Flashpoint S1 draw: Dignitas, MIBR & MAD Lions are in separate groups
The draw of the first season of the Flashpoint league took place in Los Angeles. The draw will start on March 13 and will last until April 19. The group stage will consist of two parts with separate seeding before each one. Such a system of distribution of participants has not been previously implemented in CS:GO tournaments: the main feature is that the teams choose their own rivals.
The event began with the fact that the top three teams according to the current ranking of HLTV.org (MAD Lions, FunPlus Fenix, Gen.G) were randomly distributed into groups, and then one after another began to choose opponents. The second teams from the groups chose the third and the fourth ones. Next, the exchange phase started, when the last teams could make one change in each group, but only with the approval of all three leaders who chose first.
The draw process took about an hour and, based on its results, twelve participants were allocated to the next groups:
Start matches of the first stage of group stage Flashpoint 1:
MAD Lions vs. HAVU
Copenhagen Flames vs. c0ntact
FunPlus Phoenix vs. Cloud9
Orgless vs. Dignitas
Gen.G vs. Envy
Chaos vs. MiBR
All matches will run in the format of up to two victories. For the first place in the group the team will receive 75 points, second - 50, third - 30, fourth - 15. Participants with the highest number of points on the results of the first stage will get the best sowing in the second, after which the eight best teams will get to the playoffs. The relegation matches will start on April 9 in the Double Elimination BO3 format.