BIG vs MOUZ Preview and Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Rio 2023

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BIG vs MOUZ Preview and Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Rio 2023

BIG and MOUZ will renew their rivalry at the BIG vs MOUZ IEM Rio first-round fixture

MOUZ get a fantastic chance to avenge their humiliating 16-7 defeat to BIG in the last IEM Rio, as the two sides return to the Brazilian capital to take on each other in their IEM Rio 2023 opener. MOUZ will get the nod from most CSGO betting enthusiasts as the favorites, as they have been in better form since the two sides last met in November. BIG, however, will hope that the thrill of a German derby will bring out the best in them. 


BIG have struggled to beat superiorly ranked teams in recent months, which has sent them tumbling down the leaderboard. They lost to Vitality in their previous match, where BIG failed to make the most out of their 16-10 Mirage win. Vitality equalized with a 16-9 Nuke victory, and they were even more ruthless in the decisive Overpass map, which the French side won by 16-7.



Johannes ”tabseN” Wodarz 

  • HLTV Rating: 1.05
  • Impact Rating: 1.21
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.5%
  • Average Damage Round: 84.1
  • Kills Per Round:0.73

Marcel “hyped” Köhn

  • HLTV Rating:1.10
  • Impact Rating: 1.09
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 69.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.71

Josef ”faveN” Baumann

  • HLTV Rating: 1.13
  • Impact Rating: 1.12
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Karim ”Krimbo” Moussa

  • HLTV Rating: 1.10
  • Impact Rating:1.04
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.9%
  • Average Damage Round:76.2
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Nils ”k1to” Gruhne

  • HLTV Rating: 1.04
  • Impact Rating: 1.05
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 74.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.68

Player To Watch



MOUZ clinched the last available direct qualification spot for the Paris Major 2023 with a big win over FaZe. Now, they can focus on improving upon their 3rd-4th finish at the IEM Rio 2022, where their journey ended with a 1-2 defeat to Outsiders. MOUZ will look to add more woes to their compatriot’s wounds and go off to a flying start. 



David ”frozen” Čerňanský 

  • HLTV Rating: 1.13
  • Impact Rating: 1.18
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 82.9
  • Kills Per Round:0.76

Christopher “dexter” Nong

  • HLTV Rating: 1.07
  • Impact Rating: 1.17
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.9%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Ádám “torzsi” Torzsás

  • HLTV Rating: 1.16
  • Impact Rating: 1.18
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.3
  • Kills Per Round: 0.76

Jon “JDC” de Castro

  • HLTV Rating:1.05
  • Impact Rating: 1.03
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.1
  • Kills Per Round: 0.68

Dorian “xertioN” Berman 

  • HLTV Rating: 1.12
  • Impact Rating: 1.16
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Player to Watch


BIG vs MOUZ Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Rio 2023

We expect MOUZ to beat BIG and start their IEM Rio mission with a victory. 

BIG vs  MOUZ Head to Head Record 


BIG vs  MOUZ Maps 

  • Mirage

BIG vs  MOUZ Score 

  • MOUZ to win by +5<

BIG vs  MOUZ Top Fragger


Intel Extreme Masters Rio 2023 MOUZ vs BIG Match Links

BIG vs MOUZ Match Time

11:15 ET/10:15 CST/08:15 PT

BIG vs MOUZ Preview and Predictions: Intel Extreme Masters Rio 2023
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