FINNISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

ASUS ROG brings you the Finnish Championships of 2018 with three distinct tournaments taking place at Assembly Summer 2018 on August 2-4 with a combined prize pool of €15,000.

This summer ROG Tournaments will join the search for the best Finnish gamers in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone and StarCraft II. We are happy to announce that ASUS ROG returns to Assembly Summer on August 2-4, 2018 with three tournaments designed to crown the official national champions and reward the winners with a share of the €15,000 combined prize purse. The competitions will gather players from open online qualifiers as well as invite distinguished players such as the defending national champions. The games will conclude at Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre where we will talor the shows to fit the nature of each of the game titles. 

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Dates: Thu, 2 August - Sat, 4 August, 2018
Place: Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Teams: 4
Prize pool: €11,000 EUR
Format: Double Elimination Playoffs (bo3)
Streams: Finnish & partner streams
Participation:Invites + qualifiers, Finnish only
Licence: ESM licence 2018 required (5€)
Results: tournaments.peliliiga.fi

The official Finnish champion in 2018 in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be determined with a three-day double elimination tournament at Assembly Summer 2018 with €11,000 EUR on the line. CS:GO is the most followed esport in Finland and as such it deserves a sizable arena to accommodate the crowds. We are happy to welcome ROG Tournament CS:GO Finnish Championship 2018 on the main stage of Assembly Summer where the action will be shown on the huge screen with plenty of seats and for the whole LAN party to enjoy. The matches will be commented live in Finnish and broadcasted on Twitch and Yle.

Participation

The tournament will have two spots open for Finnish teams while the other two spots are have been given to the defending champion HAVU.PHZ and ENCE, which qualified by winning the Vectorama 2018 LAN tournament. Each player is required to have a valid eSM licence. All travel and accommodation costs are covered by the teams.

The qualifiers consists of two open qualifiers and one closed qualifier. The winners of the open qualifiers will advance to the closed qualifier, where they will meet two invited teams and play for the two spots in the main tournament.

Open Qualifier #1 - Saturday, June 30, 14:00 EEST - Winner advances to Closed Qualifier
Open Qualifier #2 - Sunday, July 1, 14:00 EEST - Winner advances to Closed Qualifier
Closed Qualifier - Monday, July 2, 19:00 EEST - Top two advance

Prizes

€11,000 EUR is divided among the top three teams as follows:

1. €6,500
2. €3,000
3. €1,500

Invites

HAVU - Champion of 2017
ottoNd - Otto Sihvo
sAw - Eetu Saha
sLowi - Olli Pitkänen
Juho - Juho Lampinen
zehN - Jesse Linjala

 

Qualified

ENCE - Winner of Vectorama 2018
allu  - Aleksi Jalli
Aleksib - Aleksi Virolainen
sergej - Jere Salo
Aerial - Jani Jussila
xseveN - Sami Laasanen
 
 
SuperJymy - Online Qualifier
arvid - Tony Niemelä
BONA - Verneri Junala
ZOREE - Lasse Uronen
Jamppi - Elias Olkkonen
SADDYX - Tuomas Louhimaa
NYYRIKKI - Online Qualifier
Hoody - Aaro Peltokangas
wils0n - Ville Järvi
STOVVE - Toni Liukkonen
doto - Joonas Forss
Twixie - Samuli Herrala

 

Streams

The tournament will be broadcasted in Finnish on Twitch and Yle Areena. 

Broadcast talent

  • Teemu "wabbit" Hiilinen - Commentator
  • Juha "aNGeldusT" Kurppa - Commentator
  • Esa "Snapple" Kaisjoki - Host
     

Community streams

We are open to community streams in different languages. If you wish to broadcast the tournament on your channel, please send us an application.
 

