Flashpoint Phase 1 viewer's guide

The first phase of Flashpoint 1 is around the corner, kicking off on Friday with the first couple of matches, so we have prepared a viewer's guide with everything you need to know to follow the event.

The first edition of Flashpoint consists of three phases, the first of which is looming as the twelve participants were placed into three double-elimination groups, with the teams themselves having had a say in determining the distribution during a special show, which took place on Thursday.

MAD Lions will make their debut with AcilioN to kick off Flashpoint

The first and second phases will play out the same way and will award playoff points, with the teams earning 150, 115, 50, or 30 points in each phase depending on their placing in their group. The top-eight sides based on these points will then advance to the double-elimination playoffs bracket.

In phase one, the groups — code-named by a group of analysts during the aforementioned show — looks as follows:

Group B (Snakes & Ratters)
United States Gen.G
United States Chaos
Brazil MIBR
North America Envy

Group C (Assisted Living)
Sweden Dignitas
United States Cloud9
Denmark FunPlus Phoenix
Canada Orgless

A number of teams have made last-minute changes or had to bring in stand-ins due to visa issues: MAD Lions swapped Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen for Asger "AcilioN" Larsen, Chaos brought in Hunter "SicK" Mims instead of the benched Ben "ben1337" Smith, while coach Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninić is stepping in for Kaleb "moose" Jayne in Envy and Dignitas have Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács filling Håkon "hallzerk" Fjærli's shoes for the time being.

c0ntact are attending the event with Karol "rallen" Rodowicz standing in for Nestor "LETN1" Tanić for unspecified reasons which are preventing the Serbian from obtaining a visa.

The first group stage will run from March 13-22. A detailed schedule can be seen below::

Friday, March 13
18:00 Denmark MAD Lions vs. Finland HAVU
21:00 Denmark Copenhagen Flames vs. Europe c0ntact

Saturday, March 14
18:00 United States Gen.G vs. North America Envy
21:00 United States Chaos vs. Brazil MIBR

Sunday, March 15
18:00 Canada Orgless vs. Sweden Dignitas
21:00 Denmark FunPlus Phoenix vs. United States Cloud9

Tuesday, March 17
18:00 Group A Lower Round 1
21:00 Group A Upper final

Wednesday, March 18
18:00 Group B Lower Round 1
21:00 Group B Upper final

Thursday, March 19
18:00 Group C Lower Round 1
21:00 Group C Upper final

Saturday, March 21
17:00 Group A Consolidation final
20:00 Group B Consolidation final
23:00 Group C Consolidation final

Sunday, March 22
17:00 Group A final
20:00 Group B final
23:00 Group C final

The tournament as a whole features a $1,000,000 prizepool, whose distribution is currently unknown. In the first phase, the teams will once again earn the following number of playoffs points based on their placing in the group:

1. 75 points
2. 50 points
3. 30 points
4. 15 points

Finally, the talent lineup currently features the likes of Duncan "Thorin" Shields and Sean "seang@res" Gares on the desk, as well as popular commentator duos Anders "Anders" Blume-Jason "moses" O'Toole and James "JZFB" Bardolph-Daniel "ddk" Kapadia, among others:

United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat
United States Sean "seang@res" Gares
United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields
United States Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles
United States Christine "potter" Chi
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez
United Kingdom Freya Spiers
Denmark Anders "Anders" Blume
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia
United Kingdom James "JZFB" Bardolph

United States Christopher 'MonteCristo' Mykles
Christopher 'MonteCristo' Mykles
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
391
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1482
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1360
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
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Denmark Anders 'Anders' Blume
Anders 'Anders' Blume
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.19
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
United States Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
United Kingdom Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1240
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Christine 'potter' Chi
Christine 'potter' Chi
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
119
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom James 'JZFB' Bardolph
James 'JZFB' Bardolph
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.52
Maps played:
12
KPR:
0.32
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Daniel 'ddk' Kapadia
Daniel 'ddk' Kapadia
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.70
Maps played:
7
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.78
APR:
0.13
Norway Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
322
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
791
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Canada Kaleb 'moose' Jayne
Kaleb 'moose' Jayne
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
648
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
831
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1077
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
MIBR out in groups again kkkkk
2020-03-13 14:55
#8
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Turkey veyron99 
Freya Spiers
2020-03-13 15:03
Who
2020-03-13 15:18
#18
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Turkey veyron99 
yes
2020-03-13 15:26
Flashpoint <3
2020-03-13 16:56
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk where is your team?
2020-03-13 15:18
Playing in EPL 😎👍
2020-03-13 15:18
#26
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
Ok. Rekt
2020-03-13 19:09
eating MIBR's ass
2020-03-14 23:33
#28
Daddy | 
Other aland 
so what?
2020-03-13 20:44
not wrong
2020-03-14 23:32
#2
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Germany Sonnabend 
cool
2020-03-13 14:55
#3
COCAINE | 
Hungary Glng 
Nice
2020-03-13 14:55
qst
2020-03-13 14:55
#5
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Sweden GM_Highlander 
ez for DIG
2020-03-13 14:55
#6
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Germany Flachzange 
dig and mibr are literally the only interesting teams
2020-03-13 14:57
but how do european teams get in if Trump banned europeans from going in yesterday?
2020-03-13 15:02
They're all already there.
2020-03-13 15:04
#11
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Sweden Fizze 
Striker me big fan
2020-03-13 15:07
Trump should throw them out then.
2020-03-13 15:08
#10
 | 
Sweden Fizze 
They went before the ban
2020-03-13 15:06
They've been there
2020-03-13 15:07
#14
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
Needs more Eu teams
2020-03-13 15:11
#19
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Europe Nomarosa 
Best group names
2020-03-13 15:31
#20
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Portugal MoussanY 
perfect
2020-03-13 15:32
#21
chrisJ | 
Netherlands Friiik 
So many news items about such a low tier event
2020-03-13 15:41
Low tier event with 1000000 Dollars Prize
2020-03-13 16:06
#24
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy 
why do i feel like its gonna less viewers than dh open lmaoo, soo much news and hype around it (from talent), seems like another faceit league, but with lower tier teams
2020-03-13 17:48
It feels wierd to see MonteCristo on this list
2020-03-13 18:03
#27
rain | 
Switzerland zeKxa 
Cool talent list
2020-03-13 19:39
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