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Flashpoint CSGO ‘B Site’ League reveals tournament-style format

Published: 5/Feb/2020 19:08 Updated: 5/Feb/2020 19:09

by Scott Robertson

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FACEIT have officially announced that their new CS:GO B Site League’s is named FLASHPOINT, while also revealing the official format and broadcast talent that will be used in the inaugural season.

The “next generation of CS:GO competition” has officially been announced, as B Site Inc. and FACEIT have revealed the official branding and format for their highly-discussed ‘B Site League’ project.

Titled FLASHPOINT and officially announced on February 5, its creators revealed that it’s less of an actual league and more of a “tournament series” that culminates in a double-elimination bracket.

FLASHPOINT official 2020 format

FLASHPOINT will consist of 10 partnered teams, as well as two teams that qualify from open qualifiers.

A report from the week prior also revealed that teams competing without organizations will receive monthly stipends from the league, should they qualify.

The series will consist of two phases, and each phase will consist of three groups of four teams each. Captains of each team will decide the groups in a selection show before the phase begins, after the top three seeds are randomly distributed between groups.

Each group will then play a double-elimination style format, and the results of that tournaments series will determine how groups are decided for the next series.

The tournaments’ results also determine the number of playoff points earned, and the top eight teams in playoff points will qualify for playoffs. Those eight teams will compete in a double-elimination playoffs bracket. All matches in all series will be a best-of-three format.

This whole process is thoroughly explained in the video below:

So far, Dignitas, MIBR, Gen.G, and MAD Lions have all officially announced their partnerships with FLASHPOINT. The Dignitas announcement reveals that the series will “take inspiration from UFC and WWE,” and will feature $2 million in prizes during 2020.

c0ntact Gaming, who recently acquired the CR4ZY roster, are also rumored to be one of the league’s partnered teams, but the full list of participating organizations hasn’t been revealed.

FLASHPOINT is scheduled to begin in March. We will provide more updates regarding exact start dates and other partnered teams as the information becomes available.

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How to watch BLAST Premier Fall 2020: stream, teams, schedule

Published: 24/Oct/2020 6:55

by Andrew Amos

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The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi vs NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses vs OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality vs Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG vs FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis vs MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA vs G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm