Train still in the map pool at the RMR event
Flashpoint 3 kicks off the 2021 RMR season and with it the battle for the Major spots. A total of 16 teams take part in the event and play for a prize money of 50,000 USD. The winner of the event will receive 1600 RMR Points. Each participating team will also receive points on a sliding scale. On the first day of play, with Vitality and DBL PONEY, as well as Astralis vs. OG, two exciting duels will take place.
Game 1: Vitality vs. DBL PONEY
In the duel of the French, one of the top teams from last year, Vitality, will face DBL PONEY. The team was formed in early February by JaCkz, Lucky, bodyy, afro and Djoko. JaCkz left the team after coming back to the active lineup of G2. At Flashpoint DBL PONEY is supported by NBK- as stand-in. The team has only played against numerous tier-2 teams so far and has had relatively solid performances. All in all, Vitality is the clear favorite despite mixed performances in recent weeks. The top team has struggled to find their way back to their old form after the departure of RpK and the signing of Kyojin. In the clash between Vitality and DBL PONEY, the odds clearly favor the team around star player ZywOo.
Game 2: Astralis vs. OG
The first big clash of the tournament takes place between Astralis and OG. While the Danish star ensemble showed very mixed performances after the departure of dev1ce, OG is playing great since the new signing of flameZ. In fact, the lineup defeated Astralis 2-0 about a month ago and has had a lot of time to practice since then. Between Astralis and OG, the odds slightly favor the Danish team. At DreamHack Masters Spring, the team around IGL gla1ve had to admit defeat to Heroic and G2 relatively clearly and were eliminated in the quarterfinals.