BIG secure FLASHPOINT Season 1 spot over HAVU

BIG become the first of two teams to make it through the FLASHPOINT Global Qualifier after defeating HAVU 2-0 on Mirage and Dust2.

BIG turned a slow start in Los Angeles around after an opening match loss to DETONA, a team they knocked out in the best-of-three Group A decider match, by winning one of the two semi-final matches that offer a berth in the inaugural FLASHPOINT season.

HAVU, who came into the tournament as a substitute for SKADE due to the Bulgarian team not being able to secure visas, had a clean slate with wins over Chaos and Copenhagen Flames in Group B, but faltered in the final match.

HAVU took the early lead on BIG’s map pick, going up 3-0 on the CT side. BIG brought it back to 4-4 on the attacking side, setting themselves up for a possible lead at the half, but four kills by Olli "⁠sLowi⁠" Pitkänen kept the Finns ahead. Two rounds in succession gave BIG the lead for the first time, but HAVU turned it back around thanks to several multi-kill rounds by Joonas "⁠doto⁠" Forss to make it 9-6.

HAVU won the second pistol round to hit double digits, but scout doubles by Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische and Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz threw BIG right back into the game. The German side got within one before HAVU could tally a gun round in the second half thanks to doubles by sLowi and Lasse "⁠ZOREE⁠" Uronen, but the momentum had already shifted and BIG kept a tight hold on defense, regaining the lead and going on to close the first map out giving up but a single round from there on out, 16-12.

BIG put up a wall on Dust2 CT-side to secure the series

The Finnish team made it three for three in pistol rounds on the defending side of Dust2, but were once again traded on the forcebuy as BIG took the 3-1 lead. HAVU brought it back to a tie, but doubles by Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş and tabseN kept BIG in the lead, although the CTs struck back immediately, breaking the Terrorists’ economy and going on a four-round streak. The Finns then closed the half doubling their opponents’ score, 10-5, in a bid to push the series to a decider.

syrsoN took down three players as BIG won a crucial pistol round to stay in the game, cutting distances to 8-10 after winning against the forcebuy and eco. Stopping a long push by HAVU in the first gun round, the German squad further closed the gap, eventually going on to tie the match 10-10. BIG then charged for toward the finish line, taking a 13-10 lead, and although they were momentarily stopped from doing so as HAVU won three rounds, they eventually closed the map out 16-13.

