Flashpoint seeks replacement for FPX roster ahead of Phase 2

Flashpoint is currently on the lookout for a replacement for the Danish roster that played under FunPlus Phoenix in Phase 1, HLTV.org has confirmed.

Earlier on Wednesday, Casper "cadiaN" Møller revealed on Twitter that he was flying back to Denmark, all but confirming that talks between Heroic and FunPlus Phoenix broke down as a result of Patrick "es3tag" Hansen agreeing to join Astralis on July 1.

This leaves Flashpoint one team short ahead of Phase 2, which is scheduled to start on Friday at 18:00 . Just like in the opening stage, the 12 competing teams will be split into three double-elimination groups, with all matches being played in a best-of-three format.

Flashpoint Phase 2 will begin on Friday

Contacted by HLTV.org, a Flashpoint representative stated that a replacement for the Danish team is expected to be found before the group selection show on Thursday at 20:00 .

FunPlus Phoenix picked up just 15 points in Phase 1 after finishing last of their group and face a difficult task to secure enough points in Phase 2 to make the eight-team playoffs. cadiaN's troops lost their opening match against Cloud9 and had to forfeit the lower bracket series against Orgless, a blow that left the 24-year-old "gutted".

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1039
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
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#2
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Lithuania I_eat_kebabs 
Thoorin xaxaxaxxaxa
2020-03-25 22:49
xaxaxaxa
2020-03-25 23:03
Flashpoint already dead kakakakaka
2020-03-25 23:53
#129
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Poland bot_taz 
why did they kick them if the team will be playing with estag for at least 2 more months??
2020-03-26 01:33
#135
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Singapore Ellusive11 
Why would anyone would want to play with him after he backstabbed them
2020-03-26 02:04
#139
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United Kingdom HG_J0X3 
He didn't though, his contract ended as he decided not to renew it. It's not like he ended the contract.
2020-03-26 02:23
Not agreeing to re-sign isn't backstabbing. He's fulfilling his contract and doing exactly what he agreed to - play for Heroic until July 2020. That's what he signed. That he doesn't want to play with the same roster after that date is entirely his prerogative.
2020-03-26 02:39
#146
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Poland bot_taz 
i was told they were preparing for this match and 1h before or even less they have been told they can't play, it's like you got to work with 5 people, but one of your workmates contract ends in 2 months so you can't do the job. estag wanted to play and was ready to play. FACEIT made a really terrible call...
2020-03-26 03:38
Yep, it’s because fpx backed out after learning he wasn’t not going to resign, this has nothing to do with estag, fully falls on fpx which are going to have a legal battle with heroic and flashpoint as I’m sure they signed paperwork saying they would pay the league within 12 months of their first match. But being a Chinese org they will just turtle up in China and be exempt from everything, tho this will hurt their other teams playing other games in up coming leagues. I might crumble the .org then again it might not seeing as faceit don’t have much steak in anything other than csgo, if it was an esl run event I could almost guarantee they wouldn’t of backed out cuz if they did their league will almost be done in every other game
2020-03-26 04:01
he signed with Astralis, nobody is going to blame him and all the other players in the team would have done the same thing if they had been offered that chance.
2020-03-26 04:12
#185
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World nakTriceps 
Yep, as a 6th player, omegalul
2020-03-26 16:32
#197
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Norway Triplex02 
Payed for playing max two matches a year, who wouldnt
2020-03-26 20:08
#198
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World nakTriceps 
A real good player prefers play a lot of official matches during a year. Challenge >>>
2020-03-26 20:23
#189
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North America toxicthegod 
and from anyone coming from Denmark it is probably his dream to play on Astralis alongside legends
2020-03-26 17:02
#73
NiKo | 
United States Frotha 
You realize Thorin is just a talent right
2020-03-25 23:29
#75
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Lithuania I_eat_kebabs 
and always brags about flashpoint, that it's the best league and it's so fucking annoying
2020-03-25 23:29
#83
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
No he is "creative director" and hes going to have to be really creative to trick someone into buying into this garbage.
2020-03-25 23:40
Thorin sold out
2020-03-25 23:54
"the only lan tournament" yeah weird flex but ok.
