Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced what it calls is “India’s first Virtual Academy program for gamers” – ROG Academy. The company says that as a part of this initiative, it will be identifying PC gamers through a screening process and will provide them a platform to enhance their gaming skills and prepare them for competitive esports tournaments on a national and global level.
Asus, with help from AFK Gaming, will organise this programme and pick six contestants to be part of the ROG Academy. Here, they will be put under the tutelage of professionals who will mentor, train, and guide them towards the goal of representing Asus ROG locally, as well as globally. With the significant growth of gaming in India especially in the last year owing to the pandemic, people can now have a virtual platform to not only compete with others, but assess e-sports as a legitimate profession for themselves.
ROG will be providing tournament ready gaming equipment to gamers with professional mentorship as a part of this initiative.
The year-long program is divided into four sessions as per the quarter and is aimed at strengthening the esports talent pool in India. The teams and players that are shortlisted 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. This will include activities, ranging from skill training to mentorship from coach to teamwork communication, high level concepts, and more.