In 2017 we united the best & most prestigious German Counterstrike players to compete with the world's leading esport organizations. What followed was a tremendous success story. Today our starting roster is among the best teams in the world and competes on the biggest stages of esports.
League of Legends is undoubtedly the driving force in esports. Since the release in 2009, more than 100 million people fell in love with the famous MOBA title. In March 2018 we joined forces with a young and tremendously talented LoL squad, who are representing BIG with all their passion and dedication for the game.
We are delighted to enter Valorant with a whole new line-up! Released this summer by Riot Games, Valorant is a rapidly growing and exciting FPS game taking the esports world by storm. Following our competitive success in CS:GO, we aim to build a competitive, strong line-up that represents the German scene in Valorant as well.
The famous FPS title Quake is part of the esport sphere since the early days of professional gaming. Marcel “k1llsen” Paul has been part of the professional competitive scene for more than 14 years and since then is considered as one of the world’s best Quake players.
As one of the most popular online racing games, Trackmania has been part of the esports scene since more than 15 years. Our driver Dennis "Massa" Lotze is considered as one of the worlds fastest on the planet, not having missed a single grand final in any of the offline tournaments he competed in in the last years.
In our quest to unite the best Germany has to offer, bringing aboard Tobias “ShoWTimE” Sieber in our expansion to StarCraft was a nobrainer.
As a household name in StarCraft and one of the most successful German players, Tobias has already built himself quite a name in StarCraft. With a competitive history dating back to 2012, he has made numerous deep runs in WCS tournaments, most notably winning the 2016 WCS Spring Circuit Championship.
Spearheading our fighting games division is Arja "Sephiblack" Gamoori! As the best German Tekken player and a top European contender, he is well known for his mastery of Miguel, and wholehearted approach to both competition and streaming.
Berlin, January 14th 2022 – Another 1.6 icon joins the BIG Family as we officially appoint Christian “Blizzard” Chmiel as our Chief Operating Officer! A name synonymous with German Counter-Strike, Blizzard is someone who needs no introduction to 1.6 fans after his distinguished career in the game. Winning CPL Spain 2005, as well as bringing...Read More
Berlin, January 12th 2022 – We are delighted to announce that Roman Reinhardt, an icon of German Counter-Strike, is taking over as our Chief of CS:GO! One of the earliest, as well as one of Germany’s best 1.6 players with a decorated competitive career dating back to the early 2000s, Roman R. is a household...Read More
Berlin, January 2022 – BIG is extremely proud to start 2022 by teaming up with leading men’s styling brand Philips OneBlade! Produced by one of the most established companies in the world, we are delighted to have the Philips OneBlade series as part of the BIG Family. They will become BIG’s official supplier for men’s...Read More
Berlin, January 2nd 2022 – As yet another year of competition starts for Counter-Strike, we are heading into 2022 with a substantial investment in our BIG. OMEN Academy project, now featuring a strong mix of previous and new players! Becoming four years old this year, our Academy project together with OMEN is one of the...Read More
Berlin, December 27th 2021 – Please give a warm welcome to Josef “faveN” Baumann, who is joining BIG in a transfer of unprecedented size in German Counter-Strike. Already showing his prowess and ability as a player against top-tier opposition in the past years, faveN’s performances rightly gained him attention from fans worldwide. He now joins...Read More
Berlin, November 10th 2021 – There’s a new man behind BIG CS:GO! We are delighted to welcome aboard Niclas “enkay J” Krumhorn as our new head coach. For the past few months we worked with Nikola “LEGIJA” Ninić as our interim coach, who gracefully stepped up to the challenge and helped us qualify for...Read More
Berlin, October 21st 2021 – Top esport organization BIG has been unveiled today as one of the newest Partner Teams in ESL Pro League’s historic ‘Louvre Agreement’ – joining some of the biggest names in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). Three successful teams each individually applied for a spot in the Louvre Agreement; with their individual...Read More
Berlin, October 17th 2021 – We are delighted to announce that our Trackmania player Dennis “Massa” Lotze will continue to represent BIG moving forward! Joining BIG in early 2018, Massa is not only one of the best Trackmania players in the world, but a model professional, fantastic brand ambassador, and an important community figure in...Read More
Berlin, August 25th 2021 – Premier German esports organization Berlin International Gaming (BIG) has entered a partnership with a leading global cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase in an all new cooperation based around digital activations and community engagement. Reshaping traditional industries, both esports and the cryptocurrency industry are at the cutting edge of innovation as some of...Read More
Berlin, August 13th 2021 – Following his departure from the starting line-up, we now announce that we have made the decision to release XANTARES from his contract so he can pursue his wishes of competing in a Turkish line-up. Trophies, MVPs and game winning plays – XANTARES has made significant contributions to our competitive efforts...Read More