The Heroic team turned out to be stronger than HEET with a score of 2:1 in the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 16. Thanks to this victory, the Danish team was even more firmly established in the leader group. In turn, HEET continues to dangle at the bottom of Group C with three points in the asset.
The first confrontation of the fourth round in Group C started on the Vertigo map, which became the choice of the French team. At the same time, the first half turned out in an equal manner, albeit with a minimal margin in favor of HEET — 8:7. After the change of sides, the Danes made an attempt to take the initiative under their control, but it turned out the other way around. As a result, the French team managed to show an excellent series in defense, and then take the lead in the series - 16:11.
Next, the teams moved to the Overpass map, which became the choice of Heroic. Here the Danish team began to correct the situation, but failed to take advantage of all the chances, gaining only three rounds of difference in the first half — 9:6. The first time after the change of sides, the teams were equal, but then there was a finishing octopus from Heroic, which brought the series to the deserter — 16:9.
Everything was decided on the Nuke map, where the Danish team started on defense and took advantage of their strong side, gaining a twofold advantage — 10:5. After the switch of sides, the intrigue never appeared on the server, as Heroic managed to win the pistol series, and at the same time smash the opponent's dreams for a comeback. As a result, the Danes dealt with the opponent and took the lead in group C - 16:12.
In the final round, Heroic will face Astralis in the Danish derby, while HEET will play MOUZ.
ESL Pro League Season 16 runs from August 31st to October 2nd in Malta at the Salini Resort. 24 teams from Europe, CIS, North and South America compete for a total prize pool of $835,000. The winner of the tournament will receive the main prize of $175,000, as well as tickets to BLAST Premier: World Final 2022 and IEM Katowice 2023.
Intermediate results of ESL Pro League Season 16
- 1st place: $175,000 + 2,800 BLAST Premier points + ticket to BLAST Premier: World Final 2022 + ticket to IEM Katowice 2023
- 2nd place: $70,000 + 1,400 BLAST Premier points
- 3rd-4th place: $35,000 + 875 BLAST Premier points
- 5th-8th place: $17,500 + 262.5 BLAST Premier points
- 9th-12th place: $12,000
- 13th-16th place: Team Spirit and BIG — $19,000
- 17th-20th place: Ninjas in Pajamas — $17,500
- 17th-20th place: MIBR — $12,500
- 21st-24th place: Endpoint — $11,000
- 21st-24th place: FTW - $6,000