ESL One New York 2018 viewer's guide

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

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#1
boss | 
Cambodia THEBO$$
nice
2018-09-25 14:49
33 replies
Nice. Sadokist <3
2018-09-25 14:52
20 replies
Expected
2018-09-25 14:52
What's nice about that?
2018-09-25 15:12
17 replies
Why not nice? You hate Sadokist like most of people do?
2018-09-25 15:22
16 replies
sadokist did nothing wrong
2018-09-25 16:02
15 replies
+1
2018-09-25 16:21
Everyone hates something but most are to shy to speak out I hate fat people
2018-09-25 16:37
13 replies
I hate German
2018-09-25 16:40
12 replies
Do what you must do
2018-09-25 16:41
But why do you only hate the language
2018-09-25 16:42
10 replies
because I can't speak it
2018-09-25 16:43
9 replies
Its ez bro just learn it
2018-09-25 16:44
8 replies
ez for Germans
2018-09-25 16:45
7 replies
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
6 replies
ok. Thanks :)
2018-09-25 16:52
Only „der die das“ gives you headache
2018-09-25 16:52
4 replies
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
3 replies
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
2 replies
#205
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United States iChrist
TIL smth
2018-09-26 14:34
1 reply
Bis
2018-09-26 18:44
Daddykist*
2018-09-27 05:59
Facebook stream?
2018-09-25 15:04
11 replies
No
2018-09-25 15:23
10 replies
THEN WHERE
2018-09-25 17:29
9 replies
2018-09-25 17:30
5 replies
How do you know? I'm pretty sure it will be on facebook cause two year deal dude
2018-09-25 18:13
4 replies
hltv.org/matches/2326882/natus-vincere-v.. click on first broadcasting channel.
2018-09-25 18:15
3 replies
Yeah But that isn't really a fool-proof thing is it ? They can change it before the tournament
2018-09-25 18:19
2 replies
may be
2018-09-25 18:37
1 reply
2018-09-26 04:50
Its on Facebook
2018-09-26 04:50
2 replies
Bc chutiya esl
2018-09-26 05:44
1 reply
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
11 replies
Ez for c9 oh wait....
2018-09-25 14:52
1 reply
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
*fnatic > mousesports screaM will have 30+ kills every map
2018-09-25 15:06
7 replies
#59
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India Thepotat
+1
2018-09-25 15:18
#62
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Netherlands ZoMilan
Typical Belgian here, just wait till chrisJ reks scream helemaal de moeder
2018-09-25 15:22
3 replies
Typical Dutch here, just wait till scream reks Chrisj helemaal de moeder
2018-09-25 15:26
1 reply
Chrisj op
2018-09-25 16:10
#104
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Belgium KYC
+1 scream is wallon anyway
2018-09-25 16:36
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
1 reply
#106
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Belgium KYC
Chris de bong will rekt all
2018-09-25 16:37
Correct
2018-09-25 17:07
Ez4Faze
2018-09-25 14:49
11 replies
Name doesn't check
2018-09-25 14:54
1 reply
Yes :,(
2018-09-25 14:54
Change your name please its painful
2018-09-25 15:01
8 replies
Every Indian is Olof fan oraz how does it work
2018-09-25 15:37
7 replies
#94
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Peru vaniIIa
Olof was born in India
2018-09-25 16:19
2 replies
India was born in Olof*
2018-09-25 17:10
Cause Indian CS = 5 man lurk.
2018-09-25 18:13
Think again ;)
2018-09-25 16:47
1 reply
Shoxie Goat
2018-09-25 17:02
Umm
2018-09-25 17:02
1 reply
:) nice
2018-09-25 17:12
kk
2018-09-25 14:49
I did it, 1st!!!!
2018-09-25 14:49
6 replies
nt
2018-09-25 14:51
3 replies
Wdym I'm #1
2018-09-25 14:53
2 replies
ntnt
2018-09-25 14:56
1 reply
Wwddyymm II''mm ##11
2018-09-25 14:57
nt
2018-09-25 14:53
1 reply
Wdym I'm #1
2018-09-25 14:54
#7
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Slovakia Jakubko345
noice
2018-09-25 14:49
#8
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Poland Snoozie1
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
1 reply
#16
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Belgium KYC
-1
2018-09-25 14:51
PAAAAAAAAANSY
2018-09-25 14:51
#14
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Belgium KYC
THIS IS OUR TIME MOUZ VAMOUZ VAMOUZ VAMOUZ
2018-09-25 14:51
2 replies
-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
1 reply
Xdd
2018-09-25 15:43
Ez g2
2018-09-25 14:53
#23
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
rip FaZe playing at 12 am
2018-09-25 14:53
6 replies
it's called timezones
2018-09-25 15:07
5 replies
#78
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
wow no shit just sayin it's fucking late here
2018-09-25 15:35
4 replies
+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
2 replies
#169
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
yupp
2018-09-25 18:15
0/8 save
2018-09-25 22:39
#26
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Denmark nebpyhita
Thorin lul
2018-09-25 14:53
Na'Vi > Gambit Fnatic > Mouz Faze > G2 Nrg < Liquid
2018-09-25 14:53
6 replies
fnatic fan xD
2018-09-25 15:11
2 replies
Fnatic 16-7 mouz
2018-09-25 17:03
1 reply
Bo3 dumb
2018-09-25 17:10
#108
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Belgium KYC
Sorry, fnatic is dead
2018-09-25 16:40
2 replies
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
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Asia HikaruS
ESL One > Faceit Major ?
