BIG stun FaZe, advance to ESL One Cologne grand final

BIG have advanced to the grand final at ESL One Cologne after pulling off another upset, defeating FaZe 2-1 (Dust2 17-19, Train 16-13, Inferno 16-6).

The second semi-final of ESL One Cologne began on BIG's map of choice, Dust2, where FaZe picked up a 3-0 lead on the back of Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's triple in the pistol round. BIG replied with two as Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch stepped up to the plate with a quad-kill, but the German side then lost to a forcebuy which Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács secured with a saved M4.

Exchanging the next two rounds, BIG found themselves in a tough spot as they once again lost to a forcebuy. FaZe took advantage of the economic situation and grabbed seven rounds in a row before a quick split B gave Fatih "gob b" Dayik & co. their fourth round.

BIG pull off another upset to make the grand final in front of their home crowd

BIG conceded the second pistol round and things started to look dire, but gob b's 1v2 clutch in the following forcebuy gave them a chance. FaZe couldn't string rounds together and had to eco over and over after being reset twice, but they still secured map point at 15-13 with a rush B. Once again, BIG replied immediately and sent the opening map to overtime.

There, the rounds kept going back and forth until it was 17-17, when NiKo's secondary AWP rang true as he grabbed five key kills over the last two rounds to give FaZe an advantage in the series at 19-17, 1-0.

Train followed with an early back-and-forth forcebuy battle, from which BIG came out on top as they went up 4-1 as Terrorists. Johannes "nex" Maget's 1v3 clutch with a well-timed molotov on the lower bombsite gave BIG another two rounds, but that seemed to be all they could do in the first half, as FaZe put their foot down.

With a double AWP setup, the European squad dispatched of several attacks in a row, while BIG were forced to save weapons twice and forcebuy alongside them. None of their attempts worked, as FaZe grabbed an eight-round streak to finish the half with a 9-6 lead.

FaZe walk away with a third-fourth finish in their first attempt at the Intel Grand Slam prize

BIG retook the lead after converting the pistol round and the first two gunrounds on the back of plays from Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz, before FaZe equalized things at 11-11 with an A play, which sent the German squad on a halfbuy.

The next two rounds were traded as tiziaN denied a bomb plant in the last five seconds, while Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen stepped up with an ace that included a massive 1v3 clutch, and BIG got reset while FaZe reached their 13th round. Owen "smooya" Butterfield was the hero then with a triple-kill in a 2v4 situation in an eco round, which inspired his team to close out the second map with four in a row to equalize the series and send it to the deciding map, Inferno.

There, BIG quickly took control of the first half as Counter-Terrorists, winning the pistol round as well as breaking their opponents in the fourth round, as gob b clutched a 1v2. From there, the hometown heroes added another four rounds to their name for a 7-1 lead before FaZe responded. Still, FaZe could only win two rounds before the half ended, as tabseN and smooya combined with fantastic plays towards the end to secure a dominant 12-3 score.

FaZe attempted to come back with a pistol round win, but the first three gunrounds went the way of BIG when tabseN stepped up to the plate again with five kills, and shortly after erupted in celebration after making the grand final at 16-6, 2-1 on the back of tiziaN's 1v2 clutch in the last round.

Matchpage
1
2
7th July 2018
Germany
19
Dust2
17
13
Train
16
6
Inferno
16
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 70 - 58 +12 80.8 1.18
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 55 - 69 -14 78.8 1.00
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 51 - 62 -11 66.1 0.88
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsencromen 50 - 59 -9 62.0 0.88
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 45 - 65 -20 59.9 0.74
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 83 - 53 +30 97.4 1.38
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 72 - 55 +17 86.9 1.29
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 57 - 57 0 78.0 1.10
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfieldsmooya 60 - 52 +8 68.3 1.05
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 40 - 54 -14 56.9 0.84
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
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
447
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
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 Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
406
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
WTF HAHAHHAHA NEX IS A FUCKING GOOOOD btw nt yanko LUL
2018-07-07 23:19
EZ 4 YUNG SMOOYA
2018-07-07 23:13
#30
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Germany DrachenRainer 
TabseN is bae
2018-07-07 23:20
HAHAHA n1 BIG
2018-07-07 23:14
#57
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Brazil Mirekz 
where are all the FaZe fans that trash talked mibr for losing to big? at least mibr put up a better fight, karma at its best LUL
2018-07-07 23:15
#69
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United Kingdom Tendies 
HISTORIC fuck yes to everyone involved, sick ass game
2018-07-07 23:15
HAHAHAHA
2018-07-08 00:07
#326
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Brazil g4laxI 
+1
2018-07-08 03:35
MiBr are still stuck in the mud
2018-07-08 08:08
+1 OMEGALUL HAHAHAHAHA
2018-07-08 10:29
#60
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Germany Lifant 
EZ Clap
2018-07-07 23:14
#70
Brazil edg 
Grand Slam Denied
2018-07-07 23:14
Yeah don't they get like $100k or some shit now?
2018-07-07 23:20
That's only if you beat the team in the grand final.
