Flashpoint Phase 1 groups determined

The participating teams in Flashpoint 1 have learned their first-round opponents following the group selection process.

The group selection process began with the top three seeds according to HLTV.org's ranking - MAD Lions, FunPlus Phoenix and Gen.G - being split into separate double-elimination groups. The captains of each team, Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen, Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller and Sam "⁠s0m⁠" Oh, proceeded to pick their first-round opponent.

The subsequent selection rounds saw the captains of the teams who were most recently assigned choosing a team into their groups - a process that was repeated until all groups were complete.

Flashpoint 1 will start on March 13

The teams who were selected last then had the option to swap teams between two groups (subject to veto) or to swap the positions of two teams within their group, this way changing the match-up of a first round.

Luka "⁠emi⁠" Vuković passed his team's opportunity to swap, while Richard "⁠Xizt⁠" Landström brought Orgless over from Group A, sending HAVU in the opposite direction. Finally, Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo decided to swap Chaos from Group B to C in order to avoid an early clash with Cloud9, a team the Brazilian wants to face in the playoffs.

Below you can find the groups in full:

Group C
Denmark FunPlus Phoenix
United States Cloud9
Canada Orgless
Sweden Dignitas

Note: Flashpoint has announced that it has swapped Groups B and C.

The match-ups for the first round are the following:

Group A:

Denmark MAD Lions vs. Finland HAVU
Denmark Copenhagen Flames vs. Europe c0ntact

Group B:

United States Gen.G vs. North America Envy
United States Chaos vs. Brazil MIBR

Group C:

Denmark FunPlus Phoenix vs. United States Cloud9
Canada Orgless vs. Sweden Dignitas

All matches in Flashpoint 1 will be played in a best-of-three format. After the end of the first phase, the teams will compete in another double-elimination group stage which will feature the same selection process.

The eight teams with the most points accumulated over the course of the two group phases will progress to the double-elimination playoffs, which will run from April 9-19. The complete schedule can be found here:

