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
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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.

Our Timeline

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

European Masters Summer 2019

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

Dreamhack Leipzig 2020

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

Dreamhack Masters Spring 2020

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

CS_SUMMIT 2020

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

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!

BIG becomes a BLAST Premier member team

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

Back to back Prime League Champions

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

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!

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!

VALORANT Champions Tour 2022

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

Krimbo joins BIG’s main CS:GO team

We promoted our first BIG OMEN Academy player to join our main lineup!

Coinbase becomes BIG’s main partner

Leading global crypto platform Coinbase expands partnership with BIG and acquires main-partner rights.

BIG Staff

We are BIG

Daniel Finkler

CEO

Yilmaz Ozan

Co-Founder

Christian Chmiel

COO

Philipp Neubauer

CMO

Balázs Lengyel

CDO

Roman Reinhardt

CGO

Christian Lenz

Co-Founder

Andreas Wolny

Fan Relations Manager

Jonas Stry

Lead Graphics

Nuran Ozan

CHO

Tom Lemke

Co-Founder

Max Bühse

Videographer

Jan Kobstädt

Social Media Manager

Leon Lemmer

Graphic Designer

Benjamin Grüneberg

Team Manager

Jannik Ebben

Video Editor

Adrian Wolter

Social Media Manager

Emre Zeytin

Front End Web Developer

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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