Heroic recovered from their opening day loss against MOUZ with a 2-0 win against ENCE, taking Ancient (16-12) and Vertigo (16-10). René “TeSeS” Madsen was the Danes’ best performer, putting up 50 kills and a 1.44 average rating, while his Danish counterpart on ENCE, Valdemar “valde” Bjørn Vangså, wasn’t able to repeat his opening day performance with a 0.80 rating.
The Danish team didn’t go for any risks in the veto this time, after their Dust2 pick against MOUZ proved unfruitful. They picked into ENCE‘s weakness of Ancient, this time winning their map pick with an impressive performance and closing out the game with a dominant 12-3 defensive half on Vertigo.
TeSeS put up 50 kills in the series
Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer began Ancient with a triple-kill in the pistol round, but ENCE were not able to build a big lead. Heroic won the first gun round of the game, gathering momentum to put themselves 6-2 up in no time. After their hot start, however, the Danes won just two more rounds, one of them being a 1vs2 clutch by TeSeS, as his team finished the half with a one-round lead.
ENCE won the Terrorist side pistol, putting themselves 10-8 up in quick fashion. A brawl ensued, with both teams pulling off their trademark aggressive pushes. ENCE were able to keep the lead throughout the opening exchanges, but the scores were soon tied up at 12-12. With both teams’ economies at breaking point, a chaotic round on B that included a 2vs3 retake by the Danes got them to match point that they converted on their first attempt.
Heroic began Vertigo where they left off, converting a pistol round win into a dominant CT side, as they went 7-0 up before ENCE were able to respond. The Danes continued their domination after just one round, winning the next few to go 11-1 up with the help of their suffocating A ramp holds. ENCE finished the half with some success, meaning the halftime score stood at 12-3.
ENCE got off to a much-needed good start on their CT side, winning the pistol and decreasing the deficit to five rounds. The teams then started to trade rounds, with Casper “cadiaN” Møller and Paweł “dycha” Dycha both winning a 1vs1 clutch. With the scoreline at 13-9, Rasmus “sjuush” Beck delivered a fantastic triple-kill round to break the economy of ENCE, with the map finishing 16-10 in Heroic‘s favor.
After the second day of play, the standings are as follows: