Amateur Australian squads in Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be eligible to compete in the recently announced ROG Masters tournament which is touting $200,000 (USD) prize pool over the two events. The competition announced by ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) earlier this week will feature teams from all over the Asia-Pacific regions who will be playing for the lion’s share of the record-breaking prize pot for an open APAC regional competition.
ROG Masters is set to uncover new talent in the wider APAC region by bringing prospective rookies into the limelight of competitive play with meaningful stakes. Key matches of the regional qualifiers being broadcast online live to fans as well as teams scouting for new players. On top of the pressures of playing on stream, Dota 2 teams will be gunning for their stake of $150,000 whereas CS:GO teams will be playing for a cut of $50,000.
Teams for both events will come from East Asia, Southeast Asia, China, Rest of Asia, as well as Australia/New Zealand regions and will have to play through each of their regional qualifiers to progress through the competition. Victorious teams will travel to the Grand Final which will be played on LAN at the Kuala Lumpur City Center in Malaysia from November 12-13.
Sign ups for the ANZ regional competition close this Sunday, September 4 and teams can register through the official ROG Masters website. Teams will officially begin the month-long online qualifier the day after on Monday, September 5.