GG.BET New York Invitational groups and schedule revealed

The GG.BET New York Invitational organizers have announced the groups and schedule for their latest online tournament, which will serve as a qualifier for ESL One New York.

The GG.BET New York Invitational will be another qualifier for an ESL event, similar to the ones put together for IEM Sydney, ESL One Cologne, and IEM Chicago, with eight teams playing for a spot at ESL One New York.

forZe will have a shot at winning another GG.BET Invitational

The tournament will feature two four-team GSL groups with best-of-one opening matches and best-of-three winners, elimination, and decider matches, which will feed the four best teams into a single-elimination best-of-three playoff bracket. The winner will qualify for ESL One New York, while the loser will earn a $5,000 consolation prize.

The groups, which feature teams like Winstrike—who have been brought on to replace CR4ZY—, HellRaisers, Sprout, or forZe—who won the last Invitational but were unable to travel to IEM Chicago due to visa issues—, are the following:

The schedule for the tournament is the following:

Saturday, August 3rd
16:00 - Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. Germany BIG | BO1
17:15 - Russia forZe vs. Europe HellRaisers | BO1
18:30 - Group A winners | BO3

Sunday, August 4th
16:00 - Denmark OpTic vs. Bulgaria Bpro | BO1
17:15 - Germany Sprout vs. CIS Winstrike | BO1
18:30 - Group B winners | BO3

Monday, August 5th
17:00 - Group A elimination | BO3
20:30 - Group B elimination | BO3

Tuesday, August 6th
17:00 - Group A decider | BO3
20:30 - Group B decider | BO3

Wednesday, August 7th
13:00 - Semifinal #1 | BO3
16:30 - Semifinal #2 | BO3
20:00 - Grand Final | BO3

When all is said and done, the winner of the GG.BET Invitational will close out the ESL One New York 2019 roster, joining the following seven teams:

