Heroic qualify for BLAST Fall Final

With this victory over OG, Heroic secure a spot at the Royal Arena, where they get the chance to play in front of a home crowd.

Heroic secured a 2-0 victory over OG to grab a BLAST Premier Fall Final berth, winning 16-12 on Inferno and 16-11 on Overpass. The first map was a tight battle that went Heroic's way, whereas Overpass was always firmly in the control of the Danes.

Looking forward to late November's BLAST Fall Final in the winners interview, Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali was asked about the inexperience of many of the team when it comes to LAN play, and he had some strong words about their expectations:

"There is one thing that is for sure, we are there to win. We are not showing up just to play, or to try the LAN thing for the first time, we are there to get the job done and get the results we really want."

refrezh is confident about his team's prospects for the BLAST Fall Final
(Photo courtesy of Heroic)

Inferno was the first map of the series, with OG starting on the T side. The first half began with Heroic taking control, grabbing the pistol and getting to 4-0, before OG started to get into the game with some aggressive, fast paced rounds. The half started to swing in the favour of the boys in blue, Heroic struggling to deal with the high tempo, but they managed to squeeze enough out of their defence to get to an 8-7 half win.

The second half started with OG taking full control, taking five of the first six rounds to bring them to a 12-9 score. With their economy struggling Heroic managed to win a force buy that turned the half around for them, as it put OG in a tough economic spot themselves.

Heroic did not let go of the advantage, running up the next seven rounds in a row, including a vital 3v5 at 14-12, to take the map 16-12.

Next up was Heroic's pick of Overpass. The Danes kicked things off on the T side, and they struggled to get going as OG won five of the first six rounds.

With some adjustments, particularly focusing on finding opening kills towards A, Heroic came back into the half in style, winning the next seven on the bounce to give themselves the half win, before OG grabbed the final round to make it 7-8.

It was at this point that OG began to struggle as they moved onto the offensive side; they did not manage any consecutive round wins and as such never got a solid economic base to build from, and Heroic found dominant rounds whereas the wins for OG were close fought affairs. It was a back and forth half, without OG ever looking threatening, and it finished 16-11 in the Danes favour.

