ESL One New York powered by Intel welcomes 256 Street Fighter® V players to battle over US$50,000

ESL and AEG are happy to announce that the Brooklyn Beatdown will return to Barclays Center for its second edition taking place during ESL One New York powered by Intel on September 16 - 17, 2017. The premier tournament featuring Capcom’s acclaimed video game Street Fighter® V will welcome 256 players from all over the globe to compete over a total prize pool of US$50,000 and the title of Brooklyn Beatdown champion. The 2017 ESL One New York competition marks the second year industry leaders ESL and AEG have partnered to produce this signature event.

The registration for the online qualifiers of the premier offline Fighting Game tournament is open now and will take place across five different regions: Europe, North America, South America, India and Southeast Asia. For more information on how to participate in the tournament, visit the official Brooklyn Beatdown website or sign up directly here.

The top players from each region, that fought their way through the qualifiers, will secure a spot at the group stage and get the chance to prove themselves amongst the world’s best Street Fighter players in Barclays Center. The online qualifiers will be played out in the best of three format, and the offline event will be played using a best of three format up until the playoff rounds begin.

“We’re proud to bring Street Fighter V back to the legendary Barclays Center again this year,” said Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President of Product at ESL. “The performances and passion of the attendees in 2016 was everything we could have imagined and we are looking forward to witnessing the evolution of the game and its competitors at ESL One New York this September.”

Last year, hundreds of Street Fighter V players battled in the Brooklyn Beatdown, which culminated in a one-on-one grand finals live-streamed from the main stage at Barclays Center just after the CS:GO semifinals. Chinese champion Zhuojun "Xiao Hai" Zeng took down Yusuke "Momochi" Momochi of Japan and won the first-place prize.

For further details about the Brooklyn Beatdown, be sure to visit the official website. Do not forget to follow ESL Street Fighter on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date.

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