ESL have announced another addition of ESL One tobe played out in New York’s very own Barclays Center, right in theheart of Brooklyn where the event will take place from October 1-2for $250,000.
The less than five year-old Barclays Center, home of theNHL’s New York Islanders and NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, will hold acapacity for 15,000+ passionate eSport fans from all over theworld. This is just the fourth event for Counter-Strike:Global Offensive in North America apart from MLGColumbus,IEM San Jose and DreamHack Austin. ESL One New York willfeature CS:GO for the first time in North America with eight of theworld’s best teams battling to claim $250,000 and title rights to”East Coast’s biggest esports event” champions.
“The esports industry is experiencing unprecedentedgrowth and we are thrilled to be a part of it by hosting one of thelargest tournaments on the East Coast. ESL One NewYork further diversifies Barclays Center’s programmingportfolio and continues establishing the venue as a leader inemerging trends in sports and entertainment.”
-Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
The format for the tournament will begin with double eliminationgroup stage, followed by single elimination best of three matcheson the main stage. The standard for the event has been set to ahigh level of entertainment. The $250,000 tournament will beplayed in one of the biggest venues ever witnessed inCounter-Strike history. ESL will not only have Counter-Strike butrather a wide variety of side activities during event such assigning sessions with pro players, ESL Shop and virtualreality experience stations. ESL One New York aims to be a part ofthe most prestigious non-major tournament this year alongside SLi-league StarSeries, DreamHack Masters and many more.
“ESL’s commitment to a healthy and sustainablegrowth of the esports industry is best illustrated with events likeESL One New York expanding to the Festival level with moregames. This expansion and adding exciting new venueslike Barclays Center are the best examples of how rapid that growthis. We couldn’t be more excited to bring world-class esportscompetitions to fans on the East Coast come the first ofOctober.”
-Ulrich Schulze, Vice President Pro Gaming at ESL
For more information and updates about ESL One New York can befound on their webpage: ESL One New York2016