Heroic book Major playoff spot with win against Vitality

The Danish team won the series 2-1 after fighting off a comeback attempt by Vitality in the Inferno decider.

An amazing performance by Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund helped his team secure a 2-1 win against the French-Danish team of Vitality, who looked outclassed on Mirage as they fell with a 16-7 scoreline. They managed to fight back on Overpass as they came out the 16-14 victors, but the deciding map of Inferno went in the favor of Heroic after an impressive comeback attempt by Vitality from 6-14.

This is another disappointing result for Vitality, with the team struggling to meet expectations since the start of the season. They now exit the PGL Major Anwterp with a 2-3 record, their wins coming against Liquid and BIG.

stavn shined to get his team to the Major's playoffs

The match started on Mirage, the French-Danish team's pick, but they were unable to start strong as it took them seven rounds to get on the board with Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier's Tec9 three kill round giving Vitality a bit of hope for their T side. But it was all in vain, with them losing the next five rounds in a row, in the end the half finishing with a one-sided 13-2 scoreline. Heroic looked untroubled, with Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund being particularly impressive, as he ended the first half with 22 kills and 143 ADR.

Once a B attack in the pistol round put Heroic up to 14 rounds, closing out the map became a mere formality. They needed five map points to be able to wrap it up however, as Vitality at least managed to make the scoreline look respectable, in the end losing their map pick with a 16-7 scoreline.

Next up was Overpass, with the teams having very different records on the map up to this point. Heroic racked up a 89% win rate, while the Vitality lineup haven't won a game on the map yet, also falling to NIP with a 16-4 scoreline at the Major.

Considering that, it was no surprise when four kills by René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen on the pistol round put his team into an early lead. They put together a streak of four rounds before Vitality were able to strike back. They were able to find just two rounds, before Heroic once again took control of the game, going 6-2 up on the T side.

An incredible Deagle ace by Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif kept Vitality alive in the series, enabling his team to even up the scores at 6-6. A late flurry of rounds for Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire and company meant the scoreline at half time read 8-7 in the favor of the Danish team.

Once Vitality got to their T side however, they looked revitalized as a pistol round win set them up to take a 13-9 lead before a bomb defusal in a 1v3 situation by Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck got his team their second round of the half. That flipped the momentum of the game on it's head once again, as Heroic were able to almost tie up the scores at 13-14, with Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller starting to win his AWP duel against Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut.

But when the stakes were at its highest, it was Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier who delivered with another triple kill, entrying with the only rifle in his team while his teammates saved for the next round. That proved to be the deciding moment on the map, as they went on to even things up 16-14.

The decider happened on Inferno, where Heroic came out swinging and quickly reached a 10-2 lead with stavn and sjuush providing many great holds for the Danish team. The last few rounds finally went in the favor of Vitality, as they finished the half down 5-10.

After the sides switched it was Heroic who won the first four rounds. A 14-5 scoreline proved simply too much for Vitality to come back from, even though they gave it a good attempt. They found seven straight rounds, getting the scoreline to just a two round deficit. The next round it was Heroic who finally found match point with cadiaN winning a 1v1, immediately converted the following round to book their place in the playoffs.

