ASUS ROG Tournaments organizes an Overwatch tournament with eight teams and a $9,500 USD prize pool taking place at ASSEMBLY Summer in Helsinki August 3-4.
This Summer ASUS ROG Tournaments continue at the Finnish computer festival ASSEMBLY, as we host our first Overwatch tournament on August 3-4. We will invite eight Overwatch teams to Helsinki to compete for a $9,500 USD prize pool. Naturally, a free HD stream is provided with professional English and Finnish commentary. The on-site audience can enjoy the action live in the ASUS ROG arena.
ASUS ROG is thrilled to be a part of the one of the hottest eSports title, Overwatch. Expect no less than stellar performances from our players, production crew and admins as we bring you the best tournament experience possible.
Dates: Thu 3 August - Fri 4 August, 2017
Place: Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Prize pool: $9,500 USD
Format: Group Stage (bo3) + Single Elimination Playoffs (bo3), Final (bo5)
Streams: English & Finnish
Participation: Invitation only
The event will be broadcasted in English and Finnish.
Commentator - Jason Kaplan
Commentator - Robert "hexagrams" Kirkbride
Commentator - Tomi ”Tombha” Rinne
Commentator - Juha-Pekka ”ZeiZei” Joutsenlahti
The stage host in both streams is Esa "Snapple" Kaisjoki.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
14:00 EEST Group A - Group opening match #1 (stream)
14:00 EEST Group A - Group opening match #2
15:30 EEST Group A - Winners
15:30 EEST Group A - Losers (stream)
17:00 EEST Group A - Decider (stream)
20:00 EEST Group B - Group opening match #1 (stream)
20:00 EEST Group B - Group opening match #2
21:30 EEST Group B - Winners
21:30 EEST Group B - Losers (stream)
23:00 EEST Group B - Decider (stream)
Friday, August 4, 2017
21:00 EEST Semi-final A, bo3
22:30 EEST Semi-final B, bo3
00:00 EEST Final, bo5
*Matches are played on an accelerated schedule, group starting times and the grand final are locked times.
1. $ 5000 USD
2. $ 2500 USD
3-4. $ 1000 USD
The overall structure of the tournament is traditional with a double elimination group stage followed by single elimination playoffs. Matches in the group stage are played in the best-of-three format. In the playoffs, every match is a best-of-three except for final is played on best-of-five.
All competitive Assault, Escort, Control and Hybrid maps are allowed. Maps are selected by vetoes before the match.
You can witness the action live on the venue inside the Assembly Summer computer festival. Matches will be shown on the big screen with an audience stand. Entry ticket to Assembly is required, but there is no additional cost for following the tournament. The single day entry tickets start from 15 euros. Read more about the tickets and prices at tickets.assembly.org.
About ASUS ROG
Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals.
ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at rog.asus.com.