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BIG

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
CEO:
Germany Daniel Finkler
Managers:
Germany Christian Lenz
In-Game Leader:
Coaches:
Total Winnings:
$1,315,927.86
Links
History
Founded:
: 2017-01-02
: 2017-01-02
Upcoming Matches
MIBR MIBR vs BIG BIG
October 20, 2021 - 13:00 UTC
NIP Ninjas in Pyjamas vs BIG BIG
October 20, 2021 - 14:00 UTC
BIG BIG vs G2 Esports G2
October 20, 2021 - 15:00 UTC
BIG BIG vs FURIA Esports FURIA
October 20, 2021 - 16:00 UTC
Upcoming Tournaments
Battle of Betway #2
2021-10-20 00:00:00 UTC
Oct 20
PGL Major Stockholm 2021
2021-10-26 00:00:00 UTC
Oct 26 - Nov 07
DreamHack Open November 2021
2021-11-10 00:00:00 UTC
Nov 10 - 14
V4 Future Sports Festival - Budapest 2021
2021-11-14 00:00:00 UTC
Nov 14 - 21
BLAST Premier: Fall Finals 2021
2021-11-24 00:00:00 UTC
Nov 24 - 28
Funspark ULTI 2021
2021-12-01 00:00:00 UTC
Dec 01
Intel Extreme Masters XVI - Winter
2021-12-02 00:00:00 UTC
Dec 02 - 12


BIG (abbreviation for Berlin International Gaming) is a German esports organization formed in 2017 by the former NRG Esports players Fatih "gob b" Dayik, Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninić and Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz.

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
Germany tabseN In-Game Leader Johannes Wodarz 2017-01-02 [1]
Germany tiziaN Tizian Feldbusch 2018-02-11 [4]
Germany syrsoN Florian Rische 2020-01-01 [14]
Germany k1to Nils Gruhne 2020-01-01 [14]
Denmark gade Nicklas Gade 2021-07-31 [19]
Germany LEGIJA (Interim Coach) Nikola Ninić 2021-09-15 [23]

Inactive[edit]

Inactive Players
ID Name Join Date Inactive Date
Germany DuDe (Coach) Dustin Großmann 2021-01-09 [18] 2021-09-15 [23]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date
Inactive Date Leave Date New Team
Turkey XANTARES İsmailcan Dörtkardeş 2018-12-23 [7] 2021-08-01 [20] 2021-08-13 [21][22] Eternal Fire Eternal Fire
Germany tow b (Coach) Tobias Herberhold 2019-08-15 [12] 2021-01-09 [18]
Inactivity
Germany nex Johannes Maget 2017-01-02 [1][7][8][9][11] 2020-01-01 [14]
Inactivity
United Kingdom smooya Owen Butterfield 2018-04-21 [6][8][11] 2020-01-01 [14] Chaos Esports Club Chaos Esports Club
Germany denis Denis Howell 2019-05-15 [9] 2019-09-01 [13] Sprout Sprout
Austria kakafu (Coach) Alexander Szymanczyk 2018-12-?? [2][3] 2019-08-02 [11] Unicorns of Love Unicorns of Love (Coach)
Germany LEGIJA (Coach) Nikola Ninić 2019-05-?? [24] 2019-08-02 [11] BIG BIG (Head of CS:GO)
Germany gob b In-Game Leader Fatih Dayik 2017-01-02 [1] 2019-08-02 [10] BIG BIG (Manager)
Germany LEGIJA (Coach) Nikola Ninić 2018-02-05 [3] 2018-12-?? BIG BIG (Head of CS:GO)
Germany luckeRRR (Trial) EYES ON U Niels Jasiek 2018-02-11 [4] 2018-04-03 [5] Fnatic Academy Fnatic Academy
Germany keev Kevin Bartholomäus 2017-01-02 [1] 2018-02-05 [3]
Inactivity
Austria kakafu (Coach) Alexander Szymanczyk 2017-02-19 [2] 2018-02-05 [3] BIG BIG (Analyst)
Germany LEGIJA Nikola Ninić 2017-01-02 [1] 2018-02-05 [3] BIG BIG (Coach, Head of CS:GO)
Notable Temporary Stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Germany LEGIJA  BIG Nikola Ninić
Turkey XANTARES İsmailcan Dörtkardeş Intel Extreme Masters IEM Sydney 2019
Austria kakafu (Coach) BIG Alexander Szymanczyk
Germany LEGIJA Nikola Ninić ELEAGUE ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational 2019

