ASUS ROG announces a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament with 16 teams and a $10,000 prize pot taking place at ASSEMBLY in Helsinki on July 31st - August 2nd.
This summer ASUS ROG Tournaments continues at the Finnish computer festival ASSEMBLY, this time with a new game title, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Get ready to switch the gears to the currently hottest FPS game in esports as ASUS ROG CS:GO Summer 2014 begins on July 31st with a $10 000 USD prize purse.
The tournament will consist of 16 teams gathered through direct invites and online qualifiers. With the Counter-Strike scene now thriving in the Nordic countries once again, we expect a strong representation from the region and hope to see contenders rise up to challenge the North from across Europe.
While ASUS ROG CS:GO Summer 2014 will be the first venture of ASUS ROG Tournaments into CS:GO, the Finnish LAN event has a long tradition in Counter-Strike competitions. You may freely raise your expectations and start the hype as we aim high to create a memorable show with stellar production, and take part in the return of the king of FPS to the throne of Nordic esports.
The tournament is a non-BYOC competition played from Thursday 31st of July to Saturday 2nd of August. A separate player area with a stage and an audience stand has been reserved for the tournament.
Time: Thu 31st July - Sat 2 August 2014
Place: Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Prize pool: $10,000 USD
Format: Group stages (BO1) & single elimination playoffs (BO3)
Streams: RoomOnFire with Semmler & lurppis + community streams
Participation: Invites & online qualifiers
Ticket price: €250
Map pool: dust2, mirage, inferno, cache and nuke
There are two ways to gain one of the 16 spots in the tournament, either by receiving a direct invite or through an online qualification tournament. In order to receive an invite, teams must first request it by filling out an application form. Details about the online qualifications are here and here. However, everyone is encouraged to request an invite first, and participate in the qualifiers second if need be.
The participation in the tournament for the whole team costs €250 which includes six esports passes. The passes allow entrance to the tournament area and to the players lounge provided by the Finnish eSport Federation (SEUL).
The prize pool of the tournament is $10 000 USD. It is distributed to the top four teams as follows:
- 1st $5000
- 2nd $3000
- 3rd-4th $1000
- 3rd-4th $1000
The tournament will be played with a double elimination group stage and a single elimination playoffs stage. In the group stage, the 16 teams will be divided into four groups from which the top two teams in each group proceed to the playoffs stage. The group matches are best-of-1 and the playoff matches are best-of-3.
Schedule (in EEST)
All times are local time EEST (GMT+3).
Thursday, July 31st
- 17:00 Group A
- 21:00 Group B
Friday, August 1st
- 17:00 Group C
- 21:00 Group D
Saturday, August 2nd
- 10:30 Quarter Final, Match 1 & 2
- 13:30 Quarter Final, Match 3 & 4
- 16:30 Semi Final, Match 1
- 19:00 Semi Final, Match 2
- 22:00 Final
The tournament will provide a free HD main stream on RoomOnFire with Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat and Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen providing the commentary. The broadcast will also feature guest casters such as team ENCE’s ex-captain Joona “natu” Leppänen. The stream production will be handled by Black Molly Entertainment.
On top of the main stream on RoomOnFire, ASUS ROG CS:GO Summer 2014 is open to community streams. They will help to cover the event in different languages as well as catch the matches running off the main stream. If you wish to broadcast the tournament, please send us an application by the end of June.
Markus "Olodyn" Koskivirta
Email: markus.koskivirta at gmail.com
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Republic of Gamers is a gaming sub brand of ASUS that is comprised of cutting edge hardware tailored for serious gamers. The product branches include; Motherboards, Graphics Cards, LCD Monitors, Gaming Peripherals, Desktops and Notebooks. This ASUS ROG Tournament will be solely powered by ASUS and ROG hardware.
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