Qualifiers and Final Invites


We are proud to announce the final three teams who will be invited to compete for the $25,000 prize purse at ASUS ROG Winter 2015 Tournament, as well as the online qualifier, which will give out two spots for the main event.

After initially inviting Ninjas in Pyjamas, HellRaisers and Titan, we have added Virtus.pro, mousesports and Finnish 3DMAX into the team list of ASUS ROG Winter 2015 Tournament. With all six invitations now issued and accepted, it's time to focus on the online qualifier for the event.

We have partnered up with FACEIT, who will be hosting the online qualifier with their anti-cheat, starting Saturday, January 10. Registration is now open at faceit.com, and will remain open until fifteen minutes before kick-off.

Participating in the online qualifier is free, but only teams who have the means and will to attend ASUS ROG Winter 2015 Tournament, should they qualify, should take part in the qualifier. Top two teams receive only spots in the main tournament, but no assistance with travel or accommodation.

New Invites


Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas
Paweł "byali" Bieliński
Filip "Neo" Kubski
Jarosław "pasha" Jarząbkowski
Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski



Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninić
Chris "chrisJ" de Jong
Fatih "gob b" Dayik
Tobias "Troubley" Tabbert
Michele "zonixx" Köhler



Taneli "disturbed" Veikkola
Jesse "KHRN" Grandell
Joona "natu" Leppänen
Aleksi "allu" Jalli
Tom "stonde" Glad


Final Invites

  •  Ninjas in Pyjamas
  •  HellRaisers
  •  Titan
  •  Virtus.pro
  •  mousesports
  •  3DMAX

Qualifier Sign-Up

Registration open at faceit.com until 14:45 CET, January 10.

NOTE: The qualifier has been moved from ESEA to FACEIT.

Qualifier Schedule

Saturday, January 10

  • 15:00 CET Round of 64 (BO1)
  • 16:00 CET Round of 32 (BO1)
  • 17:00 CET Round of 16 (BO1)
  • 18:00 CET Quarter-finals (BO3)

Sunday, January 11

  • 14:00 CET Upper bracket semi-finals (BO1)
  • 15:00 CET Upper bracket final (BO3)
  • 15:00 CET Lower bracket final (BO1)
  • 18:00 CET Consolidation final (BO3)

Qualifier Format

The qualifier will be played out using a single elimination format until four teams remain. The final round of single elimination, as well as the rounds where it's possible to secure a spot at ASUS ROG, are played in best-of-three, while the rest are played in best-of-one.

Qualifier Map Pool

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  • de_cobblestone
  • de_dust2
  • de_inferno
  • de_mirage
  • de_nuke
  • de_overpass

Zet Joins the Crew

The grand final will be shown live on the national Finnish TV channel YLE, as well as broadcasted online on free HD stream by RoomOnFire. Marcus "zet" Sundström will be joining the ROF crew in Helsinki as an analyst.

ASUS ROG Winter 2015 Tournament will take place on January 30-31 at Helsinki Exhibition Centre, Finland.