Peliliiga presents: ROG Tournament GameXpo 2017

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.

The idea for the league originates from Helsinki REDS and ENCE eSports, who noticed a lack of tournaments in the Finnish competitive scene. 

"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’sIlta-SanomatGrano, 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

Quick Facts

Dates: September 19 to November 5, 2017
Final: GameXpo, Nov 3-5, Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Helsinki
Teams: 7
Format: Regular season + Single Elimination Playoffs
Streams: Finnish (twitch.tv/rogtournament)
Participation: Invitation only
Tickets: http://gamexpo.messukeskus.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rogtournament
Rules: peliliiga.fi

Format

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.
 

Schedule

Group Stage

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

Playoffs at GameXpo

All times in EET / CET+1 / GMT+2.

Friday, November 3, 17:00 - Semifinal A - Team Gigantti vs NYYRIKKI Esports
Saturday, November 4, 14:00 - Semifinal B - ENCE eSports vs Helsinki REDS
Sunday, November 5, 14:00 - Final

Teams

The first season will be by invitation only and the teams are:

  • ENCE eSports
  • Helsinki REDS
  • Team Gigantti
  • Nemesis
  • NYYRIKKI Esports
  • Aces
  • Kindergarten
     

ENCE

Ville "Trickwide" Saastamoinen
Riku "Ripa" Toivanen
Kalle "Cali" Ylönen
Richard "rCk" Kanerva
Roni "lhcloudy" Tiihonen
Samuli "Baito" Karppinen

Helsinki REDS

Eemeli "Woomera" Ikonen
Jani "Exceed" Kosonen
Kaapo "Kryma" Laine
Veikka "Talisman" Laine
Aleksi "Akke" Kivimäki
Matias "Lalli" Kivimäki

Team Gigantti

Tuomo "Davin" Leppänen
Jiri "LiNkzr" Masalin
Joonas "zappis" Alakurtti
Joona "Fragi" Laine
Benjamin "BigG00se" Isohanni
Jonas "Shaz" Suovaara

Nemesis

Lauri ”Kouhia” Kouhi
Saska ”Vahv” Sinkkonen
Waltteri ”Olu” Leskinen
Henry ”Hepa” Parviainen
Chris ”KarvaRausku” Räisä
Joona ”Ice” Pöllänen

NYYRIKKI Esports

Miku "Perry" Airaksinen
Jaakko "Zagaz" Nippala
Petja "Tappomasa" Kantanen
Samuli "Baba" Vento
Jussi "Twidi" Tiipiö
Sami "Astt" Kuortesaho

FC Lahti Menace

Dan "dannyel4f" Löflund
Severi "Setlet" Tallqvist
Armas "FaRmaS" Kantola
Joakim "Snoo" Eronen
Ville "Desperado" Palmu
Nico "xippeli" Hyytiäinen

Aces

Timi "MrHamster" Sillman
Timo "Tipi" Virkkunen
Timo "Ashieli" Korkeakoski
Tomi "TheDesolator" Karhinen
Roope "Ronski" Somero
Aleksi "Limux" Lindberg
 

Roster changes

Sep 18 - FC Lahti Menace signs Kindergarten squad.
Oct 3 - NYYRIKKI replaces Toni "Tonder" Rehn with Jaakko "Zagaz" Nippala.

Prizes

Group Stage
€120 for each win.

Playoffs
1. €3000
2. €1000

Group Stage Final Standings

  Wins Losses Round wins Round diff.
Team Gigantti 6 0 14 +14
ENCE eSports 5 1 10 +7
Helsinki REDS 4 2 9 +3
NYYRIKKI Esports 3 3 7 -1
Nemesis 2 4 4 -4
FC Lahti Menace 1 5 3 -7
Aces 0 6 0 -12

 

Playoffs

The playoffs of ROG Tournament GameXpo 2017 will be held at Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre during GameXpo on November 3-5, 2017. Last year the exhibition had over 40 000 visitors making it the largest gaming related event in Finland. ROG Tournament will bring Overwatch at the heart of the event by taking over the GameXpo main stage on each exhibition day. The best way to watch the games is of course live at the scene, so check out the tickets and info at gamexpo.messukeskus.com. For those unable to come to the venue, make sure to catch the matches on Twitch at channel ROGtournament.

Semi Finals, bo3
 Team Gigantti
 NYYRIKKI Esports
 
 
 ENCE eSports
 Helsinki REDS
Final, bo5
 TBD
 TBD
 
 

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.