General Rules

  • Eligibility

Only players who are of legal age to play the game and not otherwise prohibited by law to enter the competition, may participate.

For a team to be eligible to participate in the ROG MASTERS qualifiers, all of the five playing players must be from the country they try to qualify for. They must either hold the passport or be a legal resident of that country for more than 180 days (with valid residency visa).

For example: A German national residing in the UAE under legal residency visa can participate / a French national on a tourist visa in the UAE cannot participate. No special case will be made regarding age or residency for participants.

A valid passport is mandatory, to be able to fly to the UAE for the Middle East finals, and are eligible for an entry visa. If a visa is needed to enter the UAE for the Middle East finals, denial for a visa to the UAE or is not the responsibility of the Power League Gaming, Asus and each of their respective parents (if applicable), subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, officers, directors, advertising and promotion agencies, including each of the foregoing identified entities’ respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates.

Flights and accommodations to the UAE are prizes given by Asus for the final teams qualified for the Middle East tournament. If any of the Middle East qualified players were denied entry visa to the UAE, the value of the flights and accommodations to the same country will not be reimbursed in the form of a cash prize.

  • Behavior

Insults, racism or similar offences by a player, is not tolerated and can lead to a ban of the player or even disqualification of the entire team.

  • Scheduling

Matches may not be rescheduled and must be played according to the qualifier’s schedule.

  • Stand-ins

Stand-ins are players that temporary replace an absent player. A team may only make use of two stand-ins at a time. Stand-in players need to be picked according to the same eligibility rules as the main team roster players.

A stand-in may not be a member of another team or have played a game for another team within the same stage of the competition.

  • Punctuality

If a team is not ready to start the game 15 minutes after the match is scheduled, the other team may request a free win from the tournament administration. Note that the schedule for a match may change due to delay in the tournament or a previous match is still ongoing.

  • Commitments

By attending the competition participants acknowledge without limitation to comply with the rules and regulations and with the statements and decisions made by the administration.

Every participant acknowledges the right for the administration to modify the rules and regulations for adjustments at any time without notice and if necessary overrules those to ensure fair play throughout the competition.

  • Cheating

The usage of any game-related tool aside from Steam and the game itself during a match is strictly forbidden.

Abusing a bug or trying to get an advantage by watching a livestream of the match is also strictly forbidden.

  • Roster Changes / Ownership of a team

A team may change their official players as long as the majority of the players stays together until the next phase of the tournament starts.

A team’s slot and all their success is owned by the majority of the players.

Example: If three of the five players leave the team, they will continue to own all of the team’s success.

Dota 2 Rules

  • Side and Draft Order

The first mentioned team of the matchup may either choose the sides (radiant, dire) or the pick order (first pick, second pick). The other team choose whatever option is left.

Example: First team choose pick order. The second team then choose sides.

In case of a second game, the order of game 1 is reversed.

In case of a third game, the original order is applied again. (First mentioned team choose sides or pick order)

  • Server location

Teams may agree to play on any server of their choice. If both teams can’t come to an agreement, an administrator will decide on the server’s location.

  • Game settings

GAME MODE – Captains Mode


Enable cheats – No

Fill empty slots with bots – No


PENALTY-DIRE – No penalty

SERIES TYPE – free choice. Recommended to use the right match mode

PAUSING – Unlimited


DOTA TV DELAY – 2 minutes

  • Spectators / Broadcasters / Observers

Every person is allowed to join the game as a broadcaster or unassigned player, if both teams allow it. If one team asks a spectator to leave before or during the game, he has to do that immediately.

Administrators and official broadcasters may spectate every match without limitations.

  • Disconnects

If a player disconnects, the game is to be paused immediately. Everyone has up to 10 minutes to reconnect to the game (if the same person disconnects more than once, all times get added up). If 10 minutes have passed, the other team may continue the game. The affected player is in this case still allowed to rejoin later on.

  • Pausing

Every team can pause a game up to 10 minutes. The reason for the pause should always be communicated with the other team immediately. If a team pauses more than 10 minutes in total, the other team may unpause the game.

Pauses cannot be used to extend the time that a team is waiting for a disconnected player.

  • Rehosting

In case of technical difficulties, that prevent a player from reconnecting to the game and the game hasn’t progressed beyond the 10-minute mark or first blood was drawn, a match can be remade.

A rehosted game must recreate the circumstances that the game was in before the player disconnected, meaning all players must pick the same heroes again and play on the same lanes as they had previously.

  • Ending

A game is finished, when an Ancient Fortress is destroyed, when the majority of a team leaves on purpose, or when the administration decides on it.

A game is not forfeited, when a player types “gg” or “ff”. Always wait for the ancient to be destroyed.