum continued on Inferno, where they powered on to an 8-0 lead as cadiaN posted an 11K-1D scoreline. BIG salvaged the half at the end, winning five out of the last seven rounds, and tiziaN topped the scoreboard with 13 kills and 5 multikill rounds.

tiziaN was the hero of the second half pistol as well, grabbing an early double kill to hinder the B-split, giving his side a lifeline. BIG edged the score to 13-8, but then lost a 5v2 situation to niko and cadiaN, which ended their hopes of a comeback. The Daniush side remained composed, and as niko reached 30 frags, ended the map 16-8.

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 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 31 - 32 -1 88.2 1.11
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 22 - 35 -13 63.5 0.76
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 22 - 32 -10 55.2 0.67
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 19 - 40 -21 59.9 0.57
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 17 - 37 -20 45.3 0.55
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 46 - 20 +26 95.4 1.63
Denmark René 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS 32 - 19 +13 90.2 1.56
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 38 - 19 +19 85.3 1.48
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 35 - 28 +7 90.1 1.36
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 23 - 29 -6 65.0 1.05
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1546
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1363
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1029
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1126
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1206
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
860
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
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GG WP! #GoBIG
2020-10-01 23:07
Ofc disgusting cheater team wins...
2020-10-01 23:11
Wait, are you sure that we want to use mine? I consider in these quarantine conditions(using only one character), so Riria's work would be the right choice
2020-10-01 23:14
Wat
2020-10-01 23:15
Check pm on steam
2020-10-01 23:18
Who tf are you
2020-10-02 09:27
have you gotten the pm? send it to me on hltv pls
2020-10-02 11:22
mens(((
2020-10-02 13:18
#22
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United States ShawnM
how much? onlinetares strikes again
2020-10-01 23:17
A german talking about cheating teams? thats weird
2020-10-02 00:07
Schnauze imagine being proud of ur team cheating
2020-10-02 09:29
Check how many danish coaches got banned and talk again
2020-10-02 11:12
How many j*rmens exist in the scene buddy ?
2020-10-02 18:21
#64
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Denmark Notallama
Ironic coming from BUG fan
2020-10-02 05:06
lmao cry zeocuck 🤣🤣🤣🖕🖕🖕🖕
2020-10-02 18:17
schnauze
2020-10-02 18:23
r🤣fl
2020-10-02 18:36
#18
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Germany Bier
GGWP Heroic. You guys definitely deserved this win! #goBIG
2020-10-01 23:14
+1 Its sad, but the were the better team
2020-10-02 08:46
#122
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Germany bVicious
+1
2020-10-02 15:55
xantares so bad omg
2020-10-01 23:23
YOU TRY GET MORE STATS AGAINST HEROIC WHILE YOU LOSE 2 - 16
2020-10-02 07:05
xantares so bad lul
2020-10-02 08:00
pog
2020-10-02 02:34
+1 GG to heroic. They had a great game yesterday
2020-10-02 08:46
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
ez4heroic
2020-10-01 23:07
GGS Heroic looking strong, BIG might come back stronger tho
2020-10-01 23:08
#4
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Hungary szia
GG WP! #GoBIG
2020-10-01 23:08
#5
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Serbia LtN))
ez for NaVi
2020-10-01 23:08
#6
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Brazil Elakk
Onlinetares -20 lmao
2020-10-01 23:08
gg
2020-10-01 23:08
german cs biggest joke 2020
2020-10-01 23:09
#12
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World breezy0
astralis didn't really look much better lol
2020-10-01 23:09
jermany 0 majors denmark 4 ))
2020-10-02 00:00
#41
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World breezy0
so what ))
2020-10-02 00:10
Yes ))
2020-10-02 08:10
I thinks thats kinda plausible according to how denmarks goverment is supporting esports and germanys doesnt.