Schedule

  • Thursday, August 2, 2018
    • 18:30 EEST - Upper Bracket Match A, bo3 – ENCE vs SuperJymy
    • ~21:30 EEST - Upper Bracket Match B, bo3 – HAVU vs NYYRIKKI
  • Friday, August 3, 2018
    • 15:00 EEST - Lower Bracket Match A, bo3
    • ~18:00 EEST - Upper Bracket Match C, bo3
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018
    • 15:00 EEST - Lower Bracket Match B, bo3
    • 21:00 EEST - Final, bo3

Note that times marked with ~ are estimates and the match will start as soon as the previous game has finished.

 

Hearthstone

Dates: Fri, 3 August - Sat, 4 August, 2018
Place: Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Players: 32 
Prize pool: €2,000 EUR
Format: Swiss Group Stage + Double Elimination Playoffs (bo5)
Matches: Last Hero Standing (bo5) with 1 ban
Streams: Finnish & partner streams
Participation:Invites + qualifiers, Finnish only
Licence: ESM licence 2018 required (5€)
Results: tournaments.peliliiga.fi

The ROG Tournament Hearthstone Finnish Championship 2018 is played quite differently than the other national championship events. The competition will include up to 32 players who will sling their virtuals cards on their own devices in a tournament area provided by Assembly. The tournament area provides electricity and internet connection for the participants but the game will run on a machine of their own choosing. A stream with live commentary wil be produced on-site next to the competitors bringing the tournament atmosphere for the online viewers as well. The matches will fill two days on Friday and Saturday August 3-4, 2018.

Participation

The tournament will invite eight players, including the defending Finnish champion Alvar “Vardu” Dürr, while the rest of the 24 spots are open for grabs in the online qualifiers. Each player is required to have a valid eSM licence. All travel and accommodation costs are covered by the players or their teams.

Qualifier #1 - Monday, July 2, 18:00 EEST - Top eight advances
Qualifier #2 - Tuesday, July 3, 18:00 EEST - Top eight advances
Qualifier #3 - Wednesday, July 4, 18:00 EEST - Top eight advances

Prizes

€2,000 EUR is divided among the top six as follows:

1. €1,000
2. €450
3. €200
4. €100
5-6. €75
7.-8. €50

Invites

  • Vardu - Alvar Dürr, Helsinki REDS
  • Zumpp - Sauli Rinta-aho, Helsinki REDS
  • Janetzky - Aho Janne, Helsinki REDS
  • Threat - Mikael Backman, HAVU.PHZ
  • Kufdon - Antti Lammi, ENCE
  • Creapz - Mika Tuovila, ENCE
  • NoRage - Robin Sjölund, Nordavind
  • Maur1 - Mauri Hartikainen, Team Dutch Gaming

 

Qualified

Qualifier #1
Folero - Roope Metsä
Papu - Pauliina Peltoniemi
Sopamaa - Kevin Kirkkomäki
TUGIS - Tuukka Järvinen
Elador - Jimi Rantanen
eilic - Evgueni Ilichko
Ozzmousis - Ohto Lankila
Drafkunex - Niilo Koivu
Qualifier #2
Roarr - Jesse Kaila
Sepios - Sepi Kortelainen
Skambo - Timi Tapola
NikoTheGreat - Niko Airamo
Habugabu - Harri Jalovaara
Grizzly - Matias Merinen
Aira - Mikko Airaksinen
SuperPanu - Panu Vuorinen
Qualifier #3
Jaakko - Jaakko Saarinen
Riksu - Cristian Nupponen
Poklock -  Wertti Majamaa
Jarqoni - Jarkko Karhu
Jupu - Juuso Sipiläinen
shlump - Elis Karell
toguto - Touko Alanko
Keppada - Ville Pääkkö

 

Streams

The tournament will be broadcasted in Finnish on Twitch.

