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ROG Masters 2017 Regional Finals APAC Conclude Successfully with Unprecedented Team Participation

36 professional and community teams from 11 countries competed in LAN event in Manila, Philippines

APAC Finals

Taipei, Taiwan, Nov. 1, 2017 - ASUS Republic of Gamers successfully presented yet another action-packed esports tournament last weekend (October 26-29, 2017), when the ROG Masters 2017 Regional Finals APAC competition unfolded at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines.

The participation of 36 world-renowned professional teams such as Execration, TNC and Grayhound —as well as community teams representing the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia — drew 7,000 Dota 2 and CS:GO fans to the four-day regional event.

Rex Lee, ASUS General Manager for APAC and ASUS Chief Marketing Officer, stated: “For more than a decade ROG has been providing the most innovative hardware to gamers worldwide, and we are proud to provide seasoned pros and aspiring amateurs the opportunity to live their esports dream on the ROG Masters stage.”

“In addition, Regional Finals APAC is the largest offline tournament with the largest number of participating teams in esports history. I am excited to have brought this unprecedented event to the Philippines and received incredibly positive feedback from the local enthusiasts. We are always looking for ways to support the esports and gaming communities at both regional and global levels”, Lee added.

ROG Masters 2017 - CS:GO team Grayhound advances to Grand Finals

With an overall participation of over 6,000 teams from 35 countries, ROG Masters 2017 has seen an incredibly diverse roster of teams competing for a total prize pool of US$500,000. Through the fierce competition of the Regional Finals APAC, the four victors — Grayhound and 5 Power Club for CS:GO and Execration and WG. Unity for Dota 2 — will advance to the Grand Final, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from December 7 through 10, 2017.

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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. 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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