Bad News Bears replace Swole Patrol in Flashpoint 1
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.
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 .