2020-03-26 00:23
#128
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United States TheReelMVP 
talent is a strong word, lets just say supporter
2020-03-26 01:29
#160
NAF | 
Canada Waveform 
Talent might be stretching it. I'll just say, loudmouth prick
2020-03-26 08:15
"talent" xaxaxaxaxa
2020-03-26 11:47
#3
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Netherlands PasscaLl 
G2?
2020-03-25 22:49
#9
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Lithuania I_eat_kebabs 
They are in esl pro league already?
2020-03-25 22:50
Mibr also is in esl pro league?
2020-03-25 22:59
#64
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Lithuania I_eat_kebabs 
ok? flashpoint in USA and u cant go to USA because of corona?
2020-03-25 23:17
no it's in NA. You can't fly in NA to play in the middle of a global pandemic
2020-03-25 23:18
I bet swole patrol picks up the spot tho I don’t know how they could pay for it. I don’t see many other Na teams willing or being able to play against these teams with much success.
2020-03-26 04:02
damn he was right
2020-03-26 20:26
Lol blind Squirrel finds a nut every once in a while. They were the only team left in Na that made sense
2020-03-27 04:23
#4
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Argentina Demonark 
f
2020-03-25 22:49
#5
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Russia ToughGuy 
Who cars about tier5 tourney
2020-03-25 22:49
rip
2020-03-25 22:49
#7
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Japan Fanta_machine 
Take me I can play awp
2020-03-25 22:49
I can entry
2020-03-25 22:52
I can IGL
2020-03-25 22:58
#41
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Russia DelterDix 
I can support
2020-03-25 23:02
I can lurk/2nd awper
2020-03-25 23:08
I can coach
2020-03-25 23:11
#60
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Slovakia xaboff 
I can create logo
2020-03-25 23:14
#63
pinto | 
Brazil GrilO_O 
Best role right here
2020-03-25 23:16
#82
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Finland Pitsa31 
I can be the crazy fan
2020-03-25 23:36
I can play every round eco and drop awp
2020-03-25 23:53
#121
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Spain Jbc12301 
I can be analyst
2020-03-26 00:45
I can be the manager
2020-03-26 01:04
#127
emi | 
Croatia Nvucovich 
I can be owner and pay none of u but take all the profits
2020-03-26 01:21
#131
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Brazil zzzzzzznt 
I can be the mad bettor
2020-03-26 01:45
#133
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United States NA_KEKW 
I can be the famous investor in your esports company I have like 250 followers on Instagram
2020-03-26 01:50
#137
swag | 
France guprei 
I Can create sticker
2020-03-26 02:10
I can jerk everyone off before the match to make the calm
2020-03-26 04:03
dude wtf
2020-03-26 04:55
This dude is not the hero we deserve but the hero we need. Respect.
2020-03-26 09:14
I can have fun.
2020-03-26 14:11
I can be fnatic girl in the crowd
2020-03-26 18:32
+1
2020-03-26 00:22
#67
Luken | 
Argentina PiruLiN 
I can animate
2020-03-25 23:19
I can matchfix
2020-03-25 23:44
XD
2020-03-26 00:44
#58
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Brazil NahT_ 
i can bait y'all
2020-03-25 23:12
#87
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United States Rabbit_ 
I'll buy in
2020-03-25 23:42
i can espectate
2020-03-25 23:49
#102
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Bulgaria goshyy 
I can analyze
2020-03-26 00:10
I can give guns
2020-03-26 00:14
#114
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Sweden crittaN 
i can pay salaries
2020-03-26 00:23
#126
mhL | 
Poland woszek 
i can clean toilets
2020-03-26 01:17
i can die and blame my teammates:)
2020-03-26 00:21
#10
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Argentina trackssZZZ 
ok
2020-03-25 22:50
Me and my friend are in silver, can we join?
