BIG edge past FaZe to set up Vitality clash

The German team were made to work hard to beat a NiKo-less FaZe side that took the series the full distance.

BIG are through to Group B's upper bracket final in the BLAST Premier Fall Series following a 2-1 victory over FaZe, who are adjusting to life without Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač. The international team, now playing under Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David's command, showed composure and character as they battled back from a map down to force a decider, where BIG's tight CT side made the difference.

The German team will take on Vitality for a spot in the BLAST Premier Fall Finals in a rematch of the recent DreamHack Open Fall playoffs clash, while FaZe will fight for their tournament life against Complexity.

BIG will face Vitality on Friday for a spot in the next stage

Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer showed almost no signs of rustiness despite this being his first match in over five months. He held his own for the majority of the series and even pulled off a 1v3 clutch on Mirage, where FaZe let a 14-10 lead slip as BIG made a late comeback and eventually took the map in overtime.

BIG looked intent on wrapping things quickly up as they got out to a 6-1 lead on Nuke, but then FaZe took the game by the throat and never let go. They ended the half down by just one round and carried their momentum into their Terrorist side, with Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye leading the charge for the team in both halves.

Dust2, the final map, followed the same pattern as its predecessor as BIG cooled significantly after a red-hot start to the game. But this time around there would be no slip-up from the German team, who shut out the FaZe offense in the second half with a resolute defensive performance led by Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş and Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne.

