G2 move on to Flashpoint 3 upper final over NIP

The French-Balkan side came out on top of a draining series against the Swedes to secure at least a top-three finish at the Regional Major Ranking event.

G2 have advanced to the upper bracket final of Flashpoint 3 following a hard-earned victory against NIP (2-1; Dust2 12-16, Inferno 19-17, Mirage 16-14). Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković's team will lock horns with mousesports next on Thursday at 18:00 for a spot in the grand final of the tournament. Meanwhile, NIP have dropped to the lower bracket, where they will face the winner of BIG and DBL PONEY on Wednesday.

The match continued to showcase G2's improvement as of late, especially when it comes to François "⁠AmaNEk⁠" Delaunay's evolution as the team's primary AWPer on most maps. The 27-year-old has kept up an impressive showing throughout the event as their third star, putting up a 1.18 rating over the course of the series against NIP.

After the match, nexa spoke about his team's development in recent times, highlighting their change of approach around the AWP in particular. "We have NiKo AWPing on some maps and AmaNEk on some, and it's very difficult, it's not like you can just flip a switch and become a rifler after AWPing for two maps in a row," the in-game leader said. "It's something we're working on sorting out. AmaNEk is AWPing on more maps on T side, and we're trying to give NiKo the freedom to be the best rifler in the world, because undoubtedly he is. We're trying to work it out piece by piece, map by map, to put everyone in their comfort zone and put them in their proper roles."

AmaNEk's consistency helped push G2 over the line

NIP opted for a surprising map pick in the form of Dust2, which had been among their least played maps before Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz's arrival. The choice ended up paying off, with the Swedish side putting together a dominant offense before a double-AWP setup in the hands of the newest member and in-game leader Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser put a stop to G2's comeback efforts after sides switched.

G2 responded with what at first had the potential to be a comfortable victory on Inferno but in the end turned into a hard-fought equalizer. An early 8-2 advantage was all but removed when NIP put their double AWP to work again, and the second half proved difficult to close despite the French-Balkan side having four map points to do so. A pistol win saved hampus' team at 11-15 and NIP took the map to overtime, where G2 mustered a perfect offense to force the decider by the skin of their teeth.

Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač had been missing throughout the series, but he finally showed up on Mirage to spearhead his team's victory in another hairy affair. Early success in each half went a long way for G2 to stay in contention after NIP's dominant run at the end of the first put the pressure on nexa's squad, but this time the Swedes' individual heroics late in the map weren't enough to stop the French-Balkan defense.

