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    Tunnel Vision are your ECL '24: Spring - Elite Champions

    The ECL Spring 24 season came to a close on Saturday in the Elite Division, as Tunnel Vision defeated Valokuitunen Esports in a four-game sweep to win the ECL Elite Championship.

    This championship is Tunnel Vision's third ECL title in club history, with all three being won over the past four seasons. This also ranks them second all-time in Elite Division titles won by a club, as they now trail just Valokuitunen Esports (formerly hREDS) who have four.


    Tunnel Vision's ECL 24' Spring Elite championship roster pictured from left to right: @jxrska @benuh_ @Laiitinen @wengerii @tomboo- @Laiitinen @Pikkarii @pelkonen-

    This trophy not only cements Tunnel Vision's place amongst the best clubs in ECL history, but it also could be a "happily ever after" ending to the club's amazing story and journey in the ECL. The team has referred to their playoff run as their "last dance", meaning that this could be the last time we see this group on the ice together for the foreseeable future. Tunnel Vision debuted in the Pro Division in ECL 11 and qualified for the Elite Division in ECL 12 after winning a relegation series against Team LEISURE (now Deadly Phantoms). The team has competed in exactly 700 ECL games as of this writing, compiling a record of 494-145-61. In the Elite Division, they've earned six playoff appearances, five finals appearances, and three Elite Division championships. 

    Their most notable campaign came in the ECL '23 Winter Season, where they finished the regular season with a 27-0-3 record (57pts), becoming the first-ever Elite Division team to finish the regular season without a regulation loss. They would later that season win the club's first Elite Division title in a seven-game series against Frölunda HC and would go on to represent the ECL in the 2023 World Finals at Assembly Winter '23 in Helsinki. 

    After their championship-clinching victory against Valokuitunen on Saturday, Connor @MartindalexC Martindale and I got to speak with Tunnel Vision RW Valtteri @Vattuyy Virtanen and LW Arttu @Laiitinen Laitinen to get their thoughts about the series, their championship, and why this third championship is such a special one for this tight-knit group of friends.


    Interview with Laiitinen:


    Interview with Vattuyy:


    Tunnel Vison's Road to the Championship:

    • Regular Season: 15-3-5-7 (56pts) - 3rd in Elite Division
    • Quarterfinals: 4-1 series win vs (6) Bjorkloven Esport
    • Semifinals: 4-3 series win vs (2) Straikers
    • Finals: 4-0 series win vs (1) Valokuitunen Esports


    tunneli2_20221127-150820_20230425-094225.png Tunnel Vision's ECL 24' Spring Championship Roster

    🇫🇮 Tomi @tomboo- Laitinen (CAPTAIN)

     🇫🇮 Valtteri @Vattuyy Virtanen (CAPTAIN)

    🇫🇮 Veeti @wengerii Paloneva (CAPTAIN)

    🇫🇮 Väinö @Pikkarii Pikkarainen

    🇫🇮 Arttu @Laiitinen Laitinen

    🇫🇮 Ben @benuh_ Rinnet

    🇫🇮 Jere @jxrska Laukka

    🇫🇮 Petri @pelkonen- Pelkonen


    If you weren't able to catch the Elite Finals live but want to catch up on all of the action, you can watch the highlights of each game during the series in the video linked below:


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