ESL One New York viewer's guide
With ESL One New York 2017 set to start tomorrow, here are all the details you need to know concerning the groups, the schedule and the on-air team for the event.
The next ESL One event will see a total of eight teams battle it out from September 15-17 in New York, United States, for their share of the $250,000 prize-pool.
The teams have been divided into two groups of four, with SK, the No.1 side in the world, being placed in the same group as Cloud9, Natus Vincere and Envy. As for Group B, FaZe, Astralis, Liquid, and Virtus.pro are the other teams who will be seeking a place in the playoffs.
Here are the groups for ESL One New York:
|Group A||Group B|
The tournament will consist of a double-elimination format during the group stage, with the opening and winner matches being played in a best-of-one format. As for the elimination and decider games, teams will have to play best-of-three series.
Below you can find the schedule for the tournament:
|Friday, September 15|
|18:10||Cloud9||vs. Natus Vincere||Bo1|
|19:20||Group A winners match||Bo1|
|19:20||Group B winners match||Bo1|
|20:30||Group A elimination match||Bo3|
|20:30||Group B elimination match||Bo3|
|00:00||Group A decider match||Bo3|
|00:00||Group B decider match||Bo3|
|Saturday, September 16|
|Sunday, September 17|
Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner will act as Desk Host in New York, and he will be accompanied by, among others, Duncan "Thorin" Shields, Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett and Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert.
Given the fact that the first day of ESL One will have two matches running simultaneously, there will be two different broadcast teams for those encounters, as you can check below:
|OJ Borg - Host|
|Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner - Desk Host|
|Duncan "Thorin" Shields - Analyst|
|Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst|
|Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator|
|Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator|
|Jason "Moses" O'Toole - Commentator|
|Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator|
|Heather "Sapphire" Garozzo - Observer|
|DJ "Prius" Kuntz - Observer|
|Secondary stream (Friday)|
|Tres "Stunna" Saranthus - Host|
|Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert - Analyst|
|James "JamezIRL" Macaulay - Analyst|
|Mohan "Launders" Govindasamy - Commentator|
|Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Commentator|
|John "Blu" Mullen - Commentator|
|Erik "da_bears" Stromberg - Commentator|