Flashpoint 2 closed qualifier invites revealed

Sixteen teams from across Europe will be duking it out for two spots in the $1 million league.

B Site has revealed the names of the eight teams that have been invited to compete in the closed qualifier for Flashpoint 2. GODSENT, North, and forZe headline the invite list for the tournament, which will also feature eight teams determined by open qualifiers.

The 16 teams have been split into two double-elimination groups, with all matches being played in a best-of-three format. The group winners will earn spots in the second edition of Flashpoint, joining seven of the league's eight founding partners - including Cloud9, MIBR and defending champions MAD Lions - and three invitees ranked inside the top 20.

GODSENT are the highest-ranked team invited to the qualifier

The seeding was determined by HLTV.org's world rankings. This sees Group A contain just three invitees, while Group B features five, including Flashpoint 1's third-placed team, HAVU, who could field ENCE AWPer Elias "⁠Jamppi⁠" Olkkonen as a stand-in.

Below you can find the groups and the opening match-ups:

Group A:

Europe GODSENT vs. Sweden Lilmix
CIS Winstrike vs. Europe Secret
CIS Virtus.pro vs. Poland AVEZ
Europe Endpoint vs. Portugal sAw

Group B:

Denmark North vs. Hungary Budapest Five
Russia Gambit vs. Poland AGO
Russia forZe vs. Romania Nexus
France Heretics vs. Finland HAVU

