BIG strike back against NiP to win BLAST Group A

Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz & co. destroyed the Swedes on Vertigo and came back from a 0-6 deficit on Overpass.

BIG have topped Group A at the BLAST Premier Spring Groups after beating NIP 2-0 (Vertigo 16-2, Overpass 16-14), taking their revenge on the Swedish side after losing the previous encounter in the group's upper bracket final. Both teams have already advanced to the $425,000 Spring Final, which will take place in mid-June.

After picking Mirage in the first meeting with the Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser-led side, BIG opted for Vertigo in the rematch against NIP and found much more success there to open the final series with an incredibly dominant victory.

BIG made NiP's undefeated streak with ztr short-lived

Starting on the Terrorist side, the German side kept getting openings towards the A bombsite while Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora was left to try to salvage the situation with flanks from B in what quickly became a near-impossible map to win. By halftime, BIG were up 13-2, with the only two rounds going the other way coming out of clutch scenarios, and this time NIP weren't allowed to pull off another one of their massive comebacks, as the map was over three rounds later.

It looked like NIP were going to return the favor on Overpass at first, getting off to a flying start on the offense on the back of big clutch play from Plopski in the pistol round and Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson in one of the first gunrounds. The Swedish squad then hit a wall, however, with Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş, tabseN, and Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische all putting up key performances.

The score was soon even after sides switched, as BIG also won the second pistol round and went on to come out on top of forcebuy shenanigans thanks to Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch's 1v2 clutch. Narrow situations continued to be the name of the game as NIP stayed alive, courtesy of 1v1s from Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson and ztr, but the Swedes faltered at the last hurdle after openings from Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne gave BIG the 15th and 16th round.

