ASUS ROG Grand Finals set to start

ASUS ROG Community Challenge Grand Finals will kick off today in Stockholm, Sweden.

The DreamHack Monster Studios will play host to the eight-team event which is set to kick off today at 18:00. The contest will run from January 5-8 and feature well-known players such as Mikail "Maikelele" Bill and Eric "adreN" Hoag.

Single-elimination, best-of-three format will be adopted for the event and the competition will start with the quarter-finals which will be played on Thursday and Friday. Saturday will host the semi-finals while the grand final will be played on Sunday.


Maikelele & his team will play their first match tomorrow 

Six team captains have picked their players from other ASUS ROG Community Challenge events that took place throughout the last year while two captains chose their players from online play.

Some of the contestants are Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and his Australian mates, adreN's North American squad, and the Swedish team of Maikelele. Below is the teams, the initial matchups, and the full schedule of the event:

Thursday, January 5th
18:00 Germany ROG zonixx vs. Poland ROG IzakOOO BO3
22:00 United States ROG fl0m vs. France ROG Skyyart BO3

Friday, January 6th
18:00 Sweden ROG Maikelele vs. United States ROG adreN BO3
22:30 Taiwan ROG Luke vs. Australia ROG SPUNJ BO3

Saturday, January 7th
18:00 Semi-final #1 BO3
22:00  Semi-final #2 BO3 
     
Sunday, January 8th
18:00 Grand final BO3

The following crew will be bringing you the action live from Stockholm, Sweden on Twitch:

United Kingdom Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen - Host
United Kingdom Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Co-host

Netherlands Jorien "Sheever" van der Heijden - Reporter

United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Commentator 
Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator

You can visit our event page to follow the matches live and view the rosters of each team.

BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
958
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
United Kingdom Pala 'Mantrousse' Gilroy Sen
Pala 'Mantrousse' Gilroy Sen
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.57
APR:
0.16
#2
AZR | 
Oceania cwns 
stupid tourney... ez $$ for SPUNJ
2017-01-05 09:41
#3
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Australia SHAMALOV 
Maikelele Maikelele you are not the retardele
2017-01-05 09:41
#4
Russia grm8 
yasss
2017-01-05 09:40
#5
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Finland neksu 
niceone
2017-01-05 09:41
#6
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Russia Liberast 
ez for god spunj
2017-01-05 09:41
#7
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Lithuania Tomekas85 
ez 4 maikelele
2017-01-05 09:41
ez 4 maikeleke & 4750 decoy
2017-01-05 09:42
#9
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Finland y0nes 
Ez 4 fl0m
2017-01-05 09:42
#10
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World EarthFlag 
ez maikelele
2017-01-05 09:42
adren destroy this noob
2017-01-05 10:13
#11
Russia grm8 
holla holla we dem boyz
2017-01-05 09:43
Spunj and Maikelelelele Grand Final.
2017-01-05 09:44
They are both on the same side of the bracket. Gonna be a hell of a semi though
2017-01-05 12:00
#49
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United Kingdom DarkOmen 
lol if you think spunj could compete with maikel
2017-01-05 12:45
What was the qualification process for this?
2017-01-05 09:44
Invitation
2017-01-05 11:16
"grand finals" exdee
2017-01-05 12:16
#14
 | 
Finland Acoz 
Pricepool?
2017-01-05 09:45
prizepool*
2017-01-05 09:49
#63
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Poland wroniarz9 
I'm supposed to be playing cs:go, but this one player keeps kicking my ass...
2017-01-05 14:05
Pala nice
2017-01-05 09:55
Izakooo on fire
2017-01-05 10:06
Spunj and Maikelelelellelelelelelel grand final pls :DDDD
2017-01-05 10:17
Ez for luuliguzman
2017-01-05 10:19
#23
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Korea Damianlee 
So easy for Team Adren with Moose and cJ-da-fucking-king
2017-01-05 10:23
#24
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Finland de_suomi 
Lol, who cares about this gay tournament? It's been like 3 months since we last saw a tournament with tier 1 teams.
2017-01-05 10:24
#25
HUNDEN | 
Finland STINDE 
who is this people
2017-01-05 10:27
#26
ZywOo | 
France Puppet* 
Who the fuck is "Skyyart" ??
2017-01-05 10:31
Former Pro on League of Legends who later became famous streamers / Youtuber. He plays casually CS:GO.
2017-01-05 13:47
#74
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France p2l 
he's famous for dating Chelxie (famous cs easy girl) but they broke up
2017-01-05 17:31
#27
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Malaysia byaIi 
prolish power
2017-01-05 10:34
#29
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Brunei FeelsHoodMan 
Ez 4 DrMrFish
2017-01-05 10:37
#30
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Poland Mateo29 
maikelele ez
2017-01-05 10:42
#32
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Slovenia TOPKEKiksde 
whats the pricepool
2017-01-05 10:58
poor maikelelel from playing big finals to now tier 5 tournaments again xD
2017-01-05 11:04
#35
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Turkey osmanabi 
Sheever PogChamp
2017-01-05 11:28
Izak on LAN? i aren't think that
2017-01-05 11:48
ez izak
2017-01-05 12:01
#40
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France bouni45 
ez for MAKAGOD
2017-01-05 12:02
haha Sheever transition to CSGO from Dota?
2017-01-05 12:03
#45
 | 
Europe n0rbii 
ez for Piotr "izak" Skowyrski professional polish cs go player
2017-01-05 12:14
GOD IZAK WILL REKT THEM
2017-01-05 12:24
#50
 | 
Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
TaiWan number wan
2017-01-05 12:47
Whos this dutch reporter, he is gonna win this event easy
2017-01-05 12:55
#69
zonic | 
Denmark mainz 
he is a girl dota caster
2017-01-05 15:53
Aaah i see , Jorien is Both a girl and a guys name , ty for explaining
2017-01-05 17:59
#52
NiKo | 
Russia JackHale 
Izak and makelele go to final
2017-01-05 13:23
tierrr 1010100101 team and shit event
2017-01-05 13:26
#56
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Russia PS1337 
ez4beatboxerlele
2017-01-05 13:37
#62
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Sweden PowerDSK 
sheever hawt af
2017-01-05 13:59
adreN :)
2017-01-05 14:58
C
2017-01-05 15:21
LUL IZAK?
2017-01-05 15:33
#68
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Hungary lemusz 
i already have ASUS ROG Cyka mouse
2017-01-05 15:48
ez for Neex :D
2017-01-05 16:05
3/8 chance America wins =dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
2017-01-05 16:56
#73
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Australia LACH1E 
best teams on the same side of the bracket...
2017-01-05 17:28
#76
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United Kingdom an0^_^ 
Maikelele's team isn't playing? It's mix teams, 1 streamer/personality + 4 randoms (not pro's) they pick by choice for fun.
2017-01-05 18:28
LMAO Sheever doing CS GO events now. Can't wait for Twitch chat to spam Sheever KreyGasm
2017-01-05 21:36
#81
JW | 
Sweden JW_top1 
let's go lelele
2017-01-05 22:17
What's the prize pool?
2017-01-06 20:10
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