ESL have announced the schedule and the names of the 12 participating teams for the upcoming ESL One New York SEA Main Qualifiers. Eight invited teams and four qualified teams from the open qualifiers will battle it out in the Main Qualifiers starting September 1st. 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 SEA Main Qualifiers will begin on September 1st 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.
Team Underminer, Kingdom, Team B and Soundblaster BackTick qualified this last weekend in the ESL One SEA Open Qualifiers.
The North American open qualifiers will take place this weekend and Goblak, Golden Boys and Abraxas have already advanced from the European Open Qualifiers held the previous weekend.
ESL One New York SEA Main Qualifiers Format
- All games will be best-of-three
- Single elimination format
- Grand Finals will be best-of-five series
- Only one team qualifies
ESL One New York SEA Main Qualifiers Invited Teams
- Team SatuDuaTiga
- TNC Pro Team
- First Departure
ESL One New York SEA Open Qualifiers winners
- Team Underminer
- Team B
- Soundblaster BackTick
ESL One New York SEA Main Qualifiers Schedule
- Tuesday, September 1st:
17:00 SGT – XctN vs. Udmn
20:00 SGT – FD vs. Kingdom
- Wednesday, September 2nd:
17:00 SGT – TNC vs. TeamB
20:00 SGT – Trust vs. BackT
- Thursday, September 3rd:
17:00 SGT – Fnatic vs. XctN/Udmn
20:00 SGT – MVP vs. FD/Kingdom
- Friday, September 4th:
17:00 SGT – 123 vs. TNC/TeamB
20:00 SGT – Mski vs. Trust/BackT
- Saturday, September 5th:
17:00 SGT – Semifinal 1
20:00 SGT – Semifinal 2
- Sunday, September 6th:
18:00 SGT – 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.