Asus Sri Lanka announced the launch of Asus ROG Masters Sri Lanka 2017; a country qualifier tournament of one of the most celebrated and state-of-the-art eSports events in the world. The announcement presents Sri Lankan gamers a chance to live their ultimate eSports dream as they battle it out for a shot at the prize money and a chance to qualify for the regional and global tournaments; to be held later on this year.
Commencing in June, teams from all over the countrywill compete in a dual series of Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournamentsat bothpreliminary and final rounds to unleash the best local talent.The winners will qualify to play in the regional tournament which will be held in Bangalore thereafter.
Speaking on the occasion, Country Channel Manager of Asus Sri Lanka, IshkeyIrshard said “ROG Masters is one of the world’s most competitive eSports tournaments and we are happy to open out this challenge to gaming enthusiast in Sri Lanka once more.It’s encouraging to see how the local gaming community has grown over the years as more and more youth show an interest in the sport.”
“As a driving force behindeSports both here and abroad, Asus hopes to take gaming in Sri Lanka to the next level and continue to provide local gamers with a platform to explore and grow their potential. We are excited to see how the competitions will unravel in the weeks to come and we would like to wish all participants the best of luck for the challenge,” he said.
Asus ROG Masters Sri Lanka offers a total prize pool of Rs.450,000 and also an all-expense paid trip to Bangalore for the two winnings teams to compete in the regional tournament. Registration for the competition opens on 16 June and the preliminary rounds will take place during the last week of June, while the finals are scheduled to take place on the 29 and 30 July at the Crescat Boulevard.