ESL One returns to the Big Apple - announcing ESL One New York 2018

ESL One returns to the Big Apple - announcing ESL One New York 2018

We are thrilled to announce that ESL One powered by Intel will once again return to the city of New York, USA! Eight top CS:GO teams from around the world will compete for a US$250,000 prize pool, the coveted trophy, and a win counting towards the US$1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam.

One weekend - one crowd - one winner! At ESL One New York, everything comes together, and legends are made.

Key information

  • When: September 29-30
  • Where: Barclays Center
  • Arena schedule: Saturday - Two Semifinals (bo3) and a Showmatch, Sunday - grand final (bo5) and an amateur match (bo1)
  • Group stage matches (no audience): September 26-28
  • Teams: 5 invites, 3 from qualifiers
  • Format: two groups of 4, double elimination bo3 matches; 4-team single elimination playoffs (bo3 semifinals, bo5 grand final)

We look forward to bringing ESL One New York and premier competition back to the Barclays Center for another showcase of exciting esports,” said Yvette Martinez-Rea, CEO, ESL North America. The passion behind the fans will fuel the amazing esports experience ESL looks to create, and we aim to make this event unforgettable.

This is the third year in a row that we are bringing the world’s best CS:GO teams to the Big Apple for ESL One New York 2018, said Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President of Product at ESL. Thousands of fans have attended the biggest esports tournament on the East Coast in the past, and we can not wait for another memorable event at the legendary Barclays Center.

Get ready, New York!

We cannot wait to be back in Barclays Center for the third year in a row with some world-class CS:GO! Tickets to the event will go on sale this Friday, April 20 at 11 AM EDT - all info can be found here.

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