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ASUS Tournament ROG Masters 2017 Manifests Global Dota 2 and CS:GO Potential in Four Distinct Phases

  • ASUS uses global reach to arrange vast, complex professional tournament open to all, with $US500,000 prize pool
  • One champion per title per region to join Regional Finals rosters packed with pro squads
  • Finalists to vie for global title at offline Grand Finals event in November

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Taipei, Taiwan, June 16, 2017 - From now through November, ROG Masters 2017 is set to engage CS:GO and Dota 2 communities in every continent simultaneously in a monumental tournament designed to advance the ROG Masters mission: seeing the potential of esports realized in every corner of the world.

This year, organizer ASUS Republic of Gamers is ramping up the fierceness of the competition by packing the schedule with esports legends – teams with countless victories and championships between them – as well as fine tuning the competition format. Drawing on the company’s presence worldwide, a global panoply of Country Qualifiers, Open Regionals and Regional Finals will find the most passionate, practiced players the esports scene has to offer and connect continents in a way that has rarely been seen in the history of esports competition.

The Structure of ROG Masters 2017

June/July - Phase 1 - 27 local Country Qualifiers and 3 Open Qualifiers for wider regions

August - Phase 2 - 3 Regional Qualifiers: one each for Americas, EMEA, and APAC

September - Phase 3 - 4 Regional Finals: invited pro teams fill the roster

November - Phase 4 - the Grand Finals: 6 teams per game fight for the distinction of being world champions in their esports title

ROG Masters Phase 1

In Phase 1, 30 ASUS offices around the world will hold online or offline Country Qualifiers, many with both components. Not only that, but the three online Open Regional Qualifiers will encompass the entire world – Americas, EMEA, APAC – making the competition truly open to all. The winners of those contests advance to Phase 2, the online Regional Qualifiers. Out of all the proven national greats taking part at this stage, only one Dota 2 team and one CS:GO team will emerge victorious from each region. The achievement is huge, but the pressure doesn't end there.

ROG Masters Phases 2 & 3

Phase 3: The Regional Finals. This is where the dark horses from each region have to hold their own against the furious skill of the invited pro squads. A huge amount of honor is at stake: the pride of the pros, and the progress of the victors of Phase 2. Expect the fiercest fighting yet as the teams defend their standing and vie for their place in the Grand Finals.

ROG Masters Phase 4

Phase 4, the Grand Finals, is the culmination of the ROG Masters mission. Up to this point, the entire tournament has been about determining who is the absolute best in each region. Now, with the roar of the crowd urging them on and the world watching via livestream, the regional champions will come face-to-face, fighting for the lion’s share of the prize pool but also the ROG Masters 2017 trophy – testament to their triumph, and a strong claim to being the best in the world at what they do.


A more in-depth explanation can be found on the official ROG Masters website.

Images and assets for ROG Masters 2017 can be found in the digital press kit (3.1 MB).

PRESS CONTACTS

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NOTES TO EDITORS

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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 http://rog.asus.com.

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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