ROG Masters 2017: A Milestone in Esports History
The 2017 season of the ROG Masters competition concluded on December 10, 2017 with the Grand Finals held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event represents 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.
Derek Yu, ROG Strategic Division Director and Global Marketing Senior Director 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 Finals of ROG Masters 2017 attracted over 6,000 fans to Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, featuring 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 final-round comeback.