BIG defeat Heroic to win DreamHack Open Summer Europe

BIG picked up their first title of the new season after beating Heroic 2-0 in the grand final of DreamHack Open Summer.

BIG and Heroic squared off in the DreamHack Open Summer championship decider in a rematch of their group stage encounter, which the Germans had won after two maps. This time around, Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz's troops battled back from early deficits on Overpass and Inferno to cement their position as the current no.1 team in the world with another title under their belts.

The grand final commenced on BIG’s map pick of Overpass, where the German side was overwhelmed by an unexpected four-man push through connector from Heroic in the opening pistol. A team ace earned BIG their first round on the board, but a triple kill from Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund in the next put the Danish defenders back in control, with tabseN and company’s economy in dire straits. Down 2-8, an outstanding 1v3 AWP clutch from Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch provided BIG with a spark of life as the team locked down a five-round streak and narrowed the score deficit to a solitary round at the midway point.

stavn kicked off Heroic’s T side pistol with a crisp quad kill, with the subsequent round also going in their favour. The two teams then traded a round apiece before Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş and tiziaN rose to the occasion. A series of kills and high damage output from the BIG duo tallied up a string of rounds for the German squad to allow the team, who found some breathing room in the match for the first time. Unfortunately for Heroic, the rounds kept coming for BIG, with yet another tiziaN clutch, this time in a 1v2, helping push his side over the line at 16-11.

BIG continue to prove their worth as the world's best

A hyper-aggressive push down banana from Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne with Dual Berettas in hand proved unstoppable in the opening round of Inferno as the German player secured a swift ace to help his team to a 2-0 start. Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen and stavn turned around a 2v5 after Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische had picked off three Heroic players in the next to flip the momentum and claim a 7-3 lead. However, the rest of the half mirrored that of Overpass, with BIG regaining control late on to chase a 7-8 scoreline at the half switch.

Heroic responded promptly in the second half after conceding the pistol to extend their advantage to 11-8, but the German squad refused to let the Danes pull too far ahead. BIG readjusted to find the correct timings on the offence and put the pedal to the metal. Spearheaded by syrsoN’s AWP and tabseN’s multi-kills, BIG devastated Heroic’s defence to turn the game around and storm to a 16-12 victory and secure the DreamHack Open Summer trophy.

Matchpage
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2
16th August 2020
Germany
11
Overpass
16
12
Inferno
16
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 40 - 33 +7 76.6 1.10
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 38 - 36 +2 75.0 1.04
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 36 - 37 -1 80.1 1.01
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 28 - 38 -10 55.9 0.83
Denmark René 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS 23 - 44 -21 57.4 0.70
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 44 - 34 +10 84.2 1.23
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 40 - 31 +9 81.4 1.23
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 38 - 34 +4 83.4 1.14
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 36 - 32 +4 64.3 1.05
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 30 - 36 -6 62.1 0.94

DreamHack Open Summer 2020 Europe final standings:

1. Germany BIG - $35,000
2. Denmark Heroic - $20,000
3-4. Europe OG - $8,750
3-4. Europe Complexity - $8,750
5-6. United Kingdom Endpoint - $5,000
5-6. Russia forZe - $5,000
7-8. Russia Spirit - $3,750
7-8. Denmark MAD Lions - $3,750

Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1296
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1249
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1514
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1331
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
828
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
812
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
#3
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Turkey xMercy
deserved. #1
2020-08-16 18:25
#4
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Germany Kit_su
nobody can deny the big era now
2020-08-16 18:26
#29
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Portugal EddyParera
Online Era
2020-08-16 18:35
#46
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Germany Kit_su
era is era
2020-08-16 18:59
#65
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Turkey HypnoSia
+1 era is a era online or lan doesnt matter.
2020-08-16 21:26
Of course it matters. Lan is more prestigious than online. Ask any pro. And to be honest, none of these tournaments doesn't mean shit. Due to covid we haven't had the chance to see the best teams from around the world compete against eachother. Sure EU is pretty strong right now, but beating teams like Furia, c9, MiBR, geng, liquid, windigo and so on is not an easy task. This is the reason BIG is the top ranked team right now, well because they are good too, but mainly because they doesn't have to play the best teams in the world.
2020-08-17 19:34
#113
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Turkey HypnoSia
stop reading after Furia. aug and kreig master
2020-08-17 23:15
#114
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Germany Kit_su
cs is cs and if you are the best at the time its all that matters
2020-08-18 13:44
Era LOL. There is was no era in 2020.
2020-08-16 19:24
there is was am era right now
2020-08-16 20:17
Flag name and flair
2020-08-16 21:05
nex isnt even playing for BIG :(
2020-08-17 15:07
Era of onliners xd
2020-08-16 23:45
#52
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Denmark Notallama
They are definitely number one, but I don't think anyone will call anything an era while there's no LANs going on
2020-08-16 19:34
"online era"
2020-08-17 00:38
#79
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Denmark Notallama
I doubt anybody would want such a legacy though. Of course it must feel good with how well they are playing, but I bet the BIG guys are looking forward to LANs to cement their position and maybe even have a proper era. Also I don't think online could even be considered an era at all. In my book, an era at least requires a major and to further display dominance on a heated LAN environment in general. It doesn't just mean "a few months of being number1 and winning some events".
2020-08-17 00:42
the second part is true, liquid had their almost era, and we'll probably say something like 'big dominated the online era' as far as your first point, prize pools are the same and big are riding high on a wave of momentum so I'm sure they're happy to keep winning and don't really care about what people label them
2020-08-17 00:51
#81
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Denmark Notallama
Well, we can only guess, but try to put yourself in their position. They are more than aware of the prestige that comes with Majors and LANs contra online in general. Obviously it's not relevant at a time where there can't be LANs at all, nobody, at least not me, are trying to take their achievements away from them.. but I'm sure that they realize that it isn't the same sort of prestige, and I'm sure they're hungry for the circuit to resume. Especially since nothing indicates that they wouldn't be able to transfer this form to LAN too.
2020-08-17 00:58
I'm sure all teams are hungry for lans, definitely. I think all we can do at this point is enjoy the good showings of cs and hope ONLINETARES can become ONLANTARES
2020-08-17 01:06
Big aint xD
2020-08-17 11:22
If liquid didnt have one which they didnt big dont Even have a little part of what liquid did lol sure won 3 in a row grats Best team online atm grats but era? Lmao not
2020-08-17 11:22
#98
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Germany Kit_su
where is the definiton of the term "csgo era" you are talking about? Liquid sure had an era winning the grand slam the fastest way possible
2020-08-17 13:19
There aint a definition at All and I think personally you need a major during your potentiel era for it to be cemented is All and most agreed during that time it was discussed I am inclined however to respect those that think it was a era as it got close enough BUT big 3 tournaments in a row era??? Sure why not give Col one for winning premier and blast finals lol
2020-08-17 13:23
It was a dreamhack open one of the 3 tournaments for f sake a open...
2020-08-17 13:24
most people know that an era is much more than a few tourney wins... i think most fans are just excited for their team and obviously it's way too easy to trigger people here by saying stuff like that. let the fans be happy, we all have to deal with the current situation. can't we just accept that big play some damn good cs right now and enjoy the game as it is? :)
2020-08-17 13:33
I agree and I think its great fans Are happy their teams do well but to go from there to a era is a big step but you Are right :)
2020-08-17 13:49
#5
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Finland Cucumber))
wp big!
2020-08-16 18:25
#GOBIG
2020-08-16 18:25
Ist das wieder einfach heute!
2020-08-16 18:26
nice, cologne next! #bignumber1
2020-08-16 18:26
#9
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Germany Kuruyo
#GOBIG
2020-08-16 18:26
Pog! GGs to Heroic. #GOBIG
2020-08-16 18:26
BIG kkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-08-16 18:26
lets go
2020-08-16 18:27
SANTARES SOOO STRONK
2020-08-16 18:33
expected
2020-08-16 18:27
MVP ONLINE CS KEKW
2020-08-16 18:27
#16
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Poland Amirek
What happened to #1 comment?
2020-08-16 18:27
#31
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CIS pls_help
Removed for not having any content. Unluko for me((
2020-08-16 18:36
nt guy with 10 alts
2020-08-16 18:41
TiziaN TOP-Fragger. Unexpected.
2020-08-16 18:27
#18
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Macau Be_Happier
#GoBIG where 1st comment?
2020-08-16 18:27
"Big continue to prove their worth as the word's best" It's just an online tier 2 event lul
2020-08-16 18:28
#21
