With a total prize pool of $200,000, this is the first step to the ROG Masters APAC
ASUS has announced the launch of the ROG Masters in the Asia-Pacific region. It’s a platform for gamers in India and Asia to showcase their budding talent to the gaming community across the world. The ROG Masters India Qualifiers is only the first step on the road to the ROG Masters APAC, one of the biggest DOTA 2 and CS:GO tournaments.
The ROG Masters APAC covers five regions, i.e., Oceania (OCE) – Australia and New Zealand, East Asia (EA) – Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong and Macau, South East Asia (SEA) – Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar and Cambodia, China (CN) – and lastly the Rest of Asia (ROA) – India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
The total prize for the ROG Masters ‘India Qualifiers’ is $200,000 (over 1.3 crores!) and the tournament will have two online qualifiers as well, to ensure that up and coming teams have a chance to compete against the top teams and showcase their talents as well.
Team registrations for the ROG Masters India Qualifiers 1 have already begun and registrations for India Qualifiers 2 will begin later September. The winners of India Qualifiers 1 and India Qualifiers 2 will playoff and stand a chance to directly enter the second stage of the ROG Masters ROA (Rest of Asia). The grand finale, which will be an offline event, will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 12th and the 13th of November.
Here’s what Mr Peter Chang, the Regional Head, South Asia and Country Manager, System Business Group, ASUS India had to say, “India is full of gaming talent and with such platforms, each and every gamer holds a chance to make it big in the international arena. We also have two India Qualifiers which will ensure that not only the top professional teams but also the upcoming talented teams get a chance to compete against the best.”
The India Qualifiers 1 start from the 10th of September 2016 and registrations have already begun. The India Qualifiers 2 are scheduled to take place between the 18th and 24th of September 2016, where new teams and even teams who couldn’t qualify in the 1st qualifiers can participate. The 8 top teams who the winners of India Qualifiers 1 and 2 – 4 for CS:GO and 4 for DOTA 2 – will play in the India LAN Finals at Blitz Gaming Zone Bangalore. The final 4 winning teams will represent India directly at the second stage of the ROA qualifiers for the ROG APAC Tournament.
If you’re looking to register your team for the qualifiers or want more information, check out their site here!
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