ASUS ROG StarCraft 2
The fourth ASUS ROG StarCraft II Tournament launches at 2.-4. August. The three day tournament will have 32 high class players competing for a $30 000 prize pool. The roster will be filled with invites and qualified players through two online qualifier tournaments.
This summer the ASUS ROG StarCraft II Tournament will consist of
- 32 top notch players
- Six familiar casters and hosts
- Two free HD streams
- Three days of action
- $30 000 of prize money
ASUS ROG has one again choosen the biggest Finnish LAN party, ASSEMBLY Summer, as the battlegrounds for the 4th installement of the ASUS ROG StarCraft II Tournament.
Last year this digital festival was the start of the ASUS ROG StarCraft II Tournament series which have since taken the place as one of the major StarCraft II tournaments in Europe.
The tournament has 32 player slots. A number of the slots will be given as invites to notable and successful players who request an invite by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are accepting invite requests from now on until the 20th of July.
The remaining slots will be given through two qualifier tournaments which will be played at the EU battle.net server. More information about the qualifiers will be given later.
The tournament format has been totally changed since the last ASUS ROG Tournament. We have talked to the players and asked feedback and suggestions on how to improve our system. One of the things that came up was the problem with round robin group stages (all vs all), where sometimes the success of a player depended too much on the other players in the group. Another thing we noticed was that players actually would prefer best-of-five matches in a group stage rather than the now popular best-of-three matches. One more issue was raised especially by the Koreans, which was that a two day tournament is too fast to properly prepare for each match.
We appreciate the feedback and have modified our tournament format accordingly. The next ASUS ROG StarCraft II Tournament will be played in three days, there will be two group stages with GSL style double elimination groups with best-of-five matches and finally single elimination playoffs with best-of-five matches and a best-of-seven finals.
Thursday, 2 August
- First group stage (32 players, 8 groups, bo5, GSL style)
Friday, 3 August
- Second group stage (16 players, 4 groups, bo5, GSL style)
Saturday, 4 August
- Playoffs (8 players, bo5)
The total prize money in the tournament is $30 000 USD which will be distributed among the top eight players as follows:
1. $13 000
2. $6 500
3. $4 000
4. $2 500
5.-8. $1 000
Stay tuned for more info about the ASUS ROG StarCraft II Tournament at ASSEMBLY Summer 2012. We will be announcing info about the qualification tournaments, invited players, casters, map pool and tournament details later.
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Finally, to remind you all of the company who makes this tournament possible, ROG -- Republic of Gamers, a gaming sub brand of ASUS that is comprised of cutting edge hardware tailored for serious gamers. The product branches include; Motherboards, Graphics Cards, LCD Monitors, Gaming Peripherals, Desktops and Notebooks. The ASUS ROG Tournament will be solely powered by ASUS and ROG hardware.
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