ASUS ROG Winter viewer's guide

On Friday, January 30th ASUS ROG Winter kicks off with eight teams battling for a share of $25,000, you'll find everything you need to know about the event right here in the viewer's guide.

Eight teams, including the likes of NiP, Virtus.pro, Titan and HellRaisers, were drawn into two groups of four, which will be played in a GSL format on the first day of ASUS ROG Winter 2015.

Group A Group B
Poland Virtus.pro Sweden NiP
CIS HellRaisers France Titan
Germany PENTA Finland 3DMAX
Hungary volgare Germany mousesports

Top two teams from each group will then battle it out on the second day of the competition in a single elimination best-of-three bracket. You can see the full schedule of the event below:

Friday, January 30
16:00 Poland Virtus.pro vs. Hungary volgare BO1 A1
16:00 CIS HellRaisers vs. Germany PENTA BO1 A2
17:00 Winner of A1 vs. Winner of A2 BO1 A3
17:00 Loser of A1 vs. Loser of A2 BO1 A4
18:00 Loser of A3 vs. Winner of A4 BO1 A5
20:00 Sweden NiP vs. Germany mousesports BO1 B1
20:00 France Titan vs. Finland 3DMAX BO1 B2
21:00 Winner of B1 vs. Winner of B2 BO1 B3
21:00 Loser of B1 vs. Loser of B2 BO1 B4
22:00 Loser of B3 vs. Winner of B4 BO1 B5
 
Saturday, January 31
11:00 Semi-final #1 BO3
14:00 Semi-final #2 BO3
18:00 Third place decider BO3
21:45 Grand final BO3

The RoomOnFire Twitch channel will be present on site to provide viewers with streamed matches, with the following five-man crew of two casters, two analysts and a host:

Denmark Anders "Anders" Blume - Caster
United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Caster
Sweden Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson - Analyst
Sweden Marcus "zet" Sundström - Analyst
United Kingdom Richard "Gonzo" Lewis - Host

National Finnish TV channel YLE will also be broadcasting the grand final of the tournament live, as well as streaming it on the website of YLE Areena.

The teams will battle for a total of $25,000, which will be split between the top four accordingly:

1. $12,000
2. $7,000
3. $4,000
4. $2,000

HLTV.org will be travelling on-site to Finland, Helsinki, to provide you with full coverage of the event taking place from January 30-31, including hot matches, galleries, stats, interviews and more.

