MAD Lions dispatch FPX to reach Flashpoint upper semi-final

MAD Lions recovered from a map one scare to secure a 2-0 victory over FunPlus Phoenix (Nuke 16-14, Dust2 16-2) and reach the Flashpoint 1 upper bracket semi-finals.

The Danish team had already bested FunPlus Phoenix in convincing fashion at Flashpoint 1, taking them down in the final match of Phase 2 to lock down the top seed heading into the playoffs (edging out MIBR to the top spot through a higher map win percentage), while FunPlus Phoenix had narrowly scraped by with the bottom seed.

This time around, MAD Lions were pushed to their limits by FunPlus Phoenix, who unpredictably claimed an extensive 14-5 advantage on Nuke. With their backs against the wall, the Danes found their footing to complete the seemingly impossible comeback. The dominant MAD Lions who had been present in the group stage finally awoke on the second map (Dust2) to secure the win and lock down their place in the upper bracket semi-finals to face the winner of the Americas clash between Cloud9 and Gen.G.

Bubzkji ended the series with a 1.59 rating

The heavy favorites looked to stamp their authority on the game on their map pick of Nuke, with a Rasmus "sjuush" Beck 1v1 clutch on the T side pistol kicking off an early 3-0 start. Michael "dapr" Gulino responded with a triple kill to get FunPlus Phoenix on the board, but two additional rounds went quickly in favour of the Danes.

With MAD Lions looking as if they would run away with the half, a switch flipped in the North American’s heads. Nine straight rounds went overwhelmingly in favour of FunPlus Phoenix, with all of dapr's 16 first-half kills coming during that streak.

FunPlus Phoenix refused to slow down as they swapped to the offensive side, adding four rounds to their score to extend their commanding lead to 14-5. Staring down the barrel of defeat, MAD Lions finally recomposed to end the North American’s 13-round streak and get a foothold in the match.

Now with guns in hand, the Danes ran riot on the defence, shutting down FunPlus Phoenix across the map. Peter "ptr" Gurney’s men deflated moving forward as MAD Lions rapidly approached a level scoreline, with two phenomenal rounds from sjuush and Frederik "acoR" Gyldstrand completing the comeback.

A rejuvenated MAD Lions came flying out the gates on Dust2 to storm to a 9-1 lead on the T side, spearheaded by an on-point Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen. A fantastic round from Austin "crashies" Roberts and dapr doubled FunPlus Phoenix’s score, but their recent success could not be built upon as MAD Lions closed out the half emphatically, 13-2.

The second half reached its conclusion swiftly after a flawless pistol round as MAD Lions dispatched FunPlus Phoenix to secure their semi-final advancement, sending the Bad News Bears roster to the lower bracket.

