Elisa Invitational returns as BLAST Premier Fall Europe Showdown qualifier

ENCE, MAD Lions, Heroic, GODSENT and Apeks are the first confirmed teams for the second Elisa Invitational.

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.

ENCE will be competing at the Elisa Invitational

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:

Finland ENCE
Denmark MAD Lions
Norway Apeks
Finland Elisa Championship
Denmark Heroic
Europe GODSENT
Denmark Dust2.dk League Cup
Europe TBA
Cool! EZ4ENCE
2020-09-21 11:51
Ez 4 lions
2020-09-21 11:55
why Heroic in qualifier????
2020-09-21 12:08
not a blast partner
2020-09-21 14:16
They also give direct invites to the showdown
2020-09-21 15:45
True will probably be big and mouz, maybe they have agreement so Elisa can get better teams
2020-09-21 15:59
-1 ENCE is trash
2020-09-21 12:00
Obv much better than faze now
2020-09-21 12:01
great achievement
2020-09-21 12:02
biggest achievement ever for Finnish cs OMEGALUL Edit: Have a good day!
2020-09-21 12:16
xaxaxaxaxa +1
2020-09-21 12:17
#32
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Finland 5way
NiKo_1_ Major_final_allu_2_major_finals
2020-09-21 12:48
Hope in we’re gonna go find out who asked Edit: Have a good day!
2020-09-21 13:36
#51
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Finland viikeri
Maybe nobody did, but that doesn’t detract anything from his point. Edit: Have a good day!
2020-09-21 15:32
Will you find any other proper answer to my replies without copying mine? Before you ask for any proof: #50 was wrote at 08:31 while #51 was wrote 1 minute after, coincidence? I don’t think so. Edit: Have a good day!
2020-09-21 15:36
#53
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Finland viikeri
i just wanted to show u that ur "Hope in we’re gonna go find out who asked" argument earlier to #32 was bullshit. Also i think that Ence's #2 ranking was the biggest achievement in Finnish cs so you should find some proper arguments before you comment in here. dog Edit: Have a shitty day!
2020-09-21 15:40
Fact =/= Opinion And Mind your tone... think before you type... Edit: Have a good day!
2020-09-21 15:44
#49
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Finland viikeri
Hope in we’re gonna go find out who asked Edit: Have a good day!
2020-09-21 15:21
Maybe nobody did, but that doesn’t detract anything from my point. Edit: Have a good day!
2020-09-21 15:31
better than Heroic
2020-09-21 14:15
#43
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Europe H1P_STER
Flair ahahhah
2020-09-21 14:23
nice teams
2020-09-21 11:51
#3
RpK | 
France pol44r
T1 +T2/T3 mix
2020-09-21 11:52
yes ence t1 + 7 random newfag t2 teams. maybe get vitallty and g2 for last 2 spot too for more t2 rep
2020-09-21 11:55
Signed up 2020-09-18 calls people newfag OK
2020-09-21 11:58
#35
RpK | 
France pol44r
lmfaoooo
2020-09-21 13:28
XD expectet from jerman signed 3 yr ago and are bug clan fan xDD
2020-09-22 06:36
ez4ence
2020-09-21 11:51
#5
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Sweden quacke
Dignitas? Please?
2020-09-21 11:51
would be good
2020-09-21 13:59
#39
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Sweden quacke
They did good in the last one. Hope to see them again with new players.
2020-09-21 13:59
+c0ntact
2020-09-21 11:54
+1 good team for these kind of qualifiers imo. however im not sure but the next blast might overlap with flashpoint 2? so then it wouldnt be smart for them to compete in this qualifier anyway
2020-09-21 11:57
#7
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Bulgaria cuddleslut
good news
2020-09-21 11:54
LET'S GO LIONS
2020-09-21 11:55
Ez4ence
2020-09-21 11:55
nordic teams godsent yes
2020-09-21 11:56
#20
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
"Eight Nordic teams will fight in the second Elisa Invitational" Godsent CEO: Ludwig Sandgren & Henrik Denebrandt Co-owner: Pronax Nordic players & coach: Farlig, Zehn, DevilWalk Location of org: Sweden Yes, it is a Nordic team and 3/6 people comes from Nordic countries.
2020-09-21 12:05
#21
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Denmark Ulver
+1, might as well add complexity.
2020-09-21 12:05
#30
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Slovakia Daev0n
Oh yes, complexity, the nordic organization.
2020-09-21 12:26
nah col are texas based, godsent is based in sweden
2020-09-21 12:27
#37
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Denmark Ulver
I know, the org. shouldn't matter but the nationality of the lineup should.
2020-09-21 13:43
well godsent has a finnish dude, a danish dude and a swedish coach sooo
2020-09-25 14:30
#68
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Denmark Ulver
I don't think the coach should matter either. Sooo :)
2020-09-25 16:42
Ez 4 God allu !
2020-09-21 11:58
And again no possibility for BIG to qualify for a blast event. Fuck blast
2020-09-21 11:59
everyone knows blast is a joke, this tournament series can't be taken seriously
2020-09-21 12:08
But those events are important for hltv ranking and reputation
2020-09-21 12:11
yeah shit like blast shouldn't have much affect on rankings, it's stupid. ridiculous invite policy, bad tournament format and setting. in my mind i always exclude this shit from rankings.
2020-09-21 12:13
+1
2020-09-21 12:14
#62
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Portugal eilzinho
Blast showdown will have 8 teams: 4 Blast partner teams 2 invited 2 from qualifiers (1 from this nordic qualifier, another from TBA qualifier) Still potentially 3 spots available for them
2020-09-21 17:47
Will only be teams with nordic players as usual afaik
2020-09-21 18:16
ez 4 x6
2020-09-21 12:14
x6 have one tap league same days i think
2020-09-21 15:08
#33
cadiaN | 
Estonia E$t0
heroic stomps everyone
2020-09-21 12:59
They should just invite HAVU directly, that "Elisa Championship" qualifier is just waste of time
2020-09-21 14:08
+1 and it gives other finnish teams a chance to prove themselves
2020-09-21 14:32
#45
ZOREE | 
Finland ossib
EZ4HAVU
2020-09-21 14:35
ENCE will win again lul
2020-09-21 14:58
#47
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Portugal eilzinho
Who cares, true CS:GO fans want an Iberian Qualifier
2020-09-21 15:00
EZ4ENCE
2020-09-21 15:41
Ez heroic or dogsent
2020-09-21 15:45
MAD Lions will win it.
2020-09-21 16:06
Nordic rocks!
2020-09-21 16:33
Should be: Elsa Jean Invitational
2020-09-21 17:40
Elisa Kreygasm
2020-09-21 22:17
#65
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Brazil Gunzel
ez for Elisa Championship
2020-09-21 22:22
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