Schade Halt -team disqualified from Elisa Invitational tournament

As a tournament operator, we take integrity concerns very seriously as we continue to build and develop our tournament circuit in CS:GO. Elisa Esports has been informed about suspicious behavior in two of its matches Schade Halt vs 00 Prospects that was played on 23.8.2022 and Schade Halt vs Yodagus that was played on 29.8.2022. Both matches were shown at twitch.tv/elisaesports. The suspicion was reported by a trusted third-party integrity partner.

The suspicion indicates that two match outcomes were manipulated by one competing team, Schade Halt. This is against our competition policies and thereby the matching team has been disqualified for all Elisa Invitational matches.

The suspicion has been reported to the Finnish authorities who will be in charge of the further actions regarding the case.

We are also sharing the information provided to us with other tournament operators and ESIC.


Media questions:

Elisa Mediadesk, mediadesk@elisa.fi +35850 305 1605

Elisa Invitational Fall 2022 Contenders Stage starts next Monday, August 15th. From 16 Contender teams, only the top 8 will continue to the Main Stage. 

After Open and Closed Qualifier Matches, we’ve now all the Contenders Stage teams ready to roll on next Monday. 

From these 16 teams, the top 8 will advance to the next phase of the tournament, the Main Stage, where the Invite teams are already waiting. From the Main Stage, the top 8 teams will get into the Elisa Invitational Fall 2022 Playoffs.

TEAMS

Here are the Contenders Stage teams:

  • KOVA
  • JANO
  • Into The Breach
  • schadE halt
  • B8
  • 777 Esports
  • hotspurs (Snowfall)
  • PROSPECTS
  • SKADE X
  • SASHI Esport
  • yodagus
  • Tricked
  • EYEBALLERS
  • MASONIC 
  • EC Kyiv
  • ECLOT

16 teams battle in the Contenders Stage (August 15th to September 8th).

SCHEDULE

Don’t miss the Contenders Stage schedule! The schedule will be updated weekly as the tournament proceeds forward.

Round 1 — 15.08. – 18.08.2022

Opening Round
15.08.2022 11.00 CEST
JANO vs. KOVA
Opening Round
15.08.2022 14.00 CEST
EYEBALLERS vs. SASHI Esport
Opening Round
16.08.2022 11.00 CEST
EC Kyiv vs. yodagus
Opening Round
16.08.2022 14.00 CEST
B8 vs. 777 Esports
Opening Round
17.08.2022 11.00 CEST
MASONIC vs. PROSPECTS
Opening Round
17.08.2022 14.00 CEST
ECLOT vs. SKADE X
Opening Round
18.08.2022 11.00 CEST
Tricked vs. schadE halt
Opening Round
18.08.2022 14.00 CEST
Into The Breach vs. hotspurs
Week 33

Round 2 — 22.08. – 25.08.2022

Low match
22.08.2022 11.00 CEST
SKADE X vs. yodagus
Low match
22.08.2022 14.00 CEST
hotspurs vs. 777 Esports
Low match
23.08.2022 11.00 CEST
KOVA vs. Sashi Esport
Low match
23.08.2022 14.00 CEST
PROSPECTS vs. schadE halt
High match
24.08.2022 11.00 CEST
EC Kyiv vs. ECLOT
High match
24.08.2022 14.00 CEST
Tricked vs. MASONIC
High match
25.08.2022 11.00 CEST
EYEBALLERS vs. JANO
High match
25.08.2022 14.00 CEST
B8 vs. Into The Breach
Week 34

Round 3 — 29.08. – 01.09.2022

Elimination match
29.08.2022 11.00 CEST
KOVA vs. 777 Esports
Elimination match
29.08.2022 14.00 CEST
yodagus vs. schadE halt
Mid match
30.08.2022 11.00 CEST
Hotspurs vs. ECLOT
Mid match
30.08.2022 14.00 CEST
PROSPECTS vs. Sashi Esport
Mid match
31.08.2022 11.00 CEST
Tricked vs. B8
Mid match
31.08.2022 14.00 CEST
SKADE X vs. JANO
High match
01.09.2022 11.00 CEST
EYEBALLERS vs. Into The Breach
High match
01.09.2022 14.00 CEST
EC Kyiv vs. MASONIC
Week 35

