NiP recently tweeted this:
The long and short of this tweet explained that the NiP team were experiencing very high packet loss from Faceit servers (30-40%, which undoubtedly some of you guys will have eperienced). Changing server locations did not resolve the issue, but changing server PROVIDER (to someone who isn't FACEIT) resulted in servers working perfectly. Therefore, NiP were forced to play with very high packet loss by the FACEIT admins, which undoubtedly played an important part in the reasons for which they lost.
NiP also mentioned a previous incident, this time under ESL's control. In this scenario, NiP were playing against Heretics, and after a solution could not be found even after an hour of effort from the admins, the final map was postponed. They praised ESL for this, and condemned Flashpoint for their handling of the situation.
Yes, I'm an ESL admin, of course I believe ESL is the best TO, and I may be a little biased. But when the flashpoint schedule is so spread out (there's a 2 day break coming up!), not being able to reschedule so that the match can be played on an even playing field is ridiculous. As to other solutions, I understand most of them from the side of Flashpoint admins. Playing on another provider's servers is not feasible (the same policy exists at ESL, even ESEA matches can't be played on ESL Play servers and vice-versa at the moment), mainly because of anticheat issues, and a bunch of legal stuff. So I understand the admins not wanting to play the match on other servers, but their inability to reschedule the match? Ridiculous imo.
TL:DR: Faceit servers bad so fucked NiP. Admins did not want to reschedule to find a solution.
So what do you think of this incident? Anonymo definitely played well and this should not detract from their achievement, but the handling of the situation was incredibly poor imo. I was looking forward to Flashpoint, to see what they'd bring to a scene where the top tier is dominated by ESL and BLAST (DH belongs to ESL), but really I've been quite disappointed, there are so many strong caster duos which FP aren't taking advantage of, the production has been riddled with mistakes (but then it was flashpoint's first big event in quite a while), and it really hasn't stood up to the standards announced:/ twitter.com/NIP/status/13933294544039485..