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MIBR blow crazy lead as MAD Lions win Flashpoint 1 – Final placements

Published: 20/Apr/2020 12:35 Updated: 20/Apr/2020 12:52

by Joe O'Brien

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MAD Lions have won Flashpoint 1 after pulling off an incredible comeback in the final map to defeat MIBR 2-1.

It was little surprise to see MAD Lions and MIBR end up in the grand final, with the pair having been the top performing teams over the course of both the Flashpoint season and the playoffs.

When they first met in the winner bracket final it was MIBR who got the best of the match-up, taking a 2-1 win to secure the first spot in the grand final. MAD Lions were forced to fight off HAVU Gaming, who they beat 2-0 in the lower bracket final, to claim their own place.

In the grand final itself, the teams traded maps, setting up a decider on Train, but it looked like MIBR would once again defeat MAD Lions after they took a commanding 12-3 lead into the second half.

Flashpoint 1 stage

MIBR could never get their own T-side rolling, however, and MAD Lions were able to claw their way back, giving the Brazilian squad only a solitary round after the side switch to claim the map 16-13, and the series 2-1.

With their win, MAD Lions also took home a massive $500,000 – fittingly, the lion’s share of the $1 million total prize pool for Flashpoint 1, marking the biggest win both in the organization’s history, and for any of the players.

Both MAD Lions and MIBR are founder teams of Flashpoint, and so will return for the next iteration of the competition. Flashpoint have yet to confirm details for their second tournament, however.

The final placements for Flashpoint 1 can be seen below.

Placement Team Prize
1 MAD Lions $500,000
2 MIBR $250,000
3 HAVU Gaming $100,000
4 Cloud9 $50,000
5-6 Gen.G Esports $35,000
5-6 Orgless $35,000
7-8 FunPlus Phoenix $15,000
7-8 Chaos Esports Club $15,000
9 c0ntact Gaming
10 Dignitas
11 Team Envy
12 Copenhagen Flames
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Juggernaut vs Colossus: How Cloud9 shocked Complexity @ Blast Fall Showdown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:39

by Alan Bernal

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The head-to-head between Complexity’s reformed Juggernaut and Cloud9’s Colossus was a matchup the CS:GO community were waiting to go down, and their clash at the BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Showdown didn’t disappoint.

The hype around HenryG’s C9 was just starting to take shape with matchday results. But many saw their match against a Complexity side who had already booked a trip to the Blast Global Finals in 2021 as the Colossus’ first real test.

Backed by IGL Benjamin ‘blameF’ Bremer, Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke, and latest addition Justin ‘jks’ Savage, the Juggernauts were seen as favorites against the new Cloud9 roster.

Complexity managed to take the first map off of impressive clutch moments and a more cohesive structure in navigating Cloud9’s Nuke pick. Something that is expected from a core lineup who’s been together for a year.

C9 didn’t start the series with a win, but they did show an aggressive T-side that got them up to 10-5 after the first half. But Juggernauts hit back even harder when it was their turn to attack, only giving up three rounds on their way to a 16-13 win.

The rest of the series saw the premier headlines shine: Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker’s AWP against his old team, IGL’s blameF and ‘Alex’ McMeekin masterminding plays, and star players Patrick ‘es3tag’ Hansen versus jks.

The matchup resulted in a shocking upset win for C9, but the duel formed a new narrative around the two storied orgs who are embarking in their next eras.