BIG win Global Challenge over Spirit in two maps

BIG kicked the series off winning their pick, Overpass, 16-9, and followed it up taking Nuke in a map that went down to the wire, 16-14.

The final started on Overpass, BIG’s map pick. The German team started taking the pistol round on the Terrorist side, with doubles by Johannes "nex" Maget and Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz. Having won both anti-ecos, BIG then took the first gun round with a double entry by Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch opening up enough space for the B site to be ready for taking. Spirit finally got on the board in the sixth round by stopping a very late B push by BIG, who were down one player before the execute. The Russian-Ukrainian side then started to get rounds by taking advantage of BIG’s loose playstyle, bringing it back to 5-5.

Having barely been able to close the half out, 8-7, the German players were then able to win the second pistol round and regain their lead. Spirit closed the gap to 8-10, but were then reset by BIG as the Germans who were on eco were able to capitalize on early frags against Spirit. BIG then ran away with it, not allowing Spirit to play their game, and closing out the second half 16-9.

BIG take the $18,000 first place prize

The second map, Nuke, started with BIG winning the pistol round going to A site, but were then stopped by the CTs trying to make the same play on the second round. From there on out Spirit was in control, winning five more rounds before BIG decided to take a timeout. Having had time to talk and relax, BIG won two rounds in a row, but were quickly brought back down by Spirit whose CT side, spearheaded by Viktor "somedieyoung" Orudjev, was too much for the German side.

Down 4-11, BIG started to bring it back by winning the pistol round and the anti-ecos. They then kept the ball rolling on the first gun round, which they took after defending an A-site push to bring it within striking distance, 8-11. Their streak stopped when Dmitry "S0tF1k" Forostyanko with two Desert Eagle head shots and two AWP kills swayed the eco Spirit’s way. The match then went back and forth, with nex playing an amazing map, as the teams traded rounds, but it was finally BIG who made it to 15 first and then closed it out, winning a retake on B in the thirtieth round and defusing the bomb to end it right then and there.

Germany
Matchpage
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13th May 2018
16
Overpass
9
16
Nuke
14

 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 56 - 27 +29 95.5 1.58
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 44 - 34 +10 93.7 1.34
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 37 - 35 +2 75.5 1.11
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 31 - 29 +2 59.5 1.00
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' NinićLEGIJA 26 - 36 -10 59.1 0.77
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjevsomedieyoung 37 - 34 +3 68.3 1.03
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' VeklenkoCOLDYY1 38 - 42 -4 76.5 0.95
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' VasilyevDavCost 33 - 37 -4 62.5 0.89
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' BandurkaDima 25 - 42 -17 61.3 0.78
Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' ForostyankoS0tF1k 28 - 42 -14 57.4 0.68

The Global Challenge final ranking is:

1. Germany BIG - $18,000
2. Russia Spirit - $10,000
3-4. Bulgaria Windigo - $5,000
3-4. United States eUnited - $5,000
5-6. United States Torqued - $3,000
5-6. Australia ORDER - $3,000
7-8. United States Swole Patrol - $2,000
7-8. Brazil YeaH! - $2000

Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1302
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1050
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
978
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjev
Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
gg wp by them @YNK :)))))
2018-05-13 22:02
:D
2018-05-13 22:02
:D EDIT: I honestly think this team can be really good as the firepower is great now -keev and -legija, i can see them going a long way!
2018-05-13 22:05
#30
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Netherlands Deji 
:D
2018-05-13 22:05
Expected
2018-05-13 22:14
#45
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Netherlands Deji 
YOU AGAIN EXPECTED
2018-05-13 22:15
:D
2018-05-13 22:57
#79
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Sweden forceS1ck 
nt prodka
2018-05-13 23:18
im not prodka wtf
2018-05-13 23:19
#48
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
-keev? In what year are you livin' dawg?
2018-05-13 22:17
no he means now that both of them are gone they have good firepower...
2018-05-13 22:22
#78
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Oh, my bad. I thought he said "now -keev and -legija and I can see them going a long way" lmao xd
2018-05-13 23:11
Gj winning some tier 12 event, 18k not even enough for plane tickets and hotel LUL
2018-05-14 03:47
1.) Man, that's not Serbia. They use dollars Bro, not stones. 2.) Afaik ESL pays the tickets and hotels. Same goes for hotel. 3.) Tickets to NYC cost circa 500$ here in CR. So "not even enough" is not accuratte.
2018-05-22 09:01
congrats. nex is a monster sometimes
2018-05-13 22:01
#84
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Other Cruujed 
Reminds me of the 2015 days when Nex was like one of the hottest young players in the world. On his day he is such a sick aimer, glad he's playing well now he's back under Gob b's system.
2018-05-13 23:42
#91
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
I thought nex was gonna be one of the absolute top players back then, loved watching him. He has really high peaks but suffers from consistency and motivation issues I think. Maybe he'd be better in a Euro mix type team like Faze
2018-05-14 11:13
CZ>M4
2018-05-13 22:02
#4
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Russia NiGaTiVe 
YES!
2018-05-13 22:02
gg
2018-05-13 22:02
easy peasy
2018-05-13 22:02
Good one, hope to see the form continue.
2018-05-13 22:02
#9
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Europe senko_o 
nice joke
2018-05-13 22:02
#10
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Brazil truphexz^ 
congratx ez for big
2018-05-13 22:02
#11
World Jeza 
smooya too strong...wait
2018-05-13 22:02
Einfach für die professionelle deutsche Elektronische-Sport-Organisation Berlin International Gaming bestehend aus dem Ersatzscharfschützen Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninić, Weltklasseansager Fatih "gob b" Dayik, Talentspieler Johannes "nex" Maget, Gewehrspezialist Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch & dem verrückten Schützen Johannes "Tabsen" Wodarz von der deutschen Elektronische-Sport-Organisation Berlin International Gaming aus dem mitteleuropäischen Land Deutschland. YNK where is valiance
2018-05-13 22:02
#26
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Europe poseidoon 
pls no
2018-05-13 22:05
+1 hehehehe
2018-05-13 22:05
#33
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Germany LiVerGOD 
Viel zu einfach
2018-05-13 22:08
#46
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Germany svNNN 
CRINGE
2018-05-13 22:16
#49
PREET | 
Germany simbrero 
IST DAS WIEDER EINFACH HEUTE
2018-05-13 22:18
#59
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Denmark LGoony 
Ezpz
2018-05-13 22:22
BUG O.O
2018-05-13 22:02
still crying LUL
2018-05-13 22:30
Never forget
2018-05-13 22:42
#14
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Poland LucaS04 
Too ez for Big
2018-05-13 22:03
big if true
2018-05-13 22:03
#16
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Brazil Atok 
no spirit
2018-05-13 22:03
EZ
2018-05-13 22:03
#18
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Norway Phancy11 
Sdy buy decent headset please
2018-05-13 22:03
#23
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Europe Conq 
+1
2018-05-13 22:04
#24
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Europe Conq 
or just volume999999999999 +
2018-05-13 22:04
#19
faveN | 
Germany J0shi 
NEX SENPAI
2018-05-13 22:03
#20
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
expected
2018-05-13 22:03
#21
Xyp9x | 
Germany l9nkz 
nex smurfing
2018-05-13 22:03
eZ win next major
2018-05-13 22:04
#25
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Vietnam the_hitman 
Goodjob BiG boys, keep improving dont settle
2018-05-13 22:04
#28
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United Kingdom Isquashua 
If they can win with legija, they can do great things with smooya.
2018-05-13 22:05
xD here come the UK faggots who think Smooya is a good player
2018-05-13 23:32
Smooya is pretty good, to bad he's the King of the Twittlonger. Probably will be out of the team in 3-4 months
2018-05-14 08:04
#99
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United Kingdom Isquashua 
faggots dissing smooya just cuz he's british.
2018-05-14 19:53
#31
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Germany NiceC 
nex has such a high skillceling its amazing. Cant wait for them to play with smooya and double awp with him and tabseN. Nex and Tizian are great in their roles. GJ BOYS! Deserved!
