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Move over, Jake “Sloth” Brown – Heroic may lead the league in points, but Pascal “Cryn”
Alouane has the statistical crown.
Cryn has been having one of the best stages of his career. He has a 1.44 SiegeGG Rating on the stage, as well as a +42 in kills to deaths – a staggering 20 over the closest competitor.
Rogue is having an excellent stage, despite losing Kevin “Prano” Pranowitz to G2 in the offseason. They sit at 3-2-0-1, their sole loss came at the hands of G2 early in the stage. Recently, they’ve been in top form, and look primed to take a Major spot.
To get there, they’ll need more statistical brilliance out of Cryn, who dropped a 13-3 performance on Team Secret in a 7-2 victory on Thursday. At this point, Cryn looks to be leading Rogue to the promised land – the Charlotte Major.
MNM and LFO squared off in what became one of the more intense games of EUL Stage 1. It was an 8-7, max overtime bid on Villa, which had a little bit of everything.
It had clutches, nice shots, and overtime heroics. Statistically, Dahmani “Mowwwgli” Yanis and Fatih “Solotov” Türker dominated, but the Frenchmen were overcome by the Brit-majority MNM roster in the end.
If you’re going to watch one of the matches of the stage back – make it this one. It was a barnburner in every sense of the word.
Heroic are on the precipice of qualifying for the first Major in the history of the roster.
If they get three more points, they’ll be effectively locked in. BDS and Outsiders are behind them by six points, and with the round differential tiebreaker, Heroic are looking tough to beat. How fortunate for Heroic as well that they play Outsiders – they can effectively kill the chances of one of their immediate competitors. If Heroic beat Outsiders in regulation, BDS have to be literally perfect with regulation wins for the rest of the stage for there to even be a chance of Heroic losing their Major spot.
The roster would’ve qualified for a Major in 2021 Stage 1 under cowana Gaming, but the postponement of the Six Invitational 2021 canceled the May Major. Since the addition of Aleksi “UUNO” Työppönen this offseason, Heroic are looking tough to beat, and will likely enter the Major as the No. 1 team in the stage.