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How to watch FLASHPOINT Season 1 – Stream, schedule, teams

Published: 12/Mar/2020 15:46 Updated: 25/Mar/2020 3:19

by Scott Robertson


Flashpoint’s organizers have revealed a new online schedule for the CS:GO competition’s remaining matches for Phase 1, after announcing a transition to completely online play earlier in the week.

Due to the ongoing concern surrounding the virus outbreak, Flashpoint joined ESL in moving all future matches online after suspending offline play on Monday, March 16.


The new competitive Counter-Strike venture between B Site Inc. and FACEIT kicked off its first season on March 13, but fans only got to watch one weekend of the teams actually competing together in person.


The online matches will still be streamed on FLASHPOINT’s Twitch channel.


Participating teams

  • Cloud9 (Founding Member)
  • C0ntact Gaming (Founding Member)
  • Dignitas (Founding Member)
  • Gen.G (Founding Member)
  • MAD Lions (Founding Member)
  • MIBR (Founding Member)
  • Team Envy (Founding Member)
  • FunPlus Phoenix (Founding Member)
  • Orgless (LAN Qualifier)
  • Chaos Esports (LAN Qualifier)
  • HAVU (LAN Qualifier)
  • Copenhagen Flames (LAN Qualifier)

On March 11, FLASHPOINT announced the final entries to the 12 member list of participating teams, including reigning LoL world champions FunPlus Phoenix from China, Finnish organization HAVU, NA roster Chaos Esports Club, and Danish team Copenhagen Flames.

Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields, who is participating in the leadership of FLASHPOINT’s creative direction, cheekily remarked that Flashpoint was now one of the “top two online CS:GO “league” in the world confirmed,” after the news they were moving to all-online format broke.


With the rescheduling, multiple matches between teams from the same group will no longer be held on the same day, but other than that, the groups should stay the same.

  • Group A (Ingame Feeders): Mad Lions, Copenhagen Flames (CPHF), c0ntact, HAVU
  • Group B (Assisted Living): FunPlus Phoenix, Cloud9, Orgless, Dignitas
  • Group C (Snakes and Ratters): Gen.G, Envy, MIBR, Chaos Esports Club


FLASHPOINT Season 1 kicks off with three double-elimination GSL group stage brackets with four teams each. The winners of each group stage will be split into separate groups for the second stage, with all the other teams split between the three as well.

The new schedule for Phase 1 swaps the order of matches to better suit teams as they transition to playing from home or from the LA apartments provided by the tournament organizers.

Flashpoint has also confirmed that any previous dates for Phase 2 are currently being reviewed, and have yet to be confirmed as they work to finalize the schedule.

Date Round Match PST EST GMT
March 13 Group A Upper Bracket Round 1 MAD Lions 1-2 HAVU 10 AM 1 PM 5 PM
March 13 Group A Upper Bracket Round 1 CPHF 0-2 c0ntact 1 PM 4 PM 8 PM
March 14 Group B Upper Bracket Round 1 FPX 1-2 Cloud9 10 AM 1 PM 5 PM
March 14 Group B Upper Bracket Round 1 Orgless 1-2 Dignitas 1 PM 4 PM 8 PM
March 15 Group C Upper Bracket Round 1 Gen.G 2-1 Envy 10 AM 1 PM 5 PM
March 15 Group C Upper Bracket Round 1 Chaos 2-0 MIBR 1 PM 4 PM 8 PM
March 20* Group B Lower Bracket Round 1 MIBR 2-0 Envy 10 AM 1 PM 5 PM
March 20* Group C Upper Bracket Final Dig 0-2 Cloud9 1 PM 4 PM 8 PM
March 21* Group A Lower Bracket Round 1 CPHF 1-2 MAD 10 AM 1 PM 5 PM
March 21* Group B Upper Bracket Final Gen.G 0-2 Chaos 1 PM 4 PM 8 PM
March 22* Group C Lower Bracket Round 1 Orgless W-FF FPX 10 AM 1 PM 5 PM
March 22* Group A Upper Bracket Final HAVU 2-1 c0ntact 1 PM 4 PM 8 PM
March 23* Group A Lower Bracket Final contact o-2 MAD 9 AM 12 PM 4 PM
March 23* Group B Lower Bracket Final Gen.G 0-2 MIBR 12 PM 3 PM 7 PM
March 23* Group C Lower Bracket Final Dignitas 1-2 Orgless 3 PM 6 PM 10 PM
March 24* Group A Grand Final HAVU 0-2 MAD 9 AM 12 PM 4 PM
March 24* Group B Grand Final Chaos 1-2 MIBR 12 PM 3 PM 7 PM
March 24* Group C Grand Final Cloud9 2-1 Orgless 3 PM 6 PM 10 PM

How Tabsen rebuilt German Counter-Strike

Published: 13/Oct/2020 1:51

by Alan Bernal


German Counter-Strike was a marvel to see in the days of 1.6, and it’s been a long time since the scene had much acclaim. But Johannes ‘tabseN’ Wodarz has slowly been building up the country’s prominence in the esport alongside the rest of the BIG lineup.

Hailing from pre-Source era LANs, tabseN was there when the Germans were a force to be reckoned with, alongside the neighboring French teams of the time. But that pales in comparison to modern CS:GO, where a German player has yet to even grace a grand finals for a Major.


Looking to right that wrong, tabseN would leave NRG Esports in 2017 to create Berlin International Gaming (BIG). He linked up with Fatih ‘gob b’ Dayik and Nikola ‘LEGIJA’ Ninic to take Germany back to its CS glory days.

The early road was rocky, to say the least. Roster changes and injuries marred the first couple years.


This made it hard for tabseN and co. to put together any meaningful results, with only minor success or deep bracket runs that would fizzle out before reaching the finals. TabseN didn’t win a single championship in 2019, that was his first dry year since 2012.

Then the online era of 2020 rolled around, where he was now the prominent IGL and the team had added Florian ‘syrsoN’ Rische and Nils ‘k1to’ Gruhne to the lineup.

Like classic German engineering, he would create a team that could withstand major obstacles and persist pressure. This is the story of how tabseN rebuilt German Counter-Strike.