ASUS Republic of Gamers once again proved its reign as the number 1 gaming brand by gathering some of the finest E-Sports players in the country for both CS:GO and DOTA 2. The ROG Masters 2017 Philippine Qualifiers started last June, and has recently concluded with intense battles held last August 19 and 20 at Cyberzone in SM North EDSA.
The Mineski CS:GO team finished this year’s finals with a back to back win from last year. Being the crowd favorite, the team took the first game against Rekt E-sports with a score of 16-6, swiftly bagging the PhP75,000 cash prize at the end of the second game and at the same time, securing a spot in the ROG Masters 2017 regional finals where they will battle some of the best CS:GO players in Asia.
In the MOBA scene, the DOTA 2 tournament quickly passed with a 2-0 score turn out for each game. Fresh from their stint at The International 2017, Execration showed that they’re ready to fight back, winning 2-0 against Imperium to bag the crown as the ROG Masters DOTA 2 grand champions.
On another note, the uprising Entity Gaming, composed of Filipino and Indian players showed their presence by dominating the first half of the do or die round. In the end though, Execration showcased dynamic team strategy and experience which led to a comeback and ultimately the win. The champions brought home a whopping PhP125,000 and a chance to win PhP25,000,000 (USD 500,000) in the ROG Masters 2017 World Finals.
It was a fun-packed 2-day event filled with exciting activities for all citizens of the republic. Gamers and enthusiasts not only witnessed a battle of the best, but were also able to experience the latest ROG products in the experiential area.
Lots of activities and giveaways were prepared for end users, such as ROG’s eleven godlike items which included gaming monitors, mice, keyboards, DOTA 2 arcana, motherboards, GPUs, and the much-awaited ROG Gaming Laptop as the grand prize!.
Gaming personalities such as ASUS ROG Brand Ambassador Ann B. Mateo were present during the event and even participated in some of the activities.
One of the country’s most successful bands, Rivermaya also rocked the stage with their signature songs like Elesi, Awit ng Kabataan, and Olats.
“The Philippine eSports scene is starting to get really exciting day-by-day. Last year, we partnered with the Professional Gamers’ League (PGL) in mounting the world’s biggest DOTA 2 tournament series in country which is the Manila Major. Last June we also took part in the grandest eSports event this year in the country which is the Manila Masters and we will not stop here.”
“Staying true to our commitment to support the local eSports scene, ASUS Republic Of Gamers (ROG) is proud to host the ROG Masters 2017 Asia Pacific finals in the country bringing together more than twenty professional teams all over Asia. The Republic greatly believes that the Philippines can be considered as the eSports capital of Asia and Filipino pro gamers and up and coming talents has highest potential to become the next global eSports superstars and ROG Masters 2017 can be their stepping stone to reach this dream.” – George Su, Country Manager of ASUS Philippines System Business Group.