Finland Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
wow amazing teams Flashpoint = tier 1
2020-10-11 22:25
8 replies
looks like LOOTBET cup teams
2020-10-11 22:34
5 replies
#31
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Germany _PH1L
Still no pro League but gettibg up their and definetly better than lootbet or .... Looks like a iem chicago or shanghai (ofc the main tournament)
2020-10-11 22:45
3 replies
#60
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Spain N0Love
It's much better than S1 just with these teams alone in EU
2020-10-11 23:38
2 replies
#67
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Germany _PH1L
That’s what I meant
2020-10-12 00:39
#103
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Finland JooonsMO
This in not even s2 it's just a qualifier to it.
2020-10-12 15:31
wow it's closed qual when 2 team will qual for main event like this is a big thing.
2020-10-11 22:47
better than last tournament tho
2020-10-11 22:48
you are dumb and i think you are typical russian...this is closed qualifer and after this only 2 spots will join the best teams of the world
2020-10-12 04:12
tier 52
2020-10-11 22:26
3 replies
#66
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Switzerland retard2k
Yeah that’s the point of a closed qualifier so that tier 52 can compete in tier 2
2020-10-12 00:10
tier52 is youre scene:D
2020-10-12 04:12
1 reply
>japan
2020-10-12 06:20
#3
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Poland vrdny
byali vs vp, banger
2020-10-11 22:27
tier 6000000000000000000000000000000
2020-10-11 22:27
#5
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Romania [AloHa]
Ofc secret got invited after failing in both open quals, dog tier event
2020-10-11 22:27
10 replies
+1
2020-10-11 22:32
#24
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Slovakia GUZU
+1
2020-10-11 22:40
+1
2020-10-11 22:44
3 replies
in both quals they lost the first match and yet they get invited to closed FACEIT WAT DOINK
2020-10-11 23:00
2 replies
si cica la noi ii coruptie lmao
2020-10-11 23:01
1 reply
Damn you didnt have to do em like that cuz
2020-10-12 10:38
#82
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Poland Aiko_
Same with ago
2020-10-12 08:21
1 reply
Yeah but AGO>Secret
2020-10-12 08:33
#95
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Romania Koloag27
+1
2020-10-12 12:01
#36hltv secret ranking babyface
2020-10-12 13:43
#6
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
tier 690000000000000
2020-10-11 22:27
CMON ENDPOINT YOU GOT THIS
2020-10-11 22:27
1 reply
#65
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United Kingdom fntlps
+1
2020-10-12 00:04
Why tf is secret invited they failed twice in open quals
2020-10-11 22:27
3 replies
#33
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Latvia dwax
ago too
2020-10-11 22:46
1 reply
#85
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Portugal MCDOUG
They shouldn't be invited, it's not fair to the other teams.
2020-10-12 09:21
#36 hltv ranking dude
2020-10-12 13:43
ncc
2020-10-11 22:28
good teams>?
2020-10-11 22:28
#11
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Latvia YungPan666
EZ VP, EZ GAMBIT
2020-10-11 22:28
1 reply
+1
2020-10-12 05:01
T5 CS LUL
2020-10-11 22:28
#13
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Germany Zackst3rz
tier 4 XAXAXAXAXA
2020-10-11 22:28
Siiiiiick. Cant wait for this shit to go down. So exited to see tier i dont even know which games. Seeems so exciting
2020-10-11 22:28
#15
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Brazil lortBR
Tier 5 cs lol
2020-10-11 22:32
EZ FOR VP YEKINDAR TOP1 2020
2020-10-11 22:33
xDDDDDD
2020-10-11 22:34
#20
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Netherlands Sem0733
Yep Flashpoint 2nd tier confirmed.
2020-10-11 22:36
1 reply
#86
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Portugal MCDOUG
It's not that different from a Minor, only two teams will qualify for the main event.
2020-10-12 09:23
So they invite teams who failed to qualify from the open qualifiers? LOL, what a circus
2020-10-11 22:41
#22
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Pakistan LoOuU2
This whole Flashpoint thingy has been a one whole letdown since its announcement, nothing exciting about it other than Thorin making an arse of himself at every given opportunity
2020-10-11 22:38
2 replies
Lmao I can't see the difference between fp2 and lulbet Only much higher prize pool
2020-10-11 22:39
1 reply
#55
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Pretty much same thoughts, the only saving grace for the tourny would be seeing Colossus in action and getting to know the new MIBR roster
2020-10-11 23:11
Movistar Riders?
2020-10-11 22:41
2 replies
#87
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Portugal MCDOUG
Lost on both open qualifiers
2020-10-12 09:24
1 reply
Same as other teams there
2020-10-12 15:48
#26
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Hungary szia
GO BP5
2020-10-11 22:44
what a joke
2020-10-11 22:45
#29
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Denmark ghostan11
nice tier 2-3 invites flashpoint LUL
2020-10-11 22:45
1 reply
not even tier 2
2020-10-11 22:46
imagine inviting a team who failed in both open qualifiers
2020-10-11 22:45
1 reply
+1
2020-10-11 22:48
#34
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Poland SebL
North and forZe is going to qualify imo.
2020-10-11 22:46
10 replies
throwZe will throw again
2020-10-11 22:48
1 reply
#40
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Poland SebL
I think they won't throw this chance.
2020-10-11 22:48
#47
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Latvia dwax