Matchpage
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1
17th May 2022
16
Mirage
7
14
Overpass
16
16
Inferno
12
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
83 - 54 +29 106.5 1.50
55 - 49 +6 77.4 1.14
55 - 46 +9 68.5 1.14
45 - 48 -3 60.5 0.92
41 - 53 -12 58.9 0.87
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
54 - 50 +4 74.5 1.07
52 - 51 +1 70.0 1.07
53 - 56 -3 70.4 0.98
49 - 64 -15 68.6 0.85
41 - 58 -17 60.5 0.80
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
423
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
802
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1376
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
808
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1097
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.27
Maps played:
985
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.61
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1968
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
#1
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Czech Republic HunTerOG
gg
2022-05-17 15:52
11 replies
life time game from stavn but i like they send vitality packing they dont even deserve being in legends stage, anyway navi gonna win the major cya lan
2022-05-17 15:53
10 replies
>Don't deserve legend spot > 3-0 in challenger stage
2022-05-17 15:56
6 replies
I think he meant Vitality didn’t deserve
2022-05-17 16:00
2 replies
yeah
2022-05-17 16:01
Vitality went 3-0 in challenger stage....... he got what he said lmao.
2022-05-17 16:17
3-0 on challenger stage mean nothing if the team cant reach playoffs vita is not good anymore sorry
2022-05-17 16:30
2 replies
dont deserve being in the legend stage=/= dont deserve being in playoffs
2022-05-17 18:41
"vita is not good anymore sorry" its the opposite man, they are starting to be good, lets see in 2 months bro youll be surprised
2022-05-17 20:49
Stavn has been amazing recently are you feeling alright?
2022-05-17 16:20
Go play cod bud.
2022-05-17 19:12
#86
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United States Cashen
ofc from a s1mple fan. Yike
2022-05-19 05:30
pog
2022-05-17 15:52
#3
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United States Virgin Islands qtleaf
Expected
2022-05-17 15:52
i called this right when the danish/french mix was announced 🙄🙄 vita go back to french or they will become t4🙄
2022-05-17 15:53
2 replies
I had literally same thoughts... They were top 3, now they not even top 10 (not talking about ranking)
2022-05-17 16:22
1 reply
+1111
2022-05-17 17:27
stavn exposed zyw00 today, gg
2022-05-17 15:53
#7
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United States deadl0ckx3
I LOVE YOU HEROIC THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY PICKEMS
2022-05-17 15:54
#8
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United Kingdom tr1dent12
ggs wp all :(
2022-05-17 15:54
#9
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Brazil momochi
really sad to see a player a big a calibre as apEX, especially when he is one of the Emotional players. 1 less energetic player on stage, sadge. youtu.be/BDuK4F8_I6s
2022-05-17 15:54
f
2022-05-17 15:55
nice!
2022-05-17 15:55
#12
ropz | 
India psn46
Zywoo fans in shambles.
2022-05-17 15:55
3 replies
#42
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Denmark Kon10R
As well as all the "Comedian" hltv losers.
2022-05-17 16:30
1 reply
+1, worst haters of HLTV's
2022-05-17 20:59
Yes I confirm, this team has so much potential but it's way too irregular
2022-05-17 16:42
RIP competitive integrity
2022-05-17 15:55
1 reply
Cringe
2022-05-17 19:32
#14
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
GG to stavn! What a performance, it's a shame nobody on Vitality really did the same thing, though they still played pretty well, in hindsight.
2022-05-17 15:55
#15
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Finland iamjoe
i dont want to see cadian succeed
2022-05-17 15:56
3 replies
Why?
2022-05-17 16:07
#44
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Denmark Kon10R
He's been successful for 1,5 years. Just deal with it: He's one of the best!
2022-05-17 16:31
+1 it's sad day for esports today
2022-05-17 18:14
#16
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Poland perun2033
Danish CS is dead if dupreeh and magisk can't get to legends stage
2022-05-17 15:56
6 replies
wot u smokin dud? danish dudes won and proved danish cs is not dead 5 danish > 2 danish + 3 french
2022-05-17 16:08
2 replies
#60
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Poland perun2033
dupreeh and magisk performance tells the most about condition of Danish scene
2022-05-17 17:44
1 reply
Impressive argumentation my brother, keep it up
2022-05-18 07:24
#32
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Denmark dondane
Lost to danes?????????????
2022-05-17 16:16
1 reply
#45
ropz | 
India psn46
Kekw. Ya 0 iq comment.
2022-05-17 16:32
#46
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Denmark Kon10R
Yup. Heroic is Polish ...
2022-05-17 16:32
GGWP. To both teams.
2022-05-17 15:58
nice thanks for saving my pickem HEROIC
2022-05-17 16:01
