CadiaN wraps up ESL Pro League with a memorable clutch against Gambit

By Fariha Bhatti


Apr 12, 2021

Reading time: 2 min

ESL Pro League Season 13 finally culminates with Heroic coming out as the winners. The Danish in-game leader Casper “⁠cadiaN⁠” Møller capped off the series in a historic clutch that has blown away the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans. 

In a seven-hour-long series of five maps, Heroic’s performance remained top-notch. The Danes won their map picks and finally thrashed Gambit on the final map Mirage. Everyone had expected a brutal battle between the Danes and CIS dark horses, and the two teams delivered just that. However, it was CadiaN’s impeccable clutch that added the finishing touch to ESL Pro league’s final game.

Heroic looked good in Mirage performance-wise, but an eco-round on the terrorist side pointed towards another round. The Danish skipper had plans of his own. With his entire team dead and just a sorry p250 on him, CadiaN stepped into the battlefield with a purpose. The IGL snuck into the jungle and held off his primary fire after spotting an AWPer on stairs. His patience earned him a knife kill on Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov, who was caught unawares with a Sniper. With sh1ro’s AWP on him, CadiaN became invincible. 

The IGL turned the jungle area into a lion’s den, scouting enemies one by one. CadiaN brought the situtation down to one versus two after punishing Vladislav “nafany” Gorshkov for walking in his crosshair. Next, The AWPer started spamming triple and ultimately got an insane kill through the boxes against Timofey “interz” Yakushin. CadiaN was now weak with 2 HP, which meant that the round was still very much in Gambit’s favour. However, he was eager to win as he pushed in towards Tetris, adding a fourth kill to his scoreboard and another trophy to Heroic’s showcase. 

CadiaN finishes off Gambit in a historic clutch 

CadiaN’s clutch against Gambit definitely goes in CSGO history books as one of the unique clutches. Not only did he secure a major tournament win for Heroic, but he did it with a p250 against fully armed enemies. His incredible play earned him applause from CSGO fans, casters, and viewers from all over the world, making it one of the most memorable plays in CSGO. 

Thanks to CadiaN’s shot-calling, Gambit lost to Heroic in a 2-3 fashion after a tight-knit fight. While the long series was rather exhausting for both teams, CadiaN’s clutch featuring a spicy knife surely adds a nice touch to EPL Season 13 wrap-up. CadiaN finished the series of five maps with a 1.14 rating. 


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