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 forces with BIG as we continue our quest to regain our position among the very best teams in the world.
Stepping down from the starting line-up will be Nicklas “gade” Gade, who will be moving to the bench. Gade is a model professional and gave his all to help the team maintain a consistent position in the rankings. We are incredibly grateful for his contributions over the past months.
With our new roster and partner slots in the ESL Pro League and BLAST Premier circuits, we now aim towards fighting our way back to the very top.
Statement Daniel Finkler, CEO
I am pleased to announce that Josef “faveN” Baumann will be joining BIG with immediate effect. faveN has been in the international spotlight with his excellent performances over the last 12 months and has been on the shortlist of many clubs. In a historical context, the transfer is the most expensive deal for a German player. We are absolutely convinced that faveN, with his outstanding qualities and ambition to play at the world’s top-level, is a perfect fit for BIG. At the same time, we would like to thank Nicklas “gade” Gade, who is transitioning to the bench for the time being, for his dedication and great work ethic over the past months. We are very excited about the start of the 2022 season and will kick off the year with intensive preparation in Berlin.
Statement Josef “faveN” Baumann
I’m more than happy to finally become a part of BIG. Playing for the best German team was always a dream and now it has become reality! My goals with BIG are to first to become a Top 10 team again, and to win big tournaments of course. I’m more motivated than ever and can’t wait to play the first games with my new team!