Swole Patrol invited to Flashpoint

Swole Patrol will take the last spot in the second phase of Flashpoint 1, in which they will play under FunPlus Phoenix, the tournament organiser has announced.

The former eUnited squad have agreed to join FunPlus Phoenix for the remainder of the season, replacing the Danish roster that donned the Chinese organisation's colors in the opening phase of the league.

That team, led by Casper "cadiaN" Møller, were on the brink of signing for FunPlus Phoenix before Patrick "es3tag" Hansen agreed to join Astralis in the summer. It is believed that the last-minute twist saw the deal fall through, with the players now expected to return to Heroic.

Swole Patrol will play as FPX in Flashpoint

Swole Patrol have been searching for a new organisation to represent since the start of the month, when the players were released by eUnited. They become the second team to compete in both the ESL Pro League and Flashpoint after Brazilian side MIBR.

In a Twitter post, Austin "Cooper-" Abadir rejected a claim from Flashpoint that his team had signed with FunPlus Phoenix, which should not affect their participation in the league. The North American side face a tricky task to make the eight-team Flashpoint playoffs after their predecessor finished last of their group. They have been placed in Group B, alongside MAD Lions, Chaos and c0ntact, facing the ex-CR4ZY roster in their first match on Sunday.

The following players and coach will represent FunPlus Phoenix in Flashpoint 1 moving forward:

United States Austin "Cooper-" Abadir
Mexico Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado
United States Victor "food" Wong
United States Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir
United States Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro

Canada Armeen "a2z" Toussi (coach)

Update: This article was updated after Cooper- rejected a claim from Flashpoint about his team having signed with FunPlus Phoenix.

