Credit: Michal Konkol BLAST Premier
The Germans from BIG will not have the luxury of having Josef "faveN" Baumann on the server at this week’s Brazy Party, an online event with a strong $333.000 prize pool.
Due to taking time off for his wedding, faveN is set to be replaced by the 20-year-old rifler David "prosus" Hesse, the organization reveals in a Tweet this Wednesday. prosus is already under contract with the German team as he normally represents BIG Academy.
This is not the first time BIG will have to play with a stand-in on the server throughout the last 12 months. Both Elias “s1n” Stein and now full-time member Niels “k1to” Gruhne have stepped in for the action when needed at big events such as BLAST Premier Spring Final and IEM Cologne last year, and also the Major in Rio de Janeiro.
BIG will field the following squad at Brazy Party:
Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz
Nils "k1to" Gruhne
Karim "Krimbo" Moussa
Marcel "hyped" Köhn
David "prosus" Hesse (stand-in)
The faveN-less BIG squad will start their campaign at Brazy Party against 00Nation tomorrow at 20:00 (CET).