BIG upset FaZe to win Roobet Cup

It was a closely fought final that went all the way to overtime in the third map, but the German squad triumphed.

BIG bested the odds to defeat FaZe 2-1 and win the inaugural Roobet Cup, taking their own pick of Dust2 16-13, losing Nuke 14-16, before bringing it home 19-17 on Mirage.

FaZe fell at the final hurdle of what was a resurgent event for the squad, whilst BIG reached the highest point of their general upward trend since adding Karim "⁠Krimbo⁠" Moussa and bringing Fatih "⁠gob b⁠" Dayik back into the fold as coach.

syrsoN dominated the final

FaZe, despite the loss, will be pleased to have rediscovered some level of form after struggling since the Major. As for BIG, they may be facing something of a dilemma themselves as they won this event with the recently demoted Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne performing admirably in place of Josef "⁠faveN⁠" Baumann, particularly in the final.

The series began with the BIG home map of Dust2, and the Germans showed everyone just why they are so well respected on it.

It was FaZe who, starting on the CT side, got themselves out to an early lead, taking the pistol and converting the second round before they then responded to a streak of three rounds from BIG by taking five of the next six, bringing the score to 7-4. It was at this point that the German’s well-constructed offence and the awakening of k1to combined to give BIG a convincing end to the half, taking an 8-7 lead into the second period, despite the impressive efforts of Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken.

A pistol victory and conversion put BIG in the driving seat and they duly delivered, comfortably repelling the FaZe offence in large part due to Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische’s AWPing to stretch their lead to 14-7 before their opponents could reply. Reply FaZe did, putting together rounds based on big multi-kills from their star players, a particularly crisp 1v2 from Twistzz included, getting to 13-15. Ultimately the comeback was squandered by a messy round that was almost lost to time, and BIG took the opening map 16-13.

Moving onto FaZe’s pick of Nuke it was once again the European squad who had a quick start, taking the pistol and running themselves convincingly up to a 6-2 lead, with BIG’s two rounds coming in an odd scenario where after winning a round they half-bought with five-sevens, and still managed to win the half-buy.

k1to performed well in place of faveN

BIG adjusted their defence, focusing more on getting syrsoN into the game AWPing yard and their sniper began to take over the map, the highlight of his play being a savvy 1v2 where he dropped his AWP to give a sound cue before mowing FaZe down with his sidearm. The Germans rode their AWPer’s success all the way to a half win, recovering their poor start to go into their T side with an 8-7 lead.

FaZe had a successful but costly start to their CT side, winning four rounds on the bounce but often with only one or two members alive, and so when BIG won their first it forced Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen and co. into an awkward economic situation.

BIG took full advantage to haul themselves back into contention, and suddenly they were finding far more success even when FaZe did get guns up; it looked like the German squad might complete the comeback, but eventually FaZe found the answer to their repeated upper hits and squeaked a 16-14 victory to take the series to Mirage.

As Mirage began it seemed that FaZe’s individuals had come alive, as after losing the pistol and follow-up the EU squad went on a run of winning 9 of 11 rounds, with Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool in particular looking much improved compared to prior maps. BIG managed to string together two at the end of the half to go into the second period 6-9 down, a decent score considering they appeared outclassed for much of their T side.

After a back-and-forth start to the final half of the match BIG settled into an imperious defence, with syrsoN’s AWP once again a key part of it, taking seven rounds in a row to put them on match point at 15-12. FaZe came alive with their backs against the wall, Twistzz and Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants in particular, and they managed to grab the final three rounds to force overtime.

The game ended in somewhat bizarre fashion, with the overtime punctuated by tech issues, but ultimately it was BIG who only needed a single OT to bring the game and trophy home, 19-17.

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Matchpage
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1
30th June 2022
16
Dust2
13
14
Nuke
16
19
Mirage
17
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
85 - 55 +30 81.5 1.33
69 - 61 +8 79.8 1.11
52 - 64 -12 66.6 0.96
56 - 67 -11 69.9 0.91
52 - 58 -6 59.0 0.86
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
79 - 59 +20 87.4 1.28
64 - 56 +8 71.6 1.06
65 - 64 +1 66.2 0.96
55 - 68 -13 72.8 0.95
42 - 69 -27 56.7 0.74

The final standings for the Roobet Cup are as follows:

