Dates: Thu-Sat, 1-3 August, 2019
Place: Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Prize pool: $25,000 USD + 3,200 WCS Circuit points
Format: 2 group stages and playoffs
Participation: Invites and online qualifiers, no region lock
Tournament rules: to be announced
All times in local time EEST / CEST + 1.
Thursday, 1 August
13:00 -- 18:00 — Group Stage 1, Groups A-D
18:00 -- 23:00 — Group Stage 1, Groups E-H
Friday, 2 August
13:00 -- 18:00 — Group Stage 2, Groups A-B
18:00 -- 23:00 — Group Stage 2, Groups C-D
Saturday, 3 August
13:00 -- 18:00 — Quarter-Finals
18:00 -- 21:00 — Semi-Finals
21:00 -- 22:30 — Final
We will provide free HD main stream on Twitch.tv at twitch.tv/ROGTournament.
In addition to the main stream, ASUS ROG Summer 2019 is open to community streamers. They will help to cover the event in different languages, as well as cast matches that are not being shown on the main stream. If you wish to broadcast either one of the tournaments, please send us an application preferably by the end of June using this form.
To be announced.
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.
Multiple qualifiers between July 2-9. Exact dates and details to be announced soon.