ESL-ONE NY

Humza KhalidE-Sports/Events0 Comments


ESL-ONE NY

ESL-ONE NY generates record breaking digital engagement worldwide.

ESL-ONE is underway and made its third stop at New York on Oct 1 & 2. The East Coast’s biggest e-sports event smashed the viewing records at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.

Attracting 20 million online viewers from around the globe and with arena full of 8,500 fans on each day of the main event, the event had record breaking audience.

Events featured were Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Street Fighter V in Score e-sports Brooklyn Beatdown. Over the course of three days, the online viewership peaked at more than 450,000 concurrent and 6 million unique viewers, and the event clocked over 8 million hours watched on multiple online streaming platforms.

World’s top CS: GO teams battled for the pool prize of $250,000, whereas Street Fighter V featured $75,000 pool prize for the tournament.

“ESL is committed to showcasing legendary gameplay in the context of amazing event experiences,” 

Said ESL Vice President of Pro Gaming Ulrich Schulze.

We are proud that ESL One New York delivered on this commitment, sparking worldwide conversation from thousands of attendees live from Barclays Center and millions of online viewers.”

ESL One New York saw record-breaking social media engagement, with more than 122 million impressions generated on ESL’s Twitter and Facebook channels, which included more than 7 million fan engagements. ESL’s own content reached more than 21 million unique fans worldwide, 10.6 million of which were generated via highlights and backstage content. Nearly 80,000 Twitter accounts joined the conversation around the event with approximately 182,027 tweets. This makes ESL One New York one of the most talked about events in ESL history.maxresdefault-5

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Results

In the CS:GO tournament, North America’s Team Liquid was defeated by the powerhouse European team Natus Vincere, while the longstanding roster of Virtus.pro upset world champions SK Gaming in the semifinals after an intense battle in triple overtime. In the end, it was Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev who, on his 19th birthday, first lifted the coveted ESL One trophy on behalf of Natus Vincere, the team that took home $150,000. In conjunction with the CS:GO action, hundreds of Street Fighter V players battled in theScore eSports Brooklyn Beatdown, which culminated in a one-on-one grand final livestreamed from the main stage at Barclays Center just after the CS:GO semifinals. Chinese champion Zhuojun “Xiao Hai” Zeng took down Yusuke “Momochi” Momochi of Japan and won the first place prize of $30,000.

hese amazing matches made up the first esports event to ever be streamed live in virtual reality. Wonderworld VR captured the event experience from Barclays Center, while Sliver.tv utilized its LiveVRCast technology to give viewers an immersive 360º perspective of the games and distributed the complete VR experience around the globe.

For more information about ESL One, visit the official tournament website, and be sure to check out the event photographs and video footage on our YouTube channel.

 

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