2020-03-25 22:50
#14
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Sweden Lingon 
Probably if you have 2m
2020-03-25 22:51
In all seriousness, how will this work? You can't just give a team 0 points to play with halfway through the tournament, and you cant give them like 50 points because thats just dissing the teams that actually earned those points
2020-03-25 22:53
You will give them 25 which is the valor of 10-12th place
2020-03-26 00:17
I'm silver too but I always carry noob team mates can I join your new pro silver team we can ez win major? I can be a lurker/rifler mens ez major for silver noobs esports
2020-03-26 09:17
#12
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Sweden Lingon 
It's a even bigger problem for Flashpoint now First a team that has 2m to spend and +100k And it has to be a NA team because of Covid-19 GLHF Thorin
2020-03-25 22:50
#62
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Slovakia xaboff 
It wont't be a partner team so they don't have to pay
2020-03-25 23:15
They will have to pay all other slots are taken but the payments will be stretched out over time
2020-03-26 04:04
#175
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Slovakia xaboff 
No, they were supoosed to have 10 partner teams and 2 from qualifiers, but they only got 8 (7 if we don't count FPX) and they filled the spots with free invites for teams which didn't win the qualifiers. They will do the same now, they will either invite the best NA team from the qualifier that already wasn't in the league, or a random NA team
2020-03-26 13:50
#13
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Vietnam LilTed 
Me and my squad XD
2020-03-25 22:51
Yo lemme coach you guys. You can stay at my house in NA
2020-03-25 22:53
they wouldn’t be able to play since this guy has recent vac
2020-03-25 23:09
guess im substituting
2020-03-25 23:27
lmao
2020-03-26 00:16
I'm 0-3 in MM so I'm already better than FPX
2020-03-26 00:22
Mens I can play as a standin I'm silver mens I can rekt anyone even 12 year old russians have nothing against me
2020-03-26 09:19
Omg mens save us. We can win now
2020-03-26 09:21
Yes I will fly to north america today mens so we can start rekting in Flashpoint. Can I sleepover at your place mens we could eat cookies
2020-03-26 09:24
yes we have toilet paper too mens we are set
2020-03-26 17:20
Nice mens we are basically pro millionaires allready
2020-03-26 17:40
yes mens))))
2020-03-26 18:06
LMAO
2020-03-25 22:51
N1 Thoorin
2020-03-25 22:52
Lul
2020-03-25 22:52
Swole patrol to join
2020-03-25 22:52
They're in EPL
2020-03-25 22:53
yea forgot
2020-03-25 22:58
mibr is also in epl also like Swole patrol would get top 3 so they only have to play for a week then they are out and free
2020-03-25 23:41
#19
tarik | 
Germany mysterE 
It will be BIG, with the same excuse that MiBr had but question is are they going to fly to NA or not.
2020-03-25 22:52
#52
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Romania Cuntstantin 
ofc not, they'll pick up some NA team
2020-03-25 23:09
#76
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Brazil Tupan99 
Would be nice but corona
2020-03-25 23:31
Covid ruined this event so much. I had hope that this would be a fun T2 event ngl
2020-03-25 22:53
#22
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Brazil brennin 
DETONA deserves this spot, due the global qualifier
2020-03-25 22:53
let's hope not they are terrible
2020-03-25 23:02
#59
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Brazil brennin 
sorry, but this is the correct decision imo
2020-03-25 23:13
#88
nexa | 
Argentina macrigato 
Your opinion is totally biased lol just look at #68
2020-03-25 23:42
lul
2020-03-26 00:16
#68
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Brazil brennin 
if detona cant go to NA, or play from brazil, they can put Yeah Gaming in the tournament
2020-03-25 23:19
No Sinners No Dinners
2020-03-25 22:53
No saints without sinners
2020-03-26 15:17
#26
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Portugal dracø 
Is it just me or this league is boring af? The difference between the games on ESL and in this league is just abysmal.
2020-03-25 22:53
+1
2020-03-25 23:04
+1
2020-03-25 23:12
#78
OK | 
Peru Elkauza 
+1 at least it has it has 1mil prize pool
2020-03-25 23:33
Idk what are you talking about. At esl half the games looks like one sometimes even both teams dont care ant not even try. Flashpoint has worse teams, but atleast seems they are trying(besides c0ntact)
2020-03-26 00:11
#174
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Portugal dracø 
Idk man, it just feels like I'm watching rank S streams. Deorganized gameplay from both teams most of the time.
