FaveN To BIG: Our Report
After three years with Sprout, Josef "faveN" Baumann announced his transfer to the German powerhouse BIG Clan yesterday. The currently 21-year-old decided to follow the lead of his former teammates syrsoN, k1to, and enkay J who also made their move to Berlin International Gaming.
"New Year. New Opportunities. & Old Reunions! As of today, I´m joining the BIG Clan family and a new chapter of my life is starting. Not only is the syrsoN, k1to and enkay_J band back together, but I´m also very excited to work together with CS greats like tabseN, tiziaN and everyone else that is with us. The future is bright and I´m certain #GEMEINSAM we will achieve a lot! I think I´m speaking for everyone in saying: We are more motivated than ever and ready to make history. #GOBIG"
FaveN's professional career began in 2016 when he participated in his first online events; In December 2016, he took part in his first offline event with WiseWizards, the Sporting CP eSport CS:GO Grand Finals, and even won the event! Until his move to Sprout, he had two longer stays at DIVIZON and EURONICS Gaming where he already participated in his first of several B-Tier events.
He played his first S-Tier event shortly after joining Sprout in October of 2018, and since then four more would follow. In total, the German won five events (qualifiers excluded) and proved his qualities! Entering the world top will be the next big challenge for faveN, but the environment and current players at BIG should be of great help.
Following the failure of the project with Nicklas "gade" Gade, BIG Clan finally opted to switch back to a fully German team after a few years. FaveN still has to prove himself at the top of the world in the Tier 1 scene and the next few months will show whether or not BIG can return back to their full form and greatest potential.
We wish him and the team in any case all the best and look forward to the first games after the winter break!
Make sure to show him some love on his Twitter: @faveNCS
BIG IGL: tabseN
BIG AWP: syrsoN
BIG Riflers: tiziaN, k1to, faveN
BIG Coach: enkay J