ESL One returns to Barclays Center in New York on September 16-17 with eight top CS:GO teams competing for the 2017 championship. Six teams will come to the event with direct invitations, Natus Vincere, Virtus.pro, SK Gaming and FaZe Clan having already accepted theirs, while the remaining two will be determined through qualifiers.
The qualifiers will take place in two regions: Europe and North America. Each region will have an open and closed qualifier. A total of seven teams will be invited to each closed qualifier and will be joined by one team from each open qualifier.
The open qualifiers will be played in a best of one single elimination bracket with the final match being a best of three. The closed qualifier matches will be best of three single elimination.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled to ESL CS on Twitter and Facebook as we release more information about the qualifiers, including sign up links for teams to join the open qualifier.
Tickets to the event are available so be sure to join us in the Big Apple to watch world’s best CS:GO teams live among thousands of fellow fans!