ROG Masters 2017 LAN Grand Finals finally here

Posted by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani at 05 December 2017 16:45

The ROG Masters 2017 LAN Grand Finals have finally arrived as the six qualified teams gather in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia December 7th – 10th.

It was a long road leading to the ROG Masters 2017 LAN Grand Finals. Starting at the end of July, the Chinese teams were battling in the regional event, while the open qualifiers kicked off the first of four phases for APAC (Asia-Pacific), EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and the AMERICAS. The second phase saw the winners of the open qualifiers compete for one spot in the third phase.

This third phase was the Regional LAN finals including notable teams that had been invited for the battle - the place where all of the Grand Final participants entered into the competition.

Now, the six remaining teams from around the world - OpTic Gaming, Team Empire, Penta, Execration, WarriorsGaming.Unity and Team Max* will battle it out in one of the last LANs of the year for the lion's share of the $235,000 prize pool.

Group Stage kicks off on December 7th at 10:00 local time/03:00 CET broadcast live HERE

*Team MAX replaced CDEC Gaming, who originally qualified in July, as the team had undergone significant changes in their lineup, leaving only one originally qualified player left on the squad. Team Max had come in as runner up for the event after being narrowing edged out by CDEC 3:2 in the grand finals.

ROG Masters 2017 LAN Grand Finals format:

Group Stage

  • Two groups of three teams
  • All matches are best-of-two


  • Top two teams from each group advance to semifinals.
  • Remaining teams from each group advance to quarterfinals.
  • All matches are best-of-three
  • Finals are best-of-five

ROG Masters 2017 LAN Grand Finals groups:

Group A:
Malaysia WarriorsGaming.Unity
United States OpTic Gaming
Europe Penta

Group B:
China Team Max
Philippines Execration
CIS Team Empire

ROG Masters 2017 LAN Grand Finals talent:

  • Austin "Capitalist" Walsh
  • Ionnis "Fogged" Loucas
  • David "Luminous" Zhang
  • Gabriel "Lyrical" Cruz
  • Grant "GranDGranT" Harris
  • Caisam "Wolf" Yvez


ROG Masters 2016

In November 2016 Team Secret claimed their second championship title of the season after they absolutely shellacked Execration in the grand finals with a 3:0 victory. Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann's debut with the team at that time was a success and the squad walked away with the $71,000 prize.


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