Markus “Olodyn” Koskivirta joins the Elisa Esports team as Head of Tournament Operations 

Markus “Olodyn” Koskivirta has been a part of the Finnish Esports scene for the last 12 years and has worked or volunteered in almost every Finnish esports event. For the last 5 years, Markus has worked internationally as a tournament organizer. 

Now Markus joins the Elisa Esports team as Head of Tournament Operations. The main focus of his work is to make sure our tournaments run smoothly and that competitive integrity is guaranteed. 

– I am looking forward to being a part of this team. Elisa Esports has the best Finnish esports professionals, and I know we are going to make great things together, comments Markus Koskivirta, Head of Tournament Operations at Elisa Esports. 

– I am thrilled to have such a professional on our team, who has a lot of experience in the international esports field. I believe that with Markus, our tournament operations will get to the next level, and we will be able to provide even better tournaments, comments Teemu Koski, Head of Elisa Esports. 

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

Kuva: LanTrek 2020 / Lauri Ellilä

Elisa Open Suomen 4. kaudella kotimaan kovimmat joukkueet taistelevat mahdollisuudesta päästä näyttämään taitonsa liveyleisön edessä LanTrek 2023 -tapahtumassa. Pudotuspelit pelataan Tampereen Messu- ja Urheilukeskuksessa 3.-4. maaliskuuta 2023. 

Elisa Open Suomen 4. kaudella on mukana:

  • JANO (Kutsujoukkue)
  • Conquer (Kutsujoukkue)
  • ENCE Academy (Kutsujoukkue)
  • Enhanced (Kutsujoukkue)
  • TMVG
  • Team Bob
  • glaani
  • EXEN Esports
  • MASTERCLASS
  • KUUSAMO.gg

– On hienoa, että vuosia jatkunut yhteistyö Tampereen kaupungin ja Elisan kanssa mahdollistaa kovatasoisen Elisa Open -finaalin järjestämisen liveyleisön edessä, kommentoi Ville Teronen, LanTrek Ry

Viimeksi Elisa Open Suomen finaaliottelu pelattiin yleisön edessä Elisa Masters Espoo ‘22 -tapahtumassa marraskuussa 2022.

Kuva: Elisa Masters Espoo 2022 / Petri Leppävuori

LanTrek 2023 -tapahtumassa nähdään kahden päivän aikana yhteensä viisi kappaletta BO3-pelejä. Runkosarjan lohkojen parhaat joukkueet varmistavat suoraan paikkansa semifinaaleihin.

Runkosarjan ottelut, sarjataulukon ja tulokset löydät täältä. Pelejä voit seurata suorana Elisa Viihde Sportin Twitch-kanavalta.

– Pudotuspelien tunnelma muuttuu aivan toisenlaiseksi liveyleisön edessä, ja yhdessä LanTrekin ja Tampereen kaupungin kanssa voimme tarjota heti alkuvuoteen mahtavan kokemuksen niin pelaajille kuin yleisöllekin. Tampereelle on helppo saapua mistä päin tahansa seuraamaan laadukasta Suomi-kynäriä, iloitsee Teemu Koski, Head of Elisa Esports

Elisa Open Suomi 4. kauden pudotuspelit:

  • Ajankohta ja paikka
    • 3.-4. maaliskuuta 2023, Tampereen Messu- ja Urheilukeskus
  • Formaatti
    • Runkosarjojen lohkojen voittajat lunastavat suoraan paikkansa lauantaina pelattavaan semifinaaliin
    • Runkosarjasta neljä seuraavaksi parasta pelaavat perjantaina puolivälierissä
    • Kaikki ottelut ovat BO3
  • Turnauksen 1. ja 2. sija lunastavat itselleen paikan myöhemmin tänä vuonna järjestettävään CS:GOn eSM-turnaukseen.
  • Turnauksen palkintopotti jakautuu seuraavasti:
    • 1. 2500€
    • 2. 1000€
    • 3.-4. 400€
    • 5.-6. 200€
    • 7.-8. 100€
    • 9.-10. 50€

LanTrek on vuonna 2001 perustetun LanTrek ry:n vuosittain järjestämä pelitapahtuma, jossa on yli 1500 tietokonepaikkaa, peliturnauksia sekä paljon monipuolista ohjelmaa pelaamisen ympärillä. Tapahtumaviikonlopun aikana Tampereen Messu- ja urheilukeskuksessa käy 10 000 pelaamisesta kiinnostunutta päiväkävijää, harrastajaa ja ammattilaista.

