FunPlus Phoenix run over HYENAS in Flashpoint 3

The international team made light work of their opponents in this one-sided affair.

FunPlus Phoenix secured on Friday the final spot in Flashpoint 3's upper bracket quarter-finals after dispatching HYENAS in a quick two-map series. As expected, the international team were superior in all aspects against a timid opponent that placed all their faith on a Vertigo pick.

There were some bright spots from the Danish team on that first map - though they were on the back foot from the offset -, but on Inferno they were simply unable to pose a threat to FPX, who will meet Anonymo in the next round of the Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament.

"We didn't know what to expect, we just thought that were going to play a Danish kind of Counter-Strike, but it felt like playing a FACEIT stack against five Danish players," Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk said in the post-match interview, before criticising HYENAS' method to obtain a spot in Flashpoint 3 by submitting a lineup with a player, René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg, who is seemingly not going to compete.

"I didn't really like that they are in the tournament because of a loophole that Valve created. They immediately subbed out cajunb for Fessor just to get the spot. I think they're going to have a fun time in the lower bracket against NIP. I hope they will have no chance."

FPX will take on Anonymo in the next round

FunPlus Phoenix made a flying start to the match, cruising to a 9-2 lead on Vertigo after giving their opponents very little room to operate. HYENAS then finally managed to put their foot down and chained a few rounds together before Luka "⁠emi⁠" Vuković pulled off a 1v2 clutch to put his team on double-digit territory before the break.

HYENAS picked up a few rounds early in the second half - when Philip "⁠aizy⁠" Aistrup rolled back the years with an impressive 1v2 clutch -, but their respite was short-lived. FunPlus Phoenix soon regained control of proceedings, and they kept the tempo high to prevent the Danes from establishing a foothold in the game.

Things looked promising for HYENAS in the early stages of Inferno as they picked up a 4-2 lead, but that feeling quickly dissipated. The rest of the half was dominated by FunPlus Phoenix, who enjoyed a period of dominance as they brutally exposed their opponents' leaky defence and went on a 9-0 run. The second half brought no let up for the Danes, who saw their pistol round victory immediately cancelled out by emi's side, who wasted no time in putting the series to bed.

Flashpoint 3Best of 3
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14th May 2021
16
Vertigo
11
16
Inferno
6
 FunPlus Phoenix K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
37 - 28 +9 99.8 1.37
42 - 30 +12 82.5 1.33
34 - 27 +7 68.8 1.14
29 - 25 +4 65.7 1.10
21 - 31 -10 54.4 0.85
 HYENAS K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
36 - 29 +7 77.7 1.12
32 - 34 -2 84.1 1.01
22 - 34 -12 73.1 0.95
27 - 34 -7 56.6 0.82
24 - 34 -10 52.3 0.70
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1660
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1360
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
996
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1508
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
oops
2021-05-15 01:14
1 reply
wasted spot
2021-05-15 05:55
#2
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Europe tsken
Geez
2021-05-15 01:14
wooo!
2021-05-15 01:15
#4
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United States _intaKe
RIP
2021-05-15 01:15
#5
rain | 
Czech Republic Guczy
ez
2021-05-15 01:15
#6
ropz | 
Spain Nepomu
Why were hyenas even invited lol they didn’t even play qualifiers
2021-05-15 01:15
10 replies
#9
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North America joeS
they brought cajunb on as a coach and he held the north spot so they didn't need an invite.
2021-05-15 01:17
8 replies
#14
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Sri Lanka w7tv
so they cheated to lose like this?
2021-05-15 01:22
6 replies
#17
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North America joeS
not necessarily cheating but it is pretty shitty. they are basically skipping grinding their way and qualifying by getting the instant spot. So in my eyes and to many, it is not deserved.
2021-05-15 01:23
5 replies
#18
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Sri Lanka w7tv
I mean, six players team aren't allowed, but getting a substitute to don't lose the core is all right? cs is a mess right now
2021-05-15 01:25
1 reply
#20
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North America joeS
hes not substitute he is "coach" so it still counts
2021-05-15 01:25
Styko also displayed heavy disapproval for Hyena's methods to acquire the spot in the post game interview
2021-05-15 01:25
1 reply
#21
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North America joeS
clip? I didnt get to see
2021-05-15 01:25
Dont hate the player, hate the game. Flashpoint is just full of disappointments. The level of the production is lower then a average bedroom streamer...
2021-05-15 12:00
#55
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Spain lopodo_27
LMAO i thought cajunb was playing and Got him in my fantasy
2021-05-15 12:30
Ex-North spot from last RMR even though there's only 2 players left from that core
2021-05-15 01:18
#7
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North America joeS
expected for kjaerbot
2021-05-15 01:16
#8
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Poland xMBTx
Anonymo will rekt FPX ez for Snax
2021-05-15 01:16
2 replies
#11
k1to | 
Germany Zedano
+1 ez4anonymo
2021-05-15 01:18
If they play like they did against NiP, they will crush FPX
2021-05-15 08:37
Kjaerbye not bottom fragging? reality doesnt seem right
2021-05-15 01:17
1 reply
#15
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Sri Lanka w7tv
still pretty shitty gameplay
2021-05-15 01:23
EZ for the boys.
2021-05-15 01:22
#16
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United Kingdom ChuMatrix
Rekted
2021-05-15 01:23
Aizyesque more Aizyesque than Aizy these days
2021-05-15 01:29
#24
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United States wheelsup26
North hasn't existed for 3 months and I'm still being let down by them.
2021-05-15 01:32
1 reply
It is the North way
2021-05-15 01:33
Maden too stronk
2021-05-15 01:33
seems that the phoenix travels faster than a hyena
2021-05-15 01:40
#30
Jamppi | 
Finland 5way
zehN too STRONK 💪💪💪
2021-05-15 02:04
twitter.com/KjaerbyeCS/status/1390327754.. Ye I hope he looks back at this tweet
2021-05-15 02:18
3 replies
KEKW, clueless
2021-05-15 03:52
same old kjaerbye and his overconfidence
2021-05-15 05:53
hahahahahahahahahaha
2021-05-15 11:52
#33
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United States PP_Bizon
expected result, you'd need the IQ of a dustbin to think hyenas are going anywhere
2021-05-15 02:19
EZ FPX
2021-05-15 02:20
FPX showed great proffesionalism and outplayed HYENAS. GG wp both teams
2021-05-15 02:48
Ez fpx
2021-05-15 04:23
why did they have to run over some hyenas tho?
2021-05-15 05:01
1 reply
#42
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Netherlands staticNL
haha
2021-05-15 05:48
rekted, back to disband club hyenas
2021-05-15 10:14
#51
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Lmao Styko seems mad at them and it makes sense. I mentioned it the day it was announced that what these Hyenas guys are pulling is scammy but somehow not illegal cause of the rules. Good on Styko to freely speak his mind on it
2021-05-15 11:48
expected
2021-05-15 11:51
#57
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Serbia Optimus33
EMI GOD I G L B))
2021-05-15 15:45
#58
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Poland SebL
FPX is actually looking great, they are already a TOP 15 team for me. Also save Kjaerbye and Fessor from those bots, cmon Kjaerybe deserves better, and Fessor shouldn't waste his time with players like aizy or gade.
2021-05-15 16:42
1 reply
#60
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Australia cl_brain0
kjaerbye deserves nothing, cheating bot killed vp with his final map 30 bomb on train with 100ms defuse round
2021-05-16 20:05
Hyenas actually very fitting name tbh.
2021-05-18 09:39
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