CS: GO – BIG Makes Comeback Over G2 To Win DreamHack Masters Europe

Published 06/15/2020, 10:23 AM EDT


Comebacks in sports are everyone’s favorite stories. When you are in a competitive space such as CS: GO, you aim to win no matter what the odds are. 

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BIG eSports team came back from 2-0 down to secure the win against G2 in the Grand Finals of DreamHack Master Spring- Europe. The final score stood at 3-2 in a best out of five final favoring BIG. 

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BIG becomes top-tier CS: GO champions

Both the teams had topped their respective groups. They had earlier faced each other at the start of the series in which G2 came out victorious.

In the finals, BIG claimed the victory in overtime, thanks to Florian “syrsoN” Rische’s 41 kills. BIG also made history as they were the first to complete the BO5 reverse sweep in a match between the top 30 teams in CS: GO.

G2 was overpowering at the start, but BIG found the gap midway to pounce back for the win. BIG won three consecutive maps to beat G2. They won Nuke 16-5, Dust 2 16-6, and Mirage 19-17. syrsoN probably enjoyed the best match of his career leading his team to the win. This is also BIG’s first tier-one championship title. 

Performances from Nemanja “⁠nexa⁠” Isaković and Kenny “⁠kennyS⁠” Schrub gave G2 a strong stance.

tabseN was initially rumored to leave the team. Many said he was wasting the best years of his career there. The leader of BIG eSports would be delighted with the win. He put in a strong performance as well.

Check out the players expressing their jubilation on Twitter.

You can watch the highlights of BIG’s match against G2 eSports in the video below.

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Tournament standings

BIG claimed the $54,000 prize and 400 ESL Pro tour points after their stellar performance. The final standings for the runner up team stood at $28,000 and 265 ESL Pro tour points for G2. FaZe at third gets $20,000 + 190 ESL Pro tour points. 

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The DreamHack Masters Spring was originally set to feature 16 teams in Sweden. The world pandemic situation led to a change of events. The tournament started off in an online format to ensure everyone’s safety.

BIG’s win will not count for the Inter Grand Slam as ESL has kept it on hold. The ESL Pro tour points, however, will count towards the qualification of ESL One Cologne. BIG looks strong at the moment, and if the pace keeps up, the team can go for bigger wins.

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan is an eSports and WWE author at EssentiallySports since April 2020. A journalism undergraduate with experience in creative design, Hrithik has a profound love for everything competitive. He grew up watching WWE and playing various titles like Call of Duty, FIFA, and Hitman.

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