Heroic come back to secure upper semis spot; FaZe go down to the lower bracket
FaZe come out defeated after conceding a six-round lead on the second map.
Casper "cadiaN" Møller and co. remain in the upper bracket after a 2-0 victory over FaZe at BLAST Premier Fall Final 2021. The Danish team edged Mirage 16-14 early in the series before pulling a comeback on Nuke to complete the sweep. Martin "stavn" Lund and René "TeSeS" Madsen made the difference for their squad in an intense series.
Heroic will face the winner of Natus Vincere vs BIG tomorrow at 15:00 to claim the first spot in the upper bracket final while the losers will face each other in the first round of the lower bracket on Friday.
FaZe's pick of Mirage saw Finn "karrigan" Andersen call some great rotations on the T side, often catching the B defenders off guard while his team converted several 2vX situations that seemed unwinnable for the offense. Despite facing an early deficit, Heroic maintained composure, consistently founding the early advantage to edge the half ahead 8-7 as TeSeS played a rock-solid defense.
The second half was equally as competitive with Ismail "refrezh" Ali coming alive on the T side, powering Heroic to match point before a jaw-dropping 1v3 clutch by Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken kept FaZe alive temporarily. The Danes avoided going into overtime, winning 16-14 after an anti-climactic 30th round.
Going into Heroic's Nuke the European squad faced an uphill battle to force the decider. A solid CT half from FaZe saw them convert their second force buy of the series to give them the early advantage as Twistzz made his mark in their 9-6 half. After moving to the T side karrigan's squad seemed to have taken control of the match, going up 13-7 but a failed 3v2 on round 21 turned the odds in favour of the Danes. Heroic went on an incredible nine-round winning streak to come back and steal Nuke 16-13, ending the series 2-0.
|Heroic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|46 - 34||+12||91.2||1.26|
|44 - 37||+7||79.5||1.23|
|46 - 40||+6||84.4||1.17|
|43 - 39||+4||75.6||1.09|
|34 - 36||-2||55.6||0.95|