Oceanian Representatives Fight for 200,000 USD Prize Pool: Natural 9, Big and Black, Chiefs Esports Club, AVANT Gaming

ROG MASTERS – Top Four Oceanian Teams Determined After Qualifier Weekend

Taipei, Taiwan – September 14th, 2016 – Exclusively tailored for Asia, ROG MASTERS keeps striving to uncover rising talent from the local Dota 2 and CS:GO scenes and catapult them into the spotlight. Throughout last weekend, the Oceanian contestants battled for their chance to travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and represent their region at the final ROG Masters offline event between November 10th and 13th. After surprising comebacks and clean sweeps, the top two DOTA 2 and CS:GO teams have been found: Natural 9 and Big and Black for DOTA 2, Chiefs Esports Club and AVANT Gaming for CS:GO.
Further information can be found under http://www.rog-masters.com .

When favorites and underdogs collide
Natural 9 had a shaky start to their weekend against Team Finger, despite being the favorites going in, but persevered to reach the final four of the qualifier stage. Their semi-final opponent was Perfect Storm, who were overwhelmed by Natural 9 and conceded after a swift 26 minute encounter. The semi-finals were also N9’s for the taking after they dismissed KHT to claim the first ticket to Kuala Lumpur.
Meanwhile the second qualifier bracket was an open and shut case as Big and Black cruised through the grid, ending their run with a 21-minute victory over BoBo Leon by perfectly executing their team composition.

Full Schedule:
https://dota.rog-masters.com/en/leagues/oce/201-2016

Well-known organizations fight for honor in CS:GO qualifier brackets
The CS:GO participants list was filled with renowned names across the board. The single-elimination-bracket featured incredibly intense matches, unexpected turnarounds and two teams securing a ticket for their journey to the grand final event. After winning their first match versus historical enemy Immunity, Chiefs Esports Club managed to advance into the semi-finals, where they dismantled their opponent Legacy in a clear 16:6 victory. In contrast, second finalist team AVANT Gaming had a rough time going into the semi-finals. Although starting off well-prepared against Parallax, the underdogs struggled immensely to close out the game despite taking a 14:4 lead. The final 16:13 score demonstrates just how close the game turned out in the end, but AVANT Gaming weathered the storm to come out on top.
Full Schedule:
https://www.rog-masters.com/en/news/44022-the-first-two-teams-for-kuala-lumpur-are-found
Game
Qualifier Winners

Natural 9
Big and Black

Chiefs Esports Club
AVANT Gaming

Further information about the ROG MASTERS tournament schedule can be found on  www.rog-masters.com

Experience eSports in Kuala Lumpur
Through a series of regional qualifiers in OCE, EA, SEA, CN, and ROA, the eSports stars of tomorrow are given a chance to shine for their home crowds. On November 12th and 13th, the best of the best from all five regions will come together for the Offline Grand Finals in Kuala Lumpur – the city that truly lives and breathes eSports!

With entry to the event totally free, the crowd will be loud and the competition will be fierce. The stakes are high: this is the chance to launch a career. The path is demanding, but a synergistic and well prepared team could come out victorious. Could it be you? Stay tuned with ROG MASTERS on Facebook and Twitter.
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About ROG
For years since its establishment, ASUS aimed to put an ever-greater emphasis on PC gaming. This process resulted in the 2006 founding of the Republic of Gamers brand (ROG), formed for the sole purpose of delivering the most innovative hardcore hardware for truly dedicated gamers. Since then, the efforts of the ROG team have led to a constant flow of PC gaming technology that has become legendary among enthusiasts for its performance. ROG is more than just hardware, though – we take an active part in the global gaming community, helping develop the industry by sponsoring events such as PAX and DreamHack. Worldwide media have recognized ROG as a leader in PC gaming and overclocking performance, with many of our products winning awards and gaining very positive feedback from hardware pros. With this great response from gamers and the industry, ROG has all the resources it needs to keep working on enabling even better experiences – technology never sleeps, nor should the action!


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