BIG BIG Europe Rank #17 have announced their entrance into the German Valorant competitive scene with the unveiling of their first two players: gob b and alexRr . Both players are former competitive CS:GO German CS:GO players, and previously played together under Team zonixx Team zonixx Inactive in the Wave Esports Invitational.
gob b is one of the most tenured players in the German CS:GO scene, formerly playing for mousesports on and off between 2007 and 2015, before leading BIG through the PGL Krakow European Minor and the ESEA MDL Season 27 Global Challenge in 2017-18. He retired as a player in 2019, shifting over to the coaching position in BIG before moving over once again to becoming the Head of CS:GO in BIG. In Valorant he's made placements in both the G2 Esports Invitational and the aforementioned Wave Esports Invitational under German mix teams.
Despite having one CS:GO Major Championship appearance under his belt, alexRr is a comparatively lesser known player, more known in the domestic German CS:GO scene, thanks in part due to his numerous 99Liga Div 1 placements. He last played for ad hoc gaming's CS:GO team before the organization folded earlier in May. Since then, he's shifted over to competitive Valorant.
The next European event in the Ignition Series — the Mandatory.GG Cup — is not set to take place until the end of July. It is expected that BIG will participate, whether as an Invited team or through the open qualifier.