With ESL One New York less than a week away and excitement mounting with each passing day, what better way to prepare yourself than by checking out some of the best games from the qualifiers? Read on for our top five.
European upper bracket round 2: Na’Vi vs. Fnatic game two
This match just brings tons of teamfight action. Witch Doctor Aghs ults, farmed Lycans, Divine Rapiers, one-shotted supports – overall a great back and forth game. What more could you ask for?
European upper bracket round 2: Team Secret vs. Virtus.Pro games two and three
This entire series was filled with incredibly close games. Here, it’s a Nature’s Prophet split-push versus five-man teamfights, with lost barracks confirmed on both sides. This game really comes down to the wire.
You’ve always wanted to see an Ursa get out of control, but if you don’t buy Blink Dagger, you keep your opponent in the game. This match has godlike streaks, comebacks, questionable item choices and game-changing teamfights. The thrilling final game of the series culminates in an exhilarating base race, but who will prevail – objective gaming or the bear?
Chinese Qualifier finals: Newbee vs. Vici Gaming: game two
The highly anticipated rematch of The International 4 finals. All the games in this series are worth watching, but game two in particular stands out thanks to amazing team coordination and great high-ground defenses. Whose base will crack first?
European lower bracket round 1: Team Tinker vs. Crypsis game one
An early elimination series in the lower bracket, with underdogs Crypsis bringing their A game against Team Tinker. Will the favorites be knocked out of the tournament after just two series or can they prevail against the underdogs? Networth advantage versus objective gaming!
European lower bracket round 1: MYM vs. Power Rangers game three
The all-important final game of the series, with the loser to go home empty-handed. Even though MYM accrues a huge advantage early on, the Power Rangers refuse to roll over and mount a considerable defense. Will their comeback prove successful?
With all this great action from the qualifiers alone, you can be sure that the main event in New York will deliver even more nailbiting games. If you want to read up on how all the teams got to the event, check out our qualifier recap articles below:
- The rocky road to New York begins with round one of the ESL One New York qualifiers
- Ups and downs in the European ESL One New York qualifier
- China’s fight for New York commences
- coLpletely dominant: Top5 pushed to the bottom
- Old names make a comeback in the ESL One New York qualifier
- Another stellar talent lineup for ESL One New York
- Cloud 9 fly straight to NYC, upsets continue and old comrades prepare to clash
- Evil Geniuses and Na’Vi.US smash the competition
You can also find our interview with the legendary Na’Vi here.
For more information on ESL One New York, head over to the official website.