NiP to face off against BIG in showmatch

The Swedish and German teams will meet in a best-of-five clash organised by Betway.

With the 2021 season set to kick off on January 18, Betway has put together an exciting matchup to get Counter-Strike fans excited for the year ahead with NiP taking on BIG in a best-of-five showmatch scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, at 16:30 .

The thrilling clash will feature an older version of Tuscan, a community favourite in CS 1.6, as well as Cache and Cobblestone.

CS:GO fans can look forward to this spectacle

The two teams last faced off at IEM Beijing-Haidian, in which BIG edged out NiP 2-1 in the group stage. This time around the Germans and Swedes will have less at stake, although an action-packed back-and-forth can still be expected from the European sides.

Commentating on the action will be NiP coach Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers and former BIG player Fatih "⁠gob b⁠" Dayik alongside a surprise caster, who is set to be revealed in the coming days. The matchup will be broadcast on Betway's Twitch and YouTube channels.

Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
54
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
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Free win for NIP
2021-01-09 15:04
19 replies
flag checksn't out
2021-01-09 15:06
17 replies
Online so ez for BIG
2021-01-09 15:11
8 replies
show match - ska gaming - get_right f0rest delpan face robban vs Navi - markeloff edward zeus markeloff straix
2021-01-09 15:43
7 replies
#46
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Ukraine McSwell
Good idea, but markeloff is still drunk after holidays
2021-01-09 15:45
#56
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Poland Mickol
can we get double markeloff?
2021-01-09 15:59
4 replies
#64
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Ukraine NiP_sux
Ofc! Ceh9 will be the second markeloff
2021-01-09 16:20
1 reply
#94
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Poland Mickol
not as cool as double markeloff
2021-01-09 19:12
How do I get double markeloff?
2021-01-13 05:15
1 reply
#116
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Poland Mickol
i guess it's some japanese magic
2021-01-13 13:12
Pls Santa make it happen
2021-01-09 17:59
#69
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Finland Hei456
Here we can see some next level english
2021-01-09 16:43
5 replies
I tried to make something shorter instead of doesn't check. i took idea from Okn't (that means Not Ok), so i created this.
2021-01-09 17:45
4 replies
It's OK you are French, we understand.
2021-01-09 18:00
1 reply
OK
2021-01-09 18:06
u mean yesnt?
2021-01-09 19:13
1 reply
maybe Okn't Yesn't etc. And i got idea to write checksn't !
2021-01-09 19:29
#82
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Lithuania Mexzy
check'snt
2021-01-09 17:31
1 reply
2021-01-09 17:45
I think ez for BIG
2021-01-09 18:40
"@betwayesports: Want to get your CS:GO fix?!" no thanks iBP was plenty enough
2021-01-09 15:10
5 replies
+1
2021-01-09 15:29
lol
2021-01-09 15:51
Hahahaa owned
2021-01-09 17:14
#97
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Canada JC_123
+1
2021-01-09 19:20
xddddddddddddddddddddddd hello mr hltv? betway has have rekted xddddd
2021-01-13 05:19
Xantares top12
2021-01-09 15:04
10 replies
No 11
2021-01-09 15:05
stavn 12 , xantares 11
2021-01-09 15:07
4 replies
Stavn 12, k0nfig 11, XANTARES 25
2021-01-09 15:27
3 replies
pancc #1
2021-01-09 15:45
1 reply
pancc #1 in prison fnx #2
2021-01-09 17:14
Nt pancc
2021-01-09 16:40
sorry, xantares wont make it ZywOo s1mple device NiKo blamef ropz electronic syrson magisk dupreeh elige stavn
2021-01-09 15:32
3 replies
i dont think magisk gonna make it
2021-01-09 15:45
2 replies
if it's between him and xantares he makes it
2021-01-09 15:52
1 reply
the only thing im sure is stavn is 12#
2021-01-09 15:53
Nice
2021-01-09 15:04
#5
MAJ3R | 
Turkey recoTa
is rob4 caster? :)
2021-01-09 15:06
6 replies
#34
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Italy DaDoar
Rob4 revealed to be playing during the match on XANTARES pc, explaining his 30-bomb on Tuscan
2021-01-09 15:23
3 replies
xD
2021-01-09 15:24
+1
2021-01-09 17:20
unexpected +1
2021-01-13 05:20
Can confirm
2021-01-09 15:48
#77
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Pakistan LoOuU2
He better be, I once bing watched every Betway video on YT just because of him.
2021-01-09 17:16
#6
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Czech Republic Cuki_
OMG YES FINALLY Its gonna be fun I really hope that this showmatch is gonna be for viewers
2021-01-09 15:06
Who cares
2021-01-09 15:05
2 replies
I car
2021-01-09 15:06
1 reply
I miss I_car
2021-01-09 15:32
Why is this shared as a news? interesting. It is understandable though, no matches been played since global challenge.
2021-01-09 15:05
#10
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Russia VelsVivard
Ooh, Cobble booble.
2021-01-09 15:06
Want to get your csgo fixed*?
2021-01-09 15:06
nip vs big again
2021-01-09 15:06
BIG NIP
2021-01-09 15:06
#14
