Berlin, November 2nd 2023 – From a diamond in the rough on the Academy team to a shining star on our main line-up, we are delighted to extend with David “prosus” Hesse for the next few years!
Prosus’s journey with BIG began at the young age of 16 when he was among the first few signees to our Academy department. Over the course of two years, he developed his skills within our structured environment, setting the stage for his future success. His talent soon attracted attention, leading to his first full-time offer from ALTERNATE aTTaX. Later, he earned a spot on Fnatic’s Academy roster, competing in the WePlay Academy League.
In late 2021, prosus returned to the BIG Academy, where he continued to shine as one of the roster’s brightest stars. During this period, he achieved significant milestones, including securing the title of vice-champion in two WePlay Academy League Seasons, claiming second place at Fragadelphia 17, and clinching back-to-back ESL Meisterschaft titles. His consistently exceptional performances laid the groundwork for his eventual promotion to the main roster in June of this year, as part of our strategic rebuild.
As prosus takes on a pivotal role within the main team, he has already demonstrated his immense potential against some of the world’s best. BIG is delighted to continue nurturing his talent and dedication as he embarks on this new chapter in his career. With a long-term commitment to his growth and development, we look forward to witnessing the evolution of this rising star into a true force to be reckoned with on the global esports stage.
Statement Roman “Roman R.” Reinhardt – Chief Gaming Officer
The long-term contract extension with David is another important milestone in our planning. Not only is he an outstanding athletic talent, but he also embodies the values and passion of our team like no other player. His journey from our Academy team to the Main Team is an impressive example of his hard work, determination, and commitment to BIG.
We are confident that he will continue to play a key role in our team in the future and help us to achieve our goals. This contract extension is not only an important step for BIG, but also a sign that we are investing in our talented players and building long-term bonds. I look forward to many more exciting and successful years with David
Statement David “prosus” Hesse
I am very happy to sign a long-term contract with BIG. This organization has always been more for me than just a standard org for which I play, they are more like a second family where I feel comfortable and can give everything because they also give everything for me and believe in me. I can’t wait to see what’s coming up in the near future. I am very much looking forward to the upcoming time and the success we can achieve together in the coming years.