A year of extraordinary global participation concludes with Gambit Gaming and Team Empire taking the CS:GO and Dota 2 world titles in Kuala Lumpurp>KEY POINTS
- Online and offline tournaments held across Europe, the Americas, and Asia
- Over 6,000 teams participated in more than 35 countries
- ROG Masters enables pro and amateur esports players worldwide to achieve their aspirations
Derek Yu, ROG Strategic Division Director and Global Marketing Senior Director remarked: “From the inaugural year’s APAC-only tournament to this year’s worldwide events, ROG Masters has been incredibly successful in enabling seasoned pros and rising amateurs from all corners of the world to make their aspirations a reality and live their esports dreams. ROG Masters 2017 featured overwhelming participation, with over 6,000 teams competing — ten times more than the previous year — in a series of events hosted in over 35 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. It's truly a testament to our shared enthusiasm with the community and the brand’s commitment to esports.”
A resounding esports victory
With its ambitious structure of national qualifiers followed by regional events and Grand Finals, ROG Masters 2017 marked a momentous milestone in esports history. The Grand Finals of ROG Masters 2017 attracted over 6,000 fans to Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, featuring Gambit Gaming closing out their most successful year yet in CS:GO and Team Empire snatching victory from the jaws of defeat in an amazing final-round comeback.
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About ROG Masters
ROG Masters is an esports tournament created for aspiring gamers everywhere. Now in its second year, it has grown into a global phenomenon after its first year being tailored to Asia and Oceania. ROG Masters aims to knit together the pro and grassroots tiers of gaming by combining open qualifiers with later stages that are heavy with invited teams, ensuring intense competition characterized by contact between community dark horses and established veterans of the pro scene. The Grand Finals of ROG Masters 2017 will take place in November, with US$500,000 to play for and the world watching.