Flashpoint was officially announced on Feb 5th 2020. The major difference between flashpoint and all other league is that it’s owned and run by the teams. Big organisations like Cloud9, MIBR, Dignitas, c0ntact Gaming, OverActive Media, Gen.G, Mad Lions and many more paid a $2 million franchise fees to form this esports league.
What makes Flashpoint extremely interesting, is its moto – By the teams and for the teams. Not like the esports leagues of Call of duty or Overwatch where the leagues are run by the game publishers who have complete control throughout the tournament. Involvement of the teams will motivate the players to give their best on and off the stage.
Everyone benefits, and I think that is going to be the way of the future
B Site Inc. and FACEIT are together the organisers of the league.
Flashpoint open qualifiers began from February 6th across three regions: Europe, North America and South America.
Each region had its 4 open qualifiers from which top two teams of each qualifier competed with the 8 invited teams in closed qualifiers from Feb 14-17, 2020.
The LAN Qualifiers saw the top two teams of closed qualifiers from each region along with two invited teams BIG and Copenhagen Flames which held from March 3-5, 2020.
Team Orgless won the qualifiers along with Team BIG coming as the runnerup.
Team Orgless and BIG will compete with the 10 Flashpoint Founding teams where they’ll be split into three GSL groups of four.
These 12 teams will play the group stage in two phases out of which best 8 teams will confirm their slot for the playoffs.
The league’s final phase will start from March 13 – April 19, 2020. The venus for the finals is decided to be FACEIT Studios, Los Angeles.
Season 1 of the Flashpoint has the prize pool of $10,000,000. Making it a top tier league of Counter-Strike.
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