German Counter-Strike squad BIG is seeking replacements for Fatih "gob b" Dayik and Denis "denis" Howell according to a report published Saturday by Dexerto.


The report states both benched BIG CS:GO players, Owen "smooya" Butterfield and Johannes "nex" Maget, are being considered as replacements. No decisions have yet been made, and smooya himself is reluctant to return to the active lineup. Further, should nex return to the lineup, it would likely be a temporary solution.


Another possible replacement mentioned in the report is BIG academy player Michael "devraNN" Geutebrück.


Though gob b was originally set to step into a coaching role once his time as a player ran its course, the report states that development is now considered unlikely. Instead, Sprout coach Tobias "TowB" Herberhold may step in for Alexander "kakafu" Szymanczyk.


Gob b was a founding member of BIG, while denis joined in May 2019.


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