B Website Inc.’s Counter-Strike: International Offensive (CS:GO) event collection, Flashpoint returns as Flashpoint 2 with a $1M USD prize pool. Play-in qualifiers will begin on Oct. eight with the principle competitors collection happening from Nov. 9-22. The culminating playoffs begin on Nov. 30 and can proceed by means of Dec. 5 with the Grand Finals ending the collection on Nov. 6. The collection champion will obtain $500Okay and the AK-47 trophy.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic so as to guarantee the protection of everybody concerned with the league, Flashpoint 2 can be performed fully on-line. For Flashpoint 2, all groups can be quarantining in Europe, in addition to Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles who serves as commissioner of Flashpoint and vp of name, and Duncan “Thorin” Shields, artistic director and broadcast expertise.
“We’re excited to go to London to run Flashpoint, because it was all the time our intent to run occasions from Europe,” Mykles advised The Esports Observer. “We have now been working exhausting on making ready distinctive content material for our broadcasts, together with discovering artistic options to the issues introduced by the continuing international pandemic. We will’t wait to indicate followers essentially the most polished on-line esports occasion of 2020.
“With a lot uncertainty across the schedule this yr it’s a optimistic signal that we’re capable of nonetheless fulfill our aim of internet hosting two Flashpoint tournaments,” mentioned Shields. “Will probably be thrilling to see some cross-continental play once more in 2020, as that had successfully been off the menu since competitors went on-line. The extent of the sector can be a lot stronger than Flashpoint 1 and so we’ll end the yr on the next word.”
The Blind Spot, Flashpoint’s authentic post-game evaluation present, will return with Mykles and Shields discussing esports matches in an off-the-cuff bar atmosphere.
The Flashpoint 1 grand finals which have been held final April noticed MAD Lions defeat MIBR 2-1 with the match capturing simply over 271Okay concurrent viewers. On-line viewership for Flashpoint 1 recorded over 7M hours watched on Twitch.