ESL One New York 2018 viewer's guide

Yossarian
September 25th, 2018 14:48

With the first event after the FACEIT Major set to start tomorrow, we've gathered all the information you need regarding the New York tournament.

Taking place in the Barclays Center in the borough of Brooklyn, ESL One New York will run from September 26-30, where eight teams will fight for a part of the $250,000 prize pool and a chance to take an Intel Grand Slam win.

The event features two GSL-style double-elimination groups, where the top two teams from each group will advance to the single-elimination bracket playoffs. All matches played in New York will be best-of-three with the exception of the grand final, which will be a best-of-five.

The Barclays Center seats 19,000 Counter-Strike fans

As part of the Intel Grand Slam, which promises a $1,000,000 bonus for any team to win four out of ten consecutive Grand Slam events, the teams will give it their all to get closer to the big prize.

FaZe is the only participating squad currently sitting at two wins, as the European superteam missed their chance to take home the full prize at DreamHack Masters Stockholm, after which their win at last year's ESL One New York expired. fnatic and Natus Vincere, who are also in Brooklyn for the event, each have one Grand Slam victory under their belt, as the teams triumphed at IEM Katowice and ESL One Cologne, respectively.

For an in-depth look at the attending teams, HLTV.org writer Lucas "LucasAM" Miles has put together a piece covering the key storylines of the event.

Taking place right after the FACEIT Major, ESL One New York features some of the best teams in the world, placed in two groups, with the initial matchups being seeded using ESL's own ranking system. You can find both groups below:

The full schedule for ESL One New York 2018 can be found below:

Wednesday, September 26
17:00 - Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Kazakhstan Gambit | BO3
17:00 - Sweden fnatic vs. Europe mousesports | BO3
20:50 - Europe FaZe vs. France G2 | BO3
20:50 - United States NRG vs. North America Liquid | BO3
00:40 - Group A Elimination Match| BO3

Thursday, September 27
17:00 - Group B Elimination Match| BO3
20:30 - Group A Winners Match| BO3
00:00 - Group B Winners Match| BO3

Friday, September 28
17:00 - Group A Decider Match | BO3
20:30 - Group B Decider Match | BO3

Saturday, September 29
19:00 - Semi-final #1| BO3
22:50 - Semi-final #2| BO3

Sunday, September 30
19:00 - Grand Final | BO5

To guide you through the action in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, ESL has put together the following list of hosts, analysts and commentators:

United Kingdom OJ Borg - Stage Host

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk Host

Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Analyst
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields - Analyst

Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Commentator
United Kingdom Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator

