Heroic is ready for the Pro League playoffs!
The team atmosphere has been amazing during the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 14 and our CS:GO team has once again shown amazing results. With 5 undefeated matches against world leading esports teams, we are now ready to enter play-offs and grab our chance to take this year’s 2nd EPL trophy home.
A quick summary of the group stage matches:
Heroic are the reigning champions of ESL Pro League and faced a lot of pressure to perform in the new season 14 group stage. It didn’t help that Heroic were placed into one of the tournaments most stacked groups.
The winner of the group stage would advance directly to the quarter final of the playoffs. The second and third placed team would advance to first round of playoffs. So, Heroic’s CSGO team had to perform from day one if they wanted the shortest avenue through the tournament.
The group stage started out with one of the easier matches vs the American team BNB, and Heroic showed up in a big way! The first map was won by Heroic 16-1, before the second followed in a similar dominant fashion 16-4. The second match was vs Spirit and again Casper “Cadian” Møller’s team won with a solid 2-0 score line. But the third match of the group proved more difficult. The French championship team Vitality showed solid form and fought Heroic round after round. It took almost three hours to secure the victory over the French.
Now topping the group, the question, could Heroic again go undefeated through group play? Just as the team did in Pro League season 13. ENCE was our next opponent and they showed up to play. Heroic alumni Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfeiffer posted monster numbers on the server and made the series super close. The third and deciding map went 16-14 in Heroic’s favor. The game couldn’t have been closer.
The final match of the group stage was vs fellow Danish team Astralis. And the opposing Danes had to win to qualify for Pro League playoffs. Heroic had to win to secure first place and a place at the Quarter final. And the Danish Derby turned out to be a blowout in Heroic’s favor. Two times 16-8 for us.
For the second season in a row, Heroic went undefeated in the group stage of Pro League!
The quarter final is played this Friday, vs the best American team in Pro League!
Heroic vs Team Liquid
Friday, 10th of September
Live stream: https://www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo
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