Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 – Viewer’s & Visitors Guide

Welcome to the official Guide for the Elisa Masters Espoo 2023! As we gear up for another riveting tournament, this guide will provide you with all the essential details you need to follow the action.

Arriving to the Espoo Metro Arena

Espoo Metro Arena is located in Urheilupuistontie 3, 02200 Espoo. You can arrive by public transportation or by your own car.

Public Transportation

  • Use HSL Route planner for the best options.
  • Closest metro station: Urheilupuisto, about 500 meters away.
  • Local buses: The lines within Espoo that pass by Metro Areena are 114 Tapiola (M)-Leppävaara,115 Tapiola (M)-Mankkaa and 119 Tapiola-Niittykumpu. There are also other lines running near Areena along Merituulentie.

From Helsinki-Vantaa airport, you can easily get to the Helsinki railway station by train and from there by metro to Urheilupuisto station.

Own Car

  • Limited free parking available. Next to Urheilupuisto metro station, there is a parking space with ten charging points for electric cars, offering convenient access (approximately 500m) to the Espoo Metro Areena.

Partnership with Taksi Helsinki

  • Convenient taxi service to the Arena with our partner, Taksi Helsinki.
  • With Taksi Helsinki application it is the easiest and fastest way to book a taxi. Use the app with code PIKKUJOULU23 for a -10% discount of your first ride. Application is available on iPhone and Android phones. Download the application now!

Entering Espoo Metro Arena

  • Tickets: Purchase in advance, no door sales. Buy online at elisamasters.com.
  • Entrances: Main entrance for Lower Seat, Drinking Seat, Drinking Floor Seat and Floor Seat tickets; Club doors for Legendary and Premium VIP tickets.
  • Security: Be ready for bag checks at the gate. Prohibited objects, substances, and foods/drinks are removed at the doors during the entrance inspection. Importing food into the Arena is only possible for health reasons.

Accessibility at Metro Areena

Metro Areena is committed to ensuring an enjoyable experience for all guests, including those with reduced mobility. Conveniently, handicapped parking spaces are located near the main entrance, making access easier. Additionally, an elevator is available for guests’ use, ensuring smooth and comfortable movement within the venue. All events hosted at Metro Areena are designed to be accessible. For added convenience, accessible restroom facilities are also provided to accommodate our guests’ needs.


Studio Phase

Wednesday 29.11. – Group A

  • 13:00 EET: Opening Match #1 (BO1) – ENCE vs. HAVU
  • 14:00 EET: Opening Match #2 (BO1) – GamerLegion vs. Fnatic
  • 17:00 EET: Winners Match (BO3) – TBD
  • 19:30 EET: Losers Match (BO3) – TBD

Thursday 30.11. – Group B

  • 13:00 EET: Opening Match #1 (BO1) – MOUZ vs. Apeks
  • 14:00 EET: Opening Match #2 (BO1) – Complexity vs. FURIA
  • 17:00 EET: Winners Match (BO3) – TBD
  • 19:30 EET: Losers Match (BO3) – TBD

Arena Phase

Friday 1.12.

  • 14:00 EET: Doors Open
  • 16:00 EET: Group A Decider Match (BO3)
  • 19:00 EET: Group B Decider Match (BO3)

Saturday 2.12.

  • 14:00 EET: Doors Open
  • 16:00 EET: Semi Final #1 (BO3)
  • 19:00 EET: Semi Final #2 (BO3)

Sunday 3.12.

  • 15:00 EET: Doors Open
  • 17:00 EET: Grand Final (BO5)


An impressive lineup of teams is ready to compete for the trophy:

Invite Teams

  • ENCE: After falling in the Quarter Finals last year, the European powerhouse ENCE is back with determination to go even further.
  • MOUZ: With a refreshed lineup featuring the talented Jimi “Jimpphat” Salo, MOUZ is poised to impress on the Finnish stage.​
  • Complexity: Returning with the addition of the mastermind of NA, EliGE, ready to showcase their A game.
  • FURIA: Back in Finland after their triumph at the Arctic Invitational, Furia is eyeing another victory.
  • FNATIC: Last year’s champions, aiming to defend their title with a new, yet to be announced, lineup.


  • GamerLegion: Securing their spot through the Elisa Invitational, GamerLegion is prepared to showcase their skills and determination.
  • Apeks: Another qualifier from the Elisa Invitational, Apeks is eager to demonstrate their growth and competitive edge.
  • HAVU: The Finnish champions from Elisa Esports eSM 2023, HAVU is ready to contend on their home turf.


Group AGroup B


Studio Phase Casters

Arena Phase Talents

Finnish Broadcast Casters

Explore Espoo

While in Espoo for the tournament, explore the city with our “Visitor’s Guide to Espoo,” offering great tips on dining, sightseeing, and experiences. Find the guide here for a delightful stay.

