A professional global tournament for DOTA 2 and Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)—that is what ROG Masters 2017 is all about. ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) recently announced the dual e-Sports tournament that will gather more than 20 top professional teams from across the globe to vie for the title and a US$500,000 (P24.5 million) prize pool.
Now on its sophomore year, the cross-continent tournament formally begins this month with the Philippine Qualifiers, which will gather online gaming professionals from across the country to determine the team that will represent the Philippines in the Regional Qualifiers and bring home a P200,000 prize.
A series of qualifiers in 30 countries around the globe will commence in the coming weeks. Winners of those mini-tournaments will advance to four designated Regional Qualifiers—EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), APAC (Asia-Pacific), the Americas, and China. Regional winners will be gathered in the Grand Finals in November 2017.
“ROG Masters 2017 is a momentous milestone for ROG and e-Sports, and we are excited to be part of the driving force for e-Sports at large,” said ASUS Philippines Systems Group Country Manager George Su.
“For over a decade ROG has been committed to providing the most innovative hardware to gamers worldwide, and last year we offered the gaming community an opportunity to live their e-Sports dream by launching the first-ever ROG Masters. Thanks to extremely positive feedback, ROG Masters returns this year as a global affair, inviting pro teams and amateur players from over 30 countries across five continents.”
“We are not only proud of our commitment to creating the ultimate gaming experience with leading hardware and world-class e-Sports tournaments, but also of our solid global network and local presence, which enables us to realize an e-Sports event on such a scale,” Su added.
To support the Philippine representatives who will clash with other DOTA 2 and CS:GO champions from various countries, register at ROG Masters Philippines 2017 microsite.