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 name in German Counter-Strike. Under the mousesports colours he brought home numerous EPS titles and championships, and paved the way for many who looked to make their start in esports.
At BIG, Roman will continue to help build German CS:GO in his position as Chief of CS:GO where he will work closely with our players and coaching staff to shape our CS:GO department moving forward, and ensure that we consistently achieve competitive excellence. The talent development program at BIG known as the BIG. OMEN Academy will also be managed by Roman from now on, to provide a healthy source of talent for our CS:GO efforts in the coming years.
Statement Roman Reinhardt, Chief of CS:GO
I was always in close touch with my friend and mentor Yilmaz Ozan after my playing career ended long ago. As the founder of mousesports, Yilmaz entrusted me with the sporting success of the Counter-Strike team even back then and we have been able to celebrate a long history of successes together. Therefore, I am very happy that I can now pursue my passion for esports again following my long career as a professional player. At BIG, I initially established and developed the merchandise division, together with Andreas Wolny. However, one of my main focuses was my work with the CS team. Today, together with Christian Lenz, I manage all CS:GO processes as Head of CS:GO and am responsible for the development of the CS:GO department, including our talent division, the BIG. OMEN Academy Team. My passion has been reignited and I really enjoy working with the whole team, especially with Christian Lenz and the CS: GO crew. I’m looking forward to the upcoming time in BIG. Looking into the future, I’m sure that we will continue to grow at a fast pace together as a team and that we will be able to celebrate many more fantastic moments.
Statement Daniel FInkler, CEO of BIG
Today I am delighted to officially welcome one of the great names in German Counter-Strike history, Roman „Roman R.“ Reinhardt to BIG. Roman Reinhardt has had a significant impact on German Esports during his career as a professional player. Due to his exceptional knowledge and his close connection to Yilmaz Ozan, he has been an important part of BIG for many months now. In the future, Roman will contribute his vast experience as Head of CS:GO and, together with CGO Christian Lenz, he will be responsible for the development of our CS:GO department, including the talent division. In this position, Roman Reinhardt will work very closely with the coaching staff, team management, players and talent at our headquarters in Berlin to ensure the best possible development of our CS:GO division in the coming years.