ESL Plans to Bring ESL One to New York for the Next Four Years
“ESL One New York is now set to be a pillar in the tournament calendar for years to come.”
This is the line that the Electronic Sports League chose to confirm that ESL One New York 2016 was not just a huge success, featuring Counter-Strike’s and Street Fighter’s elite over two days, but it was successful enough for it to become a staple in the ESL One circuit.
With ESL One NY 2017 slated September 16th and 17th, the now-annual event will be held once again at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as well as for the following three years. Steven Roberts, Executive Chairman of ESL North America, described their partnership with AEG Facilities as an opportunity for fans to “experience the thrill of a professional esports competition in a first class venue,” while, “extending [their] reach with online viewership.”
Wave 1 tickets are already set to go on sale on December 15th at ten am Eastern. Like with the last event, there are three tiers:
- Weekend: $45; includes free seating, access to the Barclays Center during the event, and access to open signing sessions
- Weekend Plus: $99; includes the above, as well as a special swag bag.
- Premium: $169; includes the above-mentioned perks, and grants access to special Premium-only signing sessions, seating at the stage and in the middle of the player walk-in area, and a unique goodie bag.
Wave 2, which will see a currently undisclosed price increase, will be available on January 1st at ten am.
“There is no doubt that Barclays Center is the ideal venue to showcase ESL One,” said COO of AEG Facilities Chuck Steedman, “Along with our strategic partners ESL, we believe that the state-of-the-art amenities, facilities and technology Barclays Center has become known for combined with the passionate and savvy fans who attend esports events in the region will create the most incredible atmosphere and experience this signature event has ever encountered. It’s these type of core events that will continue to play a role in the tremendous growth of esports we are now witnessing worldwide.”
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was confirmed to return to the two-day event, but it is unknown if the same can be said for Street Fighter V.
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