Asus launches ROG Academy for budding gamers in India: Here are the details

The top six participants will receive admission into the program. They will also receive a stipend of rupees 15,000.

| Updated on: Jan 31 2021, 19:06 IST
ROG Academy
ROG Academy (Asus)
ROG Academy
ROG Academy (Asus)

Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced what it calls is “India's first Virtual Academy program for gamers” - ROG Academy. The company says that as a part of this initiative, it will be identifying PC gamers through a screening process and will provide them a platform to enhance their gaming skills and prepare them for competitive eSports tournaments on a national and global level.

This will in-turn not only make Asus more recognizable brand in India but will also encourage the gaming community in general. So, ROG will be providing tournament ready gaming equipment to gamers with professional mentorship as a part of this initiative.

The year-long program is divided into four sessions as per the quarter and is aimed at strengthening the esports talent pool in India. The teams and players that are shortlisted will go through a selection process.

This will result into six select players who will become a part of three-month long session for first quarter. This will include activities, ranging from skill training to mentorship from coach to teamwork communication, high level concepts, and more. 

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You can apply in the ROG Academy if you are 16 years of age and above. However, gamers aged between 16 to 18 years would need to provide a consent letter from the parents to participate in the program. 

The registration will start from 1st February will go through 10th. Once the registrations are done, the participants will go through a screening process that will include showing their abilities in open tryouts where they will be judged by the jury. 

The top six participants will receive admission into the program. They will also receive a stipend of rupees 15,000.

“The count of online gamers in India grew by 31% in 2019 and reached approximately 365 million; is expected to reach 440 million by 2022 as per a FICCI- EY report on media and entertainment industry. Owing to the pandemic, we are witnessing a permanent shift in content consumption patterns globally and increased digital acceleration. With an increase in E-sports gamers during the pandemic, ASUS has strengthened its commitment towards investing in the future of gaming industry in India. It gives us immense pleasure to be the first brand in the laptop segment to introduce first-of-a- kind unique initiative like ROG Academy, empowering gamers to conquer competitions and elevating E-sports industry. We aim to encourage more and more gamers, mentor them through their journey, and familiarize them with future opportunities in this landscape. This initiative will provide a huge boost in establishing a pool of credible E-sports players in India and pave the way for next-generation gamers with access to resources, mentorship and training”, said Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India.

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First Published Date: 31 Jan, 17:34 IST