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cadiaN explains why he feels “mistreated” after FPX Flashpoint drama

Published: 23/Mar/2020 1:46

by Andrew Amos

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FunPlus Phoenix’s Casper ‘cadiaN’ Møller has opened up on the team’s elimination from Flashpoint Season 1 Phase 1, saying he’s never felt so “mistreated” in his career after having to forfeit from the franchised league.

FPX’s entry into CSGO has come to a grinding halt, with the organization being eliminated from their first major event just a week after signing their first roster.

After Astralis picked up Patrick ‘es3tag’ Hansen as a sixth man, coming into effect on July 1 after his contract expires, the former Heroic squad was taken off the card for Flashpoint.

The decision, rumored to have been made by FPX themselves, left the squad blindsided. As they were preparing for their game against Orgless on March 22, cadiaN and the rest of the former Heroic line-up were notified they would be eliminated from Phase 1.

“Me and my teammates are so gutted,” the Danish AWPer said in a video. “We’ve been fighting through a lot of hard times for the last few months, and finally we see light at the end of the tunnel [only for it to be taken away from us].”

Heroic had a spot in the ESL Pro League ⁠— a rival tournament to Flashpoint ⁠— before making the jump to the smaller franchised league after FPX expressed interest in their lineup.

With the promise of backing from the Chinese organization, home to the current League of Legends world champions, things were looking up.

However, as games were moved online, and then after one of his teammates was shipped off to Astralis, the tides quickly turned for the worse.

“Through a global pandemic, we fly across the globe, through a health risk, and everything to play a game for a living while everyone else is on standby,” he said.

“We’re out of our homes, out of our comfort zones. I don’t mind, because I’m willing to sacrifice everything it takes to do my best and become the best version that me and my team can be.

“Under whatever circumstances we were given, we kept on fighting to the end. We did our part to make this work, and I don’t know ⁠— I’m so gutted, honestly.

“The sacrifices being made, to family and friends to try and be the best you can in a video game, and then at the end of the day you aren’t allowed to play this video game ⁠— I don’t know. I don’t think I’ve ever been this mistreated in my entire life.”

While Astralis were public in outlining details with the trade, in a statement to HLTV, Heroic CEO Erik Askered claimed the Danish team were acting “in bad faith.”

“We are making legal preparation,” Askered said. “This is due to the fact that we know and can prove that Astralis has acted in bad faith, and have considerably affected the sale of Heroic to FPX.”

Heroic reportedly asked for $800k for es3tag to break his contract, which Astralis declined. Instead, they waited until he became a free agent in July. Astralis completed the player signing on March 19, before announcing the move on March 22.

cadiaN mentioned that he has “no grudge” against es3tag for making the jump to Astralis, but he is just “disappointed” with the situation as a whole.

“We, as players, just want to play. Warming up in the studio to play, and then being told you can’t play [is disappointing].”

Flashpoint will continue play on March 23 as Phase 1 starts to come to a close. FPX’s participation in Phase 2, which kicks off on March 27, is not yet confirmed.

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How to watch CSGO cs_summit 7: Stream, schedule & more

Published: 24/Jan/2021 0:23

by Alan Bernal

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Cs_summit 7 is inviting some of the biggest CSGO teams to one of the first events of 2021 that’ll feature a packed schedule filled with exciting matchups. There’s $200,000 and early bragging rights on the line as we kick off the new year’s campaign.


  • Cloud9, FaZe Clan, NiP will all be competing
  • A massive $200,000 prize pool is on the line
  • Last Chance format gives fourth-place teams chance for playoffs

There are a lot of teams hoping to get off on the right foot in the new year. After a lot of recent roster updates have left questions that remain answering with teams like Cloud9 and FaZe Clan, and this is a great chance to experiment with something new.

Meanwhile, we’re seeing teams testing out their project-rosters going up against notable competition, so there’s plenty of chances for upsets and nail-biters in the brief group play stage.

Cs_summit 7: Stream

The event is going to be streamed on Beyond the Summit’s CSGO channel with VODs being uploaded on their YouTube channel if you missed out.