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1174
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
968
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1655
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
United States Sam 's0m' Oh
Sam 's0m' Oh
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
356
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
#1
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United States JustinWii
Ez
2020-03-12 20:58
Hi mom
2020-03-12 20:59
ez 4 gen.g
2020-03-12 21:11
#45
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Peru TheJuan
Finally a trophy for MIBR!
2020-03-12 21:24
It hurts me a lot to say that, but MIBR leaves in the group stage
2020-03-12 22:28
#73
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Germany grabke
Idk Chaos is so bad and Envy remains to be seen maybe more firepower than MIBR but new and a mix. And you only have to beat out 4 Teams after two group phases. Not an MIBR Fan but i am pretty confident they are going to make it. Also MIBR very important Founding Member and Big Fanbase... Pretty sure Flashpoint would like to see them in the Playoffs.
2020-03-12 22:56
Lmao what are you implying, that they're gonna rig the tournament in MIBR's favor because they have a big following?
2020-03-12 23:51
#87
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Brazil nocafc
I wouldn't create that kind of hope, let's wait and see, because mibr are going downhill for a while now...
2020-03-13 00:22
Join my fantasy primo Flashpoint: hltv.org/fantasy/46/league/77446/join ESL PRO Groups A & B: hltv.org/fantasy/44/league/77072/join ESL PRO Groups C & D: hltv.org/fantasy/45/league/77080/join
2020-03-13 12:34
notyy
2020-03-13 20:45
#52
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India X3pHyR
S0m captain wut?
2020-03-12 21:43
and taco.
2020-03-12 22:27
#91
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Australia csRIOTgo
+1
2020-03-13 01:20
pointlessly confusing system + tier 4 tournament. never had a DH open with a prize pool this big before.
2020-03-12 20:59
lol
2020-03-12 21:35
why mics so bad?
2020-03-12 20:59
#3
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Brazil JMB_17
Don't car
2020-03-12 20:59
#4
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Macau Be_Happier
EZ MAD LIONS
2020-03-12 20:59
#5
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Spain Holiwis
ez for geng
2020-03-12 20:59
#7
BOOBIE | 
Canada Jkobe
nice
2020-03-12 20:59
#9
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United States tfens02
ez for orgless
2020-03-12 20:59
These groups lmao tier 3 league.
2020-03-12 21:00
Europeans should be isolated just for safety
2020-03-12 21:00
#12
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Europe geoispas
EZ 4 MIBR
2020-03-12 21:00
Group A Mad Lions c0ntact Group B FPX Clown9 Group C MIBR Gen.G
2020-03-12 21:01
You spelled Dignitas wrong
2020-03-12 21:25
no...this is too predictable...i would go wild: group A Mad Lions Copenhagen Flames group B Orgless Dignitas group C Gen G Envy
2020-03-12 21:51
oh one correction since this will be on lan and not online, so no Subroza with hacks, that means in group B: Cloud9 Dignitas
2020-03-12 21:52
lul
2020-03-13 08:04
?? Literally 1 NA group, 1 EU/NA group 1 EU group. Bruh?
2020-03-12 21:01
#24
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World breezy0
yeah wtf?
2020-03-12 21:04
It’s more comfortable for them to play teams they are used to but most of them just didn’t really care you can see it
2020-03-12 21:06
More fun with mixed groups, screw the "It’s more comfortable for them".
2020-03-12 21:16
I agree but that’s how they set the system up let the teams pick instead of mixing them all up
2020-03-12 21:25
Yeah. But imo the teams/captains did a bad job. Especially since its like i said in #15.
2020-03-12 21:30
#16
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Mexico AslaN_
Nice!
2020-03-12 21:02
#18
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Brazil Joaopgo2
Iz4mibr
2020-03-12 21:02
#19
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United States kurdt
NO BTTV, NO TIER 1 TEAMS, MUST BE FLASHPOINT
2020-03-12 21:03
BTTV?
2020-03-12 22:53
BulgarianTelevisionTV
2020-03-12 23:30
Bruhh, ofc there's no tier 1 team. I dont know how csgo tournament schedule works, but you already know right? That tier 1 already have attending into ESL pro league right? Don't tell me you didnt know that too... , And if they even wanted to attend into this tournament, i think that would be kind a impossible, because they just finished IEM like last week.... And they already attending on ESL Rio too, soo.. you know what i mean.
2020-03-13 03:15
double MAD Lions mate
2020-03-12 21:03
Snakes & Ratters easily the best group
2020-03-12 21:03
#22
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Brazil SkALz
ez4mibr
2020-03-12 21:04
#28
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Germany DEBlL
delusional mibr fans still exist lmao
2020-03-12 21:06
#36
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Brazil SkALz
just dream that they can win, reality and another ;(
