StarCraft II returns to Helsinki as ASUS ROG proudly presents a $25,000 USD tournament with WCS points on August 1-3, 2019, taking place at Assembly Summer.
This August, ASUS ROG Summer 2019 StarCraft II Tournament brings the highly competitive real-time strategy game back to one of its former hometowns. From 2011 to 2015 Helsinki hosted seven prominent international SC2 events in the form of ASUS ROG Tournament, gathering the best in the world to display their skills and inspire the audience and players. And now, it just happens that one of those young aspiring players from Helsinki has risen to the top of the World. What a great time to gather the crowds once again in to Helsinki and let them see for themselves, in a proper arena, what hard work and dedication in a proper environment can achieve. On August 1-3, 2019, we welcome all of you to Finland, the birthplace of a StarCraft II World Champion, Joona "Serral" Sotala!
The 3-day tournament includes 32 professional players from the WCS Circuit who will compete for a prize pool of $25,000 USD and 3200 WCS Circuit points. Eight players will be directly invited for the spectacle while 24 spots will be awarded through online qualifiers in early July. More details to follow!
Inside the event hall, ASUS ROG Summer 2019 is hosted on its own stage with plenty of room in the audience stands. The best place to view the action is live, right at the venue, but in case you can't make it, a stream with English commentary through all the phases of the tournament is naturally provided.
Let's give StarCraft II a warm welcome home!
Dates: Thu-Sat, 1-3 August, 2019
Place: Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Prize pool: $25,000 USD + 2,800 WCS Circuit points
Format: 2 group stages and playoffs
Participation: Invites (8 players) and online qualifiers (24 players), no region lock
Home page: asusrogtournament.com
- Serral - ENCE
Reynor - GamersOrgigin
Neeb - Ting
soO - Chivo SC
GuMiho - PSISTORM Gaming
Dear - Newbee
INnoVation - Team Reciprocity
Stats - Splyce*
* Stats replaces SpeCial who cancelled due to scheduling conflict with the GSL.
- Lambo - QLASH
DnS - Cascade
MarineLorD - O'Gaming
Harstem - Asterion
uThermal - Team Liquid
Namshar - Infinity Gaming
Bly - Windigo Gaming
HeRoMaRinE - Mousesports
Solar - TSGaming
souL - Mkers
ShoWTimE - Mkers
SortOf - Cascade
Snute - Team Liquid
TaeJa - Team Liquid
Armani - Black Night
Bomber - Team RevolutioN
MaSa - OSC Elite
Awers - Mkers
Zest - Ocean Gaming
RagnaroK -Chivo SC
herO - TSGaming
TIME - Newbee
ZhuGeLiang - KOVA Esports
- Thursday, August 1
- 10:00 GMT (+00:00) -- 15:00 GMT (+00:00) — Stage 1, Groups A-D
15:00 GMT (+00:00) -- 20:00 GMT (+00:00) — Stage 1, Groups E-H
- Friday, August 2
- 10:00 GMT (+00:00) -- 15:00 GMT (+00:00) — Stage 2, Groups A-B
15:00 GMT (+00:00) -- 20:00 GMT (+00:00) — Stage 2, Groups C-D
- Saturday, August 3
- 10:00 GMT (+00:00) -- 19:30 GMT (+00:00) — Playoffs
- Hajin - Stage Host
- RotterdaM - Desk Host / Commentator
- DeMusliM - Commentator
- ToD - Commentator
- Grant - Commentator
- Indy - Observer
- MapuTV - Observer
Update July 30: Unfortunately Kaelaris had to cancel his role as the desk host due to illness. RotterdaM will take over the desk duties while Grant was added to strenghten the commentator lineup.
- Main stream
If you wish to broadcast the show, we're open for community streams. English streams are welcome to join the group play on Thursday and Friday, while other languages can cover the playoffs as well. Apply here.
The prize pool the tournament is $25,000 USD and 3,200 World Championship Series Circuit points. They will be distributed as follows:
- 1st: $10,000 + 1,000 WCS Circuit points
2nd: $5,000 + 600 WCS Circuit points
3rd-4th: $2,500 + 200 WCS Circuit points
5th-8th: $1,250 + 100 WCS Circuit points
9th-16th: 50 WCS Circuit points
The tournament will be played in two double-elimination group stages followed by a single-elimination playoff stage. In the group stages, 32 contestants will be divided into groups consisting of 4 players each. The top two players in each group will proceed to the next stage.
All the group stage matches are best-of-3 and playoffs matches best-of-5 except for the final which is a best-of-7 match.
The tournament is open to all players eligible to enter WCS events. While this event offers WCS Circuit points, players from all regions of the WCS will be eligible to compete. Only players from the Circuit will be eligible to earn the points. Check out the eligibility requirements from the WCS 2019 Rule Book.
There are two ways to gain one of the 32 spots in the tournament — either by receiving a direct invite or through an online qualification tournament. In order to receive an invite, players must first request it by filling out an application form. Details about the online qualifications will be released shotly. However, everyone is encouraged to request an invite first, and then participate in the qualifiers later if need be.
- Request an invite with this form.
Invited and qualified players should cover all their travel and accommodation expenses themselves. Participation in the tournament itself is free and includes an all access pass to the event.
All the qualifiers are open for everyone, no matter their home region, as long as they have reached the Master or Grandmaster league in any server.
- Europe Server Qualifier #1 - July 4, 16:00 GMT (+00:00) - Top 8 qualifies
- Europe Server Qualifier #2 - July 5, 16:00 GMT (+00:00)- Top 3 qualifies
- America Server Qualifier - July 6 - 19:00 GMT (+00:00) - Top 8 qualifies
- Korea Server Qualifier - July 7, 07:00 GMT (+00:00) - Top 4 qualifies
- Offline - Helsinki
- Fuzer's Shelter Game Room Open - July 20 - Top 1 qualifies
July 31 - Fixed the WCS points amount to 2,800 as stated by the prize distribution.
July 30 - Kaelaris calcelled due to being sick. RotterdaM replaces him on desk and Grant will step in as a commentator.
July 29 - Initial groups.
July 26 - Stats & INnoVation invited.
July 22 - Broadcast talent and streams.
July 17 - Dear & Neeb invited.
July 11 - GuMiho & SpeCial invited.
July 2 - Reynor & soO invited.
June 21 - Qualifier details.
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