Unfortunately EG.Stephano.RC has cancelled his participation to the event.
EG has provided a quick statement about the matter:
Evil Geniuses will release a comprehensive statement on the matter shortly. We are extremely grateful that the event organizers were so understanding given the proximity to the event. We hope their tournament is a success, and we look forward to cheering on Marcus "ThorZaIN" Eklof who will still be competing.
-- Cody Conners, General Manager, Evil Geniuses
Despite the short notice, a replacement has already been found and TLAF-Liquid.TLO will be taking Stephano's place in the tournament.
ASUS ROG The GD Invitational announces the groups that are going to start the $10 000 USD tournament off next Saturday, 13. October.
At the end of this week The GD Studio welcomes ASUS ROG under their roof as the ASUS ROG The GD Invitational is about to start. Eight top European players have been invited to the GD house to determine who is the new ASUS ROG champion. With just a few more days until the event gets going, it is time to release the groups.
Reminder: the groups are played in round robin format with bo3 matches. The top three players in each group advance to the playoffs with the group winners placed straight into the second round.
Due to the casual nature of the event, a formal schedule is not available beforehand. However, a rough schedule can be drawn from the fact that all tournament games will be streamed individually, one by one.
- Saturday 13. October
- ~10:00 GMT (+00:00) Group A starts
- ~16:00 GMT (+00:00) Group B starts
- ~10:00 GMT (+00:00) Group A starts
- Sunday 14. October
- ~12:00 GMT (+00:00) Playoffs start
Group stage match order
1. LucifroN vs Nightend
2. Ret vs Thorzain
3. LucifroN vs Thorzain
4. LucifroN vs Ret
5. Nightend vs Ret
6. Nightend vs Thorzain
1. Kas vs Elfi
2. Mana vs TLO
3. Mana vs Elfi
4. TLO vs Elfi
5. TLO vs Kas
6. Mana vs Kas
Results can be found at Liquipedia.
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- Location: The GD Studio, Stockholm, Sweden
- Date: Oct 13-14
- Prize pool: 10 000 $
- Players: 8 invited European players
- Format: Groups + playoffs
- Casters: Apollo & Semmler + guests
- Stream: Free HD stream
- Event type: Studio, no live audience
Full player list
- 1st: $4000
- 2nd: $2000
- 3rd/4th: $1000
- 5th/6th: $700
- 7th/8th: $300
- 2 x 4 player round robin groups
- Top 3 advances from each group
- 6 player single-elimination playoffs (group winners advance directly to semi-finals)
- TheGD Daybreak (6x1 middle base)
- TheGD Antiga Shipyard (No gold bases, forced cross-spawns)
- TheGD Entombed Valley (Horizontal spawns disabled)
- TheGD Cloud Kingdom
- TheGD Ohana
Win a trip with ASUS ROG to BWC Shanghai 2012 and the SC2 WCS Global Finals
It is really simple, just motivate why you should be the chosen one to travel with ASUS ROG to the Battle.net World Championship in Shanghai 2012, November 17-18th. Flights, accommodation and event entry to BWC Shanghai 2012 included. For your chance to win head on over to our facebook page, like it and submit your motivation via the “Win-tab”.
Direct link: http://on.fb.me/QZJN7d
Finally, to remind you all of the company who makes this tournament possible, ROG -- Republic of Gamers, a gaming sub brand of ASUS that is comprised of cutting edge hardware tailored for serious gamers. The product branches include; Motherboards, Graphics Cards, LCD Monitors, Gaming Peripherals, Desktops and Notebooks. The ASUS ROG Tournament will be solely powered by ASUS and ROG hardware.
ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. With a global staff of more than 10,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2011 was US$13 billion.