2018-07-07 23:22
has to be in the final sadly
2018-07-07 23:22
aww rip
2018-07-09 18:05
I must say, it is a BIG upset sry
2018-07-07 23:20
lol f off
2018-07-08 00:01
#39
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Denmark Twick_ 
Big upset
2018-07-07 23:14
LETS GO SMOO
2018-07-07 23:22
Rigged af
2018-07-07 23:13
#66
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Germany TheFerox_ 
true af they all cheated and paid FaZe to lose this...
2018-07-07 23:14
Putin has rigged the game just as he has rigged the World cup games of russia Kappa
2018-07-08 00:22
#279
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Germany TheFerox_ 
true af
2018-07-08 00:27
This is actually insane, at least MIBR fans cant be so disapointed hahahaha
2018-07-07 23:15
At least we didn't got eliminated for nothing I guess.
2018-07-08 00:28
Wtf? What u talking about shithead? Lmao
2018-07-08 09:36
#172
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
nex is A good? wtf man
2018-07-07 23:26
#283
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United Kingdom XNL 
Revenge for all the times Niko bullied him in mouz.
2018-07-08 00:28
If it would be "good", he would need 6, "o"s and not 5
2018-07-08 02:59
#415
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
reported
2018-07-08 23:47
#174
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Portugal Fsgsh 
Well bye bye intel grand slam I SAID THIS SO MANY TIMES BUT YOU STILL DONT KNOW THAT FaZe is Overrated
2018-07-07 23:26
Not a faze fan, but to be neutral: they are playing with stand-in
2018-07-07 23:39
#235
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Finland Smoonah 
and rain sucks now
2018-07-07 23:48
#240
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Portugal Fsgsh 
Well but weeks ago the faze fanboys said that FaZe was the best team in the world cuz they won 2 tournaments with a stand-in So i think stand-ins are not the problem Edit: FaZe is Overrated
2018-07-07 23:52
"FaZe [...] won 2 tournaments with a stand-in" "FaZe is Overrated" How old are you?
2018-07-08 00:27
#319
SPUNJ | 
Australia nazzle 
age is not the factor here hes just kinda dumb
2018-07-08 02:49
#253
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United States STERBENVII 
Duh.
2018-07-08 00:02
#275
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Asia ElemeNt4ffff 
Faze has one chane. Dreamhack stokholm
2018-07-08 00:17
#180
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Sweden Unluko 
#UKHOPE
2018-07-07 23:27
#383
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United States b3nnyC 
I still can't believe that such an upset happened. I guess you can say that match was quite the BIG upset for FaZe. HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2018-07-08 14:15
#2
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
k
2018-07-07 23:13
unexpected
2018-07-07 23:25
expected from liquid fan
2018-07-07 23:27
Home crowd advantage
2018-07-08 00:07
#3
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Sweden Trumpatino69 
ez
2018-07-07 23:13
As a hardcore faze fan, I would say BIG deserves the final. I knew faze will lose when they chose train instead of overpass. I swear, karrigan "master of vetoes" my dick
2018-07-07 23:28
#271
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Europe erhansol 
What about cache veto hahaha. Stupid map choices
2018-07-08 00:13
BIG play cache good so its ok But choosing train instead of overpass?!?!
2018-07-08 06:53
#286
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United Kingdom XNL 
The train pick was super weird.
2018-07-08 00:33
My thoughts EXACTLY. Karrigan the super master veto strategist had the opportunity to take Overpass over Train, and somehow had to pick the latter, like wtf is he thinking? We know that BIG's winrate in Train is low but Train is just a double-edged map pick, especially against a tactical team like BIG.
2018-07-08 07:43
BIG's winrate is low, but so is Faze's, while they're very good at overpass, we saw against Fnatic, and ovp is not the best map of BIG as well, it could've been 2-0 for faze
2018-07-09 05:06
True. I hope they consider not taking this kind of "risk" too far in the future. It can cost them the whole tournament. You can go far, but not overboard.
2018-07-09 08:21
I totally agree with you. I was expecting Overpass as their map pick since they have been doing well on it. Picking Train was a huge surprise and probably cost them the tournament... On the other hand, BIG were hitting their shots so they deserved the win.
2018-07-08 17:19
1 or 4
2018-07-07 23:13
#5
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United States pes0man 
:O
2018-07-07 23:13
:OOOO
2018-07-07 23:28
#210
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Bangladesh drvken 
so lul
2018-07-07 23:36
#6
ALEX | 
United States CrispyBox 
Xd
2018-07-07 23:13
faster
2018-07-07 23:13
#58
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United States Jrfaster 
Thats my dad
2018-07-07 23:14
#9
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Italy xythhh 
Wtf
2018-07-07 23:13
#204
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Iceland caverat 
expected* faze chokes
2018-07-07 23:33
so ez for god b
2018-07-07 23:13
Rigged
2018-07-07 23:13
No lol
2018-07-07 23:29
Lol
2018-07-07 23:13
ezz for BiG. Gob B <3
2018-07-07 23:13
#14
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United Kingdom InsCS 
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2018-07-07 23:13
#16
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Portugal KjaerbyeGOD 
WOOOOOOOOOO I'M SO HAPPY
2018-07-07 23:13
#147
TACO | 
Switzerland Jonunivo 
same here insanely great game!
