At the mere age of 20, he is seen as one of the finest talents North America has produced, and with plenty of silverware already under his belt, Team Liquid’s Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken seems to have gone from strength to strength.
Twistzz has been hyped to be the next headshot machine now that Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom is not at his prime. During his highs, the Belgian was hitting 70% of his kills as headshots, whereas the Canadian’s peak was in 2019 of 66.2%
Although it’s hard to say that the Team Liquid rifler will take over ScreaM’s records, it’s safe to presume he has a fair chance to surpass the one-tap king with one thing, for sure, he is definitely not one dimensional.
One of his greatest performances was during ESL One New York. During the final against mousesports, he put up 120 frags over five maps – the highest by a longshot – and he also had an HLTV rating of 1.34 which earned him his first MVP but, unfortunately, his team lost the series.
Sadly for Twistzz, his peak years have been in the Astralis era which is gatekeeping him away from the top of the podium. He has a staggering 12 second-place finishes so far in his career – with eight of them coming against the Danish squad.
The North American star was vital in his team’s run of five consecutive LAN event wins in 2019, including claiming the $1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam bonus. However, they once again played second fiddle to the Danes as they knocked them out of the StarLadder Berlin Major.
It is fair to say, after what he has achieved in just less than a five-year span, that Twistzz has earned the right to be in contention for the title of ‘Headshot King’.
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.