ASUS ROG Winter 2019 CS:GO with ~$14,300 prize pool

Aleksei_L
January 8th, 2019 22:14

ASUS have revealed their ROG Winter 2019 CS:GO event featuring ~$14,300 in prize winnings.

Contrary to previous versions of ASUS ROG, this edition of the event has been limited to six participants in a bid to bring each match to the stage, making for an easier viewing experience for both the audience on-site and those watching at home.

The event will take place during the Assembly Winter 2019 festival at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre on the weekend of February 1-2. The format will feature a single-elimination, best-of-3 playoffs bracket.

ASUS ROG returns to Helsinki in 2019

Two of the six participants will be decided via open qualifiers available exclusively to Finnish teams. Said qualifiers will take place on January 13 and January 14, meanwhile the remaining four slots will be filled by teams issued direct invites to the event.

Teams looking to participate in the open qualifiers may do so by follow the links below:

Finnish Qualifier #1 (January 13) - Here
Finnish Qualifier #2 (January 14) - Here

ASUS ROG Winter 2019 prize distribution:

1. ~$8,000
2. ~$4,300
3. ~$2,000

#1
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
OK
2019-01-08 22:14
#2
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
YES I DID IT PLS GIVE ME ATTENTION
2019-01-08 22:14
#4
Bååten | 
Spain Miki2K 
cg
2019-01-08 22:14
Finnish event pog
2019-01-09 06:34
ez for ROG IZAKOOO
2019-01-08 22:15
#38
NEO | 
Poland k@nios 
just came here to give you my attention
2019-01-08 22:31
#40
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
ty men this is my first first i would like to thank you in my acceptance speech
2019-01-08 22:31
Expected
2019-01-09 08:49
#3
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United Kingdom bensolo12 
Cool
2019-01-08 22:14
#5
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Poland crouzzz 
good
2019-01-08 22:15
lul
2019-01-08 22:15
#18
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Iceland stlie 
14$k LUL
2019-01-08 22:18
lulmao
2019-01-09 00:00
#7
mir | 
Russia Chieftein 
ez tier500 tournament
2019-01-08 22:15
#11
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Finland msucsgo 
lol ence will play there so tier 1 event
2019-01-08 22:16
#34
mir | 
Russia Chieftein 
check flag out
2019-01-08 22:27
flag checks out*
2019-01-09 10:45
+1
2019-01-08 23:00
ence isnt top 10 and thus shouldn't be considered tier 1.. tier 2 yes
2019-01-09 11:57
#89
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Finland eMBeJaana 
thought you understood that he was joking :D
2019-01-09 13:08
Nt ence is tier1
2019-01-10 11:06
#141
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Finland eMBeJaana 
big nt but no
2019-01-10 14:10
#8
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Asia SiduLooty 
LOL FINLAND GOT A TOURNAMENT HAHA. HLTV WE DID IT PEEPS. WE ARGUED AND GOT WHAT WE WANTED
2019-01-08 22:15
#26
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Finland no_man 
We've had this shit yearly forever tho
2019-01-08 22:25
#28
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Asia SiduLooty 
with money?
2019-01-08 22:25
#30
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Finland no_man 
2019-01-08 22:26
#31
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Asia SiduLooty 
soz man
2019-01-08 22:26
#36
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Finland no_man 
Np_man
2019-01-08 22:28
In Finland is hard to be cs player cuz even if you win everything you gotta tape #Kela In your shirt since these tournaments just are joke. I spent more money in booze last year and I aint having 100bil company.
2019-01-09 09:12
asus != asus nordic also if you aim to be "cs player", you'll never only compete nationally
2019-01-11 13:46
Is it hard to live with that attitude? Taking every post 100% seriously and trying to answer the most fact way? Oh and btw, I think im old enough gamer to know what makes you "cs player". Btw, you are cs-player even if you play it once a month.
2019-01-11 14:54
how is this relevant? and of course I'm taking posts seriously, why bother commenting if it's just bs?
2019-01-11 19:32
go drunk you are home
2019-01-08 23:00
#55
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United States fatburger 
nt sidu
2019-01-08 23:55
#75
JUGi | 
Faroe Islands OH!! 
next major in finland confirmed
2019-01-09 09:09
+1 ence HLTV 1st 2019
2019-01-09 11:02
That's a lot of money bro
2019-01-08 22:15
more than ur whole family earning OMEGALUL
2019-01-08 22:16
saying Nepal xaxaxaxaxa
2019-01-09 16:11
0/8 prodka
2019-01-09 16:17
not bait just true
2019-01-09 16:18
#13
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Denmark Lil187 
Pocket money for kids
2019-01-08 22:16
+1
2019-01-08 22:25
EZ 4 ENCE
2019-01-08 22:18
#19
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Estonia c4rrera 
ttke you heard it from me in-game first ;)
2019-01-08 22:19
Good luck to all teams who compete there!
2019-01-08 22:19
#23
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Perfect event for ence
2019-01-08 22:22
Maybe lulquid should go there, they could actually win it
2019-01-09 07:08
+1
2019-01-09 10:58
