BIG, Complexity eliminated as IEM New York reaches playoffs

The German team finished their second tournament in a row in 5th-6th place and will now turn their attention to DreamHack Open Fall.

The group stage of IEM New York's European division came to a close on Friday, with fnatic and FaZe booking the last playoff spots at the expense of Complexity and BIG, respectively, joining Vitality and OG in this weekend's single-elimination bracket.

Despite the 2-0 scoreline, Complexity and fnatic played out a very even and measured series, with very little separating the two teams. Even with Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer and Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev putting up solid numbers, the 'Juggernaut' was unable to stop their opponents, who broke their streak of group exits after failing to make the playoffs in ESL One Cologne and ESL Pro League Season 12. Complexity will return to action only at the end of the month in the BLAST Premier Fall Series, in which reported target Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage could play his first match for the team.

BIG exit IEM New York in the group stage

Another team that seems to be finally hitting form is FaZe, who outclassed BIG with strong individual displays from Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants to secure their first playoff appearance since the BLAST Premier Spring Finals. The German team suffered their second group stage exit in their last three competitions and will be looking to right the ship in next week's Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament, DreamHack Open Fall.

Below is the schedule for the playoff matches:

Saturday, October 10:

14:00 Europe OG vs. Sweden fnatic
17:30 France Vitality vs. Europe FaZe

Sunday, October 11:

16:00 Grand final (BO5)

Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
426
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
980
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1315
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
551
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
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Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
889
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
personality
2020-10-09 22:25
#10
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Finland Nollegee
EZ clap for the real number #1
2020-10-09 22:27
#11
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Finland Cucumber))
so yes not so ez for me mens
2020-10-09 22:28
#22
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Brazil BRAZlL
Yeeeeeessss!
2020-10-09 22:43
If faze lose, disband?
2020-10-09 23:59
0/8
2020-10-10 00:09
What can fix their problem then
2020-10-10 01:02
0/8
2020-10-10 02:26
Kicking peniszera
2020-10-10 09:03
#3
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Hungary Karpatia
rip big
2020-10-09 22:25
BIG disappointment
2020-10-09 22:26
BUG LMAO
2020-10-09 22:26
#6
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Brazil onlyhauch
ez for faze! GODZERA IS FUCKING BACK!!!
2020-10-09 22:26
They were all playing well. Finally!
2020-10-10 02:28
#62
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Brazil onlyhauch
Yes, finally! #FaZeUp
2020-10-11 15:40
#7
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Israel kuco33
1 month history :p big so bad
2020-10-09 22:26
+1
2020-10-10 00:09
#8
syrsoN | 
Turkey sedo7
nt
2020-10-09 22:26
#9
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Finland Nollegee
OG going to win their first tournament very nice
2020-10-09 22:26
fnatic
2020-10-09 22:31
#29
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North America 007DBR9
finals are gonna be fnatic vita prob
2020-10-09 23:58
honestly seeing how faze and og both get absolute surges or slumps in form in the same month, this is too unpredictable
2020-10-10 02:41
No they will not
2020-10-10 00:09
:( a
2020-10-09 22:28
deserved, #freexantares
2020-10-09 22:29
faze v og finals
2020-10-09 22:30
Free tournament for Vitality
2020-10-09 22:31
#24
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Spain R1G3L
Most probably i’ve seen a great performance
2020-10-09 23:16
#31
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North America 007DBR9
fnatic should have won the bo3 against them, I'm hoping for a close final between those 2 like DH malmo
2020-10-09 23:59
No FaZe will eat them
2020-10-10 00:10
I think it's time for changes in BIG. Same for Complexity.
2020-10-09 22:32
complexity was playing with a stand in tho? pretty excusable to bomb out
2020-10-09 23:55
NaTo is on some kind of trial period so I would say that they are just playing with a new lineup.
2020-10-10 00:40
he is already done standing in for them tho, he already made a post saying thanks for letting me have this chance it was fun standing in! plus they’re finalizing a signage of jks so uh yeah
2020-10-10 02:34
Yeah I heard about jks transfer, it's interesting.
2020-10-10 02:35
Go# OG
2020-10-09 22:33
Finally fnatic is showing up
2020-10-09 22:38
#21
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Sweden Fizze
Where is Delusional_big_fan?
2020-10-09 22:42
Disband
2020-10-10 00:10
Like faze delusional fans
2020-10-10 01:17
0/8
2020-10-11 06:30
Big playing like noobs , nothing new
2020-10-09 22:55
#26
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Finland Khroni
bois i got a feeling this could be OG's time for a trophy
2020-10-09 23:18
No.
2020-10-10 00:11
#41
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Finland Khroni
ok 1 word man =(
2020-10-10 00:30
gg
2020-10-10 00:01
Kjarbye carried Mirage and who showed strong performances was broky.
2020-10-10 00:16
#40
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United States Gonginator
Ouch, this has got to hurt. BIG should have been able to beat FaZe considering both of those teams' recent form. Complexity fell just short in their bo3 against fnatic. Hopefully Complexity will do better at the next online event with their recent acquisition of jks.
2020-10-10 00:26
BUG dead team
2020-10-10 00:52
Unlucky Jermany ))
2020-10-10 01:58
#56
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World breezy0
special tactics to come in as underdog in next RMR event ))
2020-10-10 16:36
Lets go Jermany! I am with you my guys ))
2020-10-10 16:40
#58
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World breezy0
ty my swedish bror ))
2020-10-10 18:12
You're most welcome bruder ))
2020-10-10 19:47
EASY VITALITY #VFORVICTORY #ZYWOOTOP1 #LETANK
2020-10-10 03:38
#54
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Hungary saxxo
Haha, bugBIG had an advantage when this online area has started, cause they are such onliners, but now every other team feel better this environment, so big sucks again:D They can’t even get out from groups:DD
2020-10-10 10:38
rip
2020-10-10 10:47
F
2020-10-10 19:48
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