ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), No.1 Gaming Laptop brand, is proud to announce the finalists who will be participating in the first batch of India’s first virtual Academy program for gamers- ROG Academy. After receiving an overwhelming response from the gaming community with registration from over 2350 aspiring professionals, ASUS ROG has selected its first batch of 6 finalists who will be trained by seasoned veterans to be the next esports champions.
Among the chosen are, Aniket Laxman Jawkar (KRACKER) from Mumbai (Age: 32), Shaunak Mandar Joshi (SHAUNAK07) from Pune (Age: 18), Shashank Lele (PROD_) from Nagpur (Age: 27), Suraj Singh (GHOSTXD) from Chennai (Age: 19), Arijit Halder (R3KT3R) from Kalyani (Age: 20) and Hrishikesh (CRAZY_GAMER) from Mumbai (Age: 22). The chosen six will receive the tournament ready gears to get trained during the course. They will also receive a monthly stipend of INR 15,000/- for the duration of their training. Moreover, all the six finalists will get an Ex Gratia amount of INR 100,000/ and a chance to represent the ASUS ROG in esports tournaments for the next three months post the successful completion of their training.
Congratulating the newly selected participants of the ROG ACADEMY, Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer & Gaming, PC, System Business Group, ASUS India, stated, “We take great honor in congratulating and welcoming our 6 soon to be champions on board with ASUS ROG Academy. After receiving an overwhelming response with over 2350 entries for our first batch and a rigorous selection process, we are proud to announce our finalists. We are equally thrilled to take this journey ahead and wish them the best for their future training.”
Further commenting on the growing esports ecosystem in India he said, “esports is one of the fastest growing sectors across the globe and India is still quite nascent. ROG Academy is designed to provide a platform to young talented gamers to become full-fledged esports athletes. We are excited to see the results of the training regimens that our maiden batch will showcase at the end of three months.”
The first session of the ROG Academy will focus on “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” as the official title. Each of the selected players will have a specific role in their team and will be trained to hone their skill to an edge. The course will focus on various aspects of gaming including but not limited to, communication, strategy and Endurance. ASUS ROG Academy will not just look after training but will also equip the participants with all necessary gears and products.
ROG Academy- https://asus.in/ROG-academy/