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ROG Masters 2017: A Milestone in Esports History

A year of extraordinary global participation concludes with Gambit Gaming and Team Empire taking the CS:GO and Dota 2 world titles in Kuala Lumpur


  • Online and offline tournaments held across Europe, the Americas, and Asia
  • Over 6,000 teams participated in more than 35 countries
  • ROG Masters enables pro and amateur esports players worldwide to achieve their aspirations

TAIPEI, Taiwan, December 22, 2017 - The 2017 season of the ROG Masters competition concluded on December 10, 2017 with the Grand Finals held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event represents a monumental success for ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), as the company continues to support the growth and development of esports by providing the most innovative gaming hardware and hosting exciting tournaments at both local and global levels.

Derek Yu, ROG Strategic Division Director and Global Marketing Senior Director remarked: “From the inaugural year’s APAC-only tournament to this year’s worldwide events, ROG Masters has been incredibly successful in enabling seasoned pros and rising amateurs from all corners of the world to make their aspirations a reality and live their esports dreams. ROG Masters 2017 featured overwhelming participation, with over 6,000 teams competing — ten times more than the previous year — in a series of events hosted in over 35 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. It's truly a testament to our shared enthusiasm with the community and the brand’s commitment to esports.”

A resounding esports victory
With its ambitious structure of national qualifiers followed by regional events and Grand Finals, ROG Masters 2017 marked a momentous milestone in esports history. The Grand Finals of ROG Masters 2017 attracted over 6,000 fans to Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, featuring
Gambit Gaming closing out their most successful year yet in CS:GO and Team Empire snatching victory from the jaws of defeat in an amazing final-round comeback.

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Ashley Chen
Associate Director, Marketing
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PR Manager
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About ROG
Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers, and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at

About ROG Masters
ROG Masters is an esports tournament created for aspiring gamers everywhere. Now in its second year, it has grown into a global phenomenon after its first year being tailored to Asia and Oceania. ROG Masters aims to knit together the pro and grassroots tiers of gaming by combining open qualifiers with later stages that are heavy with invited teams, ensuring intense competition characterized by contact between community dark horses and established veterans of the pro scene. The Grand Finals of ROG Masters 2017 will take place in November, with US$500,000 to play for and the world watching.

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