Elisa Masters Espoo ’22 Viewer’s Guide
Elisa Masters Espoo ’22 starts tomorrow!
Elisa Masters Espoo ‘22 is the biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament in Finnish history. The tournament gathers together World-Class teams to fight for the prize pool of $200,000 and a spot in the Play-In Stage of the prestigious Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice 2023, which is one of the biggest events in esports.
Here is everything you need to know about the event.
With Finnish roots, ENCE’s European roster has played in multiple Elisa Invitational tournaments. Bringing the beloved team to Espoo in front of Finnish fans is something we can’t wait for!
Founded in 2017, the Germany-based organization BIG are a known name in the global esports scene. The team has taken part in many Major tournaments, and this year they secured 3-4th place in IEM Dallas, taking home $20,000 in prize money.
German-based Sprout is already familiar to us from Elisa Invitational and IEM Rio. In Rio they showed how strong their form can be, and Elisa Masters Espoo ‘22 is a great chance for them to show again how talented they are.
Fnatic was the first organization to win three Majors: DreamHack Winter 2013, ESL One: Katowice 2015 and ESL One: Cologne 2015. The orange-black colors are well known in the esports scene, with multiple legends that have played under their name. Even one of our talents, Jonatan “Devilwalk” Lundberg, has previously played in the team.
Complexity has been a part of esports for a long time, building a remarkable legacy. Complexity, currently holding #18 in the world rankings, has players from the US, Canada, Norway, and South Africa. We can’t wait to see them play in Espoo!
A few years back, the Danish star Astralis was feared by everyone, as they won basically every tournament they competed in. We are excited to have the legendary Danish team here in Espoo. We know Astralis office is full of trophies, but surely it fits the brightest souvenir from Elisa Masters Espoo ’22!
Bringing Finnish teams to the spotlight has always been important to us. HAVU has been a familiar face in the Finnish esports scene ever since its founding in 2017, and they’re coming to Elisa Masters Espoo ’22 to show the home crowd what they’re made of.
Bad News Eagles
Everyone who has followed CS:GO even a bit has surely seen and heard how hard Bad News Eagles fans root for them, and they have proven how much talent they have in this team. Bad News Eagles played in IEM Rio Major and they have shown that they belong in the top-tier events!
ELISA INVITATIONAL ADVERSARIES
The first qualified team for Elisa Masters Espoo ‘22 came through Elisa Invitational Spring 2022. Fielding a French roster, the rather new Belgian organization is ready to show how HEETED games can get.
GamerLegion is one of the two teams that secured their spot from the Elisa Invitational Fall 2022. The European team qualified by winning ex-Finest in the tournament’s Semi Finals, but fell to SAW in the Grand Finals.
SAW qualified to Elisa Masters Espoo ’22 by winning against TYLOO in the Semi Finals of the Elisa Invitational Fall 2022. The Portuguese team won against ex-Finest in the Grand Finals, cashing in $12,500.
The Bulgarian powerhouse Team 500, previously known as SKADE, won two Elisa Invitational tournaments last year. Qualifying to the event with those merits, Elisa Masters Espoo ‘22 will be the first LAN event for the team under the new name.
As we have amazing teams and partners, we also need amazing talents. Many of these names are familiar from S-tier events such as Major tournaments and ESL Pro Leagues, and we are so happy to bring them to Espoo!
Elisa Masters Espoo ’22 Studio Phase will be played from the 16th to the 17th of November.
STUDIO PHASE TALENTS
In the Studio Phase the audience will be entertained by our stunning Caster Lineup:
Ryan “ReTr00” Bernard
Travis “TravCS” Landaw Mott
Teodor “Tedd” Borisov
Jack “Zerpherr” Kelly
William “AnThran” Chafee
Cole “xner” McHenry
ARENA PHASE TALENTS
On the Arena Phase, the crowd will be hosted on stage by Pala “Pala” Gilroy Sen, while Anastasija “Heccu” Tolmačeva will convey the players’ feelings to the audience through interviews.
Jonatan “Devilwalk” Lundberg and Halvor “vENdetta” Gulestøl will analyze the games and bring interesting insights with James Banks on hosting duty.
And for all the in-game action, Jamie “TheEternalJay” Martin and Joshua “Dweg” Nathan will keep you entertained with world-class casting!
|GROUP A||GROUP B|
|BIG||Bad News Eagles|
WEDNESDAY 16.11.2022 (STUDIO PHASE)
11:00 – BIG vs. HEET
12:30 – Sprout vs. HEET
14:00 – BIG vs. Sprout
15:30 – BIG vs. HAVU
17:00 – BIG vs. GamerLegion
18:30 – Sprout vs. HAVU
20:00 – Sprout vs. GamerLegion
11:00 – GamerLegion vs. HAVU
12:30 – ENCE vs. HAVU
14:00 – ENCE vs. GamerLegion
15:30 – GamerLegion vs. HEET
17:00 – ENCE vs. Sprout
18:30 – ENCE vs. HEET
20:00 – ENCE vs. BIG
20:00 – HEET vs. HAVU
THURSDAY 17.11.2022 (STUDIO PHASE)
11:00 – Bad News Eagles vs. SAW
12:30 – Astralis vs. SAW
14:00 – Bad News Eagles vs. Astralis
15:30 – Bad News Eagles vs. 500
17:00 – Bad News Eagles vs. Complexity
18:30 – Astralis vs. 500
20:00 – Astralis vs. Complexity
11:00 – Complexity vs. 500
12:30 – FNATIC vs. 500
14:00 – FNATIC vs. Complexity
15:30 – Complexity vs. SAW
17:00 – FNATIC vs. Astralis
18:30 – FNATIC vs. SAW
20:00 – FNATIC vs. Bad News Eagles
20:00 – SAW vs. 500
ELISA OPEN SUOMI SEASON 3 – GRAND FINAL
Finnish CS:GO is also represented at the event, when the Grand Final of the Elisa Open Suomi Season 3 is played on stage on Sunday. In the Grand Final, ENCE Academy and HAVU will face off for their shares of the Prize Pool of $10,000.