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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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Liazz reportedly joining Gen.G after 100 Thieves CSGO split

Published: 22/Oct/2020 1:45 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 2:11

by Andrew Amos

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The former members of 100 Thieves are some of CS:GO’s hottest free agents right now, and Gen.G might have snagged themselves one. Jay ‘Liazz’ Tregillgas is reportedly set to join the North America team, filling in for one of Damian ‘daps’ Steele and Sam ‘s0m’ Oh.

The brakes were pulled on Gen.G’s CS:GO project after the departure of IGL daps and rising star s0m. The duo moved to Valorant, becoming the first two core members of NRG. However, not all hope is lost for the up-and-coming squad.

With 100 Thieves pulling out of CS:GO, most of the highly sought after Aussie core is up for grabs. Gen.G might have just snapped up one of the best prospects.

Liazz is set to join Gen.G CS:GO as their newest member, according to reports from DBLTAP. The 23-year-old Australian was hitting a purple patch just as 100 Thieves dropped his roster on their way out of the title.

Liazz joined the 100 Thieves core back in September 2018, when it was still known as Renegades. He was known as one of the best riflers in Australia, having led the Order squad to the top of Australian CS:GO before going international.

On 100 Thieves, things weren’t as smooth sailing. While it started off well with a second-place at IEM Beijing 2019, and ended well with another runner-up spot at ESL Pro League Season 12 NA, the middle section was patchy.

The core hasn’t won a title since the Katowice Asia Minor back in January 2019, often placing behind the likes of Furia, Team Liquid, and Evil Geniuses in North America.

Gen.G have shown a lot of promise, although this has waned with the departure of s0m and daps. While the team got off to a blistering start by winning DreamHack Open Anaheim and the ESL One Road to Rio, they’ve fallen off recently.

Liazz playing for Renegades at StarLadder Season 6
StarLadder
Liazz was a part of the Renegades-100 Thieves core for two years.

Playing with Danny ‘cxzi’ Strzelczyk as a stand-in, they finished ESL Pro League Season 12 NA in 5-6th. The roster shuffle is going to affect their RMR points too, given daps and s0m were on the team during the first qualifiers.

Gen.G is yet to make a public statement on the reports. Liazz also has yet to publicly comment. We will update you as more information arises.