Astralis qualify for ESL One New York

by Dennis Gonzales Sep 4 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Adela Sznajder / ESL

Astralis have qualified for ESL One New York 2016 after defeating FaZe Clan 2-1 in the EU qualifier finals.

The team list for New York now looks as follows:

Invited Qualified
Fnatic G2 Esports Team Liquid Astralis
Natus Vincere SK Gaming NA Qualifier

One more slot is up for grabs at the North American qualifier, where Cloud9, Echo Fox, Team SoloMid and others will face off later this month.

Astralis defeated fellow Danish team Team Dignitas in the quarterfinals, then took down Team EnVyUs 2-1 in the semifinals. On the other side of the bracket, FaZe defeated GODSENT and mousesports to meet Astralis in the Finals.

Astralis dominated FaZe, beating them 16-10 on Mirage, then shutting them down on Train 16-5 to take the series and the New York invite.

ESL One New York 2016 features a $250,000 prize pool and will take place on Oct. 1-2 at the Brooklyn's Barclays Center in New York.

Dennis "Tarmanydyn" Gonzales is a news editor for theScore esports who enjoys whiskey, D&D and first-picking Abaddon Slardar Clinkz Medusa Oracle a P90 my Souvenir Negev. You can follow him on Twitter.