CadiaN left ‘speechless’ after Heroic’s stunning elimination from Paris CS:GO Major

Heroic, one of the favorites to win the BLAST Paris CS:GO Major, were eliminated from the competition after a 2-1 loss to GamerLegion in the semifinals today, leaving many in the CS:GO world in a state of shock.

Despite being one of the very best teams in the world, evident by their second-place HLTV world ranking, Heroic were silenced and had their Major trophy hopes extinguished as GamerLegion reverse swept them in the first semifinal. After the game, Heroic’s in-game leader, cadiaN, tweeted that “even [he] can be speechless sometimes.”

The match started with a 16-13 Heroic victory on GamerLegion’s map pick, Ancient, which most likely elevated their hopes even more. Although on the second map, Inferno, GamerLegion’s isak clutched the round in a one-vs-two scenario, bringing the series to a decider map with a 16-14 score. The third map was Mirage, and there, GamerLegion completely took over and finished Heroic with a 16-6 result.

For Heroic and any other team eliminated from Paris in the last two weeks, it was the last chance to win a Valve-sponsored CS:GO Major. Counter-Strike 2 is set to release this summer, and the next Major will be played on the new game in Copenhagen next March.

Before we finish the CS:GO saga, though, new kings must be crowned. Either Vitality or Apeks will join GamerLegion in the final, with the second semifinal being played today as well. Vitality, a partially French roster representing a French organization, will sport an enormous home-crowd advantage, with the Parisian fans electrifying Accor Arena and potentially making a case to be the loudest CS:GO audience in history.

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The BLAST Paris CS:GO Major grand final will take place on Sunday, May 21.

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Mateusz Miter

Polish Staff Writer. Mateusz previously worked for numerous outlets and gaming-adjacent companies, including ESL. League of Legends or CS:GO? He loves them both. In fact, he wonders which game he loves more every day. He wanted to go pro years ago, but somewhere along the way decided journalism was the more sensible option—and he was right.

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