Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 – Regional Swiss

Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 Regional Swiss starts on next Monday November 15th. From 16 Regional Swiss teams only top 8 will continue to the Main Swiss stage. 

Prepare yourselves, winter is coming!
After Open and Closed Qualification matches, we’ve now all the Regional Swiss teams ready to roll on next Monday. 

From these 16 teams the top 8 will advance to the next phase of the tournament, Main Swiss, where the invite teams are already waiting. From Main Swiss the new top 8 will get into Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 Playoffs which is played in Lantrek on March 3rd to 6th.

TEAMS

Here are the Regional Swiss Teams:

  • 777 Esports
  • AGF
  • Apeks Rebels
  • Enterprise
  • Finest
  • FNATIC Rising
  • GORILLAZ
  • hREDS
  • INDE IRAE
  • Kappa Bar
  • KOVA
  • Lynn Vision
  • Nexus
  • Savage 
  • X-Gamer
  • Young Ninjas

16 teams battle in the Regional Swiss (November 15th to December 9th).

SCHEDULE

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

Round 1 — 15.11. – 18.11.2021

Opening Round
15.11.2021 17.00 CET
Savage vs. KOVA
Opening Round
15.11.2021 20.00 CET
Enterprise vs. Kappa Bar
Opening Round
16.11.2021 15.00 CET
777 Esports vs. Nexus
Opening Round
16.11.2021 18.00 CET
Finest vs. X-Gamer
Opening Round
17.11.2021 15.00 CET
INDE IRAE vs. Apeks Rebels
Opening Round
17.11.2021 18.00 CET
GORILLAZ vs. AGF
Opening Round
18.11.2021 15.00 CET
Young Ninjas vs. hREDS
Opening Round
18.11.2021 18.00 CET
Lynn Vision vs. FNATIC Rising
Week 46

Round 2 — 22.11. – 25.11.2021

Low match
22.11.2021 15.00 CET
Nexus vs. Kappa BAR
Low match
22.11.2021 18.00 CET
FNATIC Rising vs. KOVA
Low match
23.11.2021 15.00 CET
AGF vs. hREDS
High match
23.11.2021 18.00 CET
Savage vs. Lynn Vision
High match
24.11.2021 15.00 CET
Finest vs. Apeks Rebels
High match
24.11.2021 18.00 CET
Enterprise vs. 777 Esports
Low match
25.11.2021 15.00 CET
INDE IRAE vs. X-Gamer
High match
25.11.2021 18.00 CET
Young Ninjas vs. GORILLAZ
Week 47

Round 3 — 29.11. – 2.12.2021

Low match
29.11.2021 16.00 CET
hREDS vs. X-Gamer
Mid match
29.11.2021 19.00 CET
Young Ninjas vs. FNATIC Rising
Mid match
30.11.2021 15.00 CET
Lynn Vision vs. Nexus
Low match
30.11.2021 18.00 CET
KOVA vs. Kappa BAR
Mid match
1.12.2021 15.00 CET
INDE IRAE vs. AGF
Mid match
1.12.2021 18.00 CET
Enterprise vs. Apeks Rebels
High match
2.12.2021 15.00 CET
Finest vs. 777 Esports
High match
2.12.2021 18.00 CET
Savage vs. GORILLAZ
Week 48

Round 4 — 6.12. – 8.12.2021

Elimination match
6.12.2021 15.00 CET
Nexus vs. hREDS
Elimination match
6.12.2021 18.00 CET
Young Ninjas vs. Apeks Rebels
Elimination match
7.12.2021 15.00 CET
INDE IRAE vs. KOVA
High match
7.12.2021 18.00 CET
Finest vs. AGF
High match
8.12.2021 15.00 CET
GORILLAZ vs. Lynn Vision
High match
8.12.2021 18.00 CET
Enterprise vs. FNATIC RISING
Week 49

Round 5 — 9.12.2021

Elimination match
9.12.2021 12.00 CET
Nexus vs. AGF
Elimination match
9.12.2021 15.00 CET
Enterprise vs. KOVA
Elimination match
9.12.2021 18.00 CET
GORILLAZ vs. Apeks Rebels
Week 49

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

The Fall season kick-off

The regional Swiss Stage of the Elisa Invitational Fall 2021 is starting on Monday, the 16th of August. The Fall edition is packed with quality teams consisting of the Nordic qualifiers teams and the invited teams. In the Fall season, the teams will be competing for the coveted $100,000 prize pool where the winner will take home $50 000!

