ESL New York, an eight-team tournament taking place on Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 (Barclays Center), has had its details announced. Prize pools and first round match-up, as well as how the playoff brackets will go came out.
Teams who get three wins will move on to a best-of-three single-elimination bracket. Teams who amount three losses will be eliminated from the tournament. The first round matchups are as follows:
- Virtus.pro vs. fnatic
- G2 Esports vs. Astralis
- SK Gaming vs. NA qual. Winner*
- Natus Vincere vs. Liquid
The NA Qualifier currently has Team SoloMid, Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming and OpTic Gaming in contention for the final spot.
The prize pool for the tourney is as follows:
1st – $125,000
2nd – $50,000
3rd-4th – $25,000
5th – $10,000
6th – $7,000
7th – $5,000
8th – $3,000
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