Every match on Season 2 will be shown live! Follow the matches on Twitch, Ruutu and Jim.
The 2nd season of Telia Esports Series starts in early October. All the matches will be shown live this season. Follow the action on TV channel Jim, Ruutu or Twitch. The game on this season is the most popular esports title in Finland, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
"On season one we got a lot of feedback about how we did not show every match so on this season we will do just that. The show on Jim on Fridays will be the main show which will feature professional analysis, guests and entertaining events on top of the best CS this country has to offer.", describes Niklas Segercrantz from Telia Finland's esports team.
Telia Esports Series matches start on October 4 and they can be watched from Jim on Fridays at 23:00-24:00 EEST, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Ruutu and Twitch at 18:00-21:00 EEST. All the streams will be available on teliaesportsseries.com as well.
"We have made improvements to the show so that even esports beginners would have an easier time to follow the games", Segercrantz explains. Telia Esports Series is run in co-operation with Assembly, which is Telia's subsidiary. The final of the season will be played at GameXpo in Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre in November. The prize pool this season is €40,000.
New blood in the studio
Jaakko Parkkali continues as the host of the TV shows. "It was awesome to be part of the first season of Telia Esports Series and I'm looking forward to the next season. I'm sure there will be a lot of action agin", he comments.
The show has a new analyst as Kalle "gaLezki" Kareinen steps in to bring his extensive statistical experience on the table. The social media influencer Karoliina Tuominen continues with the show but this time we'll see her as a reporter. Teemu "wabbit" Hiilinen leads on as the main commentator of the show.
The teams participating in the second season are HAVU Gaming, SJ Gaming, KOVA Esports, Helsinki REDS, MenaceGG, Veto Esports, ajuri and HUKKA eSports.
The partners for this season include Jimms, Noblechairs and Lenovo
Show your individual skill in the Skill Challenge
The second season of Telia Esports Series will introduce a new element, the Skill Challenge. The Skill Challenge is a new CS:GO map which measures the skills of the players, especially their speed. In the Skill Challenge the players but also viewers can show their skills as individuals.
The best CS:GO players in Finland will play through the Skill Challenge and their results will be posted on the series website. The viewers may also send in their scores and see how they measure up to the pros. The Skill Challenge is designed and implemented by Mr. uLLeticaL.
"I think I must try it myself as well", Segercrantz laughs.