ESL One might be coming to New York
It looks like one of Europe’s bigger esports tournaments could be headed to America.
The video included some very specific information about the tournament, including the venue, Madison Square Grounds, and the date: October 9 and 10. The video also promised a $100,000 prize pool.
More than 500,000 concurrent viewers watched the previous ESL One event in Frankfurt, while 12,500 people showed up in person to the Commerzbank Arena.
It’s unclear if ESL One New York is an official event as no other mention has been made from the company.
A representative from ESL did not respond to a request for comment at press time.
Update: ESL confirmed earlier today that the event will indeed take place in The Theater at Madison Square Garden from Oct. 9 to 10. The tournament will feature eight teams, with more details about qualification and invites coming soon.
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