United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
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
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
557
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Armeen 'a2z' Toussi
Armeen 'a2z' Toussi
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
200
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
536
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Victor 'food' Wong
Victor 'food' Wong
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
445
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
United States Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
518
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.09
lmaoooo
2020-03-26 20:13
#8
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Turkey veyron99 
trashpoint
2020-03-26 20:14
#61
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North America ProudNAfan 
The teams are trash but I believe flashpoint are doing many things better than esl currently
2020-03-26 21:00
ok thoorin, but cizng czong ping pong league is coming on top.
2020-03-26 21:16
swole patrol omegalul this is the best option you can get??? lmao
2020-03-26 21:51
this may be crucial tournament for freakazoid finally he can show his world class form and lead to next major
2020-03-27 09:00
Kappa
2020-03-27 14:22
told you
2020-03-28 09:47
#66
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World ChiperoG 
Agreed, Flashpoint has been the better out of the two even with many blunders made by Flashpoint especially the audio early on.
2020-03-26 21:21
There's always a lot of testing to do, and testing that will be literally the first matches that are streamed to see how it works.
2020-03-26 21:42
#92
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World ChiperoG 
Yes indeed but it was a bit too much testing if you would have* watched the first few matches you would* know what I mean.
2020-03-26 21:50
ok thoorin i hope you enjoy 10k viewers.
2020-03-26 23:26
#107
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World ChiperoG 
Ok brainlet enjoy both of your braincells.
2020-03-27 00:01
wierd flex but ok
2020-03-27 00:38
^hes right you know
2020-03-27 04:36
Trashpoint
2020-03-26 20:13
+1 facts
2020-03-26 20:13
#54
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Poland rude_wredne 
Faxxx
2020-03-26 20:51
#3
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Germany Sonnabend 
lmao
2020-03-26 20:13
Nice
2020-03-26 20:13
luckiest team ever omfg
2020-03-26 20:13
#86
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North America toxicthegod 
fr +1
2020-03-26 21:44
#136
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Hungary subzera 
scumbags over at eunited must be crying lol. drop the team then they get invited to the 2 biggest NA leagues
2020-03-28 01:32
#7
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Poland Mercixgs 
Reward after winning 1 map vs 100thieves
2020-03-26 20:14
#35
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina veasih 
+1 LMAO
2020-03-26 20:28
and 100ts first online game in months lol
2020-03-26 21:47
#130
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Turkey Berhava! 
hf xd
2020-03-27 20:58
#106
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Sweden Goudi 
hahahahaha
2020-03-27 00:00
#9
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United States me_0_major 
lmao wtf
2020-03-26 20:14
#10
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Norway Triplex02 
snatching esl teams lol
2020-03-26 20:14
#11
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Brazil user_namer 
nooooo why not bad news bears
2020-03-26 20:14
Who?
2020-03-26 20:18
#55
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Poland rude_wredne 
Bad news bears
2020-03-26 20:51
Who?
2020-03-26 21:32
#101
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Poland rude_wredne 
Bad news bears
2020-03-26 23:24
Who?
2020-03-27 14:37
#133
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Poland rude_wredne 
Bad news bears
2020-03-27 22:57
#76
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Brazil Necro_Spa 
cause onliners who will never get out of mdl
2020-03-26 21:36
#79
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Brazil user_namer 
wait what the fuck i didnt even read the whole thing i thought swole patrol got invited to flashpoint and didnt have an org
2020-03-26 21:38
absolute garbage team LMAO
2020-03-26 20:14
expected, but would prefer mythic if they wanted views LMAO
2020-03-26 20:15
#14
jks | 
Russia Tank0v 
ahahahhaha nice trash fnatic would be better
2020-03-26 20:17
#129
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Denmark Zaerdna 
Retard?
2020-03-27 20:45
#131
jks | 
Russia Tank0v 
no
2020-03-27 21:07
From MDL to EPL and FP. They gonna love Corona now. Also: Another T4 team for FP. Lul, this league is a dumpster fire.
2020-03-26 20:17
#16
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Germany grabke 
lol not even signed they are playing as FPX ??? What a trash League and Event ...
2020-03-26 20:17
#105
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Sweden Goudi 
+1
2020-03-27 00:00
What? Non signed playing for FPX? NO WAY
2020-03-27 13:09
Wtf So The danish squad is heroic again? And swole patrol is fpx now? But when it’s technically still fpx do they get the points from the danish fpx? And Are swole patrol now fully signed by fpx but only for flashpoint? Like do they play EPL as fpx or as swole patrol? What is this clusterfuck
