Heroic win ESL Pro League Season 132021-04-10 22:08:00
Heroic have won the ESL Pro League Season 13 title following a splendid win against Gambit. The Danish powerhouse managed to maintain its composure despite slow starts on the first three maps, winning Inferno and Train in overtime affairs and locking down the series 3-2 with a whitewash performance on the deciding Mirage.
That was such a long game, so intense, it was five maps and one of them was with four overtimes, basically counting for two.
They gave us a run for their money, Gambit played so well, they're probably considered the best team by everyone, this is our first tournament and we did it. I feel like that's part of CS history by now.
With this win, Heroic took home their first win big win of 2021, $200,000, 1,300 ESL Pro Tour points, and a guaranteed spot at the BLAST Premier Global Final in December. They also prevented Gambit from going back-to-back on S-Tier events, with the CIS squad having already won the Intel Extreme Masters XV World Championship in February.
Despite the loss, Gambit’s Sergey “Ax1Le” Rykhtorov was still named the ESL Pro League Season 13 MVP for his amazing consistency and impact throughout the event. His teammate sh1ro was previously named the IEM Katowice MVP.