LAS VEGAS & FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced it will be the official hardware sponsor of H1Z1 Pro League™, the first professional battle royale esports league. ASUS will provide all of the hardware for the esports league, supplying 100 best-in-class gaming systems comprised of the ROG Strix GL12 Gaming Desktop, ROG Swift PG248Q Gaming Monitors, and ROG Strix Flare Keyboards. Fifteen charter pro esports teams, including ASUS-sponsored Echo Fox, will compete during the H1Z1 Pro League inaugural season beginning April 21st, at the newly established Twin Galaxies Esports Center at Caesars Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be streamed exclusively via Facebook Live.
“Best-in-class equipment, gear, and hardware is crucial when hosting 75 skilled players, competing in resource-intensive games,” said Mike Mossholder, Chief Business Officer of Vision Venture Partners. “ASUS and their cutting-edge technology deliver the processing power and precision needed to solidify the H1Z1 Pro League as the world’s premier battle royale esports league ahead of the inaugural season.”
“ASUS ROG has been at the forefront of the esports and professional esports movement since the beginning, having sponsored many esports teams including, Echo Fox, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and SKT T1, among others,” said Vivian Lien, CMO at ASUS North America. “We design our gaming devices based on player’s needs, and try to anticipate and support the biggest initiatives in the esports industry. We’re happy to be a part of what is, undoubtedly to be the first of many professional league tournaments, and to provide our support.”
Gaming Systems Designed for Pro Esports Teams
The ASUS ROG brand was founded on a desire to grow the global gaming ecosystem through sponsorships and the development of innovative hardware specifically designed for the needs of dedicated players. For the H1Z1 Pro League tournament, ROG will provide 100 of each of the following:
Strix GL12 Gaming Desktop
The ROG Strix GL12 is powered by up to a factory-overclocked 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor (up to 4.8GHz full hexa-core), with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics for boundless gaming experiences. A transparent side panel coupled with customizable Aura Sync technology light effects let you express your gaming persona, inside and out. This gaming desktop has a striking, unconventional design and features an esports-ready hot-swap bay for a 2.5-inch SSD that allows gamers to remove and replace the drive in seconds, all without having to shut down the system.
Swift PG248Q Gaming Monitor
The ROG Swift PG248Q was designed specifically for esports, and is a competition-grade gaming monitor that provides seamless visuals and super-smooth gameplay. ROG Swift PG248Q has a 16:9 aspect ratio 24-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) panel. In addition, it features an overclockable 180Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology. This gives gamers ultra-smooth, fast-moving gaming visuals with no lag or motion blur, making ROG Swift PG248Q ideal for first-person shooters, racing, real-time strategy and sports titles.
Strix Flare Keyboards
ROG Strix Flare is a versatile RGB mechanical gaming keyboard outfitted with four different Cherry MX RGB switch types — red, blue, brown, and black —to deliver the precise mechanical feel and responsiveness demanded by gamers. The keyboard also features 100% anti-ghosting technology with N-key rollover to ensure all keystrokes are registered reliably, no matter how many keys are pressed simultaneously. Individually backlit keys are housed in a dual-textured case, and a row of LEDs under both sides of the case creates a vibrant underglow that extends the customizable lighting beyond the keyboard. Powered by Aura Sync, ROG Strix Flare puts the entire color spectrum and a range of dynamic lighting effects at gamers’ command, enabling them to create a unique color scheme. All onboard lighting can be synchronized with the extensive portfolio of Aura Sync-enabled devices for a truly immersive gaming environment.
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Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.
About Twin Galaxies
Twin Galaxies has been the recognized authority for video game world record validation since 1981. The TG Sports Bureau and World Records Division houses the world’s most comprehensive library of video game statistics and player analytics. In October 2017, Twin Galaxies announced a Pro League Division to establish, operate and govern new professional esports leagues in partnership with leading video game publishers. Twin Galaxies’ H1Z1 Pro League™ will commence its inaugural season in April 2018. For more information, please visit http://www.twingalaxies.com/
About Daybreak Games
Daybreak Game Company LLC is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming. Best known for blockbuster hits and franchises such as H1Z1®, DC Universe™ Online, PlanetSide®, and EverQuest®, Daybreak creates, develops, and provides compelling online entertainment for millions of gamers worldwide. To learn more, visit www.DaybreakGames.com.
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