Vitality and Heroic will meet as part of the group A grand final at BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023. An interesting confrontation, since I personally cannot call either team a clear favorite.
At the same time, this meeting is played with great motivation, since the winner will make it to the BLAST Premier Spring Spring Final 2023 and add a couple of extra nerves to himself by missing the Play-In.
Speaking in fact, the Danish-French team confidently walked through the upper bracket, getting victories over Astralis and Evil Geniuses. In turn, Heroic managed to lose to the North Americans, but later corrected itself anyway and avoided falling further.
Nevertheless, the Danish team has not yet found their condition, even though it is getting closer to them with every match. In turn, Vitality's inertia has been going on since last season, and frankly, I don't believe in this team.
The ninth team of the world ranking showed nothing at BLAST Premier World Final 2022, where they limited themselves to just one victory and went home very soon after the quarterfinals.
As for the start in the group stage of BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023, here the Danish-French team managed to cope with Astralis, showing not so much confident as error-free play.
Well, then Vitality rode Evil Geniuses without a chance, but there’s nothing to talk about there. In general, the team shoots well, but it is necessary to evaluate the form against the background of an equal opponent.
Vitality's latest results:
- Victory over Natus Vincere with a score of 2:0.
- Lost to OG with a score of 0:2.
- Lost to G2 with a score of 1:2.
- Victory over Astralis with a score of 2:0.
- Victory over Evil Geniuses with a score of 2:0.
Best Vitality cards:
- Inferno - 71% of wins.
- Overpass - 67% of wins.
- Vertigo - 60% of wins.
It should be noted that the Danish-French team continues to refuse the Ancient map.
The first team in the world ranking became the champion of BLAST Premier Fall Final 2022, having outplayed FaZe Clan in the final. However, then the Danish team completely failed at BLAST Premier World Final 2022, where they forgot to win at all.
As for the start at the group stage of BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023, here Heroic managed to lose to Evil Geniuses, somewhere underestimating the opponent, and somewhere simply not finishing their situations.
Nevertheless, the guys gathered further to beat Astralis and Evil Geniuses in a row, and at the same time get into the grand final of the quartet. It is clear that it is difficult to assess the chances of Heroic, but the guys may seem like a small leader based on past achievements.
Heroic's latest results:
- Lost to OG with a score of 1:2.
- Defeat from Natus Vincere with a score of 1:2.
- Defeated by Evil Geniuses with a score of 1:2.
- Victory over Astralis with a score of 2:1.
- Victory over Evil Geniuses with a score of 2:1.
Best Heroic Maps:
- Vertigo - 83% of wins.
- Overpass - 78% of wins.
- Mirage - 75% of wins.
- Ancient - 60% of wins.
In turn, the Danish team has so far banned Ancient and Vertigo.
Vitality vs Heroic match statistics
During the last season, the teams held three meetings:
- Heroic's victory at IEM Katowice 2022 with a score of 2:0.
- Heroic's victory at PGL Major Antwerp 2022 with a score of 2:1.
- Heroic's victory at IEM Road to Rio 2022 Europe RMR B with a score of 2:1.
Interestingly, in each match, the teams played on the Mirage and Inferno maps.
Prediction for the match Vitality — Heroic
I'm not impressed with Vitality's run so far, and the team raised a lot of questions about last season. As for the Danish team, it is clearly gaining strength for the time being, but in such a match the guys can obviously pull themselves together.
Perhaps statistics can play a decisive role here, since psychologically Vitality has a chance to falter. Therefore, in this case, I would recommend betting on the victory of the Heroic team.
All bookmakers have agreed that Vitality is the favorite. This can be noticed because odds on them are 1.385. This number in the favor of Heroic amounts 4.332. Respectively, the last ones are the underdogs of the upcoming match.
What are the successes of the teams in the last games
|5 matches (wins)||3||2|
|10 matches (wins)||5||6|
We will also remind you of the statistics of matches that the teams played with each other. The teams played 17 matches with each other before. In these battles Vitality got 8 victories while Heroic managed to take 9 matches.