Bad News Bears replace Swole Patrol in Flashpoint 1

FunPlus Phoenix will field Bad News Bears in the second phase of Flashpoint 1 instead of Swole Patrol, it was announced live on the tournament's official stream.

FunPlus Phoenix has decided to bring in Peter "⁠ptr⁠" Gurney's team for the remainder of Flashpoint 1 after the Chinese organization and Swole Patrol were unable to find common ground in regards to their participation in the competition under the FPX name.

Ryan "⁠freakazoid⁠" Abadir's squad initially replaced the Heroic roster, which had been widely believed to be sold to FunPlus Phoenix before it came to light that the deal between the two organizations fell through once Astralis came in last-minute to sign Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen.

The ex-Riot Squad team will play the rest of Flashpoint 1 as FPX

FPX went on to forfeit the remainder of the first phase of Flashpoint 1 after playing just one match, which means Bad News Bears will begin the second phase in joint-last place with 15 playoffs points.

ptr and company will play in Group C, fittingly called "The Replacements," which also features MAD Lions, Chaos, and c0ntact. The former Riot Squad will go up against Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas's side first in the opening round on Sunday at 22:00 .

United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
853
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
32
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
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Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
724
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Another L for Thorin lmao
2020-03-29 00:02
23 replies
#10
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Netherlands NahT_
why
2020-03-29 00:02
14 replies
cos his league now has tier 6 NA team instead of tier 4 NA team
2020-03-29 00:09
13 replies
Flashpoint what a disaster
2020-03-29 00:25
7 replies
#74
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United States Hubterbean
Not a disaster it's the first season and the org's are gonna over pay to steal players from esl cause if you bought in you have to have a team in the top 20
2020-03-29 01:50
6 replies
#85
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Australia ArcticOSB
Wishful thinking.
2020-03-29 08:36
The actual good players in ESL won't leave their teams for this shit
2020-03-29 12:42
2 replies
Yeah the 15-20 teams will it's a 1 mil prize pool
2020-03-29 16:05
1 reply
example
2020-03-29 21:40
Such a comment under story about Astralis taking es3tag from Flashpoint team. So far opposite is happening.
2020-03-29 21:49
1 reply
What danish player wouldn't want to go to astralis. Use your brain.
2020-03-30 02:31
Who cares its entertaining
2020-03-29 01:18
1 reply
+1
2020-03-29 14:05
doesnt really matter, they still paying for spot lol
2020-03-29 01:21
his league??
2020-03-29 09:05
#92
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Albania Edjon
swole patrol is #56 bnb is #33
2020-03-29 10:27
thorin deleted tweet in 3,2,1
2020-03-29 00:15
This is the clownest tournament of all time MIBR should quit this if they still have some self-respect
2020-03-29 00:31
3 replies
Why should they quit? This is the only kind of tournament they can win lol
2020-03-29 00:36
1 reply
They wont win actually the reason they won against most of teams are stand in or bad map picks against others
2020-03-29 00:52
Trihard 7
2020-03-29 00:55
Bad News Bears >>> Swole Patrol, lol. BNB is almost in top 30, Swole is #56
2020-03-29 00:32
1 reply
0/8 'tard
2020-03-29 00:53
Yes the teams are bad, but he's still getting that massive paycheck from flashpoint so he really could care less about it
2020-03-30 17:19
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
LOL
2020-03-29 00:01
2 replies
#29
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Palestine MrZoldiK
This shit has gone so far
2020-03-29 00:12
1 reply
#31
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Finland Cucumber))
yup :D
2020-03-29 00:14
Flashpoint, the next level of professional leagues. lmao what a joke
2020-03-29 00:03
LMAOO
2020-03-29 00:02
fpx always changing rosters lmao
2020-03-29 00:02
what the fuck this is getting more ridiculous by the day
2020-03-29 00:02
#8
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Brazil Elakk
Lmao again
2020-03-29 00:02
#9
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Brazil user_namer
as i wished nice mens))
2020-03-29 00:02
baited for bad news