The Regional Swiss stage will run through September 9th with 8 of the 16 teams making it through the Main Swiss Stage. The competition will run weekly Monday to Thursday in classic Best-of-3 fashion.

Let’s take a closer look at the teams and their chances of moving forward in this competitive environment where nothing can be taken for granted.

“The should-be-sure-to-be-top-8”

Lyngby Vikings

Lyngby Viking is one of the highest ranked teams of this stage. They had a disappointing end to Elisa Invitational Summer 2021 going 0-3 in the group stage. This being said, the Vikings’ floor of performance is so high that they definitely should be in the top eight.

Apeks

Apeks got an interesting addition in June when AcilioN joined the team as their new in-game-leader. The Dane won the million dollar Flashpoint 1 tournament just over a year ago and is expected to bring that winning touch to the team. 

777 Esports

The surprise of the last season is coming back. The team had clearly put in a lot of time into the game in the Summer Invitational which we also heard from their winners’ interviews from Haris “H4RR3” Hadzic. He has also been the shining light in “Triple 7” posting an impressive 1.15 rating. Will lightning strike twice in the same place though?

777 esports has been skyrocketing in the world rankings

Finest

Finest is building something great, at least that’s what they’re hoping for. Most of the team has just come together all over Europe, Israel, Poland, Estonia and Bulgaria. This roster is one of the most exciting in this stage of the tournament. To mention one, the Isreali player Guy “anarkez” Trachtman has been hyped up for some time. We’ve heard other Israeli players talk about him as the next big thing. If Finest can find synergy, they’ll bulldoze their way to the top eight.

Young Ninjas

The Young Ninjas have deservedly gotten a lot of exposure during the year with a couple of their players, Erik “ztr” Gustafsson and Linus “LNZ” Holtäng, getting the chance to showcase their skill in the main roster of NIP., LNZ still playing in the world-class roster. This academy team has already reached rank #45 in the world and they are one of the more dangerous teams at this stage.

LNZ made it to the main roster of NIP in June 2021

“The Dark Horses”

Galaxy Racer

This Swedish roster has sported some decent results lately. They’ve managed to win a respectable 58% of their matches over the past 3 months. Galaxy Racer has been consistent but their playoff hopes aren’t written in the stars.

GORILLAZ

If there’s one thing you can say about GORILLAZ it’s that you can’t call them boring. This team that has yet to reveal their teased organization has showcased disappointing results in their first few months. In Elisa Invitational Summer 2021 they didn’t manage to qualify from the Regional stage onto the Main Swiss stage. They have experienced stars in the team but can they finally start to make it work?

AaB

AaB entered the summer break with a really strong performance in the Danish POWER Ligaen Season 17 where they topped the tournament beating Tricked and MASONIC. The trajectory is going upwards – maybe even to the top eight?

Tricked

Like their countrymen from Lyngby Vikings, Tricked had a disappointing ending to the Summer season going 0-3, losing to Young Ninjas, AGF and DBL Poney. They also lost their star awper Philip “Lucky” Ewald to Astralis. A top eight spot doesn’t seem self-evident anymore.

“The Underdogs”

Dusty

A rare sighting in the CS:GO scene can be found here, and Icelandinc team. DUSTY is a very young squad with an average age of 20.7. 

KOVA

This Finnish squad has seemingly plateaued in the world rankings and they’re looking to make a change to that. Adding a new IGL in Jussi “Airax” Airaksinen hasn’t been a miracle cure but the team’s highs have always been impressive. It’s just a matter of finding a way to reach that high more consistently. 

SAW Youngsters

The Portugese organization’s academy team is coming into the tournament as one of the team’s we know the least about. The Academy team was announced just August 6th – how much time will they have had to prepage is the biggest question.

hREDS

Making it through the closed qualifier looked at times easy for hREDS. Since adding the awper Topi “LYNXi” Kauppi, the team’s level of performance has risen. The roles make sense but still these Finns are in tough company. Making it to the playoffs would be a surprise.

X-Gamer

Coming in hot from the Swedish closed qualifiers is X-Gamer. The line-up has a wide distribution of ages ranging from 16 to 25. It will be hard to see them beating some of the bigger names in this stage. 

Oilers Esports

Oilers Esports made it through the Norweigan qualifier narrowly beating Apeks Rebels 16-14 in the decider map of the Final. Everything will have to go perfectly for the Oilers to reach the next stage of the tournament.

