BIG invited to Moche XL Esports

BIG have accepted an invitation to play at Moche XL Esports 2019, the event's organisers have announced.

The German giants become the third team confirmed for the Portuguese event, joining the previously invited duo of GamerLegion and Windigo.

This will be the second LAN tournament for BIG since Denis "⁠denis⁠" Howell was brought in to replace Johannes "⁠nex⁠" Maget, who was forced to step down from the roster due to his persistent wrist problems. The former Sprout member will make his debut for the team later on Tuesday, against Heroic, in ESL Pro League Europe's round two.

BIG will be in Lisbon next month

With BIG's unveiling, there are now just two invites left to announce as the sixth spot will be filled by the winner of the Worten Game Ring Master, a Portuguese tournament featuring some of the best teams in the country. The event will be held at Altice Arena, in Lisbon, on June 15-16 and will have $75,000 on offer.

The team list for Moche XL Esports currently looks as follows:

Bulgaria Windigo
Other Invite #4
Portugal WGR Master League
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1569
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1074
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
nice
2019-05-21 17:01
#EZforBIGclanTop1
2019-05-21 17:03
Expected
2019-05-21 17:05
ez as my first comment
2019-05-21 17:09
#47
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Latvia Natsuu1
MY FRIENNDDDD, HI
2019-05-21 17:24
Hello men 😎😎😎😎👍👍👍👍👍
2019-05-21 17:24
#50
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Latvia Natsuu1
Well, this tournament BIG can win what u think?
2019-05-21 17:25
Possible but let's see how they perform with denis today...
2019-05-21 17:26
#54
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Latvia Natsuu1
big > windigo big > gl
2019-05-21 17:27
BIG traditionally shit against weak opponents, they might choke.
2019-05-21 17:32
Incoming XANTARES Visa Issue and BIG will bomb out right away with LEGIJA
2019-05-21 17:08
0/8 BIG TOP 1!
2019-05-21 17:10
OK!
2019-05-21 17:13
#42
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Germany _PH1L
are u stupid Xantares has EU (Ger) Visa so no Problem!
2019-05-21 17:19
XANTARES NOT GERMAN
2019-05-21 17:24
#74
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Germany _PH1L
cmon man did u rly think i meant this ... he has a german visa cuz he got it when he needed to move to the big team house!
2019-05-21 18:58
#58
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
it is
2019-05-21 17:49
deserved
2019-05-21 17:01
guud shiiet... let's see denis sucking ass
2019-05-21 17:01
BIG tier3 confirmed
2019-05-21 17:01
#6
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Israel wetz
Lol tier 7 tournament
2019-05-21 17:01
#52
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Portugal sscorp1onn
Expected bait from "israel"
2019-05-21 17:26
#66
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Bait ? Wendigo and legiongamers Tier 7
2019-05-21 18:12
#68
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Europe rtsxx
You sand people need to pipe down
2019-05-21 18:31
#77
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Japan esy
Expected bait from "israel"
2019-05-21 19:10
both better than c9
2019-05-21 19:10
Haha n1 cuz true
2019-05-21 23:06
#86
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Spain BlaNcoW
Israel cs Top 78
2019-05-21 21:05
#87
faveN | 
Israel wetz
And?
2019-05-21 21:05
Expected bait from "israel"
2019-05-23 19:21
#108
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Growup
2019-05-23 19:21
Lol tier 7 tournament
2019-05-23 19:22
#110
faveN | 
Israel wetz
? wdym
2019-05-23 19:22
Bait ? Wendigo and legiongamers Tier 7
2019-05-24 18:38
GL to BIG and Windigo, will be rooting for them💜
2019-05-21 17:01
coffee tournament?
2019-05-21 17:01
uk cs < pt cs
2019-05-21 18:52
wow men :(
2019-05-21 22:27
Harsh😂
2019-05-22 17:02
#9
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Portugal Uniikron
Expected
2019-05-21 17:02
nice
2019-05-21 17:02
ez tier 5 event
2019-05-21 17:02
T3 event,at least they will win something
2019-05-21 17:02
lol
2019-05-21 18:08
#106
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Indonesia Exodd
I doubt they’ll even win it tbh
2019-05-23 08:07
#18
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Serbia bra1np
Useless slot lol
2019-05-21 17:02
#19
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Brazil SUSUSU
expected
2019-05-21 17:02
Why would BIG play in this tier 5 tournament???? Probably to try out the new roster on LAN... Tier 1 trophies coming soon ! #RUNBIG #GoBIG
2019-05-21 17:03
They will see one of the best crowds
2019-05-21 17:09
yes men 😎 portuguese crowd 😍
2019-05-21 17:10