Matchpage
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17th October 2021
Europe
16
Inferno
12
16
Overpass
11
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 23 +16 71.5 1.33
47 - 32 +15 94.1 1.31
39 - 33 +6 79.3 1.21
35 - 31 +4 66.4 1.11
30 - 36 -6 66.1 0.94
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 36 +2 80.7 1.01
33 - 32 +1 56.0 0.98
35 - 41 -6 66.1 0.92
25 - 38 -13 54.8 0.75
24 - 43 -19 59.9 0.70
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
873
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
deserved
2021-10-17 18:15
3 replies
wish valde would be that 2018 star that we know he can be :( sadge
2021-10-17 18:18
1 reply
At least he is picking it up, he looked lost for a period recently. Without valde in good shape, the team is t2. Now its looking a bit better despite this defeat. I think Heroic has a decent shot at the major
2021-10-17 19:17
Totally played like heroic style clean sweep 2-0
2021-10-17 21:20
og time is ending boys
2021-10-17 18:16
1 reply
yeah they knocked out from TI10 by underdog
2021-10-18 04:33
very deserved
2021-10-17 18:16
#4
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Portugal OwnedBro
Og chokers again
2021-10-17 18:16
#5
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Germany i_dont_car
gj
2021-10-17 18:16
#6
B1T | 
Greece Noocklas
Unexpected
2021-10-17 18:16
#7
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Serbia Dusan837
vac
2021-10-17 18:17
#8
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India mandyq1000
"ONLINERS" cya at major
2021-10-17 18:17
#9
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Denmark RealPissant
Nice and easy GJ!
2021-10-17 18:18
Deserved, cry more Heroic haters
2021-10-17 18:18
#12
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United States Cadster25
Heroic been playing really good though
2021-10-17 18:18
Ome Galul disband when
2021-10-17 18:18
Aleksi b misses major Aleksi b misses Blast Aleksi B OG misses u on the server..
2021-10-17 18:21
#15
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Finland Dulc3t
Just -niko. He is trash
2021-10-17 18:23
does anybody actually likes them ?
2021-10-17 18:23
5 replies
#20
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Russia DomRemi
i think there's two users on hltv. aaaaand that's it
2021-10-17 18:33
yes
2021-10-17 19:12
Finnish
2021-10-17 19:18
ofc yes cry is free
2021-10-17 19:22
#58
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Romania Obuz8
yes
2021-10-18 00:44
Aleksibot most overrated player in eSports history, not just in CS.
2021-10-17 18:24
congrats cheatoic
2021-10-17 18:26
3 replies
#27
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Macau Lacerta
Cry more
2021-10-17 19:07
2 replies
i like them btw, its just a meme
2021-10-17 19:20
1 reply
#40
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Macau Lacerta
ok
2021-10-17 19:32
ESIC hello? When u reveal the results of investigation
2021-10-17 18:28
2 replies
+1 this game wasn't even supposed to happen niko and heroic should be banned
2021-10-17 19:23
1 reply
Are you in favor of vigilante justice or is that just when it comes to Heroric?
2021-10-17 20:29
GGWP Well deserved. Sad for OG :/
2021-10-17 18:35
#22
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Germany Matrixrl1
fall final at LAN, heroic wont do anything
2021-10-17 18:41
sponsors inc!
2021-10-17 18:52
#24
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Poland sznycel901
nice
2021-10-17 18:54
Heroic was clearly the better team, even tho i widh mantuu the very best. Better luck next time!
2021-10-17 19:06
#26
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Macau Lacerta
Very good to hear it
2021-10-17 19:07
#28
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Italy cele87
Goooo heroic <3
2021-10-17 19:08
2 replies
how can you still cheer for them? genuinely asking
2021-10-17 19:16
1 reply
#56
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Italy cele87
i don't know bro, i think they are understimate cause they didn't win nothing, no one of them are super star but togheter they can do some damage imo :)
2021-10-17 23:11
meh nobody wants to see them anyway
2021-10-17 19:16
5 replies
Well keep crying, its free
2021-10-17 19:23
4 replies
nobodys crying but keep supporting cheaters
2021-10-17 19:33
3 replies
But you and others are crying so much Its sad to see, cs fans are so braindead
2021-10-17 19:36
BUG clan btw
2021-10-17 20:00
1 reply
the bug BIG used years ago got officially aknowledged and allowed by the TO but nt
2021-10-17 20:38
too bad for them it's gonna be lan
2021-10-17 19:23
Heroic is a cheating & scheming organization. I hope they never profit from anything!
2021-10-17 19:31
1 reply
Hm
2021-10-17 19:40
#44
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Latvia sonofdog
niko had 0 impact on inferno and definetly OG needs some changes
2021-10-17 19:48
Heroic winning online what a surprise
2021-10-17 20:04
Good to see Heroic playing well, they really played good here, deserved win, if they play like this then who knows how far they can go in the Finals. I believe in them. GL!
2021-10-17 20:19
#49
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Canada fedezera
Deserved
2021-10-17 20:33
great team, hope they dont disband
2021-10-17 20:51
1 reply
Honestly, every player is amazing, they deserve to play and no go to valorant, but for the sake of cs, they should disband the team. They cheated and the main core is still playing. It is ugly face of cs.
2021-10-17 21:58
What's up with the controversy? Who swept that under the rug? No news, no updates, no investigation? They still keep playing? Why Hunden went silent? Bribed or silenced? What's with the dirt that was dug up?
2021-10-17 21:48
5 replies
I just hope on major and other lans, public will bully them for cheating. They look good online, but on Lan, they will have to face the public judgment.
2021-10-17 21:55
1 reply
+1 i hope they get booed from the stage
2021-10-18 07:41
esic.gg/open_investigation/alleged-compl.. esic is currently in the process of creating a report based on their findings.. for two weeks now
2021-10-18 07:41
2 replies
The new investigation result is not what we're hoping for sad
2021-10-18 18:55
1 reply
still smells extremely fishy - the only persons who are clear for me are niko and borup
2021-10-18 19:14
GGs
2021-10-17 23:28
#59
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Finland 5way
inb4 they get banned lmao
2021-10-18 02:31
Cheating dogs just taking the piss at this point. How are they allowed to keep playing with such a massive cloud over the entire team's head??
2021-10-18 08:35
sad for OG
2021-10-18 09:52
Nice Hunden
2021-10-18 18:57
#68
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Poland sznycel901
og sadge
2021-10-18 21:49
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