Elisa Invitational CS:GO tournament series will continue with the Winter edition! Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 will be played between qualified teams from the Nordic region and some of the most prestigious teams in the world. The tournament starts in November and the Champion will be crowned in March, when we host the playoffs at the LanTrek 2022 -event! Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 will be handing out a total Prize Pool of $100,000 and the last remaining spots to the Masters tournament hosted by Elisa Esports.

The next Elisa Invitational will be organized from the 15th of November to the 5th of March 2022. This event will follow the Regional and Main Swiss Stages played throughout November, December, January, and February. The Swiss Stages will qualify 8 teams to the Elisa Invitational Winter Playoffs, where 4 other teams will receive direct invites. Invited teams will be announced closer to the Playoffs.

Teams will be competing for a total Prize Pool of $100,000 and the last remaining spots to the Masters tournament hosted by Elisa Esports. The winner of Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 will take a lion’s share of $50,000!

  • The Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 format, used before in Elisa Invitational Fall 2021
    • Stage 1 – Nordic Qualifiers
    • Stage 2 – Regional Swiss
      • November 15th – December 9th
      • Every week from Monday to Thursday at 3 pm and 6 pm CET
      • Swiss Group (Best-of-3) with 11 Invite teams and 5 teams from the Nordic Regional Qualifiers.
      • The top 8 teams will advance to Stage 3, Main Swiss
    • Stage 3 – Main Swiss
      • January 17th – February 10th
      • Every week from Monday to Thursday at 3 pm and 6 pm CET
      • Swiss Group (Best-of-3) with 8 Invite teams and 8 teams from the Regional Swiss
      • Top 8 teams will secure spots in Stage 4, the Playoffs
    • Stage 4 – Playoffs (Online stage)
      • February 12th – 13th
      • 8 teams in the Opening Matches from Main Swiss
      • Winners qualify to Stage 5, the LAN stage of playoffs
    • Stage 5 – Playoffs (LAN stage)
      • March 3rd – 5th Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre in Tampere, Southern Finland
      • Playoffs will be played at the LanTrek event between 4 World-Class Invite teams and 4 Winner teams from the Online stage
      • 2 groups consisting of 4 teams (Double-Elimination Bracket)
        Both groups include:
      • 2 Opening Matches (BO1)
      • Winners Match (BO1)
      • Losers Match (BO3)
      • Decider Match (BO3)
      • 2 Semi-Finals (BO3) and the Grand Final (BO3)
  • The tournament can be followed in English from Elisa Esports Twitch channel twitch.tv/elisaesports
  • The tournament can be followed in Finnish from Elisa Viihde Sport Twitch channel twitch.tv/elisaviihdesport
  • You can find more information about the tournament, as well as current esports news at elisaesports.fi
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