NIP vs Heroic Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

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NIP vs Heroic Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

The NIP vs Heroic game will give us one more team from Group A that will advance to the Playoffs

One of these teams will be sent home, while the other squad will join NAVI and BIG from Group A to compete in the Playoffs. Therefore, this is a crucial encounter for both teams to reach the Quarterfinals of IEM Rio 2023. If you love eSports and CSGO betting, here is a quick preview of this matchup, with our predictions!


After their loss against NAVI in the upper bracket, NIP fought and won their last match against 9INE in the lowers. The Bo3 didn’t start as NIP intended, losing Vertigo with nine rounds to their name. So, the Europeans took control of the next two maps and gathered their win to stay another day at Rio.


Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke

  • HLTV Rating: 1.08
  • Impact Rating: 1.19
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.75

Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen

  • HLTV Rating: 0.95
  • Impact Rating: 1.01
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.63

Fredrik “REZ” Sterner

  • HLTV Rating: 1.03
  • Impact Rating: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 77.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Danyyl “headtr1ck” Valitov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.06
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.4%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating: 1.18
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.4%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Player To Watch



NIP vs Heroic Preview and Predictions IEM Rio 2023



On their last Bo3 against The MongolZ, Heroic only lost their own map pick, grabbing the series with a 2-1 score. Inferno and Mirage looked like the playgrounds of Heroic, as the team unleashed TeSeS and stavn in those maps to dominate their opponents. While this squad is the favorite going against NIP, each player needs to be on top of their game to avoid an upset.


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


NIP vs Heroic Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

It will be an intensely close match where Heroic will emerge victorious against NIP with a 2-1 score.

NIP vs Heroic Head to Head Record 

NIP 1 – 2 Heroic

NIP vs Heroic Maps 

  • Mirage
  • Vertigo
  • Nuke

NIP vs Heroic Score 

  • Map 1: Heroic to win by +3<
  • Map 2: NIP to win by OT
  • Map 3: Heroic to win by OT

NIP vs Heroic Top Fragger


IEM Rio 2023 Heroic vs NIP Match Links

NIP vs Heroic Match Time

April 19, 2023 – 13:30 ET/12:30 CST/10:30 PT


NIP vs Heroic Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023
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