Brian “FLUFFNSTUFF” Lee and Jio “Jeyo” Madayag’s reinstated team FIRE swept compLexity Gaming, 3:0, in the ESL One New York Americas 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 NA team will represent the region and compete against Evil Geniuses, Team Secret, Virtus.Pro, CDEC Gaming, Vega Squadron, Fnatic and one qualified team from China for the $250,000 prize pool.
— Team FIRE (@FireEsports) September 18, 2015
FIRE demonstrated impressive skill and team-play during the grand finals best-of-five series, as they upset compLexity Gaming and swept through the TI5 participants, 3:0.
Both FIRE and compLexity were among the Level 1 invited teams for the ESL One New York NA qualifiers, and were seeded directly into the second round.
FIRE swept through ROOT Gaming, 2:0, and bested Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling’s team, Digital Chaos, 2:1, before advancing to the grand finals. compLexity went to the grand finals without suffering a single loss, as they swept through both the Canadian team Boreal and Jimmy “Demon” Ho’s team High Council of Wizards and Priests, 2:0.
David “Moo” Hull
Brian “FLUFFNSTUFF” Lee
Bryant “Whitebeard” Lehwald
Jio “Jeyo” Madayag
Eric “747” Dong
William “Blitz” Lee (substitute)
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 (EU qualifier winner)
- Fnatic (SEA qualifier winner)
- FIRE (Winner of NA Qualifiers)
- TBD (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.