Teams selected for group play of Flashpoint 2 to begin assault for $1 million prize pool

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On-Air Talent and Group Play Schedule Unveiled for Nov. 10-22

LONDON (Nov. 6, 2020) – Flashpoint, the global Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament series from team-owned esports organization B Site, Inc., announced that the teams have selected their initial draws for Group Play in Flashpoint 2. These teams will be competing for the largest CS:GO prize pool in 2020 of $1 million, with the champions taking $500,000 and the AK-47 Trophy. Group Play will take place Nov. 10-22, with the Playoffs on Nov. 30-Dec. 5 and the Grand Final on Dec. 6.

Group Stage schedule

The group draws are (with global rankings)

Group AFnatic (#11), c0ntact, Dignitas, MAD Lions
Group BBIG (#6), Team Envy, forZe (#26), MIBR
Group COG (#7), Cloud9, Gen.G (#29), Virtus.Pro (#15)

“Some compelling storylines leap off the page with Group C that looks to be the strongest with OG as a tournament favorite, Cloud9 as a dark horse and Virtus.pro as an emerging force online,” said Duncan “⁠Thorin⁠” Shields, Creative Director and On-Air Analyst of Flashpoint. ”Group B has BIG as a clear favorite, but there will be heavy competition for the second best team. Finally, Group A reignites a classic rivalry with f0rest and friberg with Dignitas facing the Fnatic duo of JW and flusha who have played in three early major finals and tangled many times over the years.”

Flashpoint 2’s format consists of a Group Stage where our 12 teams selected each other into three GSL Groups. The top two teams in each group will automatically qualify for the Playoffs, while the teams who finish 7th-10th will compete in Last Chance matches for the final two Playoff berths. Flashpoint’s Playoffs will consist of an 8 team, double-elimination bracket.

Earlier this week, B Site also confirmed the on-air talent that will be covering Flashpoint 2. Christopher “⁠MonteCristo⁠” Mykles and Duncan “⁠Thorin⁠” Shields return and will be joined by James “⁠BARDOLPH⁠” Bardolph, Anders “⁠Anders⁠” Blume, Christine “⁠potter⁠” Chi, Alex “⁠Mauisnake⁠” Ellenberg, Alex “hawka” Hawkins, Allan Hender, Auguste “⁠Semmler⁠” Massonnat, and Freya Spiers.

Flashpoint 2 Group Play Schedule

Date13:00 (GMT)16:00 (GMT)
Tuesday, Nov 10 – Group A Upper Semi-FinalsFnatic vs. c0ntactDignitas vs. MAD Lions
Wednesday, Nov 11 – Group B Upper Semi-FinalsTeam Envy vs. forZeBIG vs. MIBR
Thursday, Nov 12 – Group C Upper Semi-FinalsCloud9 vs. Virtus.proOG vs. Gen.G
Friday, Nov 13Group A Upper Bracket FinalGroup A Lower Bracket R1
Saturday, Nov 14Group B Upper Bracket FinalGroup B Lower Bracket R1
Sunday, Nov 15Group C Upper Bracket FinalGroup C Lower Bracket R1
Thursday, Nov 19Group A Lower Bracket FinalGroup B Lower Bracket Final
Friday, Nov 20Group C Lower Bracket FinalGroup A Grand Final
Saturday, Nov 21Group B Grand FinalGroup C Grand Final
Sunday, Nov 22Last Chance #1Last Chance #2

About B Site, Inc.

B Site Inc. is the first esports media company funded and run by team organizations including Cloud9, c0ntact Gaming, Dignitas, Envy Gaming, FunPlus Phoenix, Gen.G, MIBR and OverActive Media and in partnership with FACEIT. Its mission is to create sustainability and prosperity for both players and teams while delivering differentiated content and storytelling to fans around the world. B Site is structured to provide the highest revenue share potential to teams of any major esports organizer. It champions an open circuit for developing new talent and an infrastructure for ensuring competitive integrity.

The company operates Flashpoint and Pop Flash, professional tournament events in CS:GO and VALORANT for game enthusiasts, and also produces original content with programs like Summoning Insight, The Blind Spot, and Flashpoint Q&A. Follow on Twitter @Flashpoint, on Instagram @flashpoint_cs, Twitch at twitch.tv/flashpoint and YouTube. For more information, visit Flashpoint.

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