The ESL One New York brackets and schedule have been released as the event begins to draw closer. The eight teams – Evil Geniuses, Team Secret, Virtus.Pro, CDEC Gaming, Vega Squadron, Fnatic, FIRE and EHOME – will compete next weekend, October 3-4, at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. The winning team will receive at least $100,000 and the championship title.
— ESL (@ESL) September 26, 2015
With only one week to go, ESL has announced the ESL One New York brackets and schedule.
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 and will showcase eight of some of the best teams from around the world.
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 brackets
- Team Secret vs. Fnatic
- Team Fire vs. CDEC Gaming
- Virtus.Pro vs. EHOME
- Vega Squadron vs. Evil Geniuses
ESL One New York schedule
The doors open at 10:00 EDT on both days .
Saturday, October 3rd
- 11:00 – 14:00 EDT/ 17:00 – 20:00 CEST – Team Secret vs. Fnatic
- 14:00 – 17:00 EDT/ 20:00 – 23:00 CEST – CDEC Gaming vs. Team Fire
- 17:00 – 20:00 EDT/ 23:00-02:00 CEST – Virtus.Pro vs. EHOME
- 20:00 – 23:00 EDT/ 02:00 – 05:00 CEST – Evil Geniuses vs. Vega Squadron
Sunday, October 4th
- 11:00 – 14:00 EDT/ 17:00 – 20:00 CEST – Semifinal #1
14:00 – 17:00 EDT/ 20:00 – 23:00 CEST – Semifinal #2
17:00 – 20:00 EDT/ 23:00 – 02:00 CEST – Grand finals
ESL One New York prize pool distribution
The base prize pool is $250,000 and as of September 26th the total fund has reached $272,157 through crowdfunding.
- 1st place – $100,000
- 2nd place – $50,000
- 3rd-4th – $25,000
- 5th-8th – $12,500
ESL One New York hosting team
- Host: Dakota “KotLGuy” Cox
Desk Host: Andrew “Zyori” Campbell
Reporter: Soe “Soe” Gschwind-Penski
Observer: Jonathan “PimpmuckL” Liebig
ESL One New York talent
- Commentator: Toby “Tobiwan” Dawson
Commentator: Austin “Capitalist” Walsh
Commentator: William “Blitz” Lee
Commentator: Ben “Merlini” Wu
Commentator: Kevin “Purge” Godec
Analyst: Kai “H4anni” Hanbueckers
Analyst: Jacob “Maelk” Toft-Andersen
Analyst: Alan “Nahaz” Bester
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.