BIG qualify for WESG EU & CIS Regional Finals
BIG have guaranteed their place at the WESG Europe & CIS Regional Finals after beating EURONICS 2-1 (16-7 on Cache, 14-16 on Cobblestone and 22-20 on Overpass).
Cobblestone was a different story. After being down 11-4, EURONICS went on to finish off their map choice as Counter-Terrorists, 16-14, despite their opponents hitting match-point in the 25th round.
The decider map was Overpass, and EURONICS started it out with the right foot by securing an 11-4 half-time lead as CTs. As teams switched sides, BIG quickly equalized the score by winning seven straight rounds, earning them room to eventually reach the 15-round mark.
Despite Christian "crisby" Schmitt and co. being able to tie the match and put up a fight in overtime, BIG had their eyes set on Barcelona, and went on to lock down the map, 22-20, to secure their place in the regional finals.
As of now, BIG and Ukraine are the only confirmed teams for the WESG Europe & CIS Regional finals, which will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from November 22-26. The event will hand out 12 spots at the World Finals and a total prize of $92,500.
The remaining 18 spots will be allocated via qualifiers in 13 more countries and sub-regions, as seen in the team list below:
|France + Monaco||France + Monaco|
|Baltics + Scandinavia||South CIS & Turkey|
|Eastern Europe||South-East Europe|
|Central Europe||United Kingdom|