2018-07-07 23:22
Smooya best uk player ever
2018-07-07 23:13
#173
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
Its not like there is any other choice except him
2018-07-07 23:26
mangiacapra
2018-07-07 23:39
#304
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Australia CaZeR01 
Who?
2018-07-08 01:13
uk 1.6 legend played for 4k if i remember right
2018-07-08 01:15
#314
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Australia CaZeR01 
Fair enough lel
2018-07-08 02:01
wilzOOO
2018-07-08 05:17
Legend that nobody knows about lol
2018-07-08 10:50
1.6 players should know about him :)
2018-07-08 10:51
#227
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Brazil m16r_0 
Rattlesnk if we only talk about csgo its obviously smooya.
2018-07-07 23:45
#241
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
Ofc about csgo
2018-07-07 23:51
#242
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Brazil m16r_0 
he said "ever" so it wasnt clear tbh :D
2018-07-07 23:52
#233
.PhP | 
Czech Republic wellbi 
RattlesnK
2018-07-07 23:47
Smooya will be Cologne Champs And England will take WC
2018-07-08 00:46
Nt
2018-07-12 01:14
What the fuck is going on...
2018-07-07 23:13
#102
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France Astyx 
And if they won FaZe that is second with NaVi 3rd they can win (They also won versus G2 who beat NaVi in opening game)
2018-07-07 23:16
FazePalm
2018-07-07 23:13
#20
Turkey ckr^ 
wow
2018-07-07 23:13
JAWOHL JUNGS SOOOO GEIL
2018-07-07 23:13
Zig hail
2018-07-07 23:25
#344
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Europe KappaKaako 
In To The Grand Final The German Army March
2018-07-08 07:34
BiG fucking sick team what the fuck
2018-07-07 23:13
#178
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
Home crowd does wonders
2018-07-07 23:26
#258
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United States STERBENVII 
Clownnn9 have done it! They won the major!!!!
2018-07-08 00:04
#285
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
Haha great example
2018-07-08 00:32
#23
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Europe no_u 
HOW MUCH
2018-07-07 23:13
XAXAXAXAAXXAAXAX this is why faze will lose major to big xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-07-07 23:13
Karrigan shouldnt have picked train Sometimes faze loses cuz of his crap decisions imo
2018-07-07 23:23
#25
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United States HiddeNK 
They look incredible.
2018-07-07 23:13
#26
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
FUCKING EZ FOR BIG
2018-07-07 23:13
Wtf lol
2018-07-07 23:14
#29
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Netherlands jonsve 
A few seconds ago, 20 comments
2018-07-07 23:14
worst final shit teams
2018-07-07 23:14
#95
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Israel Trust_me_bro 
why toxic show some respect dude
2018-07-07 23:16
+1
2018-07-08 10:53
BIG deserved it
2018-07-07 23:23
'Fan of faze', clean my toilet
2018-07-07 23:41
#256
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Germany 1112Leon 
In the final are 2 teams who better than FaZe... Why so mad?
2018-07-08 00:02
#315
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Ukraine leg0_0leg 
True.
2018-07-08 02:13
big is not better than faze just because they beat them ONCE, and the final is really shit, big will get smashed.
2018-07-08 15:06
Smoogod
2018-07-07 23:14
#34
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United Kingdom ukHorizon 
SMOOYA MVP
2018-07-07 23:14
LUL nex hardcarried, smooya was decent.
2018-07-07 23:23
#35
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North America xAriana 
EZ BIG
2018-07-07 23:14
#200
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Austria Tolqii98 
eZ for XantareZ
2018-07-07 23:33
#36
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Portugal macpjoao 
u n e x p e c t e d
2018-07-07 23:14
gg wp
2018-07-07 23:14
Choke Clan failed again. Congrats BIG.
2018-07-07 23:14
This is an achievement they choked earlier then they do that is finals lul
2018-07-07 23:20
#40
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Hungary w1dos 
WTF XDD THIS IS THE MOST RANDOM EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF CS.... No 1 team loses, huge underdog in the final... Wtf Köln.
2018-07-07 23:14
#349
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Germany 1112Leon 
Why is BIG so much a underdog? They are back in the PGL Major 2017 Performance. BIG is of course a Top 15 Team.
2018-07-08 09:27
#357
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Hungary w1dos 
How long ago started we concidering top15 teams not underdogs?
2018-07-08 10:00
+1 you are right. But if they go on playing like this they soon will be a consistent top 10 team or even tier 1
2018-07-08 10:55
#375
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Hungary w1dos 
Can be happening soon, yes.
2018-07-08 11:15
GO BIG OR FUCK YOU
2018-07-07 23:14
sorry
2018-07-07 23:24
Omg
2018-07-07 23:14
OMG
2018-07-07 23:14
Expected
2018-07-07 23:14
#154
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Spain Seo0k 
Who tf will expect this lul
2018-07-07 23:23
#45
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Finland autism@exe 
after G2 lost to big i already knew it
2018-07-07 23:14
+1
2018-07-07 23:36
#46
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Sweden aer1aL 
ez katka 4 the Notorious B.I.G
2018-07-07 23:14
#47
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Germany makolegat 
Jaaa <3
2018-07-07 23:14
Expected
2018-07-07 23:14
#49
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African Union hdlmb 
expected
2018-07-07 23:14
#50
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Germany 'ezpz 
sick!
