Schedule for Week 3 Day 1 and Results from Week 2 Day 6 of Flashpoint Season 3
A preview of Week 3 Day 1 of Flashpoint Season 3, an evening with four Bo3s!
Today is going to be a really busy day in Flashpoint Season 3, with four Bo3s on the menu! But before we go into those, let's cover the results from just a few days ago. On Sunday, mousesports faced Astralis in the upper bracket round 3. Both teams had looked pretty good by that point in the event, with neither dropping a map in their previous series. The international mouz squad, however, has looked particularly good in Flashpoint 3, winning their matches with fairly dominant scorelines. In the series versus Astralis, things were much more evenly matched, as both teams struggled to gain a significant lead over the other on Nuke. The match went to overtime, but David "frozen" Čerňanský and co. managed to get it over the line and win their opponent's pick 19-17. Over on Overpass, mouz ran away with their T side, winning the half 11-4 thanks to performances from frozen, Frederik "acoR" Gyldstrand, and Robin "ropz" Kool. Astralis managed to mount a bit of a comeback on their own attacking side, but mouz secured the five rounds they needed to close out the series 2-0.
The second match of the evening on Sunday was between G2 Esports and Ninjas in Pyjamas. Going into the series, it was hard to pick a favorite, as both teams have performed pretty well, but also stuggled in ways you wouldn't expect from tier 1 teams. Sure enough, the match went to all three maps with competitive scorelines. NiP managed to win their pick of Dust II, thanks in part to a really strong T half ending 10-5. G2 scrambled up a few rounds in the second half, but the Ninjas closed it out 16-12. Over on G2's pick of Inferno, both teams were neck and neck throughout the entire map, but Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač and co. managed to secure it in overtime 19-17. On the decider of Mirage, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač stepped up massively, helping his team secure the map 16-14, the series 2-1, and a spot in the upper bracket grand final versus mousesports.
There are four amazing series set to take place tonight, two on the A stream and two on the B stream. At 19:00 (MSK), Team Vitality will face Heroic in the lower bracket, while FunPlus Phoenix plays against Complexity Gaming in the 9-12th place decider. Heroic are definitely the favorites to win their matchup considering their recent form, although the French squad certainly shouldn't be underestimated. The match should be really interesting to watch, and holds a lot of weight, as with any lower bracket series, the loser gets knocked out of the event. As for the FPX vs. COL series, COL probably have a slight edge going into it considering they won all the previous head to heads, but FPX has honestly looked in better form in Flashpoint 3. The winner will fight for extra RMR points in the 9th place decider match, while the loser will drop to the 12th place decider match.
At 22:00 (MSK), the other two series are meant to take place. BIG will play Double Poney in the lower bracket, while Sprout will face Anonymo Esports in the other 9-12th place decider series. BIG has significantly more experience as a team and has performed at a much higher level over the course of the past year, but DBL Poney has played incredibly well throughout the event, giving much better teams a serious run for their money. It'll be really interesting to see if the Frenchmen can continue their miracle run in the event and upset the Germans, or if BIG will find their footing and finally start displaying some consistency. As for the Sprout and Anonymo match, it's a fairly even matchup. Both teans have played each other a few times in the past, with no one really having much of an edge going into it. Stylistically, Sprout's brand of Counter-Strike might lead to more consistent results, but both teams have tons of individual firepower, so that may be the real deciding factor of the series.
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 Taufik "Tafa" Khidri and Oleksii "yXo" Maletskyi as the commentators for the A stream, Fyodor "KvaN" Zakharov and Mikhail "okpoxa" Shmygel as the commentators for the B stream, Yuriy "strike" Tereshchenko and Aleksandr "Enkanis" Polishchuk as the analysts, and Antonina "Tonya" Predko as the host. For more information on the event, you can look at our tournament page.