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.
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:
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: