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ROG Masters Grand Final Showdown Is Happening This Week!

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Confirmed details of broadcast, talent lineup, and event information

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KEY POINTS

  • Dec 7 & 8 – livestreamed Bo2 round-robin group stages to produce four semi-finalists per title
  • Dec 9 & 10 – onstage single elimination playoffs, Bo3 quarter- and semi-finals, Bo5 Grand Finals
  • 12 pro teams, US$470,000 prize pool and expert talent lineup to create a momentous event
  • Lucky draws and signing sessions for fans, with online participation in selfie challenge

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Decemer 6, 2017 — ROG Masters 2017 is set for a decisive climax this week as 12 champion teams converge at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia and clash, both for the larger slice of the US$470,000 prize pool and the honor of the winner’s trophy. Each team holds the hopes of their homeland, having fought fiercely and come out victorious in offline Regional Finals for their Grand Finals slot: This is esports at its most competitive.

ROG Masters 2017 Finalist Groupings

CS:GO
Dota 2

— Group A —
Splyce (Americas)
Gambit Esports (EMEA)
5Power Club (APAC)

— Group B —
Grayhound Gaming (APAC)
Vega Squadron (EMEA)
TyLoo (China)

— Group A —
OpTic Gaming (Americas)
PENTA Sports (EMEA)
WarriorsGaming.Unity (APAC)

— Group B —
Execration (APAC)
Team Empire (EMEA)
Team MAX (China)

A clutch of esports talent
The weekend showdown will be hosted by a luminary of CS:GO worldwide, Ben Green. Alongside him, live-commentating the official broadcast over the four days, will be an expert clique of CS:GO and Dota 2 specialists giving their insight into the action watched from across the globe:
CS:GO – Elfishguy, KaRath, Jiro Pineda, Vill, and Hugo Byron
Dota 2 – Capitalist, Fogged, Luminous, Lyrical, and GranDGranT
A worldwide phenomenon
The onstage Grand Finals showdown will be preceded by the group stage, in which all teams will face off evenly in a best-of-two (Bo2) round-robin format. The winners will advance directly to the semi-finals while 2nd and 3rd place teams battle it out in the quarter-finals – two days of intense offline esports in the KLCC Plenary Hall before a hall of diehard esports fans.
Those attendees will get to claim Grand Finals-exclusive ROG merchandise, try out onsite product experiences, and might even win ROG Strix SCAR or Strix Hero monitors in the lucky draws, and fans at home can get involved too with the selfie challenge – and of course by following the livestream at the times below.

ROG Masters 2017 Grand Finals
twitch.tv/asusrog
Thursday, December 7

Round 1
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Group A – 5Power Club vs Gambit Esports
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Group B – Vega Squadron vs Grayhound Gaming

Round 2
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Group A – Splyce vs 5Power Club
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Group B – TyLoo vs Vega Squadron

Round 3
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Group A – Gambit Esports vs Splyce
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Group B – Grayhound vs TyLoo

Tiebreakers
5:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Friday, December 8

10:00 am
Group A 3rd place vs Group B 2nd place
Group A 2nd place vs Group B 3rd place

1:15 pm
Group A 3rd place vs Group B 2nd place
Group A 2nd place vs Group B 3rd place
Saturday, December 9

10:00 am
Semifinals Series 1
1:15 pm
Semifinals Series 2

4:30 pm
Semifinals Series 1
7:45 pm
Semifinals Series 2
Sunday, December 10

10:00 am
Grand Finals
3:30 pm
Awards Ceremony

3:30 pm
Grand Finals
9:00 pm
Awards Ceremony

Updates on tournament activities can be found on rog-masters.com


PRESS CONTACTS

Ashley Chen
Associate Director, Marketing
ROG
ashley_chen@asus.com

Henrik Weiß
PR Manager
Freaks 4U Gaming
henrik.weiss@freaks4u.de

ROG MASTERS
Public Relations
pr@rog-masters.com

NOTES TO EDITORS
ROG Masters: http://www.rog-masters.com
ROG Masters Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rogmasters
ROG Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/asusrog
ROG Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/asus_rog
ASUS Global Press Room: http://press.asus.com
ASUS Global Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/asus
ASUS Global Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/asus

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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. 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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