Sweden
Matchpage
0
2
6th February 2021
Germany
2
Vertigo
16
14
Overpass
16
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 36 +3 98.4 1.17
29 - 39 -10 69.9 0.77
30 - 43 -13 64.3 0.74
20 - 35 -15 56.4 0.73
19 - 37 -18 42.1 0.56
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
49 - 25 +24 99.1 1.70
40 - 30 +10 86.5 1.36
37 - 27 +10 81.2 1.23
35 - 28 +7 76.5 1.22
28 - 29 -1 66.2 1.06
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1406
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
1359
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.69
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1624
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1441
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
717
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Sweden Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
91
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1116
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
938
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
German cs just too strong this year. We are top 1.
2021-02-06 22:51
20 replies
#StopAwpAbusers2021
2021-02-06 22:52
11 replies
Fan of ZywOo
2021-02-06 22:54
10 replies
He shouldn't have been top 1
2021-02-06 22:55
9 replies
k
2021-02-06 22:58
2 replies
rubbish format, NIP already won 2 matches and they are not 1st in the group
2021-02-07 10:46
1 reply
#74
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Europe SP3C7RE
because big won 3
2021-02-07 11:19
s1mple is 1 because he has a 1 is his name ZywOo should change his name to Zy2wO because he is the number 2 player and then dev3ce, N4Ko, El5GE, el6ctronic, d7preeh, r8pz, bl9meF, etc
2021-02-06 23:00
5 replies
It's almost like they chose those nicks which best fits their rank 8/8 thinking
2021-02-06 23:13
#48
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Guatemala feerzein21
haHAA
2021-02-07 01:02
1 reply
#79
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Portugal Roronoaa
+1
2021-02-07 14:13
But doesn't that mean; Boombl4?
2021-02-07 01:44
Zytwo
2021-02-07 02:21
#12
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Israel KaL1L
#StopAwpAbusers2021
2021-02-06 22:54
5 replies
Device, s1mple, zywoo, cerq, cadian, jw All awp players so why do you flame syrson for being confident with a sniper?
2021-02-07 11:13
4 replies
2021-02-07 16:38
3 replies
#81
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Germany Dariusss_
LOL, nice stats btw.
2021-02-07 18:17
Yeah why should he play Seth else if he is good with scope? Everybody is allowed to use it
2021-02-08 10:02
Have you watched overpass against nip on Saturday? Then you know he also is good with an!
2021-02-08 10:03
big top1 , xantares top1
2021-02-07 00:27
+1
2021-02-07 21:08
#2
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Brazil Rafaking
Germans just to strong
2021-02-06 22:51
5 replies
+1
2021-02-06 22:52
Don’t mention the war
2021-02-07 02:58
2 replies
#60
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Germany Koalafire
Yeah there was something with N, but mmmh what could it be.. No.... Nor... Nordic!
2021-02-07 06:39
1 reply
+1
2021-02-08 13:43
+1
2021-02-07 21:10
gg
2021-02-06 22:51
#4
alfa | 
Italy Brera
ez
2021-02-06 22:51
#5
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Germany Nachofish
go jermens!!!
2021-02-06 22:52
1 reply
+1 vamos
2021-02-06 22:52
nt plopski
2021-02-06 22:52
The way tizian died on that molotov is a disgrace. And imagine thinking CSGO is a good game. That was absurd fortunately they won the round, but this game is so 🤦‍♂️
2021-02-06 22:52
5 replies
much better than Valorant at least
2021-02-06 22:54
clip please, missed this play
2021-02-06 23:18
3 replies
#34
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Germany Hannahdel
2021-02-06 23:28
1 reply
GabeN STILL IN BETA
2021-02-07 21:07
#11
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Israel KaL1L
Nice win
2021-02-06 22:53
BIG day today ggwp.
2021-02-06 22:54
#16
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Great match! Some BIG revenge to 2-0 NiP back and SyrsoN popped off with another insane performance. I think NiP underperformed all-in-all, but BIG shut NiP down with repeated pushes.
2021-02-06 22:54
Go BIG
2021-02-06 22:57
It is just like ww2,they will demolish everyone till get to the cold lands of Russia (Navi) Not to mention some neighbours will just surrender in no time(not g2 and vitality!)
2021-02-06 22:57
6 replies
+1
2021-02-06 23:12
#61
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Germany Koalafire
If you mention it like this it already happened. G2 and Vitality both lost a final to BIG as they underrated them... But Navi has to lose the first map, then goes on a 2-13 half till a comeback, to really show up the Russian WW2... Not to mention the Americans in form of Liquid who will win 2-0 the next morning due to the low moral of the big players. The only problem is the missing UK part in tier 1 CS...
2021-02-07 06:43
#66
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United States AnnCoulter
So the swedish like wont play them or some thing then?
2021-02-07 08:49
Nice try kid but they 2-0ed navi twice last year. Also congrats - you wrote the most brainless post of 21 (so far).
2021-02-07 21:05
Forgot about US. Liquid will smash them
2021-02-08 13:44
i guess it will be more like ww1
2021-02-08 14:02
Imagine bettors really thought NiP will win A SECOND TIME OMEGALUL
2021-02-06 22:58
ez4 xantares
2021-02-06 22:58
