The ASUS ROG Masters is a distinct DOTA 2 and CS:GO tournament that gives amateur eSports teams to make a name for themselves. Held last October 26 to 29 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, the event spanned 4 days of non-stop eSports action to determine who will move to the World Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this December.

The event drew over 7,000 Dota 2 and CS:GO fans, with 36 world-renowned professional teams as well as community teams representing the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia battling it out in

Grayhound Gaming went 2-0 in all of their matches on the way to the Finals, but eventually fell into the hands of 5Power Club with a score of 2-1. They will be joined by Tyloomouseports and Gambit Esports in the world finals.

For Dota 2: WG.Unity held their ground high with no loss on their way to the final, ending their run in style by defeating Execration 2-0. Both teams will be competing in the world finals, along with Team Empire, PENTA Sports, and CDEC Gaming.

Apart from non-stop eSports action, fans were also treated to exciting activities such as a free play area wherein they can try ROG’s latest products from peripherals to full blown RGB rigs. Numerous premium items and raffle prizes were also given to lucky winners, including well-coveted ROG Gaming Chair!

A press conference was also held prior to the last set of matches for the event, where the brand’s top executives: George Su, Rex Lee and Eason Lin talked about the tournament’s future, including the possibility of adding more titles to the roster, and tournaments on the collegiate level.

ROG also showcased their newest Motherboards that support Intel’s Coffee Lake CPU’s, along with the new Strix GTX 1070Ti Graphics Card, and the ROG Scar and Hero gaming laptops.

Sources: ROG Masters 2017 Press Area, TNC Gaming


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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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