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!
A quick summary of all the essential information about the two-day event.
- Where? Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States
- When? 3rd to the 4th of October 2015
- Schedule: See below
- Tickets: Available via Ticketmaster
- Homepage: http://www.esl-one.com/dota2/new-york-2015/
- Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/esl_dota2
- Eight of the world’s best Dota 2 teams will be battling it out for a prize pool of US$250,000 plus community contributions.
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.
- Team Secret | Direct invite and winner of ESL One Frankfurt 2015
- Evil Geniuses | Direct invite America
- CDEC Gaming | Direct invite Asia
- Virtus.Pro | Direct invite Europe
- Fnatic | Winner of SEA qualifiers
- Vega Squadron | Winner of EU qualifiers
- Team Fire | Winner of NA qualifiers
- Invictus Gaming | Second place in Chinese qualifiers*
*Replacing first place EHOME due to visa issues.
You can find the full quarterfinal bracket right here.
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
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.
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:
- ESL One at New York Super Week - Dota TV ticket
- Might of the Galloping Avenger - Magnus Set
- Treasure of the Burning Grove
And don’t forget to take part in our ESL Fantasy bracket challenge for your chance to win ESL Shop prizes!
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.
- ESL Dota 2 Facebook page
- ESL Dota 2 Twitter account
- Official ESL Facebook page
- Official ESL Twitter account
- Official ESL One hashtag: #ESLOne
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!