2020-03-29 00:03
#12
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France taykah
what ???N?
2020-03-29 00:03
Movistar riders was the solution
2020-03-29 00:03
2 replies
#24
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Spain x676
Shut up clown fakeflagger
2020-03-29 00:09
1 reply
Im Spanish bro
2020-03-30 16:42
This league is a fucking circus. And thorin is the biggest clown in it.
2020-03-29 00:03
#15
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Finland gaazer
well this is some bad news...
2020-03-29 00:04
1 reply
XDD
2020-03-29 15:54
#16
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North America ClassyOne
Nice one Astralis
2020-03-29 00:04
HAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-03-29 00:04
AHAHAHHAHHAHAH Thorin on suicide alert
2020-03-29 00:05
fpx fielding its 3rd roster in a couple of days thats gotta be a record
2020-03-29 00:07
#20
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Spain Pog_chaos
Imagine leaving EPL to play this
2020-03-29 00:07
1 reply
Who did?
2020-03-29 00:18
FPX making a joke for the org name. so sad bcz they made a big name from LoL...
2020-03-29 00:07
1 reply
#89
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Spain N0Love
But the community keeps blaming Flashpoint for everything because they hate Thorin instead of focusing the guilt on those Chinese scumbags that mishonoured their word. Trust me in a few weeks or months FPX will buy some shit org in CSGO and every stupid kid in the community will change their flairs to them
2020-03-29 10:06
Flashpoint keeps taking Ls
2020-03-29 00:09
Cooper needs to join Gen G and let Auti go back to rifle
2020-03-29 00:09
2 replies
#88
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Andorra NDRnews
When Mixwell was Awping auti was dogshit
2020-03-29 09:25
1 reply
#90
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Spain N0Love
True
2020-03-29 10:07
FURIA??????????????????????????????
2020-03-29 00:10
at this point just go back to Lol FPX you have no clue how to do this
2020-03-29 00:10
1 reply
Lmao plz +1
2020-03-29 15:55
Lmaoooooo
2020-03-29 00:11
#30
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Russia M13F
1kk prize pool Tier3 teams Btw
2020-03-29 00:13
#35
ropz | 
Poland nefly
F ING CIRCUS HAAHHHA
2020-03-29 00:17
????????????? LMAO
2020-03-29 00:19
WTF? FLASHPOINT IS A FUCKING JOKE KEKW 1mill prize pool btw thorin wat doink?
2020-03-29 00:21
#39
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United States laiff
ryan abadir is a joke gj
2020-03-29 00:22
This shit is confusing and unprofessional... fuck this league hope they never host another event again!
2020-03-29 00:22
LMAO shittest tournament ever
2020-03-29 00:24
#43
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Europe loonek4
At this point my mm team will get invited to flashpoint
2020-03-29 00:25
EU EPL>NA EPL>NA MDL FPX really know how to improve their roster, just waiting for the advanced team to show up.
2020-03-29 00:25
#45
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United States snakedrake
All of this wouldn’t really be a problem without the virus I feel like
2020-03-29 00:28
3 replies
nah this one has very little to do with the virus. Only thing it may have influenced is Astralis taking Es2tag because they fear one player might get Corona which even if he could fully play all matches from home right now (if he is not seriously sick).
2020-03-29 00:31
2 replies
#53
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Russia Glihhh
Maybe they would have gotten an EU team thought, they had to go for an NA team since its being played on NA servers
2020-03-29 00:39
1 reply
yeah but that is after they fail to finish the deal with Heroic when the fiasco was already being done. Having to go NA afterwards was without alternative. Buying a slot and a team but with no contracts, waiting to buy the team fully is a disaster waiting to happen.
2020-03-29 01:04
Bad news bear is a dominant MDL team. Should be on par with chaos and i think BNB is better than euinted.
2020-03-29 00:31
2 replies
i disagree with everything after your first sentence
2020-03-29 01:00
Bnb isnt even that bad of a team, they qualified for the minor which no one expected them to do And people blaming flashpoint when most problems that happened are out of their control so it's sad
2020-03-29 14:45
#50
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Germany grabke
Shitshow continues !!! Hopefully first and last season nobody needs this really.
2020-03-29 00:34
#52
