ASUS ROG SUMMER 2014

ASUS ROG Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Summer Tournament 2014 presents 16 teams and a $10,000 prize pot at ASSEMBLY in Helsinki on July 31st - August 2nd.

This summer ASUS ROG Tournaments continues at the Finnish computer festival ASSEMBLY, this time with a new game title, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Get ready to switch the gears to the currently hottest FPS game in esports as ASUS ROG CS:GO Summer 2014 begins on July 31st with a $10 000 USD prize purse.

The tournament will consist of 16 teams gathered through direct invites and online qualifiers which will be announced later. With the Counter-Strike scene now thriving in the Nordic countries once again, we expect a strong representation from the region and hope to see contenders rise up to challenge the North from across Europe.

While ASUS ROG CS:GO Summer 2014 will be the first venture of ASUS ROG Tournaments into CS:GO, the Finnish LAN event has a long tradition in Counter-Strike competitions. You may freely raise your expectations and start the hype as we aim high to create a memorable show with stellar production, and take part in the return of the king of FPS to the throne of Nordic esports.

Quick facts about ASUS ROG CS:GO Summer 2014

Dates: Thu 31st July - Sat 2nd August 2014
Place: Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Teams: 16
Prize pool: $10,000 USD
Format: Group stage (Bo1) & Single elimination Playoffs (Bo3)
Streams: NiPGamingTV with Semmler & lurppis + community streams
Participation: Invites & online qualifiers
Tournament rules: Here
Twitter: @ROGtournament
Results: tournaments.peliliiga.fi

Streams & Casters

The tournament will provide a free HD main stream on NiPGaming TV with Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat and Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen providing the commentary. The broadcast will also feature guest casters such as team ENCE’s captain Joona “natu” Leppänen. The stream production will be handled by Black Molly Entertainment.

On top of the main stream on NiPGaming TV, ASUS ROG CS:GO Summer 2014 is open to community streams. They will help to cover the event in different languages as well as catch the matches running off the main stream. If you wish to broadcast the tournament, please send us an application by the end of June.

Schedule

All times are local time EEST (GMT+3).

Thursday, July 31st

17:00 Group A
21:00 Group B

Friday, August 1st

17:00 Group C
21:00 Group D

Saturday, August 2nd

10:30 Quarter Final, Match 1 & 2
13:30 Quarter Final, Match 3 & 4
16:30 Semi Final, Match 1
19:00 Semi Final, Match 2
22:00 Final

Prizes

The prize pool of the tournament is $10 000 USD. It is distributed to the top four teams as follows:

1st  $5000
2nd $3000
3rd-4th $1000
3rd-4th $1000

Format

The tournament will be played with a double elimination group stage and a single elimination playoffs stage. In the group stage, the 16 teams will be divided into four groups from which the top two teams in each group proceed to the playoffs stage. The group matches are best-of-1 and the playoff matches are best-of-3.

Participation

There are two ways to gain one of the 16 spots in the tournament, either by receiving a direct invite or through an online qualification tournament. In order to receive an invite, teams must first request it by filling out an application form. However, everyone is encouraged to request an invite first, and participate in the qualifiers second if need be.

The participation in the tournament for the whole team costs €250 which includes six esports passes. The passes allow entrance to the tournament area and to the players lounge provided by the Finnish eSport Federation (SEUL).

ASUS ROG CS:GO Summer Tournament 2014 Online Qualifier #1

Date: Monday, 7th of July
Time: 18:00 CEST (check-in 60 minutes before)
Sign up: http://tournaments.peliliiga.fi/summer14/tournaments/view/cs-go-quali1
Servers: Teams must provide their own
Prizes: Top 2 teams receive a spot in the ASUS ROG CS:GO Summer Tournament 2014

ASUS ROG CS:GO Summer Tournament 2014 Online Qualifier #2

Date: Thursday, 10th of July
Time: 18:00 CEST (check-in 60 minutes before)
Sign up: http://tournaments.peliliiga.fi/summer14/tournaments/view/cs-go-quali2
Servers: Teams must provide their own
Prizes: Top 2 teams receive a spot in the ASUS ROG CS:GO Summer Tournament 2014
 
Both qualifiers will use a single-elimination format, with all matches except the semi-finals being played in a best-of-one format. The semi-finals will be played in a best-of-three format. After you qualify, your team will still need to pay the 250 euro participation fee.