PC hardware manufacturer ASUS announced two big new global esports tournaments last week. Turns out both of them have UK-specific open qualifiers.
The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Masters will include a $250,000 Dota 2 competition and a $250,000 CSGO tournament.
ASUS say the tournament will feature over 20 top pro teams along with aspiring amateur teams.
There will be four continental open qualifiers (Americas, EMEA, APAC and Chine) with 30 national qualifiers underway soon.
The UK open qualifiers don't have a date yet, but the ASUS website currently states that more details are 'coming soon'. The winners will take on invited pro teams from EMEA.
"ROG Masters returns this year as a global affair, inviting pro teams and amateur players from over over 30 countries across five continents."
The Grand Finals will take place in November.
ROG Marketing Director Derek Yu said: "For over a decade ROG has been committed to providing the most innovative hardware to gamers worldwide, and last year we offered the gaming community an opportunity to live their esports dream by launching the first-ever ROG Masters.
"Thanks to extremely positive feedback, ROG Masters returns this year as a global affair, inviting pro teams and amateur players from over over 30 countries across five continents.
"ROG Masters 2017 is a momentous milestone for ROG and esports, and we are excited be part of the driving force for esports at large."