ESL One New York viewer's guide

Herein is found our viewer's guide for ESL One New York which will take place from September 30 to October 2.

ESL One New York will be the biggest event since the last Major—ESL One Cologne—and will offer $250,000 in cash prizes to eight teams. SK will return to LAN while Liquid, fnatic, and OpTic's new lineups will make their LAN debuts.

The tournament will be using the Swiss system in the eight-team group stage in which teams with the same win-loss record will play each other. Teams who manage to get three wins will advance to the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs while three losses in the group stage will get you eliminated.


FalleN returns to LAN

The first matchups are pre-determined and will put Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev's Natus Vincere against Liquid while Virtus.pro face the debutants fnatic.

Here are the initial matchups:

Poland Virtus.pro vs. Sweden fnatic
France G2 vs. Denmark Astralis
Brazil SK vs. North America OpTic
CIS Natus Vincere  vs. United States Liquid

The schedule for the event is as follows:

Friday, September 30th
17:00 Round 1 - Match 1  BO1
18:15 Round 1 - Match 2 BO1
19:30 Round 1 - Match 3 BO1
20:45 Round 1 - Match 4 BO1
22:00 Round 2 - Match 1 BO1
23:15 Round 2 - Match 2 BO1
00:30 Round 2 - Match 3 BO1
01:45 Round 2 - Match 4 BO1
03:00 Round 3 - Match 1 BO1
 
 
Saturday, October 1st
17:00 Round 3 - Match 2 BO1
18:30 Round 3 - Match 3 BO1
20:00 Round 3 - Match 4 BO1
21:30 Round 4 - Match 1 BO1
23:00 Round 4 - Match 2 BO1
00:30 Round 4 - Match 3 BO1
02:00 Round 5 - Match 1 BO1
03:30 Round 5 - Match 2 (if needed)  BO1
     
Sunday, October 2nd
17:00 Semi-final #1 BO3
21:00 Semi-final #2 BO3
01:00 Grand final BO3

* matches will start as soon as possible after the previous ends

The talent lineup in day one will feature four commentators from ESL's Cologne studio while Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner is in New York as an on-site interviewer. In days two and three, when Barclays Center will be opened, a nine-man crew will take over.

The full talent lineup is below:

Day one
Australia Mitch "Uber" Leslie - Commentator
United Kingdom Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator
United Kingdom Hugo Byron - Commentator
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Commentator
United Kingdom Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner - On-site interviewer
 
Days two and three
United Kingdom Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner - Host
 
United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk host
Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst
United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields - Analyst
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Analyst
 
Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator
United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
United States John "Blu" Mullen - Commentator

The prize pool distribution will be done as follows:

1. - $125,000
2. - $50,000
3-4. - $25,000
3-4. - $25,000
5. - $10,000
6. - $7,000
7. - $5,000
8. - $3,000

Keep your eye on HLTV.org as we'll be bringing you on-site coverage of the event, including galleries and interviews.

BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
#1
Other xdlul 
eu friendlY?
2016-09-29 15:30
I don't understand why Blu is a Caster in Day 2&3 We have 2 Great Caster pairs And ESL is going to split them to fit in Blu Nonesense
2016-09-29 15:33
Blu + Moses
2016-09-29 15:40
I hope Hugo will replace people like Blu in future as a caster. That dude is epic good, not necessarily the hype machine like semmler+anders, but almost always point on and when casting online he follows twitch chat and acknowledges any mistakes he might have done from the chat.
2016-09-29 16:36
Wasn't there like a emergency and semmler couldn't attend? He stopped casting the eleague ow open aswell
2016-09-29 21:51
Well he his listed as Caster so I really don't know
2016-09-30 07:21
#86
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Sweden werkaster 
Agree. Blu is possible the worst "pro" caster of all time. Day 1 casters are also better than him. It's obvious he has a lot of contacts and friends in the industry, that's the only explanation.
2016-09-30 14:47
Ikr wtf is this shit fucking format. Why they couldn't make it so it starts like 14:00 cest while it's like 10 or 11 in the morning in NA
2016-09-29 15:43
#43
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
Is this eu time or na?
2016-09-29 16:01
it starts at 10am in america.
2016-09-29 17:36
14CEST would be 8am in NYC
2016-09-29 18:44
Grandfinal 01:00 LUL
2016-09-29 15:44
#38
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Finland coswell 
Its at 2:00 for us ;)
2016-09-29 15:48
Next major aswell in burgerstan. Brace yourself.
2016-09-29 17:02
Not a problem. US viewers get fucked over with EU tounraments, so when EU viewers have bad times for one or two tournaments they should remember how often it is - meaning rarely. No bitching EU bitches.
2016-09-29 15:47
Maybe you should concider where the majority of the community come from. Stop that feminist/anti-racist logic
2016-09-29 15:50
Pfff, this is and US event, so it's targeted at US audience. Marketing common sense dude.
2016-09-29 17:54
#73
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Finland andreui 
I mean if they want to have shit viewership, sure they should only target US audience.
2016-09-29 19:00
#39
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Georgia aliosha 
biggest event since last major? what about ELEAGUE?
2016-09-29 15:49
yes, starladder too..
2016-09-29 16:02
ESL is the best event organizor no doubts
2016-09-29 20:04
#81
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Europe wai7ing 
Well yea if they let the swiss system sink in some trashcan when it belongs Spider best format
2016-09-29 22:46
#3
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Denmark beastd 
nice
2016-09-29 15:30
1
2016-09-29 15:30
i dont care
2016-09-29 15:30
#10
Respect | 
United Kingdom krazd 
THANK OBAMA
2016-09-29 15:30
ez fnatic
2016-09-29 15:31
n1
2016-09-29 15:30
#14
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Brazil R_ananias 
Great!
2016-09-29 15:30
xd
2016-09-29 15:30
nice gl Optic
2016-09-29 15:31
cannot w8 , good talent lineup
2016-09-29 15:31
Ez for fnatic
2016-09-29 15:31
#19
shrek | 
Finland Jandtro 
noice
2016-09-29 15:31
#20
NiKo | 
CIS swikzie 
spunj
2016-09-29 15:31
Astralis get to semis and choke.
2016-09-29 15:33
#24
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Other roflhltvuser 
Simple vs hiko
2016-09-29 15:33
if NaVi plays as bad as past weeks Liquid might have a chance :-D
2016-09-29 15:34
wowo VP dont play own games at 03:00 05:00 morning -spunJ -pansy -thorin -ynk -uber another washed up ex pro like spunj ? and fantastic event
2016-09-29 15:38
Not the NA Uber, Australian Uber. Australian Uber has never in his life played cs proffesionaly, hes just a nice caster.
2016-09-29 15:45
Actually VP likes to play late
2016-09-29 16:40
Nice one! dis gon b gud
2016-09-29 15:41
Pansy again? Really, kick her please, she is so bad, the worst caster i've seen in my life
2016-09-29 15:46
gl
2016-09-29 15:49
Final starts Sunday 12 night UK time? Rip Monday morning.
2016-09-29 15:49
WHERE IS DAZED?????
2016-09-29 15:55
rip grand final, too late for a sunday night
2016-09-29 16:02
#46
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United States BlockyBoy 
I'm sort of confused at the timing. They start from 11 AM to 9 PM in eastern time. MLG Columbus did like 9 AM to 6 PM which is more more EU friendly. Stupid esl.........
