Last week, ASUS had their ASUS ROG Masters Malaysia Qualifiers event happening in One Utama on the 16th to the 17th. Eight teams in DotA 2 and eight teams in Counter Strike: Global Offensive battled, fought and clawed their way through the qualifiers, but only one team will move on to the next qualifying stage.

In Counter Strike: Global Offensive: Fire Dragoon E-sports won first place, with JYP Gaming and Virtual Genesis in second and third place respectively. Fire Dragoon won RM10,000,while JYP Gaming won, RM 5,000 and Virtual Genesis nabbed RM 3,000 for their efforts.

Fire Dragoon E-sports crowned the winner for CS: GO

Fire Dragoon E-sports crowned the winner for CS: GO

As for DotA 2, HighGround was crowned champions, netting themselves RM25,000 in the process. 2nd place goes to 818’ Reverse Heaven, and 3rd place to Team Dota Hero, the winner of Wild Card Qualifier. 818 Reverse Heaven managed to get a prize of RM 12,500, while Team Dota Hero wins RM 7,000.

HighGround celebrating their win for DotA 2

HighGround celebrating their win for DotA 2

This is not the end for the teams, as they made a name for themselves on local grounds and will be the teams to be feared for the coming tournaments. As for HighGround, they move on to the APAC Regional Qualifier. For Fire Dragoon E-sports, they move on to the APAC Main Qualifier. For both teams, they will have to fight against winners of other country’s qualifier to proceed to the next tournament.

ASUS ROG and Intel was also unveiled today as the official sponsors for GSA Championship 2017. Garena Student Alliance (GSA) is a nationwide eSports tournament between local colleges, and winners stand to win partial scholarships worth RM62,000. 32 universities across Malaysia will be participating in two main events – League of Legends and EA Sports FIFA Online 3. Chun Jan Bong, GSA Coordinator said: “Our primary objective is to educate the students through hands-on experience and hope the Malaysian campus scene becomes the pioneer region for Southeast Asia.”

Total prize pool of RM 62,000!

Total prize pool of RM 62,000!

For more info and for upcoming competitions you can be updated at ASUS’ ROG Masters site:

http://www.rog-masters.my/

Something serious is happening!

Something serious is happening!

Fire Dragoon E-sports are all serious

Fire Dragoon E-sports are all serious

Watercooling goodness

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