Finnish SC2 scene
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History of the Finnish SC2 pro-scene
Background: Pre-beta times
In the Finnish eSports scene Brood War had been suffering in the shadow of Counter-Strike for many years, but Warcraft III, and later DotA were featured in tournaments at Assembly, the largest LAN event in Finland. Another popular game in Finland is World of Warcraft - there even is a dedicated magazine for it, being published three times a year since 2008.
TV game shows have had somewhat of a unique role in Finland, with tilt.tv, a video gaming programme on television that began in 1997 and is still airing, making it the longest running gaming TV show in the world.[Citation needed] It has also been exported to other countries.
The Beta in Finland
A few weeks later, on April 20, a new Finnish StarCraft II site Starcraft2.fi started operating. It features a separate ladder of its own for Finnish players, forums, tournaments as well as a replay database.
On May 8, Team Menace.fi hostead a 32-player single-elimination tournament with item prizes. It was won by Konna and the finals were streamed with Finnish commentary.
Wings of Liberty
StarCraft II quickly became one of the primary tournaments for many Finnish LAN events, such as Assembly and LANTREK. These events were held regularly and Assembly set in as the biggest annual event for the Finnish scene, as well as a major event for the international scene.
Heart of the Swarm
Heart of the Swarm saw a new team, Ence eSports introduced in the Finnish StarCraft 2 scene. They were active in tournament and arguably the biggest and most professional team in Finland. The StarCraft 2 team for Ence was active in the scene for around 10 months with their three players - elfi, Serral and Jagelius - until February 20th, 2014, when their StarCraft 2 team disbanded.
|elfi||Samuli Sihvonen||Vega Squadron|
|Jagelius||Jakko Koski||Alloy eSports|
|Protosser||Jonne Sotala||Team Menace.fi|
-  VODs of the Team Menace tournament finals.