#1
$Bills$ | 
Cambodia THEBO$$ 
nice
2018-09-25 14:49
Nice. Sadokist <3
2018-09-25 14:52
Expected
2018-09-25 14:52
What's nice about that?
2018-09-25 15:12
Why not nice? You hate Sadokist like most of people do?
2018-09-25 15:22
#89
Twistzz | 
United States TLO 
sadokist did nothing wrong
2018-09-25 16:02
+1
2018-09-25 16:21
#105
 | 
Germany waien 
Everyone hates something but most are to shy to speak out I hate fat people
2018-09-25 16:37
I hate German
2018-09-25 16:40
#112
 | 
Germany waien 
Do what you must do
2018-09-25 16:41
#114
 | 
Germany waien 
But why do you only hate the language
2018-09-25 16:42
because I can't speak it
2018-09-25 16:43
#116
 | 
Germany waien 
Its ez bro just learn it
2018-09-25 16:44
ez for Germans
2018-09-25 16:45
#119
 | 
Germany waien 
No many people who learned it say it is not that difficult as everybody says Try bulgarian or smth like that THAT IS DIFFICULT
2018-09-25 16:52
ok. Thanks :)
2018-09-25 16:52
#121
 | 
Germany waien 
Only „der die das“ gives you headache
2018-09-25 16:52
Also difficult to know which "nach, zu, auf" etc. to use. Can't remember what these words are called :s
2018-09-25 16:57
#136
 | 
Germany waien 
You‘re right They can have multiple meanings „auf“ e.g. can mean „open“ or „on top of“ Or even „auf gehts“ = „lets go“
2018-09-25 17:08
#205
Nifty | 
United States iChrist 
TIL smth
2018-09-26 14:34
#206
 | 
Germany waien 
Bis
2018-09-26 18:44
Daddykist*
2018-09-27 05:59
#50
 | 
Poland 0VERATED 
Facebook stream?
2018-09-25 15:04
No
2018-09-25 15:23
THEN WHERE
2018-09-25 17:29
2018-09-25 17:30
#166
 | 
India rohansamal 
How do you know? I'm pretty sure it will be on facebook cause two year deal dude
2018-09-25 18:13
hltv.org/matches/2326882/natus-vincere-v.. click on first broadcasting channel.
2018-09-25 18:15
#170
 | 
India rohansamal 
Yeah But that isn't really a fool-proof thing is it ? They can change it before the tournament
2018-09-25 18:19
may be
2018-09-25 18:37
#187
 | 
India rohansamal 
2018-09-26 04:50
#188
 | 
India rohansamal 
Its on Facebook
2018-09-26 04:50
Bc chutiya esl
2018-09-26 05:44
#190
 | 
India rohansamal 
Yeah I never watch ESL one events despite them being amazing [ in terms of CS ] cause Facebook
2018-09-26 05:46
#2
shroud | 
Russia kaeff 
NaVi > Gambit fnatic < mousesports Faze > G2 NRG < Liquid
2018-09-25 14:50
Ez for c9 oh wait....
2018-09-25 14:52
They denied the invitation because Tarik wanted to play in turkey for blast. But that didn’t work out for C9.
2018-09-26 01:47
#51
 | 
Belgium jorneiro 
*fnatic > mousesports screaM will have 30+ kills every map
2018-09-25 15:06
+1
2018-09-25 15:18
#62
 | 
Netherlands ZoMilan 
Typical Belgian here, just wait till chrisJ reks scream helemaal de moeder
2018-09-25 15:22
#72
 | 
Brazil davidS_ 
Typical Dutch here, just wait till scream reks Chrisj helemaal de moeder
2018-09-25 15:26
Chrisj op
2018-09-25 16:10
#104
 | 
Belgium KYC 
+1 scream is wallon anyway
2018-09-25 16:36
#69
 | 
Brazil davidS_ 
Scream will make 80 kills at the first map getting an ace every round and it will be 16-0
2018-09-25 15:25
#106
 | 
Belgium KYC 
Chris de bong will rekt all
2018-09-25 16:37
#135
 | 
Denmark white_sheep 
Correct
2018-09-25 17:07
Ez4Faze
2018-09-25 14:49
Name doesn't check
2018-09-25 14:54
Yes :,(
2018-09-25 14:54
Change your name please its painful
2018-09-25 15:01
Every Indian is Olof fan oraz how does it work
2018-09-25 15:37
#94
 | 
Peru vaniIIa 
Olof was born in India
2018-09-25 16:19
#140
 | 
France ZywHere 
India was born in Olof*
2018-09-25 17:10
#167
 | 
India rohansamal 
Cause Indian CS = 5 man lurk.
2018-09-25 18:13
#118
shox | 
India prat_pps 
Think again ;)
2018-09-25 16:47
#128
 | 
India omg_noob 
Shoxie Goat
2018-09-25 17:02
#127
 | 