Flashpoint 3Best of 3
Europe
Matchpage
2
1
23rd May 2021
Sweden
12
Dust2
16
19
Inferno
17
16
Mirage
14
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
70 - 59 +11 83.4 1.18
71 - 56 +15 73.7 1.18
55 - 51 +4 61.6 1.02
55 - 61 -6 73.2 1.00
49 - 62 -13 59.6 0.83
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
67 - 60 +7 77.3 1.09
63 - 63 0 72.7 1.05
60 - 60 0 63.0 1.02
56 - 57 -1 71.5 1.02
42 - 61 -19 56.2 0.78
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
909
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1099
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1156
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1672
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1438
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
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wp niko
2021-05-24 01:39
13 replies
ez 4 god niko
2021-05-24 01:41
6 replies
device slumping lul
2021-05-24 02:25
3 replies
bruh give device time, he just left astralis and the astralis system
2021-05-24 09:20
2 replies
he doesnt need time, he was always a noob carried by GOD Gla1ve who stole strats from GOD HUNDEN
2021-05-25 01:40
1 reply
GOD HUNDEN, he indeed is a god floating and giving info
2021-05-25 10:03
actually god hunter
2021-05-24 08:34
LOL ez for Niko? You mean the -6 guy? real ez
2021-05-24 15:58
#11
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Germany Jermen
Maybe he will do better in the rematch
2021-05-24 01:41
4 replies
Monday? +1
2021-05-24 01:42
1 reply
I guess so. Maybe G2 will have the choice to play all three maps again or just BO1
2021-05-24 08:06
#15
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United States PhilMC
HEY G2 📞 4Head FL4SHPO1NT HERE 📞 4Head BE READY TO PLAY NIP AGAIN ON MONDAY 📞 90% LOSS
2021-05-24 01:46
#26
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France cedd
he was quiet for first two maps but destroyed on 3rd map
2021-05-24 02:08
but did you see his 4k on Mirage?
2021-05-24 09:01
#3
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Serbia eliiiiii_
gg
2021-05-24 01:39
#4
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Brazil flyex
lol ez
2021-05-24 01:39
#5
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Brazil sicariuswtf
xd
2021-05-24 01:39
AMANEK GOD
2021-05-24 01:40
1 reply
you mean AMANEK AWP GOD!
2021-05-24 17:04
Hahahah
2021-05-24 01:40
Well done G2 <3
2021-05-24 01:41
REMATCH FFS!
2021-05-24 01:41
4 replies
NIP will stomp G2 32-0 in consolidation final
2021-05-24 01:42
3 replies
nt
2021-05-24 04:16
Of your dreams
2021-05-24 08:48
1 reply
nt noscene
2021-05-24 14:31
Gg congrats
2021-05-24 01:45
"Literally unplayable we had to use 2 of our timeouts because rez drank too much redbull, really dissapointed how faceit handled this situation. Integrity is essential, give us the rematch. We are really sorry about G2, it wasnot their fault, too bad we don't give a single fuck about it, but to keep things fair we will give them choice to replay entire bo3 or just mirage" - NiP
2021-05-24 01:49
6 replies
+1, #18
2021-05-24 01:48
#23
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India Drakkan
+1 this
2021-05-24 01:59
1 reply
+1, LUL
2021-05-24 03:42
+1 axaxaxaxa
2021-05-24 04:16
+1
2021-05-24 05:46
BuT iT sEtS a VeRy gOoD pReCeDeNt
2021-05-24 06:04
wp, deserved
2021-05-24 01:48
A rematch should happen, because we had to use 3 of our timeouts when rez went to bathroom. And we couldnt take timeouts after we start losing Its very unprofessional that flashpoint doesnt allow teams to get bathroom breaks.
2021-05-24 01:48
2 replies
oddly enough im pretty sure they let niko take one between maps 2 and 3
2021-05-24 02:31
lul bait
2021-05-24 09:02
How can professional team's play be afk in important pistol round
2021-05-24 01:50
2 replies
#33
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Sweden unu_
He wasn't afk during the pistol, he ran to the toilet after he died.
2021-05-24 02:25
1 reply
+1
2021-05-24 07:54
ez for kovac gang
2021-05-24 01:52
G2 too stronk. God amanek and god hunter fked NiP
2021-05-24 01:58
REMATCH!!
2021-05-24 02:03
What a match boysss
2021-05-24 02:08
#27
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France cedd
ez
2021-05-24 02:09
GG!
2021-05-24 02:09
#29
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France cedd
also ztr is poop lol
2021-05-24 02:10
nice
2021-05-24 02:10
replay. NIP had tummy ache
2021-05-24 02:13
Please rematch this asap
2021-05-24 02:15
so ez
2021-05-24 02:32
Hunter has been on point, dang.
2021-05-24 02:36
1 reply
cuz he huNting bro
2021-05-24 09:03
#38
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Mongolia Sythapilla
Rematch pls.
2021-05-24 02:36
When I watched ztr first time vs Astralis I really liked him how cold and calm he is after every round no mather what.Today he screamed after every round they won and its fing annoying,I understand that he probably wanna boost up morale but thats too much.They should show him how Cadian does that,its piece of art. GOD NIKO!
2021-05-24 03:13
40% loss. Rematch right now.
2021-05-24 03:39
1 reply
i agree with #40
2021-05-24 10:25
I know they can win this! Let's go G2!!
2021-05-24 04:11
Rematch when?
2021-05-24 04:24
#46
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Sweden smx31
Let’s go
2021-05-24 04:36
+nawkk -ztr
2021-05-24 05:20
Rematch today?
2021-05-24 05:50
Excited for the second bo3!
2021-05-24 05:52
GOD2!
2021-05-24 06:01
rematch
2021-05-24 06:09
#56
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Philippines Trollsgege
HEY G2 📞 FL4SHPO1NT HERE 📞 BE READY TO PLAY NIP AGAIN ON MONDAY 📞 80 % LOSS
2021-05-24 06:37
#57
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Sweden Granlund
GG, Very close matches against a good G2.
2021-05-24 06:47
#58
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Ukraine HZT8
Haha packet loss how much?
2021-05-24 07:29
1 reply
60-80% this time XD
2021-05-24 10:27
So when is the 3rd map's rematch going to happen?? Looking at Cryvice stats looks like he had packet loss again.
2021-05-24 07:35
HEY G2 📞 FL4SHPO1NT HERE 📞 BE READY TO PLAY NIP AGAIN ON MONDAY 📞 80 % LOSS
2021-05-24 07:43
ggs tho
2021-05-24 07:44
2 replies
gg god hunter ruined nip
2021-05-24 07:50
1 reply
+1111111111
2021-05-24 08:05
please rematch, device had packet loss
2021-05-24 08:02
Ez for god Niko
2021-05-24 08:06
Rematch, G2 play too good.
2021-05-24 08:36
#71
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Europe BARAO555
So fucking good
2021-05-24 08:50
#73
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Europe tharkerpl
No win yet, there should be a rematch dev0ce played on 13ms.
2021-05-24 09:02
WP ecovice. When rematch?
2021-05-24 09:17
rematch please, G2 sus, NIP has device and still losing? norway
2021-05-24 09:39
Well G2 is actually looking pretty good. ztr has to go, if they keep him after this torunament I will literally laugh at them.
2021-05-24 10:03
2 replies
First you mention G2, then a player from NIP???
2021-05-24 11:53
1 reply
Yeah I said that G2 is actually looking pretty good, and if NIP wants to be Tier1 then ztr has to go, I could've wrote this better mb.
2021-05-25 19:38
very disappointed how flashpoint handled this NiP deserve rematch
2021-05-24 10:29
#83
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Poland EviT
I'da gone with a rematch
2021-05-24 10:34
#84
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Serbia LtN))
rematch when?
2021-05-24 10:52
NIP lost twice, should’ve been out of the tournament by now
2021-05-24 12:04
1 reply
its already confirmed that this vs g2 game wasn't legit (said that g2 didn't deserve winning) because device did complaint about NiP having lag and this game will be replayed because device had huge influence on matter
2021-05-24 15:14
Rematch please
2021-05-24 14:56
#92
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North America minte
NIP playing from local mcdonalds wifi
2021-05-24 17:05
#93
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Croatia LagrEd
HEY G2 📞 FL4SHPO1NT HERE 📞 BE READY TO PLAY NIP AGAIN ON MONDAY 📞 80 % LOSS
2021-05-24 18:36
2 replies
#94
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United States Wafftop
+1
2021-05-24 19:02
Lol
2021-05-24 22:58
#96
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Poland crazyworld
if there's no rematch for nip its illegal cause it is in the rulebook
2021-05-25 00:05
#99
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Poland Pisky
ez4anonymo
2021-05-25 12:55
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