Heroic & Vitality advance to the next round at Flashpoint 3
The favorites Heroic and Vitality defeated Complexity and FunPlus Phoenix, respectively in the second round of the Flashpoint 3 lower bracket playoffs. The Danes won 2-0 - 22:18 on Mirage and 16:8 on Nuke, while the French required three maps to win - 13:16 on Dust2, 16:12 on Inferno, and 16:10 on Vertigo.
European mix FunPlus Phoenix has been displaying pretty sloppy performance throughout the event, but despite that, they still had all the chances to turn the series in their favor on Inferno.
"I don’t care who we face, I don’t care who’s going to win. It’s just about us, not about the other team," Dan "apEX" Madesclaire said when asked about their next opponent. "If we show up and we play good Counter-Strike, I feel like we’re a really good team. Both [Heroic and Complexity] are really good, but let’s just see how it goes for us."
Heroic, in turn, have calmed their nerves throughout the series and have managed to regain their confidence across the series which eventually led them to victory over Complexity who are up to a significant recession for almost half a year already.
On May 25, Heroic and Vitality will meet in the third round of the lower net. Complexity and FunPlus Phoenix have lost their chances for the championship title and will compete only for 9-12 places.