North American Esports organization Team Envy are pursuing Finn “karrigan” Andersen to return to their CS:GO roster long term, according to multiple sources.
Karrigan played for Team Envy at the Americas Minor on loan from FaZe Clan and it appears they would like to add him on a permanent basis.
During his short stint with the roster in January, Envy narrowly missed qualifying for the IEM Katowice Major. After finishing in third place at the Americas Minor, they missed a second opportunity to qualify at the Minor Play-in after losing to North.
Karrigan would go on to try and help the team qualify for Intel Extreme Masters XIV: Sydney, but lost 2-0 to Ghost Gaming in the qualifier.
In order to acquire Karrigan, Envy or any other organization will have to pay a buyout figure to FaZe Clan as well as come to an agreement with the player himself for his future contract. Multiple sources have confirmed with Dexerto that the buyout for Karrigan is at least $150,000 USD.
Karrigan could be a major piece for Team Envy moving forward.
Team Envy were able to hold on to the ESL Pro League Slot during Season 8 Relegation which means they are qualified for Season 9 of ESL Pro League.
This season will exist entirely on LAN for the first time in league history and is set to begin on April 12th. Sixteen teams will qualify for the playoffs of the tournament split between Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific regions.
Organizers have revealed the new schedule for Flashpoint Season 2, which will see teams competing for the largest CSGO prize pool of 2020 at $1 million.
The competition has been held completely online since March, due to the ongoing concern surrounding the global health situation, and that will continue for Season 2 as well.
This tournament venture between B Site Inc. and FACEIT kicks off its second season on November 10, 2020, with participating teams and the schedule released in the days leading up to the start.
So, let’s take a look at which teams are playing when, and how you can catch all the action.
Opening matches for Flashpoint Season 2.
The matches will all be streamed on FLASHPOINT’s Twitch channel, and with no in-person attendance and all games being held completely remotely, this will be the only way to watch the matches.
Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields, who is participating in the leadership of FLASHPOINT’s creative direction, has predicted Group C will definitely be the one to watch, with OG (who are favored by many to win it all) and potential dark horses Cloud9 battling it out, along with Virtus.Pro in the mix as well, who finally seem to be getting in the swing of online play.
In Group B, BIG emerges as a clear favorite, but Thorin added “there will be heavy competition for the second-best team.” Finally, all eyes in Group A will be focused on taking down MAD Lions, who came out on top in first place following Flashpoint Season 1.
How Flashpoints Season 2 will work, from Group stages all the way to the Grand Final.
Flashpoint Season 2 format & schedule
FLASHPOINT Season 2 will start off with a Group Stage where 12 teams will compete in three different Groups. The top two teams in each group will automatically qualify for the Playoffs.