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MSI and ESL have partnered to bring attendees of ESL One New York yet another spectacle to behold. The MSI Masters Gaming Arena will take place at the Barclays Center in New York alongside ESL One.

The four-team tournament will boast a $60,000 prize pool. There will be open qualifiers in North America, APAC, Europe, and the CIS region with the top team from each region moving on to compete at Barclays Center. All four teams will have earned an all-expense paid trip to the event.

“Each region will feature:

  • 2 open qualifiers – top 6 teams based on points will qualify into the playoffs
  • 1 last chance qualifier – top 2 teams will qualify into the playoffs
  • 1 playoff – only the first placed team will go to ESL One New York.”

Teams can begin registering tomorrow July 7th and continue through its closing on July 16th. The qualifiers will take place July 21st, July 28th, and the last chance qualifier on August 4th.

You can find the full announcement from MSI below.

Welcome to the MSI MGA 2018!

On the 29th to 30th of September, MSI and ESL One are partnering up to bring the MSI Masters Gaming Arena (MGA) CS:GO circuit to the Big Apple. Four teams from across the world will get the chance to compete at the MSI MGA offline finals during ESL One New York, with the Grand Finals taking place on the main stage just before the ESL One Grand Finals. The champion will receive the MSI MGA trophy, and the lions share of a $60,000.

During July 21 – August 11, you will be able to play in the MSI MGA 2018 5on5 qualifiers. At the end of the qualifiers, only 1 team from each region will go to visit ESL One New York and play on the main stage as part of the MSI MGA tournament. We will host qualifiers in the North American, European, CIS and APAC regions.Each region will feature:

  • 2 open qualifiers – top 6 teams based on points will qualify into the playoffs
  • 1 last chance qualifier – top 2 teams will qualify into the playoffs
  • 1 playoff – only the first placed team will go to ESL One New York.

The qualified teams will have their travel and accommodation covered by the organizers.

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