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.

NaToSaphiX's squad will be fighting for a spot at 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:

Finland ENCE
Finland Qualifier
Sweden Invite
Sweden Qualifier
Denmark North
Denmark Qualifier
Europe Nordavind
Norway Qualifier

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:

Denmark Astralis
France Vitality
Sweden NIP
Europe Elisa Invitational
Other TBA
Norway Haris 'H4RR3' Hadzic
Haris 'H4RR3' Hadzic
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
238
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
#4
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
nice
2020-03-19 13:46
4 replies
nice event name lul
2020-03-19 13:58
3 replies
#13
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
idk completely normal?
2020-03-19 13:59
1 reply
BLAST is taking over
2020-03-19 16:32
ELISA is an operator in Finland and it comes from ELektroninen Integroitu SAnomanvälitysjärjestelmä which means integrated electronic message handling system.
2020-03-19 21:45
Good Luck
2020-03-19 13:47
Hope dignitas get's invited.
2020-03-19 13:57
3 replies
#15
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Turkey TR_top_1
Fnatic will be
2020-03-19 14:02
Fnatic will be invited Dignitas will be qualified But maybe Fnatic will not accept invitation because BLAST didn't invite them on Spring Series.
2020-03-19 14:08
1 reply
Retard logic 0/5
2020-03-19 21:30
#16
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Russia ToughGuy
Showdown aka losers KEKW
2020-03-19 14:04
might as well invite faze or renegades then, with jkaem/rain
2020-03-19 14:05
3 replies
#20
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Denmark Kanstrup
jkaem plays for 100thieves tho
2020-03-19 14:11
#22
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Albania Edjon
faze is already qualified for blast finals tho
2020-03-19 14:17
both Faze and 100t are already in the blast
2020-03-19 14:37
Not bad
2020-03-19 14:10
Tampere best city
2020-03-19 14:17
2 replies
+1
2020-03-19 19:59
#50
niilo | 
Finland t0ki
+1
2020-03-21 19:51
#23
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Finland Teukkasd
nice
2020-03-19 14:18
glhf!
2020-03-19 14:28
#26
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Estonia knee_socks
Why not Telia? :(
2020-03-19 14:42
2 replies
Stfu
2020-03-19 20:19
#51
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Finland (RANE)
nokia
2020-04-01 21:18
#27
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Finland Jansk1h
This is starting to look like an interesting tournament! Hoping we will see Dignitas at the event!
2020-03-19 14:43
1 reply
#29
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Norway TheMushrix
probably Fnatic and dignitas
2020-03-19 15:32
Ez for HS! and if Rubino returns ez aswell
2020-03-19 14:50
EZ4ENCE
2020-03-19 15:38
lol wtf, this event will be cancelled
2020-03-19 15:45
nice
2020-03-19 16:18
#33
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Sweden Fizze
Now invite dignitas
2020-03-19 16:25
#35
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Turkey redbaron7
Wait, is this a tournament for HIV positive players?
2020-03-19 17:15
1 reply
#37
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
no, more for retarded viewers like you
2020-03-19 17:50
Can you invite GamerLegion or Japaleno so we can see them on LAN for once?
2020-03-19 17:33
1 reply
Only if fnatic refuses to take part in this event
2020-03-20 17:03
expected
2020-03-19 18:15
send nudes Elisa
2020-03-19 19:29
It'll be cancelled 100%
2020-03-19 20:07
1 reply
Or maybe just played online?
2020-03-20 13:00
Corona nuff said
2020-03-20 15:44
Rip actual Norwegian teams (
2020-03-20 16:54
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