Heroic defeat Na’Vi to qualify for PGL Antwerp Major

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Heroic topple Natus Vincere to qualify for the PGL Antwerp 2022 Major.

Map veto :

1. Natus Vincere removed Vertigo

2. Heroic removed Dust2

3. Natus Vincere picked Mirage

4. Heroic picked Inferno

5. Heroic removed Ancient

6. Natus Vincere removed Overpass

7. Nuke was left over
Match Details :

Heroic Vs Natus Vincere
Event : PGL Antwerp Major 2022 European RMR
Event Type : LAN, Best of 3 Swiss Format
Location : Bucharest, Romania
Played between teams with a 2-0 record*

*Winner Qualifies for PGL Antwerp Major 2022.

Map : Mirage ( Pick and Winner : Natus Vincere, Final Score : 16-11)

Mirage kicked off with Heroic trying to institute an early lead over Natus Vincere but were unable to achieve the same as Aleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev and his troops had already started to terrorize with their onslaughts, featuring Ilya ‘Perfecto’ Zalutskiy and Valeriy ‘b1t’ Vakhovskiy lead the cavalry with the later converting the 7th round into a successful retake. Despite being down 2-6, Heroic never seemed to get on the back line as a double AWP-setup from Martin “stavn” Lund and Casper ‘cadiaN’ Møller thwarted Na’Vi’s plans into running away with a massive lead. Heroic claimed 7 rounds to their name with just a round deficit to square their opponents off.

CadiaN and his men looked destitute and listless as it was until the 22nd round, being denied by every reinforcement setup by Na’Vi and having finally showed some signs of improvement which indeed extended their drag to a total of 4 rounds but ultimately fell prey to b1t who bagged a 4-kill on the A-site and helping Na’Vi clinch their pick, 16-11.

Map : Inferno ( Pick and Winner : Heroic, Final Score : 16-13)

Inferno saw Heroic use the perfect combo of their brains and the brawl, heading straight up with a 8-2 lead over s1mple’s Na’Vi as they were seen constantly switching and picking up sites to deal their businesses at. b1t’s heroics finally got his team a breathing space with a sensational A-site lockup and getting the 3rd on board for Na’Vi. Not much could the 19 year-old further do as Heroic were the yet among the favorites to win Inferno, top-scoring the first half 10-5.

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Second half of Inferno was where things started to get dicey and sweat out Heroic. With a plethora of back and forth rounds traded, it had become tough to determine whether the Danes would either force Map 3 or will it be Na’Vi clean sweep the former to qualify for the PGL Antwerp Major 2022. Heroic did race onto the 20th round with a healthy 14-6 lead only to nearly blow up their deficit down to just two rounds on match point where Ismail ‘refrezh’ Ali would seize the deal with a very 3-kill round of his own to help his team square off the Best of 3 series 1-1.

Map : Nuke ( Pick : Left out in Veto, Winner Heroic, Final Score : 16-13)

It all came down to Nuke, the final and deciding map of the series. No team really took off at the start and struggled to embrace dominance as the Na’Vi and Heroic continued to trade rounds back and forth with rotations being forced upon and so on.

The first half ended with Heroic in the driver’s seat which indeed set up the momentum for CadiaN who went berserk with his AWP, clutching out a 1v3, adding up to the woes of Na’Vi who were able to draw just 2 rounds in the second half as the Danish side reverse sweeped the former to qualify for the PGL Antwerp Major 2022.

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