FLASHPOINT closed qualifiers preliminary invite list announced

FLASHPOINT has revealed an unconfirmed list of teams who received invitations to the closed qualifiers in Europe, North America, and South America.

The news was announced ahead of the start of the first open qualifiers, which kick off on Thursday in all three regions, with three more to follow over the course of the following week.

The closed qualifiers will take place on February 14-17 in Europe, where a total of 32 teams will be in attendance, and February 14-16 in North America and South America, each of which will feature 16 teams.

Should they accept, BIG will take part in the European closed qualifier

Two teams from each closed qualifier will advance to the global LAN qualifier, held at the beginning of March in Los Angeles and offering two spots in the first season of the FLASHPOINT league.

Half of the closed qualifier participants will be directly invited in each region and the organizers have revealed a preliminary list of invitees, some of whom are yet to confirm their participation.


North America

South America

So far, Movistar Riders and Singularity have publicly confirmed that they will take part in the European closed qualifier.

nice ez BIG!
2020-02-06 12:57
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at least one Top 5 Team in the Faceit league
2020-02-06 13:14
1 reply
Ez for col
2020-02-06 14:51
Mythic Hahajjahahahahajhahaah Flom should go work at a landfill rather than try to play csgo
2020-02-06 15:53
ez for kio
2020-02-06 12:59
5 replies
Germany BIG2020
you spelled k1to wrong
2020-02-06 12:59
4 replies
Brazil ZerongBr
he meant kioshima
2020-02-06 14:27
3 replies
insert; the joke you .gif
2020-02-06 14:47
2 replies
Brazil ZerongBr
wtf man, surely ure a sancow
2020-02-06 14:59
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Brazil cinza
2020-02-06 15:34
Australia opzy
No asia or oce?
2020-02-06 12:58
4 replies
Nope, FaceIT have dropped us mate, which is a shame because the best teams they have are low tier 2 so we would have been competitive.
2020-02-06 13:57
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All the relevant ASI/OCE teams are already in EPL.
2020-02-06 15:46
United States Shmikeb0b
100Thieves and the new Renegades would be way better than many of the NA teams invited.
2020-02-07 23:28
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100T is better than any of the NA teams by far
2020-02-09 13:39
Hmmm very bad
2020-02-06 12:58
Nice T2/T3 league!
2020-02-06 12:59
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France RoberP
2020-02-07 04:01
Good tier2 league
2020-02-06 12:59
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tier 2 ?? lol its more like 3
2020-02-06 14:03
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2020-02-06 15:30
7 replies
lol check soth america invited best of them in top 90 worst is top 113 and you think its tier 2 also best team theres not even a top20 team here idk if ur baiting or for real but
2020-02-06 15:36
6 replies
U low iq :)
2020-02-06 15:38
Europe Rokiz
It's closed quals only 2 teams from here will qual my dude.
2020-02-06 18:54
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yeah i didint see that but still the invited teams are tier 3 maybe mibr/cloud9 tier2 edit: forgot about dignitas sry
2020-02-07 13:51
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Europe Rokiz
What about c0ntact ex-cr4zy if they will put hard work they will be in top15 once again.
2020-02-07 15:43
2 replies
maybe its cool team but they are not tier2 for now :)
2020-02-07 16:32
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Europe Rokiz
they still have a lot of potential to be in tier2 or even later in tier1
2020-02-07 17:51
2020-02-07 03:55
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2020-02-07 13:49
Germany BIG2020
2020-02-06 12:59
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United Kingdom Kaiiid
how is this a T1 league
2020-02-06 12:59
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Who cars?
2020-02-06 14:22
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rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid
me because I want to watch top quality csgo
2020-02-06 14:39
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It's not. This year and for the foreseeable couple years it will most likely be a tier 2 circuit until it has proven itself as a contender by having great production and the revenue model works out as planned. Only then will top teams buy into it
2020-02-06 20:07
There are blast and esl pro league
2020-02-07 09:33
1 reply
yes but bsite is theoretically better
2020-02-07 14:11
Bulgaria zhelyazkoG
Almost every team, which were discarded from ESL Pro League.
2020-02-06 13:00
Russia Kurok4
tir 3
2020-02-06 13:00
Russia v1p3rrr
tier 3 league
2020-02-06 13:00
not even confirmed LUL
2020-02-06 13:01
2020-02-06 13:02
Amazing opportunity for Movistar riders
2020-02-06 13:08
1 reply
+1 Movistar Riders is gonna make it to top 30 again
2020-02-07 02:45
32 team closed qualifier and only 2 go through lmao meanwhile in SA you are playing much easier teams and probably fewer matches lul
2020-02-06 13:09
B stream
2020-02-06 13:13
No Asian teams?
2020-02-06 13:14
3 replies
2020-02-06 14:08
