ESL One New York viewer's guide
We have put together a comprehensive viewer's guide for ESL One New York, which is set to start on Thursday and run through the weekend.
ESL One New York will take place on September 26-29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, USA, where eight teams split into two groups will duke it out for the lion's share of a $200,000 prize pool and a victory counting towards the third season of the Intel Grand Slam.
Two GSL groups with four teams each will kick the event off, all matches being best-of-three. The tournament will then proceed to a four-team single-elimination best-of-three bracket, concluding in a best-of-five grand final. Before the grand final, there will be a show match showcasing the reworked version of Cache, currently not in the active map pool since the introduction of Vertigo.
Several top teams will be fighting for a spot on the stage at the Barclays Center. Group A will feature Liquid and ENCE, who will be joined by G2 and eUnited, while the Major-winning Astralis will headline Group B, joined by local side NRG, a revamped FaZe with Helvijs "broky" Saukants, and OpTic.
The tournament schedule is the following:
Thursday, September 26
17:00 - Liquid vs. eUnited | BO3
17:00 - G2 vs. ENCE | BO3
20:35 - Astralis vs. OpTic | BO3
20:35 - FaZe vs. NRG | BO3
00:10 - ESL One NY Group A Winners' Match | BO3
00:10 - ESL One NY Group A Elimination Match | BO3
Friday, September 27
17:00 - ESL One NY Group B Winners' Match | BO3
17:00 - ESL One NY Group B Elimination Match | BO3
20:35 - ESL One NY Group A Decider Match | BO3
00:10 - ESL One NY Group B Decider Match | BO3
Saturday, September 28
19:00 - ESL One NY Semi-Final #1 | BO3
22:30 - ESL One NY Semi-Final #2 | BO3
Sunday, September 29
19:00 - ESL One NY Grand Final | BO5
There will be two broadcast lineups for the event, one which will work the group stage from ESL's studios in Cologne, Germany, with the likes of Jason "moses" O'Toole and Anders Blume commentating or Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez on the analysis desk, and another one which will take over during the playoffs at the Barclays Center, featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert, and stage host OJ Borg, among others.
The full on-air broadcast roster will be:
Group stage talent (Cologne)
Frankie Ward - Desk Host
Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Analyst
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst
Duncan "Thorin" Shields - Analyst
Anders Blume - Commentator
Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
Jason Kaplan - Commentator
Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire - Commentator
OJ Borg - Stage Host
Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk Host
Matthew "Sadokist" - Trivett - Sideline Reporter
Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert - Analyst
Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Alex "Machine" Richardson - Commentator