Cache will return at the ESL One New York Showmatch.
After being removed from the competitive map pool in March of this year, Cache has been undergoing a rework at the hands of its original creators. Over the last few months, Cache creator Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling has been keeping fans updated on the status of the map’s rework. It was revealed today that Snelling and the other original designer of Cache, Salvatore “Volcano” Garozzo, have completed the map. The new Cache’s first showing will be during the showmatch of ESL One New York on September 29th, right before the event’s grand final.
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While the map is set to be revealed during the New York tournament’s showmatch, fans who attend the event will also have the chance to play the map before it is released to the public. ESL has announced that attendees who visit the ESEA booth at the Barclays Center will be able to test the map themselves in between the maps of the best-of-5 grand final. Those who take part in this will also have the opportunity to give feedback to the map’s creators.
With the completion of this rework, many fans are expecting the map to be added back into the professional pool, though there’s been no word from Valve on that matter. The map was replaced by Vertigo earlier this year, a decision that was mainly met with disapproval from the community. There is currently no confirmation on when the map will be updated in-game, but it’s safe to assume that it will happen shortly after ESL One New York.
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