BIG see off Heroic to secure grand final spot in Leipzig

BIG have booked a spot in the grand final of DreamHack Open Leipzig after taking down Heroic in a two-map series.

In a monumental success, the German team have made it to the grand final of a LAN tournament, something they hadn't done since ESL One Cologne with a previous iteration of the roster, featuring just two players of the current lineup. The home side will now face Renegades for the trophy and a spot at this summer's Masters event in Jönköping.

The achievement comes off the back of a strong performance against Heroic on Overpass and Inferno, with Nils "k1to" Gruhne and Florian "syrsoN" Rische coming through for the team in what was a strong collective performance.

The first map, Overpass, kicked off with a fruitful pistol round for Heroic, but the Danes' momentum was interrupted by a force buy from the Germans. After his team conceded a string of rounds, Patrick "es3tag" Hansen wrangled the match back in Heroic's favor off the back of an M4A4 triple kill. The Danes' lead was met with a solid 1v2 effort from Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş, who inspired BIG towards a late-half comeback as the Germans walked away with an 8-7 T side scoreline.

syrsoN's showing on Inferno was outstanding

BIG kept their foot on the pedal, securing the latter pistol round thanks to a USP-S 3k from k1to. After some early retaliation from Heroic, Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz and co. found themselves nearing the finish line, eventually closing out map one with a comfortable 16-9 score.

Heroic set themselves back on track with a successful pistol round opener on the CT side of Inferno, which they followed up with the next two rounds. The Danes were hit with a triple kill from tabseN, who placed his team on the scoreboard, and that round apparently motivated BIG to show up, as a string of success resulted in a lead for the home side. The Danes woke up towards the latter stages of the half and grabbed a narrow 8-7 lead.

Off the get-go, BIG's defence demonstrated confidence, as the Germans were able to surpass their opponents not only in the pistol round, but the ensuing five as well. An opening on the A site produced Heroic's first round of the half, and contrary to their earlier struggles, the Danes found consistent success, which allowed them to close the discrepancy to 12-13. With the prospect of a third map looming, BIG tightened up their defense and eventually put the lid on the series after the duo of Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch and syrsoN shut down an A site hit, ensuring their team's participation in the grand final in Leipzig, much to the crowd's delight.

Germany
Matchpage
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26th January 2020
16
Overpass
9
16
Inferno
12
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 43 - 34 +9 84.0 1.26
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 37 - 33 +4 85.9 1.20
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 31 - 30 +1 66.8 1.07
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 33 - 32 +1 71.9 1.06
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 37 - 31 +6 74.4 1.03
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 32 - 35 -3 80.6 1.05
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 33 - 38 -5 80.1 1.02
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 38 - 35 +3 65.3 0.97
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 33 - 39 -6 62.1 0.81
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 24 - 35 -11 60.3 0.77
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1351
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1133
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1034
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1168
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
665
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
GERMAN CS IS BACK! BIG CLAN IS THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW! GERMANY TOP 1 AGAIN
2020-01-26 15:55
#3
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United States Bonger 
Ist das wieder einfach heute!
2020-01-26 15:55
+1 True !
2020-01-26 15:56
HeLULic
2020-01-26 16:10
Nice scripter again
2020-01-26 15:55
#16
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United States @FyreCS 
Pick one: > Big winning tournament > $50,000 tier 2/3 tournament
2020-01-26 15:58
#20
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Italy BRAZlL 
only tier 3
2020-01-26 16:01
inb4 lose to Renegades
2020-01-26 16:11
#30
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Portugal markuzzmad 
they ll choke on finals tho xD
2020-01-26 16:27
again
2020-01-26 16:17
Let’s see them do it outside of Deutschland
2020-01-26 16:30
Ach ist das wieder einfach heute! German cs > danish cs
2020-01-26 15:55
+1 facts
2020-01-26 15:57
#21
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Italy BRAZlL 
not even close.
2020-01-26 16:01
+1
2020-01-26 17:43
#4
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Europe AllowItFam 
ez
2020-01-26 15:55
#5
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Guatemala IceyKL 
To ez for BIG docks
2020-01-26 15:55
Renegades bots Big should win final match
2020-01-26 15:56
Yeah easily
2020-01-26 17:44
#9
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Turkey o1cayto 
nays
2020-01-26 15:56
#10
Germany iyce 
Easy
2020-01-26 15:56
Big promising pogg
2020-01-26 15:56
EZ FOR GERMANY
2020-01-26 15:56
#13
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United States @FyreCS 
How’d they win
2020-01-26 15:57
easy
2020-01-26 16:00
oh for fuckks sake I'm late
2020-01-26 15:58
Imagine not having tabsen and xantares on your fantasy team considering how cheap they both were
2020-01-26 16:00
#19
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Turkey anliyorum 
tier 2
2020-01-26 16:01
#22
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Brazil vitoBR 
Big will win a champion and MIBR will pass zero the whole year. OMG
2020-01-26 16:03
WE BACK
2020-01-26 16:08
TO THE GRAND FİNAL WE GO ! Let's go BIG
2020-01-26 16:14
#27
woxic | 
Turkey gozgoz43 
NO NO NO JUST HEROIC IS SHIT
2020-01-26 16:17
True that
2020-01-26 17:43
HER♿IC LULW
2020-01-26 16:26
Slow down a bit ,, No *BIG* teams involved here
2020-01-26 16:30
#33
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Turkey cincobalak 
Ez for big Big clan top 1
2020-01-26 17:16
Germany is coming back to the top of the scene.
2020-01-26 17:20
Easy german team at the top again Soon ESL Cologne final
2020-01-26 17:43
1 more gogo
2020-01-26 17:49
#40
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Sweden ShageN 
Big did amazing job and they look so good as a team. All 5 players do insane frags and clutches.
2020-01-26 18:03
Gj boys
2020-01-26 18:35
LANTARES
2020-01-26 18:37
BIG god! that rating for syrsoN is great.
2020-01-27 22:11
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