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ROG Masters Day 1 Live Blog

September 10, 2016 Kurt Lozano

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Today, hundreds of aspiring Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams will dive into action as the first day of the Philippine Qualifier for the ASUS ROG Masters World Finals begins! Teams from outside Metro Manila will be fighting for two spots at the 8-team National LAN finals, where the country’s representatives to the Southeast Asian regional qualifier will be decided, and the lion’s share of a total P115,000 prize pool for both games.

The teams will be going through an online single-elimination round, with the registration and check-ins starting earlier at 10:30 AM and the action beginning by 11 AM.

You can catch our broadcast of this action-packed weekend in our Twitch channel,, linked above. You can also read our live blog updates to keep you up to speed with all of the local teams looking to prove themselves in the international stage. Stay tuned!


[As of 2:23 PM]

Let’s take a look at the brackets of each games to stay updated! With over 200+ teams participating, you should definitely tune-in at both the stream and the brackets!

Counter-Strike Bracket


Dota 2 Bracket


And of course, the matches will not be complete without the casters! Featuring Dota 2 caster TryQ,the beautiful Biancake and fliptop artist Shehyee!



[As of 7:58PM]

Arcana Gaming, Cybera Gaming Hub, GuildSpot and Mineski goes to the semi-finals for the CS:GO qualifiers.

Only one team to complete the Top 4 of the Dota 2 qualifiers. Llama, Nexus-Dota2 and TnC.Binan^SoLucky already secured a slot in the semis.


[As of 9:17PM]

Mineski goes head-to-head against Arcana gaming for the CS:GO Finals.

TnC.Binan^SoLucky secures a spot while Llama and Hikapa are still fighting for a spot for the Dota 2 qualifiers.


[As of 12:00 AM]

Mineski defeats Arcana Gaming 2-0 in a Best of 3 series and shall move on to the Grand Finale! Meanwhile, Hikapa Akong O*** shall be joining TNC.Binan^SoLucky in the finals as well!

What an intense set of matches for Day 1 of the ROG Masters but make sure to tune-in tomorrow as we bring you more eSports action for Day 2.

Day 2 of the ROG Masters shall be on-site for both CS:GO and Dota 2 at the Mineski Grounds on Taft Avenue on Sept. 11, Sunday. Both qualifiers will run from 11 AM onward. They’ll still be accepting walk-in registrations but make sure to come early to get a slot!

Despite the 2nd day of the ROG Masters Philippine Qualifiers being on-site, the matches will still be streamed and covered here at the eSportsINQ page!


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