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Turkey ZaTaa
Who is mvp
2020-08-16 18:28
Ofc Xantares the Killer
2020-08-16 18:29
Prob no mvp cuz pruze pool not so big, and there were only 1 t1 team (bUg) and a lot of t2-3 teams
2020-08-16 18:37
Btw the lowest prize pool with which tournament can have MVP medal by hltv is 100k, it was DH Winter 2017
2020-08-16 19:25
Deserved. Xantares is amazing, destroyer.
2020-08-16 18:29
Why is #1 team farming tier2 events?
2020-08-16 18:29
Cause easy money? Gotta pay the bills menss
2020-08-16 18:34
online tournament doesn't matter free 35k
2020-08-16 18:35
warm-up for Cologne probably
2020-08-16 18:43
If anything this playing all the time lower their level. They came out of no where. With covid it’s been weird. The top teams are gonna figure them out really soon - and when xantares return to LAN-level.
2020-08-16 21:44
Not really, it's more of an advantage for them really. After the player break teams usually need some time to get back to their level, having played a serious tourney already and not just some pracc games helps a lot.
2020-08-16 22:35
+1
2020-08-17 00:14
Advantage = losing to sprout, yes?
2020-08-18 23:39
derby... watch the statistics. big somehow always fuck up against them. normal rules don't apply here. in the same way na'vi so often loses vs lower cis teams
2020-08-19 00:03
Yes when they had kito and syrson and wasn’t supposed #1
2020-08-19 00:07
matches vs locals is always different, everyone with a bit of knowledge knew it was going to be a close game. additionally big played shit on top of that.
2020-08-19 00:09
Astralis always fuck North? Come on dude, no excuse losing 2-0 to this sprout team.
2020-08-19 00:14
norph... yes difference is that big plays vs sprout a lot in 99dmg league and eslM, they are very confident against them and always especially motivated.
2020-08-19 00:21
#25
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India KaiserGene
Top 1 team winning DH Open KEKW
2020-08-16 18:29
sad for god hunden, leave heroic and coach for mibr
2020-08-16 18:29
garbage tournament
2020-08-16 18:35
nice
2020-08-16 18:40
winning this tournament should have been easy for the #1 ranked team in the world. and it was. it will be cologne where they have to show what they're truely made of.
2020-08-16 18:42
i wasn’t looking that ez to be honest, but it was good warmup for cologne and a confidence boost for sure
2020-08-16 18:56
Right. There was only one other team from the top 10 in this tournament - complexity #9.
2020-08-16 19:05
Expected
2020-08-16 18:46
Expected
2020-08-16 18:47
expected
2020-08-16 18:55
ez big god aim macgine xantares :D
2020-08-16 18:57
BIG onliners as always...
2020-08-16 19:00
Why they play better online?they have better computers or internet?
2020-08-17 00:05
Much less pressure. Can't see/hear the fans, can't see the other team, can't see the stage. Doesn't have to sit in a small box with your coach, using tournament pc's. Instead you can just sit comfy in your sofa and play like you usually would. BIG is a team that is known for choking for this reason on LAN.
2020-08-17 08:41
#110
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Germany ale_dev
So you're basically complimenting those players that are better online since it's not influenced by factors that have nothing to do with the game? Cool. Not saying online should matter more than LANs of course, but if top teams are still struggling to adjust after so many weeks/months maybe they just don't deserve #1 currently. Just some food for thoughts.
2020-08-17 16:24
#51
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Netherlands EFR89
Well played by BIG. tiziaN stood up this time with a lot of nice clutches. I like how in BIG everyone seems to be able to stand up to make a huge difference, even the players you expect it less off.
2020-08-16 19:29
#53
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Turkey areohotah
i dont see the difference between playing online or LAN. they play at same conditions. it seems you guys just can't stop making excuses.
2020-08-16 19:41
#54
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Belarus Poizoness
I hope BIG will be top 1 on LANs #GoBIG
2020-08-16 19:47
#55
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Sweden Svahn
I just wanna know who the fuck watched this except the bratwursts? 0 teams. Just come on already with the cologne, you don't need a summer break when ur job is to play video games. Nuff said
2020-08-16 19:50
"when ur job is to play video games" For online times I can agree with you. But before covid, they definetly needed these. Especially the the top teams who attend almost every event and having to fly nonstop from a to b. Everybody needs to relax and get their mind free from their job, no matter what it is.
2020-08-17 09:21
#56
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Turkey malikarana
gg wp
2020-08-16 20:00
Nice dualies ace by k1to on inferno, should be posted on HLTV! gg
2020-08-16 20:23
Imagin gettin hyped up for 35k. (As #1 team). Hey 2007 is this your prizemoney?😂
2020-08-16 20:39
online era continues gg
2020-08-16 20:48
Onliners but gg they did very well.
2020-08-16 21:03
#69
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Europe legal2333
They struggled at the beginnin tho
2020-08-16 23:02
Lol why let #1 team to Dreamhack ! OPEN ! just to curbstomp the whole tournament?
2020-08-16 21:05
Im only guessing but they probably where signed up before they got to #1.
2020-08-17 09:22
Gratz
2020-08-16 22:13
#1
2020-08-16 23:53
onliners
2020-08-17 00:13
GG
2020-08-17 00:30
Berlin Internet Gaming continues their grind. Ez for german cupper internet!
2020-08-17 02:29
#85
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Germany X5ander
No. 1 of the ranking dominate another tournament. No surprise. My boyz will rock the CS GO world !
2020-08-17 08:12
To all who say "they only win online" a friendly reminder that the first tournament Big won this year, was a LAN (Dreamhack Leipzig)
2020-08-17 08:58
#88
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Ukraine YUR4S
expected onliners against tier 2, 3 teams
2020-08-17 09:01
expected top 1 vs not top 1 teams
2020-08-17 13:25
#104
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Ukraine YUR4S
its online era for BIG soon we will see how BIG losing in lan tournaments
2020-08-17 14:36
AHHHHHHH MAANNN SO EZ
2020-08-17 09:10
coronavirus is a huge chance for big lol
2020-08-17 16:05
#112
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Turkey ersinnoo
Great !
2020-08-17 20:56
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