Virtus.pro, forZe qualify for Flashpoint 2

Two CIS sides topped the closed qualifier for the $1,000,000 event as highest-ranked teams GODSENT and North failed to deliver.

The qualification cycle for Flashpoint 2 has been concluded after two open and one closed qualifier. Virtus.pro made it all the way from the open bracket to the final event, which kicks off on November 9, while forZe ran the group B lower-bracket gauntlet to justify their invite.

With a strong showing in the tournament, Virtus.pro (ranked #27) continue moving forward following a mid-year slump which saw them fall to #39 in the world ranking this August. On the other hand, Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov's men didn't show as much consistency but edged their way into Flashpoint 2 thanks to their strong T sides.

qikert led Virtus.pro to a Flashpoint 2 spot with a 1.44 qualifier rating

Upon making it through the open qualifier for the tournament, Virtus.pro ran through the upper bracket of the closed qualifier to secure their spot in Flashpoint 2. It started with a win over AVEZ, after which they edged out Endpoint in a 2-1 fashion.

Then a comfortable win vs. the highest-ranked team in the qualifier, GODSENT earned Virtus.pro a place in the grand final, where they breezed past the surprise of the qualifier sAw to ensure a spot in the $1,000,000 event. Alexey "⁠qikert⁠" Golubev, Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis, and Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali were among the four best performers in the tournament, a testiment to how dominantly the CIS side made it through.

forZe fell to the lower-bracket early, suffering a shocking 2-1 loss to Romanian side Nexus in the opening match of group B. The Russian team found redemption by taking down Heretics, North, Nexus, and HAVU in the lower bracket to face off against Gambit in the grand final.

Despite Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov's heroics, forZe managed to tussle their way to a 2-1 victory and a Flashpoint 2 spot. It all seemed done and dusted as Gambit switched to the CT side of the decider map Inferno with a 9-6 lead, but forZe made the comeback on the offense to take the thriller series in the end.

According to the event announcement, three top20 teams will be invited to the tournament to finalize the team list, which curently looks as follows:

Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1061
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
863
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
943
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
500
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.10
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
786
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
ez for JESUS JAME
2020-10-15 01:52
jame = savior
2020-10-15 02:03
God sent him to save the awp from the suffering and forgive their sin.
2020-10-15 02:13
LMAO
2020-10-15 10:19
#24
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Finland supanova
5 teams without full lineup monkaS mens ))
2020-10-15 02:18
Battle of the ‘seconds’ coaches I guess?
2020-10-15 02:48
#73
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Germany I_car
Jesus saved both humanity and awps!
2020-10-15 12:01
cis gods
2020-10-15 01:53
POG
2020-10-15 01:53
RIP Gambit. SO close. Ez sexpower))
2020-10-15 01:53
#5
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United States BGS
2 young teams. Lets see what they got!
2020-10-15 01:54
Forze have been playing with this roster for a very long time for competitive cs
2020-10-15 02:12
#23
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United States BGS
I don't know much about them but I was implying young in age. Learned something new about Forze though :D Thanks!
2020-10-15 02:15
Since October 2018 (FL1T is the last one)
2020-10-15 02:35
#79
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United States BGS
Looks like they got their coach back. Going to keep an eye on this team. Love teams that stick together.
2020-10-16 01:05
#6
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Ireland IX!
hope they extend an invite to Gambit. they've been ripping it up just below the surface but we haven't seen much of them against teams above that level
2020-10-15 01:54
U should invite the runner-ups of both groups )))))
2020-10-15 01:56
+1 mens))
2020-10-15 10:47
#8
NEO | 
Brazil Heller49
I miss the real VP...
2020-10-15 01:57
the paycheck stealing VP?
2020-10-15 02:01
#16
TACO | 
Brazil pcR
they're legends, nobody can be the best for 10 years
2020-10-15 02:05
#21
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Ireland IX!
that could be either roster
2020-10-15 02:12
#49
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France LorisDF
you ain't wrong LUL
2020-10-15 05:17
#54
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Russia cyberneRy
real VP that - F_1N, Sally, LeX, groove, Flatra?
2020-10-15 07:39
ALGA VP
2020-10-15 01:59
#11
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Brazil setsz
two five players team Pog
2020-10-15 02:02
#14
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Germany grabke
visa issues incoming even if the covid "problem" gets solved :)
2020-10-15 02:03
no way, its europe not china dude
2020-10-15 03:06
+Spirit +Gambit +North
2020-10-15 02:04
#18
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Canada J47
+1 I wouldn't mind this for invites
2020-10-15 02:08
#25
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Indonesia draizze
-North +BOOM
2020-10-15 02:18
yeah, Trashpoint should just invite the teams that failed the qualifiers.. again lmao what a trash league
2020-10-15 08:26
-n♿rth + my mom
2020-10-15 11:51
Wow such pro gaming unrealz woow many pro many wow
2020-10-15 02:06
wtf)))
2020-10-15 05:04
#19
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Lebanon Dogman69
I look at the teams attending and seems VP strongest team so far and expected to win the whole thing lol from a qualifier
2020-10-15 02:09
#35
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Finland Pitsa31
It shows how bad the teams are for this prize pool tournament. This should be easy money grab for those top20 teams
2020-10-15 03:02
#27
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Kazakhstan Dosss
#QazaqAttack
2020-10-15 02:38
thanks for ez 2.46
2020-10-15 02:40
JAME TIME ABOUT TO TAKE ALL OF THORIN'S 1 MIL
2020-10-15 02:40
+1
2020-10-15 03:11
Gambit gets invited anyway
2020-10-15 02:40
#40
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Russia CepGamer
God I wish
2020-10-15 03:17
LUL this tournament .
2020-10-15 02:40
Yo guys, forZe is coming for top-1
2020-10-15 02:44
#64
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United Kingdom tank6123
Even after losing to espada?
2020-10-15 09:54
Lucky win, so yes
2020-10-15 17:43
#77
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United Kingdom tank6123
forze got lucky that espada didn't 2-0 them, not the other way around
2020-10-15 18:03
#34
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Russia VelsVivard
If TS don't get invited, me no watching this.
2020-10-15 02:58
#45
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Russia ToughGuy
They EPL team...
2020-10-15 04:57
#46
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Russia VelsVivard
Oh, true you're right, well I've been compromised then. I'll be watching some of the matches.
2020-10-15 04:58
One of the worse team list i ever see
2020-10-15 03:13
#39
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Brazil EGMonster
Two fluke hahaha
2020-10-15 03:14
mibr wasted spot axaxaxaxa
2020-10-15 03:51
Nobody asked you to describe furia and eg
2020-10-15 07:08
#65
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United Kingdom tank6123
+1
2020-10-15 09:54
#66
arT | 
Russia bult0
VP will 32-0 mibr any day of the week
2020-10-15 10:01
90% of teams arent even full rosters lmao
2020-10-15 03:18
ez4cis
2020-10-15 04:28
MIBR still in the tournament lol
2020-10-15 04:31
#47
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Brazil KingDavi
Vp so stronk right now
2020-10-15 04:58
Invites: 1) Spirit 2) FaZe 3) mouz
2020-10-15 06:56
#52
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Romania LicaMihai
They are in ESL pro league. I think is not possible :)
2020-10-15 07:23
bruh...................... how?
2020-10-15 07:38
Tournament of teams without full lineups 😂
2020-10-15 08:04
VP has been playing really well, with small changes this team could be so insane. forZe has been great, TOP 20 team for me, deserved this spot.
2020-10-15 08:33
#58
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
I wonder who will get a direct invite.
2020-10-15 08:43
CIS is stronk.
2020-10-15 08:52
Wow Vp won something
2020-10-15 09:09
Where are you CIS haters now?
2020-10-15 09:25
Wouldve be so cool id they invited sAw I think they deserve 1 spot for the road they did
2020-10-15 09:26
#68
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Portugal JayToso
+1
2020-10-15 10:20
:D
2020-10-15 11:59
ez 1 mil for vp
2020-10-15 09:28
gg
2020-10-15 11:56
Let's go VP!
2020-10-15 14:16
Flashpoint - when your best ranked team only has 3 players
2020-10-15 16:40
#78
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Brazil AleYYYY
Boom will get the invite
2020-10-15 20:10
#80
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Brazil angryyyy
PRAY FOR IT
2020-10-16 02:44
#81
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Kazakhstan k4harman
ez tournament for vp, and ez money ofc.
2020-10-16 08:19
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