ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Community Challenge Grand Final


Stockholm, Sweden (28th December, 2016) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the Grand Final of the ROG Join the Republic Community Challenge at the Dreamhack Monster Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. The Grand Final, which will be held from 5th-8th January, 2017, will feature eight Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) teams, each helmed by some of the biggest name in gaming and eSports.
Throughout the year, Join the Republic Community Challenge events at Dreamhack Summer, GamesCom, Syntrend, PAX West, Paris Games Week and PAX Australia saw gamers fight for a place on the team captains’ various teams. In all, six team captains found their team of gamers from the events, with another two recruiting their teams online. All eight teams will now travel to Stockholm to face off and earn the right to be called the ROG Join the Republic Community Champions. The team captains are Mikail ‘Maikelele’ Bill (Team Maikelele), Michele ‘zonixx’ Kohler (Team zonixx), Yi ‘Luke’ Chun Tseng (Team Luke), Erik ‘fl0m’ Flom (Team fl0m), Willy ‘Skyyart’ Dias (Team Skyyart), Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill (Team SPUNJ), Piotr ‘IzakOOO’ Skowyrski (Team IzakOOO) and Eric ‘adreN’ Hoag (Team adreN).

Pala Gilroy Sen, a familiar face in the CS:GO Community will be at Dreamhack Monster Studios for the Grand Final. He will be co-hosting the event with Lauren ‘Pansy’ Scott and Jorien ‘Sheever’ van der Heijden, along with casters Anders ‘Anders’ Blume and Auguste ‘Semmler’ Massonnt.

The ROG Join the Republic Community Challenge Grand Final will be broadcast live on ROG Twitch Channel from 18:00 CET daily throughout the event.


Tournament schedule

Thursday, 5th January
18:00 CET Team zonixx vs. Team IzakOOO
22:00 CET Team fl0m vs. Team Skyyart

Friday, 6th January
18:00 CET Team Maikelele vs. Team adreN
22:00 CET Team Luke vs. Team SPUNJ

Saturday, 7th January
18:00 CET Semifinal 1
22:00 CET Semifinal 2

Sunday, 8th January
18:00 CET Grand Final

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