EEZZZ BIG!
2019-07-30 20:14
Nice F5 zeolikk
2019-07-30 20:16
ez 4 BUG
2019-07-30 20:16
#16
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
#GrowSprout <3
2019-07-30 20:17
#10
gfi | 
Germany GDLenny 
+1
2019-07-30 20:16
#27
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Switzerland MIBR_IS_BAD 
+1
2019-07-30 20:40
Why don't I see MIBR?
2019-07-30 20:20
There is no reason to invite a dead team!
2019-07-30 20:16
#33
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1
2019-07-30 21:00
#70
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France SmallJumP 
+1
2019-07-31 01:22
#83
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France followthegeek 
So why big is there ?
2019-07-31 09:40
N1
2019-07-30 20:16
2 minutes late xaxaxaxaxxaxaxaxa
2019-07-30 20:16
mens why make fun
2019-07-30 20:17
ez4forze
2019-07-30 20:16
#6
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Argentina Chief02 
ez
2019-07-30 20:16
Group B Omegalul
2019-07-30 20:16
#8
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Pakistan Ligm@ 
Scam
2019-07-30 20:16
NaVi??? Yes let's invite winstrike
2019-07-30 20:17
EZ4sprout
2019-07-30 20:17
#15
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Nice job having this in player break
2019-07-30 20:17
Saw ChrisJ tweet already some days ago, really dumb.
2019-07-30 21:30
#17
gfi | 
Germany GDLenny 
AVANGAR 1-0 BIG forZe 1-0 HellRaisers AVANGAR 2-1 forZe BIG 1-2 HellRaisers OpTic 1-0 Bpro Sprout 1-0 Winstrike OpTic 1-2 Sprout Bpro 0-2 Winstrike
2019-07-30 20:22
4Ze will win 2-0 vs AVG btw, they are in great form right now
2019-07-30 21:31
AVANGAR 2-1 forZe good joke, current AVANGAR is totally shit team 2-0 for forZe
2019-07-30 21:43
I'm not sure about Avangar in this qualifier. They seem to be out of shape at the moment.
2019-07-30 22:01
#56
gfi | 
Germany GDLenny 
Yeah, could be, forZe is probably better, but I don't see BIG going anywhere here too, so maybe 1. forZe and 2. AVANGAR? Not sure avout HR tho too
2019-07-30 22:17
Hard to predict. With BIG, there's question about their mental state right now. Maybe they are already thinking about making roster moves and stuff.
2019-07-30 23:26
ez 4 OpTic Gaming
2019-07-30 20:17
#69
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Russia Ilyichee 
+1
2019-07-31 01:10
#20
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Denmark CloudEr 
EZ4FORZE
2019-07-30 20:17
EZFORZE
2019-07-30 20:17
lul should be easy for sprout now
2019-07-30 20:18
This just got way way easier for OpTic they got this Tourney on LOCK! Ez dub vs BPRO and Winstrike. And they got this
2019-07-30 20:18
#24
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Switzerland x676 
HR ? BPro ? o_O wtf
2019-07-30 20:23
hellraisers are ideal for those events
2019-07-30 20:33
#29
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Switzerland x676 
Well, considering Winstrike is there.. maybe, but I was expecting t2 teams, not t3 teams.
2019-07-30 20:42
my mens almost beat ur liquid men.. it was a fluke but still men
2019-07-30 21:37
#26
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Poland J__ac_pis 
why no VP?
2019-07-30 20:37
#28
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United States Trump2020KAG 
EZHR
2019-07-30 20:41
BIG will get 0 Maps
2019-07-30 20:55
#31
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Faroe Islands qunort 
Cool
2019-07-30 20:56
#32
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Romania kr1tex 
Ez for optic?
2019-07-30 21:00
#34
ANGE1 | 
African Union Clarex 
Tickets where??
2019-07-30 21:01
#35
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Russia majncly 
KTO MI? FORZE
2019-07-30 21:02
#36
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United States matteyo11 
Where is this qualifier being played? Is it at a venue or online?
2019-07-30 21:14
#37
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Germany grabke 
online
2019-07-30 21:17
#38
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Finland J3bediah 
Where is mouz
2019-07-30 21:27
vocation
2019-07-30 21:41
forZe should ez gets this slot, group B is joke btw
2019-07-30 21:42
ESL ONE NEW YORK NO NAVI - CHAMPS OF FIRST NY EVENT NO C9 - AMERICAS FAVORITE ESPORTS ORGANIZATION NO MOUSESPORTS - CHAMPS OF PREVIOUS EVENT BUT BPRO MAY QUALIFY FOR THE LAST SPOT OK ESL
2019-07-30 21:42
NaVi disband after another Major fail so its normally
2019-07-30 21:44
#47
Jame | 
Netherlands Polakva 
EZ 4 FORZE
2019-07-30 21:44
gl Bpro
2019-07-30 21:46
#49
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Switzerland MikasPeders 
WHY cr4zy out guyssss no CR4ZYYY NOOOO
2019-07-30 21:49
They probably want to practice more before the major instead of playing a qualifier
2019-07-30 22:02
#54
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Switzerland MikasPeders 
+1
2019-07-30 22:03
#50
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Turkey Thunderball 
nice qual timing gg bet OMEGALUL
2019-07-30 21:50
Why not? There are no tournaments at the moment, but many teams come out of vacation and start preparing for the Major.
2019-07-30 22:02
#62
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Turkey Thunderball 
its offically vacation time rn it should have been at least one week later disrespectful org
2019-07-30 23:12
yeah they should do vacation like mousesports did before katowice minors.
2019-07-30 23:44
#74
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1 so stupid of them back then, they were solid top5 team...
2019-07-31 01:38
#79
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Turkey Thunderball 
relevancy? Its valid for every single team. Everyone needs vac nothing to wrong of it..
2019-07-31 07:44
Why do you assume everyone needs a vacation? Or what's stopping teams from taking vacations at any other time? These are not tier 1 teams that get invited to all events it's really irrelevant to them. There's only 3 major attending teams here and neither of those are attending crazy amount of LANs. If anything for HR they probably need more practice and for AVANGAR&forZe they're not taking a vacation regardless (attending blast quals, AVANGAR in some shitty CIS cup).
2019-07-31 08:56
ez 4 ma bois forze hr? big? optic? OMEGALUL
2019-07-30 22:06
#57
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Germany PeKay 
How is bpro here wtf
2019-07-30 22:31
#58
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Denmark DarkDude 
Good to do close and open quals to big tournament when teams got break :>
2019-07-30 22:32
#59
Albania vZyx 
ez pz
2019-07-30 22:41
again so freakin easy for ForZe boys.
2019-07-30 23:38
Remember Cat destroyed ForZe hahahahaha ez pizzy
2019-07-31 09:05
*s1mple destroyed forze forze - cat (without s1mple) ez 2-0
2019-07-31 09:53
#67
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
should be easy for optic
2019-07-30 23:58
#68
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
no actually i can imagine someone bumping this after optic first day exit
2019-07-30 23:58
#71
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
Lol why tf are they still inviting faze to tournaments? Literally a waste of a slot. Also, Avanger top 10 in 6 months mark my words
2019-07-31 01:22
Someone tell ANGE1 to stop rushing alone every round and maybe HR could have some chances
2019-07-31 01:32
#73
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1 i don't get it why he always does that... even on ct side he kills one, but keeps pushing like some silver with p90...
2019-07-31 01:34
#85
ANGE1 | 
Russia ultnie 
If I remember correctly, it was quite a long ago, he said that he simply likes to take risks.
2019-07-31 10:36
scam
2019-07-31 01:39
#76
Xyp9x | 
Europe Ynnh0jDK 
Ez 4 Edward xd
2019-07-31 03:02
No invitation for you, Big Day!
2019-07-31 05:07
#78
pronax | 
Russia Ducat 
ez4forze
2019-07-31 07:14
#80
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Russia M13f 
ez4ForZe free spot
2019-07-31 08:17
#86
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Denmark Ch4nz9 
forZe or OpTic Will take this :)
2019-07-31 13:06
Lmao inviting trash clan instead of Forze.Faze wouldn't win this invitational
2019-07-31 13:35
#88
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Germany L1lK1M 
Ez4Sprout
2019-07-31 13:53
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