BIG best Renegades to secure semi-final spot in Leipzig
BIG have booked a spot in the semi-finals of DreamHack Open Leipzig after defeating Renegades 16-8 in Group A’s winners’ match.
After outperforming Virtus.pro and Cloud9 earlier in the day, BIG and Renegades faced off for the top spot in Group A and a day’s rest heading into the playoffs.
Liam “malta” Schembri and Jordan “Hatz” Bajic cracked open the map with USP-S triple and duo kills, respectively, ensuring an advantage kicking off their CT side start to the map. A productive pistol buy from BIG immediately afterward produced sufficient momentum for the German side to assume the reins until the middle portion of the half.
It was at this point that the Australians were able to recuperate from a difficult start, closing out four consecutive rounds, and after blows were exchanged, the teams swapped sides at an even 8-7, favoured towards BIG.
Shortly after assuming the defence, BIG were able to secure double digits off the back a pistol round victory. The Germans further solidified their position with the help of back-to-back 3ks from Johannes “tabseN” Wodarz and Ismailcan “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş, which put them just three round victories away from the semi-finals. A 2v2 post-plant on the B site in round 24 fell through for the Ts, marking the conclusion of Nuke at 16-8 in favour of BIG.
|BIG||K – D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Tizian ‘tiziaN’ Feldbusch||18 – 11||+7||73.8||1.35|
|Johannes ‘tabseN’ Wodarz||17 – 15||+2||95.4||1.30|
|Nils ‘k1to’ Gruhne||20 – 13||+7||74.2||1.28|
|Ismailcan ‘XANTARES’ Dörtkardeş||17 – 12||+5||77.2||1.28|
|Florian ‘syrsoN’ Rische||14 – 9||+5||54.0||1.13|