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Germany Daniel Finkler CEO, Co-Owner 2017-01-02
Germany Yilmaz Ozan Co-Founder 2017-01-02
Germany Tom Jang Lemke Co-Founder 2017-01-02
Germany Christian Lenz CGO 2017-01-02
Germany PHILIAN Philipp Neubauer CMO 2018-01-01
Hungary Draulon Balázs Lengyel CDO 2018-04-16 [25]
Germany gob b Fatih Dayik Head of CS:GO 2020-01-01 [14]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
Germany LEGIJA Nikola Ninić Assistant Coach 2021-05-?? 2021-09-15 [23] BIG BIG (Interim Coach)
Germany DuDe Dustin Großmann Assistant Coach 2020-10-06 [17] 2021-01-09 [18] BIG BIG (Coach)
Germany zonixx Michele Köhler Streamer 2018-03-06 [26] 2020-09-01 [15] Retired Retired
Germany LEGIJA Nikola Ninić Head of CS:GO 2018-02-05 [3] 2020-01-01 [14] Team Envy Team Envy (Coach)
Germany gob b Fatih Dayik Manager 2019-08-02 [10] 2020-01-01 [14] BIG BIG (Head of CS:GO)
Austria kakafu Alexander Szymanczyk Analyst 2018-02-05 [3] 2018-12-?? BIG BIG (Coach)
Germany Kapio Navid Javadi Assistant Coach 2017-12-?? 2018-02-05 [3] Retired Retired

Results[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 MIRAA (2017-01-02). "ex-NRG trio create BIG". HLTV.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "We are proud to announce our new coach". BIG. 2016-02-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 MIRAA (2018-02-05). "LEGIJA steps down from BIG; keev benched". HLTV.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Dustin Steiner (2018-02-11). "tiziaN Joins BIG, Becomes Most Expensive Player in German CS". Unikrn.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "UPDATE: EPL playoffs with LEGIJA". BIG. 2018-04-03.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "BIG joins forces with smooya". BIG. 2018-04-21.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "CS:GO Update – Welcome İsmailcan “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş". BIG. 2018-12-23.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Goodbye Smooya". BIG. 2019-02-01.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "CS:GO Update – Welcome Denis "denis" Howell". BIG. 2019-05-15.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "BIG & gob b: A new chapter". BIG. 2019-08-02.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 "Roster update". BIG. 2019-08-02.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "CS:GO Update – Welcome Tobias "tow b" Herberhold". BIG. 2019-08-15.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Sprout (2019-09-01). "We warmly welcome back home the Sprout-Veteran @denisCSGO".
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 BIG (2020-01-01). "With a new year comes a new start. Please give a warm welcome to @syrsoNCSGO and @k1tocs!".
  15. 15.0 15.1 BIG (2020-09-01). "It's no secret, there is only one who can round out our @valorantde roster...".
  16. "XANTARES extends with BIG". BIG. 2020-09-28.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "CS:GO Update – Welcome Dustin “DuDe” Großmann". BIG. 2020-10-06.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 "CS:GO Update – Tobias “tow b” Herberhold steps down". BIG. 2021-01-09.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "BIG signs Nicklas “gade” Gade". BIG. 2021-07-31.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "XANTARES moves to BIG transfer list". BIG. 2021-08-01.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "BIG release XANTARES from contract". BIG. 2021-08-13.
  22. 22.0 22.1 Eternal Fire (2021-08-13). "Hulk gerçek!" [Hulk is real!] (in Turkey Turkish).
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Christian Lenz (2021-09-15). "Lenz confirmed".
  24. [Inside Source]
  25. "As of today, Draulon will be our Chief Digital Officer". BIG. 2020-01-02.
  26. "NEW BIG STREAMER: Michele “zonixx” Köhler". BIG. 2018-03-06.