2018-09-25 14:55
1 reply
#92
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Brazil Gutsx
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
5 replies
Astralis404 not found
2018-09-25 14:57
4 replies
oh rly?
2018-09-25 14:58
3 replies
Yes
2018-09-25 14:58
2 replies
I know, dumb kid. I meant that even with the Astralis not playing Thorin will suck them.
2018-09-25 15:00
1 reply
Astralis404 not found
2018-09-25 15:01
Lets goo screamy
2018-09-25 14:58
Thorin PogChamp
2018-09-25 14:59
1 reply
#46
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Denmark Fjumse
+1
2018-09-25 15:01
#47
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Denmark Fonder
Oooooooooolllllllooooooooooooofffffffffff
2018-09-25 15:03
#48
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Finland eMBeJaana
Machine casting POGGERS
2018-09-25 15:04
2 replies
#144
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Japan Cannon12
+1
2018-09-25 17:13
1 reply
+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
3 replies
fer dog and still crying about 16-0 xD
2018-09-25 15:11
best analyst
2018-09-25 15:51
#123
rain | 
World euqin
Esport historian kek
2018-09-25 16:59
Machine caster? LUL
2018-09-25 15:10
1 reply
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
8 replies
#102
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Latvia pumasiK
actually no navi no tournament, so blast is some tier3 rofl tourney :))))
2018-09-25 16:30
1 reply
bitter bitter, eat your cat litter
2018-09-26 09:14
#107
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Slovakia veeellys
It's tier 2-3 not tier 4
2018-09-25 16:38
5 replies
+1
2018-09-25 17:09
#146
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Finland eMBeJaana
it's clearly tier 1 tournament
2018-09-25 17:15
3 replies
#156
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Slovakia veeellys
No ence, no tier 1
2018-09-25 17:42
2 replies
#157
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Finland eMBeJaana
I mean seriously, if there is mostly teams such as navi mouz fnatic faze and liquid
2018-09-25 17:43
1 reply
#159
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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
#67
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Poland kick_michu
Gambit vs Mousesports in elemination match for 99% and Snax is gong to join post major shuffle
2018-09-25 15:24
3 replies
Snax should join Neo and Pasha retirement home aka VP again.
2018-09-25 15:25
#113
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Belgium KYC
No bro we will win all you have to believe
2018-09-25 16:41
1 reply
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
#70
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Indonesia Scaramouzh
astralis just take a rest
2018-09-25 15:25
1 reply
Halo Tooooo strooonk
2018-09-25 15:29
ez liquid navi faze gambit mouz and fnatic are going to change players soon
2018-09-25 15:28
Group B matches should be entertaining
2018-09-25 15:29
3 replies
Glad to see thorin will be at this event
2018-09-25 15:30
2 replies
Why?
2018-09-25 20:29
1 reply
Because hes entertaining
2018-09-26 04:01
Lol rip g2
2018-09-25 15:33
Pansy xD
2018-09-25 15:44
#82
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Denmark resolut
No more facebook
2018-09-25 15:44
Cool to see Machine as caster.
2018-09-25 15:47
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
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Poland KasPro
BO5 grand final <3
2018-09-25 15:55
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
1 reply
xd
2018-09-25 16:22
#93
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World taco__
Thorin? Why?
2018-09-25 16:16
5 replies
why not?
2018-09-25 16:22
3 replies
#158
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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
2 replies
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
Fake news! Only little crybabies hate Thorin
2018-09-26 09:12
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
stunna, Machine and Pansy <333
2018-09-25 16:40
#124
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Ukraine extezy10
NaVi DaVi
2018-09-25 17:01
Thorin LMAO.
2018-09-25 17:02
Thorin pogchamp
2018-09-25 17:02
tier999 tournament without astralis
2018-09-25 17:05
#133
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Brazil vass28
ez for faze
2018-09-25 17:06
All of the sudden Group A looks relatively weak.
2018-09-25 17:07
1 reply
cuz navi lucky trash..always playing with weak shitbags n kids cheering
2018-09-25 17:09
ez fazebook striem
2018-09-25 17:14
Jesus why thorin??
2018-09-25 17:18
2 replies
Jesus is not here.
2018-09-26 09:11
1 reply
Ye he doesnt care bout cs no more
2018-09-26 10:04
#150
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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
I am looking forward to this match
2018-09-25 17:35
#155
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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
2 replies
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
1 reply
nt pansy
2018-09-25 18:03
#161
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Czech Republic addiezah
faZe win ez
2018-09-25 17:58
2 replies
Not happening. FaZe is in limbo. Liquid or Navi takes it down.
2018-09-26 09:09
1 reply
#204
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Czech Republic addiezah
Maybe 🙋
2018-09-26 14:07
Liquid - navi bo5 final would be pretty damn cool. Should be one or two good matches in this
2018-09-25 18:07
#165
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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
If mouz don't get to the play-offs i Thinkpad they should disband
2018-09-25 22:39
3 replies
They should get nex to replace BOT Snax
2018-09-26 02:58
1 reply
+1
2018-09-26 08:29
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
1 reply
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
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
1 reply
Expected from a k0nfig fan
2018-09-26 09:05
Liquid takes this one down.
2018-09-26 09:03
#203
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Finland vDogx
Thorin, Spunj, Pansy, Sadokist & HenryG +1
2018-09-26 12:10
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