Elisa Esports Invitational Preview

The influence of esports has made its reach across the globe bringing in new diversity of players every single day. Elisa Esports uses that diversity to highlight the phenomenon that gaming has become through its own competitive tournament scene.

Starting in the Autumn of 2018, Elisa Esports has been producing hours of esports content on Twitch and their personal Elisa Viihde sports channels. The Elisa Esports invitational for the Summer of 2021 begins on June 3, consisting of 16 teams who will compete in a bracket-style tournament of coveted first-person shooter CS:GO. With the addition of esports betting becoming more prominent, it will be interesting to see who fans and bettors favor to come out on top.

Elisa Esports Invitational Preview
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Teams Participating

  • 777 Esports
  • AGF Esport
  • CPH Flames
  • DBL Poney
  • ENCE
  • Endpoint
  • Entropiq
  • Fiend
  • HAVU
  • Lyngby Vikings
  • Nordavind
  • SAW

Tournament Preview

If you have any plans on doing any CSGO betting on the tournament, four teams stand out and could make a real run at that $50,000 prize for first place. Skade is a really interesting team due to their youth as a group, the average player age of this group is 20. They are currently ranked 22nd in the world, but the potential of this team is definitely there.

Contrary to Skade, Fiend comes in as a team with a whole lot more experience. Fiend is a team that is currently ranked 28th in the world but has peaked all the way to 15th. This team has been together since 2016. Look for that chemistry to be on full display.

Havu is another experienced team that could bring home the grand prize. This group has been trending upward consistently over the last few weeks, and look to see them carry that momentum into the Invitational.

The final team to watch out for is Entropiq, the highest-rated team currently at 15th. As the highest ranked team and coached by Dmitry ‘hooch’ Bogdnaov, Entropiq would definitely be the clear favorite to win it all.

Prize Pool and Schedule

Opening round
3.06.2021 17.00 CEST SAW vs. Sangal

Opening round
3.06.2021 20:00 CEST Tricked vs. Young Ninjas

Opening round
4.06.2021 17:00 CEST ENCE vs. AGF

Opening round
4.06.2021 20:00 CEST HAVU vs. Copenhagen Flames

Opening round
5.06.2021 17:00 CEST Endpoint vs. DBL Poney

Opening round
5.06.2021 20:00 CEST SKADE vs. Lyngby Vikings

Opening round
6.06.2021 16:00 CEST Fiend vs. Nordavind

Opening round
6.06.2021 19:00 CEST Entropiq vs. 777 Esport

Prize Distribution

  • 1st $50,000
  • 2nd $14,000
  • 3-4th $6,000
  • 5-8th $4,000
  • 9th -12th $2,000

Points Categories

  • Win the Tournament (15 Points)
  • Finish 2nd Place (10 Points)
  • Player with Most MVPs (5 Points)
  • Top 3 Round Difference Teams (3 Points, 2 Points, 1 Point)
  • Player with Most Kills (3 Points)
  • Win Main Swiss, 2 teams (3 Points)
  • Team with Most Wins (2 Points)
  • Team with best GRID rating (2 Points)
  • Win Regional Swiss, 2 teams (2 Points)
  • Player with best GRID rating (1 Point)
  • Win GSL Group (1 Point)
  • Every match played (1 Point)
  • Every win (1 Point)
  • Participating in the event (1 Point)


Written by John Robinson IV