BIG qualify for BLAST Premier Fall Finals over Complexity
Complexity will play the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown, where they will have another chance at earning a spot in the Fall Finals.
BIG have earned their place in the BLAST Premier Fall Finals with a 2-0 victory over Complexity, and will now go on to face Vitality in the Group B grand final for BLAST points and the $25,000 grand prize awarded to the winner of each group.
BIG had a clutch late-map performance on Vertigo, where they won a six-round streak to deny Complexity map point and then closed their rivals’ map pick without the need for overtime, 16-14. Tobias "tow b" Herberhold’s men then secured the series and a rematch against Vitality with a dominant performance on their own pick, Dust2, which they won 16-5.
Complexity’s fate is now that of FaZe, the team they eliminated yesterday, as both will play the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown, where they will be able to give qualifying for the Fall Finals another shot, although in Complexity’s case they are already assured to not miss the Global Finals, which they qualified for by winning the European Spring Finals earlier this year.
Benjamin "blameF" Bremer took down three players in Complexity’s CT pistol win on Vertigo, which kicked off proceedings. Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz then got three kills of his own with a Desert Eagle in the second round to tally the equalizer, after which he got an ace on a forcebuy to get his team ahead. BIG then took a 4-1 lead before a pause was called, after which Complexity were able to win two rounds. The two teams then kept it close all the way to the half, which BIG won 8-7.
Complexity took the lead after the pistol round on the attacking side, going up 10-8, but BIG were quick to bring it back to a tie after winning the first gun round of the half on the defense. blameF’s men then started to prove resilient on the attack, giving up just two kills in four rounds to make it 14-10, but BIG turned the half on its head, putting up a wall six rounds in a row to secure the series lead on Complexity’s map pick, 16-14.
Despite losing the pistol round in a B retake, BIG were quick to find comfort on the attacking side of Dust2, winning the forcebuy and comfortably pulling ahead until the first gun round, when Complexity were able to get back on the board and then tie it back up, 3-3. BIG charged on ahead, 6-3, but were stopped in the tenth by Justin "jks" Savage who downed three players in a B defense, although BIG remained in control throughout the half, winning it 10-5.
BIG played a flawless pistol round on the CT side, not losing a single player and increasing their hold on the map. From there on out the German squad went on a tear to end the map 16-5 and secure a rematch against Vitality in the Group B grand final as well as a berth in the BLAST Premier Fall Finals.
|BIG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES||41 - 32||+9||90.2||1.29|
|Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN||41 - 31||+10||83.9||1.24|
|Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN||39 - 30||+9||88.1||1.21|
|Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to||32 - 34||-2||71.0||1.01|
|Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN||30 - 31||-1||56.3||0.88|