Elisa Invitational Winter 2023 Main Swiss Viewer’s Guide

Elisa Invitational Winter 2023 moves to the second phase on next Monday. Find the schedule and teams here!

Main Swiss starts next Monday, on the 6th of February, as 8 teams have made their way through the Contenders Stage. Now they’ll meet 8 invited teams, and from the next 5 weeks, only the Top 8 will advance to the last phase of the Elisa Invitational Winter 2023 tournament – the Playoffs!

TEAMS

  • HAVU (Invited from Elisa Open Suomi Season 3)
  • 500 (Invited)
  • 9INE (Invited)
  • Tricked (Invited)
  • Endpoint CeX (Invited)
  • Apeks (Invited)
  • Copenhagen Flames (Invited)
  • Illuminar (Invited)
  • IKLA (Qualified from Contenders Stage)
  • Monte (Qualified from Contenders Stage)
  • Partizan (Qualified from Contenders Stage)
  • GODSENT (Qualified from Contenders Stage)
  • Young Ninjas (Qualified from Contenders Stage)
  • BIG Academy (Qualified from Contenders Stage)
  • ECLOT (Qualified from Contenders Stage)
  • EYEBALLERS (Qualified from Contenders Stage)

SCHEDULE

The schedule will be updated weekly as the tournament proceeds forward.

Round 1 – 6.-9.2.2023 (BO3)

Opening Round
6.2.2023 11.00 CET
500 vs. EYEBALLERS
Opening Round
6.2.2023 14.00 CET
HAVU vs. Young Ninjas
Opening Round
7.2.2023 11.00 CET
Tricked vs. Monte
Opening Round
7.2.2023 14.00 CET
9INE vs. Partizan
Opening Round
8.2.2023 11.00 CET
Apeks vs. GODSENT
Opening Round
8.2.2023 14.00 CET
Illuminar vs. IKLA
Opening Round
9.2.2023 11.00 CET
Copenhagen Flames vs. ECLOT
Opening Round
9.2.2023 14.00 CET
Endpoint CeX vs. BIG Academy

Round 2 -13.-16.2.2023 (BO3)

Low Match
13.2.2023 11.00 CET
Low Match
13.2.2023 14.00 CET
Low Match
14.2.2023 11.00 CET
Low Match
14.2.2023 14.00 CET
High Match
15.2.2023 11.00 CET
High Match
15.2.2023 14.00 CET
High Match
16.2.2023 11.00 CET
High Match
16.2.2023 14.00 CET

Round 3 – 20.-23.2.2023 (BO3)

Low Match
20.2.2023 11.00 CET
Low Match
20.2.2023 14.00 CET
Mid Match
21.2.2023 11.00 CET
Mid Match
21.2.2023 14.00 CET
Mid Match
22.2.2023 11.00 CET
Mid Match
22.2.2023 14.00 CET
High Match
23.2.2023 11.00 CET
High Match
23.2.2023 14.00 CET

Round 4 – 27.2.-1.3.2023 (BO3)

Elimination Match
27.2.2023 11.00 CET
Elimination Match
27.2.2023 14.00 CET
Elimination Match
28.2.2023 11.00 CET
High Match
28.2.2023 14.00 CET
High Match
1.3.2023 11.00 CET
High Match
1.3.2023 14.00 CET

Round 5 – 2.3.2023 (BO3)

Elimination Match
2.3.2023 11.00 CET
Elimination Match
2.3.2023 14.00 CET
Elimination Match
2.3.2023 17.00 CET

Elisa Invitational Contenders Stage starts next Monday, January 16th with 12 invite teams and 4 teams from the Open Qualifiers. From these 16 teams only the top 8 will earn their place in the Main Stage.

All the games will be streamed on our Elisa Esports – Twitch channel. For the first two weeks of the Contenders Stage, Jack “Zerpherr” Kelly and Teodor “Tedd” Borisov will be casting the games!

TEAMS

  • ENCE Academy (From Elisa Open Suomi 3)
  • PGE Turow (From Europe Online Qualifier)
  • GTZ (From Europe Online Qualifier)
  • Enhanced (From Nordic Online Qualifier)
  • GODSENT (From Nordic Online Qualifier)
  • Monte (Invited)
  • IKLA (Invited)
  • PROSPECTS (Invited)
  • ECLOT (Invited)
  • Young Ninjas (Invited)
  • BIG Academy (Invited)
  • Falcons (Invited)
  • EYEBALLERS (Invited)
  • Partizan (Invited)
  • ECSTATIC (Invited)
  • Astralis Talent (Invited)

Schedule

The schedule will be updated weekly as the tournament proceeds forward.

