It has been a shaky start to 2023 for Heroic, who had a lot of momentum going into the year after a strong finish last year. But at BLAST Spring Groups the Danes have been strangely offbeat. Losses against EG and Vitality have seen some cracks in the Heroic foundation.
Today against BIG we again saw the two different faces of the Danes. On Vertigo Heroic simply destroyed BIG on their own map pick by winning 16-3!
But then things went sour. On Ancient the Danes showed a respectable T-side only trailing by 7-8 at the break, but on the CT-side they let BIG into the game. Florian 'syrsoN' Rische provided great impact to see BIG win the second map.
Inferno was left as the decider. Here it didn’t take Heroic long to return to the dominant style, that we saw on Vertigo. A 12-3 lead at the break was converted to a map win with Martin "stavn" Lund giving an lights-out performance.
Heroic is now qualified for the BLAST Spring Finals in Washington in June, while BIG will need to go through the difficult Showdown event to try and qualify.
Heroic – BIG 2-1
MVP: Martin 'stavn' Lund - 1.37 rating / 61-42 K-D / 92.3 ADR