ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that the ROG Masters 2017 esports tournament qualifier in Thailand. The tournament will feature over 20 top professional teams from across the globe and offer a prize pool of up to 17million baht (US $500,000). The dual Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament has grown significantly in scale and ambition, and with this almost unprecedented reach, ROG Masters 2017 is set to raise the intensity of the competition and take the Dota 2 and CS:GO scene by storm.
Commencing in May 2017, teams from every corner of the globe will battle it out in a series of 30 country qualifiers and four regional qualifiers (EMEA, Americas, APAC, and China). The winners of these open qualifiers will then take on the might of invited professional teams from each of the four regions, fighting for a place in the Grand Finals in November, 2017.
Alvin Chen, Country Manager, ASUS Thailand: “For over a decade ROG has been committed to providing the most innovative hardware to gamers worldwide, with last year’s addition of ROG Masters that offers the gaming community an opportunity to live their esports dreams. Thanks to extremely positive feedback, ROG Masters returns this year as a global affair, inviting pro teams and amateur players across the globe from over 30 countries in five continents including Thailand to join; marking an exciting time for the gaming world especially for Thailand which has a high potential to grow in the esports and gaming arena”.
“For ASUS, we are not only proud of our commitment to creating the ultimate gaming experience with leading hardware and world-class esports tournaments, but also of our solid global network and local presence, which enables us to realize an esports event on such a scale. ROG Masters 2017 is a momentous milestone for ROG and esports, and we are excited be part of the driving force for esports at large and to bring ROG Masters 2017 to Thailand”, added Chen.
ROG MASTERS 2017- professional world-class tournament
This year, from June through November, a new and epic chapter in the ROG MASTERS journey plays out. In 2017 the cross-continent tournament will encompass more than 30 countries, bringing top-tier talent and renowned pro squads in CS:GO and Dota 2. The best teams will split the grand prize pool between them - $250,000 for each title.
Here we present the tournament overview. Boasting impressive geographical reach, the structure of this year’s iteration has changed to accommodate participation by both pro teams and aspiring gamers. Thus ROG MASTERS 2017 will roll through the world in four phases:
Phase 1: Open Qualifiers
From the USA to the Philippines, from Peru to Germany… beginning early June, a wave of open qualifiers will be held in more than 30 countries. Some of them online-only, but the majority will also feature offline events to determine the best teams without doubt. To supplement the national contests, the APAC, EMEA, and Americas regions will each have their own online open qualifiers. This stage of the tournament is skipped by China
Thailand Qualifier information
26 June – 8 July, 2017 — Thailand online register www.rog-masters.com
15 July – 18 Aug, 2017 — online qualifier period
26-27 Aug, 2017 — Offline semi Final and Thailand Final
Phase 2: Regional Qualifier
Here, the APAC region will host an offline qualifier while the EMEA and Americas regions will have a round of online qualifiers featuring only teams that found success in the Open Qualifiers of Phase 1 - this is where the best from each region will be crowned. This stage of the tournament is skipped by China.
Phase 3: Regional Finals
In Phase 3, each of the four regions get their own massive offline event. Here we will see the community champions, fresh from their hard victory in the Regional Qualifiers, pitted against their rivals - professional teams invited directly to the Regional Finals. With a formidable $500,000 prize pool to be split across the tournament, Phase 3 is sure to attract the most prominent names from within the Dota 2 and CS:GO scenes. A guarantee, in other words, of an action-packed and glorious contest!
Phase 4: Grand Finals
The grand apex will come about in November: the best of the best CS:GO and Dota 2 teams going head to head at the Grand Finals. There will be 6 teams participating per game title (APAC 2 teams, EMEA 2 teams, AMERICAS 1 team, CHINA 1 team), with the tournament structure the same for both CS:GO and Dota 2.
Be ready - the stakes are incredibly high. This time, the title of ROG MASTERS champion will truly be a worldwide honor.
Be sure to apply and take part in the ROG MASTERS 2017 to represent Thailand and live your esports dream!
More details at www.rog-masters.com.