Flashpoint 1 organizers are looking for a sub for FunPlus Phoenix
The Flashpoint organizers are searching for the team that will take the place of FunPlus Phoenix in the second stage of the current competition. This was reported by HLTV.org, referring to information received from a representative of the league.
FunPlus Phoenix planned to buy the Danish squad Heroic and continue to perform on Flashpoint 1, but an unexpected agreement between Patrick "es3tag" Hansen and Astralis seems to have derailed the deal. There is no official confirmation at the moment, but the fact that captain of FunPlus Phoenix Casper "cadiaN" Meller has returned home from the states indicates this most certainly.
The new league member will be announced before the second group stage draw, which will take place on March 26 at 20:00. The twelve teams will be again split into three groups and will continue to score points to reach the playoffs, where the top eight will meet.
As a result of the first stage FunPlus Phoenix played only one match, losing to Cloud9 with the score 1:2. The second game against Orgless was canceled due to news of changes in the lineup of the Danes.