BIG edge out OG; proceed to DreamHack Open Summer final

OG and BIG won their map picks in the DreamHack Open Summer semi-finals, but it was the German squad who were able to secure a spot in the grand final with a heroic second-half effort on Mirage.

BIG came into their DreamHack Open Summer playoff match-up against OG with a clean slate after defeating Endpoint and Heroic in the group stage. The German team will now rematch Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller and company in the grand final after defeating OG in a 30-round decider map on Mirage that they were able to turn around from a 9-14 deficit.

BIG won the first pistol round thanks to a 1vs2 afterplant clutch by Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch on the B site of Inferno with enough time to defuse the bomb, but OG retaliated immediately with a successful A play on the forcebuy, taking the lead ahead of their first buy round of the series. BIG tied it back up, 3-3, but OG charged ahead to an 8-3 lead with a red-hot Issa "⁠ISSAA⁠" Murad downing 21 enemies on the way to an 11-4 half.

A triple by Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt in the pistol round eased OG into the second half as they increased their lead to 12-4, but this time around it was BIG who were able to win the forcebuy to stay alive. The German squad then linked five rounds in a row before OG could retaliate, but Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså then pushed down mid aggressively taking out three players to make it 14-9 as OG glided to a 16-9 victory on their map pick.

BIG won eight rounds in a row to close out Mirage 16-14

BIG took the lead on the attacking side of Dust2, and were this time able to hold on to it against the forcebuy, going up 3-0 ahead of the first gun round. Three frags by Mateusz "⁠mantuu⁠" Wilczewski on the defense thwarted a B play by BIG, making it 1-3, but Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische with a triple of his own the following round kept the wind in his team’s sails as they went up 5-1. OG slowly started to find their place as both teams were at a stalemate after 12 rounds, 6-6, but it was finally BIG who took the lead at the half, albeit barely, 8-7.

The German team then won the second pistol round, denying OG a plant on the B site and starting to run away with a 12-7 lead after the first gun round. Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen and company were finally able to make their way into the B site, but a four-kill round by Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş the following round put BIG on the path to winning the map, which they closed out after back-and-forth rounds, 16-10.

OG were overwhelmed on the CT side of Mirage

Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz downed three in the first pistol round of the decider map for BIG to get ahead on the CT side. OG didn’t take long to equalize as both teams fought close rounds early on. The European combine, who looked out of their depth on the attacking side of Dust2 were much more at ease on Mirage, taking the lead after nine rounds and going on to win the half 10-5.

BIG won a crucial pistol round to keep their options open as they made it to 7-10 before OG took the first gun round. tabseN and company retaliated the following round with a B rush, but weren’t able to find a rhythm as OG inched closer to match point. Down 9-14, BIG hit double digits thanks to a fake B play that allowed them to take the A site freely, breaking the CT’s economy and opening the door to an incredible comeback, as they went on an eight-round streak to inch past OG, 16-14, and secure a spot in the DreamHack Open Summer grand final.

Germany
Matchpage
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15th August 2020
Europe
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Inferno
16
16
Dust2
10
16
Mirage
14
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 63 - 50 +13 76.4 1.19
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 55 - 46 +9 68.0 1.15
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 52 - 50 +2 69.9 1.13
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 49 - 53 -4 73.2 1.01
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 40 - 54 -14 62.5 0.80
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United Kingdom Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewskimantuu 59 - 41 +18 70.2 1.25
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 58 - 49 +9 78.0 1.16
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 53 - 53 0 76.6 1.03
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 45 - 57 -12 62.3 0.90
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 38 - 60 -22 59.8 0.74

