BLAST Premier Fall Finals 2022 is set to begin its playoff phase today, featuring the top six CS:GO teams in the tournament. The event kicked off with its group stage on November 23, 2022. After two days of breathtaking matches, only six teams remained in contention for the $425,000 prize pool.
On day three of the BLAST Premier Fall Finals, fans will be able to witness an all-out battle between two top-tier European teams, Heroic and G2 Esports. The two teams will battle it out for a spot in the tournament’s semi-finals, with the winner of that match facing Team Liquid en route to the grand final.
Heroic vs G2: Who will win the CS:GO BLAST Premier Fall Finals 2022 quarterfinal match
Heroic and G2 Esports are among two of the most skilled CS:GO rosters in the European region. Both teams have been finalists at recent majors, with Heroic taking silver at IEM Rio Major 2022, and G2 finishing second at PGL Major Stockholm 2021.
Heroic has an established roster of talented individuals who have proven their ability to play at the highest level of CS:GO esports. The in-game leader (IGL) and main AWPer of the group, cadiaN, is a reputable player known for his leadership skills and his reliable ability to stick.
The Danish squad also has young talents like stavn, TeSeS and Javi, the latter being a recent addition, all of whom were vital to the team’s second place finish at the last CS:GO Majors.
Compared to Heroic, G2 has a roster that has fallen behind in terms of their experience playing together as a team, with players like jks and G2’s IGL HooXi only being added to the roster three months ago. Their coach XTQZZZ also parted ways with the team recently and was replaced by a temporary coach, Swani.
Although the G2 roster lacks experience as a group, their individual players are capable of thriving under pressure and have proven this on several high profile occasions in the past. While HooXi may be new to the team, he is a well-known IGL in the Danish CS:GO scene and has represented several top-tier organizations in the past.
The Kovač brothers, hunter- and Niko, are also respected veterans of the game, leading their team to many victories. Along with m0NESY, one of the most talented young AWPers in the world, G2 Esports has a fair chance of defeating Heroic in a best-of-three matchup.
Spectators can consider Heroic and G2 as equals before the matchup. However, given the recent performances of both teams and the results with their current CS:GO roster, Heroic may emerge as the victor in this quarterfinal match.
Head to Head
The current core members of Heroic and G2’s roster have only faced each other in one official match so far. Their only meeting was in the Legends stage of the PGL Major Antwerp 2022, when Heroic won in overtime with a score of 19-17.
Heroic won their opening game in the BLAST Premier Fall Finals against Ninjas in Pajamas (2-1). They then lost to FaZe Clan (0-2) in the top final of the group stage, after which they qualified for the playoffs as the 2nd seed.
G2 Esports started their BLAST Premier campaign with a defeat against Team Liquid (0-2). Moving into the bottom finals of the group stage, G2 pulled off a 2-0 win over Fluxo to clinch the No. 3 seed ahead of the playoffs.
- Casper”cadiaNMueller (IGL)
- Jacob”my back“Naygard
- Richard”sailing“Landstrom (coach)
- Justin”jks” Savage
- Rasmus”HooXiNielsen (IGL)
- Jan”SuwaneeMueller (Temporary coach)
When and where to watch
CS:GO fans can tune into the official BLASTPremier handles on Twitch and YouTube to catch the 2022 BLAST Premier Fall Finals live in action. Heroic will take on G2 Esports in a best-of-three series November 25, 2022 at 6:30 AM PT/ 3:30 PM CET/ 8:00 PM IST.
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