Elisa Invitational groups and schedule announced

The groups have been drawn for Elisa Invitational, the Nordic tournament with a spot at BLAST Premier Fall Showdown on offer.

Eight teams will face off on October 26 - November 1 during the second Elisa Invitational, where the likes of Heroic, ENCE, MAD Lions and GODSENT will fight to emerge victorious and earn a ticket to the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.

The Elisa Invitational will feature a GSL group stage followed by a single-elimination playoff bracket for the top four seeds, with the opening round and winners' matches of the group stage to be played on a single map before giving way to best-of-three series for the remainder of the event.

Heroic will fight to reach BLAST Premier through the Elisa Invitational

The highest ranked team in the tournament, Heroic, will headline Group A, where the other two invites went to GODSENT and the renewed Dignitas, who now have Haris "⁠H4RR3⁠" Hadzic and Ludvig "⁠HEAP⁠" Alonso on the roster, while HAVU earned the last spot through Finnish qualifier.

Group B has ENCE and MAD Lions as the strongest contenders for the two playoff spots according to their No. 20 and No. 25 spots in the world ranking, respectively, but they will have to go through Apeks and the winners of the Dust2.dk League Cup, AGF, if they wish to secure passage to the semi-finals.

The Elisa Invitational schedule is:

Monday, October 26

11:30 - Denmark Heroic vs. Sweden Dignitas (BO1)
13:00 - Europe GODSENT vs. Finland HAVU (BO1)
14:30 - Group A winners' match (BO1)

Tuesday, October 27

11:30 - Finland ENCE vs. Norway Apeks (BO1)
13:00 - Denmark MAD Lions vs. Denmark AGF (BO1)
14:30 - Group B winners' match (BO1)

Wednesday, October 28

10:00 - Group A elimination match (BO3)
13:00 - Group B elimination match (BO3)

Thursday, October 29

10:00 - Group A decider match (BO3)
13:00 - Group B decider match (BO3)

Sunday, November 1

11:00 - Semi-final #1 (BO3)
14:00 - Semi-final #2 (BO3)
19:00 - Grand Final (BO3)

Norway Haris 'H4RR3' Hadzic
Haris 'H4RR3' Hadzic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
406
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Sweden Ludvig 'HEAP' Alonso
Ludvig 'HEAP' Alonso
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
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#1
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Germany Germania
Very nice. Not gonna watch.
2020-10-16 14:07
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
nice
2020-10-16 14:07
Expected
2020-10-16 14:07
#4
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Poland PawelsSSS
Expected.
2020-10-16 14:07
who cars
2020-10-16 14:08
#6
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Germany I_car
I car
2020-10-16 14:08
why r u here then? :DDDDD
2020-10-16 14:24
#25
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Finland R3L1C
+1 so fucking much
2020-10-16 15:04
#7
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Sweden quacke
Dignitas first outing! This is gonna be exciting to see!
2020-10-16 14:09
#8
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Czech Republic VetriX_
should be easy for godsent
2020-10-16 14:12
North?????????????????
2020-10-16 14:13
#10
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Finland eenton
wut
2020-10-16 14:16
the top 24 on hltv ranking we're not invited wtf
2020-10-16 14:17
+1 north > ence
2020-10-16 21:42
they wanted to invite teams that can compete
2020-10-16 18:14
puttin AGF that is north academy
2020-10-16 18:14
says alot. even the org doesnt have hope for the main north lineup so they offer their academy.
2020-10-16 18:15
i don't think so, north is a consistent top 25~30 team
2020-10-16 18:22
so is forze and they are trash. you are trolling.
2020-10-16 18:27
wtf?
2020-10-16 18:29
fuck no ence-havu
2020-10-16 14:16
It could happen in playoffs
2020-10-16 14:26
Ence in playoffs? I don't think so
2020-10-16 15:59
#44
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Finland Pegull
This xdd
2020-10-16 19:28
#47
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United Kingdom novaseer
havu in playoffs is also quite unlikely tbh
2020-10-16 22:19
I want to genuinely know why Dignitas keeps getting invites? they have been a consistent failure, f0rest is a god like always but seems unfair they dont have to go into a qualifier and get a free pass every tourney while other more deserving teams miss out
2020-10-16 14:17
#36
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Finland Pitsa31
Probably marketing move since they bring little bit more audience
2020-10-16 17:35
probably bc they did well in the last Elisa invitational?? They 2-0 both Heroic and North
2020-10-17 04:08
Havu gonna win this
2020-10-16 14:29
Idk how apeks and dignitas got invited to this.
2020-10-16 14:31
#19
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Denmark Vqwerty03
Lets go AGF
2020-10-16 14:31
#20
shAy | 
Denmark pdxm
should be ez for Heroic
2020-10-16 14:32
#21
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Yugoslavia RiggedShit
wtf these groups xD
2020-10-16 14:35
#22
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Germany hswe_jk
why no fnatic =( they need BLAST spot
2020-10-16 14:38
Apeks and Dignitas. Norwegians will watch this.
2020-10-16 14:56
Group A - Dignitas and Heroic. Group B - MAD Lions and AGF.
2020-10-16 15:02
0/8
2020-10-16 15:18
#29
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Denmark ghostan11
He is retarded
2020-10-16 15:21
Why the hell would you think this is a bait?
2020-10-16 15:41
EZ 4 ENCE
2020-10-16 15:17
Heroic playing against bots
2020-10-16 15:19
Where is LDLC???
2020-10-16 15:36
#37
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Finland Pitsa31
Nordic teams...
2020-10-16 17:36
Heroic ez blast spot
2020-10-16 15:58
someone really wants ENCE to qualify group stage
2020-10-16 17:04
ENCE or Heroic win this camp
2020-10-16 17:08
Ez for agf whoever that is
2020-10-16 19:55
wtf is this tournament? #2 team in the world plus 7 random tier 3-4 shitter teams?
2020-10-17 01:39
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