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.
· Entity Gaming won CSGO and Team Signify won Dota 2
· Total Prize Pool money was INR 10,00,000
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