BIG invited to Elisa Masters Espoo

The $200,000 Finnish tournament set to take place shortly following the conclusion of the IEM Rio Major has its third team.

BIG have been announced as the second team directly invited to participate in Elisa Masters Espoo, taking place from November 16-20.

The German squad will join 11 other teams at the Espoo event, including ENCE, the other team invited so far, and HEET, who secured their spot following a victory in the Elisa Invitational Spring tournament in early July.

BIG will play at the Espoo event in mid-November

Six more participants will be determined via direct invitations, while the remaining three will earn their spot through other Elisa-organized events, including the currently ongoing Elisa Invitational Fall.

Currently 15th in the world, BIG are the highest-ranked name on the list so far. The German squad has endured a period of turmoil in the past few months as they had to deal with several bouts of illnesses and played multiple tournaments with substitutes in place of Josef "⁠faveN⁠" Baumann and Karim "⁠Krimbo⁠" Moussa.

In August, the team brought Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne back into the main roster from the academy team to replace long-standing member Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch.

Before participating in the Espoo tournament, BIG will attend the European Regional Major Ranking event in Malta, and if they qualify, the IEM Rio Major. At the RMR, the team will once again have to utilize a substitute, their academy team's star rifler Elias "⁠s1n⁠" Stein, due to faveN being sidelined by another sickness.

The following three teams are now confirmed to attend the Finnish tournament:

