FunPlus Phoenix become last Flashpoint partner as team list is finalised
The number of founding teams for Flashpoint 1 has been decreased from ten to eight, with the Chinese organization, who made headlines late last year by winning the League of Legends World Championship, becoming the final partner.
Meanwhile, BIG surprisingly withdrew from Flashpoint at the last minute after securing a spot via the Global Qualifier in early March. The German side will be replaced by Copenhagen Flames, who finished top-six in Los Angeles.
Flashpoint 1 will run from March 13 to April 19 and will have the following 12 teams in attendance:
The event will begin with two rounds of GSL groups, in which the teams will garner points based on their placing, and conclude with the top-eight sides duking it out in a double-elimination playoffs bracket.
The entirety of the first season will be played in a studio in Los Angeles, California after Flashpoint decided to move away from their plans to hold the playoffs in Stockholm because of concerns amid the coronavirus outbreak.