Elisa Nordic Championship with $100,000 prize pool announced

The organizers of the Elisa Invitational have announced the expansion of their tournament for Scandinavian teams, which will now be preceded by qualifying events called the Elisa Nordic Championship. The total prize fund of the series will be $100,000.

From January to April 2021 there will be four regional leagues for Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, each with sixteen teams competing for $12,500. Open qualifiers will be held from January 1 to 3 and will determine the twelve participants in the group stages, who will be joined by four invitational winners.

Elisa Nordic Championship 2021 in a nutshell:

  • 4 qualifying leagues in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark
    • All qualifiers and leagues to be played at the start of the year
    • Finnish league will be played from 8.1. – 7.3.2021
    • More information about the exact dates of the other leagues (Sweden, Norway and Denmark) will be announced soon
  • 16 teams: 12 teams from open qualifiers, 4 teams invited
  • $ 100,000 Prize Pool, distributed across the qualifying tournaments
    • $ 12,500 each regional league, $ 50,000 Elisa Invitational
  • Winners will qualify to the Elisa Invitational, to compete against 4 of the world’s top teams who are directly invited to the tournament

More information on the open qualifiers for the leagues:

  • Open Qualifier
    • 1st of January 2021
      • Start time 17.00 EET
      • Single-Elimination bracket
      • 4 best qualify
    • 2nd of January 2021
      • Start time 17:00 EET
      • Single-Elimination bracket
      • 4 best qualify
    • 3rd of January 2021
      • Start time 17:00 EET
      • Single-Elimination bracket
      • 4 best qualify

Finnish league format:

  • Group Stage
    • 4 x 4 teams groups (GSL format)
    • Starting 8th of January
    • 2 best teams qualify to playoffs
  • Playoffs
    • Single-elimination playoff bracket
    • 4 days, starting 4th of March

Other regional league details will be announced soon.

Links to qualifier pages:

Finland qualifiers

Sweden qualifiers

Norway qualifiers

Denmark qualifiers

The Elisa Nordic Championship 2021 regional champions will receive a slot in the $50,000 Elisa Invitational final tournament, where four more teams will be directly invited.

Origin: elisaesports.fi