E-Sports are back in the news for the second year in a row, with several tournaments returning to the U.S. for the first time in months.
ESL announced its upcoming event, ESL One New York, will kick off on March 11 in New York City.
ESL’s esports teams will compete in the “largest tournament in North America” and will compete against each other to earn an invite to the tournament’s main event.
The event will feature 16 teams from across the world competing for a spot in the main event, which is slated for April.
Other events scheduled include the first-ever Major League Gaming (MLG) tournament, which kicks off April 14 in Atlanta, Georgia; and the Overwatch League (OL), which kicks of May 3 in Anaheim, California.
The latter event will have a prize pool of $100,000, which will be split between the top teams of each region.
Overwatch League teams will be competing for the $50,000 top prize pool, which has yet to be revealed.
ESL has also confirmed the release of two new Overwatch-themed games: Overwatch League: Season 2, which features a $50 prize pool and is slated to launch on April 24, and Overwatch League 2, a $100 prize pool with a $25,000 prize pool.