Its seems as if Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has found a new home. Today, ESL One announced that the Barclays Center, located in Brooklyn New York, is now the home to ESL One’s North American flagship eSports tournament for the East Coast.
ESL One New York for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be held at the Barclays Center for the next four years, fans will be able to attend the next event which has been scheduled for September 16 & 17, 2017.
“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.”
ESL One brought some of the biggest names in Counter Strike: Global Offensive to New York City, back in October of this year. The top teams came to the Big Apple to ball it out for a share of the $250,000 prize pool.
The event also featured the Street Fighter V tournament, which brought more than 1,000 players fighting for the $75,000 prize pool which was held by the Score eSports Brooklyn Beatdown.
“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.”
“This announcement is the next step in our strategy to position Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment venues as the home to eSports events,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of BSE. “We are proud to align with ESL and AEG to grow the exposure of eSports in the market and attract a new audience to Barclays Center.”
For those of you who would like to attend the event, you can purchase your tickets through Ticketmaster.com starting this Thursday, December 15 at 10 a.m.