Flash Point eSports
|Flash Point eSports|
|Org Location||United States|
|Sponsor(s)||Rogue Energy |
|Social Media & Links|
Flash Point eSports is an American eSports Organization that entered SMITE in 2016 when they acquired the SPL spot previously owned by Denial eSports. Flash Point returned to SMITE in 2019 after acquiring a spot in the EU SML.
Aside from SMITE, Flash Point has teams in Brawlhalla and Paladins.
For more information about their SMITE Xbox team, see here.
Previously known as Denial eSports, the roster of Benj1, Homiefe, Hurriwind, Vetium, and Shadowq was having the best season that the organization have ever seen, scoring a 4th place finish in the Fall Placement Tournament and finishing 2nd in their group (4th overall) in the LAN Stage. The team had high hopes going into the Regional Championships, but before the event began, Denial said that they would cut ties with the SMITE team to focus on their HotS team. Thus, they gave the teams over to Flash Point eSports.
Flash Point faced Team Eager first in Super Regionals, with most predicting that Eager would take the set after five very close games. Eager had previously placed 5th in the placement stages, a disappointing and strange finish for the renowned powerhouse, but then dominated the LAN stage, ahead of 1st place placement team Luminosity Gaming. Going into this first set, Flash Point crushed Eager in the first game after Eager's disastrous Hades pick was abused multiple times by Homiefe's Ratatoskr and Benj1's Ravana, playing off Eager's poor decision making and shotcalls. The remaining games were not as close, with Eager taking all 3 and qualifying for the SMITE World Championship 2017, spearheaded by TheBest's Ra. After this loss, Flash Point looked to the Wild Card for their final chance to make it to Worlds.
- January 15, draylo leaves.
- January 18, Vetium, Benj1, and Homiefe leaves.
- January 21, Hurriwind leaves.
- February 5, Aquarius, Mirage, Incon, and XenoTronics join.
- May 6, DanteLeFargo, Sheyka and BennyQ join. Aquarius, Incon, and XenoTronics leave.
- May 25, BennyQ leaves. sops joins.
- June 3, DanteLeFargo leaves.
- June 6, ManRay joins. Sheyka leaves.
- July 7, Mirage leaves.
- July 12, XenonHawk and Mexiety join.
- August 20, Flash Point eSports leaves SMITE, XenonHawk, Mexiety, and Shadowq form The Grabowskis.
|Sibi||Matija Arthofer||Solo Laner|
|FaraKrik||Alexey Farion||Mid Laner|
|XenonHawk||Nicholas Singer||Solo||The Grabowskis|
|Mexiety||Armando Cuellar||Jungle||The Grabowskis|
|ManRay||Nicolas Steinacker-Olsztyn||Mid||The Grabowskis|
|sops||Isaac Ramirez||Hunter||Salsa Squadron|
|Shadowq||Erich Grabowski||Support||The Grabowskis|
|Whalrus||Mark Maloney||Solo||Team AI|
|Sheyka||Jon Sheyka||Mid||Salsa Squadron|
|DanteLeFargo||Kevin Doobay||Solo||Team CryptiK|
|BennyQ||Benjamin Qiu||Hunter||Dog 1|
|Aquarius||Ryan O'Neill||Solo||Noble eSports|
|Incon||Riley Unzelman||Mid||Team AI|
|XenoTronics||Nathan Hewitt||Hunter||A Mighty Størm|
|Hurriwind||Tyler Whitney||Mid||In Memory of Gabe|
|Benj1||Ben McKinzey||Solo||SoaR Gaming|
|Homiefe||Alexander D'Souza||Jungle||SoaR Gaming|
|Vetium||Conor Roberts||Hunter||SoaR Gaming|
|Bovey Zhang||Owner & Founder|
|Samuel Hartwell||Chief Business Officer & Co-Owner|
|draylo||Mark Ramsey||Coach||Noble eSports|