ESL One New York Powered by Intel® Returns to the Big Apple with Multiple Championship Tournaments

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Barclays Center will host ESL One New York’s $200,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Tournament, ESL Mobile Open Finals, and MSI Gaming Arena on September 28-29, 2019.

For the fourth consecutive year, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will host one of the most important esports events in North America. The two-day competition will feature eight of the world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams battling for their share of a $200,000 prize pool, as well as the Season 2 ESL Mobile Open Finals presented by AT&T and the return of the MSI Gaming Arena (MGA).

In addition to world-class CS:GO gameplay, ESL One New York will serve as the culmination of Season 2 of the ESL Mobile Open, a North American mobile esports league, founded with sponsor AT&T, that provides up-and-coming players an opportunity to shine in front of their peers and compete for cash prizes. This marks one of the first times that amateur mobile gamers will share the main stage with the pros at an ESL One tournament.

Additionally, the popular MSI Gaming Arena (MGA) will return to ESL One New York. Last year, more than 700 teams from around the world registered for the competition. This year, the MGA championship will feature the top four teams advancing from each regional qualifier, where they will compete for the MGA trophy and prize pool.

What they’re saying:

Yvette Martinez-Rea, CEO, ESL North America: “ESL One is a flagship event for ESL, and we are thrilled to be back at Barclays Center for the fourth year in a row. This year’s event will feature the ESL Mobile Open Finals making the stakes as high for fans as it is for the pros. ESL One New York promises to be one of North America’s most unforgettable esports events of the year.”

Keith Sheldon, Executive Vice President of Programming, BSE Global: “Barclays Center has become a premier destination for live esports events, and we are thrilled to welcome ESL One New York back to our arena for the fourth consecutive year. Hosting ESL One New York is a terrific example of how esports and mainstream entertainment complement one another, and we look forward to continuing to play a role in the growth of esports worldwide.”

What you need to know:


This year’s marquee CS:GO tournament will kick off with six invited teams and two additional teams that earned spots from North American and European regional qualifiers. We will soon announce the dates and sign-up information for the open and closed qualifiers.


The eight teams will be split into two double-elimination groups, followed by single-elimination playoffs. The top four teams will then advance to the semifinals on the main stage, culminating in a best-of-five grand final between the top two teams for their chance to take home the ESL One championship trophy and earn points towards the coveted $1 million Intel® Grand Slam series.


Tickets for ESL One New York 2019 powered by Intel® will be available on May 3rd, 2019 at 10:00 am CDT /11:00 pm EDT / 17:00 CEST. Click here for more information on pricing and availability. Get your tickets now to secure the best seats in the house at the best price possible with our Early Bird discount!

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