The group stage of GG.Bet New York Invitational is halfway through, with forZe and OpTic Gaming being already qualified to the playoffs stage.
Both forZe and OpTic Gaming placed first in their groups: the Russian team outplayed HellRaisers (16-8) and AVANGAR (2-0), while the North American squad defeated BPro Gaming (19-17) and Winstrike Team (2-0).
Later today, August 5th, BIG will face HellRaisers (4:00 PM BST), while BPro will compete with Sprout (7:30 PM BST). AVANGAR and Winstrike Team are waiting for their opponents in the decider matches scheduled for tomorrow, August 6th. The winners of the decider matches will qualify for the playoffs, which will be played on August 7th.
GG.Bet New York Invitational is a qualifier event for ESL One: New York 2019. The winner of the tournament will travel to New York, while the runner-up will get $5,000 in prize money.