ASUS Republic of Gamers announced Tuesday the ASUS ROG Masters 2017, a $500,000 tournament series for Counter-Strike and Dota 2.
Open qualifiers will begin next month in four regions, followed by regional qualifiers, regional finals and grand finals for each game. Both tournaments will feature a six-team final in November, with further details not yet announced.
The open qualifiers will take place in four regions: Americas, China, Asian-Pacific and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). In Asian-Pacific and EMEA, 12 teams in each game will advance to the regional qualifiers. Eight will advance from the Americas qualifier. In China, one CS:GO team will advance to the regional finals through the tournament and three will be invited by China Joy. All Chinese Dota 2 teams will be invited to the regional final.
The winners of the regional qualifiers in Americas, EMEA and APAC regions will advance to the regional final in both games, which will be eight-team tournament with seven invites and the qualifier in the APAC and EMEA regions, and the top two teams will advance to the grand finals. The Americas region will include three invited teams and the qualifier in both games, with one team advancing to the grand finals. One Chinese team in each game will advance to the grand finals.
Each tournament will have a $250,000 prize pool. Team Secret won the Dota 2 event last year, and The Mongolz won the CS:GO tournament.