New York & Sao Paulo
17,000 fans and two days of gaming frenzy: ESL One proved in New York that e-sports are on the rise.
ESL One made its New York stop at Barclay Center in Brooklyn on October 1 and 2, with an arena full of 8,500 fans on each main event day. This makes it the biggest CS:GO competition ever to hit the Big Apple. Seven teams participated, battling over a $250.000 prize pool, with the paysafecard sponsored team, G2 Esports, among them. paysafecard was also one of the main sponsors of ESL One New York and had a booth on site with lots of promotional activities for gamers. The team of Natus Vincere claimed the championship and the prize money. The next ESL highlight was the fourth Pro League finals in Sao Paolo, Brazil, where Cloud9 won its first ESL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro League championship on 30th of October, defeating last season’s defending champions SK Gaming from Brazil 2-1.