Cs_summit 7: Format and Schedule

The 12 invited teams have been split into three groups for the event that runs through January 25 to January 31. The Group stage will have double-elimination best of three fixtures, with the first and second seed advancing to the playoffs.

Third placed teams will go into the ‘Last Chance Stage’ along with the best performing 4th place team in the entire group stage.

Two more teams will come out of the single-elimination best of three Last Chance stage to join the top eight in the playoffs. From there, the top eight will fight it out in single-elimination best of threes to crown the cs_summit 7 champion.

Day 1 — Monday, January 25

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Opening match OG vs Dignitas 5:00 AM 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Opening match Fnatic vs Complexity 5:00 AM 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Opening match FaZe Clan vs mouz 8:30 AM 11:30 AM 5:30 PM
Opening match Heroic vs MIBR 8:30 AM 11:30 AM 5:30 PM
Opening match FURIA vs Cloud9 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 9:00 PM
Opening match Virtus.pro vs NiP 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 9:00 PM

Day 2 — Tuesday, January 26

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Group A UB Finals TBD vs TBD 5:00 AM 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Group B UB Finals TBD vs TBD 8:30 AM 11:30 AM 5:30 PM
Group C UB Finals TBD vs TBD 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 9:00 PM

Day 3 — Wednesday, January 27

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Group A Elim game TBD vs TBD 5:00 AM 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Group B Elim game TBD vs TBD 8:30 AM 11:30 AM 5:30 PM
Group C Elim game TBD vs TBD 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 9:00 PM

Day 4 — Thursday, January 28

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Lower Bracket Final TBD vs TBD 5:00 AM 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Lower Bracket Final TBD vs TBD 8:30 AM 11:30 AM 5:30 PM
Lower Bracket Final TBD vs TBD 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 9:00 PM

Day 5 — Friday, January 29

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Last Chance TBD vs TBD 5:00 AM 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Last Chance TBD vs TBD 8:30 AM 11:30 AM 5:30 PM
Quarterfinals TBD vs TBD 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 9:00 PM

Day 6 — Saturday, January 30

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Quarterfinals TBD vs TBD 5:00 AM 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Quarterfinals TBD vs TBD 8:30 AM 11:30 AM 5:30 PM
Quarterfinals TBD vs TBD 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 9:00 PM

Day 7 — Sunday, January 31

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Semifinals TBD vs TBD 5:00 AM 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Semifinals TBD vs TBD 8:30 AM 11:30 AM 5:30 PM
Grand Finals TBD vs TBD 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 9:00 PM

Cs_summit 7: Standings

Group A

Placements Team Record
OG 0 – 0
Complexity Gaming 0 – 0
Fnatic 0 – 0
Dignitas 0 – 0

Group B

Placements Team Record
Heroic 0 – 0
mousesports 0 – 0
FaZe Clan 0 – 0
MIBR 0 – 0

Group C

Placements Team Record
FURIA 0 – 0
Virtus.pro 0 – 0
Cloud9 0 – 0
Ninjas in Pyjamas 0 – 0

Cs_summit 7: Teams

Like mentioned before, there are some teams that are going to be testing out new players in their five-man rosters. A few days before the event, FaZe Clan still doesn’t have a completed team, so there’s going to be interesting games in cs_summit 7, to say the least.

Team Players
Cloud9 floppy ALEX mezii es3tag Xeppaa
Complexity Gaming blameF RUSH k0nfig poizon jks
Dignitas f0rest friberg hallzerk H4RR3 HEAP
FaZe Clan rain coldzera broky Kjaerbye x
Fnatic KRIMZ JW Brollan Golden Jackinho
FURIA Esports yuurih arT VINI KSCERATO honda
Heroic stavn b0RUP cadiaN TeSeS niko
MIBR chelo yel shz boltz danoco
mousesports ropz karrigan frozen Bymas acoR
Ninjas in Pyjamas REZ Polpski twist nawwk hampus
OG NBK Aleksib valde ISSAA mantuu
virtus.pro buster qikert Jame SANJI YEKINDAR