ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is the Official PC and Monitor Partner of the Overwatch® Open Regional Playoffs that start on August 26 with a 300.000 USD Total Prize Pool.
Fremont, CA (August 24, 2016) – The Overwatch® Open, presented by FACEIT, the leading competitive gaming platform, and ELEAGUE, Turner and WME | IMG’s popular eSports league, will be officially sponsored by ASUS ROG. As the official PC and monitor sponsor for the entire tournament, ROG will provide the gaming PCs and monitors for both the North American (September 26–27) and European (September 28–29) Regional Finals and the Grand Finals on Saturday, October 1.
The Overwatch® Open is currently the largest tournament for Blizzard’s new massively popular multiplayer first-person shooter game, Overwatch®. With a 300.000 USD prize pool, teams from across North America and Europe are in the process of qualifying for the tournament’s regional playoffs through open qualifiers hosted on the FACEIT platform. Once qualified, teams will compete in the regional playoffs with the chance to earn a spot in the Regional Finals and a shot at playing in the international finals for the grand prize of 100.000 USD. All the action is viewable on the official Overwatch® Open Twitch channel, twitch.tv/overwatchopen with the Grand Finals set to air on TBS.
“We’re excited to continue our successful relationship with ASUS with its sponsorship of the Overwatch® Open,” said Michele Attisani, COO of FACEIT. “ASUS is the leader in the gaming community and its computer hardware for the Overwatch Open will help us provide a stellar competitive experience for the players and fans.”
Vivian Lien, Chief Marketing Officer at ASUS North America, believes this unique partnership strongly supports eSports and the incredibly diverse Overwatch® gaming community. “The Overwatch Open is a great way to showcase the full capabilities of ROG gaming technology with class leading products like the G752VS OC Edition laptop that is built to easily handle even the most demanding games and ensure gamers are equipped for success. We’re excited about this opportunity, and can’t wait to see the upcoming Overwatch® competitions.”
For years since its establishment, ASUS aimed to put an ever-greater emphasis on PC gaming. This process resulted in the 2006 founding of the Republic of Gamers brand (ROG). ROG is celebrating its 10th anniversary, join them as they continue their sole purpose of delivering the most innovative PC hardware for truly dedicated gamers.
The efforts of the ROG team have led to a constant flow of PC gaming technology that has become legendary among enthusiasts for its performance. ROG is more than just hardware, though — we take an active part in the global gaming community, helping to develop the industry by sponsoring events such as PAX and DreamHack among many others. Worldwide media sites have recognized ROG as the leader in PC gaming and overclocking performance, with many of our products winning multiple prestigious awards while generating exciting feedback from hardware and gaming enthusiasts.
With this great response from gamers and the industry, ROG has all the resources it needs to keep working on enabling even better experiences — technology never sleeps, nor should the action!
Founded in London in 2012, FACEIT is the leading independent competitive gaming platform for online multiplayer games, with more than 4 million users logging in a total of over 12 million online game sessions each month. FACEIT allows players to easily play in tournaments and leagues for virtual and real-world prizes through automated tournament management and matchmaking technology. For developers, FACEIT’s advanced software development kit (SDK) allows game creators to easily integrate user-friendly matchmaking and tournaments into their titles to allow gamers to take part in competitive online games at all skill levels. eSports organizers, players and communities use FACEIT to create and manage online competitions. For more information on FACEIT, please visit www.faceit.com.
About WME | IMG
WME | IMG is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Named one of Fortune’s 25 Most Important Private Companies, WME | IMG specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management.
TBS, TNT and truTV are part of Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner creates and programs branded news; entertainment; kids and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo®, franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty #1-selling games* and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.
*Based on internal company records and reports from key distribution partners.
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