Oscar ‘Mixwell’ Cañellas is unquestionably the best CS:GO player Spain has ever produced, but he is now taking his talent into Valorant.
Even though the country is a hotbed for more traditional sports such as Soccer and Tennis, Spain has never really had much of a Counter-Strike scene. As a young, superstar talent, Mixwell had little trouble rising to the top domestically, but he still couldn’t break the nut of international tournaments.
When given the opportunity to move to North America and join OpTic Gaming, Mixwell jumped at the chance. Not everything went perfect for Cañellas with the org, but he helped them achieve what was – at the time – the biggest international victory for a predominantly North American lineup in CS:GO.
After leaving OpTic, Mixwell struggled to find a place that was perfect for him and after a few failed experiments he decided to put everything he had into the new game on the block, Valorant. Now he is working to build a new legacy in the fledgeling esports scene of Riot’s tactical FPS.
This is the story of Mixwell, the lone Spanish prodigy who tried to carry a nation, featuring insights on his journey from the man himself.
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.