The team invites and schedule are set for the ESL One New York closed qualifier!
See who will be competing for the final two ESL One New York slots.

ESL One New York returns to Barclays Center on September 16-17 with the world's top team battling it out for the coveted trophy and a US$250,000 prize pool. Six teams have received and accepted direct invitations to the event: Astralis,, Natus Vincere, SK Gaming, FaZe Clan and Team Liquid. The remaining two slots will be determined through an European and North American qualifier with eight teams participating in each: seven invited and one from the open qualifier.

The teams


The teams invited to the European closed qualifier are:

  • G2 Esports
  • Gambit Esports
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Hellraisers
  • Team Envyus
  • BIG
  • FlipSid3 Tactics

The above teams will be joined by the winner of the European open qualifier.

North America

  • Cloud9
  • Immortals
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Counter Logic Gaming
  • Misfits
  • NRG eSports
  • Renegades

The above teams will be joined by the winner of the North American open qualifier.


All of the closed qualifier matches will be played in a single elimination best of three format.


Europe (all times in CEST)

19th of August

  • 12:00 - Ro8
  • 15:00 - Ro8
  • 18:00 - Ro8
  • 21:00 - Ro8

20th of August

  • 12:00 - Ro4
  • 15:00 - Ro4
  • 18:00 - Final

North America (all times in EDT)

19th of August

  • 15:00 - Ro8
  • 18:00 - Ro8
  • 21:00 - Ro8
  • 21:00 - Ro8

20th of August

  • 15:00 - Ro4
  • 18:00 - Ro4
  • 21:00 - Final


Open qualifier sign up

The open qualifiers will be played in a best of one single elimination bracket with the final match being a best of three.

  • Open qualifier dates (EU and NA) - 14 to 15 of August


Good luck!

We wish all of the competing teams the best of luck and cannot wait to see which two will complete the lineup for ESL One New York! All of the matches will be livestreamed on our Twitch channel - don't miss any of them!

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