k0nfig to stand in for Heroic at BLAST Premier World Finals

1Play CSGO News
Dec 20

The Champions of BLAST Premier Fall Finals 2022, Heroic will be playing the final event of the year without their superstar rifler stavn in the server. The former Astralis star Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke will be stepping into the server for Heroic. This will be his first LAN event since the incident that led to him being sidelined right before the IEM Rio RMR.

The Danish squad became the #1 ranked team in the world after their victory at Copenhagen. And will now be travelling to Abu Dhabi with a star looking to redeem himself. k0nfig’s return to form in 2021 and his success in early 2022 put him right on top of the Danish scene, up there with names like the aformentioned stavn and his teammate blameF. Despite their rifle duo, Astralis struggled to find consistency, largely stemming from their lack of tier-1 AWPing.

And right when rumors of device’s return were reaching their peak, k0nfig had an altercation in Malta, putting him on bedrest and out of Astralis. The injury and surrounding PR nightmare, led to Astralis terminating k0nfig’s contract. The move also forced Astralis to use a stand-in at IEM Road to Rio RMR, where they failed to qualify to the major. The disastrous result was the lowest point in the organizations history, and for k0nfig it seemed like a career ending move.

Now, he returns to LAN at the final event of the year, with everything to prove. Not only is he taking the position of stavn, he is coming in at the peak of Heroic’s powers. If we get classic k0nfig again, we can easily have Heroic still as a favorite for the event. But if it’s inconsistent k0nfig, Heroic are looking at another early exit from the stacked tournament.

The opportunity is huge for both k0nfig and Heroic, if they can perform at this event, they will end the year as the best team in the world, over teams like NaVi and FaZe Clan. Will they be able to perform?

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