Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken is one of the most talented CS:GO players to come out of North America, but he’s gone from solo carry star to a great team-focused player.
When the first version of Counter-Strike was released, Twistzz wasn’t even born yet. Despite all that he’s done in the scene, he’s still one of the youngest pros competing at the highest level of the game.
His path to the top may have been quick, but it certainly wasn’t immediate. He spent the first few years of his career putting lower-tier teams on his back and pulled them into the bigger stages, but always hit a ceiling that prevented them from going further.
After joining Team Liquid at just the age of 17, he slotted into one of the most talented lineups ever assembled with stars everywhere, and this meant he would need to learn how to support his teammates while also being his usual hard carry self at times.
This is the story of how Twistzz went from being the solo carry monster to Liquid’s dependable and supportive team player.
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.