ESL Brooklyn Beatdown returns with $50,000 prize pool in September, online qualifiers start today

By on August 10, 2017 at 9:00 am
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The Brooklyn Beatdown will return to New York City’s Barclays Center on September 16 and 17 with a $50,000 prize pool provided by ESL. Regional online qualifiers begin today and will continue through Saturday; winners from five regions, North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, India, and South America will receive a paid trip to The Brooklyn Beatdown next month.

Direct sign-ups are also available via the event’s website and the tournament bracket will be limited to just 256 players, so be sure to register in advance. Last year, Qanba Douyu|Xiao Hai won a close grand finals set against EchoFox|Momochi and took home $30,000 for first place.

Like last year, the tournament will be run alongside the ESL One Counter Strike: Global Offensive event, and the finals will likely be featured on the arena’s main stage on Sunday, though the schedule has not been confirmed. The top 16 finishers in the tournament will receive prize money starting at $750.

Visit the official Brooklyn Beatdown website to register for the tournament and purchase a ticket for the event.

Source: ESL Gaming

Kevin Webb is a player, writer and tournament organizer based in New York. When’s he’s not working on his set play or out at an event, you can catch him streaming on Twitch, tweeting about comics or throwing games of Dota 2.