No. 19 Heroic to Compete at DreamHack Austin CSGO Event

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Heroic player
(Photo: DreamHack)

The third best Danish squad, Heroic will be joining the growing list of teams set to attend DreamHack Austin next month. No. 19 Heroic has seen highs and lows, however, over the last few months after seeing Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander leave the squad for Astralis, the team has put up better results. Wins over No. 9, 15, 16, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports, and mousesports respectively, in the last month showed the team could compete. Victories against No. 6 North and No. 2 Virtus.pro at IEM Katowice has only added stock to the roster which recently rounded out its squad with the addition of Jakob "JUGi" Hansen.

Heroic CS:GO roster:

Andreas "MODDII" Fridh
Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså
Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer
Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen
Jakob "JUGi" Hansen

DreamHack introduction to Heroic:

"Good news Heroic fans, Heroic will join us at DreamHack Austin! This will be their second showing in the DreamHack ASTRO Open this year as they have already attended DreamHack Leipzig in January. After dropping out in the semifinals at Leipzig their goal will be getting to the Grand Finals, and contend to be the new Austin Champions!"

DHA Heroic
(Photo: DreamHack)

The event is set to kick off on April 28 and run through the weekend until April 30 with top teams from around the world competing in the iconic esports tournament. The event will feature a $100,000 prize pool as the previous iterations of the Open series from DreamHack have with the Masters being the updated and more competitive events that boast a larger reward at $450,000 from the tournament organizer.

The rising squad of Immortals received the third invite to DreamHack Austin. The team currently sits at No. 7 in the WWG CSGO Team Rankings after impressive results at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice. Immortals went 3-1 last week, walking over Winterfox and splitting 1-1 with No. 10 Cloud9 which will also be in attendance. The Brazilian squad has done well to follow up its strong performance in Poland at IEM.

Cloud9's most recent international appearance saw the boys in blue go out in the group stage. IEM Katowice wasn't the squads worst showing, however, it once again proved Jake "Stewie2k" Yip and co. have ways to go. The squad did bring in Soham "valens" Choudhury as coach just last month on a trial basis and with more time under his supervision, perhaps there will be more to show.

Joining a G2 squad that has had interesting results thus far in its online matches. Losing to its French rival Team EnVyUs as well as other unexpected teams. Although things are still fresh, a poor showing in Austin will have people wondering if this promising lineup will ever meet anywhere close to the expectations set when players like kennyS and Shox unite under one roof.

Steven Cropley

Esports Staff Writer

Steven Cropley has followed and competed in the Counter-Strike franchise since 2003. Having worked for UBINITED prior to their move to Counter Logic Gaming, Steven brings a deep background in competitive first-person shooters with a focus on professional CS.

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