The German based Counter-Strike:Global Offensive team of BIG has taken Team Sprout member, Denis 'denis' Howel as a replacement for Johannes 'nex' Maget.
The later was forced to go
innactive due to a returning wrist injury that forced him to go innactive back in early January 2019.
The managers of the team were forced to sign denis, a player that already played under Fatih 'gob b' Dayik's leadership back in mousesports.
The announcement was made by BIG's CEO, Daniel Finkler
"Denis is clearly one of the most experienced and consistent players in Germany and has already played on a top level internationally.
We are happy to have found a player who can help us during the upcoming challenges with all his knowledge and energy he can bring to the team.
While transfers and player changes in sports clubs happen on a daily basis, some of them are tough to make.
The replacement of Johannes “nex" Maget is definitely one of those. As a founding member of BIG, Johannes not only helped us with his tremendous talent as a player, he also shaped the organization and our identity since our foundation.
The whole BIG team will support him during the recovery phase and his upcoming competitive pause. I'm extremely thankful for all his efforts and all the unforgettable moments we shared so far.
Moreover, I`m proud to have him as a friend and shareholder on board of the BIG family and we will continue to write history together with him. It's not a farewell."
As for Sprout, the team now has to seek a new fifth and carry on their climb in the international scene.
At the same time, denis wrote:
"Today, I am happy to announce that I will be joining BIG. I will step in big footsteps, but I will give my best to improve the team with some things I learned throughout the past years of my career.
I am especially looking forward to working with old friends again, with whom I already worked in the past."
With this, BIG now has:
- Fatih 'gob b' Dayik (C)
- Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
- Tizian 'tiziaN' Felbusch
- Denis 'denis' Howel
- Can 'XANTARES' Dortkardes
- Owen 'smooya' Butterfield (innactive, loaned to Renegades)
- Johannes 'nex' Maget (innactive)
- Kevin 'keev' Bartholomaus (innactive)
- Alexander 'kakafu' Szymanczyk (coach)
- Nikola 'LEGJIA' Ninic (Head of CS:GO division)
While Sprout is left with:
- Timo 'Spidii' Richter (C)
- Josef 'faveN' Baumann
- Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
- Sabit 'mrbit' Coktasar
- Tobias 'tow b' Herberhold (coach)