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nice
2015-01-28 15:59
15 replies
semmler is american??????
2015-01-28 17:50
14 replies
Pretty easy to tell just by listening to him but okay.
2015-01-28 18:04
5 replies
well no, he does speak fluently but that doesnt tell that he is from usa, and he doesnt have accent of any kind.
2015-01-29 14:30
4 replies
Yeah he does? youtube.com/watch?v=ygOm6z95zSg That's definitely an American accent. Maybe not as distinguished as, say, Obama's, but it's easy to tell that he's from the U.S.
2015-01-29 14:41
3 replies
He's French/American btw, not that it matters, just FYI :)
2015-01-30 17:01
2 replies
I know he says he's French but I'm quite sure he was born and grew up in California. A lot of people from the U.S. (except the south) stress their European heritage for some reason. Does he even speak French? Just wondering. I'm half Finnish by blood but I don't speak their language or spend any time there so I don't "identify" myself as Finnish at all. Way off topic, but whatever.
2015-01-30 23:19
1 reply
He does speak French afaik.
2015-01-31 12:30
half murican / half french and he lives in swedish find out about his nationality and win a trip to mozambique
2015-01-28 18:32
6 replies
Good post hehe
2015-01-28 18:54
"Lives in Swedish" lol. But seriously, is he living in Sweden?!
2015-01-29 13:44
4 replies
yes he lives in sweden ;D obv i didnt want to write he lives in swedish
2015-01-29 13:47
3 replies
NP bro! Had no idea, sweet! Stockholm?
2015-01-29 14:51
2 replies
i dont rly know but anders said last time on stream that he is half murican/french and lives in sweden
2015-01-29 18:07
Yup he lives in Stockholm, not sure where tho. Someone said in a older streaming that his at their Room On Fire house/Place.
2015-01-31 00:55
He's born in France if I'm not wrong but live in Sweden, but I also think he is half american!
2015-01-30 17:28
n1
2015-01-28 15:59
2 replies
ez 4 kennys
2015-01-28 19:43
1 reply
u right, but he's not alone, so, he can't get out of the poule, sad =/
2015-01-28 23:47
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
2015-01-28 15:59
3 replies
2 replies
inc lol :D
2015-01-28 17:01
That's when you hear who Anders is a real fan of ^^.
2015-01-28 17:02
n1
2015-01-28 15:59
easy for my HellRaisars!!! go go
2015-01-28 16:00
1 reply
kek
2015-01-29 12:53
nice group b ^_^
2015-01-28 16:00
ez 4 hr
2015-01-28 16:01
I might be the only one but i love fiff as a caster/analyst.
2015-01-28 16:01
8 replies
I would like to see him + lurpis as analysts =D
2015-01-28 16:02
1 reply
Lurppis is head admin, so he was probably behind hiring fifflaren in a first place.
2015-01-28 20:08
#22
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Finland coswell
Hes doing a great job. He knows how to articulate and hes pretty funny... And on top of that he knows the game better than any other caster.
2015-01-28 16:06
#30
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Poland trishowsky
You're not alone bro
2015-01-28 16:11
he is a GREAT caster
2015-01-28 16:14
He is awesome
2015-01-28 16:35
lol, everyone loves him as that.
2015-01-28 16:55
I hate him as analyst/caster, he's very boring
2015-01-28 18:12
winland addition: ez for nips
2015-01-28 16:04
waiting for vp vs nip
2015-01-28 16:02
1 reply
pretty much.
2015-01-28 16:48
RoF and mousesports hype!
2015-01-28 16:02
Gonzo best
2015-01-28 16:02
good stuff.
2015-01-28 16:03
#18
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Greece hekzy
FIFLOOOOORIN OR RITO Thooorin hates NiP Fiflaren was NiP | Best duo
2015-01-28 16:04
ermaherd why rof
2015-01-28 16:04
nice ! gl Nip and VP
2015-01-28 16:04
Again BO1, it's not good...
2015-01-28 16:05
-zet +Thorin
2015-01-28 16:06
5 replies
Why not both? :)
2015-01-28 16:12
4 replies
There is already an ex-pro with way more experience in csgo. zet would be useless with those 3 guys out there. He doesn't talk that much and he wouldn't say anything new, just agree what others say and give a little bit of his personal opinion.
2015-01-28 16:35
3 replies
How do you know this? Seen him analyze LAN events before :D??
2015-01-28 21:00
1 reply
He was a fragbite lan?
2015-01-29 04:10
I was just thinking the opposite, nice to see what zet brings to the table, he was fantastic player.
2015-01-28 22:25
it's LAN?
2015-01-28 16:08
1 reply
#33
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Poland trishowsky
Yes
2015-01-28 16:12
#26
hypn | 
Serbia hypn`
no thorin no fun
2015-01-28 16:08
2 replies
No thorin = time for anyone else to talk..
2015-01-28 21:28
1 reply
#130
hypn | 
Serbia hypn`
Well yes he can be annoying sometimes when he interrupt someone in the middle of the sentence. But let's be honest he is one of the greatest analyst in csgo
2015-01-28 21:35
Nip or titan
2015-01-28 16:10
gl volgare
2015-01-28 16:10
LAN?
2015-01-28 16:11
1 reply
Yes
2015-01-28 16:12
Easy win for NIP. Fiffy <3
2015-01-28 16:13
3 replies
nothing speccialy on commenting matches. just saying what he saw, I mean "1:1 resul for dnjadajsdauj, djidiaidijd losed the eco". LMFAO. 0 momentum, usseles analys
2015-01-28 16:27
2 replies
What? You don't like Fiffy? I think you are the only one! (He's not a caster)
2015-01-28 16:33
1 reply
Dont know him as human, but hes low for team like NiP. He's support player, yeah. 9 kills for whole grand final are not enough tho. Compared to results with Maik, they're not much different, even tho Maik is not support player.
2015-01-28 22:53
VP vs NiP #finalHYPEEE
2015-01-28 16:12
4 replies
Easy win for NIP then :) <3
2015-01-28 16:13
2 replies
nice try fapelele
