The event will feature eight teams from three different regions. 4 European and 3 North American teams will qualify for the event through online qualifiers featuring an open bracket allowing anyone to participate through joinDOTA’s tournament system. More information on the Chinese qualifier will be released in the coming days.
The qualifier is split up into two separate stages.
The first stage is the open bracket, allowing anyone to enter and compete. ESL has a storied history of open components for tournaments and we are excited to allow up and coming teams to fight for a shot at greatness. The four best teams from this qualifier will move up to the second stage of the qualifier, the invitational bracket.
You can sign up for the European Open Bracket Qualifier here: http://www.joindota.com/en/cups/1781
You can sign up for the North-American Open Bracket Qualifier here: http://www.joindota.com/en/cups/1783
In the invitational bracket, the four best teams from the open bracket will be joined by invited teams. These teams feature the best players and squads in the world and have previously competed in many world class tournaments. With their success in the record books, these teams have secured themselves a seed in the 2nd round of the qualifiers.
The four best teams from the European Qualifier and the three best teams from the American Qualifier will qualify for ESL One New York taking place on October 9th and October 10th.
ESL wishes the best to all the teams participating in the qualifiers for ESL One New York 2014.
Ticket information for ESL One New York 2014 will be available in the near future.