Heroic move past G2, advance to BLAST Fall Final semis

The Danish squad earned their chance to play at the Royal Arena in front of their home crowd.

Heroic became the third team to secure a spot in the semi-finals of BLAST Premier Fall Final 2022 after defeating G2 in the quarter-final. The Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller-led squad easily claimed Mirage (16-8) after a successful CT side before suffering a convincing defeat of their own on Nuke (6-16). The series was decided on Vertigo (16-12) thanks to Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck's performance.

The Danish squad will take on Liquid in the first semi-final on Saturday at 15:30 . Heroic defeated the North Americans in the Legends Stage of the IEM Rio Major earlier in November and will be looking to repeat their performance in front of their home crowd.

Heroic will play at the Royal Arena after defeating G2

G2 opened up their pick of Mirage with a pistol round victory, but a misplaced Molotov during a B site push turned the tide, allowing Heroic to convert their force buy. The Danish squad took the lead and never looked back, stringing six consecutive rounds to close a fantastic CT half 12-3 ahead while Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund and cadiaN topped the scoreboard.

G2 found a little more success after halftime, claiming five defensive rounds, but the deficit was too large to overcome. Heroic comfortably claimed the series lead with a 16-8 victory on the T side. Rasmus "⁠HooXi⁠" Nielsen failed to find impact in the server and ended the map with a 0.24 rating and 33.3 ADR.

The European squad came into Nuke in much better form and took the early advantage on their preferred CT side. Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač played a solid defensive half, recording a 14-6 K-D and a 1.59 rating while propelling G2 to a half victory. Heroic converted a force buy on the tenth round, allowing them to get back on their feet and steal three of the remaining six rounds to salvage a 5-10 score before the break.

G2 carried their form into the second half, only dropping one round while cruising to a 16-6 victory to even out the series. Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač and Ilya "⁠m0NESY⁠" Osipov impressed during their short offensive stint with 1.94 and 1.76 ratings respectively.

G2 continued to dominate pistol rounds by taking the opening on Vertigo, but their success was short-lived. Heroic quickly responded with a win of their own to temporarily break the CT economy and claim a 6-3 lead. sjuush provided the highlight of the half with a 1v3 clutch towards the B site to secure his team's last round in the 6-9 half.

The European squad secured their 100% pistol round record in the series after switching to the T side, expanding their advantage to 11-6. G2's offense immediately hit a wall once the Heroic rifles came out and only managed to claim one round before cadiaN and company closed the series with a 16-12 scoreline.

The defeat means G2 have been eliminated from the Danish LAN and will travel back home with only a victory over Fluxo to their name. Their season is, however, not over as they will compete at BLAST Premier World Final in December thanks to their position in the circuit ranking.

