Apr 25, 2017 Written by: Geoff_Gasior

NRG eSports joins the Republic of Gamers

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ROG is excited to announce our sponsorship of NRG eSports. The top-tier team will exclusively use our gaming desktops, laptops, and monitors in their pursuit of glory on the burgeoning eSports scene. They join a growing stable of eSports organizations under the Republic of Gamers banner, including Echo Fox, Ninjas in Pyjamas, PSG eSports, and DreamHack Masters.

Who are NRG eSports?

Founded by Andy Miller and Mark Mastrov, co-owners of the Sacramento Kings NBA team, NRG blurs the line between eSports and traditional athletics. Its investors and advisors include NBA great Shaquille O’Neal and former MLB MVPs Alex Rodriguez and Jimmy Rollins—people who know a thing or two about what it takes to succeed at the highest level.

NRG eSports competes in a wide range of games, including CS:GO, Gears of War, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros, and Smite. They’re the reigning world champions in Smite and won the North American regional portion of the Rocket League Champion Series last year.

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The roster includes big names like Seagull, the most-watched Overwatch player on Twitch. He’s taking a break from competition to focus on streaming until the Overwatch League starts later this year. Another recognizable star is Nairo, one of the youngest and most successful Super Smash Bros. 4 players around. Nairo continually places in major tournaments and played an exhibition match for an audience of over 17,000 during a Sacramento Kings halftime show. You can check out the full roster at the NRG eSports site.

What ROG gear are they using?

Having the right equipment is critical when competing against the best in the world, so we’re equipping NRG eSports with ROG gaming monitors, desktops, and laptops. The team will be using our ROG Swift PG258Q and PG278QR gaming monitors, whose ultra-fast refresh rates offer the instant responsiveness required by top players. They’ll also play on ROG Strix GD30 desktops that deliver exceptional performance in popular eSports titles.

“eSports tournaments are drawing audiences that rival the biggest sporting events I’ve experienced,” said NRG eSports Co-Owner and Advisor Shaquille O’Neal. “We need the most hardcore technology for that intensity of competition and ASUS meets those demands.”

Hit the link below for the full press release.

Press Release

ASUS REPUBLIC OF GAMERS BRINGS NRG ESPORTS CLOSER TO GAMING DOMINATION

Athletes Shaq, A-Rod and J-Roll Embrace ASUS ROG as an Official Sponsor of their eSports Franchise

FREMONT, Calif., April 25, 2017 – A new challenger approaches: ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), a provider of innovative technology for dedicated gamers, today announced its sponsorship of NRG eSports, a professional gaming team. NRG eSports, which counts legendary pro athletes Shaquille O’Neal and Alex Rodriguez, MLB player Jimmy Rollins, as well as Co-Owners of the Sacramento Kings, Andy Miller and Mark Mastrov, among its key investors and advisors. As part of this sponsorship, NRG will receive exclusive premium PC hardware for ASUS ROG, including desktops, laptops and monitors.

NRG eSports competes in a number of arenas, bringing the likes of Seagull of Overwatch and Nairo of Super Smash Bros., among others, together for a show of world-class talent and passion. The global eSporting brand joins a number of major eSports organizations sponsored by ASUS ROG, including PSG eSports, Echo Fox, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and DreamHack Masters.

"We’re very excited to partner with NRG eSports and provide them with high performance hardware," said Vivian Lien, Chief Marketing Officer of ASUS North America. “NRG eSports combines the top gaming talent across the world, and we look forward to supporting them every step of the way.”

“eSports tournaments are drawing audiences that rival the biggest sporting events I’ve experienced,” said NRG eSports Co-Owner and Advisor Shaquille O’Neal. “We need the most hardcore technology for that intensity of competition and ASUS meets those demands.”

The partnership with NRG eSports helps ensure that ASUS ROG stays at the forefront of the industry, allowing them to work closely with players and gain valuable insight on what it takes for them to stay competitive and operate at peak performance.

Both NRG eSports and ASUS ROG are committed to growing the gaming community and showcasing the talent and dedication the NRG players have for their craft,” said Brett Lautenbach, President of NRG. “Our partnership allows our players to align their passion with their careers, and be part of an industry that is rapidly growing.”  

As a part of the sponsorship, NRG eSports players will share their own experiences using ROG hardware with the eSports community, including player streams, behind-the-scenes content from the leading eSports events and more. In addition to supporting the team with its award-winning hardware technology, ASUS ROG will appear on the official NRG eSports jerseys for teams in the “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” “Gears of War,” “Hearthstone,” “Overwatch,” “Rocket League,” “Super Smash Bros.” and “SMITE.”

About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.

For more information visit ASUS.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

About NRG eSports

NRG eSports was founded by Andy Miller and Mark Mastrov, co-owners of the Sacramento Kings in 2015. NRG counts advisors Shaquille O'Neal, Alex Rodriguez, and Jimmy Rollins among its investors. NRG have quickly become one of the most-loved teams in North America, with an exciting blend of young, upcoming talent and established veterans. NRG fields teams across Vain Glory, Overwatch, CSGO, Smite, and Rocket League, as well as Smash and Hearthstone players and is home to the back to back SMITE World Champions. NRG eSports is the current reigning world champions in SMITE and the current North American champions in Rocket League.

For more information visit NRG.gg, stream our content on Twitch and YouTube, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter

About ASUS ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is a sub-brand of ASUS, created in 2006 to provide gamers with battle-winning gear. ROG continues to be the first choice for gamers and participates in international gaming and overclocking events — including QuakeCon, BlizzCon and DreamHack. Record-breaking ROG gear includes motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks, desktops and monitors, plus audio equipment and mice. Simply, ROG is the choice of champions.

For more information visit ROG.ASUS.com, stream our content on Twitch, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

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