BIG round out IEM Beijing-Haidian playoffs team list with win over NiP

A 2-1 victory over NiP sees BIG continue their run in IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 Europe, becoming one of the eight playoff teams.

The last group stage series of the event seemed like it could go either way, as the opening map Vertigo went to BIG only after overtime, followed by two one-sided maps, Nuke and Mirage. However, it was the German side that earned the victory, finalizing the playoff team list for IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 Europe.

The playoff draw sees BIG take on Complexity in the quarter-finals of the single-elimination bracket, while other matchups are FaZe - G2, Astralis - Natus Vincere, and Heroic - Vitality.

syrsoN was once again a thorn in his opponents' side

Vertigo kicked off with BIG taking a 3-0 lead, but NiP fought to go ahead 6-4 on the CT side of their map pick. As Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz stepped into the spotlight, the German side took control of the half again. They switched to the defense 9-6 ahead, won the second pistol, and shrugged off the force buy, reaching 14 rounds quickly.

The map seemed done and dusted, but the Swedes pulled back all the way, with 9 out of 10 rounds down the strech, to secure overtime. BIG's defense looked better in the added rounds, helping them closed out the map 19-17 after two big rounds from Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne.

The first three rounds and an entry in the fourth spelled a good start for BIG on the T-side of Nuke, but NiP pulled the rug from under their feet with some lobby aggression and started chaining rounds together. Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner powered his team forward as they picked up round after round, with BIG mustering just two rifle rounds - thanks to clutches from Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische and tabseN.

Adding another pistol to their name didn't help BIG mount a comeback at all, as NiP was again dominant with the rifles and closed out the map 16-7.

Good showings on the first two maps from NiP didn't transfer on to Mirage, as BIG's T-side was overwhelming. syrsoN was leading the pack as they ran riot, accumulating 13 rounds on the offense, while k1to's Deagle quad kill in the second half brought the map to an early conclusion, 16:6.

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16th November 2020
Germany
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Vertigo
19
16
Nuke
7
6
Mirage
16
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 68 - 59 +9 89.3 1.20
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonassonnawwk 61 - 46 +15 68.0 1.08
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poserhampus 51 - 64 -13 84.6 0.95
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 49 - 59 -10 70.8 0.88
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 46 - 58 -12 62.7 0.80
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 66 - 50 +16 82.5 1.29
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 61 - 55 +6 80.0 1.11
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 52 - 56 -4 78.5 1.10
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 59 - 61 -2 77.4 1.06
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 48 - 53 -5 70.0 0.97

The following four matchups will kick off the IEM Beijijng-Haidian 2020 Europe playoffs:

Europe FaZe vs. Europe G2
Denmark Astralis vs. Russia Natus Vincere
Europe Complexity vs. Germany BIG
Denmark Heroic vs. France Vitality

Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1574
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
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
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1070
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Germany Germania
Jerman cs top 1 😎👍
2020-11-16 22:34
3 replies
easy BIG but i wanna know what happened on map2
2020-11-16 22:34
1 reply
syrsoN k1nG
2020-11-16 22:35
no,
2020-11-16 22:34
Ez
2020-11-16 22:34
#6
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Azerbaijan lDarKl
easy for İsmailcan Dörtkardeş
2020-11-16 22:35
Banger Astralis vs Natus Vincere
2020-11-16 22:37
3 replies
Yes, not like 2018 one, but very interesting indeed
2020-11-16 22:41
+1, looking forward to that one the most. Banger of a match
2020-11-16 23:15
#31
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Asia SWARN151
YEah!
2020-11-17 06:49
Pug cs
2020-11-16 22:38
AUF GEHTS LETS GO
2020-11-16 22:39
8 replies
BIG will lose to Complexity
2020-11-16 22:40
7 replies
it really depends on Poizon and K0nfig, if K0nfig keeps his form and Poizon don't fall asleep, Complexity will win the whole series.
2020-11-16 22:58
BIG = Real team with tactic and synergy Vs Col = A few aimers with a baiting igl
2020-11-17 00:19
5 replies
This is true, but still Complexity will win. Just too much firepower after adding jks
2020-11-17 00:47
1 reply
It doesnt matter how good ur aim is, when ur flashed ur dead and col dont have the teamplay to counter that. Col will make it certainly close but the crunch rounds will go in Bigs favor as you could see in their recent gamed
2020-11-17 00:49
Braindead take
2020-11-17 04:06
2 replies
Why? You think BlameF isnt baiting or what? xd
2020-11-17 05:02
1 reply
I think your overall cs knowledge is just shit so I didn't even have to answer You're a shame of #RespectfulBIGfans movement
2020-11-20 17:55
Heroic will blow out Vitality again
2020-11-16 22:39
#13
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Germany m1soooo
Faze 2 1 G2 Astralis 2 0 Navi Complexity 1 2 BIG Heroic 1 2 Vitality
2020-11-16 22:41
5 replies
I am pretty sure you are wrong in all predictions:) lol
2020-11-16 22:42
1 reply
#42
nex | 
Germany m1soooo
We will see
2020-11-17 12:29
#18
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Europe mAngOnice
faze 1-2 g2 navi 32-0 botsralis comlexity 2-1 big heroic 2-1 botality
2020-11-16 23:07
2 replies
#55
nex | 
Germany m1soooo
I kinda disagree faze 1-2 g2 could be tho
2020-11-18 13:11
1 reply
#56
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Europe mAngOnice
man i really want faze to win bc olof but g2 is very good
2020-11-18 14:07
Twist is not a Tier 1 player unfortunately
2020-11-16 22:41
1 reply
not any more. it‘s an unfortunate truth.
2020-11-17 00:39
#17
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Hungary szia
Expected
2020-11-16 23:07
Faze 2:1 G2 Astralis 2:0 Navi Complexity 1:2 BIG Heroic 2:1 Vitality Give me award later
2020-11-16 23:14
1 reply
#43
nex | 
Germany m1soooo
+1
2020-11-17 12:30
#25
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Poland Astoner55
G2 2-1 Faze Astralis 1-2 Navi Complexity 2-0 Big Heroic 1-2 Vitality Mark my words.
2020-11-17 02:03
gg
2020-11-17 02:48
#27
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Indonesia Exodd
Go BIG or go home
2020-11-17 03:57
#30
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Japan esy
GG NIP! Finally we won. NIP is my biggest anger. Always not good for my heart. But thanks for the game swedish legends. Win vs G2 and loose against Heroic and BIG :( Lets see what you can do in the BLAST Showdown. #GOBIG
2020-11-17 06:36
I'm fine with any team winning this (except G2 xaxa), just want some really close interesting matches. Let's go bajs
2020-11-17 07:49
#33
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Poland SebL
Surpsisingly BIG is showing some kind of potential, the core of tabseN, syrsoN and XANTARES can build a TOP 1 roster without big of a problem I think. And I think it's time for changes in NiP, this roster just isn't looking good unfortunately. As for first playoff matches my predicition are : G2 > FaZe Astralis > Natus Vincere Complexity > BIG Heroic > Vitality
2020-11-17 07:58
12 replies
- twist + forest. Why they even need twist if nawk is awp.
2020-11-17 08:24
11 replies
#36
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Poland SebL
Because twist is a rifler now and he is a good support.
2020-11-17 09:10
10 replies
He is garbage
2020-11-17 09:27
1 reply
#46
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Poland SebL
Underrated player.
2020-11-17 14:48
twist is garbage
2020-11-17 13:31
7 replies
#47
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Poland SebL
Underrated player.
2020-11-17 14:48
6 replies
nope
2020-11-17 14:51
5 replies
#49
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Poland SebL
Yes.
2020-11-17 15:26
4 replies
njet
2020-11-17 17:05
3 replies
#51
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Poland SebL
da
2020-11-17 17:10
2 replies
nein
2020-11-17 18:32
1 reply
#54
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Poland SebL
ya
2020-11-17 20:00
#35
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Serbia LtN))
FaZe 2-1 G2 Astralis 0-2 NaVi coL 1-2 BIG Heroic 2-0 Vitality
2020-11-17 09:04
#37
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Germany X5ander
my boyz are just genius. They know with a win against mouse they will Faze Astralis and G2, so they decided to loose against mouse, because a win against Ence AND Nip will more likely happen than a win against Astralis OR G2. So just genius from my boyz ! Good luck in the playoffs °!
2020-11-17 09:23
- twist -plopski +brollan +krimz
2020-11-17 10:10
#40
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Some banger playoff matches tbh, expecting a great competition in all of them.
2020-11-17 10:46
Faze 0-2 G2 Astralis 2-1 NAVI COL 2-1 BIG Heroic 1-2 Vitality
2020-11-17 11:37
kick twist already
2020-11-17 13:30
wat
2020-11-17 19:29
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