Announcing the three-day ASUS Play It Cool gaming marathon!

ASUS and ESL are joining forces to push the boundaries of the traditional tournament weekend format by bringing you the ASUS Play It Cool tournament. From Friday the 1st to Sunday the 3rd of May, the ESL studios in Cologne, Germany, will play host to three days of non-stop gaming with some of the esports world’s biggest players, teams and personalities.

Find out more about what’s in store for your favorite game below!

Heroes of the Storm

  • When? Friday May 1st from 08:00 to 20:00 CEST and Saturday May 2nd from 20:00 until 08:00 CEST on Sunday May 3rd

  • Players: Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen and James “Kaelaris” Carrol

Kicking off on Friday is the first of two 12-hour Heroes of the Storm marathons live from the ESL studios in Cologne. With veteran esports stars Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen and James “Kaelaris” Carrol at the helm,  the show will include games against viewers as well as being filled with handy hints, tips and guides to help you improve your own play. The entire event will be being broadcast live on Twitch so be sure to tune in!

Tune in on Friday the 1st of May here!


  • When? Friday May 1st at 20:00 until 20:30 CEST on Saturday May 2nd

  • Commentators: Frodan | Admirable | Kripp | Gnimsh | Lothar | Gaara

  • Players: Forsen | Savjz | Reynad | Kungen

How fast can a pro Hearthstone player climb the ranked ladder with a brand-new account? We’ll be answering this question in this 24-hour Hearthstone event, where participating players will have until 21:00 CEST to climb as high as possible. In addition to the main stream (for which professional commentary will be provided), Forsen, Savjz, Reynad and Kungen will also be streaming from their point of view throughout the competition. With plenty of special activities and events planned to spice up things along the way, this definitely one to stay up for!

Tune in here from Friday!

Dota 2

  • When? Sunday May 3rd from 11:00 to 20:00 CEST

  • Host: Salome “Soe” Gschwind Penski

  • Commentators: Austin “TheCapitalist” Walsh | Kai “H4nn1” Hanbueckers | William “Blitz” Lee

  • Teams: Alliance | Virtus.Pro | Ninjas in Pyjamas | Lemondogs

This four-team invitational will see Alliance, Virtus.Pro, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Lemondogs face off in Cologne in front of a live studio audience in a series of best of three matches. With commentary to be provided by Austin “TheCapitalist” Walsh, analysis by pro players Kai “H4nn1” Hanbueckers and William “Blitz” Lee and a prize pool of US$30,000 to play for, the RoG Play It Cool Dota 2 Invitational is not to be missed.

Get your ticket here to watch it live!

And if you can't make it,

Tune in on Sunday here!

With everything to be played on top-of-the-line ASUS hardware and broadcast live on Twitch, the ASUS Play It Cool tournament weekend promises to be an event like no other, so be sure to tune in!

You can also find more information about the event on the official ASUS Play It Cool website.


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