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05.09.2017
Announcing the format, groups and first matchups of ESL One New York 2017!
See who will be facing who in the Big Apple.

ESL One New York 2017 powered by Intel is less than two weeks away with world's top teams readying themselves to compete for the coveted trophy and a US$250,000 prize pool. Astralis, Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere, SK Gaming, FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, Team ENVYUS and Cloud9 will battle it out in the Big Apple, once again delivering top-notch Counter-Strike we all love to see. And as the event inches closer and closer, it is time to unveil the tournament format, groups as well as the first matchups.

Format

The tournament format was chosen by the attending teams in a vote between Double Elimination or Swiss Groups, and will be as follows:

  • Double elimination groups
  • Two groups of four teams
  • Opening and winners' matches are best of one
  • Elimination and decider matches are best of three
  • Top two teams from each group advance to the playoffs
  • Playoffs are single elimination
  • Semifinals are best of three, while the grand final is best of five

Groups

Teams were seeded into groups according to the CS:GO World Ranking. The seeding has been aligned to the current rosters after the player break.

Group A

  • SK Gaming
  • Cloud9
  • Natus Vincere
  • Team ENVYUS

Group B

  • FaZe Clan
  • Astralis
  • Team Liquid
  • Virtus.pro

First matches

  • SK Gaming vs. ENVYUS
  • Cloud9 vs. Natus Vincere
  • FaZe Clan vs. Virtus.pro
  • Astralis vs. Team Liquid

Are you ready for New York?

Nothing beats the unforgettable experience of watching an esports tournament live in a stadium so be sure to join us in the Big Apple on September 16-17 to witness world's best CS:GO teams live among thousands of fellow fans - tickets to the event are available! For all the latest updates, follow ESL CS on Twitter and Facebook.