The DreamHack Open Fall 2020 came to end yesterday with Heroic walking away as the champions after an intense best-of-five finale against Vitality came to an end with a ‘3-2’ scoreline. Both the teams traded maps down to the decider on Mirage where the Danes were finally able to overcome the French onslaught.
With this victory Heroic gained 2500 RMR points along with a prize of $33,000 to stand second on the European RMR points table. They also became the first European CS:GO team to qualify for IEM Global Challenge 2020 which could possibly be the first CS:GO LAN tournament since the worldwide lockdown.
Heroic Beats Vitality In A Last Map Thriller
After a mediocre group stage performance which witnessed Heroic struggle against both Astralis and G2 Esports, the Danes started their journey in the playoffs from the lower bracket. It was not at all an easy run for Heroic as they played four back-to-back ‘2-1’ matches to make it to the grand final.
The finale in itself was quite the matchup with Vitality showing strong resistance on the back of a strong performance by Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut who carried the French squad on each and every map, but he alone was no matchup against the might of Heroic as each and every member on the Danish lineup put up a brilliant performance.
With this victory Heroic has raced up to the second position on the European RMR points table while also becoming the first team from Europe to secure themselves a slot at IEM Global Challenge 2020.
Breaking the stereotype that in-game leader’s cannot be good performers Casper “cadiaN” Moller led Heroic from the front with an overall rating of 1.21 and K-D differential of +36. His teammates also put up great individual performances with all them obtaining an overall rating of well over 1.0 which made all the difference.
This is Heroic’s second big victory in the last few months and coincidentally in both the tournaments they were up against Vitality. The last time they beat the French squad was in late August at ESL One: Cologne 2020 Online - Europe, let’s see if Heroic can keep this winning momentum till the end of the year or not.