Elisa Invitational groups and schedule announced

The organizers of Elisa Invitational have announced additional details for the BLAST Showdown qualifier, revealing the tournament's format, group distribution, and a detailed schedule.

The Nordic tournament, which will have two spots at the BLAST Spring Europe Showdown on offer, will begin with a best-of-one round-robin group stage, with its eight participants split into two groups.

The winning team of each group will move on directly to the spot-deciding semi-finals, while the second and third-placed teams will face off in the quarter-finals.

North and the new Heroic will face off in Group B

Group A features GODSENT as the highest-ranked side, joined by two more directly invited teams, ENCE and Dignitas, as well as Apeks, who locked their spot in the tournament from the Norwegian qualifier. Erik "⁠truth⁠" Hansen Dyrnes's squad will participate in the event with their coach, Pål "⁠Polly⁠" Kammen, standing in after they decided to bench Haakon "⁠Radifaction⁠" Tholo earlier on Monday.

Heroic, who have just undergone two changes with René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen and Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen being added to the lineup as replacements for Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer and Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen, and their domestic rivals North headline Group B, in which they will take on underdogs Nordavind and the Finnish qualifier team, KOVA.

Group A will be played on day one of the tournament, on Thursday, followed by Group B on Friday and the playoffs on the weekend. A detailed schedule can be found below:

Thursday, April 30

12:00 - Sweden Dignitas vs. Norway Apeks
13:30 - Europe GODSENT vs. Finland ENCE
15:00 - Finland ENCE vs. Sweden Dignitas
16:30 - Europe GODSENT vs. Norway Apeks
18:00 - Europe GODSENT vs. Sweden Dignitas
19:30 - Finland ENCE vs. Norway Apeks

Friday, May 1

12:00 - Europe Nordavind vs. Finland KOVA
13:30 - Denmark North vs. Denmark Heroic
15:00 - Denmark Heroic vs. Europe Nordavind
16:30 - Denmark North vs. Finland KOVA
18:00 - Denmark North vs. Europe Nordavind
19:30 - Denmark Heroic vs. Finland KOVA

Saturday, May 2

16:00 - Quarter-final #1
20:00 - Semi-final #1

Sunday, May 3

16:00 - Quarter-final #2
20:00 - Semi-final #2

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
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Norway Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
400
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
395
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
Norway Erik 'truth' Hansen Dyrnes
Erik 'truth' Hansen Dyrnes
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
281
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
862
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1187
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Norway Haakon 'Radifaction' Tholo
Haakon 'Radifaction' Tholo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
352
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
who
2020-04-20 21:18
1 reply
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2020-04-20 21:58
#2
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Poland Frytekooo
n1
2020-04-20 21:18
nice
2020-04-20 21:19
ez group for dignitas rigged shit
2020-04-20 21:19
9 replies
Nah 1. Godsent 2. DIG 3. Apeks 4. ENCE Godsent goes to semi, DIG and Apeks go to quarters, ENCE go home without any win :)
2020-04-20 22:56
8 replies
sure about that?
2020-04-22 20:27
well this is a bad prediction
2020-04-22 20:29
Trolling? EZ for Jamppi
2020-04-30 12:22
#53
God | 
Finland 5way
1. ENCE 2. DIG 3. Apeks 4. GODSENT
2020-04-30 17:37
4 replies
Nah, Godsent looking pretty good, so is DIG (against non-shit teams), Ence is pretty ok right now so ig now it will be 1. GODSENT 2. DIG 3. ENCE 4. Apeks
2020-04-30 17:54
3 replies
#55
God | 
Finland 5way
bro did u watch the results at all?? :DD
2020-05-01 19:34
2 replies
Lmao i cry
2020-05-01 19:43
1 reply
#57
God | 
Finland 5way
:D
2020-05-01 20:05
EZ4ENCE
2020-04-20 21:19
2 replies
+1
2020-04-20 21:32
#38
God | 
Finland 5way
EZ4Jamppi
2020-04-21 00:44
fuck me so ez for Apeks
2020-04-20 21:21
North=win
2020-04-20 21:24
lets go DIG
2020-04-20 21:35
Camon, ence in the playoffs
2020-04-20 21:35
Not EZ4ENCE
2020-04-20 21:36
EZ FOR NORTH
2020-04-20 21:40
#17
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Belgium iPuebloo
it's a shame Apeks just benched Radifaction... their best player lmao
2020-04-20 21:40
ez nc69
2020-04-20 21:42
If this won't be easy for ence then nothing will ever be. It doesn't get easier than this
2020-04-20 21:51
all matches in groups bo1? are we going back in time? ffs
2020-04-20 21:53
1 reply
Bettors must be ready for upsets
2020-04-20 23:12
WHERE IS BIG
2020-04-20 21:57
6 replies
+1
2020-04-20 22:06
1 reply
-1
2020-04-21 12:51
Nordic countries only
2020-04-20 23:12
3 replies
if you live in switzerland then germany is in the north, so what's the problem?
2020-04-21 01:24
2 replies
Nordic countries only. Do u know what that means?
2020-04-21 17:26
1 reply
Do you know what a joke is? Ah nvm, flag checks out my bad
2020-04-21 20:23
u think its a joke? u think I am a clown? piace of shit lucky that no flyes right now u are at my list son of dog
2020-04-20 22:07
1 reply
2020-04-20 22:11
u think its a joke? u think I am a clown? piace of shit lucky that no flyes right now u are at my list son of dog
2020-04-20 22:07
Kova = Hard in Finnish
2020-04-20 22:19
#30
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Slovakia SLAVak
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2020-04-20 22:48
1 reply
xd
2020-04-21 12:51
#32
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United States GameZ_iwnl
ENCE 2nd best Finnish team here
2020-04-20 22:57
#35
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Czech Republic Rewask
Godsent are a tier above anyone else here, it's online and Bo1 tho.
2020-04-20 23:18
1 reply
I think dignitas w/ hallzerk can take them
2020-04-20 23:23
#37
Jame | 
Poland SebL
Group A Dignitas Apeks Group B North Nordavind I have the feeling that GODSENT are not going to make it through. They are playing good vs good opposition, but when they are playing vs lower tier teams they seem struggle. And ENCE are complete trash now. I don't like new Heroic roster at all, I don't think they will make it. And KOVA are just Tier lower than their opposition.
2020-04-20 23:26
#40
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Russia GOTHBOI
looking forward to drinks after this one
2020-04-21 05:35
Godsent, Apeks & North, Nordavind
2020-04-21 07:41
very ez for Godsent
2020-04-21 13:10
Ez4Jamppi
2020-04-21 18:38
KOVA? OmegaLUL
2020-04-22 02:12
EZ 4 DIG
2020-04-23 01:25
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