Round 4 — 05.09. – 07.09.2022

Elimination match
05.09.2022 11.00 CEST
JANO vs. ECLOT
Elimination match
05.09.2022 14.00 CEST
PROSPECTS vs. yodagus
High match
06.09.2022 11.00 CEST
Tricked vs. 777 Esports
High match
06.09.2022 14.00 CEST
Hotspurs vs. Sashi Esport
High match
07.09.2022 11.00 CEST
SKADE X vs. MASONIC
High match
07.09.2022 14.00 CEST
EYEBALLERS vs. B8
Week 36

Round 5 — 08.09.2022

High match
08.09.2022 11.00 CEST
PROSPECTS vs. ECLOT
High match
08.09.2022 14.00 CEST
Tricked vs. SKADE X
High match
08.09.2022 17.00 CEST
Hotspurs vs. B8
Week 36

Elisa Invitational CS:GO tournament series will continue with the Fall edition! Elisa Invitational Fall 2022 will be played between qualified teams and some of the most prestigious invite teams in the world. The tournament starts in the 15th of August.

The next Elisa Invitational season will be played from the 15th of August to the 19th of October 2022. Opening qualifiers will be played on the 9th of August, where 6 teams among 10 invites will get their spot in the Contenders stage. The invited teams will be announced closer to the event.

Teams will be competing for a total Prize Pool of $25,000 and 2 spots in the Elisa Masters Espoo ’22 event.

  • Format
    • Stage 1 – Qualifiers
      • European, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Qualifiers
      • Played on August 9th
      • Top 2 from each Qualifier secure a spot in Stage 2, Contenders Stage
      • Signups are open now!
    • Stage 2 – Contenders
      • August 15th – September 8th
      • Every week from Monday to Thursday
      • Swiss Group (Best-of-3) with 10 invite teams and 6 teams from the Open Qualifiers.
      • The top 8 teams will advance to Stage 3, Main Swiss
    • Stage 3 – Main Swiss
      • September 12th – October 13th
      • Every week from Monday to Thursday
      • Swiss Group (Best-of-3) with 8 invite teams and 8 teams from the Contenders
      • Top 8 teams will secure spots in Stage 4, the Playoffs
    • Stage 4 – Playoffs
      • October 17th – 19th
      • Single-Elimination Bracket with 4 rounds of play: Opening Matches, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, and Grand Finals
      • 12 teams in total; 8 teams in the Opening Matches from Main Swiss, 4 teams invited straight to the Quarter Finals
  • Prize pool
    • 1st: $12,500 + spot to the Elisa Masters Espoo ’22
    • 2nd: $3,500 + spot to the Elisa Masters Espoo ’22
    • 3-4th: $1,500
    • 5-8th: $1,000
    • 9-12th: $500
  • The tournament can be followed in English from Elisa Esports Twitch channel twitch.tv/elisaesports
  • The tournament can be followed in Finnish from Elisa Viihde Sport Twitch channel twitch.tv/elisaviihdesport
  • You can find more information about the tournament, as well as current esports news at elisaesports.fi
  • For the latest news regarding everything Elisa Esports, follow @elisaesports on Twitter and Instagram!

Elisa Invitational Spring 2022 – Playoffs Stage is set to begin next week, on the 28th of June! Here’s how you can catch up with all the content for the Elisa Invitational.

  • Where: Online
  • When: 28.6. – 2.7.2022
  • Teams: 12
  • Prize Pool: $50 000 + Winner will qualify to the Elisa Masters Espoo ’22
  • Where to watch: Twitch.tv

FORMAT

Playoffs Stage

  • Single-Elimination Bracket with 4 rounds of play: Opening Matches, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, and Grand Final
  • 12 teams total: 5 invited teams to the Quarter-Finals, 7 qualified from Main Swiss to Opening Round of Playoff Stage

