Flashpoint, the worldwide Counter Strike: International Offensive (CS:GO) match sequence from team-owned esports group B Web site, Inc., introduced the 12 groups that might be competing in Flashpoint 2 and the most important prize pool for CS:GO in 2020 of $1 million, with the champions taking $500,000 and the AK-47 Trophy.
In line with Esports Earnings, CS:GO has awarded essentially the most cash in prize swimming pools in 2020 with almost $11 million throughout 406 tournaments, with Flashpoint main with $2 million in 2020 – $1 million throughout Flashpoint 1 in April and $1 million for its upcoming Flashpoint 2. A median CS:GO match has awarded a prize pool of $27,086. Greater than $71 million has been awarded in prize swimming pools throughout all esports in 2020 throughout 2,700+ tournaments. By comparability, the prize swimming pools for The Masters and the Indy 500 are $11.5 million and $15 million respectively.
The 12 groups competing in Flashpoint 2 will embody globally ranked BIG (#7), OG (#8), Fnatic (#12), forZe eSports (#26) and Virtus.professional (#27), together with B Web site founding groups Gen.G (#22), Cloud9 (#23), c0ntact, Dignitas, Staff Envy, MAD Lions and MIBR.
Group play will start on Nov. 10-22, with playoffs on Nov. 30-Dec. 5 and the Grand Last on Dec. 6. BIG, OG and Fnatic obtained direct invitations, whereas forZe and Virtus.professional received qualifiers for his or her invitations into Flashpoint 2.
The groups might be taking part in on-line to make sure the very best requirements for security round COVID-19, so the competitors might be restricted to groups who’re in a position to quarantine in Europe to offer higher community circumstances.
The on-camera expertise crew for Flashpoint 2, once more led by Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles and Duncan “Thorin” Shields, might be collectively within the studio in London offering best-in-class manufacturing, commentary, and storytelling all through the match. They may also host Flashpoint’s personal authentic post-game evaluation present referred to as The Blind Spot, which is modeled after buddies discussing the day’s matches on the bar in an informal and unfiltered means.
“We’re pumped to be again with Flashpoint 2 to additional ship on our promise for uncooked and unfiltered leisure for our followers with the most important prize swimming pools of 2020 with arguably the best trophy in all of sports activities,” mentioned Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles, Commissioner of Flashpoint. “We’re keen to observe our storylines unfold together with the emergence of BIG and OG this yr, how the rebuilt rosters of a few of our groups akin to Cloud9 will compete and if MAD Lions can defend its title.”
MAD Lions defeated MIBR 2-1 throughout the Flashpoint 1 Grand Last in April which captured 271,000+ concurrent viewers – a report for Flashpoint 1. On-line viewership for Flashpoint 1 recorded over 7 million hours watched and was persistently ranked as a prime 20 stream on Twitch throughout the spring sequence.
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