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Russia Glihhh
What absolute garbage. These no names turning a t2 tourney into t5...Based on what did they decide to get that.
2020-03-29 00:38
Seems like FPX have been the victims of bad timing and lack of leverage in these negotiations. Good thing FlashPoint is a "long term" project (*cough*).
2020-03-29 00:42
Amateurism at its finest
2020-03-29 00:47
It's funny considering thorin's tweet about how "They've got the best NA team from EPL in FlashPoint" as a shot to liquid losing to swole patrol Just lol
2020-03-29 00:55
FunPlus 'Two faced' Toledo
2020-03-29 00:56
Lol
2020-03-29 00:58
#64
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United States me_0_major
fpx three rosters in three weeks wtf
2020-03-29 01:05
#65
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United States Oxy04
Thats some bad news right there
2020-03-29 01:05
#68
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United Kingdom Leftie
So far FPX pissing about is the most exciting thing about Flashpoint, should have stuck with ECS
2020-03-29 01:21
why no furia?
2020-03-29 01:26
#70
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Russia Darkrus
1m prize pool btw
2020-03-29 01:30
#71
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Scotland tr@c
ptr in the year 20 thousand and 20 lol
2020-03-29 01:37
what kind of a clusterfuck is this now? weird af.
2020-03-29 01:38
Thorin "fuck you, if you are a losing team in our elite league I'd be very happy you were paying $200,000 a month" Shields locking up the tier 4 teams
2020-03-29 01:42
This is what you get when thorin acts like a spokesperson for the league
2020-03-29 03:00
#76
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Brazil Karlogaria
Now this is the biggest shitshow ever. This is ridiculous. Didn't expect something like that even from the lowest event ever.
2020-03-29 03:00
#77
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Estonia RopzTop1
Yessss
2020-03-29 03:03
OMEGALUL
2020-03-29 03:17
#79
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United States _ATaXiA_
Flashpoint is a fucking joke.
2020-03-29 03:31
#80
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United States D0xx
THE BOYS FINALLY MADE IT YES EZ4CRASHIESANDTHEBOYZ
2020-03-29 05:37
yall nerds need to get yo panties in a bunch whatsup with my main man cadian he roaming USA shirtless filming himself? get that man some rest!
2020-03-29 06:32
People shitting on Flashpoint when it's not even really Flashpoints fault, it's all the orgs that are fucking everything up.
2020-03-29 06:59
I would not mind watching lower tier cs in a league format but this is just a complete joke now.
2020-03-29 08:19
Hmmm Flashpoint is already out of business. To participate in the league some teams had to pay $2M but some team were participating via online qualifier and FPX were invited without paying this $2M fee and even didn't lock their player under contract.
2020-03-29 08:58
FunPlus ahahha
2020-03-29 10:25
This is a mess
2020-03-29 11:04
what a shitshow league
2020-03-29 11:08
flashpoint that's what you get for trying to split the scene and introduce some sort of shitty exclusivity. fuck your greediness now eat it
2020-03-29 11:57
Flashpoint disband, thorin disband
2020-03-29 12:37
Flashpoint to host next major
2020-03-29 13:44
At this point my mm team will get invited to flashpoint
2020-03-29 13:51
lol, what about swole patrol?
2020-03-29 13:59
Fpx and flashpoint are both a jokes at this point. Blast is the best TO.
2020-03-29 15:01
I love Thorin's content, but he must be malding atm
2020-03-29 15:03
Chinese org,fuck china,i wouldn't deal with them,after corona released
2020-03-29 16:56
Flashpoint is such a joke lmao. It's good for the scene with tier10 leagues for the lesser teams but you shouldn't call it tier1 then :P
2020-03-29 19:18
who? who? who? who? who????
2020-03-29 19:29
Too bad they couldn't get Swole. Might've fared better but now they will stay dead last.
2020-03-29 21:15
#112
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Brazil davidzor
Let's see their second season. If money really talks in the CS enviroment. At the moment the level on this league is really, really low.
2020-03-29 21:20
literaly who?
2020-03-29 21:51
i had a feeling this was going to happen after what cooper said. i dont think they wanted to concentrate on flashpoint what so ever exp after doing well so far in esl. well that and fpx offer was garbage to the team
2020-03-29 22:31
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