Heroic vs. Endpoint, Preview & Prediction - Free 11/26 CS:GO
Heroic is a massive favorite in this Best of 3 encounter when they take on Endpoint in the Round of 16 of the BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Showdown on Thursday. In case the No. 2 team in the world defeats Endpoint, they will go on to meet mousesports in the quarter-finals.
Heroic Team Stats and Latest Results
Heroic displayed fantastic form at the DreamHack Open Fall 2020, where they beat Endpoint, North, Sprout, BIG, NiP, Astralis, and then Vitality in the Grand final to secure a title and $33,000 with a ticket for the IEM Global Challenge 2020 and 2500 RMR Points. Vitality got revenge for that loss in the Grand final and defeated Heroic at the IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 Europe on their way to the title. Heroic won ten of the previous 13 matches.
In the last three months, Heroic displayed fine performances on Nuke (80.0% win rate) and played well on Train (63.6%) and Vertigo (61.1%), while they were below average only on Mirage (36.4%). Heroic is playing with the current lineup since August 2020 and appeared on 86 maps with a record of 51 wins and 35 losses. The lineup consists of cadiaN (1.11 rating), b0RUP (0.96), niko (1.07), stavn (1.16), and TeSeS (1.11).
Endpoint Team Stats and Latest Results
Endpoint is having an excellent campaign at the ESEA MDL Season 35 Europe where they finished the league phase in 5th place and secured the playoffs. They defeated Secret, Nexus, and sAw to make it to the Grand final, where will battle Sprout for $12,500 and a ticket for the ESL Pro League S13. In the meantime, Endpoint won a trophy and $10,441 at the ESL Premiership Autumn 2020 thanks to a victory over Vexed. Endpoint won ten of the last 13 games.
When it comes to the maps in the previous three months, Endpoint was decent on Train (70.6%), Inferno (65.0%), and Dust2 (63.2%), while they disappointed on Nuke (20.0%) and Vertigo (23.1%). Since September this year, Endpoint is playing with the same lineup that appeared on 81 maps with a record of 42 wins and 39 losses. The team members are robin (1.01), CRUC1AL (1.07), MiGHTYMAX (0.93), Surreal (1.04), and flameZ (1.14).
Heroic vs. Endpoint H2H Record
These rivals have met on four occasions so far, and Heroic won all four duels, dropping just one map in the process and winning nine in return. As I already mentioned, Heroic’s most recent H2H win came at the DreamHack Open Fall 2020 in October this year.
Heroic vs. Endpoint Betting Preview
Endpoint is in great form at the moment but I think their main focus is on winning the ESEA MDL Season 35 Europe, where they already reached the Grand final. That game is also on Thursday, and I believe they will be both emotionally and physically drained after it, so I am giving a big advantage to the favorites in this one. The H2H record is completely on Heroic’s side, as well as the quality, so I am backing the Danish team to cover the spread in a win.
The Pick: Heroic -1.5 (-119 @GG.BET)