FLASHPOINT 1 to be played out in Los Angeles amid coronavirus outbreak

FLASHPOINT has announced that the first edition of the league will be held entirely in Los Angeles due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement issued on Twitter, FLASHPOINT explained that, upon consulting with the Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association (CSPPA), it decided to scrap its plans to host the playoffs in Stockholm next month and instead hold the entirety of the tournament in the company's Los Angeles studio (different from the studio where the Global Qualifier was held).

FLASHPOINT 1 will start on March 13

Hosting the tournament in a smaller, "controlled environment" will allow FLASHPOINT to "implement strong policies and best practices to protect and the players and our employers, while also avoiding incremental travel and interaction with fans," the tournament organiser noted.

"We remain excited about the future of FLASHPOINT and look forward to bringing the event around the globe in full force after the Coronavirus threat is no longer an issue," FLASHPOINT added.

FLASHPOINT becomes the latest tournament organiser to take precautions to ensure the safety of players and fans amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, which has already infected over 100,000 people globally.

Earlier on Friday, Riot Games announced that the Spring Finals of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) would be held at the company's Berlin studio and not in Budapest as originally planned. Fan meets, victory high fives and post-game handshakes have been suspended in North America's top competition, the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), until further notice.

FLASHPOINT 1 is scheduled to start on March 13 at 17:00 , one day after the group selection show. Twelve teams will be competing in the $1 million league, three of whom have not yet been revealed by the tournament organiser.