what xd they are in the same group
2020-10-11 22:59
7 replies
#48
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Poland SebL
So they can't both qualify?
2020-10-11 23:00
6 replies
#51
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Latvia dwax
not because one team from the group will advance to the main event
2020-10-11 23:02
5 replies
#52
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Poland SebL
Wtf is this shit format. Then North and sAw will qualify.
2020-10-11 23:06
4 replies
#54
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Latvia dwax
i think godsent or vp from group A and North or Gambit from group B will advance to main event
2020-10-11 23:08
3 replies
#105
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Poland SebL
I doubt that either GODSENT or VP will qualify. And from group B I think North has a much better chance than Gambit.
2020-10-12 16:15
2 replies
#106
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Latvia dwax
we will see
2020-10-12 17:02
1 reply
#109
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Poland SebL
Sure.
2020-10-12 20:53
GL Nexus
2020-10-11 22:48
wow nice tier 4 tournament. Invited teams who lost in Open qualifier and terrible format again. 1Million prize pool and partnered teams didnt even confirm the rosters yet...
2020-10-11 22:48
#42
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Spain Scar98
who tf are lilmix
2020-10-11 22:52
2 replies
swedish gods
2020-10-11 22:53
swedish gods
2020-10-12 08:15
#44
Coffee | 
Netherlands p2dr
Flashpoint living up to their reputation lmao
2020-10-11 22:54
#45
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United Kingdom tomtom94
The way Flashpoint have run these qualifiers has been a joke. Open qualifiers announced two days before they start, closed qualifier invites sent out barely before and even during the open qualifier (see: Secret lost in both but still got an invite), casters getting conflicting information on whether they can stream matches, and now this list of teams/opening matchups squeaks out at 10pm. This is meant to improve the scene and put pressure on ESL? I've seen $100 prize pool LANs with better organisation.
2020-10-11 22:56
4 replies
#46
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Latvia dwax
+1 ago too
2020-10-11 22:58
+111111111111 no time to practice and the format is soo bad
2020-10-11 23:07
AGO also lost in both. Heretics lost in the 1st open qualifier.
2020-10-11 23:25
1 reply
#59
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Latvia dwax
but heretics forfeited the match in a duel with sg
2020-10-11 23:36
Lesgoooo heretics
2020-10-11 23:20
lmao tier 3 tournament :D easy for jamppi
2020-10-11 23:21
#61
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Finland OldStager
Let's go HAVU
2020-10-11 23:39
this is DreamHack closed qualifier?
2020-10-11 23:41
#63
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Portugal Diogo0814
This flashpoint organization is ridiculous
2020-10-11 23:41
3 replies
#64
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Portugal Diogo0814
Invite teams that failed to qualify through the open qualifier
2020-10-11 23:42
2 replies
They probably just got highest rated from quals who didn't qual or just invite such aš North
2020-10-12 00:55
1 reply
#107
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Portugal Diogo0814
Most likely based on the hltv rating
2020-10-12 17:20
#68
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Brazil hugoooo
"throw all the mixed teams in one group, fuck that"
2020-10-12 00:49
1 reply
Probably because they want 1 mix team and 1 from some countrys to get higher viewers
2020-10-12 00:56
#71
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Russia Syonamaru
ForZe? Not Spirit?
2020-10-12 01:16
3 replies
Spirit participates in esl pro league therefore they cant get to flashpoint
2020-10-12 05:04
2 replies
Ofc they can play here aswell, GODSENT and AGO also played pro league. Spirit might be a direct invite.
2020-10-12 10:04
1 reply
No
2020-10-12 13:18
Godsent, north, heretics, havu- I hope these ones can make it
2020-10-12 02:10
2 replies
How they can make it if there's only 2 teams qualing :D
2020-10-12 08:16
1 reply
I know dipshit just want 2 of these 4
2020-10-12 17:41
$1million prize pool for tier 2 teams LUL
2020-10-12 03:18
1 reply
#84
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Germany X5ander
yep, really strange, they can earn more, than tier 1 teams. Can't believe whats going on here.
2020-10-12 08:59
CSGO is so dead
2020-10-12 08:15
#88
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Portugal dracø
What's the point of inviting teams that failed in both qualifiers? They could just have invited them 1st and some other team could've tried their luck in the qualifiers. This way they just wasted a spot.
2020-10-12 09:50
HAVU with jamppi will 16-0 all teams
2020-10-12 10:09
#91
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World 1rks
so havu finished 3rd in season 1 but they have to qualify for season 2? =D
2020-10-12 10:14
anyone know official Flashpoint match's schedule site?
2020-10-12 10:45
GREAT TEAMS I LOVE IT
2020-10-12 11:11
This must be the tier 1 teams thorin tweeted about.
2020-10-12 13:07
nice teams
2020-10-12 13:41
Of course that sAw is in the same group as AVEZ. It's always the same shit. Whatever tournament sAw participate in, they always have to play against AVEZ. Every Single Fucking Time They even played against AVEZ in the closed qualifier.
2020-10-12 13:47
#102
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Brazil cinza
th0rin = shity event
2020-10-12 14:25
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