HERE WE ARE! Germany has stepped up its game and has now three teams in the majors: mousesports, BIG and PENTA Sports. One veteran and two unlikely teams have joined the ranks and we are looking forward to what they will bring to the table.
Mousesports – longstanding veterans
Mousesports – an institution in the eSports landscape – was founded in 2003. With many ups and downs, they have come into their own this year, fighting their way into the PGL majors. Going up against PENTA to qualify for the spot, we felt the tension. Seeing Kevin “kRYSTAL” Amend on a major again after two years, was another emotional sight. After a struggle with PENTA they were able to overthrow them on Cobblestone in a 16:14 score.
At this point PENTA and BIG were still able to qualify, both with two wins under their belt.
BIG – the hardworking newcomer
BIG, short for Berlin International Gaming, was an eSports organisation that was formed in early 2017. In a few months founder Faith “gob b” Dayik was able to form a strong team and can already celebrate its first successes: The entrance to the Majors. With wins against Tengri and Immortals they were able to come back from their loss to Cloud9. With a final win against Team Liquid they were able to qualify, fighting their way to majors.
PENTA – hungry for a title
The last german team to join the bunch is PENTA Sports. Not a newbie to the eSports scene, they weren’t able to qualify for any of the bigger events til 2017. With the signing of a new roster consisting of suNny, zehN, HS, innocent and veteran kRYSTAL, PENTA broke out into the international scene. After their first loss to mousesports, they still racked up two wins against Team Liquid and OpTic Gaming. In their last game against Vega Squadron they showed up strong and took the game 16:8 on Train.
PGL Majors – upcoming match-ups
Three german teams in the majors, one of them being a newcomer, shows us, that hard work prevails. From the 16th til 23rd of July the PGL Majors will take place. For PENTA and BIG the majors start with very big obstacles, PENTA playing against SK, that have been dominating the CS:GO tournament scene and BIG being matched up against FaZe Clan, another huge favourite for the title. Mousesports will face Gambit Gaming in their first match-up, promising a very interesting game. Gambit Gaming proved to be one of the strongest and most impressive achievers, climbing up the ranks, mousesports will have to prepare themselves thoroughly. The early announcement of the match-ups allows the teams to better assess their opponents and exploit their weaknesses. We are looking forward to many interesting strategies! PGL Majors, the germans are here to stay!