Extra Salt send BIG to FunSpark ULTI Europe Final lower bracket

Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou and co. secured the series in the decider map with a dominant performance on the CT side of Nuke.

Extra Salt are through to the second round of the FunSpark ULTI Europe Final upper bracket after defeating BIG in a three-map series that marks their first victory on European soil.

The match started on Train, a map BIG let through the veto in an unexpected move, for which they were quickly punished as Extra Salt won it convincingly, 16-6. BIG tied things up on Dust2, 16-10, but it was finally Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek and company who were able to muscle their way to the upper bracket semi-finals with a solid 16-8 victory on Nuke.

Up next for Extra Salt will be the upper bracket semi-final, where they will face the winner of Dignitas vs. Evil Geniuses, while BIG will meet the loser in a do-or-die match in the first round of the lower bracket.

Extra Salt punished BIG for letting Train through the veto

BIG kicked things off by securing the first pistol round on Extra Salt’s pick, Train, but were taken out in the second round by a forcebuy as the North American squad went on to take a 5-1 lead. The Germans won another after a pause, but were quickly on the back foot as Justin "⁠FaNg⁠" Coakley had a big round with an ace to make it 9-3. Two impossible AWP shots in a 1vs2 by Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne put BIG back in contention as they secured the final three rounds of the half, but Extra Salt steam rolled over their German rivals on the CT side, winning seven rounds in a clean half to close the map out and take the lead in the series.

BIG came out much stronger on their home map, Dust2, taking a vast lead early on the attacking side, 6-1, although Extra Salt regained their composure and brought it back to within one, 5-6. Despite keeping it close early on Extra Salt were shut down as Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz and company ran away with a 10-5 half, further extending their lead to 13-5 after switching sides, and although Extra Salt linked five in a row with guns in play, the German squad were finally able to close their pick out 16-10 to force a decider map.

Extra Salt got off to a flying start on Nuke, taking a 6-0 lead on the attack before three opening kills by Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş with a FAMAS in the seventh round stopped their streak. From there on out BIG brought it to a tie, 7-7, but weren’t able to take the lead as a triple by Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm gave his team the edge at the half. Extra Salt wasted no time on the CT side and quickly picked up momentum, taking the first six rounds and sprinting towards the finish line, 16-8.

