In today’s second match from Group A at IEM Katowice, Heroic took on OG in a tough brawl, which fielded no more than seven Danish internationals. Despite, Nikolaj “niko” Kristensen battering his former teammates 16-14 on Ancient, it was Heroic who ended on top at the end of the day.
After losing a fierce and extremely close battle on Ancient, Heroic showed great character on their own map pick of Overpass. Especially Martin “stavn” Lund presented some beautiful Counter-Strike, where the 19-year-old rifler managed to top his 1.43 Rating from the first map with a stellar 1.58 Rating on Overpass. The strong play from stavn and company was enough to send the match through to the decider, as they secured a 16-12 win.
Inferno served as the perfect dessert for a very exciting match. The level of Counter-Strike was through the roof with several highlight moments from the encounter. Heroic got off to the best start winning their T side 9-6. But then Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski suddenly woke up to give his team a chance in the second half of the map. At the same time, Heroic took some unnecessary gambles, where they ended up stacking the wrong sites to allow OG some easy plants. But again Martin “stavn” Lund did excellently to swing the match in favor of Heroic, who won 16-13 to seal the deal.
Heroic – OG 2-1 | IEM Katowice
14-16 (Ancient) | niko – 1.60 Rating / 31-19 K-D / 115.9 ADR
16-12 (Overpass) | stavn – 1.58 Rating / 28-18 K-D / 112.2 ADR
16-13 (Inferno) | mantuu Rating 1.40 Rating / 25-16 K-D / 78.0 ADR
MVP: Martin “stavn” Lund 1.43 Rating / 77-51 K-D / 98.8 ADR