This week, Elisa is organizing one of the qualifying tournaments of BLAST Premier, one of the largest series in Counter-Strike, Elisa Invitational Fall 2020.
The top two teams in the qualifiers will advance to the BLAST Showdown, where it will be possible to advance to the major season finals of BLAST Premier.
Hard names such as Heroic from Denmark, which is second on the HLTV world list, Godsent, starred by Jesse “ZehN” Linja, and HAVU from Finland, are fighting for success.
The Finnish team ENCE withdrew from the tournament just a few days before the start of the games, when Jani “Aerial” Jussila was told that he was on sick leave.
Read more: A hard blow to ENCE: Jani Jussila is on sick leave, there is no information about his return
Elisa Invitational begins with a block stage, which is played from Monday to Thursday.
The top two in both blocks advance to the semi-finals, which are played on Sunday.
The playoffs open with two wins and the games end in two losses.
The A-block is preceded by the world's top name Heroic, which has just won the DreamHack Open Fall tournament and will be challenged by MAD Lions, AGF Esport and Apeks.
In block B, the Finnish HAVU Gaming takes measurements from Dignitas, Lyngby Vikings and Godsent.
On Monday and Tuesday, matches will begin at 12:30 p.m.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the day starts at 11:00.
The decisive semi-finals will be played on Sunday at 16.00 and 20.00.
A more detailed schedule can be found at the end of the story.
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Elisa Invitational's top two will be able to play against the world's top names in the BLAST Showdown, which will be played by 16 teams from 23 to 29.
Team Liquid is so far the only confirmed team in Showdown.
The six worst in the group stage of BLAST Premier, which starts today, will end up in Showdown, to which several of the world’s top teams will also be invited.
The top two teams in the showdown will get seats to the Premier Fall’s eight-team finals.
Prize money of $ 150,000 will be awarded in the showdown and as much as $ 425,000 in the finals.