Flashpoint 3 initial matchups announced

The double-elimination bracket for the first European RMR event of 2021 has been drawn.

Flashpoint has announced the initial matchups for the 16-team European Regional Major Ranking (RMR) event, which will take place on May 10-30. The tournament will be played out using a double-elimination format and give out valuable RMR points that will qualify teams for the PGL Stockholm Major.

In the first round of play, Vitality will take on countrymen DBL PONEY — without Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt who is uneligable to compete —, while Astralis will play a rematch against OG, who eliminated them from the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown in April.

An all-French matchup between Vitality and DBL PONEY starts the event

mousesports, winners of the closed qualifier, will kick off the event against a struggling fnatic, while closed qualifier runners-up Complexity will take on BIG. G2 and FaZe facing off is certain to attract a lot of attention, as is Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz's debut for NIP against Anonymo. Last but not least, FunPlus Phoenix will take on ex-North.

It is unclear which lineup will show up on the server for ex-North on May 14th, but the roster submitted by the Danish squad was deemed valid by Flashpoint, which means that it has at least three players from the North lineup that played in DreamHack Open Fall 2020. Two of those players, Philip "⁠aizy⁠" Aistrup and Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade, have reunited under the name HYENAS in March, with their only tournament played being the second open qualifier for IEM Summer, where they were knocked out by MAD Lions in the Round of 32.

The opening matchups for Flashpoint 3 are as follows:

France Vitality vs. France DBL PONEY
Denmark Astralis vs. Europe OG
Germany BIG vs. Europe Complexity
Sweden fnatic vs. Europe mousesports
Denmark Heroic vs. Germany Sprout
Europe G2 vs. Europe FaZe
Sweden NIP vs. Poland Anonymo
Europe FunPlus Phoenix vs. Denmark ex-North

