In 2017, the Barclays Center in New York will once again be home to an ESL One event! Together with AEG, we are happy to announce our return to Brooklyn for the next four years, making the Barclays Center ESL One’s North American flagship event and home of the biggest esports tournament on the East Coast. The next event will take place on the 16th and 17th of September in 2017, featuring CS:GO a second straight time.
After the debut in October this year, showing us some of the best players in the world in both CS:GO and Street Fighter V, ESL One New York is now set to be a pillar in the tournament calendar for years to come.
Steven Roberts, Executive Chairman of ESL North America:
“We are thrilled to make Barclays Center the home of ESL One for the next four years. This partnership will allow fans to experience the thrill of a professional esports competition in a first class venue and extend our reach with online viewership.”
Chuck Steedman, Chief Operating Officer of AEG Facilities:
“There is no doubt that Barclays Center is the ideal venue to showcase ESL One. Along with our strategic partners ESL, we believe that the state-of-the-art amenities, facilities and technology Barclays Center has become known for combined with the passionate and savvy fans who attend esports events in the region will create the most incredible atmosphere and experience this signature event has ever encountered. It’s these type of core events that will continue to play a role in the tremendous growth of esports we are now witnessing worldwide.”
Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment:
“This announcement is the next step in our strategy to position Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment venues as the home to esports events. We are proud to align with ESL and AEG to grow the exposure of esports in the market and attract a new audience to Barclays Center.”
With the record-breaking live-streaming and social media engagement the 2016 iteration of ESL One New York saw, we are looking forward to another great four events at Barclays Center. Stay tuned for further details on the event!