World-Class Counter-Strike

12 teams

Espoo Metro Arena


16. – 20.11.2022

Espoo is Esports

We’re bringing World-Class Counter-Strike to Espoo, the new Esports Capital of Finland. The Elisa Masters Espoo ’22 tournament will feature 12 distinguished teams from around the world who will compete for a $200,000 prize pool, a new record for the largest esports event in Finland. The tournament will be held in the Espoo Metro Arena, right in the Heart of Espoo. Get tickets now and join us on the rafters or get yourself a seat on the floor, right next to where the action is happening!

Studio Phase

16. – 17.11.2022

  • group 12 teams, 8 invited & 4 qualified
  • smart_display Live on Elisa Esports’ Twitch
  • mouse Played in a Closed Studio Environment

Arena Phase

18. – 20.11.2022

  • group 6 teams
  • smart_display Live at Espoo Metro Arena and on Twitch
  • mouse In front of live audience at Espoo Metro Arena


Local Time (EET)Friday 18.11.Saturday 19.11.Sunday 20.11.
13:00Doors open
14:00Doors openDoors openElisa Open Suomi Final
16:30Quarter Finals #1Semi Finals #1
19:00Grand Finals
20:00Quarter Finals #2Semi Finals #2

The venue closes every day after the last match has finished. All matches are in the Best-of-3 format. The schedule is subject to change without notice.

From Espoo to Katowice

The Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Trophy. Photo: ESL

At Elisa Esports, we strive to grow the national industry and create opportunities for teams and players to soar higher than ever, so we have partnered with ESL to take this to the next level. In addition to the $200,000 prize pool, the winning team will receive a slot in the Play-In Stage of the Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice 2023. Come and cheer for your favorites to win a trip to Katowice and be part of their journey toward one of the most prestigious tournament there is. Winning a LAN tournament in Finland has never been this critical for top-tier teams!

Road to Espoo

8 World-Class Invitees









4 Elisa Invitational Adversaries





Espoo, the New Capital of Esports in Finland

The tournament will be held at Espoo Metro Arena, in the vibrant city of Espoo, the first city in Finland to employ an esports coordinator for the city itself. Espoo is aligning itself to become the Esports Capital of Finland, and we want to be part of it by bringing the greatest teams to its doorstep. The City of Espoo recognizes the importance and potential of esports as an essential piece of the community. It sees esports as a factor that can drive the city’s development and its constituents forward.

“Esports and gaming is a large international phenomena which provides a path for young people to grow into highly skilled individuals both in personal and work life. Espoo wants to be in the forefront of growing digital culture and business.”

Mervi Heinaro, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Sports and Culture, City of Espoo

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I’m Press or Media, how can I attend the event?


You can fill the Accreditation Form here!

What is the age limit of the event?


The age limit of the event is 16 years old. Participants within ages 13-15 can attend with a guardian that is at least 18 years of age.

What is the schedule of the event?


The Arena Stage will be held from 18. – 20.11.2022. Stay tuned for more information.

In what language is the event casted in the arena?


The casting language in the arena will be English.

Where can I buy tickets to the event?


The event has concluded.

Which teams are attending the event?


All teams have been announced! You can find them on this website.

How can I watch the event if I can’t attend?


You can watch the event on our Twitch channels!



Can I buy alcohol beverages at the event?


Alcoholic beverages can be bought at bars around the venue by people over the age of 18. Alcoholic beverages can only be brought to your seats with the Drinking Seats Ticket.

I want to work with Elisa Esports!


Great to hear! You can check out the Volunteer Application for Elisa Masters Espoo ’22 here! You can also contact us via email at

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