Asus ends year with ROG Masters 2017
By Digital News Asia December 27, 2017
- Online and offline tournaments held across Europe, the Americas and Asia
- Over 6,000 teams participated in more than 35 countries
Team Empire wins the Dota 2 competition at ROG Masters 2017
The 2017 season of the ROG Masters competition concluded on December 10, 2017 with the Grand Final held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event is said to represent a monumental success for ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), as the company continues to support the growth and development of esports by providing the most innovative gaming hardware and hosting exciting tournaments at both local and global levels.
ROG strategic division director and global marketing senior director Derek Yu 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 Final of ROG Masters 2017 attracted over 6,000 fans to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, where they witnessed 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 Dota 2 final-round comeback.