Europe ENCE
France HEET
Germany BIG

Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1770
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Germany Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1365
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Germany Elias 's1n' Stein
Elias 's1n' Stein
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
237
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
Germany Karim 'Krimbo' Moussa
Karim 'Krimbo' Moussa
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
372
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1292
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
#2
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France teamflash
zamn
2022-10-03 16:01
onliners
2022-10-03 16:02
Big oof
2022-10-03 16:02
Invite an onliner team to LAN event KEKW
2022-10-03 16:03
14 replies
Dude, EF is not a LAN team too. Dont forget that when you make fun of "onliner" teams.
2022-10-03 16:06
13 replies
I didnt say EF was LAN team also its true big is biggest onliner team
2022-10-03 16:08
2 replies
#45
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Germany EZ_for_BIG
watch them win rio major
2022-10-03 16:57
1 reply
#47
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Europe dooddi
s1n has too many sins, bad karma
2022-10-03 17:03
#21
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France teamflash
lmao EF has beaten the epl finalists on lan
2022-10-03 16:11
9 replies
#27
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United States 1Tuurtle
EF>Liquid EG>EF EG top 1 team ez
2022-10-03 16:13
We has beaten Faze on Lan
2022-10-03 16:14
6 replies
Rmr lmaooo
2022-10-03 16:30
5 replies
Lost to EG ON LAN KEKW
2022-10-03 16:32
4 replies
3 replies
8 titles in the last 2 years bro, this is a fight you cant win brotha
2022-10-03 16:50
2 replies
Sorry bit those titles go to xantares. He carried the big all time
2022-10-03 17:36
1 reply
I meant Nafany bro
2022-10-03 17:58
#57
hades | 
North America minte
and yet they still didn't win the event, funny how that works
2022-10-03 18:08
lets go big
2022-10-03 16:04
invite Eternal Firee too thanks
2022-10-03 16:04
2 replies
#61
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Finland DankQ
No invite for Turkish since they are delaying Finlands join to NATO. Xantares is an exception so he can come if wants.
2022-10-03 18:57
#73
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Finland 5way
Didn't they fail to qualify? If they already failed in the qualifier they wont be invited
2022-10-04 05:47
ok
2022-10-03 16:05
Finally a tournament we have a Chance to win yippie
2022-10-03 16:05
2 replies
#49
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Germany X5ander
Thats a little bit true. In that tournament BiG has a realistic Chance. In the Big Ones (EPL, Blast, Major) a win would be a small miracle. :P so for a title thats a nice tournament.
2022-10-03 17:36
YIPPIE fortnite and cola!!!
2022-10-03 21:50
who cares
2022-10-03 16:07
1 reply
#16
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Japan esy
Every BIG fan you toxic little thing
2022-10-03 16:08
#13
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Germany Jonaah
nice
2022-10-03 16:07
Ok
2022-10-03 16:07
#18
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Nepal Ekadeshcs
Please invite an asian team ty.
2022-10-03 16:08
5 replies
#19
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Finland Palomies
Ok
2022-10-03 16:09
1 reply
Fireman Sami is eggless.... He is our hero!!
2022-10-09 23:29
#30
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England pumk1n1
+1
2022-10-03 16:18
Ok we invited AVANGAR
2022-10-03 20:35
Working on it.
2022-10-03 21:55
200.000$...?
2022-10-03 16:12
#23
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Sweden 7emod
Cool
2022-10-03 16:12
why does it feel like faven has the weakest immune system in the world, it feels like the mf is bed ridden if he eats a tiny piece of a rotten apple, jeez.
2022-10-03 16:13
3 replies
#51
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Germany X5ander
Thats really Bad yes. He has to go to a Doctor, Who hopefully can Help him. Not normal, that a young guy, miss so many matches because of illness
2022-10-03 17:37
2 replies
bruh you work for big clan or something?
2022-10-03 17:45
1 reply
#74
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Germany X5ander
nope, if i work for them, i would be the doctor from faven. :-D
2022-10-04 11:17
#29
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Elisa Helsinki Major 2023 confirmed
2022-10-03 16:15
#31
ele | 
Finland krep
Thought they were gonna invite top teams
2022-10-03 16:19
5 replies
#34
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Sarcasm aside, BIG and ENCE caliber teams are probably the best they can hope for. The next one invited is probably Imperial and there we have a tier 1.5 event.
2022-10-03 16:30
3 replies
#70
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Finland Miroyev
Never been this big of an event in Finland has there? Would go for imperial tbh
2022-10-03 23:28
2 replies
#71
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Finland HARD4ENCE
It's listed as an S tier event in Liquipedia but sadly it takes place a few days after the major and with Blast finals coming the week after so I don't think you're gonna get a lot of high profile teams there unfortunately. Though it gives the straight qualification to Katowice so there is at least some incentive for teams to participate, other than the prize pool. Imperial will probably be there just for the sake of viewership.
2022-10-03 23:40
1 reply
#72
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Finland Miroyev
I've heard liquipedia ranks those just based on the prize money but anyways yeah sounds rough to travel from Brazil on Monday and have to play here on Wednesday. I would personally be excited to watch a solid event with any top 30 teams but doubt I'll travel to Espoo without having planned ahead. Event in Finland yet I'm still 500km away Xd
2022-10-04 00:05
#52
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Europe S0me_dude
0/8
2022-10-03 17:44
#32
podi | 
Finland Mat0n1
Now invite Imperial to increase the viewership numbers
2022-10-03 16:23
Syrson online mode activated.
2022-10-03 16:27
Bedroomson will stat pad and disappear in next big event as usual
2022-10-03 16:30
Easy 1st spot in master poo for big
2022-10-03 16:32
big w
2022-10-03 16:38
#42
allu | 
Germany aL1337
EZ for the best lan team in the world
2022-10-03 16:39
So either ence or big won't qualify for kato play in but col and eg will get direct invite because they are partners
2022-10-03 16:50
#48
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Ukraine SwissRolls
if this is online, syrson will be mvp and 1.25 rating, if lan .91 rating and they lose early
2022-10-03 17:08
#53
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Europe S0me_dude
Nice ! BIG should farm these t2 tournaments to gain confidence.
2022-10-03 17:45
#55
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Finland Teukkasd
syrson onliner, big will lose
2022-10-03 17:58
#58
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Switzerland ayygurl
nice
2022-10-03 18:42
they know that the major is out of reach so they are already making arrangements for what to do next
2022-10-03 18:49
1 reply
Iunno if u think that's something negative - but it's actually pretty realistic/smart. Currently the top 5 teams (CS:GO World ranking on October 3rd, 2022) are so frickin jacked, one of them will win the thing. The rest is staying outside in the cold. Better prepare some firewood then.
2022-10-03 22:01
who?
2022-10-03 18:51
BIG ELISA MASTERS ES "POO" TORUNAMENT
2022-10-03 20:02
#64
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Ukraine 30m81e
ES POO ? wtf Finland?
2022-10-03 20:50
Ok
2022-10-03 21:40
WE DRESS SLICK! WE LIKE OUR GIRLS THICK! WE PLAY ON 128 TICK! WE ARE BIG!
2022-10-03 21:56
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