Not one to take a break, Redeye is returning to the stage to host at ESL One New York 2016. This stop marks ESL’s second CS:GO event this year and boasts a $250,000 prize pool. Bringing the largest esports event to the East Coast, the tournament will be held at the Barclays Center on October 1st and 2nd ,featuring eight teams from around the world.
This year’s New York Major is a change to ESL’s annual format, with the emphasis primarily on CS:GO rather than the staple offering of Dota that fans may have expected. This will also be the first time an ESL One event will feature two different games, with CS:GO on the main stage and Street Fighter V supporting.
Joining Redeye on the broadcasting team for the main event are:
- Analyst Desk Host: Alex “Machine” Richardson
- Analyst: Janko “YNk” Paunovic
- Analyst: Duncan “Thorin” Shields
- Analyst: Jason “Moses” O’Toole
- Commentator: Anders “Anders” Blume
- Commentator: Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat
- Commentator: Henry “HenryG” Greer
- Commentator: Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett
- Commentator: John “Blu” Mulle
Joining Redeye online for the group stage are:
- Commentator: Mitch “Uber” Leslie
- Commentator: Lauren “Pansy” Scott
- Commentator: Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill
- Commentator: Hugo Byron
With no shortage of talented commentators, analysts and some of the best players in the world, this ESL One tournament looks like an action packed few days. There has been a lull in CS:GO recently, with only a handful of LAN events during an off- season and many teams struggling to perform. This seems to be the first event in a while where there will be some strong competition and hopefully, some explosive matches. SK Gaming and Fnatic have faced difficulty recently due to roster changes but with the return of Fernando ‘fer’ Al-verenga for SK and a new roster for Fnatic, can these two teams rise to the top of the competition? Likewise, Virtus Pro and Na’Vi both placed last at the recent Starladder LAN. With so many teams bouncing back from roster changes and dips in performance, it really is anyone’s tournament for the taking.
ESL One New York 2016 will be the first esports event to be streamed using VR and broadcasted with the help of SLIVER.tv for in game footage and WonderWorld VR for the arena experience. This exciting new experience can be viewed through SLIVER.tv’s website, on a mobile device or a VR headset. There will also be VODS available after the event on YouTube for any fans who miss any of the live action.
To watch the action live or catch up with the Vods, go to the ESL twitch channel.