FURIA eliminate Heroic from IEM Global Challenge

The Danish team was handed a group stage exit following a marathon series.

A four-hour match between FURIA and Heroic went the way of the Brazilians, keeping them alive in the $500,000 tournament.

The match started on Mirage, where FURIA were in control for the majority of the map and managed to close it out, despite Heroic managing to make it look scary at the end. Nuke was next, where a similar pattern followed, but this time the Danes reached 15-15 and converted the map after three sets of overtime. However, it was all for naught as FURIA overrun them on Vertigo, 16-4, to take the win.

This result makes IEM Global Challenge the fourth consecutive event Heroic were unable to reach top-4 and could see them dip in the rankings before the end of the year. FURIA, on the other hand, will take on the loser of Liquid - Natus Vincere next in a match for a playoff spot.

HEN1 was a consistent force for FURIA in the elimination

Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's triple in the pistol set FURIA for a 3-0 start on the Terrorist side of Mirage, but things changed after rifles came into play. Heroic's double AWP setup proved to be the solution for the Brazilians' aggression, with seven out of the next eight rounds going their way (7-4). FURIA then switched to direct site hits and found success, finishing the half just one round behind.

With the second pistol going their way as well, FURIA got back into the lead early into their CT side. Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato led the way as his team reached a 14-9 advantage, but things weren't over yet. After a few close losses, Heroic finally managed to convert a round and break FURIA's money, coming close to equalizing as a result. However, arT's team pulled it over the line with a mixed-buy victory, making it 16-13.

The perfect pistol round and conversion record continued for FURIA on Nuke, but Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller and co. were quick to show their prowess on their map pick by grabbing four in a row. Crucial kills from Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos and arT on the A defense stopped that streak and started one of their own, pushing to a 10-5 scoreline at halftime.

Conceding another pistol, Heroic had to battle back from 13-5 on the defensive side of their map pick, and again started well with the rifles. The score was 13-9 when arT's triple opened the A bombsite, while yuurih's 1v2 clutch put FURIA onto match point. A Heroic comeback ensued, as René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen stepped up to keep his team alive, seeing them chain six together to force overtime.

The thriller continued in the added rounds, this time Heroic getting to map point first, but the teams kept trading blows and bouncing back from disadvantages. The map was only decided after the third set of overtime, when cadiaN clutched a 1v2 to force the decider, Vertigo.

On the last map, Heroic again started on the back foot, and when they managed to tie three together, arT's low-buy antics stopped the Danes from building any momentum. With arT and Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles pulling off 1v3 clutches, FURIA cruised to a massive 11-4 lead for the half. After the switch, FURIA kept their 100% pistol efficiency for the series, and brought things to an early conclusion, 16-4.

