The Groups for the Counter-Strike:Global Offensive stop of the 2018 edition under Electronic Sports League, ESL One New York have been drawn.
Taking place from
26'th of September till 28'th of September 2018 in the North American town of New York, United States of America, the event will hand out a total of $250000 in cash prize.
A total of eight teams will line at the start at the Barclays Center, New York, USA for the grand prize.
The teams were divided into two groups of four teams based on the ESL CS:GO World Rankings. Thed groups will feature a GSL-like system with a Double Elimination format, all games being Bo3.
The two teams to advance from each Group will see a Single Elimination Bracket with Bo3 format while the Grand Final will have a Bo5 format.
The groups are as follow: (based on the ESL CS:GO World Rankings)
|Group A||Group B|
|Natus Vincere||FaZe Clan|
The action will be broadcasted by:
- Oliver James Borg 'OJ Borg' D'Anastasi - (stage host)
- Tres 'stunna' Saranthus - (desk host)
- James Banks - (interviewer)
- Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill - (analyst)
- Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez - (analyst)
- Duncan 'Thorin' Shields - (analyst)
- Henry 'HenryG' Greer - (caster)
- Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett - (caster)
- Lauren 'Pansy' Scott - (caster)
- Alex 'Machine' Richardson - (caster)
- Alex 'Rushly Rush - (in-game observer)
- Patricia 'Patricia' von Halle - (in-game observer)