Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) has finally announced what it calls is “India’s first Virtual Academy program for gamers” – ROG Academy. The company informs that this is a part of this initiative and under this, it will identify PC gamers through a screening process and also, will give them a podium to enhance their gaming skills as well as prepare them for competitive eSports tournaments on a national and global level.
Now, this will help make Asus more recognizable brand in India but and at the same time, it will also encourage the gaming community in general. As such, ROG will be also presenting tournament ready gaming equipment to gamers that will also come with professional mentorship which will be a part of this initiative.
This will be a year-long program and it has been divided into four sessions as per the quarter and it goes into strengthening the esports talent pool in India. The teams and players that will be eventually shortlisted and they will go through a selection process.
This will result into six select players who will become a part of three-month long session for first quarter. And, this will include activities, ranging from skill training to mentorship from coach to teamwork communication, high level concepts, apart from several other things.
“The count of online gamers in India grew by 31% in 2019 and reached approximately 365 million; is expected to reach 440 million by 2022 as per a FICCI- EY report on media and entertainment industry. Owing to the pandemic, we are witnessing a permanent shift in content consumption patterns globally and increased digital acceleration,” said Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India.
The registration of this program will commence from 1st February will go through 10th. After the registrations, the participants will go through a screening process that will include showing their abilities in open tryouts and this where, a jury will judge all the participants.