Osta lippusi NYT ja nappaa etukoodi talteen!

Tapahtuman lisätiedot, aikataulut ja liput löydät osoitteesta lantrek.org. Yhteistyön kunniaksi Elisa Esports tarjoaa -10% alennuksen kaikista normaalihintaisista lipuista koodilla ELISAESPORTS (ei koske Early Bird -lippuja).

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 Masters Espoo ’22 Studio Phase is continuing today with Group B matches. You can follow the Studio Phase on Elisa Esports’ Twitch Channels.

All 12 teams will attend in Studio Phase, where 6 teams secure their place in the Arena. The Arena Phase will be played in front of a live audience at Espoo Metro Arena and will be also streamed on Twitch.  

If you are looking for a Viewers Guide or Schedules, you’ll find them here: Elisa Masters Espoo ’22 Viewer’s Guide.

If you want to know what to do in the Arena besides enjoying the matches, you’ll find our partner booth information here: Elisa Masters Espoo ’22 is full of activities – Here’s a list of Partner Booths!


Arriving to the Espoo Metro Arena 

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

Public transportation

Easiest way to find the best option for public transportation is to use HSL Route planner

The closest metro station to Espoo Metro Arena is Urheilupuisto station, and it’s about 500 meters away from the arena. 

The local buses which go by the Metro Arena: 

114 Tapiola (M)-Leppävaara 

115 Tapiola (M)-Mankkaa 

119 Tapiola-Niittykumpu 

Own car

If you plan to arrive with your own car, please notice that there is a limited amount of parking space available.  The parking during the event is free.


Entering to the Espoo Metro Arena 

Remember to get your tickets before arriving at Espoo Metro Arena! Unfortunately, we don’t sell tickets at the doors, but you can buy the ticket with your phone. Get your ticket here: elisamasters.com

Lower Seat, Drinking Seat, and Floor Seat tickets– use the main entrance. 
Legendary and Premium VIP tickets – use the club doors.  

Take your ticket ready when entering to the Metro Arena, and prepare for security check.  

All visitors must be prepared to show the contents of their bag at the gate/entrance. Prohibited objects, substances, and foods/drinks are removed at the doors during the entrance inspection. By leaving prohibited items at home, you speed up the operation of the security check significantly. 

There is a cloakroom available for the visitors (3€/customer).

During the event, the Restaurants and Bars of Metro Arena will be serving you.

See you in the Espoo Metro Arena!

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.


TEAMS

INVITE TEAMS

ENCE

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!

BIG

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.

Sprout

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

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

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!

Astralis

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!

HAVU

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

HEET

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

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

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.

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.


TALENTS

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!


GROUPS

GROUP AGROUP B
ENCEFNATIC
BIGBad News Eagles
SproutAstralis
GamerLegionComplexity
HEETSAW
HAVU500

SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY 16.11.2022 (STUDIO PHASE)

STREAM A

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

STREAM B

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

OFFSTREAM

20:00 – HEET vs. HAVU

THURSDAY 17.11.2022 (STUDIO PHASE)

STREAM A

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

STREAM B

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

OFFSTREAM

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.

Elisa Masters Espoo ‘22 is coming closer and we know that all of you are eager to know who you will be seeing in Metro Areena 18.-20.11.2022. We promise, you do not have to wait for too long, but let’s take a look at the teams that have already been announced!

INVITED: ENCE

As the event was announced in June, at the same time was announced our 1st invite team ENCE. ENCE is currently holding #16 in the world rankings and they are preparing for the Legends stage of the Major tournament in Rio. After the Majors, we will be seeing the team in Espoo!  

QUALIFIED: HEET

The 1st qualified team for Elisa Masters was discovered in July when HEET secured the win of the Elisa Invitational Spring 2022. HEET is currently holding #30 in the world rankings, and Masters will be a great place for them to show how HEETED CS:GO can get.  

