Schedule for Week 3 Day 4 and Results from Week 3 Day 3 of Flashpoint Season 3
It's the second to last day of Flashpoint 3! Who will secure their spot in the grand final? G2 Esports or Ninjas in Pyjamas?
There's only two days left of Flashpoint Season 3! Before we cover tonight's matches, let's go over yesterday's results. We've determined who the first grand finalist is after mousesports took on G2 Esports. The international mouz squad really brought it to G2 on their pick of Inferno, as both teams were neck and neck in the first half, but mouz ran away with the T side. Despite upseting G2 16-10 on Inferno, mouz started off slow on their pick of Nuke, with French-Serbian team leading 10-5. Still, mouz brought it back on their T side thanks to a great performance from David "frozen" Čerňanský, who has been his team's best performer this event. As such, mouz secured their spot in the grand final and knocked G2 to the lower bracket final.
While mouz and G2 were fighting it out, Complexity Gaming faced Sprout in the 10th place decider. We were wondering what version of COL we would see in this series, as that would greatly affect the outcome of this match, and we weren't disappointed! The international squad absolutely destroyed on their pick of Mirage, winning the first half 10-5 and picking up six consecutive rounds on their CT side to close it out. Things didn't get much easier for the German squad on their pick of Dust II, as Benjamin "blameF" Bremer and co. lead 12-3 in the first half. Sprout managed to get three rounds in the second half before COL closed it out 16-6, taking 10th place and an extra 100 RMR points.
The final match of the night was between Heroic and Ninjas in Pyjamas, and while many had the Danes as favorites going into the series, the Swedes actually came out on top! Heroic played quite well on their pick of Nuke, as they lead 10-5 going into the second half. René "TeSeS" Madsen notably had a great map, which allowed the Danish squad to secure their pick 16-10. They also lead 9-6 going into NiP's pick of Overpass, but the Swedes mounted a comeback on their CT side, managing to secure overtime. The match eventually went to double OT, with NiP coming out on top and bringing it to the third map decider of Mirage. Things were fairly even in the first half, but the Swedes ran away with their T half, winning ten rounds to Heroic's one, and securing the map 16-8. This means that Heroic is knocked out of the event in fourth place, while NiP will face G2 in the lower bracket final.
The first match of this evening is also rematch of the first series this event. At 19:00 (MSK) Team Vitality will face off once more against Double Poney in a domestic matchup. Vitality certainly improved throughout the event, but Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut noticeably had a few weak series throughout Flashpoint 3. It'll be interesting to see if DBL Poney can win once more and upset the hierarchy of the French CS scene, or if Vitality will be able to get their revenge.
The other match of the evening will be between G2 and NiP at 22:00 (MSK). While mouz really has looked like the most consistent team of the event, both of these teams have shown that they can play some really good Counter-Strike. G2 have looked fairly solid with François "AMANEK" Delaunay taking over the AWP full-time, and NiP have done a great job of integrating Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz throughout the event. It really feels like both of these teams are on equal grounds, but G2 won the upper bracket round 3 matchup earlier in the event. Will NiP be able to get their revenge, or will G2 secure themselves a spot in the grand final to exact their own revenge against mouz? Tune in to find out!
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, Aleksandr "Enkanis" Polishchuk and Yuriy "strike" Tereshchenko as the analysts, and Antonina "Tonya" Predko as the host. For more information on the event, you can look at our tournament page.