ESL, the world’s largest esports company, will bring the East Coast’s largest esports tournament to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, home of the Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders. The world-renowned venue will provide a stage for ESL’s signature event series when ESL One New York takes to the arena on October 1 – 2, 2016. Barclays Center will play host to a US$250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition, with more games joining the tournament’s lineup to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament at ESL One New York will bring an intense two-day event to the stage. The world’s top eight CS:GO teams will converge on Brooklyn in a double elimination group stage, followed by single elimination best-of-three matches on the main stage. In addition to the tournaments, ESL One New York will feature a wide array of activities as part of the main event, including pro player autograph sessions, virtual reality experiences, the ESL Shop, and other fan fest activities.
“We’re ecstatic to team up with Barclays Center to expand ESL One New York and deliver an unforgettable weekend of esports,” says Craig Levine, CEO of ESL North America. “Barclays Center is a world class facility and will serve as the perfect host for our expanded event, which now will feature CS:GO.”
“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.”