Radu M. | 27. November 2022

Did Heroic deserve to win BLAST Premier Fall Finals?

BLAST Premier Fall Finals has confirmed that Heroic’s IEM Rio Major result was not a fluke. This team really is one of the world’s best at the moment and few opponents can stand up to it.

Heroic won the trophy by defeating FaZe Clan in the Grand Final. This was a rematch in which FaZe were regarded as the favorites. The reason is easy to understand: in the group stage, Finn “karrigan” Andersen’s team had defeated Heroic quite convincingly. The score was 2-0 and the players’ individual performance tells an even better story.

On FaZe Clan’s side, everyone finished with a positive K-D score, while on Heroic’s side, everyone had a negative K-D score. Still, Heroic did well on the first map, ending with 14 round victories. But on the second one, the battle was one sided: 16-5.

Heroic’s run at BLAST Premier Fall Finals

Heroic started the tournament with a victory against Ninjas in Pyjamas. The Swedes fought hard and actually won the first map, but then Heroic crushed them on the other two: 16-6 on Ancient and 16-4 on Overpass. The battle was extremely one-sided, to the point where the audience probably got a bit bored. It was too predictable.

NiP would go on to finish third in group A, while Heroic finished second. Both teams had one win and one loss in the end. The winner in this group was FaZe Clan.

In group B, Team Liquid won while G2 Esports and Natus Vincere finished in second and third place respectively.

Heroic’s run in the playoffs of BLAST Premier: Fall Finals was very challenging. They had to beat three of the world’s best teams and in each case, the match needed three maps to conclude.

In the match against G2, Heroic won on Mirage (16-8), got destroyed on Nuke (6-16), and then had to make a comeback on Vertigo. G2 was leading by three points after the first half and Heroic needed to play really well to win the match. The final score on this third map was 16-12.

Against Liquid, Heroic easily won two of the three maps and lost the second one in overtime. This was a sign that Casper “cadiaN” Moller’s crew was in great shape and that the Grand Final would be hard fought.

And indeed, that’s exactly what happened. FaZe Clan and Heroic played three maps and each of them was close. Heroic won on Overpass (11-16), FaZe Clan on Inferno (16-12), and Mirage decided the match. Heroic had a huge advantage after the first half: 4-11. But FaZe Clan sent the map into overtime with a phenomenal performance.

However, they ran out of steam and lost almost immediately after: 16-19.

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