INVITED: BIG

The 2nd invite team announced was BIG. They are currently holding #17 in the world rankings, and the team will also be seen in Rio Majors, as they start their Major tournament from Challengers stage. BIG is a familiar name in S-tier tournaments and we can not wait to see them play in Espoo.  

INVITED: MOUZ

Believe it or not, we did not need any cheese to lure MOUZ to Elisa Masters as our 3rd invite team. The German-based MOUZ has been in the top 4 in multiple ESL Pro League Seasons, and they will also be attending to Rio Major tournament. MOUZ is currently holding #8 in the world rankings and will be one of the most interesting teams to follow in Elisa Masters Espoo ‘22.  

INVITED: FNATIC

This orange-black colored organization was the first to win three Major tournaments: DreamHack Winter 2013, ESL One: Katowice 2015, and ESL One: Cologne 2015, and they will of course also be seen in Rio. Our 4th announced invite team was no one else than fnatic, and they are currently holding #18 in the world rankings.  

INVITED: ASTRALIS

Our 5th invite team is 4-time back-to-back-to-back Major Champion Astralis. A few years back the Danish star was feared by everyone as they won basically every event they attended. The team is still strong, currently holding #11 in the world rankings. They also have a fun connection to Finland: The name “Astralis” originally belonged to a Finnish Counter-Strike team.   

It’s still 4 weeks before the teams arrive in Finland, and we have 3 more invite teams to announce. Soon we will also find out which teams qualify from Elisa Fall Invitational, as the Playoffs start 24th of October.

Elisa Masters Espoo ‘22 is an S-Tier event and we are going to see many TOP30 teams in Espoo. We want to ensure that they will have the best gaming gear available – and that is why we are partnering with ASUS ROG to provide the best kind of equipment for players.

– Esports is in ASUS ROG’s DNA. Over the last 15 years we have been committed to support the esports community in Finland, including our own standalone ROG Tournament initiative with its home at Assembly in Helsinki. To honor the esports community’s passion for performance hardware we have continued with our endeavour to develop the best gaming products in the market, says Lovisa Boström, Marketing Specialist, ASUS ROG Nordic.

ASUS ROG products are targeted to esports use, and Republic of Gamers is world’s leading gaming gear manufacturer. As Elisa Masters Espoo ‘22 is the biggest CS:GO tournament that has been seen in Finland, it’s important that everything from venue to equipments are high quality.

– ASUS ROG products are known by every gamer, and we are proud to have them as our event partner for Elisa Masters Espoo ’22. As we want to provide awesome event for the audience, we also want to make sure that players have everything they need, Teemu Koski, Head of Elisa Esports.

– We’re very excited to be partnering up with Elisa Masters Espoo ’22 to provide the event with state of the art Gaming PCs and 360Hz Monitors to enable a top tier gaming experience in Espoo, Lovisa Boström, Marketing Specialist, ASUS ROG Nordic.

Intohimo CS:GO:ta kohtaan toi Elisa Esportsin ja rakennusalan innovatiivisen edelläkävijän VILPEn yhteen. CS on tuonut yrityksen työntekijöitä yhteen yrityksen eri osastoilta, kuten tuotekehityksestä, varastosta ja myynnistä, sillä VILPEä edustaa Kanaliigassa jopa kolme CS-joukkuetta. 

– Vilpe on viime vuosina lisännyt tukeaan urheiluun, ja nyt siihen on tuotu mukaan myös elektroninen urheilu. Mielestämme urheilua pitää tukea laajasti, ja elektroninen urheilu on myös osa tätä kenttää. Perinteisesti rakennusalalla asiakkaita on viety katsomaan jääkiekkoa. Nyt haluamme tehdä jotain erilaista ja viedä yhteistyökumppaneitamme katsomaan CS:GO-pelejä Elisa Masters –turnaukseen, Vilpen toimitusjohtaja Tuomas Saikkonen sanoo. 

Yhteistyö päästää vilpeläiset myös tutustumaan esports-tuotantoon, kun RMR-karsinnat starttaavat. Otteluita striimataan ElisaViihdeSport -kanavan lisäksi VILPEn Twitch-kanavalle, ja striimeissä nähdään muun muassa toimitusjohtaja Saikkonen. Lisäksi mukaan tulee Futuricen Timo Haario ja Kanaliigan yhteistyökumppaneita. Marraskuun striimeissä puolestaan nähdään VILPEn Kanaliiga-joukkueen pelaajia. Aikataulut striimeille näet täältä: RMR Europe & IEM Major 2022 katsojaopas.

