Heroic, G2 handed early exits in IEM New York

The IEM New York 2020 Europe run of the #1 ranked team was ended early, while the French-Serbian lineup suffered a second consecutive tournament group stage exit.

Elimination games of IEM New York 2020 Europe saw both favorites suffer losses, as fnatic took down G2 in group A and BIG overcame Heroic in group B.

The winners will have one more chance to make playoffs, while Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller's and Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković's men will get a few more days to prepare for the upcoming European Regional Major Ranking event, DreamHack Open Fall, starting on October 15.

Heroic was handed a cold shower after reaching the #1 ranking on Monday

The wind was sucked out of Heroic's sails in IEM New York as, just days after claiming the first place in the world rankings, they fell in the tournament with two straight losses - to FaZe and BIG. The Danish team got to the top with impressive runs in DreamHack Open Summer (second-place finish), ESL One Cologne (first), and ESL Pro League S12 (third), but couldn't keep up the pace this week.

On the other hand, G2's second group stage exit in a row is a worrying sign for a team that reached the #1 spot in June. After earning just two wins from seven matches in ESL Pro League Season 12, Damien "⁠maLeK⁠" Marcel's team was eliminated after a 0-2 losses to fnatic and Complexity. Both matches followed a similar suit, 16-13 defeats on the opening maps (Inferno and Overpass), and overtime losses on Vertigo.

Heroic and G2 are set to compete in DreamHack Open Fall, but the future of the G2 lineup remains unceirtan after reports of the organization lining up a bid for FaZe star Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač.

Meanwhile, IEM New York 2020 Europe winner's matches will be played out on Thursday, with the losers of the series set to face fnatic and BIG for the final playoff spots on Friday.

France Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.16
DPR:
0.51
APR:
0.08
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1191
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1315
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
top 1 KEKW
2020-10-07 21:28
#2
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Belarus ChecksOut
Ez fnatic
2020-10-07 21:28
G2 NiKo inc add broky as well !!
2020-10-07 21:30
expected from2 fluke teams
2020-10-07 23:45
#15
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Paraguay imjustmau
Heroic should be banned for cheating and move to valorant
2020-10-07 21:30
banned: yes move to valorant: no why ? they will find a way to cheat in valorant as well
2020-10-07 21:54
be nice just because anybody can be rude...
2020-10-07 22:57
#31
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Germany Bier
Let's go BIG Let's go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
2020-10-07 21:50
rip
2020-10-07 21:28
#4
KQLY | 
Czech Republic Regon
LULW
2020-10-07 21:28
#6
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Germany I_car
0/8 cry is free
2020-10-07 21:28
fry is cree
2020-10-07 21:58
But is fry cree tho
2020-10-07 23:42
NT
2020-10-07 21:29
Heroic #1 KEKW
2020-10-07 21:28
Won Cologne, got coach banned after 24 hours. Got #1 HLTV and got knocked out of IEM NY after 24 hours. 😂😂😂
2020-10-07 21:30
Serves them right lmaooo
2020-10-07 21:56
shit'vi lost to North and big in their first 2 matches after getting 1# 😂😂😂
2020-10-07 21:59
even though BIG won - a bit lucky in my opinion. heroic is young and a really great team. maybe they were after the new hltv rankings a bit nervous :). anyway you cant complain denmark has really great teams. until hunden leaves mad lions, mad lions were also really promising :((
2020-10-07 22:56
yeah heroic and big are both looking very promising atm, they're the type of teams that can beat any1 when they're having a good run
2020-10-07 23:04
+1 Whereby BIG looked after the playerbreak a bit shaky. Heroic had definitly the better run, but your absolutly right both teams had a really huge development in 2020. And in my opinion it has nothing to do with "online" tournements. However Iam pretty confident that heroic will stay in the top 5.
2020-10-07 23:11
#77
acoR | 
North America z1ppem
the real nail in the coffin for mad lions was Bubzkji to Astralis, they need another star player for sure
2020-10-08 06:43
#1 curse This means, due to point decay + last place at New York, that ASTRALIS will be top1 on monday WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-10-07 21:30
congratulations I bet the hltv ranking is sticking a big juicy throbbing cock down your ass right now
2020-10-07 22:18
It is :D
2020-10-07 22:30
True, but at least astralis are back at where the betsites put them. I trust betsites a whole lot more than I trust HLTV rankings. They can't afford to fail.
2020-10-08 02:44
#78
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Europe AlL1n
Do I rly have to explain how bookmakers work in 2020? There is no analytics making up odds. You bet player vs player and bookmaker takes % out of total pool like 2 percent.
2020-10-08 07:01
Online rankings are inconsistent so it doesn't matter that much, Astralis top team anyway
2020-10-07 22:33
SAD!
2020-10-07 22:53
#12
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China HEIDASHUAi
Nice top1
2020-10-07 21:30
top1 kkkkkkkk
2020-10-07 21:30
Great match as always. GG WP Heroic! #GoBIG
2020-10-07 21:30
Karma is a b$$**
2020-10-07 21:31
#18
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Georgia Megobari
Number 1, omegalul
2020-10-07 21:34
Whoever @barbarrrrrrr is in twitch chat is literally crying his eyes out right now lmfao
2020-10-07 21:34
Typical HLTV ranking. They always try to slap #1 spot to a team that has some good results in a short-term. Then of course they crash and burn under expectation. Consistency is not rewarded enough.
2020-10-07 21:34
#22
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Pakistan LoOuU2
consistency is rewarded in HLTV ranking , its just that this whole Online era has messed up the whole shit.
2020-10-07 21:36
Yes it is. Vitality hasn't won anything and has been top 3-5 for quite along time
2020-10-07 21:47
They could have won if they didn't choke here twitch.tv/esl_csgo/clip/RespectfulCalmAn..
2020-10-07 21:34
#23
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Finland nazand3r
2020, era of fluke teams. BIG, Heroic, G2......
2020-10-07 21:36
#24
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Poland sosiad
true, top 1 in 2020 be like
2020-10-07 21:38
Lol +1
2020-10-07 21:57
BIG win vs HEROIC who was NUMBER 1 so now BIG is new NUMBER !
2020-10-07 21:40
#29
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Poland DG84
Germans be like
2020-10-07 21:46
#26
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Spain elskio
lul
2020-10-07 21:45
#1 OMEGALUL
2020-10-07 21:45
If you can't beat Fnatic, you don't desere to be in a top 5.
2020-10-07 21:55
#41
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Portugal Surya
Heroic most laughable Top 1 ever. G2 back to Tier 3
2020-10-07 22:08
#42
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Croatia Netkov
LUL
2020-10-07 22:09
2020-10-07 22:13
ASTRALIS BACK TO #1 AS WE ALL KNOW IS THE PLACE THEY BELONG IN 2020
2020-10-07 22:16
"best team in the world"
2020-10-07 22:20
Online CS = Clown fiesta CS it's been said over and over and over again... man I miss lans, they can't come back soon enough...
2020-10-07 22:59
lmaO
2020-10-07 23:22
Heroic is looking dead atm., I think changes are needed. G2 should either disband or build a new team around nexa and huNter- because this roster and overall the French core of this roster is done.
2020-10-07 23:32
Hunter nexa, niko broky
2020-10-07 23:48
If they pickup nice 5th then they can be a great team.
2020-10-08 16:15
#60
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Serbia LtN))
Classic Top1 curse NaVi Fnatic Astralis G2 BIG Now Heroic
2020-10-07 23:41
#79
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Germany sommares
astralis? when?
2020-10-08 08:57
#80
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Serbia LtN))
after 1st RtR when gla1ve and Xyp left
2020-10-08 09:14
#81
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Germany sommares
they lost a couple of matches but immediately came back to top, i wouldn't call it a classic top 1 course
2020-10-08 09:16
#82
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Serbia LtN))
okay
2020-10-08 09:17
heroic #1 2020 biggest omegalul, win 1 tournament = get number 1 example : big, heroic
2020-10-08 01:28
fluke
2020-10-08 06:38
#83
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India somecunt
Lol I had nexa Jack's cadian and stavn in fantasy teams :-)
2020-10-08 11:27
To be fair to Heroic their playstyle is just teamplay and confidence and then just trading eachother. Faze playstyle is their kryptonite even tho faze is shit right now. Big is similar.
2020-10-08 11:56
This is why heroic #1 is pure bullshit. If it were Astralis or Navi in their place, this wouldn't have hapenned.
2020-10-08 15:54
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