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
2003
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1664
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
845
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1506
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
GL TO ALL TEAMS
2021-05-01 12:16
6 replies
EZ4EX-NORTH, THE ZERO MAN SQUAD
2021-05-01 13:31
4 replies
+1 LETS GO
2021-05-01 14:01
#100
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Germany bVicious
EZ
2021-05-01 15:05
kjaerbye spray all the way!
2021-05-01 16:37
MSLul will bring more laughs to the party
2021-05-02 11:12
name checks out
2021-05-03 13:01
wow
2021-05-01 12:16
#3
JD | 
Poland Banzanic
Nice
2021-05-01 12:16
2 replies
#52
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Ukraine Chrisjkk
Faze vs G2 again kekw
2021-05-01 12:51
1 reply
I honestly love these kind of senarios we can measure to the finest details if they improved
2021-05-01 19:37
#4
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Finland okxD
again.
2021-05-01 12:17
ex-north ez winner
2021-05-01 12:17
#6
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France Bibo_
nice
2021-05-01 12:17
DBL PONEY SIGN THEM ASAP
2021-05-01 12:17
4 replies
Kcorp is on the way
2021-05-01 12:51
3 replies
Kcorp corrupt org
2021-05-02 11:13
2 replies
Why
2021-05-02 11:16
1 reply
human trafficking links
2021-05-02 11:42
ez4north
2021-05-01 12:17
gl mens
2021-05-01 12:17
GL TO ALL UK PLAYER
2021-05-01 12:17
No vs. between mouz and fnatic
2021-05-01 12:18
Nip easiest bracket
2021-05-01 12:18
3 replies
Ez4anonymo
2021-05-01 13:01
#76
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Poland GlowGOD
Anonymo the easiest bracket btw
2021-05-01 13:33
1 reply
Delusional polish boys again
2021-05-01 15:16
Norph is backkkk
2021-05-01 12:18
Vita v DBL Poney G2 v FaZe OG v Astralis BiG v Complexity All bangers
2021-05-01 12:18
3 replies
#20
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United Kingdom Triturn
Don’t you wanna see g2 play someone else tho. I’m fed up of faze g2
2021-05-01 12:25
2 replies
damn, yeah, I wish we had gotten a more spicy matchup like G2 v mousesport lmaooo
2021-05-01 12:29
1 reply
#82
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Australia z3ro_
Yeah haven't seen that match up in a while. Also g2 vs spirit would be a new one.
2021-05-01 13:50
So, ez for french teams
2021-05-01 12:19
Ex-North but didn't they disband?
2021-05-01 12:22
11 replies
#18
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Germany Punico
The Org but some Players are still together. The Players have The Spot not the org
2021-05-01 12:24
8 replies
Yup but I thought they don't play together anymore. Even more when you didn't see them competing recently.
2021-05-01 12:26
2 replies
#26
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Germany Punico
They didnt Played beside of IEM Qual any officials but still together
2021-05-01 12:29
Considering most of them are free agents and some players (e.g. Lekr0) already changed teams, I doubt they will play together in the future. But this is a free chance for a major spot so guess they'll take it. Probably their last ride together.
2021-05-01 12:40
That's one good thing about Valve over Riot, spots belong to players rather than orgs
2021-05-01 12:29
3 replies
#70
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Slovakia xaboff
Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe in Valorant's VCT the spots and points also belong to the playes
2021-05-01 13:24
2 replies
I was thinking about LoL where big league orgs have spots with no relegation system, and they can just change all their players Idk much about how the Valo system works
2021-05-01 14:09
1 reply
#89
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Slovakia xaboff
Val has basically rmr, but with global LANs (Masters) after every "Stage" (3x a year, except the first stage this year didn't have lans beacuse of covid, and a Major (Champions) at the end of the year you qualify for with regional points and through a last chance macro-regional qualifier. The main difference is that in most regions literally every team has to qualify through open qualifiers.
2021-05-01 14:15
Liquid replace please
2021-05-03 13:03
#23
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Finland kkd69
Org quit cs, lineup still has rmr points so thats why they got invited
2021-05-01 12:26
1 reply
2021-05-01 12:28
#19
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Netherlands Sem0733
Fnatic.. I'll take that. Shame NiP and Astralis are so far apart in the bracket.
2021-05-01 12:24
1 reply
#27