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Estonia qoznyyy
aahhyesss showmatch by betting company
2021-01-09 15:06
Ok.
2021-01-09 15:06
no season rip
2021-01-09 15:06
#19
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Germany recki
HeatoN to be casting with them? Surprise Surprise
2021-01-09 15:07
fast 3-0 for big lmao
2021-01-09 15:07
who cares
2021-01-09 15:07
Betway ROFL...Betway that actually removed eSports from their betting offer because of match-fixing? Why didnt you post anything about that hltv? Hahahahahaha
2021-01-09 15:08
#24
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Latvia YungPan666
VP vs Buster > BIG vs NiP
2021-01-09 15:10
nice EZ 4 R EZ
2021-01-09 15:10
Finally something tier 1
2021-01-09 15:11
yeah cuz that's what people wanna see in a showmatch, fucking nip -_-
2021-01-09 15:11
1 reply
#71
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Brunei Not_StriK
The other team that betway sponsors is mibr so yeah we stuck with nip
2021-01-09 16:46
Would have preferred navi vs Astralis. But anyway good start for a year
2021-01-09 15:13
2 replies
both of them are not sponsored by betway. BIG and NiP are sponsored by betway.
2021-01-09 15:16
Name checks out
2021-01-09 15:28
Cache and Cobble was XANTARES' best map interesting maps anyway super hyped for this
2021-01-09 15:17
1 reply
nt but cache is woxics best map
2021-01-09 16:06
Money grabbing match and it would be so stupid to bet on this match
2021-01-09 15:17
#33
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Portugal 69_mL
nip still exist?!
2021-01-09 15:22
2 replies
imagine believing in teams like NiP in 2021 xd just like believing in Santa Claus xd
2021-01-09 15:32
1 reply
#49
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Hong Kong TROIIDA
i was there 8 years ago when the game was still fun.
2021-01-09 15:47
Clash of trash lmao
2021-01-09 15:23
nice
2021-01-09 15:30
#48
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Ukraine XBOCT<3
XDD
2021-01-09 15:46
R EZ top frag
2021-01-09 15:53
nice, maybe instead have sk gaming 2017 vs fanatic 2015 roaster but that is too much to ask for
2021-01-09 15:56
#57
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World Beard43
Glad it's a Bo5, hopefully I can get up in time for the last map or two! Should be great.
2021-01-09 15:59
wohoo let's go Nip
2021-01-09 15:59
HenryG as caster? Pog
2021-01-09 16:00
Can't wait to see Tuscan being played again!
2021-01-09 16:09
1 reply
+1
2021-01-09 17:17
If NIP will win -->Fan If NIP will lose -->flame thread If BIG will win -->Fan If BIG will lose -->flame thread
2021-01-09 16:17
i swear this was announced on nips ig like last night lol
2021-01-09 16:21
#66
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Canada firtlast
>organized by betway
2021-01-09 16:25
Cool
2021-01-09 16:34
excited for 1.6
2021-01-09 16:46
#73
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Brazil hugoooo
Meh... at least it will be on tuscan
2021-01-09 16:58
#74
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Russia SW@G_3
Eh.. could've done something with old players not just 2 regular teams
2021-01-09 17:11
gobb cast in English.... fak
2021-01-09 17:22
I just want all 3 maps so we get cobble and cache
2021-01-09 17:34
4 replies
in a bo5 u obvi get atleast 3maps, so tuscan, cobble and cache will be playd.
2021-01-09 19:19
3 replies
ah yeah, im just an idiot, ignore me
2021-01-09 22:20
2 replies
your point still has some meaning since they may not be the first 3 maps
2021-01-10 01:27
1 reply
yeah, I just don't want it to be like the 100T Liquid showmatch where it was a 2-0 and they didn't play cobble
2021-01-12 16:31
Surprise caster? This will be Sadokist's comeback. Calling it here and now.
2021-01-09 18:13
Bettors RISE UP
2021-01-09 18:20
#93
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France cedd
i hope tuscan cbble cache are the first 3 maps
2021-01-09 18:49
#99
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France naveJ
TUSCANNNNN FUCK VAAAALVE
2021-01-09 20:13
#100
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Brazil Vicmar
NiP will play a match again Pog
2021-01-09 21:15
#101
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Canada f0rkb0mb
Tuscan wasn't a community favourite, it was another map imposed by valve, I'd play aztec 100 times before
2021-01-09 21:50
1 reply
gtfo tuscan and the original cpl map (basically identical) was a legendary map layout that was popular the whole way. nobody played aztec after like 2004. I know because I used to love aztec (the bright one from CS 1.1 to 1.5)
2021-01-12 09:39
#103
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Vietnam khaii
big nip
2021-01-09 22:22
#105
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Poland SebL
Will be for sure a very funny team, Idk. who to chear for, let's go.
2021-01-10 02:34
#106
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Other fs1992
Big
2021-01-10 09:23
Very cool!
2021-01-10 12:48
Nice
2021-01-10 17:37
Were old nip ever outside top 15?
2021-01-11 09:40
RiP vs BUG
2021-01-11 18:59
Exciting!
2021-01-13 16:49
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