Dignitas becomes founding member of new CS:GO league, FLASHPOINT
Wed 5th Feb 2020 - 5:07pm
‘FLASHPOINT,’ THE FIRST CS:GO LEAGUE OWNED BY TEAMS, LAUNCHES TODAY!
The global league will see the world’s top organizations and talent unite to form a new partnership and for the first time ever a sustainable and equitable CS:GO ecosystem with a path to profitability for team organizations.
The brainchild of the most exciting members of the CS:GO community, FLASHPOINT is a completely new entertainment product targeted at adults that takes inspiration from UFC and WWE.
Open Qualifiers for FLASHPOINT begin on February 6th and teams can sign up at https://fce.gg/qualifier-sign-up
LOS ANGELES, CA, February 5th, 2020: FLASHPOINT, the world’s first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league owned and run by team organizations, launches today. The groundbreaking new league was devised by the world’s top esports organizations, experts and talent to address the core issues threatening the future of CS:GO esports: a lack of stability and long term investments and the immediate threat to team organizations of the establishment of a tournament organiser monopoly. FLASHPOINT is a unique entertainment product, offering fans a grittier show targeted at adults that takes inspiration from the WWE and UFC. The new league will be played offline in a live studio environment with two seasons annually. The prize pool will be among the largest in CS:GO totalling over $2,000,000 in 2020. The goal for the ultimate esports league is to create an open, diverse league showcasing, celebrating and attracting the best CS:GO players on the planet.
B Site Inc. is a company funded by team organizations to create sustainability and prosperity for both players and team organizations while delivering differentiated content and storytelling to fans around the world. It will maintain an open circuit championing new talent, with financial support for up and coming teams built into its infrastructure along with safeguards to competitive integrity, meaning partner teams are not offered a permanent seat at the table. The league is founded by some of the biggest team organizations in the world, including MIBR, Cloud9, OverActive Media, Gen.G, Dignitas, and c0ntact Gaming who have structured the league to provide the highest revenue share potential to teams of any major esport league. Players will receive the highest revenue share in esports, the largest revenue guarantee in CS:GO, and will have equal representation to the teams on the league’s Board of Governors. FLASHPOINT has retained the services of FACEIT who will act as league operator.
Alongside the founding teams, some of the biggest and most respected names in competitive CS:GO have had a direct role in creating FLASHPOINT, including Duncan "Thorin" Shields who will act as Creative Director and on-air talent. Christopher 'MonteCristo' Mykles will be making his CS:GO casting debut and Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat continues his triumphant return. The lineup also includes CS:GO legends Dan ‘DDK’ Kapadia and James Bardolph, as well as Freya Spiers. The world class line up is completed by Jason "moses" O'Toole, Anders Blume, and Sean Gares. Masterminded by the best broadcast talent in the world, FLASHPOINT will offer a completely new entertainment product, crafting storylines and building personalities and content never before seen in esports, taking inspiration from the biggest sports entertainment products in the world.
FLASHPOINT was created in partnership with some of the longest serving members of the community as a response to the current issues putting competitive CS:GO at risk, and is committed to establishing a new league that puts players and teams at the forefront of the operation. Each team in the league will be free to participate in tournaments outside of FLASHPOINT’s two annual seasons, including Majors or circuit events hosted by independent tournament organisers.
Assets for FLASHPOINT can be found here
For more information on FLASHPOINT please visit https://www.flashpoint.live or follow the league on @FLASHPOINT
FLASHPOINT was established in 2019 by some of the most influential leaders in esports who hail from world renowned esports organisations, Cloud9, MIBR, Dignitas, GenG, c0ntact Gaming and Mad Lions. Together they created and fully funded FLASHPOINT, a brand new Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) league and the first esports league to be owned and run by team organizations. FLASHPOINT aims to create sustainability and prosperity for both players and team organizations while delivering differentiated content and storytelling to fans around the world.
Since its formation in 2003, Dignitas (DIG) has established itself as one of the most successful esports organizations in the world, amassing 18 World Championships across multiple game titles. In September 2016, DIG was acquired by the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), a diverse, global portfolio of sports and entertainment franchises and properties that includes the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), New Jersey Devils (NHL) and more. In June 2019, DIG merged with Fertitta Entertainment’s League of Legends LCS franchise, Clutch Gaming. DIG is the competitive team vertical within New Meta Entertainment, a digital sports and entertainment company backed by an investor group that includes HBSE, Fertitta Entertainment, Susquehanna International Group and Delaware North. DIG currently fields six teams in five of esports' largest and most popular games: League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (men’s and women’s teams), Super Smash Bros., Rocket League, and Clash Royale. With player content studios and wellness facilities in New York City and Los Angeles, and infrastructure in Europe and China, DIG is the global leader dedicated to esports athletes.