TEAMS

  • Bad News Eagles – Invited to Quarter-Finals
  • Eternal Fire – Invited to Quarter-Finals
  • HEET – Invited to Quarter-Finals
  • Complexity – Invited to Quarter-Finals
  • SKADE – Invited, replaces Sprout who qualified from Main Swiss
  • ECSTATIC – Qualified from Main Swiss
  • Apeks – Qualified from Main Swiss
  • Finest – Qualified from Main Swiss
  • Enterprise – Qualified from Main Swiss
  • ex-MAD Lions – Qualified from Main Swiss
  • MASONIC – Qualified from Main Swiss
  • SINNERS – Qualified from Main Swiss

SCHEDULE

28.6. TUESDAY – Quarter-Finals

  • Opening Round 14:00 CEST – ECSTATIC vs. SINNERS (BO3)
  • Opening Round 17:00 CEST – SKADE vs. MASONIC (BO3)

29.6. WEDNESDAY – Quarter-Finals

  • Opening Round 14:00 CEST – Finest vs. Enterprise (BO3)
  • Opening Round 17:00 CEST – Apeks vs. ex-MAD Lions (BO3)

30.6. THURSDAY – Quarter-Finals

  • Quarter-Final 14:00 CEST – Bad News Eagles vs. Finest / Enterprise (BO3)
  • Quarter-Final 17:00 CEST – HEET vs. SKADE / MASONIC (BO3)

1.7. FRIDAY– Quarter-Finals

  • Quarter-Final 14:00 CEST – Eternal Fire vs. Apeks / ex-MAD Lions (BO3)
  • Quarter-Final 17:00 CEST – Complexity vs. ECSTATIC / SINNERS (BO3)

2.7. SATURDAY– Semi-Finals & Grand Final

  • Semi-Final 13:00 CEST – Semi-Final #1 (BO3)
  • Semi-Final 16:00 CEST – Semi-Final #2 (BO3)
  • Grand Final 20:00 CEST – Grand Final (BO3)

Follow our Twitter for results and a real-time schedule.

See you on Twitch!

Elisa Invitational Spring 2022 moves to second phase on next Monday. Find schedules and teams here!

Main Swiss starts next Monday, on the 23rd of May, as 8 teams have made their way through the Regional Swiss stage. Now they’ll meet 8 invited teams, and from the next 4 weeks, only the Top 8 teams will advance to the last phase of the Elisa Invitational Spring 2022 tournament – the Playoffs!

TEAMS

Here are the Main Swiss teams: 

  • Apeks
  • EC Kyiv
  • ECSTATIC
  • SAW
  • SINNERS
  • Sprout
  • BLUEJAYS
  • x-kom AGO
  • 777 Esports
  • BIG Academy
  • Enterprise
  • Into The Breach
  • KOVA
  • ex-MAD Lions
  • MASONIC
  • Tricked

16 teams battle in the Main Swiss (May 23rd to June 16th)

SCHEDULE

Don’t miss the Main Swiss Schedule! The schedule will be updated weekly as the tournament proceeds forward.

Round 1 — 23.5. – 26.5.2022

Opening round
23.5.2022 15.00 CEST
Sprout vs. Tricked
Opening round
23.5.2022 18.00 CEST
ECSTATIC vs. MASONIC
Opening round
24.5.2022 15.00 CEST
Apeks vs. Into The Breach
Opening round
24.5.2022 18.00 CEST
EC Kyiv vs. 777 Esports
Opening round
25.5.2022 15.00 CEST
BLUEJAYS vs. BIG Academy
Opening round
25.5.2022 18.00 CEST
SINNERS vs. ex-MAD Lions
Opening round
26.5.2022 15.00 CEST
x-kom AGO vs. Enterprise
Opening round
26.5.2022 18.00 CEST
SAW vs. KOVA

Round 2 — 30.5. – 2.6.2022

Low match
30.5.2022 15.00 CEST
Tricked vs. Into The Breach
Low match
30.5.2022 18.00 CEST
MASONIC vs. x-kom AGO
Low match
31.5.2022 15.00 CEST
777 Esports vs. SINNERS
Low match
31.5.2022 18.00 CEST
BIG Academy vs. KOVA
High match
1.6.2022 15.00 CEST
Enterprise vs. ECSTATIC
High match
1.6.2022 18.00 CEST
Finest vs. BLUEJAYS
High match
2.6.2022 15.00 CEST
ex-MAD Lions vs. EC Kyiv
High match
2.6.2022 18.00 CEST
Apeks vs. Sprout

