BIG send G2 to lower bracket in BLAST Premier Spring Final

The German side got off to a good start at the tournament, taking down the world No. 4 in their opening match.

BIG managed to win Dust2 and Vertigo in a three-map affair against G2 to advance in the upper bracket of the $425,000 tournament. Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische and Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş were crucial to the victory, showing up in style in their map victories.

G2 streak of finishing at least top at the last three events they attended is in danger after they fell short to Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz and co. The 2-1 loss to BIG comes after a humbling defeat to Gambit in the semi-final of IEM Summer, with the Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač-powered squad looking to redeem themselves in the lower-bracket against the loser of Natus Vincere vs. FaZe on Thursday.

XANTARES came alive on Vertigo with 31 kills

syrsoN was hitting his shots from the get-go on Dust2, with BIG converting their AWPers strong form into a 6-1 start on the CT side. G2 got their second on B and then Audric "⁠JaCkz⁠" Jug cracked open the A bombsite as his team got back into the game (6-5). However, the German side bolstered their defenses to finish the half 10-5 up, with Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač's pistol round effort crucial to giving G2 a lifeline. They went on a 5-2 run on the defense, but BIG managed to break their economy and close out the game, with tabseN standing out in the second half.

On their own map pick, G2 put their opponents on the back foot early, winning the T pistol and followups, but BIG recovered after a stunning ace from Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne on the A bombsite. The Germans equalized the score at 6-6, however, huNter- and JaCkz made sure G2 switched sides with a three-round advantage. NiKo clutched the following pistol and put the French-Balkan squad on the path to a resounding victory, 16-7, losing just one round as CT.

On fire from the start of Vertigo, XANTARES brought the pain with 18 kills to secure a flying start for BIG, 9-1. On the other side, NiKo came alive at the end of the half with 12 kills in just the last five rounds, giving hope in a comeback (10-5). G2 continued their streak with a pistol round win, but got shut down by BIG's pistols in the follow-up. The momentum was seized by the Germans, who edged towards the victory and took Vertigo 16-10, finishing the series 2-1.

Europe
Matchpage
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16th June 2021
Germany
11
Dust2
16
16
Mirage
7
10
Vertigo
16
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
64 - 51 +13 86.3 1.25
56 - 47 +9 79.1 1.15
48 - 51 -3 71.0 1.06
46 - 53 -7 64.0 0.88
34 - 51 -17 58.2 0.79
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
59 - 47 +12 77.3 1.24
57 - 47 +10 80.8 1.17
52 - 56 -4 86.0 1.07
48 - 52 -4 58.4 0.93
34 - 48 -14 60.6 0.79
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1723
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1458
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1505
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1291
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
912
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1037
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1454
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
G2 bots
2021-06-16 16:19
10 replies
#14
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CIS youWrong
Xantares top, classic
2021-06-16 16:27
9 replies
syrson top
2021-06-16 16:39
1 reply
Vamos BIG !
2021-06-16 17:29
syrson carried as always . bottaress just got carried as well.
2021-06-16 16:41
6 replies
#37
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
I love how you didn't even watch the match but still go out of your way to say stupid shit
2021-06-16 17:48
5 replies
flag doesnt exist
2021-06-16 17:55
4 replies
#39
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
Xantares is the sole reason big won. He carried the fuck out of them on vertigo. “Bottares just got carried as well”
2021-06-16 17:57
3 replies
Look the other maps lmao this is bo3
2021-06-16 19:27
2 replies
#44
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
Yes, and because of that insane performance his result for the whole bo3 is still great Imo
2021-06-16 22:22
1 reply
+1
2021-06-17 00:16
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
ez
2021-06-16 16:19
EZ4BIG
2021-06-16 16:19
Xantares match of his life
2021-06-16 16:20
Xantares’ ass carried this
2021-06-16 16:20
1 reply
syrson best
2021-06-16 16:39
#6
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Pakistan LoOuU2
A really off game for Amanek , didnt help G2 at all with that.
2021-06-16 16:21
#7
syrsoN | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina dc4
hmmm
2021-06-16 16:21
#8
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Belgium lil_vodka
nt NiKo kkkkkk
2021-06-16 16:21
What a third map for XANTARES. He is just so incredible.
2021-06-16 16:21
XANTARES just destroyed them in vertigo
2021-06-16 16:21
Typical online Xantares. See ya LAN
2021-06-16 16:21
2 replies
#26
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United States Shr3y
Good name
2021-06-16 16:54
#34
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United States 3manu3l
name checks out
2021-06-16 17:28
#12
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Europe GKDNZ
xantarez
2021-06-16 16:22
gg
2021-06-16 16:27
Please kick amanek and jackz already
2021-06-16 16:27
BIG is back
2021-06-16 16:30
EZ FOR BIG, EZ FOR XANTARES. CRY LOUDER G2 XANTARES HATERS HAHAAHA
2021-06-16 16:38
G2 still so bad, nothing new
2021-06-16 16:39
EZ4TABSEN One of the best IGLs in tier 1 cs
2021-06-16 16:42
Amanek took a day off, anyway G2 gonna smash it in lower brackets
2021-06-16 16:43
#24
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Brazil hugoooo
The Bosnian duo deserves a better team
2021-06-16 16:44
unexpected but LETS GO JERMANS
2021-06-16 16:45
Expected and ez win for GODTABSEN G2 is just bad, that's it. 1-2 months and they'll be out of TOP 10 or even TOP 15.
2021-06-16 17:01
EZ4BIG CRYG2 CRYG2FANS CRYG2BETTORS CRYXANTARESHATERS CHILL BIG FANS LETS GOOOOOOOOOO!
2021-06-16 17:04
#29
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United States PP_Bizon
G2 not winning vs big, go figure
2021-06-16 17:15
#30
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Romania wadd
Amankekw
2021-06-16 17:16
VERY BIG WIN FOR BIG. LET'S GO BIG, BIG!
2021-06-16 17:23
#32
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United States Festive_
“G2 streak of finishing at least top at the last three events” pls fix ty
2021-06-16 17:25
FAZE SEND NAVI TO THEM SHIT PIT! BOOMiCH WAS VERY GRATEFUL TO THEM...
2021-06-16 17:27
#36
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Lithuania Extazis
Flashback nexa: NiKo join G2 because he never won against BIG LMAOOOOOOO
2021-06-16 17:36
#40
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Germany Shackrag
beer > baguette confirmed
2021-06-16 18:05
1 reply
Carbohydrates win either way
2021-06-17 00:06
+kennyS when?
2021-06-16 18:18
What's their excuse if they will be destroyed early? "We haven't really prepared for this tournament", again?
2021-06-16 18:52
When you have no awper
2021-06-16 22:36
#46
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Brazil hugoooo
#SAVEBOSNIAFROMG2
2021-06-16 23:12
G2 will you ever be good?
2021-06-17 00:08
NT
2021-06-17 04:32
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