2020-10-02 00:16
Danke ))
2020-10-02 08:09
denmark: - HUNDEN cam - smokebug XDDDDDD
2020-10-02 00:43
#63
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Denmark pdxm
Jerman: Onliners but still shit LOLLLLL
2020-10-02 03:53
#66
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Europe Theivze
Germany: crouch jump bug
2020-10-02 05:51
Nt 100 alts Jermany
2020-10-02 08:09
Cpl mill is good map. But the comment is irrelevant as heroic 0 major too so is BIG
2020-10-02 08:21
Yeah man it certainly is. He talked about Astralis and that they didnt look much better which is true but atleast they have 4 majors )) Jermany is only good with cars and engineering ))
2020-10-02 10:21
Jermany is good with everything, doesn't need some ego push from useless nerd shit like some stupid video games))
2020-10-02 10:58
Ofc jermany is good with everything my jerman friend ))
2020-10-02 11:52
Im am an astralis fan but he said "german cs" so ypu gotta compare danish cs and one of them rape* a german team and one of them are in LB
2020-10-02 13:43
XANTARES knows he will have job in 2021
2020-10-01 23:09
hahhha
2020-10-02 00:42
Thought Xantares was supposed to be an Onliner LUL
2020-10-01 23:09
rekt
2020-10-01 23:10
so ez for best danish team astra- oh wait nvm
2020-10-01 23:11
#16
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Germany BIG2020
FeelsBadMan but Grand Finals from Upper Bracket are boring anyways. #GoBIG
2020-10-01 23:12
#105
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Europe AlL1n
One sided affair by navi? You got more chance to go thru by loosing?
2020-10-02 13:04
#113
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Germany BIG2020
nah its about the 1 map advantage from upper bracket. i dont like it. i mean sure, you deserve to get an advantage from going through uppers.. but 1 map in a bo5 makes it kind of boring imho. Should get like 1 more side pick or smth like that.
2020-10-02 13:36
#114
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Europe AlL1n
Well I can't say this system is good but upper bracket is way harder normally.
2020-10-02 13:42
#116
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Germany BIG2020
thats true. but you have to keep in mind that when you make it to final through lower bracket you usually played like 2 matches more.. Dont know what would be the best solution for this. But a map advantage makes the final more boring then the upper bracket semi/final. I think one more pick/ban for first map or side choice would be better then 1 map adv. Just from a viewers perspective.
2020-10-02 13:46
Yeah from a viewers perspective its true But the TOs gotta do whats best for the esport and teams, i mean if it is so bad players and casters would have already been whining about it on twitter Especially fallen
2020-10-02 13:48
#120
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Germany BIG2020
yeah its true. hard to balance viewer experience and integrity of the competition.
2020-10-02 14:00
1 map pick isnt an equal advantage which the lb team gets for losing a math even gting 0 2 ed Lets say its a single elm, even if you lose 1 2 you're done but in double elm you can throw both the maps 0 32 in any match and still play in finals from lb ,so its unfair to give the ub team just a map pick against a team who gets another shot at the trophy
2020-10-02 13:47
#119
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Germany BIG2020
yeah you are right with this. i mean its tough, because what would stop you to take the "easier" route through lb if ub wouldnt have a clear advantage. sucks for viewers but keeps the integrity, so thats fine.
2020-10-02 13:59
yeah also there is a big chance that astralis either face navi or heroic in finals with 0-1 score so they obviously lose and it would cause more shittalk cause if heroic beat its twice in a row and thus dethroning astralis as the best danish team If navi beats astralis, its the fourth time this year
2020-10-02 14:17
ok
2020-10-01 23:12
ez for Nikolinho
2020-10-01 23:16
#24
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Pakistan LoOuU2
niko > NiKo
2020-10-01 23:19
Why play well if he have +1 year receiving 40k month
2020-10-01 23:21
40k? max 5k
2020-10-01 23:30
Big clan 40k month
2020-10-02 02:25
lol no
2020-10-02 02:53
XANTARES SO BAD KKKKKK
2020-10-01 23:22
Denmark cs > germany cs
2020-10-01 23:23
ez new contract ez life
2020-10-01 23:34
Kick xantares 17/37 even by baiting
2020-10-01 23:37
beat them harder than they beat astralis tf
2020-10-01 23:42
#34
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Ukraine FGVM
Nice, but can you bring back your old logo please? The one you used back when Gla1ve was in the team? It was miles better than this joke. the current logo looks like a clipart :-/
2020-10-01 23:48
This one pretty good imo
2020-10-01 23:58
+1 This one also underlines the roster name, kinda imitating superheroes’ logos. Like the idea
2020-10-02 02:50
#72
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Ukraine FGVM
idk mens, it seems too generic to me, but I guess it does have a following apparently
2020-10-02 07:11
ez for scandinavia ))
2020-10-01 23:59
#38
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Brazil Karlogaria
BIGgest joke ever
2020-10-02 00:06
Ez for Denmark
2020-10-02 00:07
Whats up with Heroic? How did they rise like that out of nowhere? I don't follow the EU scene very closely but it's so weird
2020-10-02 00:12
Hunden cam
2020-10-02 00:38
They picked up Teses and Niko like late April. Ofc they need time to play with each other so like first 1-2 months they didnt do well, but not bad at all. Then from like July onwards, they been fucking everyone up
2020-10-02 02:51
I think its the pick-up of HUNDEN, he is one of the best IGLs every but was a horrible fragger, and I mean HORRIBLE. Now he doesnt need to play but his IGL abilities are still coming out
2020-10-02 03:35
I see... Well, good for them. Great. Denmark with awesome CS scene as usual
2020-10-02 05:50
#44
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Serbia DjapeZ
REKTED KKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-10-02 00:31
HUNDEN cam vs Legit team :[
2020-10-02 00:37
Flag and flair checks out
2020-10-02 03:34
waiting for new bugs to be announced to clear up how heroic are winning online
2020-10-02 00:54
#107
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Europe AlL1n
Like bug taht make vac secured servers Un secure and some cheats actually work so igl is wallhacking. And ofc rest of team had no clue?
