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:
14
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
Finland Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
430
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Finland Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1101
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.67
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France Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
590
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.64
France Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
630
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
NICE
2020-02-19 18:15
3 replies
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
1 reply
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
#11
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Finland N1ggers
KOVANA
2020-02-19 18:18
#12
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Albania Edjon
13 year old wtf
2020-02-19 18:19
3 replies
Who?
2020-02-19 18:21
2 replies
#20
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Finland Teukkasd
jimpphat
2020-02-19 18:26
1 reply
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
2ez4pietola
2020-02-19 18:22
1 reply
piri-pietola :D
2020-02-19 18:56
Where is ence? Maybe they could win this one
2020-02-19 18:23
6 replies
#22
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World Notb8ing
they lose in dh open this weekend (:
2020-02-19 18:27
5 replies
#31
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Moldova trash_star
link?
2020-02-19 18:48
4 replies
u need link for the 1st event in "events" sidebar? ok hltv.org/events/4869/dreamhack-open-anah..
2020-02-19 18:57
3 replies
#48
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Moldova trash_star
Miss understanding from my side Ty sir :)
2020-02-19 19:07
2 replies
oh my bad i forgot everything is bait on the internet in 2020
2020-02-19 19:24
1 reply
#58
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Moldova trash_star
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
jimpphat pog next young talent on ence. better than zywoo
2020-02-19 18:34
Tier 983839292010
2020-02-19 18:40
EZ 4 KYNYNIEKAT
2020-02-19 18:45
Six Finnish teams and a non-finnish team will win
2020-02-19 18:48
#EZ4TUNKKIS
2020-02-19 18:49
1 reply
Tunkkis <3
2020-02-19 21:55
ez 4 Jamppi
2020-02-19 18:51
#34
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Finland Vkims
IIKKA NUOTIOO
2020-02-19 18:52
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
okay
2020-02-19 19:00
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
#55
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Finland ballu609
Nice team Rehti. 3 out of 5 players have a VAC banned account xD
2020-02-19 19:14
1 reply
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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Macau Be_Happier
EZ JAMPPI
2020-02-19 19:40
EZ4GRINGO
2020-02-19 19:44
Good Event for ENCE
2020-02-19 19:50
Nice
2020-02-19 19:51
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
4 replies
#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
3 replies
reported for linking liquipedia on hltv.
2020-02-19 21:29
2 replies
#85
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World Notb8ing
hltv shitty site to look info from past events (:
2020-02-19 21:31
1 reply
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
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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