k1to to play IEM Cologne as faveN remains sidelined

The Germans will be using the same roster that won the Roobet Cup at the upcoming event.

BIG will be utilizing their current academy player Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne for the fourth consecutive event as the organization has confirmed that Josef "⁠faveN⁠" Baumann has not recovered in time for IEM Cologne. Playing on home soil, the German outfit will therefore have the same five-man lineup that won the $250,000 Roobet Cup over FaZe this week.

k1to was fielded as a substitute at the Pinnacle Cup Championship, where he replaced COVID-struck Karim "⁠Krimbo⁠" Moussa, and then did the same at BLAST in Lisbon where he stood behind the squad in place of Fatih "⁠gob b⁠" Dayik. For the Roobet Cup and at the upcoming IEM Cologne, k1to takes the place of 22-year-old faveN.

k1to's run in the main squad continues

faveN spoke about his issues on Twitter, claiming on June 27th that he has "abdominal influenza" and three days later adding that there "seems like there is no end in sight" to his illness as he is still struggling with, among other things, stomach cramps and sleep.

While playing without faveN is a hit for BIG on paper, "Die Mannschaft" has proven to be no pushovers with former main-squad member k1to as well. The 23-year-old was relegated to the academy team earlier this year but showed his potential in the grand final of the aforementioned Roobet Cup when he posted a 1.11 rating against the world No. 1.

BIG have the following lineup for IEM Cologne:

Germany Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz
Germany Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch
Germany Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische
Germany Karim "⁠Krimbo⁠" Moussa
Germany Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne

Germany Fatih "⁠gob b⁠" Dayik (coach)

Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1729
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1947
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1764
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Germany Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1348
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
35
Team:
Germany Karim 'Krimbo' Moussa
Karim 'Krimbo' Moussa
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1264
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
#1
oSee | 
Canada RelayS
K1to gang gang
2022-07-03 16:07
3 replies
k1to >>> faveN Even despite the buff "N"
2022-07-03 16:30
2 replies
#61
oSee | 
Canada RelayS
Bearded k1to > babybeard faven
2022-07-03 18:18
No, nothing is greater than the N buff, Krimbo name change then BIG become top team
2022-07-03 23:01
biggest transfer in germany for this
2022-07-03 16:08
12 replies
cant help it if the mans ill
2022-07-03 16:11
11 replies
device moment
2022-07-03 16:20
9 replies
3 replies
k1to poisoned him?
2022-07-03 16:33
1 reply
I guess he has jaundice but not to sure
2022-07-03 16:48
#98
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Romania Andreyl33t
Is the guy half russian half kazakh?
2022-07-04 12:35
No…not even slightly comporable.
2022-07-03 17:26
2 replies
yes exactly, device is the past and k1to is the future
2022-07-03 21:34
1 reply
2022-07-05 17:14
#84
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Denmark baitpolice
faven is actually sick devve just wants to go back to astralis
2022-07-04 00:47
#89
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Germany mrzxea_cs
At least faven is communicating with his fans and doesnt just dissapear for a year.
2022-07-04 01:02
True
2022-07-03 17:26
ez number 1
2022-07-03 16:09
6 man roster strikes again
2022-07-03 16:09
sad for faveN but i'm happy for k1to, he deserved it really. k1to is good guy. recover well faveN!
2022-07-03 16:10
4 replies
+1
2022-07-03 16:15
#28
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North America barosielle
+1
2022-07-03 16:30
+1
2022-07-03 19:02
you mean Kaaa1too? I love it when s1mple calls him like that in FPL :D
2022-07-04 16:59
first game even easier for order))
2022-07-03 16:10
1 reply
#41
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Germany Gundobert
good one
2022-07-03 16:54
gl k1to, nice player. GL BIG!
2022-07-03 16:12
k1to maybe best aimer, but not best player (jw best)
2022-07-03 16:13
Understandable Have a nice day
2022-07-03 16:14
K1to gonna play like god and get spot on the main roster and then gonna suck for rest of the year i can see it already!
2022-07-03 16:15
4 replies
+1 he plays two good maps. his skill is gone for this year. @faven: how can you have such an incredibly bad immune system? Ridiculous. Just bite in ur own ass and play.
2022-07-03 20:16
3 replies
like u would perform on the necessary level when u feel like dying
2022-07-03 21:06
#95
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Germany LANDWHALE
"Abdominal Influenza" just sounds shitty imo and doesn't really scream "bad immune system". If you would happen to get a serious illness by chance would you be happy if someone would blame you in this way?
2022-07-04 09:40
1 reply
that are his words
2022-07-05 10:30
big using an actual 6 men roster
2022-07-03 16:15
to whoever wrote this article. no one is calling BIG "Die Mannschaft" No one is even calling the german national team "Die Mannschaft" Die Mannschaft was a term implemented by woke people to eradicate the term "national" from the name of the national team. Please do not use this term ever again. Thank you.
2022-07-03 16:16
23 replies
Yeah I really hate when politics seeps into sports it ruins the experience.
2022-07-03 16:19
it's true, no one uses that term in germany. it's only ever used by foreign media.
2022-07-03 16:23
#27
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Equatorial Guinea Karlheinz
+1
2022-07-03 16:26
+1
2022-07-03 16:32
+1
2022-07-03 16:48
+1
2022-07-03 17:26
+1
2022-07-03 18:11
+1
2022-07-03 18:12
was that really the reason? I thought it was just a cringy pr idea
2022-07-03 18:42
3 replies
No, that was not the reason. PR wanted a slogan like the "Equipe tricole", "Three lions", "Squadra Azzurra" etc. Therefore the fans could make proposals and afterwards there was a PUBLIC VOTING won by "Die Mannschaft". So the name is not "woke" "to eradicate the term "national"" but democratic! spacesur4er probably is not a fan of democratic decisions.
2022-07-03 20:41
2 replies
#74
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Germany HOFF1
There was a public voting? Really can't remember that at all. There recently was a poll that showed 75% hate the term so i don't know which ppl supposedly voted for it. I thought it was chosen because foreign people were already calling our national team die mannschaft before Bierhoff made it the official term.
2022-07-03 21:18
1 reply
People hate the term because they hate Bierhoff, hate the DFB and hate PR was involved into stipulating the term. I don't see why "Die Mannschaft" would be a bad term at all. Foreigners didnt call the team "Die Mannschaft". There simply was no international term. So the term wasnt 'imported' but 'exported' for better commercialization.
2022-07-04 00:40
noone calls it like that true but u made up the rest
2022-07-03 21:09
The term comes mainly from foreign english speaking media who use it for the german national football team, alluding to marketing terms like Das Auto by Volkswagen. Later the German Football Association used it themselves as marketing. Your wokeness theory is pretty far-fetched.
2022-07-03 21:19
3 replies
its DIE NATIONALMANNSCHAFT always has been. Foreign speaking media = Wokes National media trying to adapt to foreign media = wokes dont want wokes in my country its DIE NATIONALMANNSCHAFT nothing else
2022-07-04 00:42
2 replies
#88
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Germany mrzxea_cs
"Die Mannschaft" is literally on the shirt of the 2014 World cup. It was literally used for marketing xD.