1. Germany BIG ($150,000)
2. Europe FaZe ($50,000)
3-4. Denmark Astralis ($15,000)
3-4. Russia Cloud9 ($15,000)
5-8. Russia forZe ($5,000)
5-8. Europe ENCE ($5,000)
5-8. South America 9z ($5,000)
5-8. Turkey Eternal Fire ($5,000)
9-12. Brazil FURIA
9-12. Europe MOUZ
9-12. Europe OG
9-12. United States Complexity
13-16. Brazil Imperial
13-16. Russia Outsiders
13-16. Russia Entropiq
13-16. Spain Movistar Riders

Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1729
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
701
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1136
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
35
Team:
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
2018
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1262
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Germany Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1348
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1381
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Germany Karim 'Krimbo' Moussa
Karim 'Krimbo' Moussa
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
#1
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Denmark Peter537
unlucky for karrigan that BIG are BIG onliners
2022-06-30 23:27
34 replies
#16
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Germany aL1337
nt, but online cs is the future. soon no one will car about lan events anymore. it's 2022, hello?!
2022-06-30 23:33
13 replies
40% packet loss can't happen on lan
2022-06-30 23:41
6 replies
#89
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United Kingdom Enticles!
unlikely to happen, but technically possible. The same failures that cause packet loss online can happen on a LAN, although since there's much less equipment involved, the likelihood of it happening is much smaller.
2022-07-01 00:01
3 replies
Exponentially less equipment involved and entirely reliant on the internal network. There is no comparison here.
2022-07-01 00:23
2 replies
> beat Faze 3 times in a row > upset ??????
2022-07-01 01:27
1 reply
Look what you are replying to
2022-07-01 13:47
Still better then DHL
2022-07-01 07:33
1 reply
never lost a packet from dhl
2022-07-01 08:42
#59
NEO | 
Europe chespiZ
karrylan is much better
2022-06-30 23:42
#83
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Denmark Peter537
can't tell if you're joking after what I have seen on HLTV, I sure hope so, otherwise, I will just say flag and flair
2022-06-30 23:57
i can't tell if you're trolling or not, but flag and flare make me think you are actually that stupid
2022-07-01 09:30
#158
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Sweden shirre
Events without an audience are extremely boring
2022-07-01 10:31
Gross, Opinion Discarded
2022-07-01 14:09
Online tournaments has been a thing for many many years, and its basically the same gameplay compared to lan now a days. But the excitement, the vibe, the feeling and the spectators can never be reproduced in an online environment.
2022-07-02 03:03
thx for ur brilliant opinion Peter!
2022-06-30 23:28
1 reply
#66
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Denmark Peter537
thx YellowDude!
2022-06-30 23:44
imagine being the best team in the world and losing to onliners twice
2022-06-30 23:30
1 reply
they also lost to BIG on last LAN RMR :p
2022-06-30 23:35
so why did they get 2-0'd by big on lan?
2022-06-30 23:35
6 replies
#60
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United States Phanji
i forgot they existed until that match and was like oh yeah they are a team, then they won and copium said probably not many vods to help study against them compared to them having pro league and parts of kato to study
2022-06-30 23:42
2 replies
+1 faze is always flying under the radar, I was surprised seeing them in the final of roobet
2022-06-30 23:52
1 reply
Faze is flying under the radar? Your radar must be broken mate
2022-07-01 13:55
Faze always lose to BIG, its just nature
2022-06-30 23:58
#94
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Denmark Peter537
not to take anything away from that win, I don't think they would've 2-0'd or even won against Faze if it was on a stage with a crowd, but who knows, it's all speculation until it happens
2022-07-01 00:04
#144
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
+1
2022-07-01 07:22
#56
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Yugoslavia Acceb
Is it an upset if faze are shit?
2022-06-30 23:40
6 replies
#76
