Heroic Defeat Mousesports to Qualify for EPICENTER 2019
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November 1, 2019

Heroic Defeat Mousesports to Qualify for EPICENTER 2019

Heroic have taken first place in the EPICENTER 2019 European Qualifiers and will join the ranks of elite teams competing at the Finals in December.

Heroic Battles Towards a Win

Their road through the Qualifier was lined with challenging opponents, but Heroic stood above them all. They took 2-0 victories against GamerLegion in quarterfinals and North in semifinals. GamerLegion took their map of Overpass to double overtime, but other than that Heroic made quick work of their competition. In the finals, Heroic found themselves against a mousesports lineup hungry for another international LAN birth.

On their map pick of Vertigo, Heroic started off quickly with a 6-2 lead on T side. Mousesports were able to rally back, but Heroic still held an 8-7 lead at the half. On their CT side, Heroic also shot out of the gate by going up 14-8. Once again, mousesports started to mount a comeback, but it was too little too late. Heroic took map one 16-13.

Now on their own map, mousesports got off to a favorable 7-3 start, but Heroic were able to pull it back to a manageable 9-6. The second half saw Heroic’s CT side also start off hot, taking six of the first eight. However, mousesports won some key clutch rounds, allowing them to regain both the round lead and the economic lead. Mousesports were set to take control of the game and send this match to a tiebreaker, until Heroic turned the tides with a full save round win.

Mousesports never recovered from this and bled out the remaining rounds. Heroic would take Mirage 16-14 and advance to the EPICENTER main event without dropping a map.

Heroic Sets its Sights on Moscow

Heroic joins the ranks of elite teams who will do battle at the EPICENTER Finals in Moscow, Russia. So far, the teams that have qualified are:
AVANGAR
Evil Geniuses
Fnatic
Natus Vincere
Team Vitality
Heroic

Six of the spots have been filled and only two more remain. The final two qualifiers will be determined at the Chinese Qualifier and the CIS Qualifier.
The Chinese Qualifier will be held from Nov 4-13. Going into it, TYLOO and Invictus Gaming look to be favorites, but teams like 5Power Gaming have been on the rise. Upsets are very possible in this bracket.

The CIS Qualifier will be held from Nov 23-24. The teams competing have not been announced yet, but with AVANGAR and Na’Vi already being invited, the last qualification spot could be anyone’s to take. Teams like forZe, HellRaisers, and Syman Gaming will all have their eyes on the prize.

The EPICENTER Finals begin on Dec 17. Not only will this event be full of top-tier talent, it will also be the first S Tier tournament featuring the reworked Cache. These teams will be bringing all sorts of new and exciting strategies in order to claim a chunk of that massive $500 thousand prize pool.

Check back at EsportzNetwork for all the latest CS:GO coverage leading up to the event.

Written by Zakaria Almughrabi

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