Round 3 — 6.6. – 9.6.2022

Mid match
6.6.2022 18.00 CEST
Apeks vs. KOVA
Low match
7.6.2022 12.00 CEST
Into The Breach vs. x-kom AGO
Mid match
7.6.2022 15.00 CEST
SINNERS vs. Enterprise
High match
7.6.2022 18.00 CEST
Finest vs. Sprout
Mid match
8.6.2022 15.00 CEST
MASONIC vs. BLUEJAYS
Low match
9.6.2022 12.00 CEST
BIG Academy vs. 777 Esports
High match
8.6.2022 15.00 CEST
ex-MAD Lions vs. ECSTATIC
Mid match
8.6.2022 18.00 CEST
EC Kyiv vs. Tricked

Round 4 — 13.6. – 15.6.2022

Elimination match
13.6.2022 15.00 CEST
MASONIC vs. 777 Esports
Elimination match
13.6.2022 18.00 CEST
EC Kyiv vs. x-kom AGO
Elimination match
14.6.2022 18.00 CEST
SINNERS vs. KOVA
High match
14.6.2022 15.00 CEST
Apeks vs. BLUEJAYS
High match
15.6.2022 18.00 CEST
Enterprise vs. ex-MAD Lions
High match
15.6.2022 15.00 CEST
Finest vs. Tricked

Round 5 — 16.6.2022

Elimination match
16.6.2022 12.00 CEST
MASONIC vs. Tricked
Elimination match
16.6.2022 15.00 CEST
SINNERS vs. EC Kyiv
Elimination match
16.6.2022 18.00 CEST
ex-MAD Lions vs. BLUEJAYS

WHERE TO FOLLOW?

  • Elisa Invitational can be followed in English in Elisa Esports’ Twitch channel at twitch.tv/elisaesports and Finland’s matches in Finnish in Elisa Viihde Sport’s Twitch channel at twitch.tv/elisaviihdesport
  • You can find more information about the tournament, as well as current esports news at elisaesports.fi.
  • For the latest news regarding everything Elisa Esports, follow @elisaesports in Twitter and Instagram

Elisa Invitational Spring 2022 Contenders Stage starts next Monday, March 21st. From 16 Contender teams, only the top 8 will continue to the Main Stage. 

Prepare yourselves, Spring is coming! ?

After Open and Closed Qualifier Matches, we’ve now all the Contenders Stage teams ready to roll on next Monday. 

From these 16 teams, the top 8 will advance to the next phase of the tournament, the Main Stage, where the Invite teams are already waiting. From the Main Stage, the top 8 teams will get into the Elisa Invitational Spring 2022 Playoffs.

TEAMS

Here are the Contenders Stage teams:

  • Anonymo
  • Tricked
  • Into The Breach
  • BIG Omen Academy
  • Young Ninjas
  • 777 Esports
  • Astralis Talent
  • MAD Lions
  • Enterprise
  • Savage
  • KOVA
  • HELLSLAYERS
  • Lilmix
  • MASONIC 
  • DREAM
  • 00prospects

16 teams battle in the Contenders Stage (March 21st to April 14th).

SCHEDULE

Don’t miss the Contenders Stage schedule! The schedule will be updated weekly as the tournament proceeds forward.

Round 1 — 21.03. – 24.03.2022

Opening Round
21.03.2022 15.00 CET
Tricked vs. DREAM
Opening Round
21.03.2022 18.00 CET
Anonymo vs. Lilmix
Opening Round
22.03.2022 15.00 CET
Astralis Talent vs. MASONIC
Opening Round
22.03.2022 18.00 CET
MAD Lions vs. HELLSLAYERS
Opening Round
23.03.2022 15.00 CET
777 Esports vs. KOVA
Opening Round
23.03.2022 18.00 CET
Enterprise vs. BIG Omen Academy
Opening Round
24.03.2022 15.00 CET
Into The Breach vs. Savage
Opening Round
24.03.2022 18.00 CET
Young Ninjas vs. 00prospects
Week 12

