Republic of Gamers to Become the Official PC and Monitor Partner Through 2019 Kicking Off at ESL One Katowice
Cologne, Germany – February 22, 2019 – ESL, the world’s largest esports company, today announced that it has named Republic of Gamers (ROG), an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software, as its Official PC and Monitor Partner for all ESL One powered by Intel® events through 2019. This marks the first time that ESL and ROG have joined forces for a global partnership. ESL One Katowice 2019 will kick off the year-long deal this weekend in Katowice, Poland, on February 22-24.
ESL will thoroughly integrate ROG technology into its high-profile international esports competitions. While throughout the partnership all players will be using ROG monitors and PCs during competition, the analyst desks will be equipped with the latest ROG Strix Hero II and SCAR II laptops. Additionally, ROG will supply product for the ESL back office to ensure a seamless production experience for fans, while also having an active on-site presence at each ESL One venue. Products will be updated as new products are released.
"Our priority is having ESL One competitors playing with the latest generation technology and ROG helps us to achieve that," said Paul Brewer, Senior Vice President Brand Partnerships at ESL. "We're excited to welcome ROG to the family and look forward to the ESL One partnership."
The flagship global circuit, ESL One, returns to the legendary Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland, for the second consecutive year. Throughout the event, 12 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams will battle it out for the coveted ESL One trophy, as well as a lion’s share of the $300,000 USD prize pool.
“ROG is pleased to continue our support of the gaming and esports community through a global partnership with ESL. The use of ROG equipment ensures that ESL One is supported by the best gaming PCs and monitors,” said Vivian Lien, Head of Global Marketing for Gaming and Chief Marketing Officer at ASUS North America. “ROG has been proactive in the competitive gaming space even before esports flourished back when LAN parties were more common, and it is an honor for us to be recognized by ESL today as one of best gaming brands worthy of bringing the latest and greatest gaming gear to this year’s ESL One global circuit. ROG has always been dedicated to the gaming community and we look forward to this new partnership with ESL as an opportunity to support the esports industry on an international scale.”