MSI and ESL partner to bring Masters Gaming Arena to New York
ESL and MSI have partnered to bring a second event to ESL One New York in the form of a four-team tournament featuring a $60,000 prize pool.
The MSI Masters Gaming Arena will be a four-team event which will have open qualifiers in North America, APAC, Europe, and the CIS region, with each region's winner going on to play at the Barclays Center during ESL One New York.
Registration starts July 7 and runs through July 16. The first of two qualifiers is on July 21 while the second is on July 28, with a last chance qualifier taking place on August 4 before the regional playoffs on August 11. The four winners will then play a double-elimination playoff at ESL One New York in September.
The four winning teams will have an all-expenses-paid trip to New York to play the MSI MGA Finals, which will be broadcast on the official ESL One New York livestream and will be commentated and analyzed by the ESL One New York talent.
The tournament's format will be:
Registration – July 7-16
Open Qualifier #1 – July 21
Open Qualifier #2 – July 28
Last Chance Qualifier – July 4
Regional Playoffs – August 11
Double Elimination Offline Finals at ESL One New York