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ESL One New York first round matchups and schedule
The Big Apple is hungry... or something.
Written by: Nohte    September 21st 2018 7:35 pm    #ESLOne #ESLOneNewYork #ESLOneNewYork2018 #NRG #Gambit #FaZe #G2 #Liquid #NaVi #fnatic #mousesports  

How hot will Liquid be coming off their Major run?

ESL have revealed the first round matchups for their upcoming ESL One New York event, set to kick off on September 26th and running until September 30th. All teams in attendance, with the exception of NRG, will be travelling directly from the Major in London, leaving themselves a 3-day travel window.

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The $250,000 event will see two groups of four clash in a best-of-three double elimination GSL bracket during the group stage before progressing to the Barclays Center for the playoffs. The event will culminate with a best-of-five grand final showdown, which will be preceded by the MSI MGA best-of-one grand final on stage. 

With the Major coming to a close mere days before the start of New York, it seemed unlikely that any rosters would make changes so soon; however, the Swedish side of fnatic have already announced that they plan to field Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom in place of long-time member Robin "flusha" Rönnquist. The event is also likely to be Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov's final tournament with Gambit as the Kazakhstani player was listed for transfer earlier this week.

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The first round matchups and complete schedule for ESL One New York, with times in EDT, is as follows:

Wednesday, September 26th
11:00 AM ua Na`Vi vs. kz Gambit BO3
11:00 AM se fnatic vs. eu mousesports BO3
~2:50 PM eu FaZe vs. fr G2 BO3
~2:50 PM us NRG vs. nam Liquid BO3
~6:40 PM Group A - Elimination match BO3
 
Thursday, September 27th
11:00 AM Group B - Elimination match BO3
~2:30 PM Group A - Winners' match BO3
~6:00 PM Group B - Winners' match BO3
 
Friday, September 28th
11:00 AM Group A - Decider match BO3
~2:30 PM Group B - Decider match BO3
 
Saturday, September 29th
~1:00 PM Semifinal #1 BO3
~4:50 PM Semifinal #2 BO3
 
Sunday, September 30th
11:00 AM MSI MGA Grand Final BO1
~1:00 PM ESL One New York Grand Final BO5

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ESL One New York will kick off on September 26th with the CIS sides of Gambit and Na`Vi facing off, while the new-look fnatic will simultaneously take on mousesports.

#1 Joe
2018-09-21 20:27
Oof, NA v NA first round. I'd be worried about an NA team losing in the elimination match but G2 is also in their group :^)
#2 Will
2018-09-22 14:23
they reversed the flags
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