Schedule for Week 2 Day 5 and Results from Week 2 Day 4 of Flashpoint Season 3
BIG faces Sprout in a domestic matchup, DBL Poney plays Anonymo in a bout of the underdogs.
We're onto another day in the elimination bracket of Flashpoint Season 3, but before we talk about today's matches, let's go over who got knocked out of the tournament yesterday. FunPlus Phoenix met Team Vitality in the first series of the evening, and as we alluded to previously, the series was actually quite competitive. Martin "STYKO" Styk had another really impactful series, while Pavle "maden" Bošković had a great start on Dust II. However, the star of the show was undeniably Kévin "misutaaa" Rabier. FPX managed to upset the French squad on their pick of Dust II, with Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut having a poor performance on the map per his standards. Moving over to Inferno, ZywOo was still in a slump, but Dan "apEX" Madesclaire stepped up massively alongside misutaaa to help his squad secure the map 16-12. ZywOo finally woke up on the deciding map of Vertigo, going 30-15 and securing the map 16-10, as FPX seemingly ran out of steam in the final map. Once again, credit has to be given to misutaaa, who actually kept his team in the game in the first two maps, finally stepping up to the level we know he can. All in all, it was a rather impressive run from the FPX squad, but the team has now been eliminated from the Flashpoint 3.
In yesterday's second series, it felt like a battle of the Danes, as Heroic took on Complexity Gaming. Heroic were definitely the favorites to win the match, but COL definitely gave them a run for their money, especially on their pick of Mirage. Benjamin "blameF" Bremer and Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke were the high impact players of the series, with the latter finding quite a few clutches on both maps. Sadly for Complexity fans, Heroic proved to be too strong in the first map, winning Mirage 22-18 in double overtime. Over on Nuke, the map was much more one-sided, as Casper "cadiaN" Møller shut down Complexity wherever they went. COL but up a good fight overall, but have now been eliminated from Flashpoint 3 and will face FPX in the 9-12th place decider to fight for extra RMR points.
The first match of the evening will be between both German teams, Sprout and BIG, at 17:00 (MSK). BIG should be the favorites going into the series, but as we saw with Double Poney and Vitality earlier in the event, everything seemingly goes out the window in domestic matchups. Pound for pound, BIG has the better players, has more experience, and has played at a higher level in recent times, but they have also struggled in matches where they're the favorites. Sprout, on the other hand, managed to upset FaZe Clan earlier in the event, and has proven to be a well-drilled team in the past, with unique executes and good firepower. As this is another elimination match, both teams will need to bring their A game, BIG doubly so if they want to convincingly keep their title as the best German team.
At 22:00 (MSK), Double Poney takes on Anonymo Esports. Both teams have underdog stories going into this event, but from what we've seen thus far, DBL Poney might just be the favorites in this matchup. Anonymo have performed pretty well, especially with Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski on the AWP and Kamil "KEi" Pietkun on the rifle, but their results have a few caveats. Ninjas in Pyjamas had connection issues when they first played, and HYENAS was easily the lowest-seeded team going into the event. That's not to take away from how well Anonymo have played, but DBL Poney demolished Vitality, and just barely missed out on knocking Astralis down to the lower bracket. Anonymo certainly has more experience as a team, maybe that chemistry will be the deciding factor in who wins this matchup. Whoever wins will go on to face the winner of Sprout/BIG, as the other team will be eliminated from the event, so this is a high stakes series with two exciting teams. Be sure to tune in!
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 Aleksandr "Enkanis" Polishchuk and Oleksii "yXo" Maletskyi as the commentators, Yuriy "strike" Tereshchenko and Igor "SL4M" Sopov as the analysts, and Antonina "Tonya" Predko as the host. For more information on the event, you can look at our tournament page.