ASUS ROG GAMEXPO '17
HELSINKI EXHIBITION AND CONVENTION CENTRE
FRI NOVEMBER 3rd - SUN NOVEMBER 5th
ASUS ROG Tournament returns to GameXpo, like last year, the focus of the event is in the Finnish esports community. This time we proudly give to you the first Finnish league for Overwatch.
"There are numerous Overwatch teams in Finland and the scene is growing all the time. International tournaments for European scene are on the way, but we also feel that providing local activities is the requirement for organic growth."
Jussi Patjas, Helsinki REDS Project Manager, Oy HIFK Hockey Ab
ASUS ROG Tournament joined forces with companies from different sectors including Jimm’s, Ilta-Sanomat, Grano, and Bright and planned some serious action for Finnish teams in one of the biggest eSports titles in Finland.
"The key point of this league is building great experiences for teams, players, and the viewers. We are creating something new with the ideas from regular sports side that Helsinki REDS brings with, combined with over 10 years of eSports experience, it forms an unseen before package."
Petri Hämälä, Peliliiga Oy
Dates: September 19 to November 5, 2017
Final: GameXpo, Nov 3-5, Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Helsinki
Format: Regular season + Single Elimination Playoffs
Streams: Finnish (twitch.tv/rogtournament)
Participation: Invitation only
The league consists of two stages: regular season and playoffs. The regular season is played online with all teams facing each other once by playing two matches every week. Set tournament days for the regular season are Tuesday and Sunday. The tournament kicks off on September 19th!
Free HD quality Twitch stream will be provided from selected weekly matches, casted by Tomi “Tombha” Rinne and Juha-Pekka ”ZeiZei” Joutsenlahti.
From the regular season four teams will advance into the playoffs, played on the main stage of GameXpo on November 3rd to 5th 2017.
All times in EEST / CEST+1 / GMT+3.
First week of group play:
Tuesday, September 19
19:00 Gigantti vs Aces
20:15 Helsinki REDS vs NYYRIKKI
21:30 ENCE eSports vs Kindergarten
Sunday, September 24
17:00 NYYRIKKI vs ENCE eSports
18:15 Kindergarten vs Gigantti
19:30 Aces vs Nemesis
Detailed match schedule for the whole group can be found at peliliiga.fi
All times in EET / CET+1 / GMT+2.
Friday, November 3, 17:00 - Semifinal A
Saturday, November 4, 14:00 - Semifinal B
Sunday, November 5, 14:00 - Final
The first season will be by invitation only and the teams are:
Sep 18 - FC Lahti Menace signs Kindergarten squad.
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.
FC Lahti Menace
The regular season of #GameXpo 2017 continues in 10 min on https://t.co/ycVQf54OwR with @HelsinkiREDS vs @poriaces #esportsfi #overwatch
GameXpo turnauksen Red Bull viikkomakasiini ennen illan pelejä osoitteesta: https://t.co/8G49Tn63W6 #esportsfi
We are having technical issues with the stream but games should resume shortly. Apologies for the delay. https://t.co/kJqtAlljpc #GameXpo
The 2nd day of group play is starting in 20min on https://t.co/ycVQf54OwR with @ENCEesports vs @NYYRIKKIesports #esportsfi #GameXpo
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 Laptops. This ASUS ROG Tournament will be solely powered by ASUS and ROG hardware.
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ASUS, the world's top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world's best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, SFF PCs and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, hybrid devices, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. With a global staff of more than 13,600 and a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers.