From now through November, ROG Masters 2017 is set to engage CS:GO and Dota 2 communities in every continent, including the Middle East with KSA and UAE thanks to local esports operator Power League Gaming [PLG], in a monumental tournament designed to advance the ROG Masters mission: seeing the potential of esports realized in every corner of the world. This year, organizer ASUS Republic of Gamers is ramping up the fierceness of the competition by packing the schedule with esports legends – teams with countless victories and championships between them – as well as fine tuning the competition format. Drawing on the company’s presence worldwide, a global panoply of Country Qualifiers, Open Regionals and Regional Finals will find the most passionate, practiced players the esports scene has to offer and connect continents in a way that has rarely been seen in the history of esports competition.

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Here is a break down to the Middle East open qualifiers phases and qualification phases

Phase 1

In Phase 1 of the Asus ROG Masters tournament, 30 ASUS offices around the world including the Middle East will hold online or offline Country Qualifiers. The Middle East region qualifiers started with KSA on the 28th and 29th of July at Gamenet Jeddah where team Smash It Doto and Archnemisis emerged victorious. The next step is the the UAE on the 3rd and 4th of August at Hub Zero Dubai. The prize pool for all Middle East qualifiers is a combined AED 40’000, and winners from all qualifiers will then compete in the Middle East Finals on August 5th at the PLG Studio in Dubai, UAE, to crown one CS:GO and DOTA 2 team which will continue to the Open Regional Qualifiers for the EMEA region. The winners of the EMEA contests advance to Phase 2 alongside top teams from the APAC and Americas regions, to the online Regional Qualifiers. Out of all the proven national greats taking part at this stage, only one Dota 2 team and one CS:GO team will emerge victorious from each region. The achievement is huge, but the pressure doesn’t end there.


ROG Masters Phases 2 & 3

Phase 3: The Regional Finals. This is where the dark horses from each region have to hold their own against the furious skill of the invited pro squads. A huge amount of honor is at stake: the pride of the pros, and the progress of the victors of Phase 2. Expect the fiercest fighting yet as the teams defend their standing and vie for their place in the Grand Finals.


ROG Masters Phase 4

Phase 4, the Grand Finals, is the culmination of the ROG Masters mission. Up to this point, the entire tournament has been about determining who is the absolute best in each region. Now, with the roar of the crowd urging them on and the world watching via livestream, the regional champions will come face-to-face, fighting for the lion’s share of the prize pool but also the ROG Masters 2017 trophy – testament to their triumph, and a strong claim to being the best in the world at what they do.

See you all in the arena and may the best team wins!