Groups

The first group stage of ASUS ROG Winter 2014 starts off on January 31st 2014 at 13:00 CET. It includes 32 high caliber players divided into eight groups of four which are played in WCS style double elimination format with all matches being best-of-5. Only the top 16 players continue to the second group stage which is played in a similar fashion right after the initial groups. The playoffs are played on the second day of the tournament on February 1st starting at 13:00 CET.

Roster changes

The first groups have now finally been drawn, but we apologise for the delay which is due to late roster changes. Unfortunately Ai.Strelok, Empire.Kas, Acer.Nerchio and Acer.Bly have cancelled their participation to the event. They have been replaced by Alliance.SortOf, Fnatic.Naama, Property.MorroW and Menace.Protosser whom we thank for being available in such a short notice.
 

Group Stage 1 January 31

The first matches are player 1 vs player 4 and player 2 vs player 3.

Group 1 - 13:00 CET

1.   Liquid.TaeJa
2.   Empire.Happy
3.   Alliance.SortOf
4.   Ence.Serral

Group 2 - 13:00 CET

1.   EG.Jaedong
2.   Ence.elfi
3.   IvD.Apocalypse
4.   PkDynamics.GunGFuBanda

Group 3 - 13:00 CET

1.   StarTale.Life
2.   NrS.Welmu
3.   mYinsanity.Kane
4.   Bischu

Group 4 - 13:00 CET

1.   mouz.Dear
2.   Liquid.Snute
3.   Fnatic.Harstem
4.   Core.JonnyREcco

Group 5 - 13:00 CET

1.   yoeFW.San
2.   mYinsanity.StarDust
3.   Dignitas.Tefel
4.   Menace.Protosser

Group 6 - 13:00 CET

1.   Liquid.Hero
2.   Ai.Patience
3.   Property.MorroW
4.   Fnatic.Zanster

Group 7 - 13:00 CET

1.   Samsung_Galaxy.Solar
2.   Axiom.Alicia
3.   Millenium.BabyKnight
4.   Fnatic.Naama

Group 8 - 13:00 CET

1.   Alliance.NaNiwa
2.   Millenium.ForGG
3.   Liquid.Ret
4.   NrS.KrasS

 

Group Stage 2 January 31

Group A - 18:30 CET

1.1
8.1
4.2
5.2

Group B - 18:30 CET

2.1
7.1
3.2
6.2

Group C - 18:30 CET

3.1
6.1
2.2
7.2

Group D - 18:30 CET

4.1
5.1
1.2
8.2


Playoffs February 1

13:00 CET - Ro8 A: A.1 vs B.2
14:30 CET - Ro8 B: C.1 vs D.2
16:00 CET - Ro8 C: B.1 vs A.2
17:30 CET - Ro8 D: D.1 vs C.2
19:00 CET - Semi Final A
20:30 CET - Semi Final B
22:00 CET - Final
 
This time we have decided to announce the full tournament layout beforehand and not do any sort of random draw during the tournament. This way we hope to compensate the fact that the group stages are played on the same day, and thus leave little to no time for players to prepare for their individual opponents. With the double elimination groups there should be no real risk of intentional losing for the sometimes more attractive second place, especially when the groups are all played at the same time.