ASUS ROG announces an Overwatch tournament with eight teams and a $9,500 USD prize pool taking place at ASSEMBLY Summer in Helsinki August 3-4.

This Summer ASUS ROG Tournaments continue at the Finnish computer festival ASSEMBLY, as we host our first Overwatch tournament on August 3-4. We will invite eight Overwatch teams to Helsinki to compete for a $9,500 USD prize pool. Naturally, a free HD stream is provided with professional English and Finnish commentary. The on-site audience can enjoy the action live in the ASUS ROG arena.

ASUS ROG is thrilled to be a part of the one of the hottest eSports title, Overwatch. Expect no less than stellar performances from our players, production crew and admins as we bring you the best tournament experience possible.

Quick Facts

Dates: Thu 3 August - Fri 4 August, 2017
Place: Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Teams: 8
Prize pool: $9,500 USD
Format: Group Stage (bo3) + Single Elimination Playoffs (bo3), Final (bo5)
Streams: English & Finnish
Participation: Invitation only
Twitter: @ROGtournament


The event will be broadcasted in English and Finnish.

Main Streams

Broadcast Talent

English Stream
Commentator - Jason Kaplan
Commentator - Robert "hexagrams" Kirkbride

Finnish Stream
Commentator - Tomi ”Tombha” Rinne
Commentator - Juha-Pekka ”ZeiZei” Joutsenlahti

The stage host in both streams is Esa "Snapple" Kaisjoki.


Thursday, August 3, 2017
14:00 EEST Group A -⁠⁠ Group opening match #1 (stream)
14:00 EEST Group A -⁠⁠ Group opening match #2
15:30 EEST Group A -⁠⁠ Winners 
15:30 EEST Group A -⁠⁠ Losers (stream)
17:00 EEST Group A -⁠⁠ Decider (stream)

20:00 EEST Group B -⁠⁠ Group opening match #1 (stream)
20:00 EEST Group B -⁠⁠ Group opening match #2
21:30 EEST Group B -⁠⁠ Winners 
21:30 EEST Group B -⁠⁠ Losers (stream)
23:00 EEST Group B -⁠⁠ Decider (stream)

Friday, August 4, 2017
21:00 EEST Semi-⁠⁠final A, bo3
22:30 EEST Semi-⁠⁠final B, bo3
00:00 EEST Final, bo5

*Matches are played on an accelerated schedule, group starting times and the grand final are locked times. 


1. $ 5000 USD
2. $ 2500 USD
3-4. $ 1000 USD


Team Gigantti

Fragi - Joona Laine
BigG00se - Benjamin Isohanni
Davin - Tuomo Leppänen
Zuppehw - Aleksi Kuntsi
zappis - Joonas Alakurtti
LiNkzr - Jiri Masalin

ENCE eSports

Trickwide - Ville Saastamoinen 
Ripa - Riku Toivanen 
Baito - Samuli Karppinen
Lhcloudy - Roni Tiihonen 
Cali - Kalle Ylönen 
Rck - Richard Kanerva


HyP - Damien Souville
BenBest - Dieulafait Benjamin
Noki - Cornet Martin
Poko - Gouzerch Gaël
DixxyDix - Chaffraix Jeremy
Hqrdest - Danton Jeremy

Helsinki REDS

Ruape - Roope Kurkela
Woomera - Eemeli Ikonen
Exceed - Jani Kosonen
BBR - Miika Tekoniemi
prettyWise - Ville Mikkonen
Kryma - Kaapo Laine


MrHamster - Timi Sillman
Ashieli - Timo Korkeakoski
Ronski - Roope Somero
KarvaRausku - Chris Räisä
Thedesolator - Tomi Karhinen
Zhaipaa - Janne Nuoristo


pave - Pauli Seppänen
Kauko - Rasmus Rajala
Anatec - Antti Eskel
Zagaz - Jaakko Nippala
Fishir - Tatu Rikala
Love - Timi Saranpää

Boom eSports

ZiCdaMASTA - Aleksandr Smirnov
Eddy - Fred Jõks
ThaPhoenix - Roger Kikkas
Jannukaz - Jan-Jako Passimägi
Paandee - Roven Jõekäär
Yoko - Kristo Kivimägi


perry - Miku Airaksinen
twidi - Jussi Tiipiö
tonder - Toni Rehn
baba - Samuli Vento
tappomasa - Petja Kantanen
astt - Sami Kuotesaho

Roster changes

July 28 - Rest in Pyjamas replace Antti "kyynel" Kinnunen with Benjamin "BigG00se" Isohanni.
July 30 - Team TBA was revealed to be NYYRIKKI Esports.
August 3 - Rest in Pyjamas was renamed Team Gigantti.


The overall structure of the tournament is traditional with a double elimination group stage followed by single elimination playoffs. Matches in the group stage are played in the best-of-three format. In the playoffs, every match is a best-of-three except for final is played on best-of-five.


Group A
Thu, Aug 3, 14:00 EEST

 GamersOrigin - 2-0
 ENCE eSports - 2-1
 Boom eSports - 1-2
 Rynnäkköviikset - 0-2

Group B
Thu, Aug 3, 20:00 EEST

 Team Gigantti - 2-0
 Helsinki REDS - 2-1
 NYYRIKKI Esports - 1-2
 Aces - 0-2


Semi Finals
 GamersOrigin - 2
 Helsinki REDS - 1
 Team Gigantti - 2
 ENCE eSports - 1
 GamesOrigin - 0
 Team Gigantti - 3


Teams can enter the tournament only via an invite. If you are interested in participating in ASUS ROG Summer 2017 Overwatch Tournament, please send us an application requesting an invite. Don't hesitate as the event is in next month already and the invitations will be handed out soon. Note that all participants are required to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.


You can witness the action live on the venue inside the Assembly Summer computer festival. Matches will be shown on the big screen with an audience stand. Entry ticket to Assembly is required, but there is no additional cost for following the tournament. The single day entry tickets start from 15 euros. Read more about the tickets and prices at


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