ROG Masters Picks Malaysia as the Final Battleground!
Who will reign supreme? Come and join us at Plenary Hall, KLCC this December 9 & 10 to watch your favorite teams duke it out for the $500,000 prize pool! Register your details here: https://goo.gl/rHxw1s
Posted by ASUS Republic of Gamers on Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Avid followers of esports and competitive gaming will be no stranger to the ROG Masters. The competition took centre stage the same time last year for the first time; awing aspiring esports competitors and enthusiasts with breath-taking matches of Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Defense of the Ancients 2 (DotA 2). Malaysia will once again play host to the ROG Masters this year on the 9th and 10th of December. The finals will be happening at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.
This year, the competition made headway through the inclusion of new measures to allow local, homegrown teams to compete on the international stage. With these measures, the competition saw a total of 32 community teams make it to the regional qualifiers. The regionals saw 12 community teams from Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, and South Asia (including India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka) compete for a shot to represent the Asia Pacific (APAC) Region in the finals. 12 community teams from Germany, France, Poland, Russia, Spain, Nordic, UK, UAE, Romania, Benelux, and Portugal vied for the glory to represent the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The Americas Region, on the other hand, saw 8 community teams from USA, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Columbia, and Chile compete for regional glory.
These teams went head to head against a total of 17 invited professional teams (7 from APAC and EMEA; 4 from Americas) while 4 invited professional teams vied for the China region. A total of six teams will progress to the finals in Kuala Lumpur this weekend.
The teams that emerged victorious for their regions are:
|EMEA||Team Empire (Russia)||Vega Squadron (Russia)|
|APAC||WarriorsGaming.Unity (Malaysia)||5 Power Club (China)|
|AMERICAS||OpTic Gaming (United States)||Splyce (United States)|
The finals will see these teams compete in a round robin for the ultimate title of ROG Master Champion. You can catch the live-stream for the group stage happening on December 7 and 8 over on the official Twitch channel. But, more importantly, don’t miss your chance to see them compete, in person, this weekend by registering over at their official ROG Master webpage. You’ll also be able to get amazing goodie bags and be up for lucky draws if you pre-register your attendance.
Also published on Medium.