BIG had their first roster shuffle for the 2022 season when they announced the signing of Josef . “faveN” Baumann and the bench Nicklas “gade” Gade. By transferring the 27-year-old Dane to the bench, BIG returned with a complete German squad, but the move has clearly taken a heavy toll on the organization’s pockets.
According to a statement by Daniel Finkler – CEO of BIG, faveN’s transfer from Sprout to BIG is the most expensive acquisition for a German player in Counter-Strike history. However, no specific details of the agreement were provided by either organization.
Regardless, faveN will definitely add a lot of value to BIG as he signs up overall HLTV this year ranked 1.18 with an impact rating of 1.20, making him an ideal candidate worthy of playing at the highest level of competitive CS:GO.
FaveN joins BIG to transfer “unprecedented size in the German Counterattack”
The talented 21-year-old German shooter, faveN, had a fantastic year with Sprout as he delivered the best numbers of his career this year with a rifle, which the BIG desperately needed .
This transfer follows a similar pattern to previous transfers between the two organisations, Sprout and BIG, with the latter having signed numerous players and coaches such as Niclas “Enkay J” Krumhorn, Tobias “Tow b” Herberhold, Florian “SyrsoN” Rische and Nils “K1to” Gruhne.
FaveN after more than two years with Sprout is leaving the organization to step onto the bigger stage with BIG, which will also be his first major foray into the higher levels of competitive Counter-Strike. In keeping with his arrival, BIG decided to join their substitute Danish international, who has been with the organization for about 5 months now, to join the team in July of the year. now.
In October 2021, BIG along with FURIA and Heroic entered into the ‘Louvre Agreement’ with ESL in a $20 million deal to become a long-term team partner for the ESL Pro League. With the roster adjusted, BIG is now aiming to fight back to the top. Finkler’s statement regarding the transfer is as follows:
Finkler further revealed that the team will undergo intensive training in Berlin next year onward, preparing for the upcoming competitive season.
It will be interesting to see how much the adjusted German roster will be able to achieve in 2022, with heavyweights like NAVI, G2 Esports, Gambit Esports, Vitality, etc.
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