Flashpoint, CS:GO’s New Team-Owned League, Begins Today
Posted 6th February 2020 By: Derpina    211 Views
Esports News – Esports is a multi-billion dollar industry dominated by international brands, game developers, and entrepreneurs. But some catalysts are on the move to challenge the status quo in the CS:GO competitive scene. Flashpoint, the world’s first CS:GO league owned and managed by team organizations, is now open for professional play.
Flashpoint, formerly known as B-Site League, was owned by FACEIT, a UK-based esports production company. Business leaders have always been in control of every league and tournament in CS:GO, but the re-branded league will be handled by the biggest esports team organizers in the world. MIBR, Cloud9, OverActive Media, Gen.G, Dignitas, and c0ntact Gaming will work on the league’s production and operation to create a sustainable platform for players and partner teams.
Adam Adamou, CSO and Co-Founder of OverActive Media, led the announcement of the league through Flashpoint’s new and official social media handles. Adamou commented on the team organizers’ mutual relationship: “We and the organizations that have founded B Site did so because there is no path to profitability or sustainability for us in CS:GO under the current system. CS:GO is the greatest esports in the world and B Site brings investors, teams, players, talent and tournament organizers together for the first time in a mutually beneficial long term partnership designed for today’s media-savvy fans.”
Flashpoint Open Qualifiers begins today, February 6. The CS:GO tournament is open for three major regions: Europe, North America, and South America. The top teams per region moves on to the regional closed qualifiers. EU will have 16 representatives, while NA and SA both have 8.
The final two CS:GO teams in the regional closed qualifier then proceeds to the tournament’s regular season with ten Flashpoint founding teams. Here, all the official participants are divided into three GSL groups of four. They need to conclude the group stage with the highest points to be qualified for the next phase of GSL groups. The top 8 teams from the original 12 moves into the Double Elimination Finals to determine the first-ever winner of Flashpoint. The winner earns the title and the lion’s share of the $2,000,000 prize pool.