2018-07-07 23:14
RESPECT BIG
2018-07-07 23:14
#52
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Europe artilele 
BIG ERA
2018-07-07 23:14
EXPECTED EZ
2018-07-07 23:14
SICK
2018-07-07 23:14
Fml FaZe are you kidding me, this is a new low
2018-07-07 23:14
Thanks to karrigan "Master of vetos" my dick, i knew faze would lose the moment he chose train
2018-07-07 23:25
what you mean? BIG played really good and Faze played with a stand-in. Not a Faze-fan, but Show some respect dude
2018-07-07 23:43
Would you disagree then, if I said BIG is typically viewed as worse than NiP, fnatic, Cloud9, and Astralis?
2018-07-07 23:54
#262
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United States STERBENVII 
How about: FaZe is overrated af, no synergy and team play, Karrigan peabrain calls in tight situations, superteam LUL
2018-07-08 00:06
2 words: Cloud9 fan
2018-07-08 00:07
right now? NIP, yes they hit their low right now fnatic, i mean they lost to JW but I would say their stregh is about the same Cloud9 when was the last time they did something Astralis, no pretty sure they would have lost to Astralis because of their better mappool
2018-07-08 00:07
Let's be real here, BIG played way better than they ever have with this line-up. On the other hand, FaZe have been on top of the world (excluding Astralis) and have looked dominant in this tournement, with the stars showing up and everything. Then this happens, after FaZe playing so amazingly. It's quite a huge downfall, and that's why I'm saying it's a new low - that's my current justification, although I accept that, since I didn't watch the match, my expertise is slightly limited
2018-07-08 00:16
"since I didn't watch the match, my expertise is slightly limited" DUDE. Dont fucking talk if you havent seen the match! All of big were on point. Fucking aimlegends and nice plays. How can you even judge fazes performance when you havent watched it. Get fuckin out of here LULULULUL "Faze on new lows cuz 1:2 against big lul havent seen the match though lulz"
2018-07-08 00:53
Haven't seen one match =/= don't know how FaZe and BIG normally play
2018-07-08 08:02
You know, that BIG has a new lineup, which ist at their second event now? But yeah, you know how they normally play haha
2018-07-08 10:59
Same core for a while
2018-07-08 11:02
"Let's be real here, BIG played way better than they ever have with this line-up." You know, that their first event was Belo Horizonte lol?
2018-07-08 10:57
I meant like, that core 3
2018-07-08 11:02
Nex and Tabsen are known as very skilled players. The problem in BIG was always, that their AWP sucks and Legija has 0 firepower. Now with too good players in this position, the whole team works. Thats what i can see
2018-07-08 11:03
#56
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Sweden yayer 
FAZE LOL MORE LIKE FAIL EZ 4 BIG
2018-07-07 23:14
#59
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Poland big_boy_69 
EZ FOR BIG SMOOGOD
2018-07-07 23:14
EZ AF
2018-07-07 23:14
#62
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Albania vapeh 
Omfg i dont know why i hate this team ( i think bcuz they defeat g2 xD)
2018-07-07 23:14
#63
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Denmark beastkiller84 
GGWP
2018-07-07 23:14
Here come the retarded Brits thinking Smooya is the hope for the UK LOL
2018-07-07 23:14
#81
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Denmark beastkiller84 
Rain and cromen didnt stand a chance
2018-07-07 23:15
#86
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Denmark beastkiller84 
Nor did Karrigan
2018-07-07 23:15
#88
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United Kingdom XNL 
GODSmooya!
2018-07-07 23:15
He is though
2018-07-07 23:24
i've played smooya in ESEA Pugs a few times, i think i killed him once in 3 games and he killed me 48
2018-07-07 23:43
CoolStoryBob
2018-07-07 23:44
His name is shanbedi
2018-07-08 00:12
#377
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Laos El_Cholo 
Are you that worthless in the game?
2018-07-08 11:52
FaZe laugh thread
2018-07-07 23:14
#67
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Ukraine vexuzz 
WOW, Final will be intresting
2018-07-07 23:14
#68
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Sweden Div-\ 
Good job BIG, really.
2018-07-07 23:14
eh faze always loses to a crowd
2018-07-07 23:14
faze is trash, always has been
2018-07-07 23:14
niko best player LUL
2018-07-07 23:15
#74
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
the end of the fucking world
2018-07-07 23:15
#75
TACO | 
Brazil gabriezz1 
Choke clan
2018-07-07 23:15
FeelsBadMan for FaZe . Congratulations to BIG ! Sorry but ez for Na'Vi
2018-07-07 23:15
#78
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Germany xoutblaze 
NEX BEAST
2018-07-07 23:15
BIG eliminate FaZe,mibr and G2 "BIG wasted spot" they said XDDDD btw ez grand slam for faze ahaha nt Home Clan XD nex is a beasttttttt
2018-07-07 23:19
#111
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
BIG elminate FaZe,MIBR * :D btw fnatic won against them 2-0 XDDDDDdDD
2018-07-07 23:17
y my bad fixed, fnatic won 2-0 but they eliminated quarterfinals XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-07-07 23:18
#161
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
EZ FOR BIG BTW OMEGALUL
2018-07-07 23:24
#284
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Asia ElemeNt4ffff 
I think they have 1 chance at dh stokholm Aint true?
