Heroic pass FaZe to secure semi-final berth in Washington D.C.

Heroic will once again play on the favorable side of the bracket, but will they get over the hump this time?

In the final match of the BLAST Premier Spring Final group stage, Heroic passed FaZe 2-0 (Nuke 19-16, Inferno 16-10) to secure first place in Group B and a direct berth to the semi-finals.

The Danes now sit on the side of the bracket featuring Complexity and Imperial in the quarter-finals, a similar position to the one in which they found themselves at IEM Dallas just last week. There, they were unable to live up to their status of favorites, falling at the hands of MOUZ to finish the tournament in joint-third place.

FaZe will start the playoffs in the quarter-finals and face tough opposition on the other side of the bracket, with their first match setting them up against Vitality on Friday at 22:45 . The winner of that series will then face off against G2 on the following day.

Heroic won the Paris Major quarter-final rematch

Just like in their Major encounter against Heroic, FaZe picked Nuke to start the series and fell just short once again. Eight rounds on the offense weren't enough as the Danes responded in kind with their many different faces, and Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard's efforts to overturn an 11-15 deficit turned out in vain. Overtime went the way of the Danes with Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller's AWP triple at a key moment giving Heroic the edge after all.

Heroic then claimed a much more straightforward victory on Inferno to lock down their semi-final spot. The beginning of their offense went unanswered in the first five rounds, and although FaZe tried their best to salvage their chances, in part thanks to Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen's multikills and in part due to a win with a shoddy MP9 buy, they still ended up trailing by five at halftime.

FaZe started off the second half on a strong note with a 3v5 in the pistol round and began to threaten Heroic's lead. A last-second 4v3 retake on the A bombsite gave the Danes their first round on the defense, then, and from there they were back in control and closed out the match without too much drama.

Matchpage
2
0
9th June 2023
19
Nuke
16
16
Inferno
10
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 39 +7 92.4 1.29
45 - 32 +13 72.5 1.22
41 - 37 +4 67.4 1.16
40 - 39 +1 71.9 1.12
42 - 38 +4 69.3 1.09
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 40 -1 67.6 0.99
38 - 47 -9 77.7 0.96
34 - 39 -5 64.8 0.92
41 - 43 -2 71.8 0.91
31 - 46 -15 59.1 0.78
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Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1760
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1628
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
2169
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
#1
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United States KevinUSA
KEKW
2023-06-09 06:24
8 replies
Heroic playoffs choke incoming
2023-06-09 06:46
For the 20th time -karri when?😉
2023-06-09 07:49
6 replies
#20
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Europe potatomato
- TwistzZz + Hooxi and let karrigan frag
2023-06-09 08:30
2 replies
Karrigan tries to get more than one kill in a round challenge (its physically impossible)
2023-06-09 09:00
1 reply
hes a far better coach than robban, thats fo sho... he has that in his blood.. yet too damn stubborn to fuggin leave the mouse
2023-06-09 09:52
You need a name change brother
2023-06-09 11:12
2 replies
you need glasses brother? Its in my bio😉😘
2023-06-09 11:59
1 reply
Damn man, when?
2023-06-09 19:22
Bottigan and Rain with a masterclass performance on CT side banana
2023-06-09 06:24
#3
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
Expected but I wish we had 3 maps
2023-06-09 06:24
Heroic nowadays reminds me a bit of Astralis back when they had the semi-final curse, always going deep in tournaments but struggle to lift the trophy. Must be a rite of passage for Danish teams lol
2023-06-09 06:25
2 replies
Not a bad thing to follow the old astralis path, in that case heroic will become a 4 time major winner soon 😉
2023-06-09 12:25
1 reply
Oh, I'm sure they would love that thought ;) CS2 is bound to have an era sooner or later, never know who it'll be due to it being slightly a different game. Top teams/players in CS:S and CS 1.6 didn't necessarily transfer well to CS:GO (names like Neo, markeloff etc)
2023-06-09 13:10
#5
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India G4bbaR
Bruhhhh!!
2023-06-09 06:36
Heroic keeping up their consistency!
2023-06-09 06:37
#7
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Russia lindywalker
Series started after 10 pm Est after a 3+ hour delay… good job blast
2023-06-09 06:37
easiest game
2023-06-09 06:40
#9
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Bulgaria eed123
Easy Heroic final now... :D
2023-06-09 06:42
Nice schedule Blast. Sort your shit out. Feel bad for both teams having to play this late. Ridiculous
2023-06-09 07:03
#12
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Europe dan1elsen
How does heroic always manage to get the easiest bracket and still choke?
2023-06-09 07:09
3 replies
since when did winning a game considered to be "choke"
2023-06-09 07:29
2 replies
#14
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Europe dan1elsen
I mean on every other tournament
2023-06-09 07:32
1 reply
definitely something to do with their mentality. maybe this time they will get over it and keep up their group stage performance
2023-06-09 07:37
Ok
2023-06-09 08:04
#18
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Romania Evreu01
It was much more one sided than it looks, FaZe should change something, but what in the hell to change?
2023-06-09 08:20
1 reply
Sadly it is kinda Karrigan, I don't want to be the one to say -Karrigan and all but if there is someone to blame it kinda is him considering his low impact rly
2023-06-09 11:51
LMAO FAZZE DEAD
2023-06-09 08:25
Wait I had no idea there's a LAN in DC right now, I could literally walk to the venue
2023-06-09 09:00
blast suck heroic in the ass complexity or fluxo to the final heroic are manchester city in csgo
2023-06-09 09:11
Heroic win final
2023-06-09 09:21
#26
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North America BoDaddy
Lol look at those lopsided playoff brackets
2023-06-09 10:01
has bottingan ever had a BO3 with more than 0.8 rating ?
2023-06-09 10:53
1 reply
Didnt he against navi in the major? Edit: yes he had a 1.03 there. Actual god performance for his standards.
2023-06-09 12:28
Sad loss for faze but heroic just stronker
2023-06-09 12:26
Heroic rekting Faze ! 3 in a row !!!!!!! SAD !
2023-06-09 12:34
#35
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Italy Karimk03
Heroic in group stage=prime astralis
2023-06-09 12:48
Just win already :)
2023-06-09 13:13
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