2016-09-29 16:05
This is your tournament m8, this is impossible to make the tournament friendly for whole world
2016-09-29 16:12
#48
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Asia LoveCakeRusk 
Thorin + Ynk <3
2016-09-29 16:19
#49
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Argentina Reymon 
Rip Dazed?
2016-09-29 16:22
Good thing Thorin will be there. Say whatever you like, but I missed this guy.
2016-09-29 16:31
#51
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Poland Redrumowy 
01:00 Grand final thanks obama
2016-09-29 16:36
I can barely watch a few games without losing sleep Friday, September 30th 20:30 Round 1 - Match 1 BO1 21:45 Round 1 - Match 2 BO1 23:00 Round 1 - Match 3 BO1 00:15 Round 1 - Match 4 BO1 01:30 Round 2 - Match 1 BO1 02:45 Round 2 - Match 2 BO1 04:00 Round 2 - Match 3 BO1 05:15 Round 2 - Match 4 BO1 06:30 Round 3 - Match 1 BO1 Saturday, October 1st 20:30 Round 3 - Match 2 BO1 22:00 Round 3 - Match 3 BO1 23:30 Round 3 - Match 4 BO1 01:00 Round 4 - Match 1 BO1 02:30 Round 4 - Match 2 BO1 04:00 Round 4 - Match 3 BO1 05:30 Round 5 - Match 1 BO1 07:00 Round 5 - Match 2 (if needed) BO1 Sunday, October 2nd 20:30 Semi-final #1 BO3 00:30 Semi-final #2 BO3 04:30 Grand final BO3
2016-09-29 17:38
#54
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Finland jayss 
now brazilians will finally understand SK era is over
2016-09-29 16:41
rip dazed on lan dream
2016-09-29 16:50
yay change.org/p/valve-rollback-to-original-cs-go-sound-pack
2016-09-29 16:51
Crap, pretty late for me.
2016-09-29 17:06
NA event - It's okay to have some matches in midnight for us, but come fucking on, grand final on sunday night at 01?
2016-09-29 17:09
Buy some doritos, some soda, maybe order a pizza and spend all day watching some fucking great cs. love it.
2016-09-29 17:14
#62
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Brazil diixon 
Finally a good tournament with great teams. This weekend will be great.
2016-09-29 17:36
enjoy bro <3 and good luck to SK ofc :D
2016-09-29 22:34
can't wait for it! and is the premiere of spunj as a analyst in a lan event, he is doing great in epl!
2016-09-29 23:34
#61
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Brazil hugoooo 
Great schedule, matches being played from 12:00 to 22:30. Grand finals at 20:00, really good. OpTic will surprise a lot of people.
2016-09-29 17:29
Games running from 22:00 to 7:00. Cant watch all these USA events :/
2016-09-29 17:37
#67
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France France98123 
2 days of BO1 ResidentSleeper
2016-09-29 18:03
#68
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France StickyRice 
1am (Timezone Europe/Copenhagen, i'm from France) start of the final. Good job NA. I hope you will learn it and get BO5 (if not BO7 but yeah i guess it's too exhausting for the player) final on decent hour for (almost) the whole planet. So final (BO5 please, not BO3) should not be the same day as semi finals.
2016-09-29 18:11
#69
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Germany Weisswurst 
Starladder and Eleague were both larger. Both more (therefore also better) teams + bigger prizepool
2016-09-29 18:27
#70
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Germany jonko 
GO VP
2016-09-29 18:29
no anders with semmler for the last day
2016-09-29 18:31
#74
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
biggest event since last major - 250k$ FailFish
2016-09-29 19:04
SK*LANGOD
2016-09-29 22:06
SpunJ > Blue I MISS TOSSPOT FeelsBadMan
2016-09-29 22:38
YOOO FUCK THOSE TIMES fucking ESL
2016-09-29 22:42
#83
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Australia yeb123 
Oh shit I watch this at alllll from 1am- 12pm , what a good time
2016-09-30 01:12
virtus.ez
2016-09-30 10:47
I dont get why people who doesnt have English languages as there native language should cast a huge tournament, an game as intens as fpsgames is Counter-Strike, and cast pro matches in front of millions.. Love the crew and the analyzt i wish Redeye would Cast more games, he was amazing.. He should switch with Anders Blume who knows alot about cs and could be an amazing analyst. Im usually very positive and pollite and have supportive oppinions about many things.. so if you disagree it will not mean im upset/negative in any way. Just feedback.
2016-09-30 19:47
LOL brackets for why?
2016-10-01 02:18
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