ESL One New York: Event Preview

With the tournament set to kick off tomorrow, here is your event preview.

Eight awesome teams, $250,000 on the line and only one winner. Sounds exciting right? Well here is everything you need to know about ESL One New York:

Prize pool breakdown and teams

As stated before, a quarter of a million dollars will be the prize pool for this years ESL One New York LAN event and here is how that cash will be distributed:

First: $125,000

Second: $50,000

Third: $25,000

Fourth: $25,000

Fifth: $10,000

Sixth: $7,000

Seventh: $5,000

Eighth: $3,000

This year, eight of the greatest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams will battle it out, mouse to mouse, Karambit to Karambit, to get the biggest bite of that pool. Those teams are as follows:

The tournament format

The format for this tournament is a little different than usual. The format is known as the “Swiss Format.” This consists of five best-of-one rounds, with only the first round matchups being pre-determined. After that, each matchup will be randomly chosen based on the teams’ standings (i.e a team who is 0-1 will face another team who is 0-1). However, in the fourth round, the team who is 1-2 and 2-1 in their map counts will have to meet, due to there not being enough teams to randomly select from.

Do you think this format will benefit any of the teams? Let us know in the comments below and for all your ESL One New York updates, make sure you are following us on Twitter, @GAMURScom.