Shubh | 27. November 2022

True redemption: Heroic beat FaZe to win the Blast Premier Fall Finals

Heroic defeated FaZe 2-1 in the best-of-three championship match to win the BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

The all-Danish team Heroic outplayed FaZe 2-1 on the home turf to win their first S-tier event of the year. The Danish team earned $425,000 in prize money for their victory along with a coveted trophy and a spot at Blast Premier World Final, which certainly helped them atone for their loss in the IEM Rio Major’s grand final. Despite showing excellent showing throughout the event, dropping just one map on their way to a grand final, FaZe failed to overcome their last challenge.

FaZe Clan vs Heroic – The Final Showdown

FaZe went off to a flying start in the final best-of-three showdown, picking up five consecutive rounds on Overpass to upset the home crowd early on. While it initially seemed as though the North American squad would comfortably overcome the Danish team, Heroic’s IGL Casper “cadiaN” Møller and rifler Jakob “Jabbi” Nygaard quickly halted FaZe’s winning streak.

The Danish side took eight rounds in the first half to gain an 8-7 lead. As the game progressed into the second half, the team continued to display formidable defense on the CT side to capture the map 16-11. Heroic’s standout players Jabbi and cadiaN combined for 46 kills, overshadowing the magnificent performance of the Estonian rifler Robin “ropz” Kool, who picked up 26 kills for FaZe. 

FaZe chose Inferno to attempt a comeback because of their 87.7 win percentage on the map, but the Danish team quickly thwarted their plan with an outstanding performance in the initial rounds. Heroic kept the scoreline going despite suffering successive counterattacks from the North American side.

FaZe appeared to be falling apart after Heroic took an 8-4 lead, but the Estonian rifler ropz fought like a lone warrior to bring his team back into the game. Soon after, Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken and Helvijs “broky” Saukants picked up steam. Together with ropz, they quickly turned a 4-8 deficit into a surprising 16-12 victory, proving once again why FaZe are the kings of Inferno.  

The Danish squad made a quick rebound as the game moved to the third and final map, Mirage. Heroic continued to thrive in each round of the first half, and their collective team efforts were reflected in the 11-4 scoreline. Despite Mirage’s numbers favoring FaZe, the entire FaZe clan kept getting punished for repeating mistakes, and IGL Finn “karrigan” Andersen’s calls also didn’t seem to be working.

The momentum, however, changed in favor of FaZe as soon as the teams switched sides. The team’s heavy hitters broky and Twistzz joined Ropz in the counterattack, cutting the deficit to 12-12. The teams continued to trade blows, but no team gained a commanding advantage, pushing the match and best-of-three series to overtime. Heroic easily won four of the six rounds in overtime to seal the best-of-three series with a 2:1 victory, redeeming themselves from missing the Rio Major title.