India omg_noob 
Umm
2018-09-25 17:02
:) nice
2018-09-25 17:12
#4
s1mple | 
Russia avens1s 
kk
2018-09-25 14:49
#5
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
I did it, 1st!!!!
2018-09-25 14:49
nt
2018-09-25 14:51
#24
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Wdym I'm #1
2018-09-25 14:53
ntnt
2018-09-25 14:56
#37
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Wwddyymm II''mm ##11
2018-09-25 14:57
nt
2018-09-25 14:53
#32
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Wdym I'm #1
2018-09-25 14:54
#7
 | 
Slovakia Jakubko345 
noice
2018-09-25 14:49
Wow
2018-09-25 14:49
#9
cyx | 
Denmark VojenZ 
Good chance for Liquid or NAVI to win an event.
2018-09-25 14:50
ez gambit
2018-09-25 14:50
Ez for Faze
2018-09-25 14:50
not ez for mouz machine commentator??
2018-09-25 14:59
#16
 | 
Belgium KYC 
-1
2018-09-25 14:51
PAAAAAAAAANSY
2018-09-25 14:51
#14
 | 
Belgium KYC 
THIS IS OUR TIME MOUZ VAMOUZ VAMOUZ VAMOUZ
2018-09-25 14:51
-1
2018-09-25 14:54
-2
2018-09-26 02:43
yay my hot girl finally will cast some cs :-D
2018-09-25 14:52
Thorin LUL
2018-09-25 14:52
#80
 | 
Hungary ERiKb09 
Xdd
2018-09-25 15:43
Ez g2
2018-09-25 14:53
#23
 | 
Europe trey_ 
rip FaZe playing at 12 am
2018-09-25 14:53
it's called timezones
2018-09-25 15:07
#78
 | 
Europe trey_ 
wow no shit just sayin it's fucking late here
2018-09-25 15:35
+1
2018-09-25 17:06
ngl i thought you meant that faze would be dead having to play at 12 am wheras, you actually were referring to the fact that you would have to be up at 12 for a game start my bad
2018-09-25 17:36
#169
 | 
Europe trey_ 
yupp
2018-09-25 18:15
0/8 save
2018-09-25 22:39
#26
 | 
Denmark nebpyhita 
Thorin lul
2018-09-25 14:53
#27
 | 
Romania MihaiBvB09 
Na'Vi > Gambit Fnatic > Mouz Faze > G2 Nrg < Liquid
2018-09-25 14:53
fnatic fan xD
2018-09-25 15:11
#130
 | 
Romania MihaiBvB09 
Fnatic 16-7 mouz
2018-09-25 17:03
Bo3 dumb
2018-09-25 17:10
#108
 | 
Belgium KYC 
Sorry, fnatic is dead
2018-09-25 16:40
#129
 | 
Romania MihaiBvB09 
Sorry, mouz will be dead
2018-09-25 17:03
sorry , fnatic is dead. mouz is also dead. dead is alive in mouz and fnatic. alive is dead in mouz and fnatic. but mouz is deader than fnatic and fnatic is aliver than mouz so i think the more aliver team will win and thats why i think fnatic which is dead (which is alive in fnatic) and not alive ( which is dead in fnatic) >>>>>>>>>>>>> mouz which is dead (which is more alive in mouz than in fnatic) and not alive (which is more dead in mouz than in fnatic) hope u undrestand brother , its really simple
2018-09-26 02:49
ez for NaVi. ez money
2018-09-25 14:53
#33
 | 
Asia HikaruS 
ESL One > Faceit Major ?
2018-09-25 14:55
#92
 | 
Brazil |Guts| 
No Astralis, no MIBR.
2018-09-25 16:11
ez money 4 Na'Vi Zeus lifting trophy while Thorin masturbates himself in the desk
2018-09-25 14:56
Thorin will spend the whole tournament sucking Astralis. "Oh, no.. but device this, device here, but device.. no no, but device.. oh god,, oh no but Astralis. Oh no, my god, device.. but device. Oh device.
2018-09-25 14:56
#38
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Astralis404 not found
2018-09-25 14:57
oh rly?
2018-09-25 14:58
#40
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Yes
2018-09-25 14:58
I know, dumb kid. I meant that even with the Astralis not playing Thorin will suck them.
2018-09-25 15:00
#44
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Astralis404 not found
2018-09-25 15:01
Lets goo screamy
2018-09-25 14:58
Thorin PogChamp
2018-09-25 14:59
#46
 | 
Denmark Fjumse 
+1
2018-09-25 15:01
Oooooooooolllllllooooooooooooofffffffffff
2018-09-25 15:03
#48
 | 
Finland eMBeJaana 
Machine casting POGGERS
2018-09-25 15:04
+1
2018-09-25 17:13
+1 can't wait
2018-09-25 18:48
Fucking retard Thorin gonna make this even shut but pansy will come and equalise the negative:)
2018-09-25 15:04
2018 and they still call Thorin to be Analyst LuL
2018-09-25 15:07
fer dog and still crying about 16-0 xD
2018-09-25 15:11
best analyst
2018-09-25 15:51
Esport historian kek
2018-09-25 16:59
#54
 | 
Hungary HAWI1337 
Machine caster? LUL
2018-09-25 15:10
he said he's been longing for being a caster again, so his dream became true xD
2018-09-25 17:12
Machine as a caster? Wtf? It’s been so long since he commentated.
2018-09-25 15:11
Thorin analyst + Machine commentator POGGERS
2018-09-25 15:19
no mibr not a real tournament
2018-09-25 15:22
#102
 | 
Latvia pumasiK 
actually no navi no tournament, so blast is some tier3 rofl tourney :))))
2018-09-25 16:30
#201
 | 
Denmark RealPissant 
bitter bitter, eat your cat litter
2018-09-26 09:14
#107
 | 
Slovakia veeellys 
It's tier 2-3 not tier 4
2018-09-25 16:38
#138
 | 
Denmark white_sheep 
+1
2018-09-25 17:09
#146
 | 
Finland eMBeJaana 
it's clearly tier 1 tournament
2018-09-25 17:15
#156
 | 
Slovakia veeellys 
No ence, no tier 1
2018-09-25 17:42
#157
 | 
Finland eMBeJaana 
I mean seriously, if there is mostly teams such as navi mouz fnatic faze and liquid
2018-09-25 17:43
#159
 | 
Slovakia veeellys 
In my opinion only navi, liquid and faze can compare like tier 1 in this tournament. NRG fnatic tier 2. G2 and gambit tier 3. Mouz it's hard to say now. Between 2-3.
2018-09-25 17:50
nice, no moses finally
2018-09-25 15:23
also machine as a caster POGGERS it has been too long
2018-09-25 15:23
Gambit vs Mousesports in elemination match for 99% and Snax is gong to join post major shuffle
2018-09-25 15:24
Snax should join Neo and Pasha retirement home aka VP again.
2018-09-25 15:25
#113
 | 
Belgium KYC 
No bro we will win all you have to believe
2018-09-25 16:41
#143
 | 
Denmark white_sheep 
You could easily be a top 3 team but not before Snax is exiled from the roster. There are plenty of great players that would do a better job than him.
2018-09-25 17:12
#68
tarik | 
United Kingdom GLii 
Easy for Navi
2018-09-25 15:24
astralis just take a rest
2018-09-25 15:25
#74
 | 
Croatia KockicaRekt 
Halo Tooooo strooonk
2018-09-25 15:29
#73
 | 
Spain akproxx 
ez liquid navi faze gambit mouz and fnatic are going to change players soon
2018-09-25 15:28
#75
Australia DubL 
Group B matches should be entertaining
2018-09-25 15:29
#76
Australia DubL 
Glad to see thorin will be at this event
2018-09-25 15:30
Why?
2018-09-25 20:29
Because hes entertaining
2018-09-26 04:01
#77
 | 
France Dov 
Lol rip g2
2018-09-25 15:33
Pansy xD
2018-09-25 15:44
#82
 | 
Indonesia linekerrr 
No more facebook
2018-09-25 15:44
#83
Sweden SkG 
Cool to see Machine as caster.
2018-09-25 15:47
#84
Sweden SkG 
Part from that I think this will be quite a lack lustre event since several teams most likely have players that knows they're getting dropped plus quite a few top teams missing.
2018-09-25 15:49
There's no flag next to Gambit in the schedule.
2018-09-25 15:51
#87
byali | 
Japan KasPro 
BO5 grand final <3
2018-09-25 15:55
#88
 | 
Netherlands davin 
yea... nobody gonna watch that NaVi or Liquid match xD pretty excited to see that mouz-fnatic tho
2018-09-25 15:58
gambit LMAO
2018-09-25 16:04
xd
2018-09-25 16:22
#93
 | 
World taco__ 
Thorin? Why?
2018-09-25 16:16
why not?
2018-09-25 16:22
#158
 | 
World taco__ 
Because there is a reason why people who watch and players hate him. All what he can do is talk shit on twitter. He doesn't know shit about cs if you compare him to any other analyst.
2018-09-25 17:45
better than boring ass pimp or that fat NA ex-pro "analysts" they had at the major. at least thorin gives some hot takes and says things that are interesting
