The organizers, Electronic Sports League will be hosting an esports event, ESL One New York held on the 14 till 17 September at Barclays Center. Counter-Strike fans will get to see their favourite professional top teams battle it out for their share of a prize pool of $250K.
Why should you follow the ESL One New York 2017?
- You could enjoy watching live streaming of the intense action from the best CS: GO teams playing live on stage.
- You could get to know your favourite esports players up and close.
- Support and unite with thousands of Counter-Strike fans, hoping you made the right bet on your pro team.
ESL One New York 2017 Tournament format
Eight pro teams will be divided into two groups of four. At this stage of the event will see who are the strongest four CS: GO squads that will move on to the next level. The Semi-finals will be single-elimination playoffs in a the best-of-three match and as for the Grand Final that reveals the best-of-five at the ESL One New York.
Eight CS: GO teams that will participate at ESL One New York 2017
Astralis recently attended the PGL Major Krakow, where in the quarterfinals the squad beat SK Gaming the top CS team in the world. This year, they won the Eleague Major defeating Virtus.Pro, earning their highest winnings so far, as well as at IEM Katowice beating Faze Clan. Finishing in top four at several recent esports tournaments, how will Astralis fare in ESL One New York?
Faze Clan impressive performance at IEM Sydney was a surprise to many as they beat Astralis but lost to SK Gaming, coming in second place. Lately there were disappointing results, where Faze Clan have participated in DreamHack Masters Malmo 2017 and PGL Major Krakow ranking between the 9th to 16th place. Faze Clan CS: GO have acquired Guardian and Olofmeister together with karrigan, rain and NiKo, they hope to take their gaming skills to the next level.
Team Liquid earned their place at ESL One New York 2017 for finishing in second place at the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals. The squad have participated in the qualifiers of DreamHack Masters Malmo, PGL Major Krakow. They made their presence felt in the ESL One Cologne, dominating in the group stages beating the likes of Natus Vincere, Immortals and Optic Gaming. Team Liquid never cease to surprise but are they capable of winning the title?
Natus Vincere in last year’s ESL One New York 2016 was one the unit will never forget as they took first prize of $125K as well as an MVP awarded to s1mple for his legendary AWP in the match. The latest CS: GO tournaments DreamHacK Masters Malmo, PGL Major Krakow, ESL One Cologne and many others proved to be quite challenging for the team. Can Navi get back on their feet to win premier CS tournaments?
SK Gaming at the moment is the top Counter-Strike team in the world, winning events like CS_ Summit, IEM Sydney and DreamHack Summer 2017, where they defeated the likes of Gambit Gaming, Fnatic and Faze Clan. The recent CS events, Dreamhack Masters Malmo and PGL Major Krakow, SK Gaming have ranked between 5th to 8th place. Will they step up their game at ESL One New York to keep their world ranking?
Virtus.Pro have participated in the most recent ESG Tour Mykonos 2017, where they had the experience of competing against SK. VP are never to be underestimated as they have won matches like DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017 taking title to win over SK Gaming with a score 2-1. The CS:GO roster has been together for a number of years accomplishing wins and losses together but do they have what it takes to win the ESL One New York Trophy?
EnVyUs earned their spot as the European qualifier for ESL One New York, beating Hellraisers, G2 Esports and Gambit Gaming in the process. Their last roster change took place in February with the signing of ScreaM. The last great win was at Dreamhack Atlanta, winning the major title beating Heroic. Will the Boys in Blue prove their worth in the upcoming event?
Cloud 9 earned their spot in the ESL One New York as the North American qualifying team, defeating Complexity Gaming and Rise Nation towards the group stages. Cloud 9 acquired Rush and Tarik to replace shroud and n0thing who will be an analyst at the main event in ESL One New York. The last few esports tournaments Cloud 9 attended include DH Masters Malmo and PGL Major Krakow placing between 9 till 12 place while at ESL One Cologne, C9 came a close second against unbeatable SK Gaming.