Heroic defeated Gambit Esports in a marathon matchup to win the grand final of the ESL Pro League Season 13 playoffs.
Heroic began with a 19-17 overtime victory in Inferno before falling 16-3 in Vertigo. The second OT of the match, a 28-26 Heroic win in Train was followed by a 16-10 Gambit Esports victory in Overpass.
The fifth and final game was a rout, with Heroic rolling 16-6 on Mirage.
Denmark’s Casper “cadiaN” Moller collected 116 kills and a plus-17 kills-to-death differential to pace Heroic.
Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov was a standout, delivering 122 kills and a plus-39 kills-to-death differential for Gambit Esports.
Heroic receives $200,000 of the $750,000 prize pool, plus 1,300 Pro Tour points and a berth in the $1 million BLAST Premier 2021 Global Final, scheduled for December.
ESL Pro League Season 13 standings, prize pool:
1st — Heroic, $200,000
2nd – Gambit Sports, $85,000
3rd-4th — Ninjas in Pyjamas, $50,000; Furia Esports, $45,000
5th-6th — Astralis, $35,000; Complexity Gaming, $30,000
7th-8th — G2 Esports, Virtus.pro, $27,500
9th-12th — Team Liquid $30,000; FunPlus Phoenix, Natus Vincere, ENCE, $25,000
13th-16th — OG, Team Vitality, MIBR, Endpoint, $17,000
17th-20th — FaZe Clan, Cloud9, $15,000; Renegades, Fnatic, $10,000
21st-24th — BIG, mousesports, Evil Geniuses, $8,000; Team One, $3,000
–Field Level Media