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 Helsinki event will feature a number of local representatives, most notably HAVU, who are currently ranked 32nd in the world and finished runners-up to forZe in the recent ESEA MDL Europe Finals.

The event will begin with a GSL group stage, on Thursday and Friday, followed by the single-elimination, best-of-three, playoffs on Saturday.

sAw and company will look to secure the ASUS ROG Winter trophy

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 - Bulgaria FATE vs. Finland REHTI | Bo1
13:00 - Finland SJ vs. Finland hREDS | Bo1
14:30 - Group A elimination match | Bo3
18:00 - Finland HAVU vs. Finland KYNYNIEKAT | Bo1
18:00 - Finland KOVA vs. France 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:

1. $7,130
2. $3,291
3-4. $1,646

Finland Jimi 'Jimpphat' Salo
Jimi 'Jimpphat' Salo
Age:
13
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.08
Finland Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
434
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
581
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Finland Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1138
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
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France Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
596
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
France Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
636
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
NICE
2020-02-19 18:15
no
2020-02-19 18:16
CAPSLOCK TEAMS
2020-02-19 19:29
indeed
2020-02-19 22:20
LDLC IM AM numba 3 , FUCKING progress
2020-02-19 18:16
Top3 2 jermans, jermans bestest
2020-02-19 18:16
GO F8 ez 4 bulgaria
2020-02-19 18:16
#6
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Finland timppati 
OK
2020-02-19 18:16
EZ4KYNYNIEKAT #FREEJAMPPI
2020-02-19 18:17
#9
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Australia Australis 
ez ROG IzakOOO
2020-02-19 18:17
#10
NAF | 
Finland tpsa 
ile #1
2020-02-19 18:18
KOVANA
2020-02-19 18:18
#12
OK | 
Reunion Edjon 
13 year old wtf
2020-02-19 18:19
Who?
2020-02-19 18:21
#20
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Finland Teukkasd 
jimpphat
2020-02-19 18:26
Sergejs brother
2020-02-19 18:30
#13
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World Notb8ing 
havu out in groups LUL
2020-02-19 18:20
#14
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Portugal YANRAZA 
Tier 30 tournament. Omegalul
2020-02-19 18:21
#16
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Russia ToughGuy 
W OMEGALUL W tier9999999 tournament with tier 9999999999999999 teams so exited to watch
2020-02-19 18:22
#17
pietola | 
Finland 160cm 
2ez4pietola
2020-02-19 18:22
piri-pietola :D
2020-02-19 18:56
Where is ence? Maybe they could win this one
2020-02-19 18:23
#22
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World Notb8ing 
they lose in dh open this weekend (:
2020-02-19 18:27
link?
2020-02-19 18:48
u need link for the 1st event in "events" sidebar? ok hltv.org/events/4869/dreamhack-open-anah..
2020-02-19 18:57
Miss understanding from my side Ty sir :)
2020-02-19 19:07
oh my bad i forgot everything is bait on the internet in 2020
2020-02-19 19:24
I wasn't baiting at all I've thought he meant Ence already lost in some dh open quals or smh, forgot to check upcoming events ;)
2020-02-19 19:25
#19
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Finland Teukkasd 
EZ4LDLC
2020-02-19 18:24
#25
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Finland 0lter 
jimpphat pog next young talent on ence. better than zywoo
2020-02-19 18:34
Tier 983839292010
2020-02-19 18:40
#29
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Finland Testo$ami 
EZ 4 KYNYNIEKAT
2020-02-19 18:45
#30
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Bulgaria cuddleslut 
Six Finnish teams and a non-finnish team will win
2020-02-19 18:48
#EZ4TUNKKIS
2020-02-19 18:49
Tunkkis <3
2020-02-19 21:55
#33
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Germany Neckarstadion 
ez 4 Jamppi
2020-02-19 18:51
#34
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Finland Vkims 
IIKKA NUOTIOO
2020-02-19 18:52
#36
ile | 
Finland tmziburger 
ez4 Iikka "ile" Nuotio #RUNREHTI
2020-02-19 18:53
#37
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Finland Aleksip 
#EZ4TUNKKIS
2020-02-19 18:55
who? what?
2020-02-19 18:56
#40
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Finland de_suomi 
LDLC gonna take this as always.
2020-02-19 18:57
#42
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Ukraine daisandankai 
okay
2020-02-19 19:00
#43
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Finland Karppanator 
LET'S GO KYNYNIEKAT
2020-02-19 19:02
#FREEJAMPPI
2020-02-19 19:03
who vs who?
2020-02-19 19:06
Gl ldlc!
2020-02-19 19:12
Nice team Rehti. 3 out of 5 players have a VAC banned account xD
2020-02-19 19:14
who has vac banned accounts ? source
2020-02-19 19:29
#61
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Finland tsufee 
stream available at (only in Finland & finnish): THU: areena.yle.fi/1-50423807 FRI: areena.yle.fi/1-50423809 SAT: areena.yle.fi/1-50423810 this is broadcasted in national tv, so must be tier 1? lol
2020-02-19 19:31
#62
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Finland coswell 
Easy for BekSih. Playing in both group A and B!
2020-02-19 19:40
#63
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Finland aleksi21324 
EZ JAMPPI
2020-02-19 19:40
EZ4GRINGO
2020-02-19 19:44
Good Event for ENCE
2020-02-19 19:50
#67
s1mple | 
Europe F4ast 
Nice
2020-02-19 19:51
#72
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France LeDiplomate 
GRINGOD will shine.
2020-02-19 20:15
#73
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Europe H1P_STER 
Who cars about finland c? :P
2020-02-19 20:28
Group B has the best, the 2nd best, and the 4th best teams in the tournament (1.-2. LDLC/HAVU, 3. FATE and 4. KOVA). Unluko for Jamppi.
2020-02-19 20:32
insane
2020-02-19 20:35
Let's go FATE
2020-02-19 20:46
remember when nip won this? pepperidge farms remembers
2020-02-19 20:58
#80
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World Notb8ing 
yep, it was good event once at least :D: liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Assembly/20..
2020-02-19 21:13
reported for linking liquipedia on hltv.
2020-02-19 21:29
#85
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World Notb8ing 
hltv shitty site to look info from past events (:
2020-02-19 21:31
ik bro dont tell yonatan)))
2020-02-19 21:33
#79
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Canada wanderofus 
Ence is tier 4 cs, if invited, would lose to HAVU in finals.
2020-02-19 21:02
REHTI hottest team in the whole tournament
2020-02-19 21:18
#82
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Finland Pupunruok4 
Would be in OG but Valve is fucking ass
2020-02-19 21:24
Kkool
2020-02-19 21:30
boring
2020-02-19 22:20
Ence couldn’t even qualify LUL
2020-02-20 00:23
LUL D LUL C
2020-02-20 11:20
REHTI AC ez win ile carry
2020-02-20 11:34
pls more international teams
2020-02-20 12:53
#105
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Finland tiktoklover 
who cars LuL
2020-02-20 13:03
#106
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Germany zwet 
Renegades in this cup ez 1st
2020-02-20 13:09
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