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Denmark Peter537
unlucky for karrigan his team couldn't get the win after his goated 42.0 - 69 score
2022-06-30 23:51
1 reply
#103
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Yugoslavia Acceb
Dw he'll always have his now discontinued clothing line
2022-07-01 00:36
I mean BIG also upset C9... they've just had a pretty good few days overall
2022-06-30 23:53
3 replies
#188
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Sweden slyde123
A logical take on HLTV? Crazy.
2022-07-01 22:48
2 replies
I try to be unbiased and take things as I see them... intelligent discussion is always the best way to find common ground, not flaming and trolling
2022-07-02 01:12
1 reply
#195
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Sweden slyde123
Well said
2022-07-05 20:03
nt they also lost against them on lan
2022-07-01 00:01
+1
2022-07-01 00:03
FAZE ERA NEVER EXISTED AND NEVER WILL
2022-06-30 23:27
5 replies
What era?
2022-07-01 00:10
water is wet
2022-07-01 04:12
+1 TEXAS
2022-07-01 06:01
+1 BIG era is eternal.
2022-07-01 17:10
+1 LuL
2022-07-02 05:59
ez
2022-06-30 23:27
1st lul
2022-06-30 23:27
#5
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Germany Gundobert
sryson god
2022-06-30 23:27
2 replies
Srry son :D
2022-07-01 01:54
#151
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Other Awimawe
Onliner
2022-07-01 08:40
Godson
2022-06-30 23:30
#7
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Croatia Esketite
Ez
2022-06-30 23:27
#8
paz | 
Turkey emr111
SYRSON +30 K/D diff
2022-06-30 23:28
6 replies
95 rounds... not even close to best players
2022-06-30 23:32
5 replies
#51
paz | 
Turkey emr111
what could he do more? +30 kd diff cannot be underestimated against the top 1 team at the moment
2022-06-30 23:38
3 replies
#186
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Poland Hellp3r
+1
2022-07-01 22:27
they r not top1
2022-07-02 14:34
1 reply
#194
paz | 
Turkey emr111
faze?
2022-07-02 19:08
#187
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Poland Hellp3r
Be basically won them mirage...
2022-07-01 22:27
#9
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England Jerry2805
Stand in era
2022-06-30 23:28
1 reply
+1
2022-06-30 23:43
#10
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Germany aL1337
ez
2022-06-30 23:28
upset?
2022-06-30 23:28
Deserved gg
2022-06-30 23:28
definition of onliners
2022-06-30 23:28
Deserved, SyrsoN GOD
2022-06-30 23:28
Ez
2022-06-30 23:28
#18
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Germany EZ_for_BIG
Very EZ
2022-06-30 23:28
BOGO
2022-06-30 23:29
#20
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United States Flyin69er
syrson onliner
2022-06-30 23:29
#21
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Germany DerBorgi
BIG will go far in Cologne. Mark my words.
2022-06-30 23:29
5 replies
#64
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United Kingdom lancelott
LAN event so probs out in groups
2022-06-30 23:44
3 replies
sadly probably true but maybe this is a boost in team confidence in general
2022-06-30 23:52
2 replies
I am willing to believe that the roobet performance is the fruits of the preparation BIG was talking about coming into the ESL Cologne in front of the home crowd. I mean when they get a LAN right it must be this one and maybe that's why they beat FaZe and Cloud9. But that's just theory and we know how fast things can go wrong especially with the competition being so high-level right now. They could get eliminated by Astralis, Entropiq or something and nobody would remember.
2022-07-01 14:30
1 reply
Yeah I agree, lets hope they give us a good show and prove any doubters wrong :)
2022-07-01 15:23
germans on lan? i arent think that
2022-07-01 02:34
gg BIG! also wp k1to <3
2022-06-30 23:29
Did Syrson smile at least? I closed the stream almost instantly, only saw happy krimbo and tabsen
2022-06-30 23:30
6 replies
Syrson can't smile due his genetic problems. I'm pretty sure Tabsen mention this in last interview
2022-06-30 23:31
5 replies
wtf, didn't know about that
2022-06-30 23:33
1 reply
I'm just messing with u 😃 He always keeps emotions while being on camera.
2022-07-01 00:20
Bro , Tabsen is always trolling onstream.
2022-06-30 23:37
#65
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Argentina WaSTe_D
what genetic problems? what?
2022-06-30 23:44
1 reply
Having 1 ball
2022-07-01 17:40
Ez money,but tournament was 3.22
2022-06-30 23:29
I just click this article so its faded out like the rest
