Preview of ESL One New York 2018
2018-09-25

Preview of ESL One New York 2018

Although FACEIT Major: London 2018 has concluded only few days ago, another premier CS:GO event is already just around the corner. ESL One New York 2018 begins on September 26th and will feature eight top-tier teams competing for their share of a $250,000 prize pool as well as a point towards Intel Grand Slam.

The tournament’s line-up includes six invited teams – FaZe Clan, Fnatic, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, mousesports and Natus Vincere, as well as two qualified teams – Gambit Esports and NRG Esports.

The event will begin with a group stage that will last for three days. The participating teams have been seeded in two GSL groups based on ESL CS:GO World Rankings. All matches within the group stage will be best-of-three, with top two teams from each group advancing to the playoffs.

Group Seeds:

Group A Group B
Natus Vincere FaZe Clan
mousesports Team Liquid
Fnatic NRG Esports
Gambit Esports G2 Esports

Opening Matches:

September 26 (UK Time):

  • 04:00 PM: Natus Vincere vs Gambit Esports (Group A)
  • 04:00 PM: Fnatic vs mousesports (Group A)
  • 07:50 PM: FaZe Clan vs G2 Esports (Group B)
  • 07:50 PM: Team Liquid vs NRG Esports (Group B)

The playoffs stage will be held on September 29-30 at Barclays Center. Four teams will compete in a single-elimination bracket with best-of-three semi-finals and best-of-five grand finals.

The tournament is part of Intel Grand Slam. FaZe Clan are the champions of ESL One New York 2017, IEM 13 Sydney and ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018, which means that if they win the event they will receive additional $1,000,000 in prize money. Natus Vincere has only one point towards the Grand Slam, as two months ago they emerged victorious at ESL One Cologne 2018.