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In the beginning, the league will be played in two group stages (double-elimination format). Every group will consist of 4 teams. All the matches in the tournament are played as Bo3 matches.
After the dust from the group stage settles, the best 8 teams will continue into the Playoffs. The teams are ranked based on the number of points they win during the group stage.
After the standard Playoff format, the two best teams will test their strength in the Grand Final, where only one gets to leave as a champion.
Whats special about Flashpoint
Like any other grand tournament, Flashpoint hosts only the best competitors in the world. They are a project that has been in the making for quite some time. Apart from many great features, the prize pool is also one of the many things that will have an impact in the Counter-Strike community, which at their first event was a staggering $1,000,000 USD!
On top of that Flashpoint is one of the tournaments to make contracts with some of the best teams in the world, ensuring that we get to see the best competition possible every time the event is held.
Flashpoint's first event
The inaugural season of Flashpoint was supposed to happen as a series of live events, but due to the world pandemic, the whole concept was transferred to an online platform. However, that did not stop the players, nor the fans, to enjoy the thing we all love the most – CS:GO.
The prize pool was mentioned above, and the 12 amazing participants were Cloud9, c0ntact, Dignitas, Envy, Gen.G, MAD Lions, MIBR, FunPlus Phoenix, Orgless, Chaos, HAVU
and Copenhagen Flames.
The tournament went to MAD Lions who were able to defeat MIBR in the Grand Final by 2:1, and take home an amazing award of $500,000 USD. They were not the favorites going into the league, but after spectacular performances from the whole roster, they were able to get to the top of this esports mountain. They were an example of how team effort and greatly implemented strategy can lead to unexpected success.
With all that being said and done, it is fair to conclude that we have gotten another big tournament that will present us with a lot of talent in the future, and bring the best entertainment to our eyes.