FLASHPOINT is one of the newest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) esports leagues, operated by competitive gaming platform FACEIT. Season one of the league concluded in April, with its inaugural teams consisting of big-time organizations like Envy Gaming. Some big changes are coming ahead of its second season, most notably the appointment of Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles as Commissioner of FLASHPOINT and Vice President of Brand for its parent company B Site.
Mykles most recently worked full time for esports organization Cloud9, another one of the leagues inaugural teams. He is a seasoned professional in the competitive gaming world, known most notably for his work as a commentator and analyst. From 2015 to 2016 he co-owned esports organization LA Renegades but ultimately sold the team after a scandal that led to him being banned from team involvement at all Riot-sanctioned tournaments. This new role will see him take the lead behind the scenes, expanding B Site’s tournament ventures to include other games outside of CS: GO. He will also be responsible for B Site’s initiatives from a brand perspective, including those related to FLASHPOINT.
Mykles commented to Esports Insider about his new position, saying “I am extremely excited to continue constructing the live tournament and content plans for both Flashpoint and B Site. We aim to serve enthusiastic, adult fans with content brought to them by the most creative, fun, and expert voices from their favorite games…” As Commissioner, Mykles is cited as being the “official link between [the league] and fans” which could mean this will be his most prominent behind the scenes role yet. Ari Segal, CEO of Immortals Gaming Club and Founding Member of B Site, praised the decision, saying “There is no one better suited to collaborate with players, talent, and the community…” With FLASHPOINT being a team-owned initiative, Mykles receiving the stamp of approval from team owners and CEOs is a good sign for what’s to come.