This weekend begins GG.Bet New York International, a qualifier event for ESL One: New York 2019. The event will be held online and feature eight teams competing for one ticket to the ESL tournament as well as $5,000 of prize money.
The list of participants includes seven invited teams, among which are AVANGAR, BIG, forZe, HellRaisers, OpTic Gaming, Sprout, and Winstrike Team, as well as the winner of the open qualifier – BPro Gaming. They have been split into two groups as follows:
|Group A||Group B|
The group stage will be played on August 3-6th . The teams will compete in double-elimination format with opening matches being best-of-one and the rest of the series being best-of-three. In the first matches of Group A AVANGAR will face BIG, while forZe will compete with HellRaisers. In the Group B opening matches OpTic Gaming will play against BPro Gaming, while Winstrike Team will face Sprout. Best two teams from each group will advance to the single-elimination playoffs bracket with best-of-three series. The playoffs stage will be played on August 6th.
The official English stream will be available on the Maincast Twitch channel.
ESL One: New York 2019 is scheduled for September 26-29th and will feature eight teams competing for a $200,000 prize pool. The event is part of the third season of Intel Grand Slam, the winner of each will get additional $1,000,000.