2018-07-08 00:31
y bro they have last 1 chance and next tournament is dh stockholm if they can't win that tournament, they can't do grandslam
2018-07-08 09:41
#82
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United States potent 
Honestly not even mad hope they fuck navi
2018-07-07 23:15
ez for s1mple vincere
2018-07-08 10:42
#83
roman | 
Germany m0nkkk 
GO BIG OR GO FUCK YOU
2018-07-07 23:15
#84
 | 
Sweden TomodachiOM 
Insanely good match, very happy for BIG. smooya is on another level. At this rate he will definitely land a top 20 HLTV spot if he keeps up. Very impressive stuff
2018-07-07 23:15
0/8
2018-07-07 23:18
#156
hecker | 
World heck9r 
only half a year has passed..
2018-07-07 23:23
He did 0 for half a year he wont get in like that especially when he is only the 3rd best in the team
2018-07-07 23:46
#248
hecker | 
World heck9r 
that's true but if BIG keep winning and smooya is performing well then I see him at #20 or #19 maybe
2018-07-08 00:00
#325
 | 
Norway mohzart 
he won't make it. it's already more than halfway into the year.
2018-07-08 03:33
Im a Fan of BIG, but no, smooya didnt win them anything this tournament so far. He is good, but misses way to many easy shots and often makes dumb decisions
2018-07-07 23:46
Tabsen MVP
2018-07-07 23:15
Either tabsen or nex
2018-07-07 23:26
Oh
2018-07-07 23:15
Thats gotta be one of the biggest upset in the entire history CSGO.
2018-07-07 23:15
No ibuypower was.....wait
2018-07-08 14:18
#90
f0rest | 
Finland gaazer 
w0w
2018-07-07 23:15
#91
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
ty BIG now beat s0mple and co and I'll be greatful or I'll be happy or something
2018-07-07 23:15
#92
 | 
Germany Kaidixdeh 
HOLY SHIT LETS GO BIIIIIGG
2018-07-07 23:16
#93
 | 
Moldova B3A5Ty 
cry is free :(
2018-07-07 23:16
Get the players in booths NOW! It's starting to get stupid and unprofessional.
2018-07-07 23:16
#224
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United Kingdom Mumbles! 
We're they not? I did not watch it but thought cologne always used booths? Agreed they should always use booths. Shame as even with the headphones 10000 people cheering you will still hear some of it.
2018-07-07 23:43
Well, I agree, but to BIG's defence, the audience didnt gave anything away, unlike in ESL Belo Horizonte where the brazilian fans helped af
2018-07-07 23:47
#96
 | 
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
GOOOD FUCKING JOOOOB,LET'S DO IT BIG!BEAT THESE S1MPLE VINCERE
2018-07-07 23:16
astralis after this match - thank you BIG we still have a chance with intel grand slam navi after this match : haha another easy oppontent in final, first NRG, now BiG = D
2018-07-07 23:16
LOOOL FazeChoke
2018-07-07 23:16
FAZE DOWN BOOOTS TIER 2 TEAM
2018-07-07 23:16
FaZe just not in it today and nex tabsen played out of their minds gl in the final BUG
2018-07-07 23:16
CRY IS FREE FAZE FANS AHAHHAHAHAHAHA
2018-07-07 23:16
No one is crying, they just lost, so gg On the other hand, Astralis fans are dying lol
2018-07-08 00:35
#103
paz | 
Turkey aesky 
EZ4GODB
2018-07-07 23:16
#104
REZ | 
Lithuania sc11Z 
Faze *cough* *cough* BIG ur 2 slow to catch up xddd
2018-07-07 23:16
Ez for NaVi
2018-07-07 23:16
Congrats!
2018-07-07 23:16
Is this a joke?? twitter.com/YNk In ur FAZE haha
2018-07-07 23:17
#109
 | 
Brazil arthurklpx 
Expected
2018-07-07 23:17
choke clan strikes again
2018-07-07 23:17
#112
 | 
Sweden xodec 
What happened here
2018-07-07 23:17
Smooya is so excited, amazing series!
2018-07-07 23:18
amazing. and faze missed 1000k
2018-07-07 23:18
#288
 | 
Asia ElemeNt4ffff 
Why?they have still stokholm
2018-07-08 00:35
+1
2018-07-08 10:43
god nex
2018-07-07 23:18
WAS WAR ICH SEHEND
2018-07-07 23:19
3-0 in groupsdon’t win tournaments
2018-07-07 23:19
#121
steel | 
Brazil 1930 
GO GO GO BIG!
2018-07-07 23:19
#122
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2018-07-07 23:20
#123
 | 
Brazil trevz 
rip grand slam
2018-07-07 23:20
OOOOOOHHH WIE IST DAS SCHÖÖÖN... OOOOOOHHH WIE IST DAS SCHÖÖÖN... SOWAS HAT MAN LANGE NICHTMEHR GESEHN... SOOOO SCHÖÖÖN
2018-07-07 23:20
#126
 | 
Sweden Niller! 
This is awesome
2018-07-07 23:20
#128
 | 
Japan Menedreal 
What a Big choke for FaZe, always expect it in final, but here we go.
2018-07-07 23:20
#130
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Gob b vs zeus. This is gonna be interesting
2018-07-07 23:20
#131
 | 
Chile nachooww 
what a surprise, go and beat navi
2018-07-07 23:21
#132
 | 
Asia minhvjpr0 
Nice
2018-07-07 23:21
Good lord, BIG ERA. Rip FaZe era.
2018-07-07 23:22
#134
 | 
Mexico d0naldtrump 
losing to big wtf
2018-07-07 23:21
#354
 | 
Germany 1112Leon 
Isn't a shame. Dont be arrogant, FaZe fan.
2018-07-08 09:50
Wtf are you talking about mate . He's just suprised that faze lost to BIG . He's not arrogant
2018-07-08 10:45
#364
 | 
Germany 1112Leon 
"Losing to BIG, what the fuck" Maybe he mean "How you can lose vs BIG"
2018-07-08 10:47
Maybe you're right ...
2018-07-08 22:27
#136
 | 
Turkey inmortial27 
God nex what a gameee dude
2018-07-07 23:21
living legend gob b
2018-07-07 23:21
#138
 | 
United States Rambeard 
Very well deserved. I hope they win it all.
2018-07-07 23:22
WTF HAHAHAHA
2018-07-07 23:22
#141
 | 
Europe LbJ23 
Old 1,6 legends zeus and gob b still beasts
2018-07-07 23:22
#229
BnTeT | 
United Kingdom dokunug 
Zeus beast LUL
2018-07-07 23:45
#143
blacK | 
Namibia Toonga 
Cool seeing big doing well, but id love more to see the grandslam on board in the finals..
2018-07-07 23:22
#145
 | 
United States inflict 
Good cs played by big
2018-07-07 23:22
#146
frozen | 
Ukraine Ga1ax7 
Wow, well sometimes happen things which are really unpredictable, gj BIG
2018-07-07 23:22
Like Na'Vi beating Astralis.
2018-07-08 06:35
#149
 | 
Czech Republic NR.Kobra 
Congrats BIG <3
2018-07-07 23:23
#152
 | 
India kathivamshi 
NEVER FORGET part 2
2018-07-07 23:23
Nex played today like an aimbot. He never missed wtf...really great game from him. Tabsen awp lol like a kennyS and Simple
2018-07-07 23:23
#158
 | 
Finland t33mu 
1v9 niko :D
2018-07-07 23:24
#160
 | 
United States eu4ia_ 
Nex > niko. It’s 2015 again boys
2018-07-07 23:24
#261
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
16-1 g2 vs big sad
2018-07-08 00:05
That just happened
2018-07-07 23:25
#163
hecker | 
World heck9r 
huge moment for german csgo scene
2018-07-07 23:25
#166
 | 
Brazil verybaitguy1 
EXPECTED
2018-07-07 23:25
#167
 | 
Russia Nikosimus 
BIG WASTED FUCKING SPOT THEY SAID
2018-07-07 23:25
PIPOKOU NICE NIKO
2018-07-07 23:25
#170
 | 
Brazil oldStar 
Total Unexpected ! O.O
2018-07-07 23:25
All hail Germans ALL HAIL GERMANY
2018-07-07 23:25
Awesome match. Congrats BIG. Deserved.
2018-07-07 23:26
nex WTF!
2018-07-07 23:26
bot karrigan, oh hi :) lets see som real cs tomorrow.. zeus vs gobbbbb, simple vs yermany :D
2018-07-07 23:27
#259
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
How much??
2018-07-08 00:04
40$ on simple
2018-07-08 03:33
So this is how FaZe are fighting for Grand Slam. NiKo said they didn't practice before event as a team, than karrigan picked Train and of top of that, when they could somehow win it, they fucked it all up. With this attitude FaZe don't deserve 1 000 000$. GG WELL PLAYED BIG, good luck in the final.
2018-07-07 23:27
#198
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Greece anwteros 
1 000 000 pesos maybe , because the first of that tournament pick about 125.000 dollars
2018-07-07 23:32
Yeah I know. I'm talking about this liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Intel/Grand.. :)
2018-07-07 23:33
#182
 | 
Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Holy shit, FaZe are unimaginable chokers... The one time Astralis gets destroyed and you have a clear chance to win the Grand Slam, you lose to BIG... FUCKING BIG. As much as I respect gob b, BIG didn't win this, FaZe straight lost it. Just like the ELEAGUE major vs. C9. Just like IEM Oakland vs. NiP. Just like IEM Katowice vs. fnatic. This is just sad... Anyways, GGWP
2018-07-07 23:27
Ikr it's so tragic :/
2018-07-07 23:28
Easy win for na’vi
2018-07-07 23:29
#193
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
+1, s1mple & electronic are gonna rip them a new asshole, lol.
2018-07-07 23:30
#192
 | 
Greece anwteros 
they have excuse again , cromen . lol
2018-07-07 23:29
#201
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if they went full retard and blamed it on him, or "not enough practice" with him i.e. a less rude way to say it, lol.
