Berlin, May 25th 2022 – We are excited to announce the further expansion of our CS:GO department as we sign our first women’s Counter-Strike team!
Playing together since 2020, the Iberian mix of equipa have already made waves in women’s CS:GO, winning several cash cups and most notably qualifying for the ESL Impact League Season One Finals in Dallas. Expanding our CS:GO department to include a women’s CS:GO team has been on the horizon for us for several years now, and now in equipa we have found the team that we can build with for the long term.
Continuing as BIG EQUIPA, we will provide our new team with all the support they need in order to develop their full potential as CS:GO professionals. Together with Spanish Counter-Strike legend Jonathan “MusambaN1” Torrent – who will support the team with his expertise as head coach – we will already aim for the stars next week at Dallas. We are confident that the women’s esports scene will continue to grow especially with recent investments from teams and tournament organizers, and are excited to be a part of it as well from now on!
Please welcome team captain Aida “Aidy” Garcia Cortes, Aida Mariana “Aida” Ribeiro Pinto Simão, Jennifer Irina “JennyR” Brea Rodriguez, Ana Sofia “Zana” Queiroz Marques, Marta Sofia “D7” Asensio Barreira and Jonathan “MusambaN1” Torrent to BIG!
Statement Daniel Finkler, CEO
I am very happy that we were able to sign a highly talented and experienced women’s CS:GO team with BIG EQUIPA. We have followed their progress ever since their performances under the equipa banner, and are delighted to have them as part of our CS:GO department from now on! We are proud to be a part of women’s esports, and look forward to the ESL Impact League Season 1 Finals in Dallas and all upcoming competitions!
Statement Aidy “Aidy” García Cortés, Team Captain
Joining an organization with so much Counter-Strike history is such an honor! We have always believed that with hard work good things would come. We plan on representing BIG with huge pride as we are so very happy to be a part of this family. They have made us feel nothing but welcome. BIG Equipa wants to assure everyone that we will keep trying our very best and make our community proud! Dankeschön für diese Möglichkeit #GOBIG 🙂
Statement Christian Lenz, CGO
It’s an important step for us to support the female Counter-Strike scene, and a personal matter for me. I had great success with female Counter-Strike in the past and it was always important for me to promote our female athletes as professional as possible. I’m really looking forward to work with the BIG EQUIPA roster who are a perfect fit for us! Hopefully orgs like our friends from NaVi stepping into the female szene will motivate even more women to start playing on a professional level again. With that being said, I am also very happy to welcome another legend as the new coach of the team: Musamban1. He already played against Blizzard and Roman_R in the past and I’m sure we will have some old school competition in the office soon! #GOBIG