Copenhagen Flames make it to Legends Stage after comeback against Heroic

Rasmus "⁠HooXi⁠" Nielsen's boys win their second Danish derby in the Challengers Stage.

Copenhagen Flames join FaZe in the exclusive 3-0 club and prepare themselves for the Legends Stage after defeating domestic rivals Heroic 2-1. The Flames had a flawless first day in the Challenger Stage after taking down Danish giants Astralis before completing another upset against BIG.

Heroic were considered favorites from the start but were shocked on Vertigo 16-7 by the young Danes before Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund allowed them to equalize the series on Nuke 16-11. Despite a significant early advantage on Overpass Heroic failed to close out the series, falling short 16-12 and falling to the 2-1 pool.

nicoodoz proved crucial on Overpass

Copenhagen Flames surprised spectators once again after a strong showing on Vertigo against heavy favorites Heroic. Nico "⁠nicoodoz⁠" Tamjidi and Rasmus "⁠Zyphon⁠" Nordfoss powered a flawless CT side for the Flames, concluding a ten-round winning streak to close the map 16-7 and putting the Danes ever so close to a flawless Challenger Stage.

To avoid being the third team upset by Copenhagen Flames, Heroic needed a better performance on Nuke and they delivered. stavn provided 31 kills on the second map, shutting down any hopes of a sweep by the Flames as his team forced the decider after taking Nuke 16-11.

Heroic rushed into Overpass all guns blazing, quickly gaining a 8-0 advantage and seemingly cementing their place in the next stage of the Major. Copenhagen Flames clawed back a few T rounds before ending the half behind 5-10.

After switching sides the dynamics in the game changed heavily. The Flames won the CT pistol and slowly began chipping away at their deficit before some game-changing plays by nicoodoz and Fredrik "⁠roeJ⁠" Jørgensen secured their team the advantage. Copenhagen Flames did not let go of their lead, swiftly closing Overpass 16-12 and taking the series 2-1.

 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
66 - 48 +18 82.7 1.24
50 - 51 -1 72.2 1.06
47 - 52 -5 65.6 0.98
39 - 52 -13 62.5 0.85
39 - 57 -18 65.4 0.81
 Copenhagen Flames K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
58 - 46 +12 75.9 1.17
57 - 48 +9 76.0 1.14
48 - 49 -1 70.4 1.12
55 - 45 +10 71.0 1.10
42 - 53 -11 66.6 0.86

After the first set of BO3s the groups looks as follows:

