ASUS ROG Tournament returns into 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.
"Republic of Gamers (ROG) is dedicated to the growth of eSports in the top tier as well as on a community and entry level. We believe it is important to support projects that acts as a springboard between competitive gaming in the community through to the professional scene, in Finland and worldwide. We are thrilled to see new player talent and teams emerging in the local Overwatch scene, and with the support behind the league and the finals at GameXpo, we continue to provide the Finnish player base with the best competitive gaming tournaments, in addition to the best gaming PCs, Monitors and Peripherals."
Raakel Aaltonen, ASUS Finland Marketing Lead
"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
The league consists two stages. Regular season which is played online and where all teams face each other once by playing two matches every week. Set tournament days for regular season are Tuesday and Sunday, 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 regular season four teams will advance into playoffs, played on the main stage of GameXpo on November 3rd to 5th 2017.
The first season will be by invitation only and the teams are:
- ENCE eSports
- Helsinki REDS
- Porin Aces
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.