Heroic earned his first playoff spot at IEM Katowice 2022 after beating Vitality 2-0 today. Danish CS GO The team won 2-1 against OG yesterday and will now only play one more series in the group stage to determine if they advance directly to the semi-finals of the tournament or to the quarterfinals.
To those just looking at the scoreboard, it seems Heroic has dominated Vitality today. But that’s not the case. The Danes led the Mirage 7-1 and won almost seven in a row to create a good chance in the second half. Once they were on the CT side, Heroic showed his best and won the game 16-12 despite losing the second pistol.
On Inferno, however, it’s the opposite. Heroic took a 7-0 lead and saw Vitality draw 7-7. The Franco-Danish team had a point on the map to close the game and end the series, but Heroic did the unthinkable and sent the game to extra time with a single pistol. Vitality again had a chance to beat Inferno in the first extra time but Heroic resisted and won in the second after an impressive match. one against two clutch by captain and AWPer Casper “cadiaN” Møller.
Heroic will now have a day to rest before taking on the winner of the Ninjas in Pajamas vs Virtus Pro match on Saturday, February 20 to decide who is the winner of Group A. On the other hand, Vitality will play the winner of Copenhagen Flames vs Gambit in the second round of the lower bracket and must win that series and one more to progress to the knockout stages of IEM Katowice.
https://dotesports.com/counter-strike/news/heroic-are-the-first-team-through-to-the-iem-katowice-2022-playoffs Heroic is the first team to reach the knockout round of IEM Katowice 2022