MiBR North Giants Last 3 teams
2019-05-21 17:03
i'm betting offset because they are playing very very well! but since playoff is lan maybe giants>offset. but both team xan do something in this tournament
2019-05-21 23:25
#23
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United States inflict
invite HR and its a pretty decent tournament
2019-05-21 17:04
North and mibr/FURIA/LG coming next
2019-05-21 18:08
#95
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Portugal EddyParera
HellRaisers came last year, lost to MIBR on the finals. So, Idk... Probably Sharks will be invited (brazilian lineup but portuguese org). And then, there are teams that could want to come because of the prize, like Vitality, North and Optic. so it could be either one of this or HR. I still would love to see a T1 team on this tournament but I'll be happy if any of these four teams get invited Last spot is filled by Master League Portugal that probably Giants will win. Even with Offset going on a rampage on online tournaments, Giants are always bigger on Lan and the MLP finals is at this event.
2019-05-21 22:42
#24
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Georgia Broozman
wasted spot
2019-05-21 17:05
Maybe THIS TIME they win a tournament.
2019-05-21 17:05
Wasted invite
2019-05-21 17:07
0/8
2019-05-21 17:11
Everything checks out
2019-05-21 17:13
That name tho
2019-05-21 17:09
Too ez for BIG
2019-05-21 17:10
#39
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Panama FUN4ENCE
Time for them to fail again iol
2019-05-21 17:13
Should be EZ 4 BIG.
2019-05-21 17:14
#41
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Portugal TaDeSunny
Ez 4 Giants
2019-05-21 17:17
#43
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Brazil hugoooo
No BR?
2019-05-21 17:20
2 more invites, they will probably invite at least 1 BR team
2019-05-21 17:25
Probably furia
2019-05-21 18:19
Waiting for Aristocracy invite!
2019-05-21 17:22
Big org pay for the invitation.
2019-05-21 17:22
#82
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Germany NitczkaCS
:D
2019-05-21 20:04
#46
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Portugal S!im*
Invite one french team like g2, vitality or LDLC. Last spot is reserved to mibr I think. PS: mousesports, hr or north could be a nice option also.
2019-05-21 17:25
#56
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Europe L1iMA
Invite Furia plsss
2019-05-21 17:41
Invite MIBR
2019-05-21 17:48
#59
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Germany Chockzz
Wtf tier 2 tornament
2019-05-21 17:49
Mibr are the champions of last year and they need confidence.So playing this tournement will be great for them
2019-05-21 17:53
#94
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Germany Chockzz
They got a lot of confidence with the esl pro league and ecs man
2019-05-21 22:32
#60
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Portugal DOGrlf
pls MIBR cmon guys
2019-05-21 17:50
#62
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France uNLmofo
in french, Moche = Ugly. so this tournament is : Ugly XL. the real question is : was it possible to come up with any better name ?
2019-05-21 17:53
Moche is a telecommunication company in Portugal and the main sponsor of the event. So no, that's not possible.
2019-05-21 18:10
#99
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France uNLmofo
that would explain the name. but still UGLY XL is not good. what does "Moche" means in PT ?
2019-05-22 10:47
Throwing yourself against a group of people, like in concerts and festivals Like mosh pits
2019-05-22 12:31
#102
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France uNLmofo
ok thx. funny name for a phone provider :P
2019-05-22 14:15
Liquid????
2019-05-21 18:35
#70
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
Now Ancient/Godsent invite ;)
2019-05-21 18:36
LUL XANTARES EFFECT FROM STARLADDER INVITE TO THIS
2019-05-21 18:45
Welcome to Portugal, BiG, enjoy this amazing event!!!
2019-05-21 18:54
tier 3 event
2019-05-21 19:11
Riders next
2019-05-21 19:54
not gonna happen
2019-05-21 20:14
Furia invite next.
2019-05-21 20:06
ez first titel for big
2019-05-21 20:40
#88
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Spain BlaNcoW
Invite Riders to watch again the Riders - Giants match
2019-05-21 21:06
#92
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Portugal MCDOUG
+1
2019-05-21 22:26
#98
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Portugal le_roda
+1
2019-05-21 23:37
Should disband if they dont win this event
2019-05-21 21:10
wasted spot
2019-05-21 21:11
XANTARES will be shine like a star.He is constantly improving himself.gl
2019-05-21 21:45
OMEGALUL
2019-05-22 18:49
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