Elisa Invitational returns as BLAST Premier Fall Europe Showdown qualifier
Eight Nordic teams will fight in the second Elisa Invitational, scheduled on October 26-28, for a spot at the BLAST Premier Fall Europe Showdown. The qualifier will feature a double-elimination group stage during the first two days of play, from which the top four teams will proceed to a single-elimination best-of-three bracket.
The first five teams have already been confirmed by the tournament organizers with four returning teams from the first Elisa Invitational qualifier in May in the shape of ENCE, Heroic, Apeks and GODSENT, as well as one new addition in MAD Lions.
One of the three remaining spots will go to the Elisa Finnish Championship winner, which will be known when the tournament comes to an end on September 26-27 and another will go to the winner of the Dust2.dk League Cup, which will be played on September 25-27, leaving the last competitor to be announced closer to the starting date of the qualifier.
“The Elisa Invitational proved to be a big hit back in May and helped shine a spotlight on the thriving Finnish and Nordic Counter Strike scene," said BLAST CEO Robbie Douek, "we’re delighted to team up with Elisa Esports again where we look forward to watching some of the best talent in the region fight it out for a place in our BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.”
The team list so far is: