About Us

Gaming is our passion, we play to win

We founded BIG in January 2017 to become the leaders of the German Esports scene and compete with the international elite. We, as an organisation, want to act as a role model in every aspect and create a highly professional environment for our esport athletes and partners while inspiring and connecting people to us – worldwide. Our players represent all the values a true professional athlete is supposed to have, in and out of the game. Gaming is our passion, we play to win.

Daniel FinklerCEO
#GOBIGORGOHOME

We are BIGBerlin International Gaming

Berlin International Gaming is a premier, world-class esport organization founded and based in Berlin, Germany. Our professional teams and players compete in the most prestigious leagues worldwide. Gaming is our passion, we play to win.

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FOUNDATION

VALORANT Champions Tour 2022

After an incredible performance in the qualifier, BIG Valorant qualifies for the VCT!

PGL Major Stockholm

BIG CS:GO qualify for the biggest Major to date in CS:GO history after a nail-biting run through the RMR!

BIG acquires ESL Pro League slot

BIG is unveiled as the newest partner team in the ESL Pro League’s Louvre Agreement, joining the biggest names in CS:GO!

Back to back Prime League Champions

BIG League of Legends leaves behind an incredibly successful year by winning both Prime League splits!

BIG becomes a BLAST Premier member team

After a competitive bidding process, BIG is confirmed as the 12th member team of BLAST Premier!

BIG CS:GO becomes the world’s #1.

After an incredible tournament run in the Summer, BIG CS:GO reached the first place in the world rankings!

CS_SUMMIT 2020

BIG CS:GO wins cs_summit 2020 against Vitality 3-2 being down 1 map!

Dreamhack Masters Spring 2020

BIG CS:GO wins Dreamhack Masters Spring 2020 3-2 against G2 being down two maps!

Dreamhack Leipzig 2020

BIG CS:GO wins Dreamhack Leipzig 2020 without dropping a map!

European Masters Summer 2019

BIG League of Legends makes DACH history by becoming champions of EU Masters Summer 2019!

Major Legends London 2018

September 20th – Fighting our way through two qualification rounds, BIG once again reaches Champion status of the CS:GO Major in London.

ESL One Cologne 2018

July 8th – After a mircale run in front of our home crowd in Cologne, BIG makes it to the final of the largest CS:GO event in the world, ESL One Cologne.

Pro League Qualification

May 17th – BIG fights it’s way back to the highest class of international Counter Strike qualifying for the ESL Pro League once again.

MAJOR LEGENDS

July 18th – In July 2017 our decorated CS:GO roster gained legend status after a phenomenal run against FaZe Clan, Cloud9 and SK-Gaming during the group stage of the 1.000.000 USD PGL Major 2017. A milestone in our history.

PGL MAJOR QUALIFICATION

July 2nd – After one of the toughest qualification competitions in CS:GO history our Counterstrike team qualified for the 1.000.000 USD PGL Valve CS:GO Major, undoubtedly the most prestigious tournament in Counterstrike.

GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP

May 8th – In May 2017 we joined the battle for the prestigious “ESL Meisterschaft” against the national elite in Duisburg. We went home as German Champions.

FIRST COMPETITION: 100.000 USD DREAMHACK OPEN LEIPZIG 2017

January 15th – Two weeks after the foundation of BIG our starting five attended DreamHack Open Leipzig and finished 2nd in front of a phenomenal German home crowd. The start of an amazing journey.

January 2nd – We founded BIG and united the best, most prestigious German players to compete with the world’s leading esport organizations. Gaming is our passion, we play to win.

BIG Staff

We are BIG

Daniel Finkler

CEO

Yilmaz Ozan

Co-Founder

Christian Chmiel

COO

Christian Lenz

CGO

Philipp Neubauer

CMO

Balázs Lengyel

CDO

Roman Reinhardt

Head of CS:GO

Andreas Wolny

Head of Merch

Jonas Stry

Lead Graphics

Nuran Ozan

CHO

Tom Lemke

Co-Founder

Jan Kobstädt

Social Media Manager

Leon Lemmer

Graphic Designer

Benjamin Grüneberg

Facility Manager

Jannik Ebben

Video Editor

Adrian Wolter

Social Media Manager

Isabel Guan

Social Media Manager

Sinan Bayraktar

Graphic Designer

Denzel Ozan

Team Manager

Oleg Borisov

Graphic Designer

Adam Wheeler

Video Editor

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