2020-03-12 21:14
#40
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Germany DEBlL
shit that sad :((
2020-03-12 21:18
#98
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Brazil KsRmiTch
Ainda se diz torcedor depois de dizer isso ? Br e muito tanso mesmo
2020-03-13 10:25
#100
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Brazil SkALz
will say that mibr is favorite?
2020-03-13 11:25
I like how Nifty seriously think they are one of the best team out there lol
2020-03-12 21:04
Yeah, he seemed genuine 'bout it xD
2020-03-12 21:05
Seriously, I am like wtf and TACO says C9 could not qualify to lan when they just got beaten up in Katowice Qualifier.
2020-03-12 21:07
xD Bubzki playing with goddamn Accilion seemed to damn confident xD
2020-03-12 21:19
LOL #DIGWIN
2020-03-12 21:04
Bubzkji calling CPH pick retarded lmaool
2020-03-12 21:07
What happend with heroic now? Who replaced them?
2020-03-12 21:09
Heroic is Funplus Phoenix Anyway ez wins for Daps and co
2020-03-12 21:10
Yeah but wasn't Heroic and FPX listed yesterday? Like both but unknown if Heroic field anyone?
2020-03-12 22:49
Oh I'm not sure on that tbh. My understanding is that the 'old' heroic roster is now FPX and will be competing as FPX in flashpoint. Past that I don't know what Heroic is doing.
2020-03-13 00:35
Alright, thanks mate.
2020-03-13 11:54
Wrong Orgless in the text
2020-03-12 21:16
Could already call them eUnited
2020-03-12 23:14
#39
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Poland Julka
Online?
2020-03-12 21:16
#54
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Sweden Trkmag
lan
2020-03-12 21:45
Dignitas, mibr and c9 will save them a bit by bringing their massive fanbases but overall its trash, tier2-3 nt thorin LUL
2020-03-12 21:19
Gonna be ez for dig
2020-03-12 21:21
#44
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Canada J47
am sorry but hltv actually got this wrong Group A = In Game Feeders Group B = Assisted Living Group C = Snakes and Ratters pls fix, thx
2020-03-12 21:22
#64
REZ | 
Sweden jackir
Yeah hltv failing hard rn
2020-03-12 22:20
CHAOS GOGOGOGOO
2020-03-12 21:29
tier 5
2020-03-12 21:34
#53
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Sweden Trkmag
Seems pretty easy for Dignitas, I think Envy could be decent with their firepower.
2020-03-12 21:45
Digs #1 enemy is themselves. Tbh doubt they can overcome it.
2020-03-12 22:56
#76
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Sweden Trkmag
I was pleasantly surprised with how structured (in relative terms) they played in the open and closed minor quals, I think they will be pretty consistent. That being said, playing with GuardiaN will be different, and Xizt said they will keep it simple, because of the lack of practice and the changed language.
2020-03-12 23:06
#55
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Brazil hugoooo
Group B full NA what a retarded system omg... fucking ridiculous
2020-03-12 21:47
EZ for who??
2020-03-12 21:49
#99
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Brazil EricLerer
Mibr
2020-03-13 10:34
Where is big and why is a team that not in ranking getd invait
2020-03-12 22:00
Phoenix is Heroic now
2020-03-12 23:15
Okey tnx
2020-03-13 15:24
This was actually pretty funny. Well done flashpoint. Nice to see some player personality
2020-03-12 22:03
#62
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Sweden WaSee
Did HLTV forget to make the post that says FPP bought heroic... or?
2020-03-12 22:07
#68
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Poland Kobel_
There wasn't an official statement yet, for whatever reason
2020-03-12 22:40
#89
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Sweden WaSee
-"report" ???
2020-03-13 00:47
#90
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World Notb8ing
So what kind of article you suggest they make, not like fpx has written anything about it either, also this article doesn't really threat it as rumour either but rather something that has happened so seems truly pointless to write anything further about it unless fpx actually would comment about it maybe.
2020-03-13 00:58
grp a: -cph -mad lion grp b: -geng -mibr grp c: -heroic -dignitas
2020-03-12 22:15
EZ4ZOREE #HAVUJA
2020-03-12 22:27
tier 4 tourney with tier 4 teams axaxa
2020-03-12 23:03
1 mil prize pool tier 3 teams, nice :D
2020-03-12 23:28
Trashpoint kkkkkkkkk
2020-03-12 23:29
#82
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Sweden Akoulad
holy shit those are some bad teams
2020-03-12 23:32
nice
2020-03-12 23:38
Easy for DIG,MIBR,GENG
2020-03-12 23:59
Lets go mibr, the easier chance to earn $1mi in your entire lives! After that get the money to buy kscerato!
2020-03-13 01:55
Lol XD , Gen.G gonna take this one
2020-03-13 03:10
I didnt say not, but still being the easier 1mi of their lives
2020-03-13 03:25
I thought WESG is kinda free big money, but this seems the new level. Couldn't there be better chairs for the players when they were seated? With all that money and quality production..
2020-03-13 10:15
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