Broadcast talent

  • Aleksi "Wampie" Majander - Commentator
  • + co-cast from player quests

 

Schedule

  • Friday, August 3, 2018
    • 16:00 EEST - Swiss Round 1, bo5
    • ~17:15 EEST - Swiss Round 2, bo5
    • ~18:30 EEST - Swiss Round 3, bo5
    • ~19:45 EEST - Swiss Round 4, bo5
    • ~21:00 EEST - Swiss Round 5, bo5
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018
    • 13:00 EEST - Upper Bracket Round 1, bo5
    • ~14:15 EEST - Upper Bracket Round 2, bo5 & Lower Bracket Round 1, bo5
    • ~15:30 EEST - Lower Bracket Round 2, bo5
    • ~16:45 EEST - Lower Bracket Round 3, bo5
    • ~17:00 EEST - Break
    • 18:00 EEST - Upper Bracket Round 4, bo5
    • ~19:15 EEST - Lower Bracket Round 4, bo5
    • 20:30 EEST - Grand Final, bo5

Note that times marked with ~ are estimates and the match will start as soon as the previous round has finished.

 

StarCraft II

Dates: Fri, 3 August - Sat, 4 August, 2018
Place: Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Players: 8 
Prize pool: €2,000 EUR
Format: GSL Group Stage (bo3) + Single Elimination Playoffs (bo5)
Streams: Finnish & partner streams
Participation:Invites + qualifiers, Finnish only
Licence: ESM licence 2018 required (5€)
Results: tournaments.peliliiga.fi

Once again ASUS will be strongly present at Assembly Summer. This time the ASUS area will get even more action as it will feature the ROG Tournament StarCraft II Finnish Championship 2018 event. Eight players will battle in a traditional format for the trophy over the course of two days on August 3-4, 2018. The limited amount of players will ensure that every match of the competition will be streamed with live commentary in Finnish provided. While the size of the tournament is more intimate there is still every reason to come and watch the games live as there is ample seating for the audience directly in the ASUS area.

Participation

Two players will be invited while six spots are awarded through online qualifiers. Wenlei "ZhuGeLiang" Dai will receive an invite as the defending champion. Each player is required to have a valid eSM licence. All travel and accommodation costs are covered by the players or their teams.

Qualifier #1 - Tuesday, July 3, 19:00 EEST - Top three advances
Qualifier #2 - Wednesday, July 4, 19:00 EEST - Top three advances

Prizes

€2,000 is divided among the top four as follows:
1. €1,000
2. €500
3-4. €250

Invites

  • ZhuGeLiang - Wenlei Dai
  • PuPu - Benjamin Puha

 

Qualified

Qualifier #1
Fuzer - Samuli Romppanen
TheMusZero - Iiro Kumpulainen
WoodedMicrob - Richard Häyrinen
Qualifier #2
Luolis - Vallteri Argillander
Mirzo - Miro Rantalainen
Enpo - Eemeli Vapamaa

 

Streams

The tournament will be broadcasted in Finnish on Twitch.

Broadcast talent

  • Juha "Divinesia" Nurmenniemi - Commentator
  • Samuli "elfi" Sihvonen - Commentator

 

Schedule

  • Friday, August 3, 2018
    • 12:00 EEST - Group A, Match 1, bo3
    • ~13:00 EEST - Group A, Match 2, bo3
    • ~14:00 EEST - Group A, Winners, bo3
    • ~15:00 EEST - Group A, Losers, bo3
    • ~16:00 EEST - Break
    • 18:00 EEST - Group B, Match 1, bo3
    • ~19:00 EEST - GroupB, Match 2, bo3
    • ~20:00 EEST - Group B, Winners, bo3
    • ~21:00 EEST - Group B, Losers, bo3
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018
    • 12:00 EEST - Group A, Decider, bo3
    • ~13:00 EEST - Group B, Decider, bo3
    • ~14:00 EEST - Semifinal A, bo5
    • ~15:30 EEST - Semifinal B, bo5
    • ~17:00 EEST - Break
    • 17:30 EEST - Final, bo7

Note that times marked with ~ are estimates and the match will start as soon as the previous round has finished.

 

Tickets

Come to witness the action up close and head to the biggest computer festival in Finland, Assembly Summer 2018 in Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre on August 2-4. Tickets are available at tickets.assembly.org.