 HAVU K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Olli 'sLowi' PitkänensLowi 44 - 38 +6 85.0 1.16
Finland Aaro 'hoody' Peltokangashoody 42 - 34 +8 74.7 1.04
Finland Joonas 'doto' Forssdoto 34 - 45 -11 72.3 0.88
Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' UronenZOREE 32 - 43 -11 62.9 0.83
Finland Eetu 'sAw' SahasAw 26 - 43 -17 54.3 0.72
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 51 - 31 +20 87.1 1.44
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 48 - 39 +9 94.6 1.30
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 42 - 34 +8 67.4 1.06
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 35 - 38 -3 74.5 0.98
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 27 - 37 -10 58.3 0.81
Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1349
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1219
KPR:
0.84
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1484
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1266
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Finland Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
795
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Finland Joonas 'doto' Forss
Joonas 'doto' Forss
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
387
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
I told everyone that BIG is top 5 at least and everyone was laughing after BIG lost a fluke BO1 to FLUKETONA. Now im laughing and the haters are cry... 😎😎😎👌👌👌 #GoBIG #VamosBIG
2020-03-05 20:15
#7
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Israel Sonnabend 
BIG TOP 1 after winning Major and Flashpoint!
2020-03-05 20:16
#11
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Poland PawelsSSS 
xDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!
2020-03-05 20:16
German CS trash
2020-03-05 20:20
#50
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Poland PawelsSSS 
+1
2020-03-05 20:34
#86
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Germany AlmightyLou 
+1 literally my country is a joke in this game, spinbots for days
2020-03-05 21:52
+1
2020-03-05 20:17
+1 bro🥰
2020-03-05 20:16
+1 easy
2020-03-05 20:22
#64
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Brazil SecondKS 
schizophrenia
2020-03-05 21:00
#89
tiziaN | 
Germany FREIER 
Best comment you could come up with? One word to insult mentally ill people. Congratz to your character.
2020-03-05 22:16
#95
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Brazil SecondKS 
???? really ???? I think you know how to interpret better than that
2020-03-05 22:27
One of them as a 1 instead of I, are you blind wtf?
2020-03-05 23:06
#104
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Brazil SecondKS 
I know. still funny
2020-03-05 23:14
Anyone know how to change name?
2020-03-05 20:16
LMAO XD
2020-03-05 20:17
#14
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Canada U_S_of_Gay 
xaxaxaxaxa
2020-03-05 20:17
#23
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Netherlands xAlpaka 
lmao
2020-03-05 20:20
AHAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-03-05 20:23
xaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-03-05 20:37
LMAO
2020-03-05 21:33
HAHAHAHAH
2020-03-05 21:41
#15
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Germany IIGNITE 
imagine thinking BIG is a top5 team "at least" after beating Top60 team Avez and Top 30 team HAVU lol
2020-03-05 20:17
Imagine thinking BIG is not top5 after dominating for months
2020-03-05 20:22
BIG good but team secret better, with the upcoming stars like Juanflatroo and sinnopssy will become top 3 .
2020-03-05 20:25
#57
faveN | 
Germany Zescht 
BIG good but team secret better, with the upcoming stars like Juanflatroo and sinnopssy will become top 3 .
2020-03-05 20:48
Dominating shit teams
2020-03-06 05:01
imagine getting baited by obvious bait
2020-03-05 20:37
+1
2020-03-06 11:28
#19
floppy | 
United States Frotha 
Actually kinda happy they qualified
2020-03-05 20:19
+1 they deserve it
2020-03-05 20:23
2020 is BIGs year! Looking forward to more trophies. #Gemeinsam #GoBigOrGoHome
2020-03-05 20:19
+1 #GoBIG #VamosBIG #EzForTheClan
2020-03-05 20:22
#63
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Mongolia Kkura 
LUL BIG
2020-03-05 20:59
EZ FOR BIG AND ALSO EZ FOR DELUSIONAL BIG FAN LETS GO
2020-03-05 20:20
+1 ez for everyone involved
2020-03-05 20:23
Vitality Tabsen after the major Ez 😎
2020-03-05 20:22
BIG zywoo he will team up with his german family
2020-03-05 20:23
Tabsen to a french team so the french-german alliance can carry eu once again
2020-03-05 21:35
IST DAS WIEDER EINFACH HEUTE
2020-03-05 20:22
+1 it really was easy
2020-03-05 20:23
At least we didn't lose 2 world wars...
2020-03-05 21:00
#66
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Brazil SecondKS 
BIG is very good, but there are 35 teams better than them
2020-03-05 21:02
#91
tiziaN | 
Germany FREIER 
Non of them are brasilian. But BIG is actually top15 at least.
2020-03-05 22:18
#96
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Brazil SecondKS 
nops
2020-03-05 22:28
They beat scrubs bud. They arent even top 10.
2020-03-05 21:15
#1 comment by #1 user of hltv 👌
2020-03-05 22:23
Bro I believed you throughout..
2020-03-06 06:46
They won a Tier2 or Tier3 Qualifier...wow
2020-03-06 11:22
#2
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Israel Sonnabend 
ez
2020-03-05 20:16
EZ4BIG TOP1
2020-03-05 20:16
ez
2020-03-05 20:16
GO BIG YEAH!!!!!
2020-03-05 20:16
#48
vilga | 
Canada PwnNewb 
+1 another win on the way to BIG top 10 2020
2020-03-05 20:27
#6
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Finland N1ggers 
GGs
