In their first offline event as a team, the BIG CS:GO roster has come away victorious. Competing at DreamHack Open Leipzig, BIG took down the Australian side of Renegades to secure the lion’s share of the $100,000 prize pool.
Coming into the event, many were unsure how the new lineup would fare. The German side proved to be quite formidable, however, with one of the newest additions Nils “k1to” Gruhne leading the team in the final with a +20 kill-to-death differential and a 97.9 average damage per round. All five members of BIG would finish with a positive kill-to-death record after a 16-5 win on Mirage and a 16-12 victory on Dust2.
The other new player is Florian “syrsoN” Rische who finished with a +7 k/d differential and 66.7 ADR in the final. He had a +22 for the event, with the entirety of the roster finishing between a +30 and a +17.
To take their place in the finals, Johannes “tabseN” Wodarz and company defeated Virtus.pro in their opener before besting Renegades 16-8 to move into the semifinals where they faced Heroic. A 2-0 victory there put them in allowed them to continue their undefeated streak at the event which they’d ultimately keep and complete with their finals victory.
In addition to the $50,000 first-place prize, BIG has also earned a spot at DreamHack Masters Jönköping which is set to be held in June.