MASONIC

Coming in as the fourth Danish team, MASONIC managed to push their way through the Danish qualifier. Jonas “Queenix” Dideriksen put on a great show in the final ensuring their team’s victory. 

Where to follow:

Elisa Invitational Fall 2021 Regional Swiss starts on August 16th.
From 16 Regional Swiss teams only 8 will continue to the Main Swiss stage. 

Welcome back from summer break!
After Open and Closed Qualification matches last week, we’ve now the rest of the Regional Swiss teams ready to rock on August 16th. 

From these 16 teams the top 8 will advance to the next phase of the tournament, Main Swiss, where first invite teams are already waiting to battle and only best 8 of Main Swiss stage will get into Elisa Invitational Fall 2021 Playoffs. 

TEAMS

Here are the Regional Swiss Teams:

  • 777 Esports
  • AaB
  • Apeks
  • Dusty
  • Finest
  • Galaxy Racer
  • GORILLAZ
  • hREDS
  • KOVA
  • MASONIC
  • Lyngby Vikings
  • Oilers Esports
  • SAW Youngsters
  • Tricked
  • X-Gamer
  • Young Ninjas

16 teams battle in the Regional Swiss (August 16th to October 9th).

SCHEDULE

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

Round 1  16.8. – 19.8.2021

Opening Round
16.8.2021 17.00 CEST
Young Ninjas vs. X-Gamer
Opening Round
16.8.2021 20.00 CEST
Tricked vs. AaB
Opening Round
17.8.2021 17.00 CEST
777 Esports vs. Oilers
Opening Round
17.8.2021 20.00 CEST
Finest vs. DUSTY
Opening Round
18.8.2021 17.00 CEST
Galaxy Racer vs. SAW Youngsters
Opening Round
18.8.2021 20.00 CEST
Lyngby Vikings vs. MASONIC
Opening Round
19.8.2021 17.00 CEST
KOVA vs. GORILLAZ
Opening Round
19.8.2021 20.00 CEST
Apeks vs. hREDS
Week 33

Round 2  23.8. – 26.8.2021

Low Match
23.8.2021 17.00 CEST
AaB vs. X-Gamer
Low Match
23.8.2021 20.00 CEST
DUSTY vs. Oilers
Low Match
24.8.2021 17.00 CEST
SAW Youngsters vs. hREDS
High Match
24.8.2021 20.00 CEST
Lyngby Vikings vs. KOVA
High Match
25.8.2021 17.00 CEST
777 Esports vs. Finest
Low Match
25.8.2021 20.00 CEST
GORILLAZ vs. MASONIC
High Match
26.8.2021 17.00 CEST
Young Ninjas vs. Tricked
High Match
26.8.2021 20.00 CEST
Apeks vs. Galaxy Racer
Week 34

Round 3  30.8. – 2.9.2021

Low Match
30.8.2021 17.00 CEST
hREDS vs. MASONIC
Mid Match
30.8.2021 20.00 CEST
Apeks vs. Oilers
Mid Match
31.8.2021 17.00 CEST
KOVA vs. AaB
Mid Match
31.8.2021 20.00 CEST
Tricked vs. GORILLAZ
Mid Match
1.9.2021 17.00 CEST
777 Esports vs. SAW Youngsters
High Match
1.9.2021 20.00 CEST
Lyngby Vikings vs. Galaxy Racer
High Match
2.9.2021 17.00 CEST
Young Ninjas vs. Finest
Low Match
2.9.2021 20.00 CEST
DUSTY vs. X-Gamer
Week 35

Round 4  6.9. – 8.9.2021

High Match
6.9.2021 17.00 CEST
Young Ninjas vs. KOVA
Low Match
6.9.2021 20.00 CEST
GORILLAZ vs. X-Gamer
High Match
7.9.2021 17.00 CEST
Lyngby Vikings vs. Tricked
Low Match
7.9.2021 20.00 CEST
SAW Youngsters vs. Oilers
Low Match
8.9.2021 17.00 CEST
AaB vs. MASONIC
High Match
8.9.2021 20.00 CEST
777 Esports vs. Apeks
Week 36

Round 5  9.9.2021

Elimination Match
9.9.2021 14.00 CEST
AaB vs. GORILLAZ
Elimination Match
9.9.2021 17.00 CEST
Apeks vs. Tricked
Elimination Match
9.9.2021 20.00 CEST
Young Ninjas vs. SAW Youngsters
Week 36

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

The Regional Swiss of the Elisa Invitational Summer 2021 starts this Thursday. From 16 teams only top 8 will advance to the next stage – The Main Swiss.

