Heroic vs NAVI Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

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Heroic vs NAVI Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

Two European teams will go head-to-head in the Heroic vs NAVI IEM Rio 2023 Semi Final tie for a place in the Grand Final

FURIA and Heroic met in the IEM Rio 2023 Quarter Finals in a rematch of the IEM Rio 2022 Semi Final tie. Just like they did in 2022, the Danes knocked the home side out of the competition. NAVI, on the other hand, had the luxury to take a four-day break after qualifying for the Semi Final by defeating BIG in the Upper Bracket Final. NAVI will be the CSGO betting favorites for this tie, but Heroic will be hopeful of dealing a lethal blow to the Ukrainian’s IEM Rio title ambitions. 


Heroic faced a confident FURIA side in the quarterfinals, who also had the extra motivation of avenging their defeat last year’s semifinal defeat to the Dutch side. Casper “cadiaN” Møller and company, however, prevailed in the battle of nerves as they snatched away a 2-1 victory, despite falling 1-8 behind in the final map. 


Martin “stavn” Lund

  • HLTV Rating: 1.12
  • Impact Rating: 1.14
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.9%
  • Average Damage Round: 81.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Casper “cadiaN” Møller

  • HLTV Rating: 1.04
  • Impact Rating: 1.11
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.2
  • Kills Per Round:0.69

René “TeSeS” Madsen

  • HLTV Rating: 1.10
  • Impact Rating: 1.11
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.5%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.71

Rasmus “sjuush” Beck

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.03
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.68

Jakob “Jabbi” Nygaard

  • HLTV Rating: 1.04
  • Impact Rating: 1.00
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.3%
  • Average Damage Round:71.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.67

Player To Watch



NAVI are on a six match winning streak heading into their IEM Rio 2023 Semi Final clash against Heroic. They pulled off a clean sweep against BIG in the Upper Bracket Final. The Germans forced the opening map to overtime, but couldn’t avoid a NAVI win. The BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022 champions, however, cruised to a 16-8 win on Inferno to secure a 2-0 victory. 


Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev

  • HLTV Rating: 1.24
  • Impact Rating: 1.35
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 74.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 85.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.85

Denis “electroNic” Sharipov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.19
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 82.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.74

Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy

  • HLTV Rating: 1.04
  • Impact Rating: 0.87
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 70.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.62

Valerii “b1t” Vakhovskyi

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.4
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Andrii “npl” Kukharskyi

  • HLTV Rating: 1.01
  • Impact Rating: 0.96
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 71.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.64

Player to Watch


Heroic vs NAVI Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

We expect NAVI to pick up a 2-0 victory against Heroic and make it to the IEM Rio Grand Final. 

Heroic vs NAVI Head to Head Record 

Heroic 11-24 NAVI

Heroic vs NAVI Maps 

  • Mirage
  • Inferno
  • Overpass

Heroic vs NAVI Score 

  • Map 1: NAVI to win by +4<
  • Map 2: NAVI to win by +3<

Heroic vs NAVI Top Fragger


IEM Rio 2023 NAVI vs Heroic Match Links

Heroic vs NAVI Match Time

April 23, 2023 – 14:30 ET/13:30 CST/11:30 PT

Heroic vs NAVI Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023
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