The Electronic Sports League will be organising ESL One New York 2018 at the Barclays Center. The CS: GO competition will take place from the 26 till 30 September. CS fans like you will get to see your favourite esports teams battle it out for a share from the prize pool $250K.
Why should you follow the ESL One New York 2018?
- You could enjoy watching live streaming of intense action from the best CS: GO teams playing live on stage.
- You will get to know your favourite esports players up close.
- Support and unite with thousands of Counter-Strike fans, hoping you made the right CSGO bet on your pro team.
Have you ever wanted to compete against a pro player in CSGO? Here is your chance to play in the YOU vs Pro match at the ESL One New York 2018. You will get to prove your fighting skills against Team Liquid nitr0 and meet him in person.
ESL One New York 2018 Tournament Format
Eight pro teams will split into two groups of four. At this stage of the event will see the strongest four CS: GO squads that will move on to the next level. The Semi-finals will be single-elimination playoffs in a best-of-three match. As for the Grand Final the best-of-five match that will reveal the winner of the ESL One New York 2018.
Eight CS: GO Teams Competing at ESL One New York 2018
Last June, Draken joined FNC to replace Golden who signed with Cloud 9. A few days ago, Fnatic benched pro player Flusha from CSGO active roster. The squad played at DH Masters Stockholm, Eleague CSGO Premier 2018 and ESL One Cologne 2018. Their participation at the FACEIT Major, they managed to reach The New Legends Stage. Fnatic won over Vega Squadron and Winstrike but lost to coL, NaVi and Hellraisers. FNC got eliminated from the FACEIT Major with three losses and two wins. Fnatic has yet to prove they still have what it takes to get back on their feet.
The French team, G2 have participated in DH Open Valencia, ESL One Cologne and ECS Season 5, ranking in 5-6th place. G2 Esports have lately competed at the FACEIT Major where they went through to the New Legends Stage. They won two games, one over Hellraisers in Dust 2 and Cloud 9 on Inferno. The CS team suffered three losses to Complexity, MIBR and Faze Clan that led to their elimination from FACEIT.
The German Counter-Strike squad, Mousesports have proved they could make it towards the Semifinals of an esports event. Their potential shone through at the DH Masters Stockholm, Eleague Premier and the StarSeries Season 5. Their most significant win was reaching the finals of the ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018. Losing to Faze Clan, Mouz finished in second place to win a prize of $40K.
The Russian CSGO team, Gambit got to take part in the FACEIT Major New Challengers Stage. The squad won over Renegades but lost to three teams, Tyloo, Hellraisers and BIG. The most significant accomplishment was at the IEM Shanghai 2018. They finished in the Semi-Finals losing to NRG Esports, taking home a prize of $22K.
The American CSGO team, NRG has had quite a season over the past few months. The unit took part in the EPICENTER 2018 qualifiers, DH Masters Stockholm 2018 and StarSeries i-League Season 6. Their recent incredible win was at IEM Shanghai 2018, winning 2-0 to Tyloo taking the first prize of $125K. This result shows that NRG has what it takes when they set their mind to winning esports events.
Last year’s ESL One New York 2017, Team Liquid finished in second place losing to the winners, Faze Clan. TL has taken part in the Eleague CSGO Premier 2018, ESL One Cologne and ESL One Belo Horizonte. Team Liquid is full of surprise but are they capable of winning the title?
Last year’s ESL One New York 2017, Faze Clan won the CSGO match, defeating Team Liquid with an unbeatable score of 3-0. Since then Faze have come in second at Eleague Major Boston and IEM Katowice 2018. Faze Clan have taken the titles of Intel Extreme Masters Sydney and ESL One Belo Horizonte. Will Faze reclaim the ESL One New York title this year?
ESL One New York 2016 winners, Natus Vincere took home their first prize of $125K. Their legendary awper, s1mple received an award as the MVP of the match. The CS: GO events that Navi took part in include DH Masters Stockholm, Eleague Premier and ESL One Cologne. After Navi’s performance at the FACEIT Major, the team have a chance to win.