10 2016 | NEWS

 11 ESL One in New York was the biggest CS:GO event ever in the Big Apple. © ESL


ESL conquers 
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.