ASUS ROG Winter 2020 set to start
ASUS ROG Winter 2020 is scheduled to kick off on Thursday, February 20, with eight contestants vying for over $13,000 in prize money.
The event will begin with a GSL group stage, on Thursday and Friday, followed by the single-elimination, best-of-three, playoffs on Saturday.
Eetu "sAw" Saha's troops will be joined in Group B by fellow Finnish sides KOVA, who recently made headlines after securing a spot in the closed qualifier for the Europe Minor, and KYNYNIEKAT, featuring Finnish prodigy Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen. Rounding out the group is the new LDLC squad, sporting the ex-Envy duo of Christophe "SIXER" Xia and Ali "hAdji" Haïnouss.
FATE are the highest-ranked team in Group A and will be going up against REHTI, who feature Jere "sergej" Salo's younger sibling, Jimi "Jimpphat" Salo. SJ, who were runners-up to KOVA at last year's Assembly Summer event, will face hREDS in their opening clash of the tournament.
Below are the groups and schedule for the event:
Thursday, February 20
13:00 - FATE vs. REHTI | Bo1
13:00 - SJ vs. hREDS | Bo1
14:30 - Group A elimination match | Bo3
18:00 - HAVU vs. KYNYNIEKAT | Bo1
18:00 - KOVA vs. LDLC | Bo1
19:30 - Group B elimination match | Bo3
Friday, February 21
13:00 - Group A winners' match | Bo1
14:30 - Group B winners' match | Bo1
16:00 - Group A decider match | Bo3
19:30 - Group B decider match | Bo3
Saturday, February 22
11:00 - Semi-final #1
14:30 - Semi-final #2
18:30 - Grand final
Following is the prize distribution for ASUS ROG Winter 2020: