Mousesports Are the Champions of ESL One New York 2018

Mousesports Are the Champions of ESL One New York 2018

Mousesports Are the Champions of ESL One New York 2018

ESL One: New York 2018, a $250,000 CS:GO tournament, has concluded. In the grand finals mousesports defeated Team Liquid with the score of 3-2, receiving $125,000 and 1 point towards Intel Grand Slam.

The event was held on September 26-30 at a sports arena Barclays Center. First, eight participating teams were seeded into two GSL groups with best-of-three series. Then, top two teams from each group advanced to the single-elimination playoffs bracket with best-of-three semifinals and best-of-five grand finals.

Both mousesports and Team Liquid placed first in their groups: mousesports defeated Fnatic (2:1) and Gambie Esports (2:1) in Group A, while Team Liquid outplayed NRG Esports (2:1) and G2 Esports (2:0) in Group B. In playoffs, both semifinals concluded with the 2:0 score: Team Liquid defeated NRG Esports, while Gambit Esports were outplayed by Gambit Esports. mousesports started the grand finals with a victory, as they defeated their opponents 16:12 at Cache, but the European team lost the following two maps (7:16 at Nuke; 10:16 at Inferno). Later though the team managed to bounce back and win the final two maps – they emerged victorious at Dust II (19:17) and Mirage (16:8).

For mousesports this is the third victory at a premier LAN-event this year – earlier the team emerged victorious at StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 and V4 Future Sports Festival – Budapest 2018.

Group Stage:

Group A Group B
1. mousesports 2-0 90-68 1. Team Liquid 2-0 81-51
2. Gambit Esports 2-1 108-98 2. NRG Esports 2-1 103-102
3. Natus Vincere 1-2 87-90 3. G2 Esports 1-2 82-110
4. Fnatic 0-2 50-79 4. FaZe Clan 0-2 69-72

Playoffs Bracket:

Tournament Results:

Place $ USD Team
1st $125,000 mousesports
2nd $50,000 Team Liquid
3rd-4th $25,000 NRG Esports, Gambit Esports
5th-6th $8,500 Natus Vincere, G2 Esports
7th-8th $4,000 Fnatic, FaZe Clan
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