Counter Strike Flashpoint Consolidation Final & Final

Counter Strike Flashpoint Consolidation Final & Final

Written by on April 17, 2020

With the very first season of Flashpoint CS:GO hosting its consolidation and grand finals this coming weekend, it’s time to find out which teams are in action and which ones are offering the best value against their esports betting odds.

Counter Strike Flashpoint Consolidation Final & Final

The inaugural Flashpoint campaign was scheduled to hold its finals in Stockholm but the event was moved entirely to the FACEIT Studio in Los Angeles due to the increasing global spread of COVID-19. Now, let’s get down to business. Format

  • Phases 1 & 2:
    • Three double-elimination (GSL) format groups
      • Each group has 4 teams
      • All matches are
    • Points Awarded: 1st – 75pts, 2nd – 50pts, 3rd – 30th pts, 4th – 15pts
    • Groups are determined live in GSL-style seeding show on the day before
  • Playoffs:
    • Double-Elimination bracket
    • Top 8 teams in the points ranking qualify
    • Seeded using the points ranking
    • All matches are Bo3
 

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM

HAVU Gaming vs. Mad Lions

HAVU has won four of their last five matches including a convincing 2-0 shutout win over Cloud 9 on April 14 in the lower bracket’s third round. HAVU  has won two straight and seven of their last nine matches overall. Over the past year, HAVU has played 183 matches and won an impressive 116 (64%). The Mad Lions had their eight-match winning streak snapped in their heartbreaking 2-1 loss against grand finalist MIBR on Tuesday. Over the past year, the Lions have played just 36 matches while winning 24 of those (67%).

In two all-time head-to-head meetings, these two rivals have split with the MAD Lions picking up a 2-0 win on March 34 in their last meeting. The Winner of this matchup will face MIBR in the Grand Finals on Sunday, April 19 and I genuinely believe it will be the Lions who win and advance after recording a quartet of shutout wins over their last five matches. HAVU is playing well right now and they certainly won’t go down easily. However, the MAD Lions are playing out of their collective minds and will reach the grand finals by getting the hard-fought win in this one.

Pick: MAD Lions 2:1

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at TBD

Grand Final

MIBR has already punched their ticket to the grand finals. They’ve won three straight and five of their last six matches overall, including a hard-fought 2-1 win over the MAD Lions on Tuesday to reach the finals. MIBR has won seven of their last 10 matches while playing in 107 matches over the course of the last year and winning 59 of those (56%).

For the grand final, I’m also going with the MAD Lions to pull off the ‘upset’ win over MIBR. After losing a heart-breaker against the grand finalists the last time out, I’m fully expecting MAD Lions to prevail in a knock-down, drag-out thriller.

Pick: MAD Lions 2 MIBR 1

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