2022-07-04 01:00
They've been called like that way before wokism was even a thing. And the way I see it is more a convenient thing for the commentators a diminutive : Mannschaft is short to not say the ''Nationalmannschaft'' each and every time. Same way they say '' Squaddra '' we don't need them to specify which squaddra as it is obviously referring to the Italian team. Same with '' Les Bleus '' et cetera...
2022-07-04 01:52
#87
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Germany mrzxea_cs
+1
2022-07-04 00:59
+1
2022-07-04 07:21
#96
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Germany LANDWHALE
It's marketing. Not the DFBs problem that you see eeeevil lefitists everywhere in your life. Get help.
2022-07-04 09:42
3 replies
you are part of the wokesters good job
2022-07-04 13:03
2 replies
#103
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Germany LANDWHALE
That's not even an English sentence
2022-07-04 14:40
1 reply
? learn to read
2022-07-04 15:00
EZ4BIG
2022-07-03 16:16
#17
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United States Illusi0n1g
Let's go BIG !!
2022-07-03 16:17
#18
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
2 players without N now, no chance for big now
2022-07-03 16:17
8 replies
Yeah I've been saying for awhile now that if BIG want to hit super saiyan level Krimbo needs to change his name to KrimboN but no one listens.
2022-07-03 16:23
1 reply
You mean super saiyaN?
2022-07-03 18:33
yeah but 3 players with 'N's and 2 players starting with 'K' and ending with 'o'
2022-07-03 16:30
2 replies
It's like a poker combination
2022-07-03 16:43
1 reply
#57
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United Kingdom novaseer
but 4 of a kind > full house
2022-07-03 17:37
Or get rid off the N Tabse Tizia Syrso okay sounds more like a female team
2022-07-03 17:27
2 replies
lol, Tabse the old Schankmaid
2022-07-03 18:34
#65
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
XDD
2022-07-03 18:49
#19
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Spain moorakami
k1to > faven anyway, glad for big
2022-07-03 16:18
3 replies
No
2022-07-03 16:31
I’d prefer a FaveN that’ll put up consistent ratings than a k1to who’ll post a 2 rating one map and then bomb the rest of the series.
2022-07-03 17:10
1 reply
+1
2022-07-03 20:25
big might have a chance now
2022-07-03 16:21
#25
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Finland AliSabid
rip their last pits of chances
2022-07-03 16:24
Sad but hopefully k1to can preform, I hope faveN gets well soon
2022-07-03 16:25
deserved for his performance at roobet good luck BIG!
2022-07-03 16:46
abusing stand in meta, smart
2022-07-03 16:47
1 reply
#86
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Germany mrzxea_cs
Ig after Roobet cup teams will know what to expect, but since its on LAN their expectations are probably too high.
2022-07-04 00:58
Who is gonna play if Krimbo gets sick?
2022-07-03 16:54
4 replies
chrisJ
2022-07-03 16:58
Lenz Kappa Might be godB
2022-07-03 17:29
tizians mom
2022-07-03 21:12
Probably sin or prosus from BIG Academy. Since the tournament is in Cologne it would be pretty painless to get the player to the event.
2022-07-03 21:36
oh god please... Die Mannschaft is a fucking CRINGE Slogan only used by Oliver Bierhoff and a few People nobody cares about
2022-07-03 17:10
ez
2022-07-03 17:12
Mr Inconsistent. Good to see him have one more chance, interesting if they make for example semi-final here will they keep him or what will happen, GL BIG!
2022-07-03 17:20
#48
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United States zovint
It seems like pro players are always ill for so long. If it's something more than a fever or flu, I understand, but I believe there is an association between CSGO pros and prolonged illness.
2022-07-03 17:23
3 replies
Valve really did an oopsie when they effectively banned 6 man rosters. Substitutions would relieve a lot of stress from players me thinks. You either do or die as a pro, 24/7/365.
2022-07-03 21:53
#85
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Germany mrzxea_cs
Yeah thats perfect American logic right here. I see 3-4 csgo T1 pros go sick for over 2 weeks ---> Every csgo pro is always ill for an unusual time.
2022-07-04 00:56
1 reply
#91
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United States zovint
lol flag
2022-07-04 02:30
Who calls BIG "Die Mannschaft" it is a cringe marketingslogan. News is from prof?? I expected more but the guy is obv very stressed atm. So this time the Jermans will forgive him.
2022-07-03 17:28
GL BIG
2022-07-03 17:30
Amanek pt2
2022-07-03 18:07
#70
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Aruba defoliant
abdominal influence and dirivatives from it is a very nasty thing i experienced myself. Get well, faven. Maybe its better for BIG since they won roobert cup with kito playing decent cs.
2022-07-03 20:42
Get well faveN men. <3 Good luck k1to and the mens!!! "faveN spoke about his issues on Twitter, claiming on June 27th that he has and three days later adding that there to his illness as he is still struggling with [...]" That he has what? How do I read this sentence?
2022-07-03 21:51
#94
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Austria doMK0
All the best, get well soon faven. Like gob b said in the interview, kito is super professional and a stellar standin, big thumbs up, would be an absolute shame if he wants to transfer out of the big org in a summer shuffle. Colder climate might be more challenging again with covid in a few months, a 6 man roster with that kinda quality would be an insane insurance, like the last few weeks proved for BIG. I still don't understand how at least 6 player rosters is not possible in CS:GO.
2022-07-04 07:42
#101
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Germany X5ander
why in Fantasy no K1to? Some guys maybe pick faven, WTF?
2022-07-04 13:04
k1to Gang Gang
2022-07-04 14:34
-k1to -Krimbo +k1toN +KrimboN EZ TOP 5
2022-07-04 15:42
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