BIG qualify for BLAST Fall Final over G2

BIG stood tall on Dust2 and came back on Inferno to win 2-0 and send G2 into the BLAST Showdown.

The German squad have managed to beat G2 and lock in their place in the BLAST Fall Final alongside NIP from Group B. Newest addition Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade led the scoreboard for BIG throughout the series after his team won their pick of Dust2 and made a recovery on Inferno from being behind 5-10 at half-time.

Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz and company move on to face NIP once more in the group in order to decide the winner of Group B, while G2 will now have to play in the BLAST Showdown if they want to qualify for the Fall Final.

In a post-match interview, gade spoke about the recent growth of the squad and being able to find his feet in the server. "It was good we were destroyed by NIP and FaZe, because we really learnt a lot from those matches," gade said.

gade exceeded expectations against G2

On Dust2, BIG took early control of CT half, managing to stay ahead of G2 after losing the pistol with a 9-6 half, as gade made the difference for the German team with an 18 kill half and giving the squad room to make mistakes going into their T side. Despite G2 winning some early rounds in the second half, gade and Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch were too much to overcome as BIG closed out their map pick 16-12.

Inferno started off well for Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and his team as they managed to put 10 rounds on the board on their T side and at one point led 10-3. BIG had their work cut out for them but quickly tied the match at 10-10, and even though G2 once again put the pressure on as they pulled ahead to match point BIG were relentless on the T side, slowly making the comeback.

Despite the best efforts of NiKo, BIG took Inferno into overtime where they hoped to squeeze out the win. Although G2 finished Inferno with 26 opening kills compared to the 10 of BIG, the German team closed out Inferno 19-17 and secured the 2-0 series victory.

