Heroic survive the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier group stage

A team of underdogs came to play yesterday.

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The final spot in the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier playoffs was determined last night, and an underdog has emerged victorious.

Heroic sent SK to the lower bracket after crushing them on Train 16-5 in their initial match on Friday, Sept. 29, but SK came back for vengeance after eliminating Team Liquid 2-1 in the losers match. The Danes then defeated Brazilian juggernaut SK Gaming for the second time this weekend in the group decider match.

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The Danish underdogs had trouble keeping up the pace on their Terrorist side against SK on map one Overpass, ending the map 16-8. Inferno was a different story for Heroic though, as they took advantage of an overly passive and uncoordinated SK on both sides—the scoreline was 16-5.

Heroic had a lights out performance on Mirage, starting off 10-1 on their Counter-Terrorist side and finishing the first half at 11-4. They finally put the Brazilians to rest with a 16-8 score, after taking the second pistol round—Jakob “JUGi” Hansen also had a game-winning one-deag.

Heroic join a list of high-caliber teams en route to the ELEAGUE playoffs—featuring FaZe Clan, G2 Esports, North, Fnatic, Cloud9, Team EnVyUs, Astralis, and Heroic.

Competition at the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier will continue on Oct. 10, when eight of the world’s best teams will compete for a larger piece of the $1 million prize pool.