Tue, 27 Apr 2021

Elisa Esports partners with GRID, Funspark, and Relog Media to organize a massive CS:GO tournament circuit

Elisa Esports partners with GRID, Funspark, and Relog Media to organize a massive CS:GO tournament circuit

Finnish esports tournament operator Elisa Esports has partnered with GRID, Funspark, and Relog Media to create a CS:GO tournament tour with a total prize pool of $2.7 million. The Elisa Champion of Champions tour will feature various CS:GO tournaments throughout 2021 and 2022.

All tournaments under this tour will have the same scoring structure and GRID will be responsible for the scoring data. The tour will conclude with the Elisa Champion of Champions tournament, which is expected to take place in the Fall of 2022.

“With the extended tournament structure co-operated with Relog Media and Funspark, we wanted to provide a new way for European top teams to better their rankings and compete, even if they are not official partners with the largest commercial leagues. Our tour will attract an extraordinary combination of interesting teams in the world, which has been a long-awaited element by our viewers and fans across the Nordics and Europe. For our viewers we wanted to tell that we have listened, and acted accordingly”, says Teemu Koski, Head of Elisa Esports.

Champion of Champions tour schedule and prize pool

As stated above, this CS:GO tour will feature a total prize pool of $2.7 million that is divided into several tournaments. 

Qualification stages (2021 to 2022)

Home Sweet Home tournaments ($1,200,000)
Elisa Invitational tournaments ($400,000)
Funspark tournaments ($330,000)

LAN stages (2022)

LAN Sweet LAN Masters tournament ($250,000)
Elisa Masters tournament ($250,000)
Funspark ULTI Grand Finals ($300,000)
Elisa Champion of Champions (TBA)

Elisa Invitational and Elisa Masters tournaments

Elisa Invitational Summer 2021 ($100,000)
Elisa Invitational Fall 2021 ($100,000)
Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 ($100,000)
Elisa Masters 2022 ($250,000)

The Elisa Invitational Summer will commence on May 1 with the qualifier stage. Stage two features regional swiss teams and will be played from May 6 - May 30. Stage three will feature 8 invited teams and 8 qualified teams from stage two and it will be played from June 3 - June 27. The top 8 teams from stage 3 will qualify for the Playoffs matches which will be played from June 28 - July 3. 

The Elisa Invitationals, Elisa Masters, and Champion of Champions event will be broadcasted live on Elisa’s Twitch channel in both the Finnish and English languages.