The Group Selection show for Flashpoint 1 has concluded, and we now have our three groups for the first iteration of the team owned league. After plenty of banter, the groups shook out as follows, with some “creative” names from the analyst's desk:
Group A (In-Game Feeders)
- MAD Lions
- Copenhagen Flames
- Contact Gaming
Group B (Group of Assisted Living)
- FunPlus Phoenix
Group C (Snakes and Ratters)
- Gen. G Esports
- Team Envy
- Chaos Esports Club
These groups were chosen after a rotating selection process and only two swaps between groups. There were no vetos performed by any of the captains, meaning that the selection process largely went off without using a lot of their quirks. It’s unclear if this was because players were confused at the system, or if they were just ready to get the show on the road.
Chaos Esports Club, HAVU, and FPX were something of a last-minute addition to the league, replacing BIG on the list, who declined their invitation despite qualifying.
This is also the first time we’ve seen confirmation that Heroic’s old roster will be playing for FunPlus Phoenix.
Matches get underway tomorrow as MAD Lions take on HAVU at 10 AM Pacific in Group A. All matches will be played from Flashpoint's LA-based studio in wake of the Coronavirus.