BIG
Germany
Signs with BIG CLAN
February 12, 2018
BIG has announced that they have acquired tiziaN from ALTERNATE aTTaX.
ANALYSIS
The 21-year-old has been part of the ALTERNATE aTTaX's roster since January 2016, where the German player helped the team win ESWC 2016 and appear through ELEAGUE Season 2. The news comes as BIG fluked in the Major and as a result both keev and LEGIJA were released. tiziaN is set to debut for BIG at the start of the ESL Pro League, which is set to kick off in less than 24 hours.
Moved to inactive
February 5, 2018
BIG has announced that keev will be placed on the inactive roster.
ANALYSIS
The team underwent a rough patch in the last half of the 2017 campaign, resulting in an early exit at the New Challengers stage of the ELEAGUE Major: Boston. keev could only help his team win one map through the four maps played in Atlanta. keev joined the team at the beginning of 2017 when alongside nex, and gob b, who transferred from NRG. The German organization has placed keev as a backup to support the team when needed, however, the team has also stated that they are "testing possible candidates."
Steps down from roster
February 5, 2018
BIG has announced that LEGIJA has stepped down from the active roster to assist the coach, kakafu.
ANALYSIS
The news comes as a result of the TEAM'S finish at the ELEAGUE Major: Boston where the team only had one win across fours maps. With LEGIJA's "great experience and leadership," the German organization has added him to the coaching staff to assist, kakafu as well as in-game leader gob b. This is the first official move the team has made since forming in the beginning of 2017.
Dismal 2-0 sweep to mouz
December 3, 2017
tabseN posted an even 38/38 KD on Saturday in the 2-0 loss to mousesports at DreamHack Open Winter.
ANALYSIS
tabseN didn't have the greatest start on Overpass with a 3-0 deficit to start. He then contributed to the Round 4 win to get on the board for the first time, however, mouz returned with a seven-round streak to take the 10-1 lead. In Round 12, tabseN helped pick up the second round of the half with a 2-vs-5 post-plant hold on the A-bombsite. His efforts helped win a few more rounds to conclude the first half with an 11-4 score. A strong start on the defense gave tabseN some hope with a five-round streak but mouz returned with five of their own to take Game 1 16-9. The series shifted to Mirage where tabseN finally broke the 14 round streak by mouz with a triple kill post-plant hold to settle the half. However, the momentum carried over into the second half with two rounds won and a 115.4 ADR but it wasn't enough as mouz cruised to a 16-3 win.
Unable to break the mouz defense
December 3, 2017
gob b gathered a 31/34 KD in the 2-0 loss to mousesports on Saturday at DreamHack Open Winter.
ANALYSIS
gob b finally got on the board in Round 4 of Overpass after breaking the three-round streak by mouz. Although mouz continued to dominate as gob b struggled to find a way to get past the defense. It wasn't until Round 13 where gob b came out on top in a post-plant 1-vs-2 clutch on the A-bombsite to secure the round. His efforts brought the team to an 11-4 score at the half and carried over the momentum into the second half with a quad kill in the pistol round. After picking up the pistol win, gob b continued to pressure the mouz offense to win five straight. Although mouz returned the favor with five of their own to sweep the series in a 16-3 win as gob b posted a 13/16 KD and an 80.2 ADR in the Mirage loss.
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BIG withdraw from Meisterschaft
August 1, 2017
The organization has announced that they have pulled out of the ESL Meisterchaft Summer due to a schedule conflict with ELEAGUE.
ANALYSIS
After coming off a historic run at the PGL Major and securing Legend status at their first ever Major, the German organization will not attend ESL Meisterschaft. The decision came down to the team choosing between ESL Meisterschaft or the upcoming ELEAGUE qualification as both events fall on the same week. The team then decided to take part in the qualification of ELEAGUE knowing the risk of a non-qualification as the team could walk away with nothing.