Round 2 — 28.03. – 31.03.2022

Low match
28.03.2022 15.00 CEST
00prospects vs. Savage
Low match
28.03.2022 18.00 CEST
DREAM vs. Enterprise
Low match
29.03.2022 15.00 CEST
Astralis Talent vs. KOVA
Low match
29.03.2022 18.00 CEST
MAD Lions vs. Lilmix
High match
30.03.2022 15.00 CEST
Anonymo vs. Tricked
High match
30.03.2022 18.00 CEST
BIG Omen Academy vs. HELLSLAYERS
High match
31.03.2022 15.00 CEST
777 Esports vs. MASONIC
High match
31.03.2022 18.00 CEST
Into The Breach vs. Young Ninjas
Week 13

Round 3 — 04.04. – 07.04.2022

Elimination match
04.04.2022 15.00 CEST
MAD Lions vs. Savage
Low match
07.04.2022 12.00 CEST
Astralis Talent vs. Enterprise
Low match
05.04.2022 15.00 CEST
BIG Omen Academy vs. 00prospects
Low match
05.04.2022 18.00 CEST
Young Ninjas vs. DREAM
High match
06.04.2022 15.00 CEST
Anonymo vs. KOVA
High match
06.04.2022 18.00 CEST
MASONIC vs. Lilmix
High match
07.04.2022 15.00 CEST
Into The Breach vs. Tricked
High match
07.04.2022 18.00 CEST
777 Esports vs. HELLSLAYERS
Week 14

Round 4 — 11.04. – 13.04.2022

Elimination match
11.04.2022 15.00 CEST
Anonymo vs. 00prospects
Elimination match
11.04.2022 18.00 CEST
Enterprise vs. Lilmix
Elimination match
12.04.2022 15.00 CEST
MAD Lions vs. DREAM
High match
12.04.2022 18.00 CEST
MASONIC vs. Young Ninjas
High match
13.04.2022 15.00 CEST
Into The Breach vs. HELLSLAYERS
High match
13.04.2022 18.00 CEST
BIG Omen Academy vs. KOVA
Week 15

Round 5 — 14.04.2022

Elimination match
14.04.2022 12.00 CEST
MAD Lions vs. 00prospects
Elimination match
14.04.2022 15.00 CEST
HELLSLAYERS vs. KOVA
Elimination match
14.04.2022 18.00 CEST
Young Ninjas vs. Enterprise
Week 15

Spring season is here!

As the world moves towards post-covid time, we here at Elisa Esports are also looking towards new ways of bringing you exciting content and tournaments. We are all eager to see our beloved players competing in live tournaments and as the year progresses, we are starting to prepare our own LAN events in the near future.

Regionals is now Contenders

As we have developed our product, we have noticed that our previous name for the tournament, “Regionals”, isn’t as descriptive as we would want it to be. We feel that Contenders gives a better picture of our competing teams that are rising through the ranks of numerous CS:GO teams. We want to position ourselves as a tournament organizer that offers a clear path towards the top of the ranks.

Elisa Invitational Spring 2022 Contenders

The upcoming season is just behind the corner! As our final teams are going through our qualifiers and invite process’, we hope to see you all on our broadcasts starting next week.

Contenders schedule

  • 21.3 – 24.3 – Round 1
  • 27.3. – 31.3. – Round 2
  • 4.4. – 7.4. – Round 3
  • 11.4 – 13.4 – Round 4
  • 14.4. – Round 5

Specific matches will be announced in the upcoming days.

Restructuring the prize pool distribution

Another thing we want to address is our prize pool distribution. Currently our tournament circuit has revolved around online-events due to current pandemic. As we move closer towards more open world, we have started to prepare ourselves for bigger LAN events. We want our online tournaments to work as a road towards the end of the year, where we can gather together in person to celebrate high level Counter-Strike.

For this we have done the following changes to our prize pools:

  • Elisa Invitational Spring 2022 – $50,000 + Invite to 2022 Finals
  • Elisa Invitational Fall 2022 – $50,000 + Invite to 2022 Finals

Stay tuned for the announcement of our Contender Teams in the upcoming days.