2018-07-07 23:33
@Thorin We can count on nex to be bad
2018-07-07 23:28
#350
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Czech Republic Limacool 
We count on Thorin to talk shit
2018-07-08 09:34
#188
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Germany umfahrer 
BIG IS LOVE BIG IS LIFE
2018-07-07 23:28
#190
 | 
France Boryskuuu 
BIG times upset hhahahahaahahahaha
2018-07-07 23:29
LOL next CARRRRYYY....noone can CARRY karrigan tho...he is absolute SHIT
2018-07-07 23:30
wtffff
2018-07-07 23:30
ynk your tears are delicious
2018-07-07 23:30
#197
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Other Phinks 
Why tf did they pick train over overpass ???
2018-07-07 23:31
Because (According to Smooya and Gob b) they bang teams in practice on Overpass by getting 12/13 rounds on ct side
2018-07-08 02:00
Big do have the makings of a good overpass team that is what i thought they would pick over d2 which i thought would be fazes pick
2018-07-08 21:37
i 100% do believe them, but, especially against Navi, they lost rounds that they shouldnt be losing. I hope they fix this for the major!
2018-07-08 21:38
This is what happens when GuardiaN has bad game...
2018-07-07 23:32
#203
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Norway Trip^^ 
Lol lucker big
2018-07-07 23:33
#255
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
+100 home ez
2018-07-08 00:02
#205
 | 
Netherlands xdanny 
LOL +30 nex
2018-07-07 23:34
#206
 | 
Iceland caverat 
starting a new era
2018-07-07 23:34
#254
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
And. Last xD simple destroy German dogs ez free win navi
2018-07-08 00:02
#289
 | 
Germany PeKay 
NT street shitter
2018-07-08 00:37
#441
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
Ez
2018-07-09 12:14
its always hard for a shitter to shut his ass and enjoy the game
2018-07-08 05:35
poggers
2018-07-07 23:36
ez for the gob
2018-07-07 23:38
faze in 2K18 OMEGALUL
2018-07-07 23:39
#251
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
Mibr?? Wer trash
2018-07-08 00:01
where are all the people saying keep cromen now?
2018-07-07 23:39
#218
.PhP | 
Czech Republic wellbi 
Good game by BIG. Nonetheless, whole Faze were extremely underwhelming individually. If NaVi will be at their game (And let's be honest ... Simple and co. rarely choke) I doubt that BIG can replicate the semifinal feat.
2018-07-07 23:39
#220
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Finland Smoonah 
bye bye rain
2018-07-07 23:42
#222
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Estonia Delan0 
Fuckin hell. I know youbpossibly cant win them all but if faze ever had an easy road for the grand slam thatd be it Gg to big though
2018-07-07 23:43
#232
ZywOo | 
Portugal VascoRB 
Not expected at all
2018-07-07 23:46
#236
frozen | 
Germany rdm88 
So unexpected and NICEEEEEEEE BIG
2018-07-07 23:48
Expected
2018-07-07 23:49
my god what's happening wc, esl one? totally unexpected
2018-07-07 23:50
#239
Turkey ao1 
this is cs now what a match
2018-07-07 23:51
#245
 | 
Iceland Arag0rn 
losing to big hahahahaahahahhaha
2018-07-07 23:57
#276
 | 
Germany Youngnibba 
Omg as if faze has to win every game Calm your tits
2018-07-08 00:20
anyone got the smooya interview clipped??
2018-07-07 23:58
FaZe lost the Clash of Clans
2018-07-07 23:58
#318
 | 
Indonesia Exodd 
Smarts
2018-07-08 02:46
Deserved stun, gg BIG!
2018-07-08 00:02
Mastermind gobelante > karrigan
2018-07-08 00:03
Top 2 < Top25 :D Btw Special thanks to Niko on train, fake plant lost round -> lost map
2018-07-08 00:04
Kudos to big for the great performance. Couldnt enjoy watching it tho because some annoying german guys kept screeching next to me and swearing at faze. And whats with all the hate on here always? Hating teams that lose.
2018-07-08 00:08
Where are all the Faze Fans that were cumming with Big's cock when they defeated MIBR? It seems the tides have turned. On a sidenote: it seems I was correct when I pointed out how MIBR had improved. They were the team that gave Big the most trouble. Well done, after all. By the way, that cromen round was absolutely stunning. Nothing very skilled, but so well played and composed.
2018-07-08 00:18
HAHAHAHAHA
2018-07-08 00:12
Cologne is fucked up xD First Astralis out and then this!?
2018-07-08 00:14
#298
 | 
Malta SS_ArT 
Ikr!? I knew there was gonna be some upsets in this tournament, I could feel it, but this is off the damn charts tbh! xD Happy with ENCE's performance as well tbh! :-D
2018-07-08 01:01
#303
 | 
France Kairos1g 
Yes! They did well on their first real international appearance!
2018-07-08 01:11
#341
 | 
Malta SS_ArT 
They so did, I'm sure this'll help 'em moving forward, keep that motivation alive and stay hungry to keep qualifying and winning in this kind of events.
2018-07-08 06:41
Yeah! I just hope for BIG to win this one in front of their fans, but S1mple might have some plans... xD (ahm i think he deserves one tournament...)