2018-05-13 22:06
He's a lucker
2018-05-13 22:10
#51
PREET | 
Germany simbrero 
right 38frags in 30 rds is pure luck
2018-05-13 22:19
#64
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Denmark LGoony 
He also had 40 frags against faze on cache iirc (in regular gametime). He is really a beast sometimes
2018-05-13 22:24
#63
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Germany VeryBigGuy 
No, lucker was kicked
2018-05-13 22:23
#32
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Denmark MercYaa 
-LegiJa +mirbit/syrsoN
2018-05-13 22:08
legija is already replaced by smooya - they just needed to play with legija because of MDL roster locks
2018-05-13 22:10
#57
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
why mirbit he isnt even awping
2018-05-13 22:21
#34
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Belarus sheexN 
ez for smooya
2018-05-13 22:09
Where is smooya?
2018-05-13 22:10
smooya played for epsilon this MDL season, big had to play with legija (roster locks)
2018-05-13 22:10
Thanks
2018-05-13 22:10
He sadly killed himself.
2018-05-13 22:11
#50
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Germany Chris Walker 
hahaha wtf
2018-05-13 22:18
no smooya = won event?
2018-05-13 22:10
#42
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Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
where is YNK now?
2018-05-13 22:11
Well they still don't really deserve a spot at one of the best tournaments in the year. This was a T3 tournament...
2018-05-13 22:21
#61
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
50k$ for t3 teams?
2018-05-13 22:23
do you rly think that a 50k tournament is much today? lol
2018-05-13 22:25
#68
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
50k is still 50k
2018-05-13 22:40
and? What does it change? The "best" team according to HLTV ratings at the MDL finals was #28. Do you guys really consider this a T1/T2 tournament?
2018-05-13 23:02
#95
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
noone said T1, but EPL teams are T2 imo
2018-05-14 19:16
#96
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Germany VeryBigGuy 
Keep in mind that BIG is only getting 4/5 or 3/5 of the points they deserved from their accomplishments, because of the roster changes. Since Legija is now inactive, his points are removed from their ranking.
2018-05-14 19:19
>deserved yea sure
2018-05-14 19:24
#98
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Germany VeryBigGuy 
In sports generally the better team deserves to win.
2018-05-14 19:25
Do you really think that BIG is good? Yea, they will enter the top30 again in the next ranking. But do you seriously believe that they will keep playing better in the future and they seriously deserve their spot at ESL One Cologne even though they won't even make it to the playoff stage?
2018-05-14 20:11
#101
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Germany VeryBigGuy 
Yes I are think that.
2018-05-14 23:30
Okay nice
2018-05-14 23:52
good job, all players had some very good maps and the strats and nade usage was pretty OP in this tournament. Hope that smooya can integrate well into their system. Nex had a great last map but overall Tabsen was the MVP for me, carrying hard on almost all Overpass maps they played.
2018-05-13 22:13
#47
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
the new king of 2nd echelon aka HR of 2k18 :D gz for em tho
2018-05-13 22:16
#52
fer | 
Brazil Drezim1 
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-05-13 22:19
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Brazil last place kkkkkkkkkk
2018-05-13 22:21
#73
fer | 
Brazil Drezim1 
2018-05-13 22:50
ez af
2018-05-13 22:20
#55
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Poland get_simple 
EU again at top.. Next global challange NA still 3 slots?
2018-05-13 22:21
#76
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Denmark LGoony 
+1
2018-05-13 22:57
-dima + mir - davcost + ramzik
2018-05-13 22:23
#62
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
ez onetabsen
2018-05-13 22:23
Big is back bois
2018-05-13 22:46
ez
2018-05-13 22:46
#72
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Brazil hugoooo 
I think smooya is not happy with this. I bet he feels like he's not needed.
2018-05-13 22:47
#74
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Denmark webhop 
He missed 1 tourney coz of roster locks, wtf ur talking about rn
2018-05-13 22:54
#83
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Brazil hugoooo 
I'm talking about how I suppose HE FEELS looking at his team winning a lan WITHOUT him.
2018-05-13 23:37
he thought “oh shit we can play pro league now! woohoo!!!!!!!!!” dont overthink it lmao
2018-05-14 17:11
#81
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Denmark potatomato 
kick smooya ffs
2018-05-13 23:27
#85
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United States _SaltY 
Starix was the problem
2018-05-14 00:07
From major finals to tier 2000 tournament.
2018-05-14 02:38
#88
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Germany GqLqXY 
They played this turnament to qualify for esl pro league retard
2018-05-14 06:57
alistair confident against any team? I don't think so!
2018-05-14 07:55
nice tier 999 tournament. smooya will fit in nicely with this toxic team, kicked in 4 months tops
2018-05-14 13:58
dima - i believe we can make the minor
2018-05-14 17:10
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