Asus Republic of Gamers announces ROG Conquest Penang State Championship 2018
By Digital News Asia April 11, 2018
- Asus invites Dota 2 gamers to participate in Penang leg of championship
- Latest ROG Strix gaming laptop to be used during tournament
ASUS has kicked off ROG Conquest, Penang State Championship 2018 this coming April, serving as an arena for aspiring gamers to compete among a total pool of 64 Dota teams. Surviving contenders will battle each other for the total prize pool of RM20,000 during the tournament’s Grand Final on April 28-29, which will be held at The Top, Komtar, Penang.
Along with Penang's new initiative of building a healthy e-sports scene among the youth, ROG aims to provide multiple platforms such as ROG Masters, ROG Join The Republic, and the new ROG Conquest for Malaysian gameing enthusiasts to gather and witness the journey of each champion.
“Malaysian e-sports players have been at the forefront of major international competitions. A focused state championship will have the necessary programmes to accommodate the growing talent pool in each state,” Asus Malaysia country manager Leo Tseng said.
“Republic of Gamers has been dedicated to building hardware that helps gamers play their best, and we are proud to be part of local aspiring gamers' journey's and to support the growth of the local e-sports community.” he said.
Penang Youth Development Corporation (PYDC) is one of the event organisers and it is supported by the Penang ICT Association (PICTA).
"With a budget allocation of RM1 million from the Penang state government, PYDC as the executor will be providing the opportunity and platform to promote e-sports as one of the youth initiatives. E-sports are viewed as an opportunity for our youth to be more actively involved in the science and technology sector; while encouraging them to think scientifically and act physically," said PYDC chief executive officer Teng Kok Liang.
The ROG Conquest tournament will feature the latest ROG Strix GL503 SCAR Edition. This all-new gaming laptop is made for those on the go, with a 15.6-inch display, a thin 2.3cm profile and a frame that’s only 2.3kg. Engineered with the newest up to Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, Strix GL503 SCAR Edition pushes the boundaries to deliver performance levels and style usually found only in higher-end laptops.