Ps. 2022 Finals will be the biggest production by Elisa Esports so far. We are eager to tell you more as soon as possible!

Elisa Invitational Fall 2021 – Playoffs Stage is set to begin tomorrow, on the 3rd of March! Here’s how you can catch up with all the content for the Elisa Invitational.

  • Where: Online
  • When: 3. – 6.3.2022
  • Teams: 8
  • Prize Pool: $100 000

Viewers can catch all the action from the official Twitch Channels, linked below.

ENGLISH BROADCAST

FINNISH BROADCAST


FORMAT

Playoffs Stage

  • Single-Elimination Bracket with 4 rounds of play: Opening Matches (Played on 24th of February), Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, and Grand Final
  • 8 teams total: 4 Opening Match Winners, 4 teams invited directly to the Quarter-Finals

TEAMS

  • Copenhagen Flames – Invited to Quarter-Finals
  • ENCE – Invited to Quarter-Finals
  • HEET – Invited to Quarter-Finals
  • SKADE – Invited to Quarter-Finals
  • Dignitas –Playoffs Opening Match Winner
  • Entropiq – Playoffs Opening Match Winner
  • HAVU – Playoffs Opening Match Winner
  • Eternal Fire – Playoffs Opening Match Winner

SCHEDULE

3.3. THURSDAY – Quarter-Finals

  • Quarter-Final 12:00 CET – HEET vs. HAVU (BO3)
  • Quarter-Final 15:00 CET – CPH Flames vs. Dignitas (BO3)

4.3. FRIDAY – Quarter-Finals

  • Quarter-Final 12:00 CET – SKADE vs. Eternal Fire (BO3)
  • Quarter-Final 15:00 CET – ENCE vs. Entropiq (BO3)

5.3. SATURDAY – Semi-Finals

  • Semi-Final #1 12:00 CET – TBD (BO3)
  • Semi-Final #2 15:00 CET- TBD (BO3)

6.3. SUNDAY– Grand Final

  • Grand Final 12:00 CET – TBD (BO3)

Follow our Twitter for results and a real-time schedule.

See you on Twitch!

Elisa Esports ilmoitti aiemmin, että Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 -turnauksen loppuottelut pelataan LanTrek 2022 -tapahtumassa Tampereen Messu- ja Urheilukeskuksessa maaliskuun alussa. Valitettavasti jouduimme tekemään vaikean, mutta huolellisesti harkitun päätöksen; Loppuottelut siirretään verkkoon.

Toivoimme saavamme pelaajat liveyleisön eteen pitkän tauon jälkeen, mutta koronan uusien varianttien vuoksi ei ole vastuullista tuoda kansainvälisiä joukkueita yleisötäytteiseen tapahtumaan kesken kiireisen turnauskauden. Päätöstä tukee karanteeneihin ja matkustusrajoituksiin liittyvä epävarmuus.

Meille tärkeintä on Elisa Esports -tiimin, joukkueiden ja katsojien turvallisuuden takaaminen.

Tästä vaikeasta päätöksestä huolimatta tuomme verkkoon maailmanluokan turnauksen upeilla huippujoukkueilla! Aikaisemmissa Elisa Invitational -loppuotteluissa on nähty maailman kovimpia joukkueita, kuten ENCE, Fnatic, FURIA, Dignitas ja Heroic.

Mahdollisista turnausta koskevista muutoksista tiedotetaan tulevien viikkojen aikana.

Elisa Esports announced earlier that the Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 Playoffs would be played at the LanTrek 2022 event at Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre in early March. Unfortunately, we had to make a difficult but carefully considered decision; The Playoffs will be moved online.

We were hoping to get the players in front of the live audience after a long break, but due to the new variants of COVID-19, it is not responsible to bring international teams abroad during a busy tournament season. The decision is supported by the uncertainty surrounding quarantines and travel restrictions.

The most important thing for us is to guarantee the safety of the Elisa Esports crew, teams and spectators.

Despite this hard decision, we will bring a world-class tournament with amazing top teams online! Previous Elisa Invitational Playoffs have seen some of the world’s toughest teams, such as ENCE, Fnatic, FURIA, Dignitas and Heroic.

Any possible changes to the tournament will be announced in the coming weeks.

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