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 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:
Armeen "a2z" Toussi (coach)
Update: This article was updated after Cooper- rejected a claim from Flashpoint about his team having signed with FunPlus Phoenix.