Four teams through to Flashpoint 2 closed qualifier

Gambit, Budapest Five, Virtus.pro and Winstrike came out on top of the first open qualifier for the $1 million event.

The two-day tournament featured 317 teams battling it out in a single-elimination bracket with best-of-one matchups. Once the participants had been whittled down to the final 16 teams, the format switched to best-of-threes to determine which teams would progress to the closed qualifier.

In the latter stages of the closed bracket, a young Gambit squad proved their promotion to the organisation’s primary team was worth it by making short work of Project X and Mustang Crew in swift 2-0 series, with Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov recording a 1.37 rating across the two matches. Meanwhile, Budapest Five took down Galaxy Racer and SKADE in a similar fashion.

Gambit stormed their way through the qualifier without dropping a map

On the other side, Virtus.pro were put to work against Giants and NAVI Junior in three-map affairs to secure qualification, while an Aleksey "⁠El1an⁠" Gusev-inspired performance saw Winstrike overcome sAw before Aleksey "⁠NickelBack⁠" Trofimov came alive to spearhead his side to victory over 9INE and round out the teams moving on.

A second open qualifier will take place on Saturday for four final spots at the closed qualifier, which is slated to run from October 12-14 and hold two places at Flashpoint 2, where $1 million will be up for contention.

The team list for the Flashpoint 2 closed qualifier currently looks as follows:

Russia Gambit
CIS Virtus.pro
Other Open qualifier #2
Other Open qualifier #2
Other Invite
Other Invite
Other Invite
Other Invite
Hungary Budapest Five
CIS Winstrike
Other Open qualifier #2
Other Open qualifier #2
Other Invite
Other Invite
Other Invite
Other Invite
Russia Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
741
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Russia Aleksey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Aleksey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
566
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.11
glhf
2020-10-10 02:46
#3
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India Relunk
LOL STILL TIER 2 TOURNAMENT
2020-10-10 02:47
9 replies
#33
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Sweden RaaCCooN
Faze tier 2:D
2020-10-10 09:24
7 replies
Ok Tier 3 then
2020-10-10 11:09
3 replies
#42
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Finland veganisti
ok cheating in tier 1 then
2020-10-10 11:41
2 replies
Cute :>
2020-10-10 16:14
1 reply
#56
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Finland veganisti
ty answer faster next time or reported
2020-10-10 16:59
Remember when FaZe ecoed Nipshits in inferno in last round i guess it was 15 /13 that shit was funny
2020-10-10 12:05
2 replies
#45
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Sweden RaaCCooN
latvia lol
2020-10-10 12:16
1 reply
Why does it matter, where i am from? Nothing to say?
2020-10-10 13:13
tier 2??? more like tier 3-4
2020-10-10 13:10
Budapest 5 to flashpoint please
2020-10-10 02:49
1 reply
+1 BP5 top1 2021 inc.
2020-10-10 12:41
#5
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Austria Brandenburg
Flashpoint is a meme league with too much money. Overhyped with bad teams and Thorin is a clown.
2020-10-10 02:56
12 replies
Very reasonable to hate on an up and coming TO that tries to grow the scene simply because you dislike one person that is involved with it
2020-10-10 03:14
5 replies
Thorin is clown and it was their decision to make him the face of their operation, therefore it's their fault.
2020-10-10 03:18
4 replies
#34
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Slovakia Mr_Jumbo
Thorin is your daddy, he owns Brasil
2020-10-10 09:25
3 replies
#54
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Portugal absolut19
thorin is a clown that thinks he owns everyone but he's a sensitive bitch when people reply to him the way he does with most people
2020-10-10 15:49
2 replies
#59
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Slovakia Mr_Jumbo
Portugal is what brasil would love to be
2020-10-10 21:54
1 reply
#60
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Portugal absolut19
let's see what our brazillian bros have to say
2020-10-10 21:57
because MTG having a monopoly is so much better of course flashpoint is a lower tier tournament right now, but we need more TOs in the scene other than just MTG owned ones so there is actual competition like we used to have eleague, mlg, starladder blast won't have any calendar space this year, neither will flashpoint so only the non-esl teams will be able to join then we have the 2 majors, at least one of which will be ESL all of the remaining tournaments, probably 90%+ of them, are ESL/Dreamhack/IEM who are all owned by the same company
2020-10-10 03:49
5 replies
+1
2020-10-10 04:02
#24
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Finland Salodreah
Mens. What happen to Eleague? Their production was crazy good :(
2020-10-10 05:11
1 reply
Yeah, kinda sad that they don’t hold tournaments anymore. The one word that I would have described them was QUALITY
2020-10-10 08:21
Didn't Starladder do a major last year?
2020-10-10 10:24
#40
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Finland eenton
+1
2020-10-10 11:35
lame
2020-10-10 02:57
#8
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Hungary Benccce
GJ BP5
2020-10-10 03:06
1 reply
#29
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Hungary BYZMO
Let's fucking gooooooo!
2020-10-10 08:00
Movistar Riders plssss
2020-10-10 03:08
I'm just here to watch MIBR ending 13-16th after founding the tournament
2020-10-10 03:10
1 reply
Iam crying xddd
2020-10-10 18:34
Col confirmed
2020-10-10 03:16
EASY GAMBIT LETS GO
2020-10-10 03:37
trashpoint is back poggers
2020-10-10 03:43
#16
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North America joeS
This is the tournament that C9 is being built for btw.
2020-10-10 03:44
Tier 3 tournament.... yikes
2020-10-10 04:04
ALGA VP
2020-10-10 04:04
1 reply
gambit and vp should have been invited tbh
2020-10-10 07:44
hope they can get some decent teams this time.
2020-10-10 04:06
ez4mibr
2020-10-10 04:27
heretics and riders get invited please
2020-10-10 07:02
2 replies
#39
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Latvia YungPan666
riders will play 2nd open qual today and tomorrow
2020-10-10 11:10
#47
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United States airbIade
Heretics lost to SG.Pro in open quals, the didn't deserve anything
2020-10-10 12:28
#28
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Hungary szia
LETS GO BUDAPEST5
2020-10-10 07:57
CIS on fire
2020-10-10 08:37
ez for Winstrike
2020-10-10 09:23
GOBP5
2020-10-10 09:32
#37
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Hungary Karpatia
nice!
2020-10-10 10:32
#41
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Russia Syonamaru
J👨‍🦽ME TIME :3
2020-10-10 11:37
33, 90, 28 & 24 in the world surely are a good addition to the five teams without a complete lineup still a shitshow
2020-10-10 12:11
Expected from pros
2020-10-10 13:00
#53
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Poland SebL
Gambit is showing some potential, with small changes they could be a TOP 30 team. Budapest Five is looking really good atm., they might have a chance at the closed qualifier. Same for Virtus.Pro. Winstrike is looking pretty good tho, with small changes they could be maybe even a TOP 20 team.
2020-10-10 13:43
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