Keith ‘NAF’ Marković and Team Liquid weren’t ready for each other when they first joined forces in 2015, but upon reuniting three years later, everyone has benefitted.
Despite only being 22 years old, NAF’s career has already followed a convoluted and crooked path. Through struggles to find a stable organization, to being on the outside looking in on the best North American squads forming as well as having to rediscover his style as a part of the Australian Renegades line-up.
Throughout all of NAF’s career, he has been sharpening his CSGO toolset becoming one of North America’s most dynamic and versatile players. One of the things he mastered in this way is recoil control, a skill that has helped him rank as one of the best in the world.
When he returned to Team Liquid in 2018, he was the final piece of the puzzle they needed to make their squad a legitimate powerhouse on some of the biggest stages in the world.
While Jonathan ‘EliGE’ Jablonowski and Nicholas ‘nitr0’ Cannella were working on Team Liquid, NAF was working on himself and rejoined them to form the partnership that would become world-class contenders.
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.