ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) hosted the ROG Masters 2017 – India & South Asia qualifiers and the finals on 20 August, 2017 at The Lalit, Bengaluru. Hosted for 2 games; Counter Strike: Global Offensive & Dota2, the tournament is divided into 4 continents – (APAC) Asia Pacific, Americas, China & EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). India, Bangladesh, and Sri-Lanka form the South-Asia group under APAC.
Entity Gaming and Team Signify emerged as the coveted winner for CSGO and Dota 2 respectively at the tournament. The South-Asia finale was organized in Bengaluru with an attractive prize pool of INR 10,00,000. The winners advanced to the APAC regional qualifiers, the finale of which will be held in Bangkok in October 2017. One winning team from each of the region will then proceed to the grand finale in Singapore in November 2017. ROG Masters 2017 will feature over 20 top professional teams from across the globe and offer a prize pool of US $500,000.
The India qualifier was divided into two segments – Offline India Qualifier (Qualifier #1) & India Open Online (Qualifier #2). The offline qualifier had an aggregate of 16 cafes (List appended below) across 8 cities which hosted the tournament from July 08 to July 25. Post that, there was the India Online Open (Qualifier #2) which commenced on 27th July 2017.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) also unveiled Zephyrus at the ROG Masters 2017. Touted as the world’s slimmest gaming laptop powered by a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 (Kaby Lake) processor and the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics with Zephyrus, features the Windows 10 Creators Update, which improves the performance of PC games via the all-new Windows Game Mode, and makes it easier to perform native game-streaming with Beam, Microsoft’s streaming service. Priced at INR 2,99,990/-, the 15.6-inch Zephyrus features an ultra-slim profile and ultra-smooth gaming visuals, equipped with a 120Hz display that enables smooth gaming at a true 120Hz frame rate.
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.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,385 awards in 2016 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™ and also is the Market leader in the Gaming and Ultrabooks segments with its Republic of Gamers and Zenbook line ups. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2016 was approximately US$14.5 billion.