'Schedule congestion' forces Vitality out of ESL One New York

Vitality have announced they will not be taking part in ESL One New York 2019.

The French org cited a congested schedule as the reason for withdrawing as the announcement came just hours before their ESL One New York qualifying match with Sprout was due to begin.


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It meas Vitality forfeit the match and Sprout progress to the semi-finals of the qualifiers.

Vitality player NBK tweeted: "Won't be taking part in the ESL One NYC Qualifier, it would overbook our schedule for September as we got invited to tournaments and rest is much needed now in order to be back in shape for Chicago & the Global Challenge.

"Really sucks to miss this one again, it is how it is!"


Vitality are in superb form and reached the final of ESL One Cologne, losing to Team Liquid on Sunday and have MDL S31 Global Challenge and IEM Chicago coming up in July.

NBK said the decision was not "last-minute" and that notice had been given on Sunday.

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