The two qualifiers — one in North America and one in Europe — will feature seven invited teams and one from the open qualifiers. The top team from each region’s qualifier will be join the six invited teams attending the main event Sept. 16-17 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The qualifiers will be streamed Aug. 19-20 on ESL’s Twitch channel.
The second annual ESL One New York has a $250,000 prize pool. Astralis, Faze Clan, Team Liquid, Natus Vincere, SK Gaming, and Virtus.pro all accepted invitations to the event. The Brooklyn Beatdown Street Fighter V tournament will also return to the event this year.
The list of invites to the closed qualifiers is below:
- OpTic Gaming
- Counter Logic Gaming
- NRG eSports
- G2 Esports
- Gambit Esports
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Team EnVyUs
- FlipSid3 Tactics
Cover photo by Patrick Strack/ESL, eslgaming.com