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Dust2
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17
Inferno
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 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 40 +8 91.0 1.32
46 - 44 +2 77.0 1.13
41 - 42 -1 75.0 1.03
38 - 41 -3 65.5 0.94
33 - 43 -10 56.0 0.83
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 41 +7 80.4 1.20
43 - 44 -1 84.9 1.05
39 - 40 -1 70.5 1.04
41 - 44 -3 66.4 0.95
37 - 44 -7 53.7 0.86
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1786
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1603
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
911
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1500
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
My first first. Thank you, everyone.
2021-09-22 20:01
16 replies
nt
2021-09-22 20:11
Lmao
2021-09-22 20:14
Sad
2021-09-22 20:14
np
2021-09-22 20:35
#31
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United States weaboo
Hahhh
2021-09-22 20:35
nt
2021-09-22 20:45
8/8 for effort , nt mens
2021-09-22 20:46
BOZO
2021-09-22 22:08
Sadge.
2021-09-22 22:59
Im sorry but....
2021-09-22 23:27
+1
2021-09-22 23:30
You did comment a minute earlier than #1 so don't let the haters tell you you're not the real first
2021-09-22 23:46
4 replies
#1 hunted #1 and it's ILLEEEEGAL on hltv report him. and then our dude can get what he deserves
2021-09-23 06:01
That's because post #1 was edited, so it was dated from when it was last edited. First post hunters will often post to get first, then edit afterwards.
2021-09-23 16:44
2 replies
Ahhh, that makes sense. Thank you captain.
2021-09-23 17:11
1 reply
My pleasure. :) Have a good day, friend. :)
2021-09-23 17:12
#3
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Russia Veyles
G2 +Malden pls
2021-09-22 20:01
4 replies
yes we need malden
2021-09-22 20:35
+maden + emi
2021-09-22 20:50
#47
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Serbia hitomi79
Bring Malden cause Niko is malding
2021-09-22 22:32
1 reply
:DDDDDDDDD /close
2021-09-22 23:39
pog
2021-09-22 20:01
g2 tier2 oficial!
2021-09-22 20:01
1 reply
+1
2021-09-23 03:33
ez for gade
2021-09-22 20:02
NIKO needs a new team. G2 has an extreme amount of money and can afford a decent team. They need to rebuild a team around NIKO so that they can win.
2021-09-22 20:02
14 replies
I have a bad feeling that niko is the reason they're underperforming, it's not the on server impact, it's outside the server
2021-09-22 23:10
12 replies
These are serious allegations towards a player who mostly carries them. Just because he has been notorious in past doesn't mean he wouldnt get along with his new teammates. One of them is his brother. Idk why people hate him so much smh!!
2021-09-23 00:16
9 replies
It's His cousin not brother
2021-09-23 00:21
#75
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Ukraine GluckFM
Its same ol' story the hole Niko's carrier, he joins a good team and they don't really get much better, even get worse after the honeymoon is over. Also Faze didn't get worse after Niko got replaced by Karrigan, losing a whole lot of firepower. People start making assumptions.
2021-09-23 02:06
6 replies
Faze is unique though because they removed two players very close to each other. I think faze removing cold had a bigger effect on the team.
2021-09-23 02:12
1 reply
Faze still has twistzz who performs as good as niko sometimes Maybe it's the moral, twistzz is often known as a sweet canadian guy with anime hair meanwhile we know how mad niko gets
2021-09-23 06:00
Wtf are you talking about, FaZe isn't good rn.
2021-09-23 06:59
"He joins a good team and doesn't make them better". So we going to ignore 3 straight tier 1 finals for FaZe when he joined and shot them up to top 3 ranking ? And the 11 LAN trophies they got ?
2021-09-23 08:21
2 replies
#122
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Ukraine GluckFM
Yeah, Faze with Niko had a winless period of 5 months before adding two of the best players of 2015 in Olof and Guardian, only then they had that streak. And that dream team still choked a major to C9.
2021-09-23 17:13
1 reply
FaZe with NiKo (when they had allu and kio) was the first team to go toe to toe with astralis at the time (first astralis era, before SK era).
2021-09-23 17:32
Hunter is his cousin
2021-09-23 07:55
Imagine thinking G2 is underperforming because Niko and not role clashes, support player switching to awp, Maldek, Nexa being inflexible in his calling
2021-09-23 00:24
1 reply
True and I think amanek is very smart and good player and is good awp player but I feel like he's Dupreeh very good 2nd awp but not consistent enough to be main awp
2021-09-23 05:52
You can't build a team around niko cuz he kicks everyone that is good for his team
2021-09-23 10:39
German efficiency strikes again
2021-09-22 20:02
1 reply
mein gott
2021-09-22 22:08
Gade is so damn good it's almost painful to remember his time in North
2021-09-22 20:02
3 replies
Didn't he get all the rubbish roles in that team? Either way, good to see he's still got it
2021-09-23 00:30
1 reply
kinda, but North was overall a retirement home for unmotivated players except for valde and gade I guess good thing they both got good teams in the end
2021-09-23 08:35
Sad to see talents like aizy go to waste as well ☹️
2021-09-23 06:00
G2 just disband
2021-09-22 20:02
Welp, this G2 squad has peaked and changes are imminent. I would say that getting a main awp should be first on their list but Nexa as IGL doesn't seem to be working out either anymore. It's gonna remain like this till Major but I hope that after that at least they get Smooya or some other decent awper while change their coach or maybe the IGL. Happy for Tabsen
2021-09-22 20:03
2 replies
Smooya kinda toxic, and Niko's pride is too big for them to be able to work together
2021-09-22 20:20
Their coach is fine.
2021-09-23 00:16
tabsen OP
2021-09-22 20:04
#13
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Poland xMBTx
G2 Powerhouse
2021-09-22 20:05
2 replies
#48
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Serbia hitomi79
Well, in that case, they shouldn't skip paying electric bills
2021-09-22 22:35
1 reply
Hahahaha
2021-09-23 06:37
G2 should find another team for JaCkz that speaks the same language as him. He is hurting the team atm with lack of game sense, communication skills and utility use Ggwp from BIG
2021-09-22 20:06
3 replies
Yes a french team would be great, he said himself that he is better able to receive information when the communication is in French like clutches or smth like that
2021-09-22 20:17
2 replies
