BET CRYPTO
CS:GO
CS:GO
Interviews
Posted 2022-10-14, 08:23
887

BIG successfully qualified for the IEM Rio Major: tabseN interview

John Dow
John Dow
Author CyberSport.io
6 min read
BIG's campaign at the IEM Road to Rio Europe RMR began well enough, wins over Sangal and Vitality immediately putting them in the 2-0 advancement pool for a spot at the Major. Tensions began to rise for the German team following back-to-back series losses to ENCE and Heroic though, and it was only once their backs were up against the wall that they managed to push on through, besting K23 in a three-map series to secure a spot in Rio.
BIG successfully qualified for the IEM Rio Major: tabseN interview

You made it a little close at the end there, a lot of close rounds with some overtimes in there. Especially on Mirage, there were a few rounds on the CT side where it looked like you were just lacking communication, I'm just wondering what was going on there?

It was not really communication, it was just, I think, misunderstanding. Overall we had a game plan without really talking, like we managed to do our game plan which was basically holding the sites, not focusing on middle, and in the beginning it was not like we were holding the plan.

I'm sure that's also been much harder with the fact that faveN keeps missing out on events, you've had to have stand-ins a couple of times. What has that been like for you, with needing to adapt and call around that as well?

Thankfully, s1n, Elias is a very good player for that, for his age and also for his experience. He managed to play all the things which I needed to call on the fly very good. We had a bootcamp where he arrived two days later than us, he was grinding a lot, he was just living CS, he was breathing CS, and it was one of the steps which we needed to make to be able to play this Counter-Strike, especially on the T side. As I said, he's doing a fantastic job as a stand-in, and he's far better than we all expected I would say.

BIG successfully qualified for the IEM Rio Major: tabseN interview

During the tournament break, you recommitted to BIG. There were some rumors swirling about whether you would go to G2, you were kind of playing off that as well, but to re-sign with BIG alongside gob b through to 2027 — what was the commitment from you like in that sense, what was [behind] your desire to make that commitment through to 2027?

It was just an easy decision for me personally. I'm working with people who do the same like I do, they live, they work, they love basically, they live for it each day and they make my life the best I have. They deserve the most like I do, and that's why I want [them] to achieve the same thing what I achieved, they deserve the same. I just want to achieve the best what I can achieve with them, and we have a plan for the future as well. I have a plan for myself for the future, I'm looking forward to just being with my guys who I love to be around with, and obviously I want to help the German scene as well, there's not so much left.

Coming off the RMR here, you are going to head into the BLAST Showdown online, and then you'll head straight into the Major after that. What's the preparation plan like between now and the Major, and what are you hoping to do with that when you go the Major?

Now the preparation is just to relax a bit. We had intense days, bootcamp, and we are just happy that we made it, and now it's just time to relax. After, we have some online practices, we will play BLAST Showdown as you said, and we will just try to play it as good as we can without so much preparation since it's also online, we know the enemies, we have all preparation done already, some teams were in this tournament as well. 

More articles

DOTA VS. CS:GO: DOES VALVE HAVE A FAVORITE?
Are there bigger prize payouts in Dota 2 than in CS:GO? Why does Valve hide the income difference? When wondering about the difference in prize money, the obvious answer comes to mind - every year Dota introduces Battle Pass, with 25% going directly to the prize pool for The International, players buy the pass and thereby finance the main tournament of the year, each time setting new records. Why hasn't Valve done a Compendium for CS:GO, if it shows so well in Dota? Let's examine this question together!
February 08, 2023
IS ELDEN RING CROSS PLATFORM? YOUR GUIDE TO ELDEN RING CROSSPLAY GAMING
IS ELDEN RING CROSS PLATFORM? YOUR GUIDE TO ELDEN RING CROSSPLAY GAMING
January 29, 2023
PUBG MOBILE RANKS GUIDE
PUBG MOBILE RANKS GUIDE
April 27, 2023
HOW TO CHECK AND LOWER PING FOR LOL
Ping has previously caused complications for all of us. You may lose the game if your ping jumps to 250 in the middle of a crucial phase of the game. Uncertain of how to handle it, many gamers just put up with poor ping all the time. This may ruin your online gaming experience drastically. If you're like the majority of gamers, you'll do virtually everything to reduce that ping. Here, we'll look at a few suggestions and techniques for reducing that annoying ping.
May 15, 2023
BEST CS:GO WALLPAPERS IN 2023
This year promises to be an exciting year for CS:GO visuals. Players can expect to see some of the best weapon skins, character models, animations, and maps yet. With the game's developers constantly working to improve and innovate, players can be sure that CS:GO will continue to deliver impressive and immersive visuals for years to come.
May 09, 2023
TOP-5 CS:GO BUGS IN 2022
TOP-5 CS:GO BUGS IN 2022
March 19, 2023
BEST CS:GO WALLPAPERS IN 2023
BEST CS:GO WALLPAPERS IN 2023
May 09, 2023
TOP-5 CS:GO BUGS IN 2022
TOP-5 CS:GO BUGS IN 2022
March 19, 2023