2020-10-02 13:07
OMEGALUL
2020-10-02 01:25
Didn't think ESL allowed r*pe on their show.
2020-10-02 01:55
I thought astralis got fucked yesterday, what the hell happened here
2020-10-02 02:13
Cheater org cheats as expected
2020-10-02 02:59
flag and flair checks out
2020-10-02 03:33
Vica versa
2020-10-02 10:57
Not really...
2020-10-02 11:03
everything checks out
2020-10-02 10:52
Especially the truth
2020-10-02 10:57
german talking about cheats and bugs xD
2020-10-02 11:09
zero banned coaches. Swizz without scene talk about csgo lmao.
2020-10-02 11:53
#109
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Europe AlL1n
Who needs stupid bug if you can see thrue walls.
2020-10-02 13:09
ask starix
2020-10-02 13:13
Bot tiziaN
2020-10-02 03:33
Heroic cheaters cheater coach, nothing new or interesting about it.
2020-10-02 06:39
Wow, Heroic! Class
2020-10-02 06:42
No BUG no BIG
2020-10-02 07:02
Heroic going hard. Good to see that. Their teamwok and utility usage is on another level. Also the performance of every single player in that team is really good. Funny to see all of those people calling them cheaters instead of accepting the fact that they are just better right know. smh
2020-10-02 08:17
#81
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Sweden Kasidro
Yeah they play some solid counter-strike. They barely take a fight without utility or someone there to trade.
2020-10-02 08:43
#110
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Europe AlL1n
That's not true diden't watch big game but in astralis game that just out shoot every single 1v1 and 1v2 like how much more suspicious things can go like guys in mm with 80 percent hs.
2020-10-02 13:12
Heroic = BUG Team 2020
2020-10-02 08:20
Nt tizian
2020-10-02 10:21
#80
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Netherlands kibitz-
too ez for danish number 1 2020
2020-10-02 08:23
noobs Heroic)
2020-10-02 09:18
nt jeltsin
2020-10-02 10:51
0.55 lmao as entry fragger such a no*b
2020-10-02 11:31
couldnt remember most of the niko's kill honestly... but for real without meme or anything does someone remember other than heroic fans? :D
2020-10-02 11:35
what a Big lose
2020-10-02 12:17
Xantares can play fpl only against t2 players like rallen,rigon, m0nesy and stuff yet people consider him best rifler/aimer. Such a shame he doesen't have the right mind setup when really matters
2020-10-02 12:23
damn Hunden everything you touch turn into gold GOD HUNDEN
2020-10-02 12:42
LANTARES will be back these online matches doesnt matter
2020-10-02 13:07
Expected
2020-10-02 13:07
So ez for the danes!
2020-10-02 15:56
Heroic is actually looking pretty good, I'm surprised by them, with small changes maybe they could have even their own era at some point. BIG is still showing some potential, I think the core of tabseN, syrsoN and XANTARES can still make a world class team together. I think they are going to win this upper bracket final today.
2020-10-02 16:11
onlinetares not found
2020-10-02 16:22
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