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ok:D
2020-03-06 19:14
#33
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North America ProudNAfan 
USA THE SAFEST COUNTRY
2020-03-06 20:32
nt living dead
2020-03-06 20:57
who cares about tier 3 tournament xd
2020-03-07 01:10
#62
daps | 
Canada JC_123 
unexpected from cs_summit_best_event
2020-03-07 03:51
I feel like they're gonna end up playing in just quarantine boxes just in case
2020-03-07 05:39
#39
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Canada Sharkey3322 
Nah they just want to give everyone the virus then charge them 4k each for treatment.
2020-03-06 21:37
#40
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North America toxicthegod 
nah its global population control why do you think its starting in china and killing off the old............. no young people have gotten the virus or even seen symptoms old people will die off for the good of humanity clear out the old people homes and put LAN cafees in
2020-03-06 21:39
#51
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New Zealand rOtten_97 
Imagine getting treatment for a cold
2020-03-06 23:44
#53
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Canada Sharkey3322 
Imagine thousands dying from the common cold...
2020-03-07 00:09
Imagine being afraid of a virus that hasn’t killed anywhere near influenza a. Influenza kills 10 times the amount of people per day easily
2020-03-07 02:28
It also infects 10,000 times the number of people. Learn how rates work.
2020-03-07 09:05
Yes you are right! Influenza A does in fact 10,000 more people than coronavirus does! It also kills 100 times more people than coronavirus does every day. It’s very dangerous I’m glad you see it. That’s what you should be worried about not the coronavirus. The media is just filling your head full of pandemic and worries. It’s only affecting older people and very sick people with underlying health issues. Influenzae can kill a healthy person, a child, a healthy adult anyone it strikes with no warning And can leave you dead in no time! If you’re seriously worried about coronavirus there’s a problem in your head. All these places canceling esports events are just buying into the media hysteria. What they’re worried about is not you catching it and getting sick and dying they’re worried about you being a carrier and taking it back and killing off more old people and people with underlying health issues that’s the problem. Influenza A kills everyone anyone at any time.
2020-03-07 11:56
And seeing how most governments are lead by very old people, you can see why the media is pushing this so hard! The govt in every country is scared to death that they might catch it! Has nothing to do with protecting their people, it’s all about protecting them selves!! I really hope u can see this
2020-03-07 11:59
0/8
2020-03-07 13:14
More people die from the flu than from brain cancer too. Judging by your retarded post, you already have brain cancer. No need to be afraid, it doesn’t kill as many people as the flu.
2020-03-07 20:01
Lol, retarted post because it’s true? Um ok you got me
2020-03-08 04:03
#75
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Sweden DrunKin 
yea, cause trump says coronavirus doesnt exist
2020-03-07 13:30
LA great city
2020-03-06 19:15
2020-03-06 19:34
#27
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Sweden Hasklon 
I remember this meme Back when FPL had majority pro players instead of 10 turkish onliners every game
2020-03-06 19:52
people like friburger or pronax, etc got kicked cuz they would always suck vs those turkish nonamers
2020-03-06 19:53
#5
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Finland Surnoved 
still being held at least
2020-03-06 19:15
#6
shroud | 
Russia FriZZeh 
STTTTTTTTTTTTTOOOOOOOOOOOPppppppppp
2020-03-06 19:16
#8
shroud | 
Russia FriZZeh 
please, ffs
2020-03-06 19:16
Expected
2020-03-06 19:16
WHAT THE FUCK ???????????? TIMEZONE IN NA IS TRASH FOR US EUROPEANS (top 1 region)
2020-03-06 19:16
Lol we have the samething when they host it in EU.
2020-03-06 19:22
Sort of but you guys still have it better IMO. I could easily watch games before work / while commuting / at work, like they're for you guys, but not in the middle of the night like they're for us. Varies a lot though, some events might be too early for you and some events we can watch before going to bed just fine
2020-03-06 19:29
#41
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North America toxicthegod 
its in LA you guys should be gucci they have the furthest time back so itll be late night but not too late
2020-03-06 21:41
Nah mate. East Coast would be better for us. +6h is okay. But +9 hours is trash af. It happened often that I couldn't watch the best games cuz it was too late.
2020-03-06 22:55
#48
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North America toxicthegod 
east coast means a later start so it would be later in the day for you so its the other way around west coast starts the earliest not latest east coast would be latest so you have a chance to stay up and watch it if it was east coast it would be for sure in your sleep
2020-03-06 22:58
start east coast 10 am start europe 4 pm start west coast 10 am start europe 7 pm
2020-03-07 00:07
Shit what am I gonna do with my life now that I can't attend an event to watch c0ntact vs Envy ?????
2020-03-06 19:16
#22
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Germany Die3Lustigen4 
Maybe watch Ence drop out in last place at any tournament they attend instead. It's entertaining as hell :D
2020-03-06 19:30
+11 the gen.g game was fun af to watch
2020-03-06 19:32
Hahahahaha right? Ence who? They already dropped 10 places in the last 2 weeks, soon mibr will be ranked higher bahahaha
2020-03-07 02:29
The best part is after watching them lost, they will come out with a vlog on youtube saying that we are confident that we can do well in the tournament
2020-03-07 10:44
Ahahahaha n1 mens)))
2020-03-06 22:57
who cars about tier 4
2020-03-06 19:16
Seems like a lot of people, look at the thread count
2020-03-07 02:30
okay t3 league
2020-03-06 19:17
nice
2020-03-06 19:17
Imagine thinking LA is safe of Coronavirus
2020-03-06 19:17
Nice
2020-03-06 19:17
#16
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Netherlands meneert 
🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗 D
2020-03-06 19:17
#17
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Canada dAnk7 
coroNAVIrus NaVi wins at events affected by coronavirus wake up sheeple
2020-03-06 19:19
1000iq
2020-03-06 20:18
#18
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United States Ligm@10yBan 
Thorin Karma
2020-03-06 19:21
#21
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Poland HajperCSGO 
tier 3 tournament tier 3 talent desk
2020-03-06 19:30
much better for the player I bet everyone would prefer LA over Sweden
2020-03-06 19:33
#29
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Sweden meistr0 
? Why?
2020-03-06 20:07
wdym why? Just preference
2020-03-07 08:56
2020-03-06 19:34
#78
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Estonia qoznyyy 
hhaha good old
2020-03-07 16:50
but but Trump said everything is OK, USA most protect country
2020-03-06 20:38
i don't like FLASHPOINT but this is sad... all LAN Events are potential dangerous now
2020-03-06 21:11
This vírus will fuck up the major, i dont see the virus getting eliminate in 3 months.
2020-03-07 00:41
:/ i have ticket to all 4 days... i'm gonna wait to see
2020-03-07 06:40
Tournament almost being played and yet they didn't reveal all member teams, lmao.
2020-03-06 21:25
I think they actually do not have more to announce tbh The remaining spots will probably be filled last minute by chaos/havu and some other qualifier team
2020-03-06 22:29
Yeah, thats exactly what i think will happen.
2020-03-07 00:42
+1
2020-03-07 06:46
Yea, like California is sanitary.
2020-03-06 21:49
#43
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Sweden Fizze 
Wtf...
2020-03-06 22:03
#46
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Finland 0lter 
oh crap LA
2020-03-06 22:56
#50
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
when?
2020-03-06 23:23
Los Angeles
2020-03-07 00:39
League keeps getting worse :D
2020-03-07 00:43
#65
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Austria doMK0 
I personally love the idea of another big event, especially because they don't have the usual top teams. It's good for CS and it's nice for the community if you think about it objectivly. And its also nice that someone does something against the monopoly of ESL. But haters gonna hate.
2020-03-07 06:43
0/8
2020-03-07 06:47
I dont care who is monopoly as long as they organizing good events
2020-03-07 10:47
#77
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Germany grabke 
Where are the 3 missing Founding members ? Bet they are going to invite HAVU Chaos from the qualifier... Trashpoint :)
2020-03-07 14:47
who carse
2020-03-07 19:14
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