ESL One New York hits Barclays Center on September 16-17 for a second year in a row. World’s top CS:GO teams will take the stage in front of the passionate crowd in the battle for the coveted ESL One trophy. With last year’s finalists, Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro already confirmed for the event, we are happy announce that the European squad of FaZe Clan will be joining them.
FaZe Clan was formed with the intention of being a super team which would dominate the CS:GO scene. They had a rather rocky start but with the addition of a new in-game leader, Karrigan, and some much needed firepower, NiKo, FaZe Clan reached a significantly higher level of play. They took second place at IEM World Championship Katowice with less than a week’s practice with their new roster. A month later, FaZe clinched first place at StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 after defeating current major champions, Astralis, in the grand final.
FaZe’s last LAN performance was at IEM Sydney and it was another impressive one. They once again beat Astralis, this time in the semifinals, and reached the grand final which was SK Gaming’s to take, but did not take away from FaZe having a great run in Australia.
This will be FaZe Clan’s first performance at ESL One New York and we are very much looking forward to having them there! With the team’s impressive performance at recent LAN tournaments, we expect to see a lot of top-notch CS:GO.
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! For all the latest updates, follow ESL CS on Twitter and Facebook.