Matchpage
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25th November 2022
Europe
16
Mirage
8
6
Nuke
16
16
Vertigo
12
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
57 - 46 +11 71.8 1.12
54 - 56 -2 85.7 1.11
46 - 50 -4 67.5 0.99
47 - 49 -2 64.4 0.98
41 - 50 -9 73.1 0.98
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
62 - 46 +16 80.9 1.23
55 - 45 +10 89.3 1.22
55 - 52 +3 77.8 1.12
46 - 49 -3 71.8 0.95
31 - 54 -23 56.0 0.70
Denmark Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1183
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1512
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
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Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1675
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Russia Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
301
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.60
1st mom i'm here
2022-11-25 19:00
12 replies
#9
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Brazil flytw4tp
embarrassing performance by hooxi as per usual and m0nesy keeps showing a good form after break
2022-11-25 19:03
11 replies
can confirm
2022-11-25 19:08
2 replies
jks is the problem
2022-11-25 19:54
1 reply
hooxi is the problem
2022-11-26 10:17
#16
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Czech Republic MartyCzech
yeah I'm kinda worried about HooXi and maybe huNter- cuz they've been playing pretty badly these months so i feel like some roster cahnges incoming after Blast World Final or even before!
2022-11-25 19:12
7 replies
They should think players, who should fit their playstyle and improve management around players etc
2022-11-25 19:17
hunter played badly??? explain please, i get that he is meant to be a star, but he doesn't have to put up NiKo ratings just because he is one of the fraggers. 1.12 rating is very good for a third star
2022-11-25 19:25
4 replies
Might have good rating but it doesn't win you anything... they have 4 players who could be the star.. niko doesn't know how to build a good roster it's been shown for a long time
2022-11-25 20:09
3 replies
who are you blaming here
2022-11-25 20:53
Niko is a player and he is not or shouldn't be the responsible for choosing players, the management is at fault here.
2022-11-26 00:31
brother look at the sore and tell me again that Niko is the problem, there's a huge elephant in G2 rn at the bottom of the scoreboard.
2022-11-26 00:35
out of 3 maps today, hunter had 1 below 1.00 rating and that was mirage where he coincidentally plays with hooxi on b site
2022-11-26 01:31
#2
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Finland PiapA
"What is the key to victory for you guys now?" "Shoot them in the face" - Hooxi
2022-11-25 19:01
#SaveMonesy
2022-11-25 19:01
2 replies
#8
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Denmark Rubix__
yes,
2022-11-25 19:03
he wasn't amazing honestly. especially on vertigo
2022-11-25 21:33
Free jks
2022-11-25 19:01
1 reply
#7
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Denmark Rubix__
lol he needs no saving..just exile hum
2022-11-25 19:02
#5
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Denmark Rubix__
hltv needs to reduce ads
2022-11-25 19:02
1 reply
+1
2022-11-25 22:07
Jks firepower....
2022-11-25 19:02
#10
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Europe kuu1
Damn that was a fast article. Well done hltv :)
2022-11-25 19:03
1 reply
written beforehand. even hltv expected it
2022-11-25 19:13
CadiaN: "G2, you spend so much money on CS... you should beat Heroic every fucking time and you don't" still relevant
2022-11-25 19:04
4 replies
#12
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North America hi_mens))
It's really not too surprising. G2 has no team synergy and are totally individualistic in their players. You'd think Niko would have learned from ENCE that firepower and no tactics is not the way to win.
2022-11-25 19:08
1 reply
#19
BzOo | 
France JBzOo
National team > international team C9 tarik stewie > liquid also they got really good shape since yekindar is here
2022-11-25 19:15
They could just sign Heroic roster.
2022-11-25 19:16
Link?
2022-11-25 23:48
#14
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United States minkmonk
Expected
2022-11-25 19:09
How to win with bots like jks aka firepower and hooxi aka Bot Elmer
2022-11-25 19:10
#18
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CIS Laggy
#SaveM0nesy
2022-11-25 19:13
Expected.
2022-11-25 19:17
What about: +Frozen -Hooxi =Hunter calls?
2022-11-25 19:18
3 replies
#30
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Russia 0_0
It will be another "faze 2019 roster" where everyone has crisp aim, but no one can call properly
2022-11-25 19:58
2 replies
I think xtqzzzz and kassad said hunter was smart enough to igl if i remember right
2022-11-26 04:25
1 reply
#59
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Russia 0_0
But he won't call on the level of a dedicated igl. He will be like niko: can call, but not on the level to consistently win games
2022-11-26 09:12
#25
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Poland miedzianek
expected
2022-11-25 19:23
Bring back Nexa. The only problem with Nexa's lineup is lack of awper. He's an igl with decent firepower. Exactly what they need. Boombl4 would be a good choice too.
2022-11-25 19:25
2 replies
this, 100 times this. it was so stupid to kock nexa when they got monesy. he was the missing piece. the lineup was decent.
2022-11-25 23:52
Nexa would be perfect fit since he can actually shoot back at the enemy unlike Hooxi. but i don't think any t1 team will ever sign boombl4 again after all the controversy.
2022-11-26 00:41
Stew for hooxi
2022-11-25 19:28
Hooxi and jks rip
2022-11-25 19:29
See u tomorrow in the Arena
2022-11-25 19:59
Disband when?
2022-11-25 20:12
Many talents in this G2 roster and stuck there for being fermented. Just sad.
2022-11-25 20:18
1 reply
i only see 3.5 talents
2022-11-26 00:41
time to realize that jks cant work in teams, and can shine only as a stand-in in some tournamentos. nice scouts G2, nice brainerino, UNLUKO
2022-11-25 20:27
#36
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Brazil GuigsXP
G2 is fineshed
2022-11-25 20:28
For the love of god G2.. bring a tier S (or at least A) IGL
2022-11-25 21:02
2022-11-25 21:24
1 reply
#40
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Barbados DTurkey
Holy this is Gold
2022-11-25 21:32
#42
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Europe chupe
ez
2022-11-25 22:01
Cadian pog
2022-11-25 22:03
expected comments, no-one mentioning that g2 games are literally 4v5 lmao, you're all stupid
2022-11-26 00:39
2 replies
Niko haters unable to see anything beyond "Niko is the problem" even if he top frags and doesn't tilt.
2022-11-26 01:56
Bruh
2022-11-26 11:52
#55
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Other norb4ki
Gigachad saving strats for global final
2022-11-26 04:31
#56
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Poland lustro
hooxi gigachad saving tactics for next tournament xd
2022-11-26 08:10
#57
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Australia notanalt
-nexa +hooxi almost as bad as when ence kicked aleksib
2022-11-26 08:14
Gigachad saving strats for global final, now they will dominate
2022-11-26 08:25
G2 so bad
2022-11-26 11:47
#63
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Hungary nosuX
cant take it anymore. its too much
2022-11-26 11:56
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