Roots LAN-event will be held for the first time in Kerava 14.-16.6.2019, in the premises of Kerava High School and Adult Education. Roots is the largest e-sport event in Keski-Uusimaa. There will be three gaming tournaments and plenty of other activities for the players and the audience. The event is streamed, allowing you to watch the atmosphere and tournaments anywhere in the world.

The event is open to everyone, whether you are an e-player, a hobbyist or an audience. The event is especially targeted for 13-20 year olds, but everyone interested in e-sports are welcome! Children under age of 13 are expected to arrive at the event with a caretaker or at least a friend.

The event’s name Roots refers to returning to the roots. Finland’s largest LAN- and e-sport event, Assembly, was held in 1993 at the same premises as Roots this year. At that time, Kerava was chosen to be the event venue, as Pekka “Pehu” Aakko, CEO of Assembly Organization, studied at Nikkari´s High School himself. The idea of the Roots-event is to honor the work of Aakko and to repeat history.

The idea of organizing the event was created in cooperation between people working with the youth, sports and events of the city of Kerava and local youth. The event organizing team includes employees from different units in the city of Kerava. Local youth of Kerava play a particularly important role in the event. Six of these youngsters have been given a summer job at the event. In addition, several volunteers are going to build the event in the beginning of June.

The event will be implemented with EHKY-funding from the City of Kerava, income from the event and the invaluable support of our partners.

Roots offers its players a place to stay and sleep during the event. The sleeping area can be found in the classrooms of the building, and is called the ZEN area. The ZEN area is open 24 hours a day during the event. The event organizer does not offer sleeping equipment such as mattresses or pillows, so be sure to bring your own. For players who have purchased the playpass, the price of the ticket also includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the school cafeteria.

Get the tickets from here:

Ticket for the Roots 2019 event will be sold in advance online until 31.5.2019. Day and weekend tickets are sold
at the door from 14 to 16 June 2016.

The event is open to the public with daily and weekend tickets on Friday from 16:00 to 22:00, on Saturday from 8:00 to 22:00 and on Sunday from 8:00 to 18:00. With the gaming pass, the whole event area is available during the event.

Gaming pass 50€

  • Includes computer slot and entrance for the entire event Fri 14.6. 16:00 – Sun 16.6. 18:00
  • Table, electricity, network connection
  • Accommodation in high school facilities and meals during the event
    • Friday: dinner
    • Saturday: breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • Sunday: breakfast, lunch

Weekend ticket 10€

  • Includes entrance for the entire weekend to watch tournaments
  • Access to participate in all open games
  • Valid for the whole event on Friday 16:00 to 22:00, Saturday 8:00 to 22:00 and Sunday 8:00 to 18:00

Day ticket 5€

  • Includes one day entrance to watch tournaments (Fri / Sat / Sun)
  • Access to participate in all open games
  • Valid Friday 16:00 – 22:00 or Saturday 8:00 – 22:00 or Sunday 8:00 – 18:00

Day and weekend tickets offer free access to the event area, and you can participate, for example, in the lounge area, such as open games. A good option if you don’t bring your computer with you. Remember that you do not have a desk or electricity with this ticket. We cannot guarantee the compatibility of a public wireless network for gaming because of heavy usage.


There will be one bring your own computer (BYOC) tournament in: Counter-Strike (CS). Participation in BYOC tournaments requires gaming spot reservation in advance.

Tournament participants will receive an information pack in May. Up-to-date information is always available at the venue’s information point and on our website.


Prize pool: Single 300€, Duo 600€

The Fortnite tournament is open to anyone who buys a day & weekend ticket and the participation does not require reserving gaming spot or own computer.

  • Saturday, single
  • Sunday, duo

League Of Legends (BYOC) fri-sat CANCELLED

Tournament has been cancelled 5.6.2019 because there were too few teams involving in

  • Check-in on Friday 14.00-16.00 at Roots Gaming Information Point
  • Beginning Games Friday at 18.00
  • The tournament will continue on Saturday at 10.00
  • Finals on Saturday at 15.00

Counter Strike (BYOC) sat-sun

Prize pool: 1500 €, max. 16 teams

  • Check-in on Saturday 10.00-13.00 at the Roots Gaming Information Point
  • Beginning Games Saturday at 18.00
  • The tournament will continue on Sunday at 9.00
  • Finals on Sunday at 15.00