2015-01-28 16:13
1 reply
<3
2015-01-28 16:15
Mouz vs. NiP Final, the dream lives :D
2015-01-28 16:53
ezy for nip
2015-01-28 16:13
a1 or a2 on main stream?
2015-01-28 16:16
2 replies
conference
2015-01-28 19:44
1 reply
ye we will see
2015-01-28 19:45
#48
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Brazil 1kuNg
what is the event that NBK told that they gonna attend in Sweden?
2015-01-28 16:19
1 reply
Pantamera
2015-01-28 16:35
Where is lurppis?
2015-01-28 16:22
Nice!!!
2015-01-28 16:23
Fiffy took lurppis job :D
2015-01-28 16:23
1 reply
#92
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Finland Acoz
lurppis is the head admin...
2015-01-28 17:21
Anders "Anders" Blume dat nick
2015-01-28 16:24
why mouz are even qualifited, we all know they gona be crushed out of grop stages?
2015-01-28 16:25
allu vs mouz - will be nice to see
2015-01-28 16:28
Group A is a joke
2015-01-28 16:30
Richard "Gonzo" Lewis, say what now? TIL!
2015-01-28 16:31
1 reply
I was looking for RLewis, but not for "GONZO" wtf :(
2015-01-28 16:36
Cant wait to see rpk on LAN again!
2015-01-28 16:33
1 reply
RPKTANK & kennyS going to win this
2015-01-29 17:55
#62
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Thailand hahahoha
wow unfair bias towards VP.
2015-01-28 16:33
I like it. To be honest, Richard Lewis as host is pretty good.
2015-01-28 16:36
Zet & fifflaren n1
2015-01-28 16:38
#70
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Hungary raffai
GL Volgare :D
2015-01-28 16:39
I will cheer for mouse hope they will do some cool stuff
2015-01-28 16:40
where the fuck is thorin
2015-01-28 16:46
since when is volgare pro clan LEL
2015-01-28 16:46
2 replies
Who said that they`re professionals?
2015-01-28 16:51
and tell me,which serbian team got qualified?
2015-01-28 17:08
only 1 Finnish team :/
2015-01-28 16:49
1 reply
The point is, its international tournament being hosted @fin
2015-01-29 11:58
NiP vs VP final should be fun.
2015-01-28 16:56
GL VOLGARE!
2015-01-28 17:09
NiP vs VP final HYPE
2015-01-28 17:10
#88
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Bulgaria FAVORITE!
without LDLC / NiP will win this tournament
2015-01-28 17:16
lol @ the groups
2015-01-28 17:15
Again, no Bo3 in groupstages :(. I agree that it makes it interesting by watching out for upsets, but unfortunately it doesn't give accurate results concerning how well a team performs.
2015-01-28 17:16
1 reply
this, and maybe then lower teams would get better chance too :/
2015-01-28 17:32
My prediction about ASUS ROG Winter! Friday, January 30 17:00 Virtus.pro vs. volgare BO1 % 80-20 17:00 HellRaisers vs. PENTA BO1 % 60-40 18:00 Virtus.pro vs. HellRaisers BO1 % 60-40 18:00 volgare vs. PENTA BO1 % 35-65 19:00 HellRaisers vs. PENTA BO1 % 60-40 21:00 NiP vs. mousesports BO1 % 70-30 21:00 Titan vs. 3DMAX BO1 % 75-25 22:00 NiP vs. Titan BO1 % 60-40 22:00 mousesports vs. 3DMAX BO1 % 65-35 23:00 Titan vs. mousesports BO1 % 65-35 Saturday, January 31 12:00 Virtus.pro vs. NiP BO3 % 45-55 15:00 HellRaisers vs. Titan BO3 % 45-55 19:00 Virtus.pro vs. HellRaisers BO3 % 60-40 22:45 NiP vs. Titan BO3 % 60-40 1. NiP 2. Titan 3. Virtus.pro 4. HellRaisers Done!
2015-01-28 17:19
2 replies
#93
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Finland Acoz
mouz vs 3dmax more like 50-50
2015-01-28 17:22
If both nip and vp will win group stage, they can fight only at final.
2015-01-28 20:22
at least 3DMAX doesn't have to travel just to play two games... because they're playing in Helsinki Keppo
2015-01-28 17:25
1º NiP/VP 3º PENTA 4º Titan
2015-01-28 17:33
gl volgare.
2015-01-28 17:33
1 reply
+1
2015-01-28 17:37
VP easy win here
2015-01-28 17:36
Richard "Gonzo" Lewis - Host
2015-01-28 17:38
That stacked group B though.
2015-01-28 17:43
Let's go Virtus Pro!
2015-01-28 17:48
Gif faceit crew! At least fiffy will be there...
2015-01-28 17:49
NiP ez money
2015-01-28 17:57
awh looks like 3dmax are not gonna get out of groups :(
2015-01-28 18:02
- richard lewis + thorin
2015-01-28 18:03
1 reply
+1
2015-01-28 19:28
Anders and semmler are back! ^_^ After ddk and that second guy on MLG, I even enjoyed PansY's cast
2015-01-28 18:20
3dmax.., home soil advantage, anything than the tournament win (preferably a dominant showing in the final) is a huge let down
2015-01-28 18:21
1 reply
#142
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Austria db42
inb4 they 16-3 nip or vp in final kappa
2015-01-29 11:48
gl volgare!!
2015-01-28 18:35
gonzo
2015-01-28 19:01
semmler is cancer
2015-01-28 19:28
What is the entrance fee for this event? I live like 1 km away.
2015-01-28 19:42
1 reply
I will cheer for mouse hope they will do some cool stuff
2015-01-28 20:02
VP vs. NIP in final
2015-01-28 23:00
Finally I can bet on VP cause it's LAN...
2015-01-28 23:30
Fiffy hype!
2015-01-29 01:17
GL HR
2015-01-29 09:15
Mouz hype ez win go go
2015-01-29 12:04
'Gonzo'? Wait, what?
2015-01-29 12:27
1-NiP 2-VP 3-TiTAN
2015-01-29 13:46
YES!! Fiffy is there he can sign my mousepad "Fifflaren the 5th ninja"
2015-01-29 17:54
Friday games also shown in the main stage?
2015-01-29 18:30
wtf ? no fnatic no ldlc ? boring event :/
2015-01-29 18:32
vp-titan nip-hr titan-nip titan
2015-01-29 19:10
2 replies
good joke mate
2015-01-30 15:13
1 reply
We will see mate any team between those 4 have equal chances to win, but somehow I see kenny owning everyone alone.
2015-01-30 17:21
Lol easy X-D all-in nip
2015-01-30 16:59
fifflaren&zet such bawses
2015-01-30 17:20
Is it delay or what happens? :S
2015-01-30 17:26
What keyboard are they using? :o
2015-01-31 15:15
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