Yup tyloo is better than all of SA teams in that qualifier
2020-02-06 14:23
The most relevant ones are in EPL.
2020-02-06 15:48
Dreamhack Open League LULW
2020-02-06 13:18
1 reply
2020-02-06 13:45
Peru novo_199
Tier 2 league LULW
2020-02-06 13:20
Mythic poggers
2020-02-06 13:25
Ez riderss
2020-02-06 13:35
Poland gerald500
illuminar lol
2020-02-06 13:44
2020-02-06 13:47
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Indonesia Kapa_13
Wait, so for closed qualifiers they have like 32 EU teams and 32 from other regions and if you win that, the only thing you get is going to a second stage of closed qualifiers. And from those they have an amazing number of 2 slots for non-invited teams."A league open for the teams and the community" my arse, the qualifying process is even harder than the one for the major. Although tbh it's still better than ESL who let OG jump 5 levels of leagues and just directly invited that MDL level team
2020-02-06 13:52
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Also no Asia/Oceanic qualifiers so there's a significant portion of the community excluded by default.
2020-02-06 14:01
Suddenly this league gets interesting for me (IF BIG qualifies of course) good move from them. BIG got snitched by ESL and now its payback time
2020-02-06 13:53
Go heretics !
2020-02-06 13:59
2 teams from each qualifier ? Isn't this unfair seeing how many teams are participating in the EU qualifier ? It's literally the double amount of teams in the other regional qualifiers... lol Come on make it fair for once, repeating the mistakes from the minor-slots allowed to EU. It's really unfair. It should be 4-1-1 if anything if you want to have a 6-teams LAN qualifier. But imo it should be 4-2-2. Would be a lot more interesting. A 6-teams LAN is a waste of time & investment. HIRE ME ALREADY!
2020-02-06 13:59
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Russia Yegor214
Yep, seems strange
2020-02-06 14:44
Australia sasukeee
GG, Tier-2/3 teams
2020-02-06 14:02
Australia sini_
So this kind of confirms the teams that ESL have invited are staying with ESL and not jumping to FlashPoint just yet.
2020-02-06 14:02
2 replies
What's going on exactly? Can't Flashpoint choose another schedule where the teams aren't attending any event?
2020-02-06 14:16
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There is absolutely no time for both leagues on different slots. January: player break February and march: blast and katowice and qualifiers for major April: minors and major Mai: major and EPL/ b site June: EPL/b site July: player break and possible valve event August: player break and cologne as a pre major event and minors September: major October: blast November and december: b site and esl
2020-02-06 15:08
Well they managed to get some actual tier 2 teams at least.
2020-02-06 14:03
ex-VP HLTV 29 rank no invite Singularity HLTV 72 rank with invite I think this ranking not have sense
2020-02-06 14:06
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przecież ex VP nie ma organizacji,a ci co się zakwalifikują dostaną wsparcie finansowe od ligi,więc chyba uczciwe,że nie dostali invite i muszą na to wsparcie zapracować
2020-02-06 15:44
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Co z tego że nie mają organizacji w rankingu są wyżej czyli są teoretycznie lepsi a jeśli nie no to ten ranking nie ma najmniejszego sensu a jeśli chcesz organizacje to chociażby AVEZ jest wyżej w HLTV niż oni.
2020-02-06 16:28
Ireland DaFlame
2020-02-06 14:07
operation flashpoint
2020-02-06 14:18
Finland superturbo
2020-02-06 14:22
RIP Asia and Oceania, but cool for including SA
2020-02-06 14:33
Let's go flames 🔥🔥
2020-02-06 14:46
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United States D0xx
2020-02-06 14:46
Do i understand it correctly that in EU 2 out of 32 teams proceed? While in other regions its 2 out of 16, while the quality of competitors of those other regions is laughable (look at HLTV rankings for example) compared to not only EU, but EU+CIS?! Whoever came up with this must be fkin genius. If this is all you can do Thorin, then god (or whoever can pretty much) save your B "dream league"...
2020-02-06 14:50
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2020-02-06 14:57
imagine thinking thorin is an actually good esports journalist lmao same guy puts twistzz above magisk, naf and electronic LMAO and put eg 2nd after discounting esl one new york
2020-02-06 16:13
ESL sends out an unconfirmed preliminary invite list: Thorin: dafuq mad! Flashpoint sends out an unconfirmed preliminary invite list: Thorin: that great!
2020-02-06 15:00
Cant wait to see
2020-02-06 15:11
2020-02-06 15:19
So flashpoint is the B-site project.
2020-02-06 15:22
Ez 4 Riders
2020-02-06 15:54
2020-02-06 15:54
2020-02-06 16:11
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United States clockworkk
this is still better than blast blast is fucking boring to watch lol
2020-02-06 19:05
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only talking because dignitas wasn’t invited and instead are in tier 2 league XAXAXAXAXA blast has amazing production, tier 1 teams and talents, no delays and great content outside the games.
2020-02-06 19:12
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United States clockworkk
