ESL have announced the schedule, brackets and the names of the 14 participating teams for the upcoming ESL One New York European Main Qualifiers. Nine invited teams, three qualified teams from the open qualifiers and two qualified teams from earlier events will battle it out in the Main Qualifiers starting August 31st. Only one team will prevail to earn a place at ESL One New York, scheduled to take place between October 3-4, at the Madison Square Garden, in New York.
The ESL One New York European Main Qualifiers will begin on August 31st and conclude on September 6th, with a best-of-five grand finals to determine the sole winner that will advance to compete at the ESL One New York for the $250,000 base prize pool.
It also will give exposure to recently formed Monkey Freedom Fighters (a team comprised of WehSing “SingSing” Yuen, Titouan “PARIS” Merloz, Turtoi “Arise” Ionut , Sébastien “7ckingMad” Debs and Yazied “Yapzor” Jaradat) and debut 5Jungs (a team comprised of Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi, Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen, Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka, Adrian “FATA-“ Trinks and Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Borislavov).
Goblak’s stack team123123, Golden Boys (formerly London Conspiracy) and Abraxas qualified this last weekend in the ESL One EU Open Qualifiers.
The ESL One New York SEA Main Qualifiers will take place during the same week, starting September 1 through September 6th.
The North American open qualifiers have already started and will conclude this weekend.
ESL One New York European Main Qualifiers Format
- All games will be best-of-three
- Single elimination format
- As TI5 main event participants, Team Empire and Na’Vi will begin in Round 2
- Grand Finals will be best-of-five series
- Only one team qualifies
ESL One New York European Main Qualifiers Schedule
- Monday, August 31st:
17:00 CEST – Monkey Freedom Fighters vs. 4 Clovers & Lepricon
20:00 CEST – Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. We Make The Future
- Tuesday, September 1st:
17:00 CEST – ARCADE.Power Rangers vs. newteam123123
20:00 CEST – Abraxas vs. The Alliance
- Wednesday, September 2nd:
17:00 CEST – Vega Squadron vs. EE’s Disciples
20:00 CEST – Golden Boys vs. 5Jungs
- Thursday, September 3rd:
17:00 CEST – Vega Squadron/EE’s deciples vs. Monkey Freedom Fighters/4CL
20:00 CEST – Ninjas in Pyjamas/We Make The Future vs. Abraxas/Alliance
- Friday, September 4th:
17:00 CEST – Na’Vi vs. Power Rangers/newteam123123
20:00 CEST – Empire vs. Golden Boys/5 Jungs
- Saturday, September 5th:
17:00 CEST – Semifinal 1
20:00 CEST – Semifinal 2
- Sunday, September 6th:
18:00 CEST – Grand Finals
ESL One New York
This year will feature a starting prize-pool of $250,000, almost double the final amount of last year’s event.
Invited teams have not yet been announced, although many will expect to see the reigning champions ViCi Gaming in attendance.
The event will take place again at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, on October 3rd and 4th.
ESL One New York Tickets
One recurring complaint the organization received from the community was that the cost of admission was too high. ESL One announced that they would reduce the cost and provide refund for those who have already purchased tickets.
The price changes are as follows:
- 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.
Tickets can be purchased online through ESL website, at Ticket Master or at the Madison Square Garden Box Office.
Further details are available on ESL One New York’s website.