Germany
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 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 64 - 56 +8 72.6 1.12
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 57 - 54 +3 74.7 1.10
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 57 - 59 -2 73.0 1.05
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 56 - 67 -11 76.7 0.99
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 53 - 59 -6 69.7 0.95
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 64 - 55 +9 78.8 1.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 61 - 59 +2 78.1 1.03
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 59 - 62 -3 73.9 1.02
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky 58 - 54 +4 68.1 0.99
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 52 - 57 -5 71.5 0.93
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1274
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
1309
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1434
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1461
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1341
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ez 4 big
2020-10-30 01:29
Nt olof, couldn’t carry hard enough
2020-10-30 01:32
14 replies
Not bad, everything considered.
2020-10-30 01:33
4 replies
olof pepehands, he'll carry next time
2020-10-30 01:36
3 replies
he was hard carrying that comeback if I remember correctly on dust2, but second half he was just dead on sight. That was the t side so it does make sense olof is quite shit there
2020-10-30 02:02
2 replies
Dust 2 What u meen
2020-10-30 04:52
1 reply
first half dust2 he was very good maybe if you watched you would see which was ct side. T side he was 3-10
2020-10-30 11:27
#33
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North America 007DBR9
considering he said he didn't play cs at all during his 7 month hiatus pretty good preformace from him
2020-10-30 05:32
1 reply
#34
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United States 1nsaneMe
Indeed +1
2020-10-30 06:30
#38
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Netherlands atsook
he was the last one HaHaHaHa
2020-10-30 07:20
5 replies
Another big brainer right there
2020-10-30 07:31
1 reply
yep <3
2020-10-30 08:36
For an astralis fan ur pretty dumb
2020-10-30 08:46
2 replies
#55
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Serbia LtN))
average*
2020-10-30 09:37
1 reply
#69
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Germany Kit_su
smart*
2020-10-30 13:17
#46
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Belgium huzaifaboi
Luloff
2020-10-30 08:08
fml mens((
2020-10-30 01:29
1 reply
#SAVEGODZERA :(((
2020-10-30 03:06
Pog
2020-10-30 01:29
the first one
2020-10-30 01:29
#6
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China CNCSLUL
GOD OLOF
2020-10-30 01:31
#7
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Spain IMV_
Nice matches!
2020-10-30 01:31
100 GOD OLOF and POG 2015 OLOF IS BACK threads while he was playing and he still bottomfragged lmao b-but he didn't play for m-months!
2020-10-30 01:32
8 replies
I don't think u watched the game
2020-10-30 03:05
CS is all about dem fragz mayn.
2020-10-30 08:16
despite being last on the scoreboard he still had way more impact rounds than shitbye e.g. he had tons of impact especially on the first and last map, the scoreboard doesnt tell the whole story
2020-10-30 08:16
3 replies
you waste your time <3
2020-10-30 08:38
It was Broky who had no impact. I think everyone else played quite well throughout the series. Olof on CT nuke being the one other exception.
2020-10-30 10:34
1 reply
+1
2020-10-30 15:32
#70
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Portugal ruskije
0/8
2020-10-30 13:49
Silver noob LOL. Keep judging players from scoreboard. Go to reddit. Only alpha global's allowed here
2020-10-30 20:28
Olof > nik0
2020-10-30 01:33
Ecod KEKW
2020-10-30 01:37
can you please stop using the word "edge" gives me flashbacks to my ex wife mens((
2020-10-30 01:40
2 replies
gooner
2020-10-30 02:01
Wat
2020-10-30 15:25
faze lul
2020-10-30 01:42
2 replies
??? team without a IGL
2020-10-30 02:41
1 reply
#49
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India markOreo
And coach
2020-10-30 08:16
#15
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United Kingdom zyrexxi
im top 20 players
2020-10-30 01:44
#16
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Hungary szia
NICE
2020-10-30 01:55
faze should won that mirage but in close score/rounds syrson became unbelievable god, hope they investigate his demo and find those blatant hacks
2020-10-30 02:13
7 replies
#36
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Israel GrandpaZ
I dont think hes hacking, but his play on that connector flank was fucking fishy... How could he know there were 2 players there?
2020-10-30 06:51
6 replies
syrson is the most suspicius tier 1 player i haver ever seen since flusha
2020-10-30 06:57
#43
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Romania decis1ve
he knew 1 was there bcs he killed his teammate then after he killed one but it wasnt the guy that killed his teammate he checked again
2020-10-30 07:51
2 replies
yes, that's what happened .
2020-10-30 10:40
No, thats not what happened. Coldzera killed both players on A and Syrson killed him first in connect. They didnt know about olof, he was hidden in conn behind smoke all the time. You can check the round here - time 6:24:16 twitch.tv/videos/785468143
2020-10-30 12:57
man this is not first time he suddenly started performing like god in those close matches and win single handedly impossible rounds by his timings and lurks behind like wallhacker - even simple or zywoo best players in the world dont have balls to do plays like that... also he has no webcam , and he is not attending bootcamps in those matches yesterdays match was nothing, if you want 100% proof what im talkin about just watch g2 vs big in dreamhack spring finals last map mirage, he should be banned there for good , maybe somoeone here will remeber this match hltv.org/matches/2341580/g2-vs-big-dream..
2020-10-30 14:59
1 reply
#80
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Israel GrandpaZ
I have to say it is indeed fishy af that he doesnt use a webcam. Even moreso if not attending the bootcamp.
2020-10-30 17:33
was a fun match to watch faze you just need a proper IGL and you are the best
2020-10-30 02:33
god olof did great as always, sadly faze couldn't match up
2020-10-30 02:38
IMAGINE THE BIG VS FAZE MATCHES WITHOUT SYRSON LUCKIEST TIMING
2020-10-30 02:41
3 replies
Mad?
2020-10-30 03:03
#45
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Sweden botl0f
lucky? no men he just cheats.
2020-10-30 07:59
#58
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Serbia LtN))
Malding KEKW
2020-10-30 09:40
Syrson best jerman player!
2020-10-30 02:47
1 reply
#39
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Germany Jermen
+1
2020-10-30 07:23
Really a shame Faze didn't win mirage. Godmeister carried the CT half with impact round after impact round. 1v3 Clutch 2 Opening AK Kills of nice spray transfer 2 Opening Scout HS The list goes on and on.
2020-10-30 03:12
2 replies
#35
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United States 1nsaneMe
Indeed +1 olof was really good on mirage
2020-10-30 06:31
+1
2020-10-30 12:09
#29
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Brazil _Awper
Fazer better than before
2020-10-30 03:21
nt nt
2020-10-30 04:23
#31
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Philippines B3nk4i
damn to be fair, I thought they would get 2-0 and olof didn't do half bad.
2020-10-30 04:38
FaZe would need to try some different maps for a change
2020-10-30 07:30
#44
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India _Jazz_
Well... much better than my expectations.
2020-10-30 07:59
1 reply
#57
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Turkey KhT
we could actually win that 2-0.We lost to 5 deagles at 14-10 and rain make two crucial mistakes in OT.(he missed two guys flashed and died,also kjaerbye died too,in the ct side of OT he exposed himself in ninja)Anyways it was better than expected
2020-10-30 09:39
#54
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Turkey KhT
We should have got mirage.Anyways better than expected
2020-10-30 09:36
faze better now without niko. Genius IGL . cold bear for pressure very well
2020-10-30 09:43
#61
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Poland SebL
BIG is showing a little bit of life left in them, overall the core of tabseN, XANTARES and syrsoN can build a good team together still. FaZe looks dead, but they are playing with a stand-in so it's not easy.
2020-10-30 10:27
gg
2020-10-30 10:40
I think they have something here. This was just the warmup. Lets go olof för helvete! <3
2020-10-30 10:51
Olof did pretty well considering his hiatus!
2020-10-30 13:50
#72
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Denmark Nt_NoScene
olof is back <3
2020-10-30 14:30
Unlucky defeat, could be 2 O for FaZe but Rain was in bad form on lately mirage, but was far better wich recent matches, the team seens fresh and alive, Coldzera back in form, soon FaZe will become an stronger contender for top 3
2020-10-30 14:33
#74
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Brazil Roufas
gg
2020-10-30 14:39
Syrson, the best awp player in 2020.
2020-10-30 14:47
#79
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Brazil Guadachuva
so good to see olof back
2020-10-30 16:11
EZ Gob B
2020-10-31 12:56
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