Nordavind confirmed for Elisa Invitational
Nordavind has been announced as the third invited team for the Elisa Invitational, the Nordic qualifier for the BLAST Spring Series Showdown.
Despite only fielding two Norwegian players, Nordavind were handed the Norwegian invite for the event which is scheduled to take place on May 1-3 in Tampere, Finland. Eight teams will be competing at the event using a yet-unannounced format, with the best team advancing to the BLAST Showdown.
Nordavind are currently ranked 47th in the world and have been fielding Haris "H4RR3" Hadzic as a stand-in for Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel since the start of the month. The team recently made the Closed Qualifier for the Europe Minor where they place 9-12th after losses to Dignitas and BIG. Their next challenge is the ESEA MDL S33 Europe playoffs, where they will take on Japaleno in the lower-bracket final for a place at the ESEA Global Challenge LAN.
Previously announced teams for the Elisa Invitational include ENCE and North, with five more teams left to be decided. One of them is the Swedish invite, while the remaining four are teams that will fight for a spot through open qualifiers.
The team list for the Elisa Invitational is now as follows:
Meanwhile, six teams that will be at the BLAST Showdown, scheduled for June 2-7, have already been determined based on the group stage results: