gade joins BIG (CS:GO)
gade joins BIG (CS:GO)

BIG have announced the signing of Nicklas 'gade' Gade

Freelance Esports Writer
1st Aug, 21·☕️ 3 min read

The German CS:GO organisation BIG have made a move in the transfer market by acquiring the 26-year-old rifler, Nicklas ‘gade’ Gade. The Dane joins the team on a free transfer after he was left without a team following the disbandment of HYENAS last month. 

“Joining BIG has had me excited ever since it was decided. It puts a smile on my face just thinking about it,” gade said in a statement on BIG’s website. “After having some time where you’re not certain of what the future would hold, it is definitely a feeling of pure joy now knowing this is my new home.”

“I hope and believe I can bring the final bits and pieces to take this project to the next level.”

The German organisation hopes that gade can help them rebound back into the top of the rankings where they were well established at the start of the online era. BIG’s CEO, Daniel Finker, spoke about how gade could play a part as a secondary caller for the team.

“Due to his vast experience and leadership qualities, we expect Nicklas to play a key role in our team’s future, as he will also support tabseN inside and outside the game.” said Daniel Finker, CEO of BIG. 

gade is expected to make his debut for the team at ESL Pro League Season 14, where they will take on the likes of Natus Vincere and FaZe in Group C at the end of the August. 

“I am thrilled for our first official match with gade during the next ESL Pro League Season 14. We will announce the final roster composition of our starting lineup in the near future.”

The addition of gade to BIG has only further sparked rumours in the CS:GO world that BIG’s Turkish superstar, Ismailcan “⁠XANTARES⁠” Dörtkardeş, could be set to leave the team in favour of a Turkish super team featuring the likes of Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker and Buğra ‘Calyx’ Arkın. Stay tuned for more news here at PickleBet.

BIG are now:

  • 🇩🇪 Johannes “tabseN” Wodarz
  • 🇩🇪 Florian “syrsoN” Rische
  • 🇩🇪 Nils “k1to” Gruhne
  • 🇩🇪 Tizian “tiziaN” Feldbusch
  • 🇹🇷 Ismalican “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş
  • 🇩🇰 Nicklas “gade” Gade