Ongoing CS:GO Tournaments Recap – Flashpoint & ESL Pro League Season 11
Truth be told, there is no shortage of CSGO matches being played on a daily basis. Both ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe & North America are live alongside Flashpoint 1. These two leagues combined are providing Counter-Strike and esports enthusiasts with everything they need during the pandemic.
In this piece, you will find everything important that happened so far on the CSGO professional scene, so do not miss out.
Flashpoint 1 Recap
If you did not know by now, there are two phases of the Flashpoint CSGO league. In the first phase, MAD Lions dominated their group with 3 straight victories.
As for Group B, MiBR finally looked good as they were able to claim that #1 spot just in front of Chaos and Gen.G. Lastly, it seems like Cloud9 is finally playing to their full potential since they looked solid against Dignitas.
Phase 2 was definitely more competitive, but once again, similar teams topped the charts. Firstly, MiBR got the better of Gen.G and Dignitas which is a great scalp to take. On top of that, MAD Lions once again had no competition despite playing against solid teams such as c0ntact and FunPlus Phoenix.
Last but not least, HAVU surprised everyone by outclassing Cloud9 and Envy. +38 round difference over the course of 3 series says a lot about the potential this Finnish CSGO roster has.
A total of 8 teams will fight for their share of $1,000,000 in prize pool money. In order to bring you closer to this event, here are all the teams that will participate in the Flashpoint 1 playoffs.
- MAD Lions
- FunPlus Phoenix
The Playoffs teams are divided up in the following bracket.
We made a slight mistake with tiebreaker calculation, therefore two of the matches have swapped! Here are the actual playoff matches!
— Flashpoint (@Flashpoint) April 6, 2020
ESL Pro League Season 11
Since this CSGO league is split into two regions, it would be easier for you to understand what is happening by splitting this recap into two sections.
Just like Flashpoint 1, ESL Pro League Season 11 put two stages in place. The first stage saw 18 teams compete in three groups of 6. Astralis topped group A with a couple of commanding performances while Natus Vincere was able to edge out fnatic to claim that #1 spot in group B. Lastly, mousesports surprised everyone by defeating FaZe and G2 in order to solidify their spot in the playoffs.
This time around, a total of 6 teams advanced through to the playoffs of ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe. Playoffs will commence on April 8th, 2020 and these are the teams attending.
- Natus Vincere
FaZe Clan were put out of top 3 contention after Natus Vincere bested them in their bo3. FaZe were close to beating NaVi on their second map but a quick turnaround on Train and a very close final showdown on Nuke brought the CiS squad a secured top3 and put FaZe on the brink of going out in 6th.
Astralis has a chance to do the same OG tonight as well.
— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) April 8, 2020
Unlike ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe, North American competition is only available to 6 teams.
Even though the entire event was quite competitive, three teams came out on top. Liquid, Evil Geniuses and FURIA performed the best as they claimed their spot in the playoffs.
Due to the nature of the event, only two teams were eliminated(Swole Patrol and 100 Thieves). Other 4 teams booked their spot in the playoffs and here’s the list of teams competing for their share of $220,000.
- Evil Geniuses
Teams FURIA and MIBR decied who gets eliminated tonight. Tomorrow Team Liquid and EG will decide the finalist in ESL Pro League Season 11 North America.