2022-06-30 23:29
#27
JW | 
Sweden bakish
GodsoN kept my fantasy alive all the way, what a champ
2022-06-30 23:30
#28
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Europe tweekzter
Sympathic win. Always nice to see humble teams win over superstar ensembles.
2022-06-30 23:30
1 reply
+1 Based. (I'm a delusional BIG fan doe.)
2022-07-01 17:15
Another online trophy
2022-06-30 23:30
#30
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Romania Pecea
BUG CLAN>CHOKE CLAN
2022-06-30 23:30
#31
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Austria Kaklo2705
What a game. really nice finale
2022-06-30 23:30
deserved!
2022-06-30 23:30
#34
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San Marino Loyuu
Happy for big, i like this team
2022-06-30 23:31
I hope this win, even if it’s online, brings back some more of their confidence. I‘m sure they needed that. Congratulations BIG!
2022-06-30 23:32
KitoN very underrated player, every1 only sees Syrson
2022-06-30 23:33
Onliners with better ping in boot camp in Berlin vs FaZe just puging it out in their living rooms all over Europe with worse ping and less care. Congrats, these dumb online tournaments need to stop, honestly not that great and seeing it was just a huge ad.
2022-06-30 23:33
8 replies
3 of them were not even at the bootcamp? lol
2022-06-30 23:35
4 replies
#45
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Germany aL1337
cool name :D
2022-06-30 23:36
Really? I’m still curious where the gaming server was though. Who had better ping, cloud9 mentioned at one point they had terrible internet. I honestly dislike online tournaments for this fact alone.
2022-06-30 23:37
2 replies
yeah I saw k1to, syrson and tizian at their home desks. No idea about the ping issues but it's the reality for the past 2 years, not too much you can really do idk. I'm assuming the server was in Belgrade where they hosted from? no idea where c9 is playing from
2022-06-30 23:43
1 reply
If it really was in Belgrade then that would have been god damned awful for all parties
2022-06-30 23:50
Nobody deny faze to play from German bootcamp. If they wanna play this way cry to them.
2022-07-01 06:18
Hahaha the cope about BIG beating faze again, this time online. LOL It really is BIGs' fault that they are better prepared and more professional AND GOT A BETTER RESULT WITH LESS MONEY INVESTED. BIG haters are so pathetic. LOL in allcaps.
2022-07-01 17:20
1 reply
Calm down fanboy I’m not a BiG hater, it’s still a meaningless online tournament. Go perform like this on LAN, probably will never happen. Onliners.
2022-07-01 21:56
k1to esports
2022-06-30 23:34
Syrson>>>Simple in online actually
2022-06-30 23:36
Top teams really went and played a tournament called roobet cup, crazy stuff
2022-06-30 23:40
Faze OMEGALUL
2022-06-30 23:40
faze era
2022-06-30 23:40
1 reply
2022-07-01 00:38
online cheaters win bitcoin scam cup
2022-06-30 23:43
"upset" lmao
2022-06-30 23:45
So many mad bettors and Germany haters is funny
2022-06-30 23:45
1 reply
i feel like hltv users and csgo viewers nowadays are 80% gambling addicted cry babies :D so sad what this scene has become
2022-07-01 09:10
GoBig
2022-06-30 23:47
onliners are always onliners
2022-06-30 23:47
k1to was the solution!
2022-06-30 23:49
Lmao lost to stand in
2022-06-30 23:55
This top 1 team that can’t win anything LOL xDDDDDD
2022-06-30 23:55
3 replies
They already won 3 S-tier events this year, what's Your point?
2022-06-30 23:58
2 replies
these kids have short memory
2022-07-01 04:13
They can’t win anything after Major, that’s the point and they didn’t win 3 tournaments as top 1.
2022-07-01 14:54
nice but syrsonliners
2022-06-30 23:57
#86
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Brazil shockDEawp
Karrigan 42/69... Omegalul so bad
2022-06-30 23:58
Syrson +30 damn Only possible online tho
2022-06-30 23:58
online clan winning their only tournament of the year lol
2022-07-01 00:00
flukest top 1 team ever , but ... let's not forget it's ROOBET cup guys
2022-07-01 00:07
#99
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African Union mikecool
Ggs
2022-07-01 00:24
syrson is an onliner.. but having said that "#1 team" shouldn't lose such easy tournaments.. especially with no Na`Vi and C9 (being knocked out) FaZe = FaKe/FluKe/JoKe Clan.
2022-07-01 00:29
So faven kicked already?
2022-07-01 00:31
Everbody are talking about syrson's performance but they are missing twistz. He had better performance than previous lan tournaments that means he is a onliner? Of course not. He was good today like syrson. This isn't meaning they are "onliner"