– On hienoa nähdä, kuinka yritykset huomioivat yhä monipuolisemmin henkilöstönsä kiinnostuksen kohteet. VILPE on loistava esimerkki siitä, kuinka yritys voi e-urheiluun panostamalla tukea työntekijöidensä viihtyvyyttä ja luoda entistä positiivisempaa työnantajamielikuvaa. Yhteisenä tavoitteena on osoittaa ettei e-urheilun menestykselle Suomessa ole kattoa, riemuitsee Head of Elisa Esports Teemu Koski

Marraskuussa VILPE on myös mukana Elisa Masters –tapahtumassa Espoon Metro Areenalla. Yrityksellä on tapahtumassa oma ständi, jonka taustaa vasten kävijät voivat ottaa CS:GO-teemaan sopivia videoita ja valokuvia. Lisäksi rakennusalan ammattilaisia kutsutaan seuraamaan turnausta VILPEn sauna-aitioon. 


Lisätietoa areenatapahtumasta ja liput Elisa Masters Espoo ’22 tapahtumaan löydät osoitteesta elisamasters.fi

Jäätävän loistavat lähetyksemme muuttuvat entistä paremmiksi, kun aloitamme yhteistyön tunnetun ruotsalaisen kahvipaahtimo Löfbergsin kanssa. Yhteistyön myötä teemme Löfbergs ICE -jääkahvijuomat tutuksi kaikille esportsfaneille.  

– Löfbergsin jääkahvit sopivat täydellisesti kahvia rakastaville suomalaisille, ja olemme innoissamme siitä, että pääsemme tuomaan ne osaksi esportsia.  Löfbergsin tyylikäs brändi ja herkullinen maku on kuin tehty Elisa Mastersiin, kuvailee Teemu Koski, Head of Elisa Esports.  

Löfbergs ICE –tuotteet tulevat näkymään – ja juontajien osalta myös maistumaan – lähetyksissämme. Lisäksi katsojat pääsevät äänestämään lähetyksien jäätävimpiä pelaajia – eli niitä, joiden suoritukset ovat olleet jäätävän hyviä. Yhteistyö huipentuu Elisa Masters ‘22 -tapahtumassa Espoon Metro Areenalla marraskuussa, jolloin Löfbergs ICE -jääkahvijuomat tulevat varmasti jokaiselle vierailijalle tutuksi. 

– Suomalaiset ovat ottaneet tummapaahtoisen ruotsalaisen kahvin hyvin vastaan, kertoo Löfbergs Suomen Head of Marketing Leif Sjöblom

– Kasvumme Suomessa on ollut vahvaa, ja sillä tiellä haluamme jatkaa. Elisa Esports -yhteistyö on mielenkiintoinen keino tavoittaa meille uusi kohderyhmä 

Elisa Mastersissa nähdään kansainvälisesti menestyneitä tiimejä kamppailemassa paikastaan IEM Katowice 2023 –turnauksen Play-In vaiheeseen. Sen lisäksi päästään seuraamaan tällä hetkellä käynnissä olevan Elisa Open Suomen 3. kauden huipentumista, kun finaali ratkaistaan liveyleisön edessä.  

– Olemme mukana tukemassa urheilua niin Suomessa kuin Ruotsissa ja meillä on kumppanuuksia esimerkiksi monien jääkiekkoseurojen kanssa. Esports on erinomainen jatkumo sille työlle. Toivottavasti saamme olla todistamassa suomalaisten tähtipelaajien kehitystä – ja tietysti myös maailmanvalloitusta, Leif Sjöblom, Head of Marketing, Löfbergs Suomi.  

Löfbergs ICE -tuoteperheestä löytyy viisi eri makua, ja uusin tulokas on vegaaninen ICE Creamy Vanilla, jossa täyteläinen jääkahvi yhdistyy kauran luonnolliseen makuun. Löydä oma suosikkisi, viilennä, ravista ja nauti! 


Lisätietoa areenatapahtumasta ja liput Elisa Masters Espoo ’22 tapahtumaan löydät osoitteesta elisamasters.fi

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