Heroic move past Endpoint in BLAST Premier Showdown

The Danes were made to work hard to beat a stubborn and confident opponent who looked determined to cause an upset.

Heroic have clinched a spot in the quarter-final stage of the BLAST Premier Showdown following a hard-fought win against Endpoint. With wind in their sails following their first-ever qualification for the ESL Pro League, the British team came out swinging and took the lead in the series with a resolute defensive performance on Train.

The Danes responded on Overpass — a map they dominated from start to finish — to level up the series before heading to Inferno. They almost let the decider map slip through their fingers, but in the end, their experience, as well as Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller's AWPing prowess, made the difference.

Heroic, who will go on to face mousesports, looked surprising off-colour at times but still were deserved winners in this keenly-contested series. However, credit has to be given to Endpoint, who were fired up with a tremendous will, even though they were coming off four official maps.

cadiaN put in a series-high 1.38 rating as Heroic came from behind

The Danish team made a lively start to the game on Train and raced to a 7-1 lead on the CT side. Endpoint, whose sole round victory up until that point had come on a force-buy, slowly grew in stature and dominated proceedings in the final stages of the half to reduce the deficit to five rounds before the break, with Max "⁠MiGHTYMAX⁠" Heath raising eyebrows with a 1v3 clutch in the 14th round.

Heroic halted that momentum after switching to the T side with a clean pistol round, only to be caught off-guard once again in the following round as Kia "⁠Surreal⁠" Man picked up a trio of Desert Eagle kills. It was a key moment in the game as Endpoint took immediate control of the game, shutting out the Heroic offense in style and winning every clutch situation, including another 1v3 by MiGHTYMAX, from there on out to secure the map.

Overpass followed the same pattern as Train, with Heroic taking the game to their opponents, who appeared dazed during the early stages. Endpoint tightened up and gradually found their stride, but they could only muster five rounds in the half.

cadiaN lit up the server in the second pistol round as he won a 1v2 clutch in a round that seemed to be under control by Endpoint. After going down 5-14, the British team woke up from their slumber and put some rounds together, but a comeback proved beyond them as Heroic quickly wrapped things up.

Inferno began with Endpoint taking a 3-0 lead off the back of a flawless pistol round, but they fizzled out as the game went on. Heroic went into the break up 9-6, and indeed the scoreline could have been heavier as cadiaN's side lost a 2v1 situation to Robin "⁠robiin⁠" Sjögren and also an anti-eco round.

Endpoint came out of the break looking revitalised and took the lead after winning the initial four rounds of the half. Nerves started to kick in for both teams, with Heroic winning an eco round but then letting Surreal get an ace when he was in a 2v5 situation. But after that blunder, the Danes put their foot down and held back their opponents for the rest of the game.

Matchpage
2
1
26th November 2020
11
Train
16
16
Overpass
8
16
Inferno
12
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 72 - 43 +29 89.2 1.38
Denmark René 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS 56 - 52 +4 76.4 1.13
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 53 - 55 -2 83.4 1.09
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 53 - 53 0 77.5 1.05
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 49 - 55 -6 65.8 0.98
 Endpoint K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United Kingdom Max 'MiGHTYMAX' HeathMiGHTYMAX 57 - 62 -5 74.1 1.00
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' ManSurreal 51 - 57 -6 73.9 0.99
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' ShushanflameZ 49 - 59 -10 80.2 0.96
Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögrenrobiin 53 - 55 -2 72.5 0.95
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' SteuselCRUC1AL 47 - 54 -7 66.2 0.95
Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1271
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.18
United Kingdom Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
784
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' Man
Kia 'Surreal' Man
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1128
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
nt Endpoint
2020-11-27 00:21
2 replies
mightymax lifegame and still lost
2020-11-27 00:26
1 reply
hes a part time office clerk, please respect
2020-11-27 00:29
cadian top 20
2020-11-27 00:23
2 replies
#17
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Indonesia lumayan
NiKo = budget niko
2020-11-27 01:15
#38
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Spain N0Love
The fuck has happened to him in 2020 he's a beast now
2020-11-27 16:14
#4
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Argentina Lukem_Fan
ggwp endpoint
2020-11-27 00:23
#5
mika | 
Germany ArcadeX
nt endboint, well played, looking forward to more games
2020-11-27 00:25
#8
jks | 
Austria Cheesle2
The clutches by endpoint on train were insane
2020-11-27 00:30
Endpoint looking dangerous after this!
2020-11-27 00:35
endpoint hit their breakingpoint
2020-11-27 00:36
Of course they move on, top 2 vs 33 not winning???? Imagine ATP, Rafael Nadal not winning against Lorenzo Sonego??? Why even post this thread age|el|tee|vee?
2020-11-27 00:48
#12
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Finland Khroni
Genuinely not a bad show for EP
2020-11-27 00:48
One of the best games I've seen this year.
2020-11-27 00:51
1 reply
#36
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United Kingdom JupiterACE
Inferno was so exciting.
2020-11-27 12:40
surprised even endpoint took a map looked a bit shaky against sprout earlier
2020-11-27 01:08
Jacob "ENDPOINT won't reach double digits across two maps" Winneche
2020-11-27 01:08
1 reply
yikes
2020-11-27 02:02
#16
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Poland SebL
Heroic is showing some potential, with small changes they could be the best team in the world still I think. Endpoint is great, TOP 30 team for me.
2020-11-27 01:12
Considering Endpoint played 4 maps before this and were most likely exhausted, this was an insane performance from them, hopefully a lot more to come
2020-11-27 01:17
1 reply
#30
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Serbia CoVRa
+1
2020-11-27 08:19
Great try by endpoint
2020-11-27 01:30
2 replies
#25
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United States Gonginator
They surprised me to be honest. They're a bit inconsistent in my opinion, but when they have their good days, they damn well mean it. I really hope to see them continually improve because they have potential.
2020-11-27 03:35
1 reply
I agree 100% I’m a fan of endpoint they just need some consistency
2020-11-27 19:38
#20
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Finland 0lter
king cadian
2020-11-27 01:47
#21
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United States B_A_
Heroic played like shit and still wins
2020-11-27 01:53
4 replies
Talking about a match you didn't watch is something I will never understand
2020-11-27 02:32
3 replies
? They really played like shit
2020-11-27 09:10
2 replies
Both teams played pretty damn well
2020-11-27 09:11
1 reply
Lmao new age cs is a joke. If you think that was a good showing then you must've only started watching cs in the online era.
2020-11-27 15:17
expected but against who?
2020-11-27 02:21
#26
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Philippines B3nk4i
thought endpoint were gonna get 2-0d, but hey they played well considering they were playing heroic
2020-11-27 05:52
Great try by endpoint
2020-11-27 06:26
#28
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Europe cNap__
Heroic is the onliners, not something else.
2020-11-27 06:27
GG WP both teams
2020-11-27 07:47
#34
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Hungary saxxo
It is really not a shameful performance from Endpoint, GG for them
2020-11-27 09:49
#40
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Brazil hugoooo
The only think I still think EVERY SINGLE TIME I see a cadiaN pic... is that he lost the 1v1 bo3 vs Juliano. No matter how good he is now.
2020-11-27 20:38
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