2022-07-01 00:32
Onliner syrson made some quick cash from home. I didnt expect anything less from him))
2022-07-01 00:40
milk cup
2022-07-01 00:50
#109
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Brazil Anarchybr
I thought that BIG played good only against BR teams but it seems that they can upset great teams as well, at least on online events. Let’s see if they can keep up this great form on LAN events too. RIP FaZe era
2022-07-01 01:07
#110
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Finland AliSabid
Onliners strike again
2022-07-01 01:10
So it’s true, pros can’t cheat on LAN..🤣
2022-07-01 01:21
Congratulations to Big, well deserved!
2022-07-01 01:21
#114
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Brazil GabriaTz
FAZE Worst top 1 ever !
2022-07-01 01:36
Expected from onliners
2022-07-01 01:42
they really are washed
2022-07-01 01:54
Lol
2022-07-01 02:23
Why does every team play d2 against Big, when nobody can beat them on that map
2022-07-01 02:26
3 replies
Navi beat them last event
2022-07-01 04:22
1 reply
luck
2022-07-01 15:35
Because they study BIG on dust 2 and think they know enough to beat them.
2022-07-01 19:05
#122
jks | 
Australia FA1TLE
BIG deserve this win 👏
2022-07-01 02:41
GG BIG Congratz BIGwith GOLD Medal Congratz FaZe with SILVER Medal Congratz Cloud9/Astralis with BRONZE Medal Too good!
2022-07-01 02:42
hard to lose when ur awper just +30 lmao ez 4 BIG
2022-07-01 03:30
#128
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Faroe Islands Lcebaby
O N L I N E Bug back to trash in Cologne
2022-07-01 04:12
nice +150k lets go
2022-07-01 04:56
#133
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Brazil hugoooo
Gaules has been saying this for over a month, and it's probably true: this FaZe is the worst #1 team ever (not counting EG one-week era of course)
2022-07-01 05:01
k1to difference
2022-07-01 05:06
xD FAZE lost to BIG in LAN and ONLINE . BIG is really the Kryptonite for FAZE in any tournaments xD xD xD
2022-07-01 05:20
1 reply
GobB the coach of BIG was former team mate of Karrigan. He was IGL of Karrigan in 1.6 times in mousesports
2022-07-01 10:46
"upset"
2022-07-01 05:21
Hahhaa let's fucking go BIG
2022-07-01 05:57
Winning something for 5 years! Congr.
2022-07-01 06:03
1 reply
Big won more and bigger events in 2 years than g2 7 years
2022-07-01 06:20
not an upset :)
2022-07-01 06:28
germany best onliner country
2022-07-01 06:39
#150
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Germany X5ander
my BIG boyz with the next title, i love it. Good luck for Cologne :-)
2022-07-01 08:17
#154
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France Diodele
finally big get some title
2022-07-01 09:16
I like Big finally won a tournament, surprised they managed to win Faze and mabois, gg wp
2022-07-01 09:33
lmfao
2022-07-01 09:38
#160
 | 
Poland Tongus
Rooscam Cup 2022
2022-07-01 10:53
#161
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Germany sneeer
gg!
2022-07-01 10:58
Big winning an ONLINE event I'm not surprise
2022-07-01 11:20
Ez. 3 Times in a row now Faze lost to "Onliners" Ez faze era was literally 1 day hahahaha EZ for BIG
2022-07-01 12:07
1 reply
big didnt even have era lmao faze at least had few week era
2022-07-02 07:40
Will see the rash BIG at cologne losing and going home soon Bookmark this someone please. We ask one it’s online and Faze uses this tour just for practice
2022-07-01 12:38
ok
2022-07-01 12:40
#166
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Australia rationale
k1to single-handedly won them Dust 2. It's great he's found his form, not great he's benched. I guess he will stay on Big's bench for years (as a substitute) and then retire.
2022-07-01 12:48
BIG being called onliners (not necessarily untrue) and going out quickly in Cologne, possibly. However FaZe will also get shat on if they run into NaVi or any other top 6 team that is in form. Congratulations to BIG, deserved win.
2022-07-01 13:58
GGWP, tough one for FaZe, something isn't working, but I'm happy that BIG gets a trophy, I like this team, they play really solid CS.
2022-07-01 16:17
BIG win for BIG. ggwp everyone. \ ( ♥ _ ♥ ) /
2022-07-01 16:47
1 reply
+1
2022-07-01 18:55
People say BIG won because online. I say Faze lost because no crowd cheat.
2022-07-01 19:10
Karrigan is so bad
2022-07-01 19:23
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