Heroic qualify for BLAST Premier World Final following EPL victory

The Danish team have booked the first spot at the $1 million showpiece event.

Heroic became on Sunday the first team to qualify for the 2021 BLAST Premier World Final after winning ESL Pro League Season 13. The event will take place from December 14-19 at an as-yet-undisclosed location and will have $1 million on offer.

The BLAST Premier circuit underwent a major overhaul for 2021, offering direct qualification to the winners of a series of top events hosted by multiple organisers. Initially, the champions of Flashpoint 3 and 4 were supposed to qualify for the World Final, but those two places have now been allocated to the World Final leaderboard, a ranking system that factors in performances in a series of top-tier tournaments.

Heroic through to the BLAST Premier World Final

The qualification for the BLAST Premier World Final comes as a huge boost for Heroic, who are not a partner member of any Counter-Strike league. The Danish team, who spent three weeks at No.1 in the world rankings last fall, have not lost a match since signing Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck and Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali in February, beating VOYVODA and Cloud9 in the DreamHack Masters Spring Closed Qualifier before going on an 8-0 run en route to the Pro League title.

Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller's troops are slated to play SAW on Thursday in the first round of the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, which has two spots in the Spring Final up for grabs. This tournament will mark the beginning of a busy stretch for Heroic, who will also compete in the FunSpark ULTI Europe Final (April 19-26), DreamHack Masters Spring (April 29-May 9), and Flashpoint 3 (May 10-30).

The team list for the BLAST Premier World Final currently looks as follows:

Denmark Heroic
Other ESL Pro League 14
Other BLAST Fall Final
Other World Final leaderboard
Other BLAST Spring Final
Other PGL Major Stockholm
Other World Final leaderboard
Other World Final leaderboard
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
793
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1283
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Congrats
2021-04-12 13:00
8 replies
+1
2021-04-12 13:00
3 replies
RIGGED
2021-04-12 13:02
2 replies
s0mple not even group stage
2021-04-12 13:11
1 reply
nt prokda NaVi won last Blast Premier World Finals
2021-04-12 17:30
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Turkey Stylight^
Very gud name
2021-04-12 13:00
2 replies
wery gud england man
2021-04-12 13:30
1 reply
Yes me is speak the london very gud thank you to pasha london school.
2021-04-12 13:34
+1
2021-04-12 13:26
#2
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
Nice for the top 1 team
2021-04-12 13:00
#5
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Czech Republic Kliber
Let's see if they will blossom as a team or this was a fluke. Anyways great job by Heroic in the EPL
2021-04-12 13:01
2 replies
Heroic still on their honeymoon period. In december theyr prolly be out of top10 lmao.
2021-04-12 13:05
1 reply
disbanded until dezember
2021-04-12 13:19
Lol
2021-04-12 13:01
#7
SPUNJ | 
Albania F4lKs
Danish CS vs CIS CS
2021-04-12 13:01
Cool
2021-04-12 13:01
rip borup
2021-04-12 13:02
gege
2021-04-12 13:02
Cadian godji
2021-04-12 13:08
What happens if Heroic wins EPL 14 as well, who qualifies then?
2021-04-12 13:09
6 replies
That will open up an extra slot for a team from the leaderboard
2021-04-12 13:10
3 replies
Thank you!
2021-04-12 13:10
That's actually a nice way to handle it.
2021-04-12 13:11
1 reply
Maybe need to put this on the news above? Good question by Norddeutschland btw.
2021-04-12 13:53
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Romania Swyzer
2nd place maybe
2021-04-12 13:10
the 2nd place finisher I'd assume
2021-04-12 13:10
#21
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Finland SamulisS
HAVUja should be invited
2021-04-12 13:13
2 replies
#33
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United Kingdom novaseer
havu win pro league 14 100%
2021-04-12 14:05
Havu are a tier 2 team, sorry but they are not beating the likes of gambit or literally any other top 15 team.
2021-04-12 21:30
Heroic back at it again, being best onliners ever!
2021-04-12 13:13
1 reply
nt bomberman alt
2021-04-12 13:23
ok, so what
2021-04-12 13:27
1 reply
1 million dollars
2021-04-12 17:37
#29
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Finland itsRolezki
Ez for CadiaN CadiaN > S1mple
2021-04-12 13:30
2 replies
0/8
2021-04-12 17:28
1 reply
Flair, nickname and Read my nickname
2021-04-13 07:00
Nice for them!
2021-04-12 13:37
thank god they arent giving spots to flashpoint anymore
2021-04-12 14:08
1 reply
+1
2021-04-12 17:29
NaVi will qualify by winning PGL Stockholm Major
2021-04-12 17:29
2 replies
s1mple will never win a major.
2021-04-12 19:22
1 reply
Your flair will never win anything ever once this online clown fiesta is over :)
2021-04-12 19:29
first blast event for them? very pog
2021-04-12 17:31
The 2021 Blast world final leaderboard, for interested people: liquipedia.net/counterstrike/BLAST/Premi..
2021-04-12 17:40
#42
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Poland SebL
If those new players will get more comfortable after winning EPL and start playing even better I think it's a good slot. Deserved. GL boys.
2021-04-12 18:30
lets go refrezh
2021-04-12 22:47
good game heroic
2021-04-13 11:57
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