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The ESL One at New York Super Week 2015 survival guide

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Dota 2 is coming back to the East Coast! We are just days away from the East Coast’s biggest esports tournament at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York and we can’t wait to welcome the scene’s best teams, players and broadcasters - find out everything you need to know with our handy survival guide!

Key information

A quick summary of all the essential information about the two-day event.

Participating teams

Eight of the world’s strongest Dota 2 teams will gather in New York to show us who came out on top in the wake of the post-TI5 roster shuffles.

*Replacing first place EHOME due to visa issues.

You can find the full quarterfinal bracket right here.

Broadcast team

We’ve got together some of the scene’s biggest commentators, hosts and analysts to bring you the amazing experience from the Madison Square Garden Theater - check out the complete broadcast team lineup below.

  • Commentator: Toby “TobiWan” Dawson
  • Commentator: Austin “Capitalist” Walsh
  • Commentator: William “Blitz” Lee
  • Commentator: Ben “Merlini” Wu
  • Commentator: Kevin “Purge” Godec
  • Analyst: Kai “H4nn1” Hanbückers
  • Analyst: Jacob “Maelk” Toft-Andersen
  • Analyst: Alan “Nahaz” Bester

  • Stage Host: Dakota “Kotlguy” Cox
  • Desk Host: Andrew “Zyori” Campbell
  • Reporter: Soe “Soe” Gschwind-Penski
  • Observer: Jonathan “PimpmuckL” Liebig

Full schedule

The two-day event at the Madison Square Garden Theater will use a single- elimination, best-of-three format. The quarterfinal matchups are already decided, and you can check them out below.

Saturday, October 3rd - Quarterfinals

  • 11:00 to 14:00 CEST: Team Secret vs. Fnatic
  • 14:00 to 17:00 CEST: Team Fire vs. CDEC Gaming
  • 17:00 to 20:00 CEST: Virtus.pro vs. Invictus Gaming
  • 20:00 to 23:00 CEST: Vega Squadron vs. Evil Geniuses

Sunday, October 4th - Semi and grand finals

  • 11:00 to 12:30 CEST: Semifinal one
  • 14:00 to 17:00 CEST: Semifinal two
  • 17:00 to 20:00 CEST: Grand final

Please note that times are subject to game length.

You can find a detailed match-by-match schedule over at the ESL One at New York Super Week website.

Get your ESL One at New York Super Week 2015 ticket here!

Prize money

A massive US$250,000 prize pool will be up for grabs at ESL One at New York Super Week and the final prize pool will be further increased by community contributions from the purchase of the event treasures and item sets.

You can contribute to the prize pool by purchasing any of the following in-game items:

And don’t forget to take part in our ESL Fantasy bracket challenge for your chance to win ESL Shop prizes!

Social media

Make sure to follow our official ESL One and Dota 2 social media channels to stay up to date with the latest news and information regarding the tournament.

For the Twitter accounts of the attending teams, follow the links in the participating teams section above!

Who’s your pick to win it all at ESL One at New York Super Week? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook with #ESLOne!