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ESL announces ESL One New York qualifiers

ESL announced the ESL One New York qualifiers
ESL New York 2016 was the inaugural year for the Counter-Strike event. Photo by Patrick Strack/ESL.

ESL announced Tuesday the ESL One New York qualifiers, as teams will fight for two slots to attend the $250,000 Counter-Strike tournament Sept. 16-17 coming to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The qualifiers will be combined for the North American and European regions. Both regions will have open and closed qualifiers, with a total of seven teams in each qualifier. The open qualifiers on Aug. 14-15 will be a best-of-one, single elimination bracket, with the finals being a best-of-three. The Aug. 19-20 will be a single elimination bracket played in best-of-threes.

Two teams will qualify for the main event and head to Brooklyn in September. The tournament will feature FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, SK Gaming, and Virtus.pro so far, with four more slots. Two of the remaining slots will be invitations, and the last two spots will be from the qualifiers. Tickets are available for sale right now through the ESL website. The format of the tournament and talent has yet to be announced. Natus Vincere won the event last year, which was the inaugural event.

Cover photo by Patrick Strack/ESL, eslgaming.com

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