BIG, Copenhagen Flames invited to FLASHPOINT Global Qualifier

BIG and Copenhagen Flames have been invited to compete in the LAN qualifier for FLASHPOINT, the tournament organiser announced on Friday.

The invited duo will join the six teams who came out of the regional online qualifiers for a LAN stage that will be held at the FACEIT studio in Los Angeles from March 3-5.

BIG were initially due to play the European FLASHPOINT qualifier but withdrew from the tournament after being invited to the LAN event. The German side, who won DreamHack Open Leipzig last month, turned to FLASHPOINT after losing their ESL Pro League spot following the tournament's highly-controversial decision to reduce the number of teams from 48 to 24.

BIG accept FLASHPOINT invite after Pro League snub

Copenhagen Flames broke into the top 30 in the world rankings for the first time this week after coming through the fourth open qualifier for the Europe Minor. The Danish team is led by former SK and Heroic member Asger "AcilioN" Larsen, who is reportedly in discussions with c0ntact, one of FLASHPOINT's franchise partners.

Meanwhile, FLASHPOINT has announced that Isurus' slot at the Global Qualifier will be filled by DETONA, who finished in the third place in the South American closed qualifier. The Argentinian side opted to skip the event in Los Angeles as it clashed with the South American closed qualifier for the Americas Minor.

This means that DETONA will have to withdraw from the Minor qualifier, in which they would be unable to field star player Vinicius "vsm" Moreira due to his disqualifying VAC ban.

The FLASHPOINT Global Qualifier will feature a double-elimination, best-of-three bracket, with the top two sides advancing to the main league, in which they will join the ten franchise partners. The complete team list for the event is the following:

Brazil Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
329
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1244
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
#1
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Czech Republic Xedys 
Nice
2020-02-21 13:00
BIG from Major to this LULUL
2020-02-21 13:38
hahahah
2020-02-21 16:03
It‘s just a qualifier
2020-02-21 19:48
#72
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt prokda
2020-02-21 16:38
#86
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Czech Republic Xedys 
nt Sam2k
2020-02-21 18:47
GOOD!
2020-02-21 13:00
+1
2020-02-21 17:35
BIG XDDDD
2020-02-21 13:00
Lmao also rip Thorin. ESL shat on this shitty league
2020-02-21 13:01
#56
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Sweden quacke 
Thorin cry is free
2020-02-21 14:13
#76
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Germany Cyasera 
and the saddest part is they are easily the best team here, this league is so fucked.
2020-02-21 17:26
#6
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Denmark Verix 
tier 9999 league xddddd
2020-02-21 13:01
good league cuz no mibr
2020-02-21 13:02
#38
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Finland akekho 
mibr aren't on pro league so they have to be here on flashpoint
2020-02-21 13:30
#73
Germany PG12 
They are one of the teams.
2020-02-21 16:49
they are one of the partnered teams lol
2020-02-21 20:01
#7
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Sweden Lingon 
Fail point
2020-02-21 13:02
ok nice
2020-02-21 13:02
XANTARES + syrsoN have truly been an amazing combination lately. XANTARES gets 2-3 guys sprayed down, and then syrsoN gets a couple kills with the big green boom stick, round over, EZ! Remember, USA elections are happening, and it is important to ignore politics and focus on CSGO, support your teams during these turbulent times! Which CSGO team is going to lead their fans to the best jump in ranking during the course of 2020? The clear answer: BIG. Big top 10 2k20, just watch.
2020-02-21 13:03
OK I watch
2020-02-21 14:09
+1
2020-02-21 14:12
Imagine paying 2 million buyin, when you could just play the qualifier against these teams
2020-02-21 13:03
#17
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Sweden Lingon 
When big are the best team in the qualifyer any team can make it
2020-02-21 13:05
+1 i mean BIG are a pretty good team to make an upset because of the high firepower, but there are even two spots you can get
2020-02-21 13:22
Nice for BIG but really sad that this set of teams what flashpoint is working with
2020-02-21 13:04
EZ FOR BIG CLAN TOP 1 2020
2020-02-21 13:06
Lmao, trashpoint
2020-02-21 13:09
#23
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Turkey Onderkalu 
ez for xantares+syrson
2020-02-21 13:09
Bad decision from big
2020-02-21 13:09
? They are in mdl
2020-02-21 19:25
and? has nothing to do with the fact that it is a stupid decision.
2020-02-22 11:08
Why is it stupid to leave both doors open, in case one doesn't work out?
2020-02-22 11:46
NICE
2020-02-21 13:10
#26
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United Kingdom Jamzy 
Smooya vs BIG pog
2020-02-21 13:12
Syrson vs Smooya pls
2020-02-21 13:13
#28
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World breezy0 
BIG deserve to play EPL tbh, shame what ESL did there... Would be much more interesting having them in the Pro League compared to some of the other teams they invited
2020-02-21 13:15
i believe they're keeping their foot in every door, and their focus might be on EPL. EPL is simply the bigger event with the better team. flashpoint might just be an alternative plan, in case the EPL qualification won't work out.
2020-02-21 13:52
#59
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Romania JeeFo 
Flashpoint's only chance comes from the fact that lower tier teams will give their best to qualify and win this league. If one of these flashpoint underdogs will defeat an ESL team, say at the Major, then the league can slowly earn the respect of fans.
2020-02-21 14:55
#30
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Denmark TurboHenning2 
LETS GO FLAMES
2020-02-21 13:16
tier 9999 league
2020-02-21 13:26
MDL level league
2020-02-21 13:26
EZ 4 BIG
2020-02-21 13:29
#39
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Russia M13F 
BIG tier 5 team , tier 5 event Expected XD
2020-02-21 13:35
Cry is how much putin ?
2020-02-21 13:38
#43
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Finland m0thertrucker 
EZ 4 BIG?
2020-02-21 13:36
#44
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
Why not spirit they got a higher placement in the qualifier than cph and beat big. Joke trash league.
2020-02-21 13:36
#67
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Australia FantasyDom 
+1
2020-02-21 15:49
Because the management of the league is dogshit
2020-02-21 15:53
60000 IQ dodging open quals to get invited
2020-02-21 13:39
xaxaxa ez 1 million dollar for big only good team at flashpoint is mad lions
2020-02-21 13:48
Clown9 good in comparison to these teams
2020-02-21 13:54
NİCEEE
2020-02-21 14:08
Copenhagen trash lost open Qualifiers >invited to close Qualifiers
2020-02-21 14:42
#58
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Nepal sasukeee 
Nice Tier 3 league
2020-02-21 14:46
#60
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Sweden meistr0 
Inviting C-Flames is just pure bs lol. They lost the closed qualifier: hltv.org/events/5211/flashpoint-europe-c..
2020-02-21 14:58
#69
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
+1 spirit should of got the invite if they were going to give it to anyone
2020-02-21 15:54
failpoint
2020-02-21 14:58
big wil win the flashpoint league since mibr never bat big
2020-02-21 15:02
#63
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Germany grabke 
Easy for BIG on LAN against this Trash second spot is wide open. But anybody know which are the last 4 Franchise Teams ???
2020-02-21 15:05
#90
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
n/a they couldn't scam any one else
2020-02-21 20:17
2020-02-21 15:22
nice. only top teams. kappa
2020-02-21 16:05
Mibr 0x2 Big
2020-02-21 16:50
BUG clan sticking with the tier3 tourneys. Shit team and shit league
2020-02-21 17:21
#78
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Argentina epov.boris 
Bora Detona, tmj Free vsm
2020-02-21 17:49
first top 5 Team for Flashpoint, I am very proud of them
2020-02-21 17:55
#80
flusha | 
Cambodia PigFace 
qualifiers??? they cant even fill their league to begin with LOL
2020-02-21 17:56
#81
bizinha | 
Brazil Z1dan1 
EZ FOR V$M
2020-02-21 18:03
EZ 4 BIG
2020-02-21 18:37
BIG Copenhagen Flames SKADE AVEZ Chaos DETONA Orgless Redemption POA
2020-02-21 18:38
#83
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Oceania Rusuli 
Sandbagging the minor quali for this quali, honestly it kinds makes sense?
2020-02-21 18:38
#85
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United States inflict 
lol i guess fuck spirit
2020-02-21 18:39
#91
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Poland Laz1czeq 
EZ FOR AVEZ
2020-02-21 20:50
Insane teams. Ofcourse they cant get better ones
2020-02-22 08:28
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