BIG will face off against Heroic on championship Sunday, at 16:00 , in the best-of-three grand final that will decide who takes home the $35,000 DreamHack Open Summer Europe grand prize.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1824
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1517
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1252
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1299
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1334
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
456
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
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Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
696
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
760
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
#2
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Turkey xMercy
ez
2020-08-15 20:12
#3
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Latvia YungPan666
sad
2020-08-15 20:12
#4
XiA | 
Hong Kong xiarim
gg
2020-08-15 20:12
#5
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Israel ALEXKEEM
Aleksib overrated bot
2020-08-15 20:12
#13
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Indonesia lumayan
The hair not overrated tho
2020-08-15 20:13
Sexyb
2020-08-15 21:54
#26
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Turkey xMercy
true
2020-08-15 20:17
luckiest fluke
2020-08-15 20:12
cry is free bro
2020-08-15 21:32
im not a fan of both. bro, cry is free? but why i should cry? i just write imo about this online circus. brainwashed kid lul. think before write - NO. CRY IS FREE - lul
2020-08-15 22:02
#54
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Austria SplasJ
triggered
2020-08-15 22:38
semi - jermans talking
2020-08-15 23:31
Brainwashed kid? OK
2020-08-15 23:57
OK OK
2020-08-15 23:59
Ok. Now it’s obvious. Cry more please.
2020-08-16 00:09
user who used by world. time to cry baby ;(
2020-08-16 00:36
sry for your once big scene now crumbling so you have to cry
2020-08-16 09:42
#7
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Finland Daikyro
holy shit xantares is a god, gg wp
2020-08-15 20:14
#11
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Paraguay imjustmau
Can't wait for lans to be back
2020-08-15 20:12
#92
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Germany Repflo
sameeee
2020-08-16 12:07
#98
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Iceland fatboislim
I can
2020-08-21 03:16
That was good !!!
2020-08-15 20:13
Mission failed We'll get em next time
2020-08-15 20:13
og might be the most inconsistent team ever LMFAO insane match though
2020-08-15 20:13
Tbh all OG players are good and valuable but I think for a real breakthrough they have to switch a player
2020-08-16 03:11
#17
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Germany BIG2020
GGWP
2020-08-15 20:13
GG BIG. NT OG. v4lde's underperforming in last 2 maps cost the whole match for OG. Plus, ISSAA missed some crucial shots in the end of map3. And yeah, NBK- also made mistakes.... Anyway, it was good game, although I'm sad because of ending. ;( #DreamOG
2020-08-15 20:16
tabseN didn't play well today either so it was a fair game
2020-08-15 21:05
#78
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Japan esy
Today i am feeling very sorry for you. It was like this 1 moment, where you know you will win this game and everything changed in the mindset, but in the really bad way. I cant and will not say that BIG was the better team today. Sometimes we win this close games and i dont know why. I wish you only the best and we will see ya in a few days!
2020-08-16 02:44
+rep. Big played well and got the comeback. OG just couldn't close last map but maybe next time.
2020-08-16 13:55
EZ 4 BIG
2020-08-15 20:15
gg
2020-08-15 20:17
Astralis vs mouz flashbacks :(
2020-08-15 20:17
it was a really good and exciting match. GG to OG! #GOBIG
2020-08-15 20:23
They are probably gonna play each other again in the upper bracket match of their group in cologne. I would expect BIG to beat Sprout and OG to beat NIP. Might be another close rematch.
2020-08-15 20:29
Dont underestimate the Young guns on nip. Insane firepower always doing well early on in the tournaments like faze
2020-08-15 20:33
OG has a little advantage that they already started to play official matches.
2020-08-15 20:43
#83
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Finland Faifainei
Nip has little advantage of no recent demos, goes both ways
2020-08-16 05:25
NIP definitely has chances to win the series. OG always is up and down on their performances. Right now they seem pretty strong though and NIP will have their first official after the break, therefor I see an advantage for OG. I hope for a close series though, although both teams do not interest me that much.
2020-08-16 01:52
Big will lose against sprout and still end up in the playoffs