2020-03-26 20:17
they get the danish team's points, and I believe they will still play as Swole on EPL
2020-03-26 20:18
#23
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United States tenki_cs 
I aren't think that fpx wants this roster
2020-03-26 20:19
#48
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Sweden slyde123 
They just needed a team to field for this event ig lol
2020-03-26 20:45
#100
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United States tenki_cs 
Why not just sign orgless
2020-03-26 22:29
#110
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Sweden slyde123 
These guys were prolly cheaper?
2020-03-27 01:19
#111
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United States tenki_cs 
More like it would probably violate tournament rules xd
2020-03-27 02:33
flashpoint is trash and FPX is a scummy organization, Swole shouldn't agree to this even if monetarily this seems like a good move, it really isn't
2020-03-26 20:17
why scummy
2020-03-26 20:18
Instead of using swole patrol for season 1, they could easily use the heroic roster for season 1, as es3 is still with the team till june 30th
2020-03-26 20:26
#87
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North America toxicthegod 
why would cadian want to play with him after feelin """Gutted""" they prob have beef now
2020-03-26 21:46
Cadian said he had no beef with estag he felt gutted cuz he couldn't even play the match whether that was fpx or flashpoints doing idk.
2020-03-26 22:20
#120
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North America toxicthegod 
it was estag doing lmao XD he left the team so they didnt have enough to play tf you mean
2020-03-27 13:38
lol read the article he is still with heroic until July 1st plenty of time to play the season, either flashpoint or fpx got salty and completely abandoned the team. Also any person with a brain would say yes to astralis, the best Danish team by far with much higher pay.
2020-03-27 14:48
#124
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North America toxicthegod 
you have downs
2020-03-27 14:54
please that's mean, why do I have downs?
2020-03-27 15:03
#126
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North America toxicthegod 
why would fpx want them to play if its not going to be a full roster in 2 months they would need to find a perm 5th before they would play flashpoint matches soooooooooo with Estage leaving no one on herioc wants to play with him because they need to be playing with a new 5th so it makes no sense to be in fpx or flashpoint with a uncompleted team. this is why you have downs because its so easy to understand but youre downs and dont get that
2020-03-27 15:10
You claim that they aren't willing to play with estag, if you read cadians tweets you'd know that's a load of horseshit it's obvious they were willing to play the matches but fpx wanted nothing to do with them over one player leaving for a better team.
2020-03-27 15:39
#128
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North America toxicthegod 
their are 5 players cadian is 1 of 5 bud stav hates his guts
2020-03-27 15:54
Nice continue to pull lies out of your was.
2020-03-27 23:50
#62
bottle | 
Cambodia Aces_Y 
nothing about that is wrong FPX needed a team and probably paid a lot to get Swole Patrol now both are happy, what is the problem?
2020-03-26 21:02
#89
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North America toxicthegod 
+1
2020-03-26 21:47
#19
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Mexico MEXlCO 
GO MARKITO!!!!!!!!!!!!
2020-03-26 20:18
#24
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United States stotte 
A team that is coached by a2fuckingz is a shit show that will never go anywhere. Swole Patrol is ENCE times 500 thousand. When has a2z ever been known as a tactical mind or even a motivational person who will take players aside and help them with issues? Match that with kicking Relyks and FNS and leaving Freakazoid to IGL and this is an absolute waste of money for FlashPoint. FUCK NA CS
2020-03-26 20:19
seriously a2z is legit meme what is he still doing in cs scene?
2020-03-26 20:46
#25
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
lol joke of a league at this point, hope they can get better teams for future seasons cos the content is good, but the matches don't deliver
2020-03-26 20:19
#31
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Germany grabke 
what content is good there ??? Bad production tech issues and constant delays ? On top you get bad Tier 3 CS and teams with stand-ins all over the place.
2020-03-26 20:27
#41
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
I like the analyst line up, sean and potter are two of my favorites, I also quite enjoyed the banter from the teams, nice to see some personality from a few of the players, like Bubzkji.
2020-03-26 20:38
#57
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Poland rude_wredne 
"fuck these kids" great banter 🥵
2020-03-26 20:56
Banter was nice the first few days, especially from smooya but other than that it left me pretty underwhelmed and it’s only going downhill ever since
2020-03-26 21:48
#26
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Finland iBait 
Zellsis must be the worst pro who plays for a big org now that HUNDEN retired.
