Elisa Viihde League to act as DreamHack Open Winter qualifier

The Elisa Viihde League, formerly known as the Finnish Esports League, will have a prize pool of ~$44,600 and a spot up for grabs at DreamHack Winter.

The Finnish Esports League, now known as the Elisa Viihde League, will kick off on August 6th and will feature ~$44,600 in prizes as well as a spot in this year’s DreamHack Winter, one of the stops in the DreamHack Open tour, which features a $100,000 prize pool.

xartE’s SJ will look to retain their title from last season

SJ and HAVU, two teams that made it to the final of the last three iterations of the league when it was still known as the FEL, will once again be in contention among six other teams, including Helsinki REDS and KOVA.

The regular season, which will run through September 29th, will be played on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, with matches at 17:00 and 20:00, and will be broadcast here.

The eight-team league will start off as a round-robin group stage in which all teams will play each other twice in best-of-threes, with the top four teams making it to the offline finals at the Grail Quest LAN in Turku, Finland, on October 18-19. The top four teams will then play a best-of-three single elimination bracket for a spot at DreamHack Open Winter.

"FEL's CS leagues have seen over 500 teams competing for Finnish CS:GO's crown. This extensive lineup supports Elisa Viihde's and FEL's joint mission to provide Finnish players with new and especially tangible paths to professionalism."

- Jussi Halme, CEO of Finnish Esports League

The eight participating teams are:

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2019-07-31 14:38
#12
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice
2019-07-31 14:40
If havu doesn’t win they should disband
2019-07-31 14:41
#18
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Finland Lehtori 
kova too hard for havu
2019-07-31 14:42
lmao lehtorin paskajengi ei päässy tuonne HAASTAJALIIGASTA (huutista)
2019-07-31 15:02
huutista
2019-07-31 15:06
Screamo
2019-07-31 15:34
Nice idea
2019-07-31 17:39
Lmao we speak here only english
2019-07-31 15:10
Nt
2019-07-31 17:39
#93
Aleksib | 
Finland sakumb 
Nt
2019-08-01 07:28
#16
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Finland Lehtori 
muda muda
2019-07-31 14:41
#35
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Finland Wetzzkuu 
Sj gonna win
2019-07-31 14:55
#49
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Finland Lehtori 
Terrorists win ;)))
2019-07-31 15:07
#2
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Romania kr1tex 
Ok, everyone cares about this
2019-07-31 14:39
#40
RpK | 
France KepleR82b 
Typical summer news
2019-07-31 14:59
#3
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Denmark danishwarrior 
cool! gz
2019-07-31 14:38
#4
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Ukraine Sla1ter 
No one cares about tier9999 Finnish tournament
2019-07-31 14:39
these teams are better than any ukrainian team XD
2019-07-31 14:39
#20
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Germany Yawro 
But Ukraine has s1mple
2019-07-31 14:42
#31
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Finland Rullakko 
And he is talking about teams instead of an individual player.
2019-07-31 14:52
#34
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Germany Yawro 
s1mple alone is better than these teams
2019-07-31 14:54
#41
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Finland Rullakko 
I really hope you're kidding otherwise I have some follow up questions
2019-07-31 14:59
listen kids stop protecting these fucking bot finnish teams. ne ovat ihan paskoja
2019-07-31 15:03
maybe but still better than any ukrainian team
2019-07-31 17:01
#73
friberg | 
Finland Kujis 
Not better than Team Ukraine
2019-07-31 17:15
#84
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Finland Br1ghtyy 
flag checks out
2019-07-31 18:44
#48
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Germany Yawro 
Jk bro xD
2019-07-31 15:06
S1mple, zeus, sdy, coldyy, bondik Ez top 10
2019-07-31 15:27
Good Bot Who Who Who
2019-07-31 15:50
And what team is this?
2019-07-31 17:44
#81
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Finland santedek 
lol
2019-07-31 18:27
#91
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Finland Autisthicc 
are you retarded? s1mple would shit on all these kids
2019-08-01 03:02
#92
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Finland sevekoo 
Yes, he is 10 times better than them invidually, but he couldn't 1v5 them.
2019-08-01 06:26
#21
EliGE | 
Lithuania 7000won 
lol
2019-07-31 14:43
#24
EliGE | 
Lithuania 7000won 
heh, wait, vega >
2019-07-31 14:44
#82
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Finland santedek 
nah, vega is shit
2019-07-31 18:27
#28
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France followthegeek 
s1mple 1 v 50 finish bot ez
2019-07-31 14:49
like in katowice semi final ? xaxaxa
2019-07-31 16:42
axaxaxaxaxax
2019-07-31 17:02
#56
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Ukraine Sla1ter 
Finland cs LUL
2019-07-31 15:28
but those teams are better than any ukrainian teams though?
2019-07-31 17:02
#86
Aleksib | 
Ukraine wegg 
Any teams are better than Ukrainian teams.So it's not a cool argument.
2019-07-31 18:52
#5
kioShiMa | 
France neibaf 
ez4xarte
2019-07-31 14:39
Indeed
2019-07-31 20:34
#6
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
Time for some tori
2019-07-31 14:39
wtf is that?
2019-07-31 14:39
#9
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Finland perkelemeister 
VÄLIMAAN MIKKO 4Head
2019-07-31 14:39
#10
jks | 
United States Sacko117 
Madfragger xartE is back
2019-07-31 14:40
xartE is my grandfather's friend
2019-07-31 15:31
#11
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Finland Emvi 
nice!
2019-07-31 14:40
#13
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Poland Shlatter 
lmao
2019-07-31 14:40
SJ VS HAVU
2019-07-31 14:41
#17
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Europe Tema1 
What if in one of the teams where the players dont show up it actually has Sunny :D
2019-07-31 14:42
could be ajuri
2019-07-31 14:43
#53
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Finland AleksiBenched 
I aren't think that
2019-07-31 15:24
Still married with mouz and mouz wants huge sums for buy-outs, orgs listed up there couldnt pay for sunny even in couple years.
2019-07-31 17:47
who is elisa?
2019-07-31 14:46
Finnish company
2019-07-31 14:48
WHO?
2019-07-31 14:49
#29
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Myanmar xdcc 
so SJ vs HAVU qualifier
2019-07-31 14:50
yes xdd
2019-07-31 14:56
#30
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
ez for HAVU
2019-07-31 14:51
They couldnt find an older pic of xarte?
2019-07-31 14:53
#33
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Germany smart_leftist 
"Elisa Viihde" sounds like a girl's name
2019-07-31 14:53
Elisa is a womens ))) name but also a Finnish company.
2019-07-31 14:57
#39
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Finland eMBeJaana 
Viihde = entertainment
2019-07-31 14:58
#61
XigN | 
Korea yooz 
shes a porn star in finland
2019-07-31 15:51
nice
2019-07-31 14:57
How hard was it to find lineup for all these 8 teams XDDDD
2019-07-31 14:59
pretty sure no effort was made to find lineups cuz who dafuq cares
2019-07-31 15:04
I could explain how having lineups helps whole business ( esports ) grow but I guess its worthless to do that for you. People who get it, get it.
2019-07-31 17:42
not like all of these teams have even official lineup currently so would be tough to do that anyway, but yes it would b ez to look up as u say xddd
2019-07-31 17:58
#45
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Europe unlukomaluko 
Ez 4 havu
2019-07-31 15:03
#50
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Finland niklaSjj 
yes
2019-07-31 15:08
#54
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Finland mustiGOD 
nice
2019-07-31 15:24
Mikko itte
2019-07-31 15:33
ez4iGame
2019-07-31 16:07
Välimaan Mikko
2019-07-31 16:09
#64
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Finland dokudanny 
most important tournament this year
2019-07-31 16:18
Winner of the major qualifies for this tournament
2019-07-31 17:07
#94
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Finland KieZuZ 
No. Gets a spot for qualifying
2019-08-01 15:02
#65
Jamppi | 
Finland Leksi20 
nice
2019-07-31 16:31
ez 4 joelz
2019-07-31 16:39
#72
dont | 
Czech Republic @me 
So hot
2019-07-31 17:15
#74
CeRq | 
Canada KeiiYos 
Knowing that this was once a major and now its 10 finish teams nobody has ever heard of (cry is free finland friends cry is free)
2019-07-31 17:31
no ence ez4havu
2019-07-31 18:28
#85
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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
Why is the tournament named after a woman?
2019-07-31 18:47
#87
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Finland Vkims 
Elisa is company in Finland
2019-07-31 19:11
#89
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Cosa nostra lmao wtf
2019-07-31 20:40
my name Elisa Viihde
2019-08-01 02:58
#95
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Finland Love_God 
EZ4KOVA
2019-08-05 12:17
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