2020-08-16 03:12
Might also happen, but I don't think so. Sprout lost most of their firepower and strength with syrson k1to and towb. Would be quite an upset.
2020-08-16 09:31
hltv.org/matches/2341791/sprout-vs-big-e.. sprout upsetted them 2-0 at ESL meisterschaft shortly after snatchie joined the players just know eachother too well so IMO anything can happen
2020-08-16 09:37
That for sure. I just think that after their accomplishments ESL Meisterschaft didn't bother them as much. You can see it the other way around aswell though. towB and both Syrson and K1to should also be very familiar with sprouts playstyle although it might have changed alot after those heavy changes.
2020-08-16 09:47
it was great match. well played berlin international gaming
2020-08-15 20:33
expected from the best team in the world
2020-08-15 20:42
#36
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Czech Republic bagin__
CHO(G)KE
2020-08-15 20:50
summary : The team who has xantares is gonna win
2020-08-15 20:58
#41
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Finland R3L1C
So close! Great maps tho
2020-08-15 21:21
#44
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Portugal lovessd
xantares online man what can you do
2020-08-15 21:34
XANTARES DAMAR GG!!
2020-08-15 21:36
Damar monster's is waked up and this is the result. GG wp
2020-08-16 11:53
nt OG sorry that you have bot Aleksib
2020-08-15 21:37
knew it was over as soon as OG won their map pick
2020-08-15 21:52
Lol
2020-08-15 23:41
GGs
2020-08-15 22:02
gg ez for the new Astralis #GoBIGOrGoHome #GOAT
2020-08-15 22:07
it was a great match. BIG is the best.
2020-08-15 22:07
Anyone else really hate online CS?
2020-08-15 22:50
Tell me whsts so Different in Performing Besides ping Big plays from Team house so its Like LAN for them
2020-08-15 23:21
#68
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Finland 5way
LMAO ofc it's like LAN for them but not for the other team...
2020-08-15 23:45
Just look at the top10..it's a joke bro. Nothing against BIG, these online tournaments are just the most random shit ever..you know for damn sure the top10 would not look like this in lan environment
2020-08-16 02:28
#84
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Finland Faifainei
Big is a good team and I believe they would have had similar lan results. But them being in a gaming house isnt the same as it being a lan event, they have way fewer variables to deal with. Ggwp
2020-08-16 05:33
Big could win games in 2022 they still would get Called fluke lmao
2020-08-15 23:20
Just wait until LANs are back and the Turkroach becomes useless again, lmao.
2020-08-15 23:27
Well its the fault of the ppl that we still have to play online
2020-08-15 23:35
It's the curse of beeing strong in special times which you can not do anything about . BIG is just trying their best and really performing. Still most of the people would downgrade their results. Kinda reminds me of Liquid 2019 who many people didn't praise to the amount they deserved, just because Astralis was doing stupid decisions. You can only control how well you are performing and this should be rated, not something that you cannot take influence on.
2020-08-16 09:40
Germany can be tough sometimes, OG.. Barcelona and Brazil know that.
2020-08-15 23:34
Kekw
2020-08-15 23:42
onlineG
2020-08-15 23:37
#67
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United Kingdom ulan
close match but a great comeback by BIG,gg
2020-08-15 23:42
#79
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Japan esy
i think we will have a rematch in a few days! And im pretty sure you will not loose this kind of a game again. Something really bad in your mindset of the players happend in the last rounds. I cant believe that this was only some kind of tactic. You are beasts and i wish you only the best. GG!
2020-08-16 02:48
#80
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United Kingdom ulan
rematch at cologne for sure if we beat nip so we will see my friend
2020-08-16 03:06
damar gg
2020-08-16 00:08
#73
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Poland SebL
BIG is just insane atm. I think it's the beginning of BIG era. They will win the grand final imo.
2020-08-16 00:28
Tbh they looked a bit uncoordinated in yesterdays match. Might be the rust of the player break or OG being really good in countering them. Let's see how well they do on cologne. They still have to reach their pre-playerbreak form.
2020-08-16 09:44
#94
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Poland SebL
I think they will win Cologne. And I think they will be even better than before player break.
2020-08-16 14:07
#95
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Lithuania Extazis
Right now is anyones game for #1
2020-08-16 14:43
EZ 4 BIG lads
2020-08-16 17:10
INSANE
2020-08-17 00:34
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