Keilaniemi – dspmedia / Visit Espoo

Official Studio Phase Watch Parties

In addition to the live excitement at the Espoo Metro Arena, we are thrilled to announce the Official Studio Phase Watch Parties for #ElisaMasters. Thanks to our collaboration with Tornion panimo, fans in Helsinki and Tampere can join the thrill of the tournament in two fantastic locations:

  • Arkade Bar, Kalevankatu 30, Helsinki
  • Bar & Cafe Lategame, Kuninkaankatu 19, Tampere

Special Accommodation Offer at Hotel Matts

Hotel Matts offers a -15% discount on accommodations for esports fans from 27.11. to 4.12.2023. Use the code ALLESPORTS23 when booking on the Hotel Matts website.

Join us for an unforgettable esports experience at the Elisa Masters Espoo 2023, whether attending in person or tuning in online. Stay updated with the latest information as we draw closer to the event date!

Elisa has signed a co-operation agreement with the City of Espoo. The agreement brings the Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 event to the Espoo Metro Arena on November 29 – December 3, 2023. The event gathers together esports enthusiasts, professionals and spectators from around the world. The first Elisa Masters Espoo event organized last year was a success, and it gathered more than 8,000 visitors to the venue.

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Elisa Masters Espoo will be held for the second time at the Espoo Metro Arena on November 29 – December 3, 2023. The event will feature a total of eight top teams, who will claim their place either by invitation or based on their previous success. In the upcoming event, both GamerLegion, who triumphed in the Elisa Invitational Winter 2023 season and secured the second spot in the Major tournament, as well as the yet-to-be-decided winner of the ongoing Elisa Invitational Spring 2023 season, will be among the competing teams. In addition, the event will also feature the Finnish Champion, who will be determined in the Elisa Esports eSM 2023 tournament held in August.

“Elisa Masters succeeded in establishing its position as one of the flagship events in the Counter-Strike competitive calendar. We are excited to be able to expand our partnership with the City of Espoo and continue to strengthen the esports culture. The event offers an exceptional opportunity for Finnish talent to shine on a global level”, says Mika Lepistö, Director of New Business Development and Partnerships at Elisa.

Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 starts on November 29th with the Studio Phase. The Group Decider matches and Playoffs can be followed live at the Espoo Metro Arena on December 1 – 3, 2023. Elisa brings its game and technology innovations as well as a fast 5G network connection to the event, which guarantees an engaging and unforgettable experience for visitors on site and viewers following from home.

The City of Espoo, known for its vibrant and tech-savvy community, is looking forward to organizing a groundbreaking esports event in co-operation with Elisa. The co-operation emphasizes the city’s commitment to promoting technology, innovation, and a dynamic environment for esports enthusiasts and consumers.

“Esports is an important part of digital culture and the spearhead of game culture. For Espoo, it is important not only to have a successful and communal experience in the event itself, but also to reach a wide player community and create links for players to esports clubs, education and working life. This is part of our work to develop the gaming industry cluster in Espoo”, commented Mervi Heinaro, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Sports and Culture, at the City of Espoo.

The previous Elisa Masters Espoo event was held in November 2022, and it received overflowing praise as a stage for high-level esports competition. The event brought together esports enthusiasts, professionals, and spectators from around the world. The success of the Elisa Masters Espoo 2022 event laid the foundation for the starting partnership with the City of Espoo.

Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 in a nutshell:

  • Elisa Masters brings the world’s top players to Espoo
  • The group matches will be played in the Studio Phase on November 29 – 30, 2023
    • Two four-team Double Elimination brackets (opening matches Best-of-1, rest Best-of-3)
    • The two best teams in the groups advance directly to the Playoffs
  • Group Decider matches and Playoffs will be played in front of the crowd at Espoo Metro Arena on December 1 – 3, 2023
    • One four-team Single Elimination bracket (Best-of-3)
  • Teams:
    • GamerLegion (Elisa Invitational Winter 2023)
    • Winner of Elisa Invitational Spring 2023
    • Winner of Elisa Esports eSM 2023
    • 5 invite teams
  • $200,000 prize pool
  • The event is not recommended for family’s youngest
  • Tickets and more info about the tournament can be found at elisamasters.com

Tickets: elisamasters.com
The tournament can be followed in English from Elisa Esports’ Twitch channel twitch.tv/elisaesports
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Elisa on solminut yhteistyösopimuksen Espoon kaupungin kanssa, ja sen myötä Espoon Metro Areenalla järjestetään Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 -tapahtuma marras-joulukuussa 2023. Tapahtuma kokoaa yhteen e-urheilun harrastajat, ammattilaiset ja katsojat ympäri maailmaa. Viime vuonna järjestetty ensimmäinen Elisa Masters Espoo -tapahtuma oli menestys, ja se keräsi yli 8000 kävijää paikan päälle.

