Flashpoint Global Qualifier Kicks Off
The new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league, Flashpoint, enters the final qualifying stage later today. Flashpoint, sponsored by FaceIt and B Site Inc. is a competitive CS:GO league designed as direct competition to ESEA. The inaugural season will host 12 teams compromised of 2 qualifying teams and 10 invited founder squads. Running March 3-5, 8 teams face off for $64 thousand in prize money and the last 2 spots in the league.
SickOdds gathered all the need to know information regarding this week’s tournaments including group stages, scheduling, where to watch and more.
After a gruelling open and closed qualifier the best teams fly to Los Angeles, CA this week to compete in The Global Qualifier. The tournament features two double-elimination groups (group A and group B), each group has four teams. After the first series of matches, a best-of-three format will be instated. The top two teams from each group move on to a single-elimination, best-of-three semi-finals. The semi-final victors lock down their spot in the league.
- AVEZ (Poland)
- BIG (Germany)
- DETONA (Brazil)
- Orgless (Canada)
- Chaos EC (North America)
- Copenhagen Flames (Denmark)
- Redemption POA (Brazil)
- HAVU (Finland)
Schedule and where to watch
The complete schedule for Flashpoint Global Qualifier March 3-5 is listed below. Want to tune in? Be sure to follow their official Twitch channel, FlashpointCS.
Tuesday, March 3:
- 12:00 EST: BIG Vs. DETONA | BO1
- 1:30 EST: AVEZ Vs. Orgless | BO1
- 15:00 EST: Copenhagen Flames Vs. Redemption POA | BO1
- 16:30 EST: HAVU Vs. Chaos | BO1
- 18:00 EST: Group A winners’ match | BO3
- 21:00 EST: Group B winner’s match | BO3
Wednesday, March 4:
- 12:00 EST: Group A elimination match | BO3
- 15:00 EST: Group B elimination match | BO3
- 18:00 EST: Group A decider match | BO3
- 21:00 EST: Group B decider match | BO3
Thursday, March 5:
- 12:00 EST: Semi-final #1 |BO3
- 15:00 EST: Semi-final #2 | BO3
The prize pool, awards, and distribution
The tournament has a $64 thousand prize pool and will be distributed as follows:
- 1-2. $16,000 + 1 spot in Flashpoint Season 1
- 1-2. $16,000 +1 spot in Flashpoint Season 1
- 3-4. $8,000
- 5-6. $5,000
- 7-8. $3,000
The top two teams will join the competing franchise teams including Cloud9, MIBR, Gen.G, MAD Lions, Dignitas, and c0ntact.
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