Team Astralis and Mousesports took another step closer to the upper bracket finals with the latest victories at the CSGO Flashpoint Season 3. Astralis did not surprise to take a clean victory of 2-0 over Double Poney in the upper bracket second round. Similarly, Mousesports also managed to snatch a 2-0 win against Team BIG. In the lower bracket of the tournament, Anonymo Esports reached Round 2 with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Hyenas.
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Domination of Astralis
Astralis clinched a very early lead during the series against DBL Poney. The main performers from Astralis, Peter ‘Dupreeh’ Rasmussen and Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif, each had 47 kills on the scoreboard. Similarly, they had a plus-14 kill/death differential for Astralis. On the other hand, Double Poney’s Nathan ‘NBK-’ Schmitt, had 42 kills and a plus-4 differential on the board. Despite a good performance, Double Poney lost the series. The team now goes to the lower bracket of the tournament where it will face Team Anonymo on Saturday.
Mousesports with a clean Victory
The team represented a dominant performance during the series against Team BIG. The star performer of the squad, David ‘Frozen’ Cernansky had 43 kills on the board. He also had a plus-22 differential for the team, which led the squad to close 16-11 at Nuke and 16-5 at Mirage. Team BIG tried to get the game back at Nuke and Ismailcan ‘Xanteres’ Dortkardes took 30 kills. However, it did not come out as planned and the team will now face Team Sprout in the lower bracket on Saturday.
Lower Bracket Action
Team Anonymo managed to keep its tournament alive after recovering and taking a 16-14 victory on Mirage from Hyenas. Hyenas had a good run at the tournament and Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjaerbye from the squad took an astonishing plus-24 differential by scoring 69 kills. Despite all this, the team had to say goodbye to the tournament after losing in the lower brackets.
Prize pool and Distribution
The Flashpoint Season 3 has a huge $50,000 prize pool. The tournament follows the double-elimination format and the main event runs through May 30. The team to secure the top position in the tournament would secure $17,000. Other than money, the winners will also secure 1600 European Regional Major ranking points. On the other hand, the team to secure the second position at the tournament will secure $10,000 and 1500 regional ranking points.
Astralis and Mousesports
As both teams move forward at the upper bracket action, the teams are set to face each other on a Sunday night clash. The upper bracket final between Team Astralis and Mousesports will decide which team goes to the grand finals of the tournament and which goes down to the lower brackets. In any way, both teams are secured by now and are far from elimination. In a couple of days, we will witness the upper bracket action again, and let the better team win.