Flashpoint Groups Selected at the Inaugural Draft Show
The opening act of new CS:GO league Flashpoint – the Draft Show – perfectly displayed what the event is aiming for. After a quick introduction courtesy of some of CS:GO’s top talent, the real show began. Each team had a representative join the stage when picked, and trash talk ensued.
The teams were seeded 1-12 and the top three teams, MAD Lions, FunPlus Phoenix, and Gen.G, were each put in a separate group. Their captains then drafted an opponent with the goal being to select the easiest group for themselves. The chosen team then picked the next team to join the group until each group had four.
After the initial selections finished, the swap phase began. The last three selected representatives could swap a team, while the top three seeds could veto them. After two swaps, the final groups look like this:
Group A – In-Game Feeders
HAVU – Swapped from Group B
Group B – Group of Assisted Living
Cloud9 – Swapped from C
Orgless – Swapped from A
Group C – Snakes and Ratters
Chaos Esports Club – Swapped from B