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Counter-Striken huipputurnaus Elisa Masters Espoo järjestetään toisen kerran Espoon Metro Areenalla marras-joulukuussa 2023. Tapahtumassa nähdään yhteensä kahdeksan huippujoukkuetta, jotka lunastavat paikkansa joko kutsuilla tai kilpailumenestyksen perusteella. Talvella pelatun Elisa Invitational Winter 2023 -kauden voittaja ja Major-huipputurnauksessa toiselle sijalle yltänyt GamerLegion, sekä parhaillaan pelattavan Spring 2023 -kauden voittaja tullaan näkemään Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 -tapahtumassa. Lisäksi paikkansa tapahtumaan lunastaa elokuussa Assemblyillä Elisa Esports eSM 2023 -turnauksessa ratkaistava suomenmestari.

“Elisa Masters onnistui kertaheitolla vakiinnuttamaan asemansa yhtenä e-urheilukalenterin lippulaivatapahtumista. Olemme innoissamme voidessamme laajentaa kumppanuuttamme Espoon kaupungin kanssa ja jatkaa e-urheilukulttuurin vahvistamista. Tapahtuma tarjoaa poikkeuksellisen mahdollisuuden suomalaisille lahjakkuuksille loistaa maailmanlaajuisella tasolla”, sanoo Mika Lepistö, Elisan uusien liiketoimintojen kehitys- ja kumppanuusjohtaja.

Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 käynnistyy marraskuun 29. päivänä studiovaiheella, ja otteluita voi seurata paikan päällä Espoon Metro Areenalla 1.– 3. joulukuuta 2023. Elisa tuo tapahtumaan peli- ja teknologiainnovaatiotaan sekä nopean 5G-verkkoyhteyden, jotka takaavat mukaansatempaavan ja unohtumattoman kokemuksen sekä paikan päällä oleville vierailijoille että verkon välityksellä seuraaville katsojille.

Elinvoimaisesta ja tekniikkataitoisesta yhteisöstään tunnettu Espoon kaupunki odottaa innolla uraauurtavan e-urheilutapahtuman järjestämistä yhteistyössä Elisan kanssa. Yhteistyö korostaa kaupungin sitoutumista teknologian, innovaatioiden ja dynaamisen ympäristön edistämiseen e-urheilun harrastajille ja suurkuluttajille.

“E-urheilu on tärkeä osa digitaalista kulttuuria ja pelikulttuurin keihäänkärki. Espoon kannalta on tärkeää paitsi onnistunut ja yhteisöllinen kokemus itse turnauksessa, myös se, että tavoitamme yhteistyön avulla laajan pelaajayhteisön ja luomme heille linkkejä toisiinsa, e-urheiluseuroihin, koulutukseen ja työelämään. Tämä on osa työtämme pelialan klusterin kehittämiseksi Espoossa”, kommentoi Espoon elinvoimajohtaja Mervi Heinaro.

Edellinen Elisa Masters Espoo -tapahtuma järjestettiin marraskuussa 2022, ja se sai ylitsevuotavaa kiitosta korkean tason e-urheilun näyttämönä. Tapahtuma kokosi yhteen e-urheilun harrastajia, ammattilaisia ja katsojia ympäri maailmaa. Elisa Masters Espoo 2022 -tapahtuman menestys loi pohjan alkavalle kumppanuudelle Espoon kaupungin kanssa.

Tietoa Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 -tapahtumasta:

  • Elisa Masters tuo maailman huippupelaajat Espooseen
  • Lohko-ottelut pelataan studiovaiheessa 29. – 30. marraskuuta 2023
    • Kaksi neljän joukkueen Double Elimination -lohkoa (avausottelut Best-of-1, loput Best-of-3)
    • Lohkojen kaksi parasta etenevät suoraan pudotuspeleihin
  • Pudotuspelit ja lohkojen ratkaisuottelut pelataan yleisön edessä Espoon Metro Areenalla 1. – 3. joulukuuta 2023
    • Yksi neljän joukkueen Single Elimination -lohko (Best-of-3)
  • Joukkueet:
    • GamerLegion (Elisa Invitational Winter 2023)
    • Elisa Invitational Spring 2023 -voittaja
    • Elisa Esports eSM 2023 -voittaja
    • 5 kutsujoukkuetta
  • 200 000 dollarin palkintopotti
  • Tapahtumaa ei suositella perheen pienimmille
  • Liput Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 -tapahtumaan ovat myynnissä nyt osoitteessa elisamasters.fi

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