2020-03-26 12:06
#166
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World Beard43 
+1
2020-03-26 10:04
THORIN HAHAHHAHAHAH
2020-03-25 22:54
BIG has time now again for tier 3 tournaments
2020-03-25 22:54
#30
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Brazil Teteu 
DETONA
2020-03-25 22:54
no
2020-03-26 00:45
#130
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Brazil Teteu 
why not, vsm could bring thousand of viewers
2020-03-26 01:40
Yes, but I think it will be mythic
2020-03-26 03:10
#184
chrisJ | 
Poland Chiirs 
Are they in US?
2020-03-26 16:13
#192
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Brazil Teteu 
No, they are in Brazil.
2020-03-26 17:56
probably NA team
2020-03-25 22:56
A big loss of trash Flashpoint
2020-03-25 22:59
#79
OK | 
Peru Elkauza 
RIP FPX
2020-03-25 23:34
The business between FPX and Heroic was broken by Astralis
2020-03-26 16:58
Astralis era ends here, right now. I hope they got the same ending as old VP
2020-03-26 17:00
#36
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Czech Republic szkk 
GDOSENT
2020-03-25 23:00
invite avez
2020-03-25 23:00
#38
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Portugal Nobimmer 
Thorin become such a joke and a hypocrite
2020-03-25 23:01
He always was.
2020-03-25 23:04
Probably gonna be some tier 4 NA team because no one wants to move from Europa to NA right now
2020-03-25 23:01
#49
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Brazil brennin 
yea FeelsBadMan
2020-03-25 23:08
#53
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Germany Neckarstadion 
No one is even allowed to move from Europe to NA right now...
2020-03-25 23:09
#43
fat | 
United States girls 
ence
2020-03-25 23:03
Epic fail point
2020-03-25 23:05
#81
OK | 
Peru Elkauza 
nice one jajaja
2020-03-25 23:35
#47
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Canada Sharkey3322 
mouz Kappa
2020-03-25 23:07
#50
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Sweden Goudi 
this flashpoint league is really bad tbh....
2020-03-25 23:08
Movistar Riders Lets goooo
2020-03-25 23:08
Its what happens when you give Thorin something he knows nothing about hahahahahahahaha
2020-03-25 23:12
all u kids act as if thoorin has anything to do with this lol u kids are retarded
2020-03-26 00:26
He literally did though? He is the CD of Flashpoint?
2020-03-26 02:00
what does that have to do with heroic and fpx not going thru with their deal? Hes the fucking Creative Director: "A creative director determines the creative vision of a brand or project and manifests that vision through digital, print and film installations......" How does he have anything to do with the fact that Asstralis signed es3tag and obviously messed with whatever deal heroic and fpx had? its obvious alot of u have no idea what a Creative Director is...hes like in charge of advertising, nothing to do with the teams at all.
2020-03-26 02:10
This league has been a shitshow from the very beginning, has nothing to do with Astralis signing someone. Please just shut the fuck up if all youre going to say is badmouthing Astralis.
2020-03-26 02:15
u obviously dont speak english well, i didnt bad mouth astralis at all. The fact that they signed es3tag and that screwed up whatever deal heroic and fpx had is not badmouthing its a fact and its business. The point of our convo is that u are saying that thoorin had something to do with that....and u are completely wrong. He has nothing to do with the teams or players or how they act or what contracts get signed. He deals with advertisement. So u need to stfu and stop saying stupid shit like thoorin is to blame for this...
2020-03-26 03:15
#153
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Europe AlL1n 
Well he happens to be face of tournament its like when president gets blamed for some one else fk ups with amount of sugar in your murican brain you really should get it.
2020-03-26 05:21
Explain how he is the face of the tournament?
