Flashpoint confirm all 12 CSGO teams joining Season 1 league - Dexerto

Flashpoint confirm all 12 CSGO teams joining Season 1 league

Published: 11/Mar/2020 23:42

by Andrew Amos


Flashpoint has announced the 12 teams set to compete in the first season of the ESL Pro League competitor, with a mix of up-and-coming talent and veterans from North America, Brazil, and Europe.

After weeks of speculation and rumors, the team list for Flashpoint’s inaugural season has been finalized on March 11.

It confirms reports from March 10 that League of Legends World champions FunPlus Phoenix would be entering CS:GO through the league, although their actual roster is yet to be confirmed.

MAD Lions playing CSGO DreamHack
MAD Lions are the highest ranked team in Flashpoint, sitting at 12th on the HLTV rankings.

Flashpoint originally came in with the promise of ensuring all teams in the league will be ranked higher than 20th on their own rankings. However, only three teams are expected to come in above that benchmark, according to HLTV rankings.

MAD Lions (12th) and Gen.G (15th) have already confirmed their line-ups, and the Heroic roster (14th) is expected to join FunPlus Phoenix to make up the third top-20 squad. The rest of the teams are ranked from 25th to 51st.

BIG, who was originally listed as one of the partners orgs in Flashpoint, is a notable exclusion. It’s reported the German squad will be moving over to ESL Pro League, possibly taking the spot vacated by the ex-Heroic roster now at FPX.

The list of teams includes fan-favorite orgs like Cloud9, Dignitas, and MIBR, alongside up-and-coming teams like HAVU, Copenhagen Flames, and c0ntact.

While the teams have been announced, groups will be drawn on March 12 ahead of this weekend’s action. Teams will be split into three groups of four, before playing a GSL-style bracket to determine the top teams to progress to playoffs.

The finals for the first season were set to be played in Stockholm in April before the event was canceled due to the global coronavirus outbreak. Instead, it’ll be played behind closed doors in Los Angeles to ensure the safety of players.

Flashpoint Season 1 kicks off on March 13 from the FACEIT Studio in Los Angeles.

The teams competing in Flashpoint Season 1 are as follows:

  • c0ntact: emi, rallen, ottoNd, SHiPZ, EspiranTo
  • Chaos Esports Club: steel, smooya, vanity, cam, ben1337
  • Cloud9: Sonic, JT, floppy, motm, oSee
  • Copenhagen Flames: Nodios, HooXi, refrezh, TeSeS, Farlig
  • Dignitas: f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, Xizt, GuardiaN, friberg
  • FunPlus Phoenix: es3tag, stavn, b0RUP, Snappi, cadiaN
  • Gen.G: BnTeT, daps, autimatic, koosta, s0m
  • HAVU: sAw, ZOREE, sLowi, doto, hoody
  • MAD Lions: AcilioN, Bubzkji, acoR, sjuush, roeJ
  • MIBR: FalleN, kNgV-, fer, TACO, meyern
  • Orgless: FNS, yay, Subroza, WARDELL, Infinite
  • Team Envy: MICHU, Calyx, Nifty, ryann, moose

BLAST Premier Global Final – G2 Esports and Astralis come out on top

Published: 19/Jan/2021 23:36 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 9:17

by Albert Petrosyan


BLAST Premier Global Final is finally underway! The grand finale of the 2020 BLAST season is going to see the best and most prestigious teams in the world compete for the chance to earn $1 million. Here’s the event schedule, stream and results. 

  • Vitality vs Complexity to kick-off the day’s action (1:30PM CET)
  • G2 Esports 2-1 FURIA — honda shines for the Brazilians
  • Astralis 2-1 Evil Geniuses

BLAST Premier Global Final: Stream

As with all other BLAST competitions, the 2020 Global Final will be broadcast live on their official Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded above for your convenience.

The tournament will likely also be live-streamed on BLAST’s YouTube channel, which is also where the VoDs for all the matches will be uploaded, so feel free to check that out if you missed any games throughout the event.

BLAST Premier Global Final: Schedule & results



Day 2 — Wednesday, January 20

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Winners R1 Vitality vs Complexity 4:30 AM 7:30 AM 1:30 PM
Winners R1  Na’Vi vs Team Liquid 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Losers R1 Evil Geniuses vs FURIA 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Day 3 — Thursday, January 21

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Losers R1 TBD vs TBD 4:30 AM 7:30 AM 1:30 PM
Winners R2 Astralis vs G2 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Winners R2 TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Day 4 — Friday, January 22

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Losers R2 TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Losers R2 TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Day 5 — Saturday, January 23

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Winners Final TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Losers Final TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Day 6 — Sunday, January 23

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Consolidation Final TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Grand Final TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Day 1 — Tuesday, January 19

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Winners R1 Astralis 2-1 Evil Geniuses 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Winners R1 G2 2-1 FURIA 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Astralis & G2 edge through to semi-finals

Astralis opened by taking on Evil Geniuses in a three-game series, with the first map (Inferno) going the way of EG (16-14). The North American’s ability to convert pistol rounds was not enough to guarantee a second map, as both Overpass (16-8) and Vertigo (16-6) was claimed by the Danes. Xyp9x’s AUG proved too hot to handle on Overpasss — will we see it again?

G2 Esports vs FURIA was a much closer affair. G2 took the initiative on Inferno (16-12), snatching FURIA’s map pick. After falling short on Mirage (14-16), G2 bounced back on Nuke (16-10) to clinch the series. NiKo shined, as he clocked out with +20 frags, going 70-50 in three maps.

Watch Now: Can Anyone Beat Astralis @ BLAST Global Finals?

Blast Premier Global Final: Teams & players

Eight total teams will be in attendance at this year’s BLAST Global Final, all of them qualifying through a variety of competitions, such as the Spring Finals, Fall Finals and BLAST Premier Circuit.

Lots of eyes will be on Team Liquid, who will be with their new star acquisition, FalleN, after the Brazilian legend joined their ranks to replace Twistzz.

Team Qualified via Players
Astralis Fall Finals device, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk, Bubzkji (s), zonic (C)
Complexity European Spring Finals blameF, RUSH, k0nfig, jks, JUGi, keita (C)
Evil Geniuses American Spring Finals Brehze, CeRq, Ethan, tarik, Stanislaw, zews (C)
FURIA Esports BLAST Premier Circuit yuurih, arT, VINI, KSCERATO, honda
G2 Esports BLAST Premier Circuit kennyS, AmaNEk, nexa, huNter-, NiKo, maLeK (C)
Team Liquid BLAST Premier Circuit ELiGE, NAF, Stewie2K, Grim, FalleN, moses (C)
Natus Vincere BLAST Premier Circuit flamie, s1mple, electronic, Boombl4, Perfecto, B1T (s), B1ad3 (C)
Team Vitality European Spring Finals apEX, RpK, ZywOo, shox, misutaaa, Nivera (s), XTQZZZ (C)

BLAST Premier Global Final: Final Placements

Eight teams are battling it out for their share of $1 million… Additionally, BLAST are gifting the winners an exclusive TW Steel watch to complement the $600k in cash.

Placement  Team Prize
1 TBD $600,000
2 TBD $200,000
3 TBD $80,000
4 TBD $50,000
5-6 TBD $20,000
7-8 TBD $15,000