The ESL One NY Europe qualifiers finished with Vega Squadron emerging victorious over Ninjas in Pyjamas in the grand finals.
European qualifiers for ESL One NY were the first occasion for the many teams that changed their roster or even rebuilt from zero to test themselves. It was expected that Alliance will make a comeback and take some revenge as they are now reunited with s4 and have almost the same line-up with the TI 3 one. But it seems that the time to practice in the revived formula was too short and they got eliminated really early in the competition.
Both finalist Vega Squadron and Ninjas in Pyjamas had a flawless runs to the finals, demonstrating that their decision to stick together despite the poor results at TI5 qualifiers pays off in the long run. Vega Squadron were the European Wild Card representative but unfortunately they didn’t managed to secure one of the two last spots for the TI 5 main event.
This time around the Russian squad looked extremely strong over the course of the entire week and made their way to the ESL One NY European qualifiers finals by eliminating teams like Monkey Freedom Fightersand Na’Vi.
In their best-of-five grand finals Vega Squadron played the same aggressive CIS style and shown that they are ready to surprise their opponents when needed with roles swaps between 9pashaebashu and No[o]ne. They were not afraid to draft extremely greedy with Gyrocopter, Anti-Mage and Silencer on top of a Clocwerk in the last game of the finals and kept up the super aggressive playstyle to take a 3-1 victory from NIP.
ESL One New York 2015 competitors:
- Team Secret
- CDEC Gaming
- Evil Geniuses
- Vega Squadron
- North America qualifier winner
- China qualifier winner