2020-03-26 15:30
You are literally telling me, that I don't speak English well, while you yourself are not capable to produce a grammatically correct sentence. The fact that your ameriburger brain is not capable ook at situations beyond your mental horizon does not surprise me at all. This league was trash from the beginning, the very concept of forcing teams to be at a certain rank if they do not want to be fined is just hilarious from the get-go. Adding to that the tournament had problems from the start, considering they were too stubborn to play Online, failure to keep teams, bad and unmotivated casters, etc. And who would have guessed that Thorin would be a stuck up bitch about it all? Trash talking ESL and staying on his high horse, claiming to be the "only LAN tournament" momentarily before delaying the tournament for a few days so they can switch to online, also being super stuck up about the situation from before the event even started, in case your face is so god damn fat, that your eyes have swollen shut you would have seen in a previous HLTV interview with him, how enormously unprofessional he was. Insulting ESL and its partners, while also throwing shade at them for normally used business tactics in a negotiation. You should really work on your reading comprehension, since I never claimed he was for blame for the drama - but rather said that he deserves every bit of shit coming towards him since he was such an insufferable twat from the get-go. To add to your destruction, do not tell anyone that they cannot speak English professionally, when they are more capable at speaking and writing it, than you yourself. As a heads up for next time: try to watch your grammar and syntax before trying to correct anyone else.
2020-03-26 10:17
theres absolutely nothing wrong with my grammar in my reply, ur going to point out that im using shorthand bc we're on the internet and who gives a shit? U are most certainly bashing on thoorin and STILL acting as if he has anything to do with which teams are signed or how to keep them around. Good job on the long drawn out professionally written reply. I could have done the same thing if i gave a shit, but its hltv and im not being graded on my posts. Once again, figure out what a Creative Director is and then maybe we can talk. Until then stfu. Oh also, ur spot on with the fat american comments. Typical eurotrash
2020-03-26 15:30
First of all I can be your father. Secondly, as guy under said, he DOES. HE COULDNT FUCKING GET 10 TEAMS TO PLAY CUZ EV3RYONE HATES HIM.
2020-03-26 10:29
you'd prob be a transgender sister if anything. Id like to know how he is responsible for signing teams, and how 1 team failing to honor their agreement = no1 liking him and this being the reason that they are now 1 team short, after having 10 teams. Also if u think that teams wont sign with a tournament bc they might not like 1 person, u are completely immature. These teams are playing for millions of dollars. You think the org is gonna pass on winning millions of dollars bc they dont like the guy that is in charge of advertising.
2020-03-26 15:36
Dude couldnt get 10 teams in 6 months. He failed when he was born. Nt fat burger
2020-03-26 19:47
Astralis destroyed FPX
2020-03-25 23:15
#65
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Russia NorthRussian 
Complexity?Or pick back BIG
2020-03-25 23:18
n1 event
2020-03-25 23:20
xD
2020-03-25 23:23
My MM team can join if you want to. For free. Won't pay the top20 fee though, cause all the teams except for one (C9 <3) there suck
2020-03-25 23:26
why would anyone want to play there?
2020-03-25 23:28
Me
2020-03-25 23:32
They’ll get like eunited to field a team or some rubbish.
2020-03-25 23:34
#85
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
My guess is detona after seeing this league get 18K viewers average no one will pay 2 million to get in.
2020-03-25 23:41
Yeah agreed. Detona are a good call actually- are they based in the US though? Because no one else can get in. This is turning into a disaster for those orgs that invested
2020-03-26 00:41
#144
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Austria ArmendZTC 
Only founding members pay the 2m fee. This new team isnt going to be a founding member.
2020-03-26 03:11
#86
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Finland Pitsa31 
Ibuypower have entered chat
2020-03-25 23:41
#90
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African Union mikecool 
Rekt hard by Australis
2020-03-25 23:45
#91
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Finland 0lter 
Astralis biggest snakes of them all
2020-03-25 23:46
#93
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Netherlands Sem0733 
Flashpoint is just one massive L.
2020-03-25 23:50
#97
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
I can join with my mates, whe are all dmg but that shouldn’t be a problem in flashpoint
2020-03-25 23:55
#98
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United States inflict 
hopefully furia
2020-03-25 23:57
they're playing esl pro league
2020-03-27 11:44
#99
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Spain Sakataka 
Moviestar Riders
2020-03-25 23:58
HNS is up for grabs. FPX go sign him
2020-03-25 23:59
#101
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Denmark 1NpuLs 
why not heroic?
