Liquid invited to ESL One New York

ESL has announced that Team Liquid have been invited to compete at the upcoming ESL One event, in New York.

The North American giants are the third team to have earned an invitation to compete at the event, joining a list that also features ESL One Cologne champions SK Gaming and ECS Season 1 winners G2 Esports.

Liquid surpassed all expectations at the Cologne Major as they finished in second place, with Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev acting as a stand-in. The last spot on the team has since been taken by Danish talent Jacob "Pimp" Winneche, formerly of SK Gaming and dignitas.


Team Liquid to compete at ESL One New York

The news comes just days after Liquid were announced as one of the first two confirmed teams for IEM Oakland, alongside SK.

ESL One New York will take place from October 1-2 at the Barclays Center, home of NBA franchise Brooklyn Nets and of NHL team New York Islanders, with $250,000 on offer. Tickets for the event can be purchased on ESL's website.

The last five invites are expected to be released by ESL in the coming weeks. The list of participants for the event now currently consists of:

Brazil SK France G2 United States Liquid
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1069
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
#15
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
expected
2016-07-19 18:28
+1
2016-07-19 18:29
expected
2016-07-19 18:28
gogo liquid
2016-07-19 18:28
#20
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Portugal NabasKi 
ez for ence no chans for team solid ma friend
2016-07-19 18:32
Tier4
2016-07-19 18:28
Why do you hate Liquid so much?
2016-07-19 18:52
He's mad his nip got out in groups
2016-07-19 19:23
I am
2016-07-19 19:33
I don't, I dislike them because they are not NiP. I only support NiP.
2016-07-19 19:34
Ahhh gotcha
2016-07-19 19:38
That's what happens when Swedes love cocaine
2016-07-20 02:34
expected
2016-07-19 18:28
thank mr. twitch.
2016-07-19 18:28
#25
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Macau Bent0 
mom i am popular
2016-07-19 18:28
#26
nukkye | 
Australia riotbz 
expected
2016-07-19 18:28
expected
2016-07-19 18:28
#31
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista 
expected
2016-07-19 18:29
Pimp replaced p1mple
2016-07-19 18:29
S1mp replaced Pimple
2016-07-19 19:02
p1mple
2016-07-19 18:30
liquid back to shit
2016-07-19 18:30
#39
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United States boyboy 
with pimp ? lmao
2016-07-19 18:30
p1mp -s1mple ggEZ
2016-07-19 18:35
#40
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Norway billson 
muricaaa baby
2016-07-19 18:30
#43
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
p1mple
2016-07-19 18:31
#44
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Portugal NabasKi 
i dont get this, people first writing random shit just to be the first ones, then edit it to whatever it comes to their minds
2016-07-19 18:31
#77
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
True its pathetic :p Also brings up the question; Is fastest guy on hltv.org also the fattest giy on hltv.org? ;-P
2016-07-19 19:20
#82
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Portugal NabasKi 
i wouldn't be surprised
2016-07-19 19:24
#135
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
^_^
2016-07-19 22:01
u just typed random shit, lmao
2016-07-21 08:06
#172
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
:D
2016-07-21 18:03
#45
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United States Scrub_Disney 
Look forward to watching them in esl one ill be attending :D
2016-07-19 18:33
Pimp <3
2016-07-19 18:36
Major or not?
2016-07-19 18:38
It has another game, so no (Valve only makes CS only tournaments Majors). I would be surprised if they did a second USA major anyway.
2016-07-19 18:42
Wont be a Major just because there are Only 8 teams on the tournament and it must have legends and challengers
2016-07-19 19:04
no simple no win feelsbadman
2016-07-19 18:40
#57
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
virtus.premier invite pls
2016-07-19 18:45
Virtus.premiere can be pro again in the end of the year, right? Because of season 2 of esl pro league, idk, if the pro will happen, they can Win the premiere and play the pro league again next year
2016-07-19 19:06
#159
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Hungary Shaperz 
they denied playing premier
2016-07-20 07:29
WTF, really? Só whats gonna happen? They wont play the further Seasons of pro league hahahahahahaha?
2016-07-20 07:42
#162
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Hungary Shaperz 
hltv.org/news/17918-virtuspro-decline-pr.. not sure about the future, I think there is still 1 wildcard spot left in pro league, they don't actually deserve it but they might get it just coz they are popular and big team
2016-07-20 07:52
fnatic mousesports Na`Vi NiP Virtus.Pro
2016-07-19 18:54
Thoose 8 teams would make sick legends for a major
2016-07-19 19:18
when envy get their shit together replace mouz with EnVy then you would have best 8 legends for a major ))
2016-07-19 20:07
#65
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
no s1mple no fun
2016-07-19 18:58
#72
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United States Ablert 
coo1
2016-07-19 19:14
danish talent hahahahahaha
2016-07-19 19:15
p1mple and his NA burger friends to get rekt by SK , VP and G2*
2016-07-19 19:23
WE SMART WE LOYAL WE FROM USA!!
2016-07-19 19:24
#85
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Poland trancemeister 
+ Fnatic Virtus.Pro Astralis Na'Vi EnVyUs / Mousesports pls
2016-07-19 19:25
Invite Envy to tournament in 2016 EleGiggle
2016-07-19 19:27
now invite VP, fnatic, Na`Vi, Astralis, mouz, NiP and more
2016-07-19 19:27
We're dumb, we team hop, we eat burgers, we argue with everyone! We are Merican!
2016-07-19 19:32
Go G2 wowowowo We smart We loyal We eat baguettes We TT sided WE ARE FROM FRANCE!!!!
2016-07-19 19:36
#92
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Brazil prob0t 
+REP
2016-07-19 19:33
Liquid without S1mple is just an NA trash team.
2016-07-19 19:34
not really, with this lineup they will be top 8, Pimp is a good rifler and could run a double awp CT setup with jdm. combine that with Elige and nitro's raw skill and Hiko's experience you have a really good team.
2016-07-19 19:46
+1 but i hope they can show smth
2016-07-19 19:55
+1 sad but true
2016-07-19 21:09
#95
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Ireland Intrilo 
-pimp FOR FUCK SAKE...
2016-07-19 19:35
Would be surprised if liquid are even tier 3 NA
2016-07-19 19:46
good job, cheering on Liquid!
2016-07-19 19:49
#105
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World WestSideDude 
No s1mple, no party! -pimp +s1mple!
2016-07-19 20:05
#112
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France kennySsSsS 
+Astralis +fnatic +NaVi +VP +Immortals to be a good tournament
2016-07-19 20:17
-Immortals -VP +NiP +FaZe
2016-07-19 21:19
#145
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France kennySsSsS 
Immortals>FaZe -VP + NiP is good
2016-07-19 23:27
I hope there are 16 teams so that all of the tier 1/2 teams can be invited.
2016-07-19 20:22
no s1mple no liquid
2016-07-19 20:28
#116
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Russia refrain 
invated only cuz of s1mple did a good job
2016-07-19 20:50
#118
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World WestSideDude 
+999999999
2016-07-19 20:55
#121
s1mple | 
Russia pEndos 
+1 S1mple was amazing
2016-07-19 20:56
no smiple no liquid as simple as it simple was not the problem its so fucking simple
2016-07-19 20:55
#120
s1mple | 
Russia pEndos 
no liquid since Mr.s1mple #CSGOD left the team...
2016-07-19 20:55
i swear hltv sucks s1mple's dick
2016-07-19 20:57
#163
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
they jump onto s1mple's dick everyday saying "hmm yummy yummy s1mple senpaaaai subaraaashi"
2016-07-20 07:54
-pimp +S1mple please...
2016-07-19 21:02
NaVi go cyka blyat
2016-07-19 21:21
#127
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Now Virtus Pro, Splyce/Cloud9, Fnatic, NIP, Astralis.
2016-07-19 21:24
no Simple no win.
2016-07-19 21:27
+s1mple = win with any team.
2016-07-19 21:30
+1
2016-07-19 21:32
#131
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
100% agreed! Expected of course!
2016-07-19 21:37
#132
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North America AVK_ 
Ez for Sk...
2016-07-19 21:47
G2 to go out without a single win. Guarenteed.
2016-07-19 21:57
lol, invited only because Liquid finished 2nd in the major by getting lucky playing against teams that aren't performing like they should.
2016-07-19 22:13
Your logic: If a team loses to an NA team, they're not performing like they should Therefore, any time an NA team beats a good team, it's because that team was playing badly, not the NA team playing well. It's really silly, because Navi and Fnatic looked fine that tournament and are solid top 4 teams. Envyus, Mousesports, Navi, Fnatic is not an easy major run to a final, it's actually a really hard one and probably the hardest major path to a final a team has had in quite a few majors, possibly the hardest path to a major final ever honestly, considering they had to beat two top 4 teams in single elim bracket. When was the last time a team making the final had to do that? That's what's really sad about this performance, it's like the least lucky hardest run you can have to get that final appearance and yet people will still say it's luck somehow since they don't like NA.
2016-07-20 05:08
#138
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Norway sparta92 
autist pimp carry?
2016-07-19 22:14
-SK + fun
2016-07-19 22:14
Why are there no UK teams going?
2016-07-19 22:16
#141
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Brazil xpn :) 
no s1mple no fun kk
2016-07-19 22:24
What i dont speak english
2016-07-19 22:25
Liquid without s1mple FeelsBadMan
2016-07-20 01:08
no s1mple = liquid shit
2016-07-20 01:26
+Immortals org !
2016-07-20 02:09
#156
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Russia Aggramar 
ty s1mple
2016-07-20 03:36
Needs more NA teams like C9 and Optic and hopefully they get fnatic/NiP/Astralis/Na'vi in as well
2016-07-20 04:58
i dont nooooo
2016-07-20 10:05
#167
NEO | 
Poland Maarek88 
-s1mple = no way jose
2016-07-20 10:47
#168
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Finland Doom_69 
who?
2016-07-20 11:21
No s1mple, no party
2016-07-21 00:00
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