ESL has announced that it will run a tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the next four years.
ESL One New York will return on September 16th and 17th 2017, and then will come back again in 2018, 2019 and 2020, although exact dates for those events are yet to be announced.
Traditionally ESL One New York has been a Dota event however this year the switch was made to CS:GO and Street Fighter V. The announcement states that the tournament will remain a CS:GO competition for the next four years.
“We are thrilled to make Barclays Center the home of ESL One for the next four years,” said Steven Roberts, Executive Chairman, ESL North America. “This partnership will allow fans to experience the thrill of a professional esports competition in a first class venue and extend our reach with online viewership.”
“There is no doubt that Barclays Center is the ideal venue to showcase ESL One,” said Chuck Steedman, Chief Operating Officer, AEG Facilities. “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.”