Prior to the first season of FLASHPOINT getting moved online, it was clear that the league had a remarkable amount of potential to exist among the market leaders. Broadcasts were thoroughly entertaining and an enjoyable watch, in spite of not getting the chance to fully flesh out all of their concepts. For it being the first season, it was undoubtedly a success from leading to bottom with hardly anything to grumble about from an audience’s perspective.

Although, there was one area FLASHPOINT did not have and will require to enhance on moving on.

Entering into the very first season, nobody was expecting a high level of Counter-Strike once the last team-list was public. For the many part that wound up being real, but even teams like MAD LIONS and HAVU increased to the event and performed better than they ever had. Considering that FLASHPOINT didn’t even have a leading ten group attending, the level of play could have been much even worse. Progressing though, the league needs to improve the level of groups taking part if it wants to wind up as anything more than an afterthought in CS: GO.

This is where things get hard because it isn’t possible to straight recruit better groups to the league. First off, almost every group that is better than those on the list from Season 1 recently signed a lengthy multi-year handle ESL to get involved in ESL Pro League. Even though there is nothing that says a team can’t take part in both leagues, the schedule simply does not enable it. This means that present or future FLASHPOINT companies must purchase individual gamers or whole groups from ESL companies. That or they get the extremely few good gamers that are totally free agents or inactive like Alex “ALEX” McMeekin.

The regrettable part though is that if teams or organizations hesitate to act aggressively, it could imply a difficult road lies ahead for the league. To enhance the quality of Counter-Strike they’ll need to spend numerous countless dollars in buyouts on top of the millions they paid to end up being a member team of the league. I’m not convinced that many organizations want to invest that type of cash while a lot of business are so cautious about the worldwide economy today. They might have been ready to at the start of the year, but the landscape is much different now.

I can understand if the existing care indicates the second season of FLASHPOINT is roughly similar to the first. They can use that time to further improve their broadcast and play with content ideas, in the hopes that much better teams are protected for 2021. The turning point, for better or even worse, will come when negotiations are underway for a third and 4th season. Will present member companies double down while persuading brand-new teams to sign up with? Or will FLASHPOINT gradually fizzle out as a great concept that never really went anywhere? Time will inform.