MAD Lions stop HAVU's run at Flashpoint to book grand final spot

MAD Lions have eliminated HAVU in third place after coming out on top of a two-map consolidation final to book a spot in the grand final.

Having conceded the opening series of the tournament to the Finns, Asger "⁠AcilioN⁠" Larsen's team have continued an impressive run through the tournament as they put a stop to the surprising story HAVU wrote over the course of the month-long tournament.

Lasse "⁠ZOREE⁠" Uronen's squad will leave with their heads held high as the team has won $100,000 for the third-place finish — by far the most prizemoney the organization has ever earned in a single tournament — after taking down several bigger names like MAD Lions, Gen.G, and Cloud9, and eventually contesting both finalists in the playoffs before their elimination at their biggest tournament so far.

In the grand final, the Danes will once again face off with MIBR in a best-of-three series for the Flashpoint 1 title and the $500,000 grand prize that goes with it in hopes of getting revenge for an earlier loss in the tournament's upper bracket final.

MAD Lions will rematch MIBR on Sunday for $500,000

The consolidation final started off with back-and-forth shenanigans during which neither team could keep control for long as MAD Lions won a couple of forcebuys while HAVU picked up a full eco victory on the back of a saved Scout. It wasn't until round eight when the close battle came to an end, with the Danes going on two separate three-round streaks to claim a 9-6 lead.

That was soon extended to with Fredrik "⁠roeJ⁠" Jørgensen adding a triple-kill in the second pistol round to his tally and HAVU were six rounds down, but they were far from out. The Finns began to force MAD to save weapons repeatedly after gaining easy entry into the two sites and managed to take the match to the 30th round, where MAD Lions closed it out 16-14 as Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen and AcilioN combined for five kills and a 1v1 clutch.

Mirage kicked off in rather similar fashion when the two teams kept trading forcebuys until MAD Lions won a couple of 3v5 scenarios to start gaining the upper hand, with Olli "⁠sLowi⁠" Pitkänen's heroic efforts only earning HAVU five rounds on the defense in total.

When AcilioN saved a hairy 3v1 situation against Joonas "⁠doto⁠" Forss in the pistol round and the Lions went on to survive the following anti-forcebuy without a scratch, HAVU's fate looked sealed. Indeed, MAD Lions faced little trouble in the closing stages of the map, earning a rematch against MIBR in the grand final at 16-5, 2-0.