#23
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Other syrso
#goBIG
2021-02-06 22:59
#24
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Germany V4LH3RU
Nice one guys, keep it going! #GOBIGORGOHOME
2021-02-06 23:00
#26
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Romania own420
they were so close to their first win in like 3 or something years
2021-02-06 23:03
1 reply
#39
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Sweden wyv0
wat? they aren't close of winning anything
2021-02-06 23:34
#27
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Turkey Kylorke
When syrsoN #1?
2021-02-06 23:04
syrsoNed
2021-02-06 23:06
lol
2021-02-06 23:12
#32
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
Why no highlight on plopskis pistol round overpass?
2021-02-06 23:17
godsoN
2021-02-06 23:29
wp
2021-02-06 23:29
#37
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United States Xanbibi
On to the next #GOBIG
2021-02-06 23:30
#38
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Turkey RENNNDER
EZZZZZZ
2021-02-06 23:32
#40
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
Big very stronk
2021-02-06 23:39
#41
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Hungary szia
BIG #1
2021-02-07 00:02
gg lol
2021-02-07 00:36
#44
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Brazil Karlogaria
I don't like BIG (mostly because of its cringy, baiter, loser fanbase), but they've been showing great and consistent CS lately...
2021-02-07 00:39
5 replies
#47
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United States BGS
BIG has been improving in all the right areas to make them a viable contender at any tournament. Up until 2019 they were quite poor at winning rounds where it was a 5v4 or 4v5 and also traded poorly (ranked in the middle or bottom in these stats). 2019 they took a huge leap in these and have been steadily climbing to the top. Even their opening kill percentage has increased from the earlier years. Just playing much better fundamental CS when needed or successfully taking chances more. One thing that has been steady since the beginning is their use of nades and even more so flashes. They have always ranked at or near the top in that category for flash assists.
2021-02-07 00:50
1 reply
#50
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Brazil Karlogaria
If I'm not mistaken they started to succeed when they kicked one or more veteran(s) and got some new faces... Looking good
2021-02-07 01:27
Nice projecting BIG hater - but the only cringe losers I see around are ppl like you lol.
2021-02-07 21:03
2 replies
#93
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Brazil Karlogaria
nah, the teams I cheer for have real achievements. I really don't care about the team itself, but the fanbase is, again, cringy, delusional and loser. GL around
2021-02-08 13:57
1 reply
i think you perfectly described the brazilian fanbase ^^
2021-02-08 14:50
#45
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Germany X5ander
My boyz are just too Good
2021-02-07 00:45
#46
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United States BGS
whooops
2021-02-07 00:50
#49
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United States Wafftop
What a flop by NiP on map 1, REZ at 1 - 14 on round 14 lol
2021-02-07 01:13
#51
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Australia Beard43
Yes BIG! WP :-)
2021-02-07 01:42
Can't wait for lans to see if BIG really can play at a top3 level.
2021-02-07 05:34
Wp But i am really impressed with this nip lineup What they have shown is really good if they continue to grow And yes this will be the last year astralis as the best Top 5 teams are almost on the same level And the top 3 is amazingly close to each other
2021-02-07 05:41
aye gg big
2021-02-07 05:42
#63
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Slovenia Rheniel
Nice ))
2021-02-07 07:41
nawwk is a choker.
2021-02-07 07:48
Ztr
2021-02-07 07:49
#67
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Australia B_Tannen
Well played in that group.
2021-02-07 09:06
#69
flusha | 
Italy HeSY
gg
2021-02-07 10:06
#70
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Turkey Bruhman
Rip my stream points nip looked solid against astralis on overpass so i voted for nip to win overpass but big 2 nip 0 Feelsbadman
2021-02-07 10:34
1 reply
lol I lost my 50k points on BIG to win mirage v NiP =[ Not like we can spend them anyway aha
2021-02-07 10:36
#OMGBIG
2021-02-07 12:23
#76
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Spain JLenny47
Obviously
2021-02-07 12:58
ez4big
2021-02-07 13:02
#78
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Sweden zZzlatan
unlucky for Ninjas. They did win 2 and lose 1 why are they just #2? BIG also lost one game
2021-02-07 13:35
#82
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Poland SebL
That's a huge surprise for me that BIG came first in this group, I expected them to go out maybe even in the last place, and they surprised me a lot. I'm also surprised that NIP made it out of groups, I expected that they won't play bad in this tournament, but this result is still a surprise. GJ from both teams.
2021-02-07 19:06
Pog
2021-02-07 21:02
big was best of 2020, yet astralis was "2020 team of year" according to hltv, yet they played 3/4 of year bad and BIG played whole year good.. is hltv danish owner or something?
2021-02-08 14:20
not bad
2021-02-10 10:04
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