Going on that, the rumour of -jackz +maka makes perfect sense, as jackz would then go to LDLC. Personally I'd rather give nivera a chance, but his buyout is probably gigantic. But I can't really say when and if chances will happen, as everyone in the G2 camp probably knows that if you lose jackz, you also lose some of hunters form.
2021-09-23 02:00
1 reply
the rumors of nivera joining team liquid valorant came up this month again, there's definitely some talks/tryouts as this is the second time already that this is rumored but i agree nivera would be nice for g2
2021-09-23 08:39
#16
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Croatia Esketite
rip
2021-09-22 20:08
Loosing 2:0 to BIG, that must to feel bad bro
2021-09-22 20:15
6 replies
BIG is good, although inconsistent. They rekt NaVi 2-0 recently and NaVi hasn't lost a match since then and won the event.
2021-09-22 20:23
5 replies
Navi was saving strats for playoffs just like Gambit who threw against nip
2021-09-22 20:26
3 replies
bs it was the second match in groups for navi, loss meant groups wide open. gambit was through already with guaranteed first place.
2021-09-22 20:31
2 replies
My point was Navi would have beaten BIG if they played 100%. Still it was impressive from BIG
2021-09-22 20:32
1 reply
how many percent did they play then
2021-09-23 08:40
They are great and fun to watch, but I agree - they reeeeeally need to work on consistency. But hey, without Xantares they seem to be catching a more consistent drift. Now it's just a matter of getting their overall game up to another level.
2021-09-22 20:48
#26
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United States Teztyment
Let's go my German BROTHERS. Love and Support here from America. <3 You guys got this vs NIP this time. They don't want any.
2021-09-22 20:25
haha niko haha
2021-09-22 20:37
Feel sorry for Niko, real beast. G2 needs to get rid of pig nexa & jackz. If friendship is on first line, one is sure - this team can't go further anymore
2021-09-22 20:47
2 replies
Kick someone is easy but to find a better solution is hard
2021-09-23 10:41
getting rid of the igl? hmm where have i seen this before ahahahah
2021-09-23 12:32
Frog+chair
2021-09-22 21:05
Gade looking strong. Feel good for him after rocky time at North. G2 should maybe play around Amanek more? GG
2021-09-22 21:13
-jackz -Amanekekw
2021-09-22 21:34
#49
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Serbia hitomi79
Again HLTV users amaze me proving that 1.20 rating is better than 1.32 for player of the match
2021-09-22 22:42
6 replies
It's all biased hate towards niko for no fking reason. Dude doesnt get any respect from community anymore!! People just want to hate!!
2021-09-23 00:19
4 replies
is it really biased? he was igl for faze. he was malding there, but even now in g2 where he's not the igl.. he's still malding. imagine being in the comms with him. you can literally see it from his body language that he's mad as hell. there is no way he can hide that from his teammates. they will hear it in his voice.
2021-09-23 12:31
3 replies
So what?? Is being emotional bad?? Just because you see him mad/disappointed in webcam, u assume he must be screaming at his teammates huh??? Fking Apex malds more often than niko, nobody says anything to him. Why?? Because vitality is winning and he got zywoo. Stop unnecessary assumptions until one of the g2 players actually come out and say niko is toxic. Just like how s1mple was back in the days.
2021-09-23 23:37
2 replies
being emotional is okay, but being angry is not. people are gonna hear it in your voice. "apex malds more often than niko and nobody says anything to him." vitality literally benched him for a while to cool off. anger is quite toxic to the team atmosphere. it fucks up comms and damages teamwork.
2021-09-24 09:45
besides if he takes this shit outside the server no wonder why his teams suck after a while
2021-09-24 09:46
Why? Sometimes it matters that you win. And the comeback on inferno was great team work.
2021-09-23 10:42
g2 top 3 team btw. what a joke
2021-09-22 22:46
1 reply
+1
2021-09-23 00:04
G2 was a top 3 team before the player break, what is this?
2021-09-22 23:26
4 replies
It’s the AWP situation
2021-09-23 00:43
3 replies
Their big weakness. If enemy has good awp they are ASAP behind
2021-09-23 10:44
2 replies
Yeah I know that’s why I said it, that’s what they ned to fix!
2021-09-23 14:00
ANd syrsoN didn't even have a good game or G2 would have been crushed way harder
2021-09-23 21:24
Xantares 😭😭😭
2021-09-22 23:30
G2 won't win anything with two bots.
2021-09-23 01:13
G2 in 2021 omegalul
2021-09-23 01:57
Carlos malding so hard rn.
2021-09-23 03:48
akuma still #1
2021-09-23 04:16
#83
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New Zealand Chicken_RD
total kills: 414 total deaths: 423 were there a bunch of teamkills?
2021-09-23 04:17
2 replies
Au brain
2021-09-23 06:37
Au brain.
2021-09-23 15:11
gg :(
2021-09-23 04:21
lmao if Niko wants to win major, he needs to leave this potato circus team kekekkwewe
2021-09-23 04:39
2 replies
#86
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Netherlands dabadpad
And join faze
2021-09-23 05:29
1 reply
He destroyed faze already
2021-09-23 15:11
Kekw
2021-09-23 07:46
Best Threesome of all time: Niko, Inferno and Choking
2021-09-23 08:47
Looks like they go BIG
2021-09-23 09:18
Amanek just have to go... cmon.. shots that he missed being a quote on quote 'team awper' just cant happen that often
2021-09-23 10:07
#113
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Germany X5ander
n1 one from my boyz !!
2021-09-23 13:02
1 reply
Since Xanti left BIG looking a lot better pretty solid team with Gaden
2021-09-23 14:50
G2 needs some honest AWPer asap who can make a difference Amanek missing a lot of easy shots imo it was the weakest point in general for G2 also Jackz isn't the Jackz we know dude is transparent nothing special recently
2021-09-23 14:48
4 replies
They need to kick JaCkz and hire Maka
2021-09-23 21:21
3 replies
I wouldn't say kick him Jackz is Jackz he's a good player, but make him visit the bench for a while would make him great again imo G2 are G2 after all we wouldn't recognize this team again if you kick one of those emblematic french pro players I mean benching Kenny was already dramatic especially for G2 fans don't think they would kick someone like Jackz as I said a bench would make him better
2021-09-24 20:27
2 replies
They need a sniper and JaCkz has been really underperforming lately
2021-10-07 23:34
1 reply
Benching him for a while would make him better in future
2021-10-08 03:31
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