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Czech Republic PaYaB
Yeah ,winninng those seeding matches was worth it, look at the other teams from the qualifier, they have all harder matchups. Let's just hope that mouz wins, we need too see them in the major.
2021-05-01 12:29
#22
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Australia B_Tannen
That’s some good seeding.
2021-05-01 12:25
"additional matches are for seeding" yeah yeah alright sure you gotta have something to hind behind when you make the same matchups that we're used to and want to see Astralis vs OG (interesting storylines rn) Vitality vs DBL (2 french teams) BIG vs coL (big rivalry between the two) G2 vs FaZe (NiKo and karrigan vs ex-team and this shit has been going on for half a year now) like if yu believe this has anything to do with seeding you're dumb, they just made the best possible matchups to get the most ammount of viewers
2021-05-01 12:31
8 replies
#41
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Germany crippz
you are fucking stupid
2021-05-01 12:42
7 replies
another retard who believes seeding >>>>>>> viewers literally nobody knows other than the organizers how the teams get matched up so they can just go "uhhh BIG and coL are playing each other for the 1000th time because... seeding!"
2021-05-01 13:07
6 replies
#77
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Malaysia Mision
Lol u dont kno shi Seeding tor this event: #1 2020 rmr vs #5 qualifier #2 2020 rmr vs #4 qualifier ... #4 2020 rmr vs #2 qualifier (BIG vs Complexity) Other torunaments seeding are based on rankings and you can easly see it
2021-05-01 13:36
5 replies
"you can easly see it" ok where
2021-05-01 13:38
4 replies
#80
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Malaysia Mision
Most of them are based on hltv ranking 1 u open ranking 2 u look at matchups Here u go
2021-05-01 13:42
Seeding based on RMR 2021 ranking, you can see it on liquipedia
2021-05-01 13:50
#121
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Germany crippz
braindead
2021-05-02 01:41
1 reply
gambit flair
2021-05-02 20:00
Lol...fpx vs ex-north while ast vs og and g2 vs faze. Is it a bug or fpx very lucky? 0/8 mens
2021-05-01 12:30
1 reply
zehn magic
2021-05-01 12:50
#31
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Poland kaspr02
EZ FOR ANONYMO
2021-05-01 12:31
g2 only play vs mouse and faze lmao
2021-05-01 12:34
1 reply
#57
RpK | 
France HippzZ
The new classic like Vitality vs Nip
2021-05-01 12:56
snax gonna destroy baitvice
2021-05-01 12:36
ez4devve
2021-05-01 12:37
sprout bullied mens(
2021-05-01 12:40
#39
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Poland Pete229
snax vs device POG
2021-05-01 12:42
#42
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Germany sniffy1997
Ofc vs heroic 🙄🙄 and dbl get the easier opponent even though they got the last spot.
2021-05-01 12:43
9 replies
>zywoo >easier opponent
2021-05-01 13:07
7 replies
Zywoo is Not on point at the Moment and heroic is harder Then vitality
2021-05-01 16:09
look heroic at the moment
2021-05-02 22:14
5 replies
heroic so good they managed to beat tier1 pain tier1 BIG and tier1 ALL TIME astralis wake me up when they beat a decent team
2021-05-02 22:16
4 replies
what is a decent team for you ?
2021-05-02 22:19
3 replies
idk tbh the only other good team rn is gambit and maybe navi with time as b1t gets more comfortable in the squad rest are terrible so either those 2 are too advanced or others have really dropped off and have to consider some changes
2021-05-02 22:22
2 replies
final again heroic vs gambit ?
2021-05-02 22:23
1 reply
probably yeah
2021-05-02 22:23
#101
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Poland sosiad
what
2021-05-01 15:15
Why do I have to watch Faze vs G2 every other day?????????
2021-05-01 12:43
1 reply
Because we want to see broky outawp ChoKo
2021-05-01 13:15
FNATIC LETAS GO!
2021-05-01 12:44
#45
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Czech Republic forseti12
wtf is north doing there xd
2021-05-01 12:47
Best matchups to watch: Astralis vs OG BiG vs CoL FaZe vs G2
2021-05-01 12:48
Damnn dbl vs vitality, if only nbk can participate
2021-05-01 12:49
4 replies
Wait why can't he?
2021-05-02 13:40
3 replies
Still under contract with OG
2021-05-02 15:13
2 replies
Oh i thought he would be able to play but just not against og
2021-05-03 12:59
1 reply
I believe so in other events, but this one is rmr
2021-05-03 14:00
interesting matchups but pretty unbalanced. Nip gets ez teams while teams like OG, G2 have got tough teams ahead. Also 5 upperbracket wins to get the trophy? Too long imo
2021-05-01 12:51
2 replies
#54
