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CS:GO • Sep 26, 2019

ESL One New York: First-round matchups and schedule

ESL One New York: First-round matchups and schedule

The ESL One New York tournament will see eight of the best CS:GO teams in the world face off in the Barclays Center, and the first-round matchups feature some enticing battles.


Eight teams will descend upon the Barclays center for the September 26-29 weekend. 

Two days of group stage play and two days of playoffs will determine who walks away with the lion’s share of $200,000 and an all-important victory in season 3 of the Intel Grand Slam. Team Liquid already has one Grand Slam victory from IEM Chicago.

First-round matchups

Team Liquid vs eUnited

Team Liquid are right at home at IEM events. They dominated IEM Grand Slam season two. They've won the first event of season three. But they'll be looking to re-assert their dominance after an early playoff exit at the Berlin major, as well as avenge their ESL One NY grand finals loss to mousesports from last year. eUnited fought their way through the open and closed NA qualifiers to make it to New York, and will have a tough task of trying to upset the world's number one team.

G2 Esports vs ENCE

Both of these rosters are on the precipice of being considered contenders, but are both going through changes. ENCE's debut for suNny at BLAST Moscow was a disaster; losing in embarrassing fashion to forZe and only picking up win against an NiP team that is a shell of its former self. G2 will be playing with kioShiMa as a stand-in, while transfer talks with Vitality over shox continue.

kioShiMa will stand in for G2 in New York.

Astralis vs OpTic

It's a Danish deathmatch in the first series of Group B. Astralis is looking to begin another championship era after winning the StarLadder Berlin major, and want to take home another Intel Grand Slam. Despite falling short of qualifying for the EU minor and the Berlin major, OpTic rallied to win the DreamHack Open in June, and then qualified for ESL One NY with a win at the GG.Bet NY Invitational. cajunb will face off against his old squad as he continues to stand-in for OpTic.

FaZe Clan vs NRG Esports

This is an instance of one team with a clearly outlined future facing a team that still has to answer a lot of questions. NRG Esports are looking to continue to build momentum after a run to semifinals of the Berlin major and obtaining a top three world ranking.  FaZe are still in the process of acquiring a full lineup for this event, having released NEO and sent GuardiaN back to Na'Vi. At this time (September 21st) broky will be playing on trial for FaZe, but they still need a fifth.

ESL One NY format

ESL One NY will use a double elimination group stage format for two groups of four. The two teams that advance from each group will go to a single-elimination four-team playoff. The semifinals will feature 1st place and 2nd place from opposite groups facing each other. Prior to the grand final, there will be a showmatch showing off the remake of Cache. All matches are best-of-three, except for the grand finals that are best-of-five.


September 26

Group A OpenerTeam Liquid vs eUnited8 AM11 AM4 PM
Group A Opener
G2 Esports vs ENCE8 AM11 AM4 PM
Group B OpenerAstralis vs OpTic Gaming11:35 AM2:35 PM7:35 PM
Group B OpenerFaZe Clan vs NRG Esports11:35 AM2:35 PM7:35 PM
Group A Winners' MatchTBD vs TBD3:10 PM6:10 PM11:10 PM
Group A Elimination MatchTBD vs TBD3:10 PM6:10 PM11:10 PM

September 27

Group B Winners' MatchTBD vs TBD8 AM11 AM4 PM
Group B Elimination MatchTBD vs TBD8 AM11 AM4 PM
Group A Decider MatchTBD vs TBD11:35 AM2:35 PM7:35 PM
Group B Decider MatchTBD vs TBD3:10 P6:10 PM11:10 PM

September 28

Semifinal 1TBD vs TBD10 AM1 PM6 PM
Semifinal 2TBD vs TBD1:30 PM4:30 PM9:30 PM

September 29

Cache Remake ShowmatchPros vs Pros8:35 AM11:35 AM4:35 PM
Grand Final (BO5)TBD vs TBD10 AM1 PM6 PM

Last updated September 26, 2019 at 8:30AM EST.

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