2020-03-26 00:05
Flashpoint started with weak teams and is getting thorn apart by problems every week
2020-03-26 00:13
"a replacement for the Danish team is expected to be found" What does that mean? FPX will find a replacement roster to sign or Flashpoint will find another team to replace FPX? If it's the second option then FPX was never a partnered team (which is what they announced they were) and that kind of ruins the entire point of this league and the league should probably be disbanded. Additionally, how did they allow FPX to join (assuming they didn't become partners) without them having completely signed a CSGO team? All of this makes no sense and sounds like someone was cutting corners again.
2020-03-26 00:13
+1
2020-03-26 00:19
+1
2020-03-26 00:55
#140
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United States Chysil 
From what I read on other HLTV articles, FPX was allowed to defer their 2m entry fee until after season 1 (kind of like they were given a test season). I'm guessing with this fiasco Flashpoint basically said "pay up or we are replacing you" It could be that FPX is also saying "give us time to get a new roster found", but I think that's unlikely. I really wish that Flashpoint had just given the spot to Heroic... the team was already there. es3tag is signed until June 1st anyways, so might as well let the team play. I can understand FPX not wanting them to play under the FPX name, but what's to stop them from using Heroic? If they didn't want to play with es3tag, they could have coach stand in.
2020-03-26 02:28
#116
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Macedonia ydjoon 
Astralis really bought a player from that team to hurt that league.
2020-03-26 00:25
#154
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Europe AlL1n 
Yes to hurt 18k people watching or sleeping with twitch on. Astralis always will worry about t4 turneys.
2020-03-26 05:26
Thorin kkkkkkkkkkk
2020-03-26 00:44
tier-2 league is on it's way to tier-3
2020-03-26 01:03
It was tier 2,5 already
2020-03-26 02:59
It was tier 2 but now its online so tier 4
2020-03-26 06:16
#132
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United States jmarcelo 
damn, rip flashpoint
2020-03-26 01:48
#155
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China ZerOck 
bad news
2020-03-26 05:42
FPX are such big losers. They could easily use es3 for season 1 and then look for a replacement. But no, rather cancel all the deals after you make a terrible one, save your money for the upcoming crisis and VC revoke and call it the players or the players new orgs fault. Fuck these guys, good they are gone.
2020-03-26 06:57
agreed, and even if they couldnt use es3tag they could easily get a stand-in from the NA region for those few matches dont understand this at all
2020-03-26 08:06
#173
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Portugal dracø 
Lets say you go to a stand to buy a car, you test drive it and you like it. When you are about to actually buy it, they remove the breaks but you can still drive it around while you search for a replacement. Do you still buy the car? It all comes down to what you were going to buy, the deal changed and they are in their right to abort the deal because of it.
2020-03-26 12:02
The deal did not get changed. FPX wanted to by the Heroic team with 3 months left of contract (at least on Es3 contact) Ex3 goes after 3 month to a new venture. FPX totally knew what would happen. When I am this stupid to buy a car where the breaks have a sign "Breaks gonna be removed 3 months in service", then I either take it and get new brakes before the 3 months period or leave it. They went in, found out how dump they are and now they are canceling it all together while trying to give the fault to a player or another org who did nothing wrong. FPX just shows how little china knows about freedom of people.
2020-03-26 15:56
They seek replacement and $2mil lol. They dont give a fuck about team, they just need the money
2020-03-26 07:34
mythic is a good choice
2020-03-26 10:37
#170
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Germany NitczkaCS 
It has to be an NA team at this point that is willing to pay for the slot?
2020-03-26 11:06
invite ago
2020-03-26 11:45
flashpoint already dead tournament
2020-03-26 14:25
Hello guys. I usually check all upcoming tournaments on esportsguide.com Do you know of any other website like this?
2020-03-26 15:34
#187
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Germany X5ander 
maybe my boyz can do it, they will win this shit ! But maybe they won't fly to the US, Trump said, no European can come !
2020-03-26 16:58
-FPX roster +FPX roster Issue fixed
2020-03-27 00:52
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