KEi | 
Poland koksuv2
NIP have no chance vs GOD KEi
2021-05-01 12:54
FPX vs ex-north lmao
2021-05-01 13:08
snax and co right on ! GL guys finally Polish squadron plays with big boys. GL to all the teams
2021-05-01 12:52
Every matchup has to prove something, great openings matchup
2021-05-01 12:54
#56
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Poland Ryunar
poland flag is here pog
2021-05-01 12:55
Kinda curious bout ex-north
2021-05-01 12:59
ez4Faze
2021-05-01 13:03
EZ FOR ANONYMO
2021-05-01 13:11
EZ FOR ANONYMO
2021-05-01 13:12
#67
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Denmark Vqwerty03
Ez 4 Ex-North
2021-05-01 13:15
Revenge))
2021-05-01 13:16
gambit where
2021-05-01 13:17
7 replies
#72
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Slovakia xaboff
Epic CIS League, the RMR event for CIS
2021-05-01 13:26
6 replies
damn.such a bummer for gambit.Flashpoint has good prizepool.They are forced to miss out on it :(
2021-05-03 19:30
5 replies
#144
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Slovakia xaboff
Wym flashpoints' prize pool isn't even announced yet
2021-05-03 19:41
4 replies
The first 2 flashpoints had a million prizepool.Even if they cut down the prizepool massively, it'd still beat the measly 40,000$ prizepool.
2021-05-03 20:42
3 replies
#146
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Slovakia xaboff
you've got to consider that this is not an actual Flashpoint as only 1 of their partner teams are participating, and also Gambit could've decided to join EU's RMR circuit instead of CIS', but they didn't, probably because if they suddenly became bad or something they would still easily qualify from CIS, which they most likely wouldn't manage to do in EU
2021-05-03 21:07
2 replies
Let's see how it affects their prizepool. Seems like Gambit is playing safe for the major spot.Can't blame them i guess.
2021-05-03 21:19
1 reply
#148
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Slovakia xaboff
in all previous rmrs the prize pool was around 2.5x bigger for eu than for cis, so i doubt that prize pool for this one will exceed 150k
2021-05-03 21:21
#71
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Poland Rahim1k
Lets go Anonymo
2021-05-01 13:25
LET'S GO NIPPPPP EZ 4 CUCKVICE #WENTTOSWEDENTOSTOPGETTINGCUCKED
2021-05-01 13:27
#79
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Philippines sijibats
FPX gets a free win
2021-05-01 13:39
ez for TBA, beast from ex-North
2021-05-01 13:45
#84
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Poland ethereal0
reality check for fevice
2021-05-01 13:54
Tfw there were 2 flashooints before
2021-05-01 14:00
#88
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Serbia MyLaN19
Faze vs G2 again kekw
2021-05-01 14:14
1 reply
#96
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United States AMERlCAN
amazing game
2021-05-01 14:37
Why is NaVi never in Flashpoint?
2021-05-01 14:20
5 replies
It’s the EU rmr
2021-05-01 14:28
4 replies
and as we know ukraine is in africa
2021-05-01 14:43
2 replies
It’s CS so CIS Has it’s own
2021-05-01 14:51
1 reply
okay einstein
2021-05-01 14:52
ahh, that makes sense then. thanks
2021-05-01 15:33
#93
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United States AMERlCAN
flaspoint major inc
2021-05-01 14:32
#94
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United States AMERlCAN
flashpoint > esl
2021-05-01 14:32
So unlucky for NBK... wow
2021-05-01 15:24
Derby for a starter, should be interesting. If KCORP recruits DBL PONEY in the meantime it will be huge
2021-05-01 15:28
Ez 4 DBl x KC
2021-05-01 15:38
#109
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Italy BOT_Jay
g2 vs faze again, let's see who will be better. hunter or niko
2021-05-01 15:46
I don't understand how NBK was even allowed to play the qualifiers for DBL PONEY when under contract with another team. Makes zero sense. Update your rules.
2021-05-01 16:07
Pog
2021-05-01 16:21
#115
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United States ekwi
ex north LOL XD
2021-05-01 18:00
DBL Poney VS Vitality, French game it's exciting!
2021-05-01 19:04
Snax will rekt GODevice
2021-05-01 19:04
nice
2021-05-01 19:09
this might be interesting, but only 2 matches per day
2021-05-01 19:29
#122
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Chile cristiaan
GO DBL
2021-05-02 02:22
Mous-Fnatic tier Z game. Whoever plays the winner of them has a free way to round 3. Great that the Faze/G2/mous trio of CS games has ended
2021-05-02 09:54
Looking forward to see device :)
2021-05-02 18:05
ez4ence
2021-05-02 22:16
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