Flashpoint 1Best of 3
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9th April 2020
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Nuke
14
16
Dust2
2
 MAD Lions K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' AndersenBubzkji 50 - 27 +23 107.9 1.59
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' JørgensenroeJ 38 - 28 +10 81.4 1.22
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' LarsenAcilioN 29 - 25 +4 64.4 1.08
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Becksjuush 33 - 30 +3 78.2 1.07
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' GyldstrandacoR 23 - 28 -5 48.9 0.85
 FunPlus Phoenix K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulinodapr 33 - 33 0 76.8 1.12
United States Mitch 'mitch' Semagomitch 32 - 32 0 73.7 0.96
United States Austin 'crashies' Robertscrashies 30 - 34 -4 64.6 0.80
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurneyptr 20 - 36 -16 53.3 0.70
Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' CareyJonji 23 - 38 -15 53.5 0.64
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
594
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
524
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
819
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Austin 'crashies' Roberts
Austin 'crashies' Roberts
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
336
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
karrigan | 
France Telt 
#1 twice in a row
2020-04-09 21:16
#12
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Israel Sonnabend 
sad
2020-04-09 21:25
#13
karrigan | 
France Telt 
(The second one is random though)
2020-04-09 21:26
MAD Lions is playing sn awesome CS GO.
2020-04-09 21:32
#19
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Venezuela Jorge_ 
"beautiful cs" as my friend steel would say
2020-04-09 21:46
FeelsBad for FPX, thought they signed good team but got scammed and now have NA roster. Pray for Phoenix 🙏
2020-04-09 22:03
#21
s1mple | 
Lithuania Makatas 
Assuming heroic was a good team lol? Look at theyr match history they were garbage, if funplus wants some decent tier 2 team(since there is no tier 1 available right now) they shoulsd get havu or heretics, not those shitters heroic.
2020-04-09 22:33
Still better than NA
2020-04-09 22:39
#24
s1mple | 
Lithuania Makatas 
Im pretty sure bears would have a chance vs old heroic with snapi and 3tag
2020-04-09 22:41
#30
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Denmark Notallama 
I bet you believe in the tooth fairy as well.
2020-04-10 00:21
#32
s1mple | 
Lithuania Makatas 
Said by complexity fan omeagafuckinglul
2020-04-10 00:34
#33
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Denmark Notallama 
Yes?
2020-04-10 00:41
Only sponsoring them for the event 😳 Originally supposed to sponsor Swole Patrol
2020-04-09 23:53
Thank for info mens)))
2020-04-10 00:51
yeah, any team with ptr isnt exactly going to turn heads
2020-04-10 11:38
#2
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
nt acoR
2020-04-09 21:16
overlooked talent LMAO
2020-04-09 21:17
Kkkkkk
2020-04-09 21:18
#3
Namibia swqz 
Bubzkji overlooked talent ?
2020-04-09 21:15
#17
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Venezuela Jorge_ 
I think so
2020-04-09 21:43
how?
2020-04-09 21:16
t3 league who cars zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
2020-04-09 21:16
Acor was overlooked talent right? nice 0.85 rating
2020-04-09 21:17
axaxaxaxaxa danish bias
2020-04-09 21:19
#11
OK | 
Brazil DinooxP 
axxaxaxaxaxax
2020-04-09 21:25
Yeah let’s focus on one match and forget his 1.13 rating for the past 12 months.
2020-04-09 21:28
his rating is worse than bubzkji his last 3 months was worse than his whole team. that is not a talent, talents perform decently throughout a whole year. talents are not the worst rated player in the last 3 months in the team. i get it if he was 2nd, but he is last in rating in the last 3 months.
2020-04-09 23:28
next week: bubzkji - the even more overlooked talent
2020-04-09 23:43
“talents perform decently throughout a whole year.“ I just told you his rating for the past year. You chose to focus on the last 3 months. Also he has the 2nd best rating on ML the past 3 months on LAN, 3rd if you include online, not sure where you see he is last.
2020-04-09 23:47
he is 3rd last 3 months, 3rd in last 12 months (all matches) He is not some overlooked talent, he is a pretty good player who suddenly got hyped because he got some sick clips in a short period of time
2020-04-10 09:06
That’s what I wrote, he’s around 2nd or 3rd depending if on LAN or online. Yet you chose to reply to me, and not the guy who claimed he was very last.
2020-04-10 09:36
nice cumback
2020-04-09 21:20
#16
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Netherlands meneert 
mad lions next good team
2020-04-09 21:34
#18
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Venezuela Jorge_ 
Mad Lions on a Major and then we will see who great they are. I would root 4 them as the underdogs.
2020-04-09 21:45
4sure but still underdogs in every aspect. The experience could help them grow. Or disband/shuffle 🥴
2020-04-10 18:02
#44
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Venezuela Jorge_ 
+1
2020-04-10 18:52
#22
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Finland Smoonah 
haha fun+ fuck nubs
2020-04-09 22:35
Well spoken
2020-04-10 18:02
lol he's 21. Looks like 15.
2020-04-09 23:51
2-0 Now that's soldiering!
2020-04-10 00:30
#35
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Poland friendlySeb 
MAD Lions are looking really good. FPX have played well, i think this team has some future together.
2020-04-10 02:33
So this is the team that will beat mibr and win the tournament. Cool.
2020-04-10 02:48
#37
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Korea thr33o 
Feels bad for FPX. Astralis poaching one of their potential players seemed like a huge dick move.
2020-04-10 07:42
#38
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Russia razorVJ 
Shit league with shit teams.
2020-04-10 08:25
Free half million for Mad Lions :)
2020-04-10 22:36
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