ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is back with another comprehensive and thrilling season of ROG Academy as it brings season four of it. After successfully concluding all the previous seasons of ROG Academy with more than 5500 entries from across the country, ASUS aims to pave the way for the next generation of budding gamers and esports enthusiasts, as it begins ROG Academy season four. Season four will continue to focus on Valorant like season three, given its high popularity in the country among all the esports players. The registrations for the fourth season commence on 20 December and will go on till 31 December 2021.
ASUS is inching towards its goal to empower every rising esport player from across the country by providing them the ROG Academy platform that makes esports a reality for them. With necessary resources, mentorship, and training from industry experts in the esports circuit, ASUS aims to elevate the experience of the emerging esport players and contribute towards the development of the current esport ecosystem in India.
Speaking on the announcement, ASUS India business head, consumer and gaming PC system business group Arnold Su said, “It gives us great joy to see ROG Academy emerge as one of the most preferred platforms for avid and aspiring esport players in the country, who are set to build a career in the evolving esport. Ever since the launch of our first season early this year, ROG Academy continued to grow, and the overwhelming participation has only encouraged us to take a step forward with each season. With the launch of season four, we are bullish towards ending the year 2021 with a thumping response yet again and step into the new year with a new inspiration to take India’s esport ecosystem to the next level, by not just creating a robust infrastructure and an engaging curriculum for the enthusiasts, but also taking the privilege and responsibility to nurture the new generation of trained esports athletes.”
The multifaceted training program of season four will enable players to take their gameplay to its prime with evolved skillset and learning. It will focus on every aspect of the esports title, including meticulous studies of the maps, assessing the opponents, building team synergy, identifying the drawbacks and strengths of each member, and more. As part of the program, ASUS also equips the participants with the necessary gear and products such as tournament-ready gaming equipment and first-in-class high-quality technology. ROG Academy is prudently designed to mentor potential professional esport players to excel and boost career opportunities in the field of esports.
To further strengthen its commitment towards esport ecosystem building in India and provide the ROG Academy’s participants with a 360-degree learning experience, ASUS also conducted ROG Master Class sessions for all ROG Academy season three players which provides them an exclusive opportunity to interact with veteran players and content creators such as Shobith Rai, popularly known as Tbone in the gaming community and one of India’s top Valorant squads, Velocity Gaming.
Curriculum and Duration:
ASUS ROG Academy is a year-long program, divided into four sessions as per the quarter, aimed at establishing and developing the esports community in India. This season, the curriculum is designed in partnership with AFK Gaming, one of India’s top media portals and gaming agencies.
The shortlisted team and players will go through an extensive selection process divided into different phases. This will culminate into six select players becoming part of a three-month long program designed to familiarize the players with the various aspects of gameplay at eminent levels to master the techniques of teamwork, communication, analyzing the opponents, tracking improvement, agent selection, and skillsets, map breakdown and more. The exercises, schedule, and entire program will be specifically designed keeping in mind the title and the existing skillsets of the players who will be a part of it.
Rewards and outcome from the training:
The fourth season of the ROG Academy will witness “Valorant” as the official title as we continue our journey to discover India’s most talented players. The panelists will consist of a representative from ASUS ROG, partners, and Valorant. ASUS ROG will be providing the whole team Ex-Gratia of Rs 1,00,000 price to all the final six players once they complete their three-month training successfully. The players will also receive monetary compensation of Rs 15,000 as a stipend on monthly basis during the training. Also, the six players will continue to represent the brand for additional three months while participating in any tournaments or events post completing three months training program successfully.
How to Apply: ROG Academy
1. Aspiring gamers and gaming enthusiasts aged 16 and above can participate in the program and register themselves on the Official ROG Website from 20 December 2021 onwards. Gamers aged between 16 to 18 need to provide a consent letter from their parents to participate in the program
2. During the registration process, applicants will answer some key questions on the online form that will help Asus determine the type of player they are
1. After registrations, participants will have to go through a screening process which will include showcasing their abilities in the open tryouts where they will be judged by a jury
2. The top six participants chosen from the tryouts phase will receive admission into the program. Participants will receive a stipend of Rs 15000