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Flashpoint Season 2 - preview

Henrieta Hyrlikova

The second season of B Site’s Flashpoint league is just around the corner, so it’s about time to take a look at what to expect.

Flashpoint Season 2 kicks off tomorrow, November 10 and this time we will see a bit different composition from what we are used to at ESL’s tournaments. No Astralis or Vitality this time, but don’t worry, there is plenty of talent with enormous motivation. Who wouldn't be motivated if there is $1,000,000 up for grabs? On top of that, we get to see the NA vs. EU clash again and that’s rare these days.

Teams

The team-owned CS:GO league will feature 12 teams, out of which seven are founding members. The eighth founding member, FunPlus Phoenix will not participate this season due to ongoing roster changes, making space for others.  

Group A: Fnatic, c0ntact Gaming, Dignitas, MAD Lions

Group B: BIG, Team Envy, forZe, MIBR

Group C: OG, Cloud9, Gen.G Esports, Virtus.Pro

Format

Just like the inaugural season, Flashpoint Season 2 will also be held online. However, to maintain the equal level of server latency and therefore fairness of the competition, all teams must be located in Europe. The tournament starts off with a group stage, with top two teams out of each group automatically qualifying for playoffs. The rest will have another shot in the Last Chance Stage. Eight teams in total will advance to double-elimination playoffs. All games will be best-of-three.

Preview

Great news! This time around, here at Midnite, we also offer outright bets on the winner of Flashpoint 2! Let’s talk our predictions, shall we?!


BIG

At 3.60, our favorite is German squad BIG, who completely dominated the summer CS:GO scene, lifting multiple trophies. Even though they slowed down a bit in recent months, they are still number 6 in HLTV’s rankings and arguably the strongest team of the lineup. These guys are consistent and know how to deliver under pressure.

OG

However, BIG are not a clear favorite by any means, as OG enter at 4.40. Although OG haven’t grabbed a title this year, they were pretty close quite a few times, challenging the best of the best. At the moment they are just a rank beneath BIG and it wouldn't be a surprise if they finally made it.

Virtus.pro

Moving on, there is Virtus.pro on 5.70. The Russian team was on an impressive win streak until recently, which most probably boosted their confidence. Their wins include those against Natus Vincere or forZe and a trophy at IEM  New York 2020: CIS.

Flashpoint Season 2 starts tomorrow at 1PM GMT with a match of Team Envy against forZe.

The event operated by FACEIT will be hosted by Duncan “Thorin” Shields and Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles, who will provide insightful commentary and analysis. You can watch the broadcast on Flashpoint’s Twitch channel.

Check out all the Flashpoint 2 odds here on Midnite.

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