ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced it will be the official hardware sponsor of H1Z1 Pro League™, the first professional battle royale esports league. ASUS will provide all of the hardware for the esports league, supplying 100 best-in-class gaming systems comprised of the ROG Strix Gl12 Gaming Desktop, ROG Swift PG248Q Gaming Monitors, and ROG Strix Flare Keyboards. Fifteen charter pro esports teams, including ASUS-sponsored Echo Fox, will compete during the H1Z1 Pro League inaugural season beginning April 21st, at the newly established Twin Galaxies Esports Center at Caesars Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be streamed exclusively via Facebook Live.
“Best-in-class equipment, gear, and hardware is crucial when hosting 75 skilled players, competing in resource-intensive games,” said Mike Mossholder, Chief Business Officer of Vision Venture Partners. “ASUS and their cutting-edge technology deliver the processing power and precision needed to solidify the H1Z1 Pro League as the world’s premier battle royale esports league ahead of the inaugural season.”
“ASUS ROG has been at the forefront of the esports and professional esports movement since the beginning, having sponsored many esports teams including, Echo Fox, Ninjas in Pyjamas, NRG, and SKT T1, among others,” said Vivian Lien, CMO at ASUS North America. “We design our gaming devices based on player’s needs, and try to anticipate and support the biggest initiatives in the esports industry. We’re happy to be a part of what is, undoubtedly to be the first of many professional league tournaments, and to provide our support.”
Gaming Systems Designed for Pro Esports Teams
The ASUS ROG brand was founded on a desire to grow the global gaming ecosystem through sponsorships and the development of innovative hardware specifically designed for the needs of dedicated players. For the H1Z1 Pro League tournament, ROG will provide 100 of each of the following:
• ROG Strix GL12 Gaming Desktop
The ROG Strix GL12 is is powered by up to a factory-overclocked 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor (up to 4.8GHz full hexa-core), with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics for boundless gaming experiences. A transparent side panel coupled with customizable Aura Sync technology light effects let you express your gaming persona, inside and out. This gaming desktop has a striking, unconventional design and features an esports-ready hot-swap bay for a 2.5-inch SSD that allows gamers to remove and replace the drive in seconds, all without having to shut down the system.
• ROG Swift PG248Q Gaming Monitor
The ROG Swift PG248Q was designed specifically for esports, and is a competition-grade gaming monitor that provides seamless visuals and super-smooth gameplay. ROG Swift PG248Q has a 16:9 aspect ratio 24-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) panel. In addition, it features an overclockable 180Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology. This gives gamers ultra-smooth, fast-moving gaming visuals with no lag or motion blur, making ROG Swift PG248Q ideal for first-person shooters, racing, real-time strategy and sports titles.
• ROG Strix Flare Keyboards
ROG Strix Flare is a versatile RGB mechanical gaming keyboard outfitted with four different Cherry MX RGB switch types — red, blue, brown, and black —to deliver the precise mechanical feel and responsiveness demanded by gamers. The keyboard also features 100% anti-ghosting technology with N-key rollover to ensure all keystrokes are registered reliably, no matter how many keys are pressed simultaneously. Individually backlit keys are housed in a dual-textured case, and a row of LEDs under both sides of the case creates a vibrant underglow that extends the customizable lighting beyond the keyboard. Powered by Aura Sync, ROG Strix Flare puts the entire color spectrum and a range of dynamic lighting effects at gamers’ command, enabling them to create a unique color scheme. All onboard lighting can be synchronized with the extensive portfolio of Aura Sync-enabled devices for a truly immersive gaming environment.