The ESL One New York 2018 group stage brackets, to be played between September 26-28, are set.
Group A contains the reigning ESL One Cologne champions, Natus Vincere, alongside mousesports, fnatic and Gambit Esports.
Goup B consists of FaZe Clan, last year’s champions in the Big Apple, sharing the opening stage of the event with Team Liquid, NRG eSports and G2 Esports.
The double elimination bo3 brackets were set based on the ESL World Ranking to ensure a balanced competition and will begin with the following matches on September 26:
11:00 AM EDT – Natus Vincere vs. Gambit Esports
11:00 AM EDT – fnatic vs. mousesports
2:50 PM EDT – FaZeClan vs. G2 Esports
2:50 PM EDT – NRG eSports vs. Team Liquid
The top two teams from each group will earn a spot in the Semi Final in the main stage of the Barclays Center in front of a roaring live audience on September 29 before the bo5 Grand Final on September 30.