Denmark Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi
Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1015
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
704
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Rasmus 'Zyphon' Nordfoss
Rasmus 'Zyphon' Nordfoss
Age:
17
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
242
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
CPF are the definition of from zero to hero. I can't believe their incredible run, and I'm enjoying watching them so much not just because they are heavy underdogs, but also because of their fearless and unpredictable playstyle (retaking with awps, going hyper aggressive and catching every single timing). They seem to have an amazing chemistry while everybody's contributing, in spite of not having any standouts (except roeJ who's been incredible as well), and an average awper at best in nicoodoz. I am getting Gambit 2017 vibes from this team. Normally I would say that it's probably another fluke but... they have recently beaten: Gambit, Astralis, Big and now Heroic. I think they've got some more shockers prepared for group stage. Cheers to CPF and to everyone who had them at 3-0!
2021-10-27 16:20
10 replies
+1
2021-10-27 16:24
+1
2021-10-27 16:40
#46
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North America ares4458
Gambit doesn’t count
2021-10-27 16:41
3 replies
Why is that?
2021-10-27 17:14
2 replies
maybe it's a low tier tournament right before major(?)
2021-10-27 17:23
1 reply
So what? It was still Gambit and a good accomplishment anyways
2021-10-27 18:39
Had them 3-0 randomly for investing more on the passing teams, so I got lucky.
2021-10-27 17:01
tbh they are not underdogs anymore it s more than 2 months they show really good level even if they loose vs top teams you can see they are maybe into top 10
2021-10-27 17:08
#81
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China Rynaki
+1
2021-10-27 19:44
#87
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Philippines M@GNU5
dont forget they beat other names like mouz, fpx( if you count it as a big name), gambit in the 1st half of 2021 with a different roster
2021-10-28 04:03
#3
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United Kingdom ChuMatrix
Expected
2021-10-27 16:20
#4
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North America minte
ez for the flames
2021-10-27 16:20
Amazing. Gz!
2021-10-27 16:20
3 replies
WeAlsoHaveCPHFInLegendStage
2021-10-27 16:26
2 replies
<3
2021-10-27 16:27
1 reply
<3
2021-10-27 16:27
fluke
2021-10-27 16:20
1 reply
reported
2021-10-27 17:02
ez money i betted 1-2
2021-10-27 16:20
bo1 warriors
2021-10-27 16:20
1 reply
#60
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Finland dvlx
lol cry is free
2021-10-27 16:56
#10
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Denmark rapfod
Wow nice cphf
2021-10-27 16:21
cph flames looking really great
2021-10-27 16:21
Insane
2021-10-27 16:21
#14
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Brazil 1_Flippy
They messed up my pick ems but im not even mad, hoping they can make a deep run
2021-10-27 16:22
#16
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Afghanistan KabulGamer
cph to win the major. They are extremely good
2021-10-27 16:22
wohoo
2021-10-27 16:22
Haci 0-3 pick KEKW
2021-10-27 16:23
#19
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Finland AliSabid
Onliners xd
2021-10-27 16:23
#20
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Finland tuntemat0n
nice.
2021-10-27 16:23
#21
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Georgia Megobari
New Quantum Bellator Fire
2021-10-27 16:23
5 replies
#27
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Lithuania M0rkiz
what was with QBF, i cant remember? They did not go 3-0 in Major, right?
2021-10-27 16:26
3 replies
#30
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Georgia Megobari
Everyone picked them for 0-3, but they qualified for the majors and even for the play-offs and lost to navi
2021-10-27 16:28
GOD Boombl4
2021-10-27 16:30
1 reply
#36
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Russia mshkoda
Young god Boomych😍
2021-10-27 16:32
qbf won like 2 bo1s 16-14 while CPH beat Gambit heroic big g2 and legit play like a top10 team rn
2021-10-27 17:09
Rip pick em
2021-10-27 16:23
EASY
2021-10-27 16:24
GGWP
2021-10-27 16:24
pogu
2021-10-27 16:25
Imagine Astralis letting zyphon go lol. From Academy team to legend stage major
2021-10-27 16:27
5 replies
That academy team is run by a TV personality.. Not even a real coach. Doomed for disaster..
2021-10-27 16:39
4 replies
he played on a top level before CSGO came out with the likes of dupreeh and fetish
2021-10-27 16:43
3 replies
Does that make him a good coach? I know Dennis in real life. Great person... But the fact they went with him and SPDR instead of a real coach made it a failure waiting to happen. VNG has not been coaching them at all according to the players themselves, and SPDR who are now getting kicked came with very little. They had so many opportunities to scout good and experienced coaches within the danish scene. We do have a lot of old players who became coaches, and even some coaches who have been grinding coaching for 5+ years in the national scene, where they're still beating Astralis Talent with less budget and less known players. Xlo who played with VNG would be suitable. Berry could've been a possibility. Haste could've been a possibility. Netrick could've been a possibility Phoey could've been a possibility. K0ste could've been a possibility. Fetish could've been a possibility. Sonic could've been a possibility. Trace could've been a possibility. Ave could've been a possibility. There's so many coaches in Denmark who had way more coaching experience and better results as a coach. They choose two rookies for Astralis Talent, and that backfired.
2021-10-27 16:50
2 replies
I am not saying he is the best choice, but calling him a "TV Personality" might be an understatement, he has experience
2021-10-27 16:51
1 reply
But not in this field. Being a former player doesn't make you a coach. For the past 10 years, he has been a TV personality. Nothing else.
2021-10-27 16:57
they will go 0-3 in legends, sadly
2021-10-27 16:35
4 replies
#39
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Philippines M@GNU5
have faith in them mens, people were calling me and a couple of people delusional for picking them 3-0. now look what happened
2021-10-27 16:36
#62
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Finland dvlx
not possible as long as there are teams like eg and g2 in legends
2021-10-27 16:58
2 replies
#65
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Philippines M@GNU5
+1 g2 and eg at horrendous form
2021-10-27 17:04
#72
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India Da_to
Lul, true
2021-10-27 17:14
#40
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Brazil matheusvhs
Thx for the 3-0 <3
2021-10-27 16:37
POGGERZ
2021-10-27 16:39
Kinda hype for this storyline I cannot lie
2021-10-27 16:39
Wow
2021-10-27 16:41
#48
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Romania SkipLD
Deserved, 3 games vs 3 big names
2021-10-27 16:44
#49
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France cedd
watched the heroic game, very good team. hope they make it far
2021-10-27 16:46
God Roej
2021-10-27 16:46
GO FALMES <3
2021-10-27 16:47
2 replies
i am so sorry to say this, but u pronuonced wrong :)
2021-10-28 04:02
1 reply
no everyone else is wrong and i am right i know it
2021-10-28 05:47
#54
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Philippines M@GNU5
GO CPH FLAMES, WISHING THE BEST OF LUCK IN THE LEGENDS STAGE
2021-10-27 16:51
#55
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Wales the_dark
wtf gg pog nice
2021-10-27 16:52
wow didn't expect . huge bounce
2021-10-27 16:58
HLTV CONFIRMED sjuush heavy onliner
2021-10-27 16:54
noooo
2021-10-27 17:06
#69
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Sweden skorpan
People don't speak enough about roej. He's been a monster in every game so far.
2021-10-27 17:11
DestroeJ gg solid comeback
2021-10-27 17:13
1 reply
#86
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Philippines M@GNU5
what a pun lol
2021-10-28 03:52
It's cool to see Roej, the sort of odd-man-out of the Mad Lions team, really show up. All the other players went to bigger named teams, but he's already done better than all of them at this particular event. That has to feel a bit vindicating. Even if they bomb out at the next stage, he's got a lot to be proud of.
2021-10-27 17:26
3 replies
That is well spoken!
2021-10-27 18:17
1 reply
TY Mens.
2021-10-27 19:18
#85
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Denmark Danny D3
Agree
2021-10-28 00:55
#76
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Greece h0nest_fan
The level of production of this major is such a trash. Underdog wins such an important game and they can't even show players emotions! Shame
2021-10-27 18:29
ez 3-0 prediction
2021-10-27 18:33
#79
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Russia ToughGuy
fluke beat another fluke to make it to legends stage!
2021-10-27 19:13
1 reply
yeah i mean easy major win for navi, right?
2021-10-27 19:46
Congratz for the W flames!
2021-10-27 20:03
EZ 3-0 for CF my picks are really coming into fruiton also put sharks 0-3 diamond coin come to daddy))
2021-10-28 00:28
#90
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Poland SebL
There are some young amazing talents in this Flames roster. I doubt they will make it to the Tier 1 scene and stabilize there, because I feel like the players are going to be reached out to by a lot of big names, and they should be. Really one of the most talented squads there is rn., and they prove it here again. Well done Flames! It was a great match, Heroic also played well, I'm sure they will make the Major to! Overall great derby and a great match. GG to both squads!
2021-10-28 15:02
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