Outsiders through to IEM Cologne group stage over BIG

Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali's side become the third team to secure their spot in the main event.

Outsiders have advanced to the group stage of IEM Cologne on their first try, claiming a successful 2-0 victory over BIG in the upper bracket following wins on Inferno and Dust2 to become the third team to qualify after Heroic and Spirit made it through earlier in the day.

The loss is a disappointment for BIG as they have failed to convert the momentum from winning the Roobet Cup over FaZe just one week prior, but Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz's men still have another opportunity to advance via the lower bracket, where they will face the winner of the elimination match between Complexity and Astralis.

Outsiders put a halt to a pair of comebacks from BIG to win 2-0

BIG were the ones to take an early lead on Outsiders' map pick of Inferno, recovering a pair of 3vs5 situations to get off to a 4-1 CT start. From there though, they were quickly left looking out of sorts, rarely in control of the pace of the map as Jame and company pushed up to a 9-6 lead by halftime. A flawless pistol round further helped extend that lead, momentum from the win converting into a four-round spree and a 13-6 scoreline in Outsiders' favor.

It was pistols from BIG that put a halt to that run of rounds, and the German team made a strong case to steal away the map as they began to gain ground on the attack. A handful of late round situations only narrowly failed to go the way of Outsiders as BIG closed the gap to 13-12, but that comeback effort was put to a halt at the final hurdle as the Russian team pulled their defense together to edge out victory, 16-13.

A pistol win into a three-round head start gave BIG the early edge on Dust2, with them then coming out on top of a back-and-forth battle to push up to a 6-3 lead. That would prove to be all they could get in the half though as Outsiders seized control of the map, BIG's lead rapidly dwindling as Jame's troops carried momentum into the second half by winning twelve rounds straight to hit match point. With their backs against the wall, BIG fought to keep themselves in contention and managed to win seven rounds in a row, but again were halted just ahead of forcing overtime as Outsiders secured another 16-13 win to take the series.

Germany
Matchpage
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5th July 2022
13
Inferno
16
13
Dust2
16
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
32 - 39 -7 77.9 0.96
34 - 36 -2 64.9 0.93
29 - 34 -5 55.6 0.85
29 - 40 -11 57.0 0.77
34 - 46 -12 57.6 0.74
 Outsiders K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
47 - 33 +14 84.9 1.29
39 - 35 +4 76.0 1.21
32 - 24 +8 57.0 1.16
37 - 32 +5 69.3 1.14
38 - 36 +2 77.2 1.08
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1185
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1950
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
congrats
2022-07-05 21:37
1 reply
cant win orgless team with 2 replacements
2022-07-06 02:27
#2
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Latvia YungPan666
yekindar was the problem???
2022-07-05 21:38
7 replies
#4
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Poland matolep
yes
2022-07-05 21:38
BIG threw, not like VP were playing lights out today
2022-07-05 21:43
4 replies
#24
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Faroe Islands v_v
flag
2022-07-05 21:56
#26
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United States Trotzdem21
flag + flair combo, rip germany
2022-07-05 22:02
1 reply
i am fan of kebabs just not when they put on this damn red spice on it even though i said NO SPICE! OHNE SCHARF! I cannot handle the heat because of my european ancestry
2022-07-06 03:47
big just onliners jajaajaj
2022-07-05 22:04
no
2022-07-05 21:45
#3
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Poland matolep
GG
2022-07-05 21:38
#5
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Russia maugli37
Onliners XD
2022-07-05 21:39
big on lan? i arent think that
2022-07-05 21:39
Would be so sad, if BIG doesnt make it to the stage in this event - otherwise all hopes on Sprout
2022-07-05 21:39
Never doubt my boy
2022-07-05 21:40
#9
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Netherlands daboiii
they can never play with a full roster so sad
2022-07-05 21:42
Choke Clan at it again :D Smol Onlan:D
2022-07-05 21:42
Big simply cannot into LAN
2022-07-05 21:42
Fl1t saved dust2 for outsiders, but decision to push 1 on by 1 from BIG was really stupid, should have waited for post-plant and then retake together.
2022-07-05 21:43
this is normal BUG clan on LAN event, also check syrsoN's home PC, it's not normal to be two different players
2022-07-05 21:44
#15
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Romania Pecea
nice try, threw on last round
2022-07-05 21:44
BIG wont make it to the main event - they need some change, 80mil + population and this shit show is the best german cs can produce lol
2022-07-05 21:44
1 reply
ofc they wont they gonna lose to dead astralis on LAN HAHAAHA
2022-07-05 21:46
paid by the round strikes again
2022-07-05 21:45
LAN and big 2 different friends
2022-07-05 21:46
Should be an easy mop up for them over Astralis
2022-07-05 21:49
#22
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Kazakhstan aominekaz_
big on lan = small
2022-07-05 21:49
BIG what a bunch of onlines jeeesus
2022-07-05 21:52
#25
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Sweden skorpan
Why is big soooo bad at lan? What’s the reason? By now it must mean that they or some of them atleast are cheating online?
2022-07-05 22:00
Expected from pros
2022-07-05 22:18
getting knocked out at the group stage ig
2022-07-05 22:27
#30
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Denmark nunz1o
Big on LAN always the same shit just after winning online tournament vs faze lmao
2022-07-06 00:23
SMALL can't win on lan
2022-07-06 02:47
BIG Onliners strike again
2022-07-06 10:14
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