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ESL One: New York 2018 Preview

Well, if you thought the competitive scene was slowly coming to an end for this year, you were wrong. Of course, there are a couple of notable tournaments still remaining on the calendar, but usually the end of the year can be a bit slow. However, after taking a nice look at what we have in store for the ESL One: New York 2018 tournament, I’m a bit more inclined to believe that the tournament is going to be amazing.

Some of the best CS: GO teams in the world right now will face off in the ESL One: New York 2018 but only one will prevail. The goal of this article is to bring all the relevant info closer to you so you know exactly what’s happening. eSports playing is something that these people do professionally with a lot of dedication, so there’s no doubt we’re in for some great fights.

So, what can you expect? We’ll know this after we take a look into the teams:

Partaking Teams

We’re talking about the likes of FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, Fnatic, G2 Esports, mousesports, Natus Vincere, Gambit Esports, and NRG Esports. Yup, those are the 8 teams that will face off on the battlefield.

Just by reading through these names you realize that almost none of the matches will be clear, dominant victories. There’s a lot to play for here (both glory and the tasty $250k prize pool) and no one will take the fights lightly.

Underestimating your opponent is something you don’t want to do, but it might happen as it has happened in the past as well. The question is, who’s going to make a mistake and falter first?

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Other Tournament Info

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ESL One: New York 2018 will take start on September 26th, 2018 and it will end on September 30th, 2018. If you want to watch the tournament from the live location, you’ll have to visit the Barclays Center which is located in New York City. Otherwise, livestreams will be available. This will also help out those who are interested in eSports betting (considering this tournament will be explosive and interesting).

Oh, forgot about one thing: The format!

We’re looking at a double-elimination group stage (2 groups with 4 players) with all matches being Bo3. Two best teams advance to the playoffs. The playoffs are single-elimination with the Semifinals being Bo3, and the Grand Final being Bo5.

Maps include: Cache, Dust II, Inferno, Mirage, Nuke, Overpass, Train.

Make sure you tune in on the action because you won’t want to miss the ESL One: New York 2018!


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