Elisa announces invites for Invitational Summer Swiss stage; map pool to feature Ancient

HAVU, SKADE, and ENCE are among the eight teams confirmed for the $100,000 tournament in June, which will introduce a new map into competition.

The eight squads invited to the Swiss stage of the Elisa Invitational Summer have been announced by the tournament organizer. Alongside the aforementioned trio, CIS sides EPG Family and forZe, as well as Endpoint, SAW, and Tricked made the cut.

The action in the Swiss stage kicks off on June 3 and will feature the new competitive map pool, where Train is replaced by Ancient. With the main Swiss stage of the event a month away, it remains to be seen if Elisa Invitational Summer will be the first tournament to incorporate Ancient in competitive play.

ENCE are looking to leave a mark after missing out on Flashpoint 3

Elisa Invitational Summer 2021 utilizes a format similar to Spring Sweet Spring cups, with a regional stage leading into the main stage, and the event concluded with single-elimination playoffs. A partnership between Spring Sweet Spring organizers Relog Media, Elisa Esports, and FunSpark ULTI was unveiled in April, creating a $2.7M event circuit that will culminate with an Elisa Champion of Champions tournament in 2022.

The team list for the main Swiss stage of Elisa Invitational Summer 2021 looks as follows:

Finland HAVU
Europe ENCE
Russia forZe
United Kingdom Endpoint
Europe Regional stage
Europe Regional stage
Europe Regional stage
Europe Regional stage
Bulgaria SKADE
Russia EPG Family
Portugal SAW
Denmark Tricked
Europe Regional stage
Europe Regional stage
Europe Regional stage
Europe Regional stage

The 16 teams competing in the Regionals stage, kicking off on May 6 with Train still in the map pool, have also been unveiled, with Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist's GORILLAZ and Alexandre "⁠bodyy⁠" Pianaro's DBL PONEY featuring on the list:

Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1737
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
nice HAVUJA KOVANA EZ4ENCE
2021-05-05 12:26
9 replies
bubububut you forgot GORILLAZ :((((((((
2021-05-05 12:28
3 replies
#13
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Finland Cucumber))
i literally read the article and forgot to write about this noob team i mean EZ4GORILLAZ
2021-05-05 12:30
#19
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Finland Temathael
Go Go Gorillaz!
2021-05-05 12:38
1 reply
#FeelGoodForGorillaz!
2021-05-05 16:55
#55
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Czech Republic BlastTM
EZ4ENCE & HAVUJA
2021-05-05 17:35
#69
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Czech Republic Noxar
Who is Elisa? Anyone got phone number?
2021-05-05 20:57
3 replies
#70
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Finland Cucumber))
😳😳😳 sorry don't have her number
2021-05-05 21:00
i will pm it to you
2021-05-07 07:19
1 reply
#80
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Czech Republic Noxar
I'm waiting
2021-05-07 19:32
F TRAIN ;-;
2021-05-05 12:26
#3
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Germany Valerian
Very Nice!
2021-05-05 12:26
#4
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Turkmenistan MilkEnjoyer
ancient :0
2021-05-05 12:26
2 replies
Endpoint 🤝 Ancient
2021-05-05 12:27
ancient no challenge for GOD MiGHTYMAX
2021-05-05 15:58
First ancient game???
2021-05-05 12:27
2 replies
#41
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Portugal foozito
read it again ahahah
2021-05-05 14:53
1 reply
Other lower tier tournament could have the first ancient game...
2021-05-05 16:10
Go SAW
2021-05-05 12:27
+Ancient is good but -Train is ... fuck volvo
2021-05-05 12:27
#11
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Denmark Vespurr
+ancient letsgo
2021-05-05 12:29
Insta-banned map OMEGALUL
2021-05-05 12:29
no sinners no party
2021-05-05 12:32
3 replies
#38
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Czech Republic LoGaS01
true :(
2021-05-05 14:22
They must have declined the invite? No way they did not get one
2021-05-05 19:04
1 reply
probably, they have lot of matches
2021-05-05 19:54
2.7 dollar circuit lmao
2021-05-05 12:34
3 replies
EZ 1 dollar for flusha.
2021-05-05 12:39
2 replies
#66
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Sweden Nappev
Tax took the pension mens
2021-05-05 20:09
1 reply
flusha power so strong that he doesn't pay taxes 😎
2021-05-05 22:32
#21
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Portugal Hmikas
Let's go sAw! #sAwtouadar
2021-05-05 12:40
#22
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United Kingdom tomtom94
Guessing first tournament with Ancient in the pool will be Spring Sweet Spring 2 Regionals
2021-05-05 12:41
4 replies
#28
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Slovakia xaboff
I think it will be Elisa Summer Regionals, as they're starting tommorrow
2021-05-05 13:06
3 replies
#29
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United Kingdom tomtom94
nah article says they will still have Train which makes sense given teams will have had like two days to pracc Ancient
2021-05-05 13:15
2 replies
#30
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Slovakia xaboff
Oh shit, mb didn't notice that... makes sense on one hand, but switching the map pool inbetween stages of a tournaments also doesn't seem like the best idea
2021-05-05 13:18
1 reply
+1
2021-05-05 13:36
Nice!
2021-05-05 12:44
I still can't understand why does ENCE keep getting invited, their form has been just embarrasing in the last months
2021-05-05 12:45
4 replies
#EZ4ENCE
2021-05-05 13:40
Idk Elisa is finnish teleoperator so that explains this invite, but not those others
2021-05-05 15:40
#48
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Finland Temathael
Past month, not that long since epl. I guess it's only about the world ranking and a recognizable org name tbh, that's why the invites despite the bad performance lately.
2021-05-05 16:14
#54
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Finland skaril
They need to go back to bootcamping that was when they were winning
2021-05-05 17:32
Easy for Endpoint in Ancient
2021-05-05 12:47
#26
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Poland Berbe123
no PL teams ?
2021-05-05 12:51
1 reply
#39
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Poland seba0333
maybe because Fantasy Expo event will be in time of Elisa, if not then nobody cares about polish cs now :(
2021-05-05 14:36
insta ban ancient xD
2021-05-05 12:54
#31
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Czech Republic f0resticek
WHERE IS SINNERS? :/
2021-05-05 13:19
Where is DIG?
2021-05-05 13:23
1 reply
It is time for DIG to stop playing this kind of Tier 3 tournaments and starts to go for the real ones.
2021-05-05 15:56
If it features Ancient, why isn't it visible in the map pool then? smh hltv
2021-05-05 13:25
1 reply
#75
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Portugal EddyParera
It's still Train tho...
2021-05-06 05:28
EZ FOR NAVI JUNIOR AND GOAT MONESY
2021-05-05 13:32
ForZe let’s go!!
2021-05-05 14:04
Ez4 Epg Family
2021-05-05 15:03
Where are Sinners? They are so good and they should have been invited
2021-05-05 15:17
#49
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
Easy for orgless gods
2021-05-05 16:29
It still shows train on the tournament page. Jonathan E, take care of that
2021-05-05 16:38
2 replies
What's cool is that it is already added! if you select the image and go into inspect element, you can change the name to ancient.jpg instead of whatever map you selected and it will show you the image.
2021-05-05 18:16
#76
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Portugal EddyParera
Because they will keep Train for the regionals of this tournament...
2021-05-06 05:32
#56
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Germany Querdenker
interesting
2021-05-05 17:45
cant wait to see games on ancient))
2021-05-05 18:15
Cannot wait to not see a game on ancient
2021-05-05 18:29
100k tournaments where havu is the highest ranked? This should be max 50k
2021-05-05 19:06
New rules - teams can play the regionals with 4 or 5 players, as half of the teams are with 4
2021-05-05 19:26
#64
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Hungary szia
I think parts of ancient are too narrow to play well
2021-05-05 19:54
#67
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Poland SebL
Should be easy for SKADE. GL to all the teams.
2021-05-05 20:25
#68
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United States xiquo
Pog
2021-05-05 20:49
Perma ban Ancient for every team i bet xddd
2021-05-06 02:42
#77
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Finland teukkjs
GO RILLAZ!
2021-05-06 16:50
#78
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Europe Ufasas
yeaaaah finally old shit replaced, next: Mirage replacement please, so idiots cannot youtube "how to win mirage 99% of time"
2021-05-06 17:01
All team will instaban Ancient lol
2021-05-08 01:00
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