Schedule for Week 2 Day 4 and Results from Week 2 Day 3 of Flashpoint Season 3
Heroic was knocked down to the lower bracket, but will Complexity knock them out of the event?
We're onto another day of Flashpoint Season 3, with tonight's matches taking place in the lower bracket. But before we speak about those series, let's go over yesterday's results. Heroic faced off against G2 Esports in the first series, and despite Heroic's recent form, the Danes actually lost 1-2 to the international squad. The Bosnian cousins, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač, had absolutely killer series, with NiKo notably continuing to step away from the AWP. In his stead, François "AMANEK" Delaunay has been picking up the big green and has continued to find success on the weapon, crushing Casper "cadiaN" Møller in the head to heads. Audric "JACKZ" Jug and Nemanja "nexa" Isaković delivered amazing performances over on Inferno, allowing G2 to secure their pick before moving on to Nuke. The Danes managed to just barely secure their map 16-14 thanks to some great rounds by cadiaN, but G2 proved to be too much on the decider of Mirage and closed out the map 16-7.
The second series of the evening was between Ninjas in Pyajamas and FunPlus Phoenix. While NiP were definitely the favorites going into the matchup, FPX actually delivered a really competitive series! Pavle "maden" Bošković had a really great performance in the first map of Mirage, but NiP managed to clinch the victory 16-12. Over on Inferno, the match was neck and neck, with no team really gaining a significant lead over the other, as the map went to overtime. The young Asger "farlig" Jensen put up a great fight, and Martin "STYKO" Styk had a really impactful series overall, but NiP managed to close out Inferno 19-16, thus sending FPX to the lower bracket alongside Heroic.
At 19:00 (MSK), FPX will be facing off against Team Vitality, with both teams hoping to win and remain in the running for the title. Vitality is certainly favorired by virtue of having Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut on their roster, but given what FPX displayed yesterday, Kévin "misutaaa" Rabier or Jayson "Kyojin" Nguyen Van need to step up massively if the Frenchman want a chance to win. FPX still lack consistent firepower, but they rarely get blown completely out of the water. They almost always have a player performing, they just need to figure out how to get two or three players playing at their best level simultaneously. Regarldess of how this goes, the match is bound to be a blast to watch.
Then, at 22:00 (MSK), Heroic will fight it out with Complexity Gaming to secure their spot in the competition. It's very strange to think that Heroic could potentially be on the verge of elimination, but thanks to the lower bracket, they're still in contention to win the event, provided they keep winning their matchups. Complexity have seen better days, but the squad is certainly doing better than when Justin "jks" Savage first joined, or when Valentin "poizon" Vasilev was on leave. If COL can upset Heroic, it'd be one for the history books! Otherwise, they'll face the loser of FPX/Vitality in the 9-12th decider match with the goal of securing some extra RMR points.
Where can you watch these matches? Well WePlay will be hosting the official Russian broadcast on our Twitch channels, WePlayCSGO_ru and WePlayCSGO_ru2! Tonight's matches will feature Yuriy "strike" Tereshchenko and Igor "SL4M" Sopov as the commentators, Aleksandr "Enkanis" Polishchuk and Oleksii "yXo" Maletskyi as the analysts, and Antonina "Tonya" Predko as the host. For more information on the event, you can look at our tournament page.