Germany
Matchpage
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20th April 2021
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Train
16
16
Dust2
10
8
Nuke
16
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 48 +4 72.2 1.05
53 - 52 +1 74.1 1.04
42 - 51 -9 75.6 0.93
45 - 53 -8 73.0 0.91
42 - 51 -9 71.5 0.87
 Extra Salt K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
59 - 46 +13 83.7 1.28
58 - 44 +14 83.9 1.26
54 - 46 +8 75.4 1.15
42 - 51 -9 66.8 0.97
42 - 47 -5 63.5 0.90
United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
789
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1389
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1654
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Canada Justin 'FaNg' Coakley
Justin 'FaNg' Coakley
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
340
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
968
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
754
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
So sad :(
2021-04-20 17:17
10 replies
Nope, iz good!
2021-04-20 17:18
3 replies
Bug clan and losing to NA cs, name a more iconic duo
2021-04-20 19:08
2 replies
#77
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Japan ang9r5193
fang 2 gud mens
2021-04-21 00:10
Big clan losing to a SA team
2021-04-21 13:50
how you doing man, thought you were 10 yeared ?
2021-04-20 17:18
2 replies
My 10 year ban was cleared almost a year ago now. Haven't been banned since then. #GoBIG
2021-04-20 17:19
1 reply
why would you be banned mens) BIG is like the least offensive flair there is
2021-04-20 19:22
Actually,it is funny
2021-04-20 17:43
KEKW EXTRA SALT IN THE WOUNDS OF BIG
2021-04-20 19:43
Crazy result
2021-04-21 02:35
#2
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Germany fmpaul
aua Mama
2021-04-20 17:17
expected
2021-04-20 17:18
1 reply
+1
2021-04-20 17:19
#7
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Serbia XD___
es4es
2021-04-20 17:19
#8
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United States JCOBI
EZ for Extra Salt :)
2021-04-20 17:19
BIG roster change soon
2021-04-20 17:20
Bug disband soon
2021-04-20 17:20
#12
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Canada Cloutless
So EZ for ES and GOAT oSee
2021-04-20 17:20
big in 2021 KEKW
2021-04-20 17:20
so ez for ES
2021-04-20 17:20
Expected ez
2021-04-20 17:21
FanGOD
2021-04-20 17:21
#17
mir | 
Russia M31F
losing to Africa jermans cs xD
2021-04-20 17:22
1 reply
Yo Africa CS is good bro. We just dont have anyone investing
2021-04-20 17:38
#18
JD | 
Poland xVKRx
KEKW
2021-04-20 17:23
#19
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Brazil Elakk
Nice job not listening to them Jack Etienne!
2021-04-20 17:25
#20
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Finland CaluDd
big so shit
2021-04-20 17:26
proud! we needed this win
2021-04-20 17:29
#22
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Asia en1lykS
LOL wtf?
2021-04-20 17:30
cloud9 dropped the wrong guys
2021-04-20 17:32
The german cast streamed the game without a delay lol
2021-04-20 17:33
and this team was #1 in rankings? yikes
2021-04-20 17:38
#27
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United States kw13
Rookie mistake, never let salt play train. This entire Europe trip has become a success and they don’t have a particularly challenging second round ahead of them.
2021-04-20 17:40
#29
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Germany BIG2020
FAK
2021-04-20 17:43
Bug Roster change soon
2021-04-20 17:46
Xantares bench incoming
2021-04-20 17:48
#32
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Hungary Pitsa31
-xantares +FaveN
2021-04-20 17:49
#33
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South Africa ZNDC
SA CS BEST CS
2021-04-20 17:50
16 replies
#36
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Brazil hugoooo
SA = South America
2021-04-20 17:54
15 replies
literally nobody in the server from south america lmao SA= South Africa
2021-04-20 18:11
13 replies
MarkE Mexico
2021-04-20 18:15
12 replies
Mexico is 110% apart of NORTH america LOL!
2021-04-20 18:43
1 reply
nah it is next to brazil
2021-04-20 18:50
EU Geography omegalul
2021-04-20 18:58
yep mexico the famous south american country located in north america
2021-04-20 21:41
1 reply
I think its next to Chille
2021-04-20 22:08
EU GEOGRAPHY SO BAD OMEGALUL
2021-04-20 22:09
#85
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United States Shr3y
EU education hahah
2021-04-21 15:05
5 replies
tell me where Liechtenstein is without looking it up
2021-04-21 17:27
4 replies
#87
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United States Shr3y
In Europe
2021-04-21 17:47
3 replies
wrong actually, I just made it up
2021-04-21 17:48
2 replies
#89
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United States Shr3y
Liechtenstein Country in Europe Liechtenstein is a German-speaking, 25km-long principality between Austria and Switzerland. It’s known for its medieval castles, alpine landscapes and villages linked by a network of trails. The capital, Vaduz, a cultural and financial center, is home to Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, with galleries of modern and contemporary art. The Postmuseum displays Liechtenstein’s postage stamp MExiCo is in SouTh AmeRicA hahahahhaha EU owned
2021-04-21 17:50
1 reply
you cheated by googling
2021-04-21 17:54
dumb as shit
2021-04-20 19:01
Lmao kick Lultares already
2021-04-20 17:50
#35
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Brazil hugoooo
NA and SA showing signs of strength lately
2021-04-20 17:53
#37
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United States vip3r_k1ng
lmfao VAMOS MARKE
2021-04-20 17:56
#38
cadiaN | 
Poland SebL
Extra Salt is looking great, TOP 20 team for me atm. BIG is just dead. I would expect changes right after this event.
2021-04-20 17:56
LUL
2021-04-20 17:58
LUL
2021-04-20 18:03
#41
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Brazil Anarchybr
Sonic is so good
2021-04-20 18:08
#44
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Brazil FERRAZZZ
Yesss.. NA scene needed that! Proud of you guys, LFG
2021-04-20 18:17
0.87 the best fpl player ahah cant handle african cs
2021-04-20 18:27
1 reply
+1 xaxaxaxa FPLtares overrated trash
2021-04-20 18:44
NA wins over germania - just like ww1 and ww2
2021-04-20 18:29
5 replies
Cringe & gay coment. Even more cringe when you consider the team is 3/5 not NA. Flair checks out.
2021-04-20 19:39
4 replies
Canadá, US, South África and México, 3/4 north american countrys Your homework is to guess which country is the one that is not part of NA good luck
2021-04-20 20:05
0/8
2021-04-20 21:04
Mexico is part of North America, mate... it could be argued against if you're strictly talking esports but LATAM N is almost non existent and they compete in the NA ESEA system
2021-04-20 21:37
#91
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Canada free_ropz
Jermanistan Iq and cs so bad smh
2021-04-22 11:52
I really dont know whats goin on with big. They better fix it fast
2021-04-20 18:31
Why does big always lose to complete nonamers? And even in that fashion! Oh boy....
2021-04-20 18:33
2 replies
#83
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South Africa tsarbae
they really arnt no namers but anyway....
2021-04-21 13:45
1 reply
Well OK, true but BIG always loses matches they should easily win
2021-04-27 08:33
NA CS stay winning POG
2021-04-20 18:36
#50
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United States Evotion_
TOO EASY
2021-04-20 18:41
BIT BOTS
2021-04-20 18:44
once again america rekt jermans kkkkk
2021-04-20 18:56
Nice!
2021-04-20 19:00
#59
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Denmark Menterx
German CS LUL
2021-04-20 19:04
#61
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Hungary szia
Disappointment
2021-04-20 19:13
Unexpected - but also expected.
2021-04-20 19:37
What happened to xantares?? dude was a clip generator for years and now has been quiet for like 6-9 months
2021-04-20 19:56
LETS GO!
2021-04-20 20:32
OMEGALUL
2021-04-20 20:54
1 reply
#80
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Australia csRIOTgo
+1 LOL from World #1 to losing to Extra Salt? Yep, rub that salt so deep in the wound LOL
2021-04-21 01:40
lol
2021-04-21 00:12
how is big so trash now
2021-04-21 00:35
#82
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Germany X5ander
so sad :-( hope they can rock the lower bracket.
2021-04-21 08:32
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