Heroic advance to bracket final with victory over Dignitas
The Danes were made to work for it on both maps by the Swedes, in particular on Nuke.
Heroic secured victory over Dignitas, 19-16 on Nuke and 16-13 on Overpass, to stay on course to make the BLAST Fall Finals. We will see them back in action on Sunday at 15:30 for the bracket final, where they will face either Complexity or OG for that all important LAN berth.
It wasn't all plain sailing for the Danes as evidenced by the close score lines on both maps, however Nuke was really where Dignitas should have made their mark on the series.
The match kicked off with Nuke, a map that has historically been strong for both of these line-ups. Despite being known for their CT side, Dignitas opened with an impressive T side, posting seven rounds with a wide range of different looks. Heroic struggled to get their usually strong CT side going, in particular Casper "cadiaN" Møller finding little impact with the AWP.
The second half was another close affair, Heroic winning the pistol and running the score to 13-7 before Dignitas began to put together an ominous looking run of rounds. It was beginning to look like a signature monster CT half would secure Nuke for the Swedes, but Heroic made the right adjustments, grabbing the two rounds needed right at the end of the half to secure OT.
Unfortunately Dignitas were not quite the same team in OT, and Heroic comfortably secured the victory 19-16. Ismail "refrezh" Ali got the important work done for the Danes, posting a very healthy 87 ADR on his way to the top rating on the server.
Moving over to Overpass, Dignitas got started on the CT half this time around. The Swedes won the pistol and stormed into the lead, taking seven of the first eight rounds before Heroic could find a reply. The Danes did manage to recover, trading some rounds before stringing three together at the end of the half to go into their T side at a 6-9 deficit.
It was at this point that Heroic woke up, and they went on to win 10 of the next 11 rounds to take home the series 2-0. Once the guns came out the Danes never really looked in trouble, Dignitas really struggling to make anything work on their T side.
|Heroic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|52 - 42||+10||81.5||1.27|
|47 - 40||+7||72.0||1.16|
|41 - 36||+5||74.5||1.12|
|38 - 34||+4||68.6||1.11|
|46 - 42||+4||75.0||1.08|