Heroic defeat BIG to set up clash with Astralis; G2 knock out mousesports

The Danish high-flyers will take on their local rivals on Sunday for a spot in the semi-finals.

Heroic are guaranteed a place in the playoff stage of DreamHack Masters Spring following a 2-0 victory over BIG in Group A's upper semi-finals, while G2 survived elimination as they beat mousesports 2-0 in the second round of the lower bracket.

Heroic's victory, which sets them up against Astralis in the group final, marked the return of Nicolai "⁠HUNDEN⁠" Petersen to a coaching role after he served his eight-month ban for using the spectator bug. "We are still trying to integrate him into our game," Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali said after the match. "We are not exactly sure how to do it, but we don't want him to do everything for us." When asked about his expectations for the match against a device-less Astralis, the 23-year-old said: "I'm not really scared of Astralis. I think it's going to be easier than if they had device."

Heroic moved past BIG in two maps

The Danish team enjoyed an early spell of pressure, cruising to a 6-0 lead on the CT side of Mirage, BIG's map pick. There was a brief respite for the German team, who put some rounds together thanks to individual plays from Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş, but the rest of the half was dominated by the Danish side, who picked up an 11-4 lead. BIG came out of the break a more resolute side and began to chip away at the deficit, but Heroic didn't let the game get away from them and locked down the map after hitting their stride.

The Danish team once again picked up an early lead on Nuke, punishing BIG in the second round after losing the pistol, but their stranglehold loosened as the game wore on. XANTARES was once again the main driving force behind BIG, racking up 17 frags as the team went 9-6 up. However, the complexion of the game changed after the side switch, as Heroic kept the Germans at bay with a tight defence, securing the map with a five-round streak that was initiated by refrezh with a crucial 1v2 clutch.

Over on the secondary stream, viewers were treated to a one-sided affair as G2 eased past mousesports, who were unable to capitalise on the momentum from Thursday's victory against FaZe. Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong's troops fought back valiantly on Vertigo, bringing the deficit to a solitary round after being down 0-8, but then G2 picked up the pace and ripped through their opponents' defence.

G2 looked prime for a blowout win on Mirage as they cruised to a 15-4 lead, but instead came away with a narrow victory as mousesports showed plenty of fighting spirit and took control of proceedings. In the end, it took a 1v2 clutch by François "⁠AmaNEk⁠" Delaunay for G2 to wrap things up and seal a victory that puts them up against Virtus.pro in the group's lower bracket final on Saturday.

Germany
Matchpage
0
2
30th April 2021
10
Mirage
16
12
Nuke
16
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 35 +10 86.9 1.24
33 - 40 -7 67.4 0.88
34 - 40 -6 61.7 0.85
28 - 45 -17 69.2 0.72
22 - 43 -21 49.1 0.64
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
44 - 32 +12 82.6 1.27
41 - 31 +10 84.6 1.26
42 - 34 +8 86.5 1.17
38 - 31 +7 70.6 1.14
38 - 34 +4 73.8 1.04
Europe
Matchpage
2
0
30th April 2021
16
Vertigo
10
16
Mirage
12
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 30 +16 88.1 1.44
43 - 35 +8 85.5 1.36
36 - 33 +3 67.1 1.12
39 - 34 +5 72.4 1.07
33 - 34 -1 63.6 0.98
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 41 +1 77.5 1.05
38 - 42 -4 74.4 1.03
32 - 35 -3 61.8 0.91
30 - 39 -9 58.1 0.81
22 - 40 -18 54.7 0.67
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
893
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1409
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
803
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
Very SAD!
2021-04-30 22:44
2 replies
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Denmark lDarKl
godtares
2021-04-30 22:46
nt XANTARES
2021-04-30 22:59
VERY NICE
2021-04-30 22:44
#3
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Portugal iBait
nt xantares
2021-04-30 22:46
#6
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India Pranav3112
Mouz and G2 facing each other everyday
2021-04-30 22:55
Big need some changes, u can easily see that , kito is one of the worse inconsistent player ever, syrson so un performing when u look at the mouse sport lost acor smashed him today cadian smashed him..
2021-04-30 23:11
5 replies
Oh no! Lost against the 2nd best team in the world! Need changes asap!
2021-04-30 23:45
4 replies
+1
2021-05-01 00:19
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Brazil yakd
I mean i agree with kito being underwhelming, he has to put some numbers up. He plays decent position. Syrson has also underperformed but by no means that bad. Today it was clearly tabsen and kito, so many unusual mistakes by tabsen today and i think he lost most clutches too. He is the rock of big if he has a bad game at least 3 other have to step up. Today xantares was on fire and tizian did ok, individual mistakes and form is bigs biggest problems right now. I would go ahead and say they need a roster change but i do aometimes wonder if they should go international or try to get faven.
2021-05-01 03:01
1 reply
-k1ta +faven ez back to tier1
2021-05-01 03:35
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Denmark Bagjo
Hehe i agree with you.. chill out mens.
2021-05-01 10:14
ez god hunden
2021-04-30 23:11
gonna be epic))
2021-04-30 23:26
Heroiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiic !
2021-04-30 23:41
Well played Heroic, time for another epic lower bracket run. Hoping for another BIG vs coL rematch
2021-04-30 23:44
1 reply
BIG purposefully lost to Heroic to go lower bracket again
2021-05-01 07:31
F mouz only 30 maps in 3 days rofl
2021-04-30 23:45
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Netherlands Sem0733
Proud of the boys!
2021-04-30 23:51
nice
2021-05-01 00:04
#19
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Portugal W!LDF1RE
nt mouz, let's go G2, just one more game to get to the playoffs
2021-05-01 00:19
2 replies
haven't they qualified for the playoffs already?
2021-05-01 08:08
1 reply
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Portugal W!LDF1RE
Nop they have to beat VP
2021-05-01 11:13
Heroic is by far most composed team right now. It is really cool to watch them play. Not because of flashy highlights (unless you got cadian with P250), but because they just play like a team and what they do simply works. It reminds me old astralis a bit.
2021-05-01 00:34
kick baittares
2021-05-01 01:28
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United States AMERlCAN
flags doesnt checks out
2021-05-01 14:33
Refrezh and CadiaN are insane
2021-05-01 02:54
G2 farming on mouze or mouse i do not care free ropz from this please
2021-05-01 05:29
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Hungary Karpatia
mouz play 50 maps in 2 days what do u want from them
2021-05-01 11:18
Danish derby!
2021-05-01 08:02
#32
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United States AMERlCAN
heroic top 1
2021-05-01 14:33
dexter so bad now :(
2021-05-01 15:05
expected
2021-05-01 16:21
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