The ESL One New York 2019 group stage in underway with the playoffs set to take place at the Barclays Arena from the 28th-29th. ESL One New York features 8 incredible teams for viewers to spectate and they'll also get the chance to see the new version of Cache in action. This tournament features a $200,000 prize pool and below you will find all the information about the fixtures, results, format and teams involved.
CSGO has proven to be unpredictable and action packed, with ESL One New York 2019 featuring many teams that could take it all, it will be no surprise to see the script thrown out the window once more.
The article will be updated as further announcements are made and updated as the competition unfolds - be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly.
Sunday 29th September
- Astralis vs Evil Geniuses (18:00 BST)
Saturday 28th September
- Team Liquid 1-2 Astralis (9-16, 16-9, 13-16)
- Evil Geniuses 2-0 G2 Esports (16-8, 16-7)
Friday 27th September
Group B Winners' Match
- Astralis 0-2 Evil Geniuses (14-16, 12-16)
Group B Elimination Match
- OpTic Gaming 2-0 FaZe Clan (16-11, 16-8)
Group A Decider Match
- G2 2-1 ENCE (19-17, 11-16, 16-11)
Group B Decider Match
- OpTic Gaming 0-2 Astralis (6-16, 7-16)
Thursday 26th September
- Team Liquid 2-0 eUnited (16-12, 16-3)
- G2 Esports 2-0 Ence (19-17, 16-14)
- FaZe Clan 0-2 Evil Geniuses (12-16, 6-16)
- Astralis 2-0 OpTic Gaming (16-14, 16-1)
Group A Winners' Match
- Team Liquid 2-1 G2 (16-3, 17-19, 16-8)
Group A Elimination Match
- eUnited 0-2 ENCE (12-16, 10-16)
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- ENCE: It's Not Always suNny At ESL One New York 2019
- FaZe Clan: A New Superteam Arises Ahead Of ESL One New York 2019
The teams will play in ESL’s usual 8 team format. This includes two groups of four playing in a double elimination format with all matches being best of three. This structure is identical to that in IEM Chicago.
- G2 Esports
- Team Liquid
- FaZe Clan
- Evil Geniuses
- OpTic Gaming
Tickets have been released ranging from $29 day tickets to $169 for a weekend premium. The premium tickets include access to extras such as front of stage seating and exclusive player signing sessions.
The tournament will see teams competing for a $200,000 prize pool. Notably this is $50,000 less than last year’s ESL One New York despite more top teams attending. The exact numbers of the money’s split is yet to be announced.
- Astralis (Confirmed)
- Liquid (Confirmed)
- ENCE (Confirmed)
- Evil Geniuses (Invited)
- FaZe (Invited)
- G2 (Europe Qualifier)
- eUnited (North America Qualifier)
- Ex-Optic (GG.BET New York Qualifier)
Blast Pro Series Moscow does precede the tournament starting September 13th. However, only ENCE will attend both events.
Last year's champions Mousesports will not be present at the event after falling in the European qualifier.
Ex-Optic will be attending their first LAN with René “cajunb” Borg in the lineup and so New York will be a testing ground for the unsigned Danish side.
Although more teams are likely to field different rosters for the event with the post major shuffle yet to take place.
The Return of Cache
On March 29th 2019 Cache was removed from the active duty map pool and replaced with Vertigo. Vertigo has received largely negative feedback from the professional community. During its removal map developers FMPONE and Sal Garozzo were remaking it and recently finished with some screenshots released.
Cache will be making its first appearance again at ESL One New York 2019. You can read more about the return of Cache here.
The redesigned map will be shown for the first time at ESL One New York in a showmatch on stage. Furthermore, fans will be able to playtest the map in ESEA booths located around the Barclays arena. The two creators of the new Cache will be present for players to give feedback to.
Written ByChris Trout@TheTrout91