Round 1 – 16.-17.1.2023 (BO1)

Opening Round
16.1.2023 11.00 CET
PROSPECTS vs. ENCE Academy
Opening Round
16.1.2023 12.30 CET
IKLA vs. PGE Turow
Opening Round
16.1.2023 14.00 CET
BIG Omen Academy vs. GTZ
Opening Round
16.1.2023 15.30 CET
Monte vs. Enhanced
Opening Round
17.1.2023 11.00 CET
Falcons vs. Partizan
Opening Round
17.1.2023 12.30 CET
EYEBALLERS vs. ECSTATIC
Opening Round
17.1.2023 14.00 CET
ECLOT vs. GODSENT
Opening Round
17.1.2023 15.30 CET
Young Ninjas vs. Astralis Talent


Round 2 – 18.-19.1.2023 (BO1)

Low Match
18.1.2023 11.00 CET
Enhanced vs. GTZ
Low Match
18.1.2023 12.30 CET
PGE Turow vs. Falcons
Low Match
18.1.2023 14.00 CET
ENCE Academy vs. ECSTATIC
Low Match
18.1.2023 15.30 CET
GODSENT vs. Astralis Talent
High Match
19.1.2023 11.00 CET
EYEBALLERS vs. PROSPECTS
High Match
19.1.2023 12.30 CET
Partizan vs. IKLA
High Match
19.1.2023 14.00 CET
BIG Omen Azademy vs. Monte
High Match
19.1.2023 15.30 CET
Young Ninjas vs. ECLOT

Round 3 – 23.-26.1.2023 (BO3)

Elimination Match
23.1.2023 11.00 CET
Enhanced vs. Astralis Talent
Elimination Match
23.1.2023 14.00 CET
ENCE Academy vs. PGE Turow
Mid Match
24.1.2023 11.00 CET
BIG Omen Academy vs. ECSTATIC
Mid Match
24.1.2023 14.00 CET
ECLOT vs. Partizan
Mid Match
25.1.2023 11.00 CET
PROSPECTS vs. Falcons
Mid Match
24.1.2023 14.00 CET
GODSENT vs. GTZ
High Match
26.1.2023 11.00 CET
Young Ninjas vs. IKLA
High Match
26.1.2023 14.00 CET
EYEBALLERS vs. Monte

Round 4 – 30.1.-1.2.2023 (BO3)

Elimination Match
30.1.2023 11.00 CET
Astralis Talent vs. GTZ
Elimination Match
30.1.2023 14.00 CET
BIG Omen Academy vs. PGE Turow
Elimination Match
31.1.2023 11.00 CET
ECLOT vs. Prospects
High Match
31.1.2023 14.00 CET
GODSENT vs. ECSTATIC
High Match
1.2.2023 11.00 CET
EYEBALLERS vs. Partizan
High Match
1.2.2023 14.00 CET
Falcons vs. Young Ninjas

Round 5 – 2.2.2023 (BO3)

Elimination Match
2.2.2023 14.00 CET
ECLOT vs. ECSTATIC
Elimination Match
2.2.2023 17.00 CET
EYEBALLERS vs. GTZ

Elisa Invitational CS:GO tournament series is back with the Winter edition! Elisa Invitational Winter 2023 will be played between qualified teams and some of the most prestigious invite teams in the world. The tournament starts on the 16th of January.

The next Elisa Invitational season will be played from the 16th of January to the 11th of March. Opening qualifiers will be played on the 10th of January, where 4 teams among 12 invites will get their spot in the Contenders stage. The invited teams will be announced closer to the event. Teams will compete for a total Prize Pool of $25,000 and a spot to an unannounced LAN event.

  • Format
    • Stage 1 – Qualifiers
      • European & Nordic
      • Played on January 10th
      • The top 2 from each Qualifier secure a spot in Stage 2, Contenders Stage
      • Signups are open now!
    • Stage 2 – Contenders
      • January 16th – February 2nd
      • Every week from Monday to Thursday
      • Swiss Group (Round 1 and 2 BO1, rest of BO3) with 12 invite teams and 4 teams from the Open Qualifiers.
      • The top 8 teams will advance to Stage 3, Main Swiss
    • Stage 3 – Main Swiss
      • February 6th – March 2nd
      • Every week from Monday to Thursday
      • Swiss Group (Best-of-3) with 8 invite teams and 8 teams from the Contenders
      • The top 8 teams will secure spots in Stage 4, the Playoffs
    • Stage 4 – Playoffs
      • March 7th – March 11th
      • 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 an unannounced LAN event
    • 2nd: $3,500
    • 3-4th: $1,500
    • 5-8th: $1,000
    • 9-12th: $500
  • You can find more information about the tournament, as well as current esports news at elisaesports.com
  • For the latest news regarding everything Elisa Esports, follow @elisaesports on Twitter and Instagram!
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