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.
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".