dignitas defeat BIG for Major qualifier spot

dignitas have booked their spot at the offline qualifier for PGL Major Krakow after defeating BIG 2-0 in the first round of the playoffs at the Europe Minor Championship.

The second match of the day at the PGL studios kicked off on Mirage, where BIG took the first pistol round flawlessly, with Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz getting three kills to his name. After getting their economy in order, dignitas started racking up rounds, eventually jumping out to a 6-3 lead.

Fatih "gob b" Dayik then picked up three kills to stop dignitas' A split, giving BIG their fourth round of the game, but the Norwegian team regained control of the match and broke the Germans' economy. With the scoreline 9-4 in dignitas' favour Kevin "keev" Bartholomäus single-handedly shut the Norwegians down with four AWP kills inside A, inspiring BIG to also get the final round of the half.

dignitas advance to the Major qualifier

BIG entered the second half with fire in their bellies, winning eight of the first ten rounds to get within touching distance of victory. Low on money and with no margin for error, dignitas won a force-buy round thanks to a trio of CZ kills from Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel and kept on pushing, taking the final two rounds of regulation.

After losing the first round of overtime, BIG picked themselves up and took three in a row to reach map point. But they were unable to go the extra mile as Ricardo "fox" Pacheco and Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann stepped up to the plate to force another round of overtime matches. In the second overtime, it was gob b who turned the hero as he clutched a 1v2 situation to keep his team in the game when dignitas were on map point. Finally, the third overtime determined a winner as the Norwegian team won four rounds without response to seal a 25-21 win and take the lead in the series.

The map that followed was Inferno, where dignitas had scraped an overtime victory in their group's decider match, against LDLC. This time around, however, fox's men gave a much better account of themselves on the CT side, giving BIG very little room to operate throughout the half.

BIG will fight for survival against EnVyUs

The first time that BIG managed to break through dignitas' defence came six rounds into the game, courtesy of a trio of kills from gob b. The Norwegian team refused to take their foot off the pedal, however, and rallied back immediately after, closing out the half with a 13-2 lead.

dignitas further added to their lead by winning the pistol round with an A execute, with fox picking up three kills. The following round also went dignitas' way, putting them on match point, and even though BIG still tried to mount a comeback, it was too little, too late, as the Norwegians ran out 16-6 victors, booking their spot at the PGL Major offline qualifier.

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 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 61 - 56 +5 104.2 1.27
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 41 - 47 -6 63.9 0.92
Germany Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäuskeev 41 - 49 -8 56.9 0.83
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 33 - 51 -18 63.5 0.73
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' NinićLEGIJA 24 - 48 -24 49.9 0.67
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 56 - 40 +16 91.5 1.32
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 53 - 41 +12 91.3 1.29
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsencromen 55 - 40 +15 73.5 1.23
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 46 - 39 +7 79.3 1.16
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 41 - 40 +1 69.7 1.06

With dignitas through to the Major qualifier, here is how the list of participants for the event now looks:

Sweden GODSENT France G2
United States Liquid Europe mousesports
North America OpTic Europe HellRaisers
CIS FlipSid3 Australia Renegades
China TYLOO Kazakhstan Tengri
Brazil Immortals   
Russia Vega Squadron
United States Cloud9 Europe PENTA
Norway Dignitas Europe EU Minor
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1293
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1036
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Germany Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
594
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
964
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
797
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
wasd
2017-06-17 15:07
LOL ME FIRST HAAHAHAHA
2017-06-17 15:08
I think that Sk with fox would probably win the next major... He is a excellent top tier1 player. The best on the team as I predicted at the beginning Even though the people all laughed and didn't believe me hltv.org/news/20024/dignitas-unveil-new-.. nice work of rubino also! GL Dignitas <3 and nt Big gl in the next match
2017-06-17 15:08
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2017-06-17 15:09
#26
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Finland OpTic_allu 
yes they should have added him
2017-06-17 15:13
xD
2017-06-17 18:25
yeah but it's a bit complicated to decide who's gonna awp in the team cuz i don't think fallen is the best at rifling and fox is neither
2017-06-17 15:14
+1 fox and rubino look good toghter best dig players tbh
2017-06-17 18:37
GO FOX!
2017-06-17 15:08
#2
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Brazil bandicoot 
Easy fox stickers
2017-06-17 15:07
EZ 4 Luxembourg
2017-06-17 15:09
#3
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United Kingdom Zipzin_ 
Kl
2017-06-17 15:07
K
2017-06-17 15:08
Expe
2017-06-17 15:08
#8
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
nice one, german tears always tasty
2017-06-17 15:08
#11
Olivia | 
Austria SplasJ 
Legija the bot XD
2017-06-17 15:09
#12
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Estonia teremartin 
Dignitas is back! <3
2017-06-17 15:10
#13
Nepal OTAN 
wasted spot
2017-06-17 15:09
u mad?
2017-06-17 15:24
#35
Nepal OTAN 
why would I be mad?
2017-06-17 15:25
it seems like :D
2017-06-17 15:25
how much?
2017-06-17 15:26
#38
Nepal OTAN 
it seems to you, but I'm not lol. I'm just stating the obvious.
2017-06-17 15:26
why?
2017-06-17 15:26
+1 stupid ahmed
2017-06-17 16:04
#16
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Malaysia byaIi 
fox ez carry xd
2017-06-17 15:10
#17
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
wow GOD FOX! Congratz my boy, well deserved! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-06-17 15:10
#18
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
dignitas on LAN woww
2017-06-17 15:11
Envyus home
2017-06-17 15:11
#20
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Brazil vass28 
GG fox
2017-06-17 15:11
#21
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Albania w0lves 
Good luck to Dignitas :)
2017-06-17 15:11
ez for Ninjas in ePsilon
2017-06-17 15:11
#23
chrisJ | 
Germany _oSi 
Aaaaand nex failed :/
2017-06-17 15:11
#55
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Europe Sveinney 
yea.. my first thought as well
2017-06-17 19:37
now u can chup my piroque you haters. GO DIGNITAS
2017-06-17 15:11
and people say that EU minor qualifier has better teams than NA, C9, Immortals and CLG would destroy that dignitas lineup any day lmao
2017-06-17 15:13
#28
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
Because good teams from EU are already in major.In NA, their tier 1 teams are in minor but in EU, their tier 3 teams are in minor.
2017-06-17 15:16
^this is the truth
2017-06-17 15:18
still, people said that EU minor was superior than any other minors while Dignitas is qualifying lmao, like i said c9, clg and immortals would stomp dignitas any day
2017-06-17 15:19
#33
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
The T2 EU teams like Heroic,NIP can't even reach minor.That much hard the completion is in EU.The T1 teams in NA reach major qualifier easily then go out from there like the two times previously.
2017-06-17 15:24
I actually believe dignitas has as chance against c9, and they are obviously better than clg. Immortals does not count as NA
2017-06-18 02:46
"obviously better than clg" and you say that based on what? CLG already showed results on lans against good teams while Dignitas didn't, so you have no base to say that, CLG would stomp the current Dignitas lineup no doubt.
2017-06-18 03:34
#30
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Portugal bclZ 
On lan the things are different! Go Dig! :)
2017-06-17 15:20
yea!
2017-06-17 15:22
gj digni. i couldnt want throwers on major qualifier
2017-06-17 15:31
#41
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Japan jia 
ez for fox
2017-06-17 15:34
#42
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Yugoslavia borghesia 
Legija shits the bed vs tier3 -> "kick Legija" -> isn't kicked -> Legija topfrags vs tier99 -> "Legija is a god, just look haters!" -> Legija shits the bed vs tier3 -> [...]
2017-06-17 15:34
legija shits the bed again nex underperforms again usual german scene
2017-06-17 15:37
#44
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Portugal MeFuerte 
FOX GOD
2017-06-17 15:38
amount of fox fanfags in this thread makes me cringe
2017-06-17 16:02
Expected German cs Lul
2017-06-17 16:04
#49
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Portugal seccaZ 
It was 16-5 or 16-6 on Inferno? The Best. GODFOX
2017-06-17 16:37
#50
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Europe kys_exe 
Gj guys. - legija + spiidi
2017-06-17 16:45
#51
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Finland Tuxuttaja 
It's incredible how tabsen has to play with a bot like legija. Kick that bot as soon as possible.
2017-06-17 16:47
#52
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Portugal dracø 
Ty dignitas <3 Give me more fox stickers plz! Some team needs to save tabsen, it's unreal how a player like him is being dragged down this much.
2017-06-17 17:50
#56
NiKo | 
Brazil wnttl 
ez foxGOD
2017-06-17 23:20
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2017-06-18 19:36
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