It’s Swiss action time!

As a part of Elisa Champion of Champions, the Elisa Invitational Summer 2021 Regional Swiss is held on May 6th to 30th. 16 teams try to battle their way to the next stage, but only top 8 will advance to the Main Swiss.

In the Main Swiss are 8 invite teams waiting for the qualified Regional Swiss teams. Once again only top 8 will proceed to the last stage – The Elisa Invitational Playoffs.

TEAMS

Here are the Regional Swiss Teams:

  • 777 Esports
  • AGF Esport
  • Apeks
  • Astralis Talent
  • CASE
  • CPH Flames
  • DBL Poney
  • EC Brugge
  • GORILLAZ
  • KOVA
  • Lilmix
  • Lyngby Vikings
  • NAVI Junior
  • Nordavind
  • Sangal
  • Young Ninjas

16 teams battle in the Regional Swiss (May 6th to 30th).

SCHEDULE

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

Round 1 — 6. – 9.5.2021

Opening round
6.5.2021 17.00 CEST
Navi Junior vs. Lilmix (BO3)
Opening round
6.5.2021 20.00 CEST
 Nordavind vs. 777 Esports (BO3)
Opening round
7.5.2021 17.00 CEST
Apeks vs. EC Brugge (BO3)
Opening round
7.5.2021 20.00 CEST
DBL Poney vs. GORILLAZ (BO3)
Opening round
8.5.2021 17.00 CEST
Sangal vs. CASE (BO3)
Opening round
8.5.2021 20.00 CEST
CPH Flames vs. Astralis Talent (BO3)
Opening round
9.5.202117.00 CEST
Young Ninjas vs. KOVA (BO3)
Opening round
9.5.2021 20.00 CEST
Lyngby Vikings vs. AGF (BO3)
Week 18

Round 2 — 13. – 16.5.2021

Low match
13.5.2021 17.00 CEST
Lyngby Vikings vs. GORILLAZ
Low match
13.5.2021 20.00 CEST
Nordavind vs. Astralis Talent
High match
14.5.2021 17.00 CEST
Copenhagen Flames vs. 777 Esports
High match
14.5.2021 20.00 CEST
DBL Poney vs. AGF
Low match
15.5.2021 17.00 CEST
Lilmix vs. KOVA
Low match
15.5.2021 20.00 CEST
Case vs. EC Brugge
High match
16.5.2021 17.00 CEST
Apeks vs. Sangal
High match
16.5.2021 20.00 CEST
Young Ninjas vs. Navi Junior
Week 19

Round 3 — 20. – 23.5.2021

Low match
20.5.2021 17.00
Lyngby Vikings vs. Astralis Talent
High match
20.5.2021 20.00
Young Ninjas vs. 777 Esports
Mid match
21.5.2021 17.00
Apeks vs. NAVI Junior
Mid match
21.5.2021 20.00
Nordavind vs. KOVA
Mid match
22.5.2021 17.00
DBL Poney vs. Case
Mid match
22.5.2021 20.00
CPH Flames vs. GORILLAZ
Low match
23.5.2021 17.00
Lilmix vs. EC Brugge
High match
23.5.2021 20.00
Sangal vs. AGF
Week 20

Round 4 27. – 29.5. 2021

Low match
27.5.2021 17.00
NAVI Junior vs. GORILLAZ
Low match
27.5.2021 20.00
Lilmix vs. Case
High match
28.5.2021 16.00
DBL Poney vs. 777 Esports
Low match
28.5.2021 20.00
Lyngby Vikings vs. KOVA
High match
29.5.2021 17.00
Nordavind vs. Apeks
High match
29.5.2021 20.00
CPH Flames vs. AGF
Week 21

Round 5 30.5.2021

Elimination match
30.5.2021 14.00
Lyngby Vikings vs. NAVI Junior
Elimination match
30.5.2021 17.00
Apeks vs. 777 Esports
Elimination match
30.5.2021 20.00
CPH Flames vs. Case
Week 21

WHERE TO FOLLOW?

Well, I know the teams and the schedule, but where can I watch it?

  • Elisa Invitational can be followed in English in Elisa Esports’ Twitch channel at twitch.tv/elisaesports and 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
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