ESL One New York is returning to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for its fourth year running, as eight of the best teams in global Counter-Strike battle for their share of the $200,000 prize pool.
At last year’s tournament, mousesports walked away with the trophy, but they won’t even be in attendance this time around, after failing to secure the spot from the European qualifier.
Instead G2 Esports took the spot, and will be joined by fellow European squads Astralis, ENCE, FaZe Clan and OpTic. Team Liquid, newly-transferred Evil Geniuses and eUnited will be the North American representatives.
The tournament is first opportunity to see Coldzera in a FaZe jersey, as well as the new Evil Geniuses roster, who joined from NRG on the day the tournament starts.
G2 also have a new-look roster, with kioShiMa being used as a stand-in, following the departure of Shox.
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Astralis and Liquid will be the favorites heading in, and the proposition of a final between the two powerhouses will be on many fans’ wishlists.
Although they played at the Berlin Major, it was a round one match in the legends stage, and in truth, Liquid were roundly outplayed by Astralis, whose surprise Vertigo pick threw the North American’s off.
The now-former NRG lineup will be hoping they can bring it home for North America, as they now fly the colors of Evil Geniuses, in the organization’s return to Counter-Strike after seven years out of the scene.
ESL One New York Schedule
|Group A||Team Liquid 2-0 eUnited||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM|
|Group A||G2 Esports 2-0 ENCE||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM|
|Group B||Astralis 2-0 OpTic Gaming||11:35 AM||2:35 PM||7:35 PM|
|Group B||FaZe Clan 0-2 Evil Geniuses||11:35 AM||2:35 PM||7:35 PM|
|Group A Winners||Team Liquid 2-1 G2 Esports||3:10 PM||6:10 PM||11:10 PM|
|Group A Elim||ENCE 2-0 eUnited||3:10 PM||6:10 PM||11:10 PM|
|Group B Winners||Astralis 0-2 Evil Geniuses||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM|
|Group B Elim||OpTic Gaming 2-0 FaZe Clan||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM|
|Group A Decider||ENCE 1-2 G2 Esports||11:35 AM||2:35 PM||7:35 PM|
|Group B Decider||Astralis 2-0 OpTic Gaming||3:10 PM||6:10 PM||11:10 PM|
|SF 1||Team Liquid 1-2 Astralis||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|SF 2||Evil Geniuses 2-0 G2 Esports||1:30 PM||4:30 PM||9:30 PM|
|Cache Showmatch||Team Squeaky vs Team Toxic||8:35 AM||11:35 AM||4:35 PM|
|Grand Final||Astralis 1-2 Evil Geniuses||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
ESL One New York Groups
|FaZe Clan||0-2 (Eliminated)|