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MAD Lions sweep HAVU, reach Flashpoint final

MAD Lions swept HAVU Gaming 2-0 on Saturday in the lower-bracket final at Flashpoint 1, setting up a rematch for the grand final of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event.

MAD Lions will face MIBR in Sunday’s grand final, five days after MIBR beat MAD Lions 2-1 in the upper-bracket final.

On Saturday against HAVU, MAD Lions opened with a tight victory, 16-14, on Dust II to take the edge in the best-of-three series. HAVU provided far less resistance on the second map, as MAD Lions took a 10-5 halftime lead on Mirage and won the final six points to close it out.

Rifler Asger “AcilioN” Grunnet Larsen finished with a 1.43 rating and a plus-22 kills-deaths differential in the victory.

Sunday’s champion will earn $500,000 of a $1 million prize pool, plus 1,400 BLAST Premier points. The runner-up team will pocket $250,000 and 700 BLAST Premier points.

The 12-team tournament began March 13 at FACEIT Studio in Los Angeles, but with the state of California’s stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic, action subsequently was moved online.

Flashpoint prize pool ($USD, BLAST Premier points)
1. $500,000, 1,400 points
2. $250,000, 700 points
3. $100,000, 525 points — HAVU Gaming
4. $50,000, 300 points — Cloud9
5-6. $35,000, 175 points — Gen.G Esports, Orgless
7-8. $15,000, 88 points — FunPlus Phoenix, Chaos Esports Club
9. c0ntact Gaming
10. Dignitas
11. Team Envy
12. Copenhagen Flames

–Field Level Media

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