Red Bull is sponsoring a German esports team for the first time in history and will be an official partner of Berlin International Gaming from February 2019.
Berlin, 20. February 2019 – As one of the leading German Esport Clubs we have always aimed high with our goals. Today, we get new wings. We are the first German Esport-Club ever to represent Red Bull with our athletes as a long-term partner. An honor, and at the same time, another milestone in our history.
The last two years have been intense, there have been ups and downs, many emotional moments. We have grown together with you. With BIG we had only one goal right from the start: we wanted to dominate the German market and make strong waves internationally. Today, about two years after the founding of Berlin International Gaming, we have become the undisputed best in Germany, leading the way in Counter-Strike for the country, and reached the top of the word in esports.
We owe this not only to all our first-class athletes but also to our loyal partners and above all to you – our fans. With Red Bull we can welcome today a new member in our BIG family. From the very beginning, our team has stood for unique team spirit, unbending will, concentration and absolute willingness to perform. This attitude has shaped our way and BIG as an organization. We are very grateful that Red Bull would now like to accompany us on our journey.
Statement Daniel Finkler, CEO
As CEO, I am very proud that only two years after our foundation we were able to convince a global brand like Red Bull of our vision. It is an honor and a significant milestone in the history of Berlin International Gaming. The partnership establishes not only our top position in Germany, but also in Europe and on a global scale. This was our goal from the very beginning. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for the incredible support of our fans and at the same time highlight the astonishing performances of our players, who have exceeded all expectations in the past two years. We have achieved a lot together, and now we want to go even higher with Red Bull.
Statement Fatih “gob b” Dayik, Team-Captain
Red Bull was a part of my esport career since the very beginning.I am insanely proud that they partnered up with BIG and I’m looking forward to all the Red Bull special events we have planned. Welcome to the family!
RedBull begleitet mich schon seit Beginn meiner Karriere im Esport. Ich bin sehr froh dass sie jetzt offizieller Partner von BIG sind und freue mich auf die vielen gemeinsamen Aktionen die wir geplant haben. Willkommen in der Familie!
İsmailcan “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş, Player BIG
Redbull’u büyük bir ortak olarak kabul etmekten çok memnunum ve Redbull tarafından bizim için planlanan harika eylemleri şimdiden sabırsızlıkla bekliyorum.
I’m really happy to welcome Red Bull as a partner of BIG and I’m looking forward to the amazing events we will do together!
As we head into 2019, we promised ourselves to make being part of the BIG family one of the best fan experiences ever, and with Red Bull on our side, that goal just got a lot closer! Please give them a warm welcome to the BIG family!
Already today, our CS:GO Team will compete for the first time with Red Bull at this year’s 1.000.000 USD IEM Katowice Major. At the end of March, the StarSeries i-League Season 7 Finals will follow, a 500,000 USD tournament taking place in Shanghai. The team also qualified in February for the Intel Extreme Masters Sydney in May, and will be heading to the 15th CS:GO Major hosted in our hometown – Berlin.