#84
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Mad because I said it’s a good event for ence???? Ok.
2019-01-09 11:28
Ence wont go there
2019-01-09 13:04
nice tier 5 event
2019-01-08 22:22
lol more like tier500
2019-01-08 23:47
I mean if u think ence, havu etc. tier 500 yes
2019-01-09 00:09
#71
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Finland Alko^ 
ENCE is top10
2019-01-09 08:12
Ence top 10 others 1000
2019-01-09 19:47
Asus is poor lol 14K tournament lmao
2019-01-08 22:22
$14,300 is this 2009?
2019-01-08 22:25
#66
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Finland Nuori_sergej 
Yes
2019-01-09 06:06
#70
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India Bob__ 
+1
2019-01-09 07:31
so much money
2019-01-08 22:27
even for india
2019-01-08 22:27
why not just announce a dreamhack open in helsinki or something ._.
2019-01-08 22:28
why would we?
2019-01-09 01:43
#37
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Finland kallepiispa 
Dreamhack open Helsinki when? Crowd would be amazing and no empty seats.
2019-01-08 22:29
#82
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Denmark AdvisorEd 
Crowd would be drunk and armed with knives :D
2019-01-09 11:05
#83
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Finland kallepiispa 
And you would be dead danskejävel
2019-01-09 11:06
#85
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Denmark AdvisorEd 
I would'nt be there :)
2019-01-09 11:35
ASUS ROG : 700$ dollars Motherboards 1k$ monitors -> $14,300 Prize Pool AH!
2019-01-08 22:38
Yeah what the hell is this joke, it's not even funny
2019-01-08 22:34
lmao
2019-01-09 00:00
2019-01-09 01:50
sick prize pool
2019-01-08 22:43
#43
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United Kingdom Lcheste3 
EZ4ENCE
2019-01-08 22:45
LUL even cs 1.6 cups had more money in the price pool
2019-01-08 22:50
+1
2019-01-08 22:59
+1
2019-01-08 23:59
lol, gotta love how people act every event must be some big money shit, it is just smaller event for lesser teams xd
2019-01-08 22:58
Ye but DH Winter had 200k with lesser teams
2019-01-09 19:51
jOELZ inc
2019-01-08 23:08
#51
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United States crulix 
Will izak goo?
2019-01-08 23:09
#52
Snax | 
United States Freakmode 
free win for ence
2019-01-08 23:11
#64
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Finland Vkims 
No ence in this tournament
2019-01-09 01:59
final: ENCE vs HAVU
2019-01-08 23:25
if ence qualify for major - no ence in this ;C
2019-01-09 13:15
invite Team Izakooo it's 70 k extra viewers LUL
2019-01-09 01:45
EZ4ENCE
2019-01-09 01:46
#94
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Finland lasarus 
No ence probably
2019-01-09 14:37
MIBR SHUD BE INVITED
2019-01-09 02:14
Ez 4 you-know-who.
2019-01-09 06:45
ence might not be in this tournament
2019-01-09 13:14
Still ez 4 ence.
2019-01-09 13:50
ez4ence on majors
2019-01-09 15:48
Idk man. This amount of money at 2019 is like my weekly bar money and its coming from a big company like Asus, literally a fucking joke. Company like that could give 100k and it would feel same for the company's economy. Sad.
2019-01-09 09:08
Edit reply. Net income 2017, 15,545 Million US Dollars. asus.todayir.com.tw/html/ir_highlight.ph..
2019-01-09 09:08
I doubt their budget in finland is really huge anyway so they need to think how to use it xd...
2019-01-09 17:43
If there are zero communications between asus finland and other asus offices, then im really worried about that company. If you do these tournaments right you get massive viewers and everybody loves Finland when they visit here, so its basically perfect place for big tournaments. Everything works well in Finland, starting from logistics. Add good hotels which you can always rely on. Etc etc.. Edit. link corecommunique.com/asus-ranked-one-fortu..
2019-01-09 17:58
Naturally IDK about their communication but seems they have no interest to invest in this anyway looking prize pool every year :/.
2019-01-09 18:08
you seem a bit delusional about economics related to "stream viewers"
2019-01-11 13:51
I never talked about how stream- viewers bring money, I only pointed out that one of the richest companies in world could afford 100k prize pool, even in country with size of Finland. ( Should I say here, Im not talking about geo size, seems like what ever you write you make your own story in your head ) Anybody being "happy" of these numbers are just happy to too little.
2019-01-11 14:52
so what are you comparing us to and with what parameters? the closest example of something working is sweden, but in sweden you have approximately double the population of finland if you throw out statements without background, naturally others won't know what you're referring to
2019-01-11 19:37
how do you guys think tier1 teams are born? they didnt start out from tier1. they played tourneys like these to become better.
2019-01-09 10:53
these are casual events with long traditions, "pro scene" isn't the primary focus side note: the summer version is one of the most "professional" demo scene events in the world
2019-01-11 13:48
okey
2019-01-09 14:34
nice!
2019-01-09 19:52
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