We are thrilled to announce that ESL One will bring East Coast’s biggest esports event to Barclays Center on October 1st and 2nd this year. The world-renowned venue will provide a couple of stages, one of them hosting a US$250,000 tournament in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
“The esports industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and we are thrilled to be a part of it by hosting one of the largest tournaments on the East Coast,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “ESL One New York further diversifies Barclays Center’s programming portfolio and continues establishing the venue as a leader in emerging trends in sports and entertainment.”
The CS:GO tournament will take place on both days of the event and will feature eight top teams from around the world. The battle for the ESL One trophy will begin with a double elimination group stage, followed by single elimination and then best of three matches on the main stage.
CS:GO will not be the only tournament happening at Barclays Center, as there is more competitive action in the works, as well as a wide array of side activities which will be a part of the main event. From signing sessions with pro players through virtual reality experiences to the ESL shop, ESL One New York will not only be East Coast’s biggest esports event but also a festival for gamers.
“ESL’s commitment to a healthy and sustainable growth of the esports industry is best illustrated with events like ESL One New York expanding to the Festival level with more games,” said Ulrich Schulze, Vice President Pro Gaming at ESL. “This expansion and adding exciting new venues like Barclays Center are the best examples of how rapid that growth is. We couldn’t be more excited to bring world-class esports competitions to fans on the East Coast come the first of October.”
We cannot wait to see some top-notch esports happening in the Big Apple and are looking forward to seeing you there! For more information about the event and upcoming ticket sales, keep your eyes peeled on the official ESL One New York website as well as follow ESL on Twitter and Facebook and RSVP on our official event page!