ASUS ROG Masters First-Ever APAC Tournament Kicks Off March 2021 With US$32,600 Prize Pool

ASUS ROG will be hosting its first-ever ROG Masters Esports Tournament in the Asia Pacific from March to April 2021. No thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament will be held entirely online, with the quarterfinal and final matches to be live-streamed.

The ROG Masters 2021’s official game is none other than Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), where about 500 teams across 15 countries in the APAC region will be vying to be crowned the first ROG Masters APAC Edition CS:GO Champions.

The Tournament Structure

The tournament will be played in three stages played over the course of 2 months:

  • Country Qualifiers
  • Country Finals
  • Asia Pacific Finals

The country qualifier matches for Singapore will start in the last week of March, and the finals to find the top teams to represent the country will be live-streamed on 28 March via the ASUS ROG Singapore Facebook page.

Professional teams from across the region will be automatically placed into seeded positions in their respective country finals. This gives a better fighting chance for non-professional, enthusiast teams from Singapore to get through the qualifiers and square off against the pro teams in the country finals.

The country champions (16 teams) will then proceed to face off with winning teams from other APAC markets in the finals (32 teams) that will be live-streamed on the last week of April 2021.

The Prize Pool

The winning teams from the Singapore finals will stand to walk home with US$800 for first place, and US$400 for second place. The two winning teams will then proceed to the Asia Pacific finals for a chance at the following championship prizes:

ROG Masters APAC ChampionshipAPAC Finals (USD/ team)
1st Place$10,000
2nd Place$3,500
3rd Place$1,500

Registrations for the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific Tournament opens on 8 February 2021 via the official website. Registrations will close on 28 February 2021.

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