Kickstarting IEM Katowice with a match against Heroic

January 31, 2024
  • Date: 31st, January 2024
  • Time: 16:30 CET
  • Tournament: IEM Katowice 2024 Play-in
  • Map: TBA
  • Format: Upper Bracket, Opening Round, Best-of-One (BO1)

After a nail-biting 2-1 win against BIG in the BLAST Last Chance Playoffs, the Main team is ready to face Heroic in the IEM Katowice tournament play-in.

The match against Heroic is taking place in the Upper Bracket Opening Round, and whether Jakob' jabbi' Nygaard and his squad win or lose, they will meet ENCE or BIG in their next match.

IGL Damjan 'kyxsan' Stoilkovski and his Heroic squad lost 1-2 when they played against BIG in the elimination match of the BLAST tournament.

With Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer and the Danes winning over BIG and Heroic losing, you might say that the main squad has the higher odds of going into this Danish clash.

Watch the highlights of the victory against BIG

Let's dive deeper into stats and roster changes

The Danish squad last met Heroic in the BLAST Premier Fall Final 2023. This time, Heroic eliminated Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz and the rest of his teammates with a 2-0 victory on Vertigo (13-8) and Overpass (16-13). 

The last time Heroic and the Main squad met, Nicolai 'dev1ce' Reedtz was on fire, getting a K-D of +10.

Will we see dev1ce pop off again?

Since then, both teams have seen significant roster changes, making it a bit uncertain to rely on previous statistics. This match will definitely be one to watch to see how well the two teams do against each other.