ASUS Brings Much-Awaited ROG Academy Season 3 with Valorant

Registration starts Today!

by Shrutee K

New Delhi, August 27, 2021– ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), world’s No.1 Gaming Laptop brand, today announced the beginning of the 3rd instalment of ROG Academy. Taking the experience to next level, Season 3 will continue to focus on Valorant, one of the top games in the eSports circuits in IndiaThe registrations for the third season commence today, 27th August 2021 and will close on Thursday, 2nd September 2021.  

ASUS ROG witnessed a great deal of participation for Valorant during ROG Showdown and ROG Academy season 2 with over 1800 registrations, out of which 6 finalists were selected to be trained by the industry experts. ROG Academy is carefully designed to mentor potential professional gamers to excel in the field of eSports and give their eSports career a boost. The program is aimed at paving way for next generation of industry best gamers from India by giving them access to resources, mentorship and training from veterans in the eSports circuit and subsequently elevate the current gaming ecosystem in India. As part of the training, ASUS ROG will equip all participants with necessary gears and products such as tournament-ready gaming equipment and best-in-class high quality technology. 

Speaking on the announcement, Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India, said “After two successful seasons, we are elated to announce the third edition of our quarterly eSports virtual boot camp, ROG Academy. The last two seasons gave us deep insight of the gaming ecosystem enabling us to unlock the true potential of the industry, while creating high decibel engagement amongst the enthusiasts. Albeit thriving, this sector is still nascent and Season 3 will boost the immense growth potential that eSports has shown over a period. As the leading brand in gaming laptops and PCs, it is our privilege and responsibility to build a new generation of trained eSports athletes and we will continue to do so through our initiatives.”  

ROG Academy:  

Curriculum & Duration: ASUS ROG Academy is a year-long program, divided into four sessions as per the quarter, aimed at establishing and developing the eSports community in India. This season, the curriculum is designed in partnership with AFK Gaming, one of India’s most recognized tournament organizers of Valorant. 

The shortlisted team and players will go through an extensive selection process divided into different phases. This will culminate into 6 select players becoming part of a 3-month long program designed to familiarize the players with the various aspects of gameplay at eminent levels to master the techniques of teamwork, communication, analyzing the opponents, tracking improvement, agent selection and skillsets, map breakdown, executes and more. The exercises, schedule and entire program will be specifically designed keeping in mind the title and the existing skillsets of the players who will be a part of it.  

Rewards & Outcome from the training: 

The Third season of the ROG Academy will witness “Valorant” as the official title as we continue our journey to discover India's most talented players. The panelists will consist of a representative from ASUS ROG, partners, and Valorant. ASUS ROG will be providing the whole team Ex-Gratia of INR 100,000 price to all the final 6 players once they complete their 3-month training successfully. The players will also receive monetary compensation of INR 15,000/ as a stipend on monthly basis during the training. Also, the 6 players will continue to represent the brand for additional 3 months while participating in any tournaments or events post completing 3 months training program successfully.  

How to Apply: ROG Academy 

1.       Aspiring gamers and gaming enthusiasts aged 16 and above can participate in the program and register themselves on the Official ROG Website 3rd may 2021 onwards. Gamers aged between 16 to 18 need to provide a consent letter from their parents to participate in the program  

2.       During the registration process, applicants will answer some key questions on the online form that will help Asus determine the type of player they are 

Selection Process 

1.       After registrations, participants will have to go through a screening process which will include showcasing their abilities in the open tryouts where they will be judged by a Jury.  

2.       The top six participants chosen from the tryouts phase will receive admission into the program. Participants will receive a stipend of INR 15000/. 

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