BIG hammer forZe to qualify for ESL Pro League Season 12

The Russian team's nightmare day continued as they were torn apart in a quick two-map series.

BIG became the first team to qualify for ESL Pro League Season 12 through the European qualifier after dispatching forZe in a one-sided affair between teams in contrasting form. The German side, fresh off winning DreamHack Masters Spring and returning to the top 10 in the world rankings for the first time since December 2018, were in control of proceedings from the outset against an uninspired forZe team that were simply not up to the task.

It was a disappointing end to a forgetful day for the Russian team, who had earlier missed out on a spot in the second stage of the WePlay! Clutch Island closed qualifier after recording defeats to Nemiga and Gambit Youngsters. Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov's side will have a shot at redemption in the consolidation final against fellow CIS team Spirit, but they will have to quickly shift their mindset as it is impossible not to feel that they sleepwalked through this loss.

BIG qualify for ESL Pro League Season 12

BIG were in no mood to take pity on their opponents and immediately clicked into gear, storming to a 6-0 lead on Inferno. It then looked as though forZe were starting to get a grip on their map choice as they picked up three rounds in a row, but a lost anti-eco threw that outlook out of the window, with BIG heading into the break with a solid 10-5 lead. That trend continued in the second half as BIG continued to add to their lead and shut down any chances of forZe stringing rounds together as the map came to a swift conclusion.

Dust2 began with a lively start from the German side, who once again raced to a 6-0 lead. A 1v2 clutch by Evgeny "⁠FL1T⁠" Lebedev then finally put forZe on the scoreboard, but their respite wouldn't last as BIG quickly regained their momentum following another eco victory and never looked back. After a 12-3 half, BIG quickly wrapped things up on the offense, with Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch delivering the finishing blow with three Desert Eagle kills in a 2v4 situation.

 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 49 - 18 +31 107.4 1.68
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 36 - 25 +11 90.6 1.40
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 31 - 22 +9 78.0 1.18
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 26 - 27 -1 78.4 1.07
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 21 - 23 -2 53.2 0.94
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 30 - 27 +3 67.3 1.07
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 24 - 29 -5 64.5 0.89
Russia Evgeny 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 28 - 33 -5 69.7 0.89
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 20 - 38 -18 51.8 0.68
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 12 - 36 -24 43.2 0.51

BIG become the 18th name on the team list for ESL Pro League Season 12, which will kick off on September 2. ESL is currently studying the possibility of bringing the league back to a LAN setting after splitting the Season 11 tournament into regional online divisions because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The team list for the league currently looks as follows:

Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1122
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Evgeny 'FL1T' Lebedev
Evgeny 'FL1T' Lebedev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
#1
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Norway m16rlul
ez ggwp xantares played well
2020-06-18 23:26
14 replies
#2
OK | 
Peru Rhenie
Well played forZe but BIG were the better team today! #GoBIG #SomosBIG
2020-06-18 23:26
8 replies
#11
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Norway m16rlul
big is always the better team
2020-06-18 23:27
7 replies
#22
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Europe daisakusen
Ez win for spirit tomorrow
2020-06-18 23:39
5 replies
Can’t wait for all the Turkish players in faceit with xantarespeek tag to start reking me in thx big
2020-06-18 23:55
4 replies
#42
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Turkey HypnoSia
xantarespeek tag users can't play good.
2020-06-19 00:04
3 replies
I think so
2020-06-19 00:22
2 replies
What a hammering
2020-06-19 01:10
1 reply
Your comment is irrelevant about our subject bro. The players that using Xantarespeek tag are generally noobs and stupids
2020-06-19 19:38
i see you are a wise man my friend
2020-06-19 01:33
OMG how did i miss this thread #GoBIG
2020-06-18 23:57
4 replies
xD
2020-06-19 00:15
unfortunate
2020-06-19 01:26
#64
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Norway m16rlul
haha :D
2020-06-19 02:40
#73
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Germany M1n1M3
Skandal
2020-06-19 09:43
ez4big
2020-06-18 23:24
#4
woxic | 
Turkey mefe
+31 XANTARESGOD
2020-06-18 23:25
ez for XANTARES aka GODTARES aka ALLAHTARES
2020-06-18 23:25
#6
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Europe Ignotuspuer
Big is really looking scary at the moment, i cant wait for ESL One Cologne to see them play on LAN if it happens
2020-06-18 23:25
1 reply
+1
2020-06-19 14:41
#7
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Russia Dianov
GERMAN CS 2019 OMEGALUL GERMAN CS 2020 PogChamp
2020-06-18 23:25
onliners
2020-06-18 23:25
Let’s goooo
2020-06-18 23:26
#10
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
why does HLTV news always sound like porn titles????
2020-06-18 23:26
7 replies
what kind of porn are you watching m8
2020-06-18 23:44
6 replies
#33
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
BIG cock HAMMERS little petite team with FORZE
2020-06-18 23:47
5 replies
im hard as fuck right now
2020-06-18 23:48
4 replies
#35
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
yo bro chill....
2020-06-18 23:48
3 replies
not until you suck my cock 😎😎
2020-06-18 23:49
2 replies
#39
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh
ok sit ur ass down cowboy 🤑🤑🤑
2020-06-18 23:50
1 reply
homosex 🤮🤮🤮
2020-06-19 01:52
Xantares playing like it’s FPL
2020-06-18 23:29
gg ez sysroN - xantares - tabseN gods
2020-06-18 23:29
When you have a trio like tabseN, Xanatares, and Syrson playing like gods, no one can stop them Hope these guys can keep up this insane form once LAN comes around, would be fucking sick to watch
2020-06-18 23:31
The article is wrong, the last three deagle kills were done by tiziaN if I remember it correctly
2020-06-18 23:33
7 replies
This isnt the only thing wrong, as far as I know, BIG has never been in the top 10 before either, unlike the article suggests
2020-06-18 23:35
6 replies
As a core? No. As an org? Yes.
2020-06-18 23:38
3 replies
Oh really? Didnt know ^^ How far up were they?
2020-06-18 23:40
2 replies
#29
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Netherlands Boutdis
like top 5 or 6 after esl one cologne 2018
2020-06-18 23:43
i think they highest they achieved was #6
2020-06-18 23:44
#23
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Germany currrro
Wrong
2020-06-18 23:39
They have been #8 after Cologne and London Major
2020-06-18 23:40
AMINA KOYIMM YAAA XDDD EZ4 ONLINER KEBABTARES <3
2020-06-18 23:35
ez 75% winrate
2020-06-18 23:33
ksantares smoorfin
2020-06-18 23:33
#20
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Azerbaijan lDarKl
Now people will say they are onliner but we saw syrson tabsen k1to tizian and xantares were playing like a god on lan so much time and this match was online so ofcourse its more comfortable also they will show performance on lan just w8 until next lan tournament
2020-06-18 23:36
1 reply
Xaxaxaxaxaxxxaxxaxaxaxxaxaaxxaxaxxaxxa axacaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxxax
2020-06-18 23:50
#26
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Poland SebL
Still I don't think BIG is going to go higher than this TOP 6-10 level with this roster. forZe can be solid at this TOP 20-30 level, but I don't think they will go higher with this roster.
2020-06-18 23:41
#27
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Other NDRnews
BIG biggest onliners ever
2020-06-18 23:41
2 replies
#62
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Azerbaijan lDarKl
Have you ever watched them playing lan tournament for example xantares the time he was playing for space soldiers he was insane we didnt see him playing too much right now
2020-06-19 02:05
1 reply
he was insane vs shitty teams in shitty tournaments. just check his lan stats in big events: hltv.org/stats/players/7938/XANTARES?mat.. he is almost 25 years old and he has not achieved anything yet on lan.
2020-06-19 11:55
Get hammered
2020-06-18 23:42
Which teams will be invited at Global Challenge qualifier????????????
2020-06-18 23:44
big pls stop rape ruski
2020-06-18 23:50
BUG Clan BoUGth hax
2020-06-19 00:06
last frags was tizian, not tabsen
2020-06-19 00:19
#47
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Greece supergizmo
facecrack bot...
2020-06-19 00:25
Good performance by BIG.
2020-06-19 00:26
online clan strikes again
2020-06-19 00:29
Ez
2020-06-19 00:58
gg BIG!
2020-06-19 01:24
1 reply
#74
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Turkey piriSHIP
gg
2020-06-19 09:50
EZ 4 ONLINE CLAN))))
2020-06-19 01:37
3 replies
#59
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Germany 'ezpz
Summer9 Fan
2020-06-19 01:47
2 replies
CRY IS FREE
2020-06-19 01:50
1 reply
#79
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Austria doMK0
Are you commenting your own comment?
2020-06-20 07:19
#58
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Germany hjngvnhgg
EZ 4 BIG
2020-06-19 01:46
Kurdtares is a beast online! Ggwp
2020-06-19 02:22
#65
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Cyprus shmoe
this team is such a beast.. GOD syrsoN and tabseN will make german CS great again!
2020-06-19 02:46
Go Big or go home forze
2020-06-19 02:55
#67
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Denmark nrth_LUL
Cya lan jermans
2020-06-19 03:09
#68
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Germany Bier
Let's go BiG <333 keep the momentum going
2020-06-19 03:40
#70
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Germany X5ander
my boyz will rock the pro league :-)
2020-06-19 08:24
Expected, forZe very bad right now while BIG in their best form ever
2020-06-19 09:28
#72
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Turkey TiksavLee
G O D T A R E S
2020-06-19 09:38
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