Matchpage
2
1
17th December 2020
16
Mirage
13
22
Nuke
25
16
Vertigo
4
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
83 - 48 +35 86.3 1.35
70 - 55 +15 81.7 1.26
76 - 64 +12 73.6 1.14
63 - 64 -1 82.1 1.11
67 - 72 -5 77.3 1.01
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
72 - 76 -4 86.8 1.07
67 - 74 -7 77.3 0.95
50 - 69 -19 63.5 0.82
59 - 66 -7 59.2 0.82
52 - 75 -23 58.6 0.78
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
766
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
751
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
674
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.57
Ez furia
2020-12-17 20:09
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-12-17 20:09
#4
 | 
Brazil MrLucas
Furia 300 IQ, Why beat Navi and to face Astralis / Vitality in the semifinal if you can go against Heroic and Liquid (anyway) to get to a semifinal against Big 😎
2020-12-17 20:13
4 replies
Nice
2020-12-17 20:16
That's more of a pussy play than anything
2020-12-17 21:25
1 reply
#56
 | 
Germany Matrixrl1
+1
2020-12-17 21:40
#55
 | 
Brazil Whillpull
outstanding move
2020-12-17 21:38
CIOOOOOL
2020-12-17 20:09
NICE BOYYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SEGURA O JACARÉ
2020-12-17 20:09
flukeroic LMAO
2020-12-17 20:10
Furia can actually make it to finals now, next Liquid, Big in Semis - not the strongest opponents
2020-12-17 20:12
2 replies
#59
honda | 
Congo, Democratic Republic of zne_
maan just imagine
2020-12-17 22:34
#61
 | 
Brazil rehbobina
it may be, but I think that if big passed, it would make a more competitive game against a possible navi/astralis or vitality that would come from the other semis
2020-12-17 22:51
HAHAHAHA CADIAN heroic no cheats no win
2020-12-17 20:12
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-12-17 20:12
#15
 | 
Romania ukhcsgo
ALL DANISH PLAYERS NEGATIVE KKKKKKKKKK O M E G A L U L
2020-12-17 20:14
2 replies
#26
 | 
Europe robo1234
Denmark are only known for their fluke 1992 Euro win, not for their counterstrike prowess.
2020-12-17 20:23
1 reply
#66
 | 
Brazil _Awper
+1 Never saw any successful danish team in cs!
2020-12-18 01:46
Ending year with some good throws good job cs go
2020-12-17 20:15
#18
 | 
Brazil rehbobina
furia doesn't like to have easy games, they get complicated themselves
2020-12-17 20:16
GG!
2020-12-17 20:17
#25
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Brazil hugoooo
They even threw nuke so they could entertain us even more on a third map... FURIA is so cool
2020-12-17 20:20
#27
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Lebanon Dogman69
heroic era over
2020-12-17 20:25
#28
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Europe t.o.p
Expected
2020-12-17 20:26
#29
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Brazil Goelfla
now probably fury had faced liquid
2020-12-17 20:29
izi4maboys
2020-12-17 20:31
#33
fer | 
Brazil aNaDoRR
Ez furia
2020-12-17 20:31
#34
 | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
Heroic actually Clowns
2020-12-17 20:33
Expected, Furia could close this 2-0 with under26
2020-12-17 20:36
Did both of NA just
2020-12-17 20:38
#38
 | 
Brazil Brunoow13
they buy position 4
2020-12-17 20:41
DONT KICK HEN1
2020-12-17 20:42
#41
 | 
Brazil Karlogaria
HEN1, always him
2020-12-17 20:44
EU = noobs
2020-12-17 20:45
Nice, eventually some challenge for EU teams
2020-12-17 20:46
Heroic were #1 team not long ago btw :D
2020-12-17 20:59
#47
 | 
North Macedonia whitel
yeah cadian “ we are top 1 team “
2020-12-17 21:02
NA actually pog wtf
2020-12-17 21:11
#50
 | 
Brazil FERRAZZZ
NA sucks? lul haters (I mean the region which they`ve been always playing)
2020-12-17 21:20
#53
 | 
Hungary szia
Very nice boys
2020-12-17 21:30
#54
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Brazil Anarchybr
FURIA needs to stop play around in rounds they were supposed to win easily. Every time they lost on advantage situations, was because of unnecessary aggression (for example, hunting CTs after the plant on 4v2) when the right thing to do was just hide and wait for them to come in and defuse...
2020-12-17 21:33
one more team for the EU to call trash for losing to FURIA, keep it up until everyone loses kkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-12-17 21:58
finally some beatable EU teams
2020-12-17 23:04
#63
 | 
Brazil oldStar
The best player will leave... ok !
2020-12-17 23:23
#64
 | 
Russia Zel0cE
Onlainers
2020-12-18 00:32
1 reply
#70
 | 
Brazil LigG_aLe
cry is free, 83 kills for 🐊 TA EM CHOQUE? 🤡🤡🤡 KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-12-18 06:44
#68
 | 
Finland AliSabid
the era which didnt even start
2020-12-18 03:41
FLUKEROIC lol
2020-12-18 03:47
very nice hen_one
2020-12-18 06:46
#72
 | 
Poland SebL
FURIA has potential, they just need to work hard. Heroic is showing a little bit of life left in them, with small changes they could still be really good.
2020-12-18 07:50
Coaching bug fixed. Heroic back to LUL
2020-12-18 10:47
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