good game but i think heroic wont go far in the playoffs , the amount of work tier 1 cs does will not be solved with stavn carrying everytime + comedian trash talks everyone
2022-05-17 16:02
8 replies
#48
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Denmark Kon10R
Cadian is juzz a "norty boy in the schoolyard" OFF the server. If you take all this seriously, you don't get it. He's just adding a little "flavour" to the scene. ON the server he obviously means bizniz. My heart is with the Vitastrality project, but well done to Heroic!
2022-05-17 16:38
7 replies
People must be very thirsty for r3Act10n videos if they consider despicable personalities desirable.
2022-05-17 18:17
i dont see this as flavour when comedian trash talked gla1ve who is a very respectful guy on twitter i dont see his bizniz succeeding vitality looks much more that what happened today i hope things will be sorted out soon
2022-05-17 18:19
5 replies
#75
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Denmark Kon10R
"I don't see his bizniz succeeding" ... Eeeh ... okay. Heroic is now qualified for the Champion's stage. Did that help? And yes: I expect a lot more of the Vitastrality project! 😎👍
2022-05-17 20:31
4 replies
Reaching the champions stage is not a success , they have 0 LAN trophies and he trash talks great players like gla1ve So yeah 0 respect
2022-05-17 20:57
3 replies
#80
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Denmark Kon10R
"Reaching Champion's stage is not a success" ... We're done here. 🤭
2022-05-17 21:02
1 reply
I feel sorry for your parents
2022-05-18 04:43
Lol, he is just a brainless kid. Heroic is way better than Vitality. Vitality going to disband soon.
2022-05-17 22:33
#23
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Europe Velurom
Pickem saved by Heroic. Thanks!
2022-05-17 16:06
Pickems ruined by heroic no diamond no we don’t know what coach bug… cadian and his puppys
2022-05-17 16:08
5 replies
english?
2022-05-17 16:10
3 replies
Yeah ofc what u didn’t get here? Lul
2022-05-17 16:59
2 replies
no commas made that unreadable
2022-05-17 17:59
1 reply
Ok np
2022-05-17 18:04
Putting Vitialty over heroic, what are you smoking.
2022-05-17 16:13
Not a fan, but Vitality will be missed in playoffs. Yet still, Heroic took deserved win anyway.
2022-05-17 16:10
stavn is too good
2022-05-17 16:10
-misuta pls
2022-05-17 16:18
GOD stavn
2022-05-17 16:25
Imagine heroic with -refrezh -cadian +magisk +device With magisk calling
2022-05-17 16:27
7 replies
then it would be a team
2022-05-17 16:51
all I see is heroic doing really well the way they are right now, meanwhile magisk washed out and eliminated from the major, and device not playing for 7 months come on people it's time to move on
2022-05-17 17:47
5 replies
Doing really well, did you see their match against ENCE?? And struggling with closing out a 14-6 lead on inferno as well, mainly due to cadian not only playing bad himself but calls these weird gamble stacks based off No info
2022-05-17 17:53
4 replies
win is win playoff is playoff cope is cope the rest is cry
2022-05-17 19:21
3 replies
Way to move the goal post. They are far from doing well lmfao
2022-05-17 20:37
2 replies
They have done well so far. They have just beat Navi 2-0, which reflects success.
2022-05-17 22:34
win is win the rest is in your head
2022-05-17 22:42
vitality have really gotten unlucky in their matchups tbh well at least these games are a lot more entertaining than them dumpstering lower level teams...since vitality have at least shown they can come back into games and it usually boils down to man only if one player played well today
2022-05-17 16:28
4 replies
Unlucky ? They face NiP ( nothing special ), Outsiders ( bad form, eliminated ) and then Liquid ( awful team ), BIG ( average team ) and the only good team they faced was Heroic and they got out. It's not like they faced NaVi, FaZe, ENCE etc. They had a weak lineup of opponents but still managed to go out because they are even weaker. They deserved to be eliminated
2022-05-17 17:08
2 replies
a french CS Fan who is not biased? POGGERS good take :)
2022-05-17 17:29
ahh fuck my life i confused them with astralis wtf yea vita drew bad opponents and their loss to heroic is deserved...not like i expected vitality to win anyway.... /closed
2022-05-17 17:49
no such thing as "unlucky" you are the better team you win you are the worse team you lose it's that simple really
2022-05-17 17:45
we just cant be stopped
2022-05-17 16:28
Why did I pick vitality for my pickem
2022-05-17 16:29
ez for god stavn
2022-05-17 16:37
zywoo's achievements in this tournament: 0 deaths in 1 match. How happy he was. Now he will be happy again to play on the de_airport map
2022-05-17 16:57
1 reply
HAHA de_airport
2022-05-17 17:43
#53
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France Vekaras
Stavn pulling a zywoo against Zywoo. Too bad for Vita but Heroic too stronk
2022-05-17 17:01
Imagine if ZywOo did 5% more and Stavn 5% less Vitality suck ass rn
2022-05-17 17:01
Stavn GOAT
2022-05-17 17:04
Zywoo fans on suicide watch..
2022-05-17 20:17
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