2020-03-05 20:16
Nice
2020-03-05 20:16
#16
jOELZ | 
Finland J3bediah 
Havu have a chance to still qualify or not?
2020-03-05 20:18
#20
SANJI | 
Luxembourg kng_rdl 
theyre out
2020-03-05 20:19
#21
floppy | 
United States Frotha 
No, sadly
2020-03-05 20:19
#27
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Finland 4L3J4NR_0 
no because everyone get's second chance except when you win every other game :)
2020-03-05 20:21
#47
vilga | 
Canada PwnNewb 
don't cry because HAVU is worse than BIG, Chaos, and Orgless.
2020-03-05 20:27
#49
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Afghanistan NICE_BAITMAN 
Nobody is crying here. Stop malding
2020-03-05 20:30
#69
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Brazil SecondKS 
changed the stage, lost the chance, and the only advantage is playing against the worst campaign of the other group
2020-03-05 21:03
#17
SANJI | 
Luxembourg kng_rdl 
This lineup won every BO3 on LAN 2-0 so #ezforBUG
2020-03-05 20:19
-k1to +faven
2020-03-05 20:20
#46
vilga | 
Canada PwnNewb 
BIG is fine how they are
2020-03-05 20:27
still retarded
2020-03-05 20:41
check ur comments lul trash talking bout big xD plastic fan expected by hitler
2020-03-05 20:50
Hahaha okay mr expert Everyone which thinks big is good atm is retarded. Everbody which thinks they should kick k1to for faven is retarded too. And i can be a fan of the team/players and still say that they suck atm, because they do. They are still doing thousands of stupid mistakes and are far away from being the team they could be
2020-03-05 21:02
ok mm player
2020-03-05 21:03
didnt expect anything more by you. Bye
2020-03-05 21:04
yes i didnt expect better than being mm player by u byé
2020-03-05 21:04
where's detona at now "KKKKKK"
2020-03-05 20:21
+1 LOL KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-03-05 20:26
#72
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Brazil SecondKS 
1° germany team >> 10° brazilian team, normal, it would be ugly if it were the opposite.
2020-03-05 21:12
Remember when BIG rekt your team which won 2 majors in history? kkkkkkkkkkkk BIG 4 M16R 0
2020-03-05 21:08
#75
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Brazil SecondKS 
my team?? mibr?? hahaha nip > big furia > big sprout > big ...
2020-03-05 21:12
Remember that even being antisportive abusing of a bug BIG was incapable to beat IMT LMAO and it was the only reason why they were in a major.
2020-03-05 21:35
#37
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
dead league
2020-03-05 20:23
BIG_NEVER_BEAT_DETONA_IN_BO1
2020-03-05 20:24
MIBR_DESTROYED_DELUSIONAL_BIG_FAN
2020-03-05 20:26
#45
vilga | 
Canada PwnNewb 
Hardly news, everyone knew HAVU was like the 4th best team in this tournament
2020-03-05 20:26
-tizian +denis
2020-03-05 20:34
lmao another one
2020-03-05 20:41
#74
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Brazil SecondKS 
-tizian +ayken
2020-03-05 21:10
Flashpoint production is a joke. Promise everything and delivered a gaming paradise atmosphere. -Thorin production
2020-03-05 20:51
That was done in a scuffed studio that they're not going to use and the players said everything went well (except for the delays on the first day)
2020-03-05 22:08
Every businessman start his career with a bunch of excuses. Kappa
2020-03-05 22:28
What? That was just the qualifier setup, not the one they're using for the league.
2020-03-05 23:12
FUCK!
2020-03-05 20:48
BIG once again proves to be a top 5 Team in 2020 contender, but HLTV rankings wanna play games.
2020-03-05 20:50
Top 5 team because they beat a tier 4 team.
2020-03-05 22:18
Havu actually Top 6 atleast. Detona Top 4 because they lost a map to them.
2020-03-05 22:24
Are you DELUSIONAL_BIG_FAN's brother?
2020-03-05 22:36
I am Rational_BIG_Fan, DELUSIONAL_BIG_FAN says they will be Top 1 2020
2020-03-05 22:53
#116
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Germany BIG_FAN 
And he's right!!
2020-03-06 16:10
BIG actually looked very shaky...
2020-03-05 20:52
#62
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Germany BIG2020 
syrsoN is a god
2020-03-05 20:53
#76
cry | 
Poland Cryzilian 
gj boys
2020-03-05 21:14
Smart move by Havu, they heard that LA is soon infested with corona 😎😎😎
2020-03-05 21:17
GOBIG
2020-03-05 21:23
ez4BIG
2020-03-05 21:41
#85
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Hungary Shiron212 
gg
2020-03-05 21:48
SAD!
2020-03-05 22:07
#92
tiziaN | 
Germany FREIER 
Good job BIG.
2020-03-05 22:20
#98
Aleksib | 
Europe lalt 
That qualifier format kinda sucks.. HAVU might be the 2nd best team in qualifier but they are out even thought they lost only against BIG.
2020-03-05 22:33
#101
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Poland SebL 
If BiG would take some real IGL They could really become Interesting.
2020-03-05 23:05
#105
Daddy | 
Other aland 
BIG are proving themselves, keep an eye on them.
2020-03-06 00:58
#106
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Finland JooonsMO 
Havu got fucked by finishing 1st in their group. Thanks to bo1 opening matches 2 best teams battled for 1 spot... We need bo3 opening matches or lower bracket playoff for these kind of qualifiers...
2020-03-06 01:03
#109
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World breezy0 
+1
2020-03-06 10:42
all time best cs go player is xantares. we saw this again. incredible and handsome boy.
2020-03-06 13:19
#113
moojuice | 
Germany ka10 
german cs is just trash.
2020-03-06 13:54
ez for the boys
2020-03-06 14:43
#115
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Germany BIG_FAN 
+1
2020-03-06 16:09
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