ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today opened registrations for ROG Masters 2017 India and South Asia qualifiers and announced that the finals will be held in Bengaluru on August 19.
Last year, ASUS created ROG Masters, an esports tournament created for aspiring gamers across the world.
Gamers can register at http://www.rog-masters.com. Hosted for two games --- Counter Strike: Global offensive and Dota2, the tournament is divided into four continents – (APAC) Asia Pacific, Americas, China and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).
India, Bangladesh and Sri-Lanka form the South-Asia group under APAC.
The South-Asia finale will be hosted in Bengaluru at The Lalit on August 19-20 with an attractive prize pool of Rs 10,00,000. The total tournament prize money for both the games is Rs 32,000,000.
The India qualifier is divided into two segments – Offline India Qualifier (Qualifier #1) and India Open Online (Qualifier #2). The offline qualifier will have a total of 16 cafes across eight cities that will host the tournament from July 8 to July 25. Post this, there will be India Online Open (Qualifier #2) scheduled to commence from 27th July 2017.
In phase one of India qualifier, offline tournaments will be held across 8 cities and 16 cafes, there will be a total of 8 teams who will compete against each other to find the top position which will lead to South-Asia finals. 16 cafes will host the offline qualifiers across Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Delhi
In phase two, India online qualifier#2, three winning teams per game will advance to South Asia Finals. This will be an open qualifier in which all the teams except the winners of the phase one will be eligible to participate.
In the third phase, four teams from India, one team from Bangladesh, one from Sri-Lanka, per game will fight it out at the South Asia Finals. One winner will advance 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.
One Indian team will have a total of three chances to qualify and advance to the APAC finals (India offline qualifier#1 + India online qualifer#2 + APAC open online qualifier).