are you just stupid in the head? i'm not a delusional fanboy who thinks that dig has to be everywhere + they weren't even a team when the others got invited yeah sure amazing production and great talents but we all know that astralis / faze wins it in the end so there's no point to watch lol the brackets are a joke, they put complexity up against astralis and OG against EG fair play was never an option huh
2020-02-06 19:20
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someone doesn’t know how seeding works looooool. the highest seed always plays against the lowest seed. expected from flag hider and “boring” tier 1 cs > tier 3 cs, it’s boring as fuck to watch mibr play
2020-02-06 19:28
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United States clockworkk
i know how seeding works and it's not how it should work and while blast's fromat doesn't make a sense, flashpoint's really do make a lotta sense i don't watch mibr games but honestly they must be more fun than watching liquid play, no teamplay whatsoever they just rely on their pure aiming skills and I'm not comparing them to mibr with that, i'm just saying that they're not fun to watch (i'd rather watch a fragmovie lol)
2020-02-06 19:33
2020-02-06 16:55
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Russia M13F
2020-02-06 16:55
Kazakhstan k4harman
tier-2 xD
2020-02-06 17:00
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Poland xBG1
ex-vp get invite too
2020-02-06 17:05
Europe Krychaaaa
ex-vp invited too :v
2020-02-06 17:06
China Geetheguy
how good are flashpoint actually
2020-02-06 17:07
No Forze but invite Trashraisers? LMAO
2020-02-06 17:10
Niceeeee... So, when are the real good teams coming?
2020-02-06 17:38
World Criscito
They didn't invite dignitas?
2020-02-06 17:46
2 replies
Stupid? Dignitas has payed 2 million and is already in the league.
2020-02-06 17:56
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World Criscito
chill dude I didn't know that
2020-02-06 19:21
Poland morosek
Im sorry but where is ex-vp THE GREATEST POLISH MIX OF ALL TIME?????? Jk, they will lose to some random lv3 mix anyways. Unless they won't participate
2020-02-06 18:00
Not seeing BIG in EPL is a bit of a disappointment but ez money for them here I guess. Shame though they actually qualified for EPL but ESL fucked it up.
2020-02-06 18:13
32 team quali with 2 teams out? then it should be double elim from semis. Let's see if Thorin and his mates can figure that one out.
2020-02-06 18:15
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Also how fucking grand would it be if Syman makes it to the league, right after Thorin and Rich were talking about how sketchy they are.
2020-02-06 18:17
United States clockworkk
yall be cryin about flashpoint being a tier3 league but what yall don't realise is that the top teams are already in EPL and these 2 tournaments are meant to run at the same time so there's no way they can get top teams to play in the first season think before you post
2020-02-06 19:02
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so the exclusivity deals are for just 1 season, you can confirm that right here and now is that so?
2020-02-06 20:14
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teams can pull out of a league anytime they want
2020-02-07 00:15
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sure. but thats like liverpool or city voluntarily going down championship or league one. I just dont see them doing that. unless this somehow miraculously creates money out of nothing . or do you mean that at a later point season 2 and later the leagues wont run at the same time, but the exclusivity will still be there no? I fail to understand why teams that didnt want to participate in season 1 would want to do so in season 2. It seems to me like exactly the same decision over again.
2020-02-08 18:46
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i don't think it was about them not wanting to participate, I think it was more like a missed chance because they were already registered in EPL from last year or else
2020-02-08 22:08
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I hope the "miracle" happens, and that everything about it is so good that some teams will switch over. I dont like or trust ESL very much despite all the great things they have done for cs. we have to see what happens after season 1
2020-02-10 17:31
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well it's not worth talking about this topic anymore since flashpoint has stated that it's a tier 2 event shame
2020-02-10 22:22
Ez 4 mythic
2020-02-06 19:21
Where is f0rskin
2020-02-06 19:21
2020-02-06 20:30
top 30 teams
2020-02-06 20:50
Finland jUPPE!
Wehre is Godsent?
2020-02-06 21:22
Confirms the status of tier 2 league. Bl thorin. Still irrelevant
2020-02-07 02:40
LMAO Heretics? Singularity? Tricked?
2020-02-07 02:46
Austria doMK0
BIG is clearly the favourite, let's see if they can keep the upwards trend.
2020-02-07 07:22
riot squad added grim so thats my top pick...the biggest joke is mythic being invited...
2020-02-07 13:19
let's go SKADE
2020-02-08 22:50
Norway NibbaDamn
How didnt forze get an invite???
2020-02-09 13:37
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