2020-03-26 20:21
SWOLE PATROL IS dog Zellsis is the biggest dog of all time worst "pro" player ever trashpoint
2020-03-26 20:40
#27
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Germany Ligma_Balls 
eUnited kicking themselves rn
2020-03-26 20:21
Trashpoint
2020-03-26 20:21
SWOLE FUCKING PATROL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOO
2020-03-26 20:22
#30
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Spain loviac 
lmao
2020-03-26 20:23
#33
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Canada agammax 
Why? There are so many better options than them.
2020-03-26 20:27
meme tournament XDDD
2020-03-26 20:28
People calling Swole Patrol a meme even though they took a map off 100T
2020-03-26 20:29
Even though that was 100t's first online game in nearly/over a year?
2020-03-27 00:45
#37
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World nakTriceps 
Group C will be good to watch
2020-03-26 20:30
#39
s0m | 
United States joke_cs 
Eunited on suicide watch.
2020-03-26 20:32
Cant wait for thorin to spin this
2020-03-26 20:32
#43
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Croatia gmchanger97 
Thorin bruh..
2020-03-26 20:41
#44
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Chile Zzalb 
Swole from losing to Mythic to flashpoint eUnited malding rn
2020-03-26 20:42
Nice, good luck guys
2020-03-26 20:42
#46
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Brazil 3nzow 
F
2020-03-26 20:44
#47
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Sweden meistr0 
O.o I mean weird.. but good luck.
2020-03-26 20:44
hahahahahah... lol/ RIP FPF
2020-03-26 20:46
HAHAAHAHAHAHAhaahHAHAH
2020-03-26 20:47
most wasted spot ever seen
2020-03-26 20:48
LOOOOOOOOL
2020-03-26 20:50
#56
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Russia Darkrus 
drop heroic pick swole patrol STONKS
2020-03-26 20:52
Such a joke lmao
2020-03-26 20:57
tier 500 event
2020-03-26 20:58
#60
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
Wtf why????
2020-03-26 20:59
what on earth
2020-03-26 21:04
#64
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Portugal Agricultor 
What a mess
2020-03-26 21:07
LOL these guys are actually snake. I bet FPX made a deal with them to get bigger money than with Heroic's one.
2020-03-26 21:22
#68
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Macedonia ydjoon 
flashpoint is a pretty good league, since its just starting the teams are trash but they are better than esl league. Its just a matter of time.
2020-03-26 21:26
I mean nobody knows what the future holds but currently there is literally nothing better than in EPL. I’ve seen better storylines at DH opens and that is with less stand ins as well. Only interesting thing is that it gets worse every two days, exciting to follow the drama but the league itself is boring
2020-03-26 21:51
#69
Aleksib | 
Europe @d1nh0 
heroic with 4 players > shit patrol
2020-03-26 21:29
People above didn't just watch 100T vs Swole. They lost by "a gnat's wing" to 100T who is a Tier 1 team in PRO LEAGUE, what makes you think they don't deserve this at the very least?
2020-03-26 21:29
People are dumb. Surely everyone with a functioning brain noted how well they played today.
2020-03-26 21:34
#80
jks | 
Mongolia Kkura 
Cooper is a godly onliner
2020-03-26 21:39
Save marke and cooper
2020-03-26 21:31
What about freakazoid? Cooper fucked Freak and went to Eunited.
2020-03-26 21:37
expected
2020-03-26 21:31
LOL. I guess they have Astralis to thank for this.
2020-03-26 21:34
Nice. Im happy for Freakazoid
2020-03-26 21:37
OMEGALUL
2020-03-26 21:41
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-03-26 21:41
#93
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Russia KamaraD 
Kick FPP, for roster changes (-1) and after this give them do -5 and bring them back...
2020-03-26 21:51
#96
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World ChiperoG 
I am happy for the Swole Patrol boys. I think they are a decent enough tier 2 NA team and deserve a chance to try their shot to make it to tier 1.
2020-03-26 21:53
#97
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World ChiperoG 
twitter.com/CooperCSGO/status/1243273784.. Just saw this by a guy above me, well yikes.
2020-03-26 21:53
#98
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
thorins juggernaut league
2020-03-26 21:54
Flashpoint might as well just invite EU FPL players to form teams... it would be more competitive than the shit they currently have
2020-03-26 23:57
#104
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Sweden Goudi 
FLASHLOL LEAGUE , i didnt thougt it could be worse BUT....
2020-03-27 00:00
Freak <3
2020-03-27 05:01
Are these guys really brothers? Seems like Bullyzoid got all the good genes, christ man.
2020-03-27 05:33
#115
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North America Pol0 
LETS GOOOOO
2020-03-27 07:39
EZ FOR FREAKAZOID
2020-03-27 10:49
GOOD LUCK!
2020-03-27 12:51
#132
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Sweden ADAMAS_ 
EZ FOR FREAK
2020-03-27 21:48
#135
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Denmark b0ROV 
omg why invite this trash
2020-03-28 00:18
lmao brax getting fucked left and right
2020-03-28 11:47
astralis doing astralis things, just being the most despicable org ever to exist.
2020-04-01 13:49
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