BIG move past forZe; advance to Flashpoint 2 playoffs

The German side is the first team to secure a playoff spot in the tournament but will be playing one more group stage match to determine their seed for the quarter-finals.

BIG lived up to the favorites tag in the match against forZe, sweeping the Russian side on Dust2, 16-7, and pulling off a big T-side comeback on Inferno, 16-14, to earn a 2-0 victory in the Flashpoint 2 Group B winners' match.

Finishing the game quickly will give BIG some extra time to prepare for their match against mousesports later today in IEM Beijing-Haidian, as the two German organizations are set to clash in their opening matches at 18:30 .

tiziaN was a consistent force on Inferno, helping BIG make the comeback

Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne picked up four frags in the pistol as BIG kicked off their map pick, Dust2, strongly. The Germans were up 9-1 shortly, running riot on the offense and causing forZe nightmares as they tried to lock down the approaches to the bombsites.

As the first half was coming to a close, Bogdan "⁠xsepower⁠" Chernikov picked up seven kills in a four-round run to offer his team a chance to come back (11-4), but the second half was equally one-sided, with a mixed buy conversion from BIG setting them for a 16-7 win.

Inferno was a different story altogether, as both teams were able to win force buys, ecos, and turn around disadvantages, making for a back-and-forth first half. forZe ended it with the smallest of leads, 8-7, after a pistol-armor Apartments explosion caught the German side off guard in the final round of the half.

BIG picked up the second pistol with an A push, but forZe won the following force buy, giving them the upper hand as CTs. Almaz "⁠almazer⁠" Asadullin and Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov topped the boards as they reached 14-9, but a successful Ruins wrap got Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch and co. back into it. k1to's double in a 3v5 in the 27th round was key for BIG's comeback, which they completed with a seven-round winning streak to steal away Inferno 16-14.

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Germany
7
Dust2
16
14
Inferno
16
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
40 - 39 +1 77.6 1.07
31 - 32 -1 70.9 1.01
32 - 37 -5 66.4 0.92
29 - 45 -16 69.7 0.78
31 - 39 -8 63.2 0.74
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
40 - 30 +10 73.7 1.30
43 - 32 +11 86.3 1.24
43 - 36 +7 81.1 1.19
38 - 40 -2 83.1 1.08
28 - 27 +1 70.1 1.06
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1381
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1084
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1006
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
926
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
878
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
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expected from big, well played!
2020-11-13 16:39
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Turkey TheKaiser
Nice
2020-11-13 16:39
ez for tizi and rische 🧔
2020-11-13 16:43
forze will smash mibr in next match
2020-11-13 16:46
if BIG get to the final while barely dropping a map it doesn't look good for Flashpoint
2020-11-13 16:50
#6
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Finland ye6ok
luckiest win ever on inferno
2020-11-13 16:49
1 reply
Clown9:I am a joke to you?
2020-11-13 17:05
Not often you see tiziaN to better than XANTARES well done on his end.
2020-11-13 16:59
expected
2020-11-13 18:00
Expected
2020-11-13 18:12
#12
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Serbia LtN))
expected #GOBIG
2020-11-13 18:13
#13
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Poland SebL
BIG is somehow still showing a little bit of life left in them, I'm really surprised that they delt with forZe that easy. I think the core of tabseN, syrsoN and XANTARES can still build a Major contender roster. forZe is showing a little bit of life left in them aswell, with small changes I think they still could be really good.
2020-11-13 20:30
Inferno map was like "wtf is happening"
2020-11-13 21:29
#15
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Brazil KingDavi
Dogze
2020-11-14 03:24
ok
2020-11-17 17:52
#17
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Algeria Tari)))
Nice
2020-11-17 17:52
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