2018-09-25 18:03
#200
 | 
Denmark RealPissant 
Fake news! Only little crybabies hate Thorin
2018-09-26 09:12
#101
 | 
Finland ta9239487234 
Better than Faceit majors boring af analysts
2018-09-25 16:28
"All matches played in New York will be best-of-three with the exception of the grand final, which will be a best-of-five." learn something, Valve!!!
2018-09-25 16:22
-Thorin +sgares
2018-09-25 16:26
Great format. Should be a good tournament.
2018-09-25 16:27
90% of the games are EU friendly, good job ESL
2018-09-25 16:34
Lets go Na`Vi
2018-09-25 16:40
#111
 | 
Sweden TomodachiOM 
stunna, Machine and Pansy <333
2018-09-25 16:40
#124
 | 
Ukraine extezy10 
NaVi DaVi
2018-09-25 17:01
#125
 | 
Russia VeryChokeGuy 
Thorin LMAO.
2018-09-25 17:02
#126
 | 
Italy InSuu 
Thorin pogchamp
2018-09-25 17:02
tier999 tournament without astralis
2018-09-25 17:05
#133
 | 
Brazil vass28 
ez for faze
2018-09-25 17:06
All of the sudden Group A looks relatively weak.
2018-09-25 17:07
cuz navi lucky trash..always playing with weak shitbags n kids cheering
2018-09-25 17:09
#145
 | 
Sweden punyaaaaa 
ez fazebook striem
2018-09-25 17:14
Jesus why thorin??
2018-09-25 17:18
#199
 | 
Denmark RealPissant 
Jesus is not here.
2018-09-26 09:11
Ye he doesnt care bout cs no more
2018-09-26 10:04
#150
 | 
Netherlands @Deji 
ezScreaM
2018-09-25 17:30
Natus Vincere > Gambit | BO3 fnatic > mousesports | BO3 FaZe > France G2 | BO3 NRG < Liquid | BO3
2018-09-25 17:31
No Astralis, No Party
2018-09-25 17:34
#153
 | 
China Ackerman46 
I am looking forward to this match
2018-09-25 17:35
#155
 | 
Norway felt 
you really gonna pair a talented person like Machine with Pansy... holy fucking shit. it's like bottlenecking your GPU.
2018-09-25 17:40
Pansy is a very talented commentator and I'm happy she's joining this event. She bring great insight and excitement that gives this event the energy I enjoy.
2018-09-25 17:51
nt pansy
2018-09-25 18:03
#161
 | 
Czech Republic addiezah 
faZe win ez
2018-09-25 17:58
#198
 | 
Denmark RealPissant 
Not happening. FaZe is in limbo. Liquid or Navi takes it down.
2018-09-26 09:09
#204
 | 
Czech Republic addiezah 
Maybe 🙋
2018-09-26 14:07
#164
 | 
United States jaeger_steam 
Liquid - navi bo5 final would be pretty damn cool. Should be one or two good matches in this
2018-09-25 18:07
#165
 | 
United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
Should be great tourney since no Astralis to dominate :)
2018-09-25 18:13
O J Borg PogChamp Thorin DansGame
2018-09-25 19:34
Sadokist and thorin? With Facebook streaming? Damn if only liquid we're at Istanbul.
2018-09-25 20:19
This event should ve fun because astralis don't join this event
2018-09-25 20:43
Machine casting POGGERS
2018-09-25 22:03
G2 vs FaZe again !? I don't want to see that massacre as a G2 fan 😓
2018-09-25 22:08
#179
SS | 
Germany DerFuhrer 
If mouz don't get to the play-offs i Thinkpad they should disband
2018-09-25 22:39
They should get nex to replace BOT Snax
2018-09-26 02:58
#194
SS | 
Germany DerFuhrer 
+1
2018-09-26 08:29
#195
SS | 
Germany DerFuhrer 
I think that, not I thinkpad
2018-09-26 08:30
What were the reason not for Mibr or Astralis to get there ?
2018-09-25 23:20
Astralis is playing at blast since it's a tournament run by their parent company RFRSH but idk about mibr
2018-09-26 06:59
#192
 | 
India S1ayR 
Who knows Pansy is flat... no tities
2018-09-26 08:14
Machine&pansy casting ? lol gj worst casting duo ever.
2018-09-26 08:14
#197
 | 
Denmark RealPissant 
Expected from a k0nfig fan
2018-09-26 09:05
#196
 | 
Denmark RealPissant 
Liquid takes this one down.
2018-09-26 09:03
#203
 | 
Finland vDogx 
Thorin, Spunj, Pansy, Sadokist & HenryG +1
2018-09-26 12:10
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.