2018-07-08 20:26
#410
 | 
Malta SS_ArT 
He does deserve one but just imagine BIG with the win on pretty much their homecourt, would be amazing as it's been a while since their last important apperance, so I'm sure it would help em to keep their grades up if you know what I mean! xD
2018-07-08 21:00
I sure do man, I'm afraid it went the other way... :(
2018-07-14 03:26
#481
 | 
Malta SS_ArT 
Yeah :-/ They played great tho, so looking forward to their next BIG appearance, GET IT!? LOL xD
2018-07-14 03:58
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I got is homie ahahah
2018-07-15 17:45
FNATIC>>>>BIG so FNATIC>>>>>>>>>FaZe ?????
2018-07-08 00:27
gob b better rating than karrigan, holy fuck is this a new low for him?
2018-07-08 00:38
#291
 | 
Malta SS_ArT 
Woohoo! So happy for my boys! Congrats BIG, you deserved this win! Whether it's you guys or Na'Vi I'm happy with the teams on the finals, but hope you take it tho! Electronic and S1mple doing great but everyone else in Na'Vi better step it up if they wanna be a match for God Nex! :-D
2018-07-08 00:40
#292
 | 
Portugal dracø 
Big were playing with such passion. It was amazing to watch the player cams, their hype was electrifying. PASSION > PLASTIC every time
2018-07-08 00:44
Cry is free LOOOL
2018-07-08 00:49
Well lost to BIG is painful but more painful is to lose such a golden opportunity to score that 1 mil Glam Slam. Astralis is out. Couldn't ask for a better time for FaZe to win it all.
2018-07-08 00:53
#297
NiKo | 
France Dealotts 
WTF??????????????????
2018-07-08 00:59
#300
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
nice match by goblin und co.
2018-07-08 01:04
#329
 | 
Brazil m16r_0 
goblin xd
2018-07-08 04:22
#301
 | 
Brazil HueyNewton 
When they won against liquid and mibr, everyone thought was only lucky but in this championship they are clearly the chosen one. Lmao God b
2018-07-08 01:04
lol. when they beat mibr, I knew this may happen
2018-07-08 01:11
#306
 | 
Indonesia Exodd 
Member when everyone said BIG is a wasted spot? LUL
2018-07-08 01:19
Ez title for ivan
2018-07-08 01:21
Big, thank you for your amazing performance! Good luck in the final!
2018-07-08 01:22
UNEXPECTED
2018-07-08 01:40
#311
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
rain with -14 kills still got 1.00 rating, while niko with +12 still has 1.18..
2018-07-08 01:44
It's because rain's adr and shit was close to NiKo's
2018-07-08 05:28
#372
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
its bacause of impact and not exit/eco frags.
2018-07-08 11:02
Nope lol KAST and ADR
2018-07-08 13:33
lmao what is going on hahahaha
2018-07-08 01:53
#316
 | 
Brunei GucciLeIe 
BIG are just Overall more talented
2018-07-08 02:20
nex sick
2018-07-08 02:22
Lmao nice choke
2018-07-08 03:10
its insane to beat faze Big numba wan
2018-07-08 03:26
This was an insane series to watch. So glad BIG won. Really happy for them. Hope this isn't just a fluke though.
2018-07-08 03:46
#328
 | 
CIS sergioff 
BIGOOD EZ
2018-07-08 03:55
#331
 | 
CIS CADINN1 
WTF
2018-07-08 04:35
Easily the best event of Nex's CS Go career, I've never seen him perform on LAN this is unusual almost as if the game is rigged.
2018-07-08 04:38
Navi win ez. Simple has 1.55 rating electronic has 1.4
2018-07-08 04:59
#337
 | 
Ukraine minemax 
It's a little bit unexpected, I would say. :D
2018-07-08 05:59
karrigan & rain, get the fuck out of FaZe, fucking please. Nice event of flukes btw, BIG to win nothing big in 2018 after this event.
2018-07-08 06:10
Tactics vs pugstyle
2018-07-08 06:22
#343
 | 
Europe KappaKaako 
Huge upset. Looking at bigs lineup is T3 max. Cromen could be used as a excuse i guess
2018-07-08 07:28
unexpected
2018-07-08 09:03
Expected, boring predictions, keep yolo win bet
2018-07-08 09:46
#355
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Lithuania AyJay6 
gj BIG go home bot clan
2018-07-08 09:51
Unexpected , WP BIG
2018-07-08 09:52
German power
2018-07-08 10:22
#360
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
I bet NiKo loves his team right now. Lel
2018-07-08 10:37
Big respect for BIG. Some high level CS GO there by them. Fnatic was the catalyst for them, I guess. lol
2018-07-08 11:45
wtf?
2018-07-08 12:57
#379
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World breezy0 
BIG played such great cs wtf, all of them had their individual scenes and their teamplay was outstanding. They did exactly what they were needing to do, most importantly they played with SUCH balls their balls must be bigger than mount everest hahaha... what a surprise for me totally unexpected, man what a team. GZ AND DESERVED BIG!!! btw do the BIG guys get extra 100k now for defeating FaZe on their way to grand slam? if i didn't misunderstand the rules they should right?
2018-07-08 13:06
#381
 | 
World breezy0 
apparently the 100k extra only get cashed out when defeating a contender in a grand final, anyways gg
2018-07-08 13:39
h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@
2018-07-08 17:21
sold game...
2018-07-08 21:30
NEX FULL OF SEX
2018-07-09 08:21
Worst line in history of csgo casters.
2018-07-12 01:15
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