StarCraft II returns to Helsinki as ASUS ROG proudly presents a $25,000 USD tournament with WCS points on August 1-3, 2019, taking place at Assembly Summer.

This August, ASUS ROG Summer 2019 StarCraft II Tournament brings the highly competitive real-time strategy game back to one of its former hometowns. From 2011 to 2015 Helsinki hosted seven prominent international SC2 events in the form of ASUS ROG Tournament, gathering the best in the world to display their skills and inspire the audience and players. And now, it just happens that one of those young aspiring players from Helsinki has risen to the top of the World. What a great time to gather the crowds once again in to Helsinki and let them see for themselves, in a proper arena, what hard work and dedication in a proper environment can achieve. On August 1-3, 2019, we welcome all of you to Finland, the birthplace of a StarCraft II World Champion, Joona "Serral" Sotala!

The 3-day tournament includes 32 professional players from the WCS Circuit who will compete for a prize pool of $25,000 USD and 2800 WCS Circuit points. Eight players will be directly invited for the spectacle while 24 spots will be awarded through online qualifiers in July 2-9. Exact dates and more details to follow!

Inside the event hall, ASUS ROG Summer 2019 is hosted on its own stage with plenty of room in the audience stands. The best place to view the action is live, right at the venue, but in case you can't make it, a stream with English commentary through all the phases of the tournament is naturally provided.

Let's give StarCraft II a warm welcome home!

Details in Korean / 한국어 번역 (PDF)


  • Dates: Thu-Sat, 1-3 August, 2019
  • Place: Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
  • Players: 32
  • Prize pool: $25,000 USD + 2,800 WCS Circuit points
  • Format: 2 group stages and playoffs
  • Participation: Invites (8 players) and online qualifiers (24 players), no region lock
  • Tournament rules: full rules
  • Results:
  • Tickets:
  • Twitter@ROGtournament



All times in local time EEST / CEST + 1.

  • Thursday, 1 August
    • 13:00 -- 18:00 — Group Stage 1, Groups A-D
    • 18:00 -- 23:00 — Group Stage 1, Groups E-H
  • Friday, 2 August
    • 13:00 -- 18:00 — Group Stage 2, Groups A-B
    • 18:00 -- 23:00 — Group Stage 2, Groups C-D
  • Saturday, 3 August
    • ​13:00 -- 18:00 — Quarter-Finals
    • 18:00 -- 21:00 — Semi-Finals
    • 21:00 -- 22:30 — Final



We will provide free HD main stream on at

In addition to the main stream, ASUS ROG Summer 2019 is open to community streamers. They will help to cover the event in different languages, as well as cast matches that are not being shown on the main stream. If you wish to broadcast either one of the tournaments, please send us an application preferably by the end of June using this form.

Main Stream


Other Streams

 Yle Eurheilu
 O’Gaming SC2
 Miura TV 

Where to watch

We have allocated stream to different groups so it's easier for you to know where your favorite player is playing.

Check out the: Streams Sheet

Broadcast Talent

  • Hajin - Stage Host
  • RotterdaM - Desk Host / Commentator
  • DeMusliM - Commentator
  • ToD - Commentator
  • Grant - Grant Hill
  • Indy - Observer
  • MapuTV - Observer

Update July 30: Unfortunately Kaelaris had to cancel his role as the desk host due to illness. RotterdaM will take over the desk duties while Grant was added to strenghten the commentator lineup.


The prize pool the tournament is $25,000 USD and 2,800 World Championship Series Circuit points. They will be distributed as follows:

1st: $10,000 + 1,000 WCS Circuit points
2nd: $5,000 + 600 WCS Circuit points
3rd-4th: $2,500 + 200 WCS Circuit points
5th-8th: $1,250 + 100 WCS Circuit points
9th-16th: 50 WCS Circuit points

Update July 31: The total WCS points amount has been corrected to 2,800 as the distribution suggests.


The tournament will be played in two double-elimination group stages followed by a single-elimination playoff stage. In the group stages, 32 contestants will be divided into groups consisting of 4 players each. The top two players in each group will proceed to the next stage.

All the group stage matches are best-of-3 and playoffs matches best-of-5 except for the final which is a best-of-7 match.


The tournament is open to all players eligible to enter WCS events. While this event offers WCS Circuit points, players from all regions of the WCS will be eligible to compete. Only players from the Circuit will be eligible to earn the points. Check out the eligibility requirements from the WCS 2019 Rule Book.

There are two ways to gain one of the 32 spots in the tournament — either by receiving a direct invite or through an online qualification tournament. In order to receive an invite, players must first request it by filling out an application form. Details about the online qualifications will be released shotly. However, everyone is encouraged to request an invite first, and then participate in the qualifiers later if need be.

Request an invitewith this form. (Form is now closed).

Invited and qualified players should cover all their travel and accommodation expenses themselves. Participation in the tournament itself is free and includes an all access pass to the event.

Online Qualifiers


Note: The qualifiers only grant a spot in the tournament. Players should cover all their travel and accommodation expenses themselves.

Local Qualifier

The final qualifier spot to the tournament is handed to the winner of Fuzer's Shelter Game Room Open tournament which is held in Helsinki on July 20. Details about the event and the ladder qualifier can be found here.


  1.  Serral - Joona Sotala, ENCE
  2.  Reynor - Riccardo Romiti, Gamers Origin
  3.  soO - Eo Yoon-soo, Chivo CS
  4.  GuMiho - Koh Byung-jae, PSISTORM Gaming
  5.  Neeb - Alex Sunderhaft, Ting
  6.  Dear - Baek Dong-jun, Newbee
  7.  INnoVation - Lee Shin-hyung, Team Reciprocity
  8.  Stats - Kim Dae-yeob, Splyce*

*Stats replaces SpeCial who cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

Initial Groups

Group A
Aug 1, 13:00 EEST


Group B
Aug 1, 13:00 EEST


Group C
Aug 1, 13:00 EEST


Group D
Aug 1, 13:00 EEST


Group E
Aug 1, 18:00 EEST


Group F
Aug 1, 18:00 EEST


Group E
Aug 1, 18:00 EEST


Group H
Aug 1, 18:00 EEST


The first round matches are top player vs bottom player in each group.


WCS Calendar

Blizzard has announced the dates of WCS competitions for the summer. We are grateful to get a spot for the event in Helsinki in the middle of the busy schedule. It's a great time to be a StarCraft II fan!