Flashpoint 1Best of 3
Matchpage
0
2
18th April 2020
14
Dust2
16
5
Mirage
16
 HAVU K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 33 +5 70.6 1.06
30 - 38 -8 67.3 0.88
28 - 38 -10 65.4 0.85
20 - 37 -17 58.5 0.72
24 - 44 -20 60.5 0.64
 MAD Lions K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
44 - 22 +22 79.4 1.43
42 - 30 +12 86.3 1.30
38 - 31 +7 83.1 1.28
34 - 27 +7 74.9 1.17
30 - 30 0 72.3 1.05
Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1287
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
404
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Finland Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
733
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1251
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Finland Joonas 'doto' Forss
Joonas 'doto' Forss
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
325
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
703
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Congrats MAD LIONS for winning FLASHPOINT 1.
2020-04-18 23:39
15 replies
#2
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Germany Sonnabend
+1
2020-04-18 23:39
5 replies
Still HAVU > ENCE
2020-04-18 23:40
4 replies
MAD LIONS BEST LIONS
2020-04-18 23:40
1 reply
#13
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North America ProudNAfan
Acillion < Hunden Clearly
2020-04-18 23:42
#42
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Argentina Sagon1
+1
2020-04-19 02:00
#69
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India X3pHyR
+1
2020-04-19 16:38
+1
2020-04-18 23:41
#19
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United States Frotha
Mibr 3 majors soon
2020-04-18 23:43
#26
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Brazil thsGO_
AHAHAHAAHAHHH DREAM MY FRIEND
2020-04-19 00:06
1 reply
no
2020-04-20 02:17
NT. LOL
2020-04-19 01:28
#43
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Argentina Sagon1
NT manito
2020-04-19 02:00
2 replies
It's pretty obv tbh
2020-04-19 12:47
1 reply
#65
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Argentina Sagon1
Idts tbh ;) Ez4nacho
2020-04-19 13:38
#70
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Denmark KING_VITO
+11111
2020-04-19 17:30
ok
2020-04-18 23:40
Nice
2020-04-18 23:40
#5
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Brazil tacold
N1
2020-04-18 23:40
1 reply
#48
arT | 
Brazil GuGa62
Nt
2020-04-19 04:35
EZ
2020-04-18 23:40
ez for danes
2020-04-18 23:41
veri nais men
2020-04-18 23:41
2020-04-18 23:41
hunden fangays explain
2020-04-18 23:41
1 reply
God is watching !!
2020-04-18 23:42
GG.... sLowi is very good
2020-04-18 23:42
wtf undeserved No HUNDEN no PARTY
2020-04-18 23:42
1 reply
rip... hopefully mad lions lose
2020-04-18 23:45
#18
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Hungary Pitsa31
Great run by Havu. Sadly Zoree wasnt playing well.
2020-04-18 23:43
2 replies
still better than any ence player
2020-04-19 00:52
1 reply
#Freesergej
2020-04-19 05:36
#21
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Pakistan LoOuU2
i dont see MIBR winning this time and it pains me to say this.
2020-04-18 23:57
11 replies
well they beat them once, a bit lucky ok, mainly on Dust2, but i wouldn't be surprised if they actually beat them again
2020-04-18 23:57
10 replies
#23
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Pakistan LoOuU2
lets see , fingers crossed for the Favela bois . Fer deserves better.
2020-04-18 23:58
7 replies
tks men) i hope they get it it might bring their motivation back and yes fer deserves better but the boys are struggling a lot. kng was not a good option for the team
2020-04-19 00:02
4 replies
#30
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yes KNG hasnt been able to put up same numbers he used to before joining the squad , he did perform quite a few times on LANs lately . If only Furia players werent dumb enough to get themselves locked in with 5 year contracts ...
2020-04-19 00:21
3 replies
+1 And they should bring Boltz back... He left mainly cuz of the comunication in english (when they add Stewie), now their coms are in portuguese again. Boltz has a lot of experience, is consistent and a chill guy
2020-04-19 03:47
+1 And they should bring Boltz back... He left mainly cuz of the comunication in english (when they add Stewie), now their coms are in portuguese again. Boltz has a lot of experience, is consistent and a chill guy
2020-04-19 03:47
1 reply
Hmmm.. Boltz is good and all but what would mibr looked like with a different IGL instead of getting boltz for more firepower? I mean, Fallens IGLing is pretty outdated from what I've noticed.
2020-04-19 11:03
Mad Lions really does deserve it too for their performance throughout the tournament... But for kicking #GodHunden, i prefer MiBR.
2020-04-19 04:41
1 reply
agree! he was a mastermind is* but was when he was at the team
2020-04-19 17:33
#56
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Spain N0Love
Fallen remembered how to play god tier CS like he used to in that series let's see if he can do it again today
2020-04-19 10:49
1 reply
yes, holy shit. he's been playing SO GOOD o.o highlights, clutches, very smooth movements..
2020-04-19 17:34
Fuck, mad Lions vs mibr what a final.
2020-04-19 00:06
#27
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Finland spurku
anyway, good performance from havu
2020-04-19 00:08
2 replies
#57
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Spain N0Love
Really impressive lots of ppl like me didnt even know they could play good CS they were miles better than powerful orgs like C9, GenG, Dignitas so they should be proud and don't let ENCE destroy their core now they are the best team in Finland 100%
2020-04-19 10:51
1 reply
#74
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Finland spurku
+1
2020-04-19 19:37
Havu got more for this than liquid did for winning pro league na. What a joke, flashpoint needs to get real teams or it is going to die.
2020-04-19 00:09
5 replies
havu is legit top 25 team, but flashpoint need top 10 teams
2020-04-19 00:47
4 replies
#39
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Croatia KeZual96
That's not going to happen. All top 10 teams signed long term contracts for epl.
2020-04-19 01:10
3 replies
But the rosters didn't ;)
2020-04-19 04:55
2 replies
nt Thorin
2020-04-19 09:15
#64
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Croatia KeZual96
What are the chances that an org drops their whole roster that is in top 10.
2020-04-19 13:26
Okay Thorin
2020-04-19 00:16
noob havu
2020-04-19 00:46
Solid play MAD. Potential T1 team.
2020-04-19 00:49
1 reply
#58
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Spain N0Love
I consider them T1 already but I guess it depends on how you set the tier bars. If you consider T1 Furia, Nip or 100T I don't see MAD Lions below those teams tbh
2020-04-19 10:54
First map was really entertaining - second map a walkover.... congrats to the MAD Lions - will watch the final for sure.
2020-04-19 00:51
havu > ence mad lions > astralis
2020-04-19 00:53
Mad lions on the up and up. Good showing from them. I'm betting on them winning tomorrow
2020-04-19 01:07
So MAD Lions, how is it to play with a 5th player not under 12kills per maps?
2020-04-19 01:18
4 replies
not much difference though. first time on top
2020-04-19 03:03
2 replies
Hugely different. If Hundens stars are having a bad game he cant win
2020-04-19 06:49
ok i take that back after this final^^
2020-04-20 01:25
Mibr should take notes
2020-04-19 03:51
#53
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Brazil parrud0www
Expected
2020-04-19 07:01
who cares
2020-04-19 10:42
#60
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Finland 5way
hopefully mibr wins
2020-04-19 11:18
friendship with astralis ended its MAD lions era time now
2020-04-19 12:51
Mad Lions hopefully wins!
2020-04-19 13:19
Gg well played lions, better team won even tho d2 was very close, hope you win this tournament. Very proud of Havu, best from Finland and soon tier1 team
2020-04-19 13:52
Mibr will win
2020-04-19 14:44
ez mibrs
2020-04-19 16:19
lol
2020-04-19 17:31
Brazilian CS scene is so pathetic xD imgur.com/a/HH6EcJ1
2020-04-20 01:35
Dude i know im fan of MIBR but a tournment like Flashpoint should have a final in BO5 , if you see mibr just dont won 1/2 games on first group stage and now lose on the final , but they already wins to mad lions , and win all team (goes final on upper bracket) but on the final they dont have any advantage , like liquid against evil geniuses , BO5 1 map advantage for liquid because we goes final for upper bracket never lose the same example like mibr on flashpoint but i think this tournment it was just a joke.. My hamble opinion. Congrats Mad Lions .
2020-04-20 03:08
Love it! Crazy comeback!
2020-04-22 15:05
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