The new roster of EHOME bested Invictus Gaming, 3:1, in the ESL One New York Chinese qualifiers’ grand finals. With the victory, they have secured their trip to New York to participate in the ESL One event at the Madison Square Garden, between October 3-4. The Chinese team will represent the region and compete against Evil Geniuses, Team Secret, Virtus.Pro, CDEC Gaming, Vega Squadron, Fnatic and FIRE for the $250,000 prize pool.
Invictus Gaming came out of the gates of the grand finals for ESL One New York Chinese qualifiers looking very strong and convincingly taking Game 1. However, it was EHOME that would show their true dominance with their new roster and secure their spot in New York. The newly reformed team dominated over IG in the second game, claiming the victory in only 18 minutes and continued to impress in the following two other games.
Invictus Gaming and EHOME were both among the Level 1 invites, that were seeded directly into the second round of the qualifiers. Invictus Gaming fought and won 2:1 against both Newbee and LGD Gaming to find their place in the grand finals.
EHOME advanced to the grand finals without suffering a single defeat, sweeping through both ViCi Gaming.Potential and ViCi Gaming 2:0.
Chen “Cty” Tianyu
Wang “old chicken” Zhiyong
Ren “eLeVeN” Yangwei
Hu “KaKa” Liangzhi
Zhang “LaNm” Zhicheng
ESL One New York
This year’s ESL One New York is shaping up to be one of the very best Dota 2 tournaments of this fall. The tournament will feature a starting prize-pool of $250,000 – almost double the final amount of last year’s event.
The event will take place at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, on October 3rd and 4th.
ESL One New York participants
- Evil Geniuses (invited)
- Team Secret (invited)
- Virtus.Pro (invited)
- CDEC Gaming (invited)
- Vega Squadron (Winner of EU Qualifiers)
- Fnatic (Winner of SEA Qualifiers)
- FIRE (Winner of NA Qualifiers)
- EHOME (Winner of CN Qualifiers)
ESL One New York tickets
Tickets can be purchased online through the ESL website, at Ticket Master or at the Madison Square Garden Box Office.
Ticket prices have been reduced and refunds will be provided for those visitors who have already purchased their tickets.
- Day ticket: $59 reduced to $39 ($20 refund)
- Weekend ticket: $89 reduced to $59 ($30 refund)
- Premium ticket: $269 reduced to $169 ($100 refund)
Refunds will only be given at the event itself, on October 3rd and 4th. In order to claim any refunds, ticket holders who purchased their tickets before August 4th will need to visit the ESL Shop at the Madison Square Garden Theater with proof of purchase and ID.
Premium Ticket perks
Premium Ticket holders will enjoy additional exclusive benefits including:
- Event shirt
- Event hoodie
- Dog tag
- Event poster
- Event print
- Seat in the 100 section
- Dota 2 in-game item – The items attached to the tournament are included for free, including the DotaTV ticket
- Special signing sessions – Signing sessions exclusive to premium ticket holders, with less waiting time and a better chance of getting all autographs
- Behind-the-scenes tour – A tour through the backstage areas where people work on the event
- After-party invite – an invite to the after-party that was previously exclusive to the players and crew
Further details are available on the ESL One New York website.