The ESL One China qualifiers finalists have been decided. Invictus Gaming will be facing EHOME for a ticket to ESL One New York.
Both EHOME and iG were seeded directly into the third round of the qualifiers, but their paths to the finals were in no ways easier. iG redeemed themselves as one of the favorites to win the tournament defeatingLGD, the 3rd place of TI5 in a three-game series. Despite Yao'Maybe' Lu’s outstanding performance in all three games, LGD falls short in the qualifiers and iG secures the first spot in the finals.
On the other side of the bracket, EHOME faced off against Vici Gaming in the quarter finals, the defending champions of last year’s ESL One New York. Although VG was regarded as the largest winner of the post-TI5 shuffle, acquiring Zhi Lei 'BurNIng' Xu to their roster, their performance was anything but outstanding. EHOME was able to run away with a 2:0 victory with a mediocre performance from VG, securing themselves the second spot in the finals.
The winner of the finals will secure a spot in the main event of ESL One New York, taking place at Madison Square Garden Theater with a prize pool starting $250,000.
ESL One NY finals schedule:
September 23rd: 12:00 CEST Invictus Gaming vs EHOME