Majority North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Chaos Esports Club has been invited to Season 1 of FLASHPOINT, according to multiple sources close to the team. Despite losing to Orgless in the final of the Offline Qualifier, Chaos was approached by the league and have accepted the invitation according to those same sources.
One source also informed DBLTAP that HAVU Gaming has also received an invite, following their loss to BIG in the qualifier. At this time, it is unclear if they have formally accepted that invitation or not. Three open spots still remain for the first season of the league which is set to begin this coming Friday.
The founding members of FLASHPOINT League include Cloud9, MIBR, Dignitas, Gen.G Esports, MAD Lions, c0ntact Gaming, and Team Envy. All seven teams have bought into the league for a fee of $2 million in an attempt to create and participate in a more financially sustainable league model. They will be joined by BIG and Orgless, who have not bought in but earned a spot in the league via the open qualifier.
While the league was intended to feature ten founding teams and two qualifier teams, it appears the league will begin with seven founding teams and five qualifier teams instead. This transition explains invitations for both Chaos and HAVU Gaming, while the final invitation is unknown by DBLTAP at this time. Not only will each season have a $1 million prize pool, but the founding teams and their players will receive revenue share figures that are the largest in CS:GO history.
Representatives from Flashpoint declined comment.