ROG Masters APAC Qualifier and Finals Start This Week
After an exciting weekend of Asian CS:GO at the eXTREMESLAND Asia Finals, the Asian region is in for a treat this week as we have ample amounts of CS:GO to watch. The first is the Asia Minor, happening in Seoul, Korea and featuring the biggest teams in Asia. The second is set to start in Pasay City in the Philippines, where the ROG Masters 2017 APAC main qualifier and regional finals will be taking place.
The four-day long event will kick off with the main qualifier, with twelve teams from across Asia making a last-minute attempt to qualify for the regional finals. The following teams will feature in the two-day main qualifier which began yesterday and ends
- 5POWER ??
- Ardeont Academy ??
- Athletico ??
- Beyond.Maple ??
- GoldenMix ??
- Mammoth ??
- One Time Wonder ??
- Recca ??
- SZ Absolute ??
- TNC ??
- Virtual Genesis ??
Initially, MVP PK, Entity, and UTM were meant to take part in the main qualifier but have since dropped out for various reasons. MVP has been replaced by Ardeont Academy after they received an invite for the Asia Minor Championship. Entity withdrew because of delays in visa processing and have been replaced by Mammoth Gaming. It is unclear why UTM by has been replaced by GameTV, but GameTV is a mixed team which is made up of Vietnam’s most famous player, Crazyguy, as well as Tee and Stefano, also from UTM, with two stand-ins.
The groups for the main qualifier are as follows:
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|🇮🇩 Recca||🇹🇭 Beyond.Maple||🇯🇵 SZ Absolute||🇦🇺 Athletico|
|🇵🇭 TNC Pro Team||🇮🇳 Mammoth||🇲🇾 Virtual Genesis||🇸🇬 One Time Wonder|
|🇹🇼 GoldenMix||🇨🇳 5POWER||🇻🇳 GameTV||🇰🇷 Ardeont Academy|
The top two teams from each group will move on to the playoffs, a single elimination bracket. The finalists of the playoffs will qualify to the regional finals where they have a shot at making to the main ROG Masters event in Kuala Lumpur.
The Regional Finals will start immediately after the Main Qualifier is done. The team list of the Regional Final will be completed once the two teams from the Main Qualifier are determined, but as of now, the team list for the Regional Finals is:
Home team Mineski will be looking to show their worth in the Regional Finals after their lackluster performance in Shanghai. Furthermore, TNC Pro Team will also want to work their way through the main qualifier and represent the Philippines after their formation only a few weeks ago.
Cover photo courtesy of ASUS ROG.
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