After an overwhelming success of the ROG Showdown in 2020, ASUS ROG, today announced the second leg of ROG Showdown – a series of online tournaments organized by ROG which primarily focuses on the gaming enthusiasts.
ROG Showdown encourages gamers to #StayAtHome through the global pandemic and enables them with opportunities to test their mettle by pitching their skills against opponents of similar or greater skills through captivating tournaments.
The second edition of ROG Showdown will commence on 29th January 2021. The participants will get a chance to choose from a series of tournaments amongst the most popular games including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PUBG PC, Valorant, League of Legends (LOL), Valorant League. The winning teams will also get a chance to win a cash prize of Rs 50,000 in the Valorant League during Q1 of 2021.
Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India said “The year 2020 has been exceptional and has presented us with unprecedented challenges. While it has been a difficult year for all of us, we at Asus India, have turned this around as an opportunity for our young gaming community to have more exciting and meaningful experiences through a series of gaming tournaments during the first edition of ROG Showdown. We are grateful for the extensive participation as well as overwhelming popularity the campaign has garnered which led us to bring to you the second edition of the tournament, we aim to encourage more and more players to develop their skills at par with the global gaming ecosystem, enhance gaming tactics, learn from fellow players and create a collaborative gaming environment.”
Anticipating a swift rise of the e-Sports industry in India during the pandemic, the Republic of Gamers (ROG) organized ROG Showdown in three phases, last year. The First Edition of the ROG Showdown saw close to 7000 participants take part in the tournament. The event welcomed multiple professional e-Sports teams from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to participate in a tournament-style competition across multiple games. The first edition of ROG Showdown concluded in December 2020 with multiple winners in respective tournaments and leagues and won up to Rs 560,000 prize pool.
ROG Showdown has received international recognition and the tournament has garnered approximately 1M audience base digitally.