ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the beginning of the 3rd installment of ROG Academy. Season 3 will continue to focus on Valorant, one of the top games in the eSports circuits in India. The registrations for the third season have already begun and will close on Thursday, 2nd September 2021.
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 most recognized tournament organizers of Valorant. As part of the training, ASUS ROG will equip all participants with necessary gear and products such as tournament-ready gaming equipment and best-in-class high-quality technology.
The shortlisted team and players will go through an extensive selection process divided into different phases. This will culminate into 6 select players becoming part of a 3-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, execute 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, the brand said in a media release.
The 3rd season of the ROG Academy will witness “Valorant” as the official title and the panelists will consist of a representative from ASUS ROG, Partners, and Valorant. ASUS ROG will be providing the whole team Ex-Gratia of ₹1,00,000 price to all the final 6 players once they complete their 3-month training successfully. The players will also receive monetary compensation of ₹15,000 as a stipend on monthly basis during the training. Also, the 6 players will continue to represent the brand for additional 3 months while participating in any tournaments or events post completing 3 months training program successfully.
How to Apply for ROG Academy
Gaming enthusiasts aged 16 and above can participate in the program and register themselves on the Official ROG Website from 3rd May 2021 onwards. Interested gamers aged between 16 to 18 must need to provide a consent letter from their parents to participate in the ROG Academy program. During the registration process, applicants will need to answer some key questions on the online form that will help Asus determine the type of player they are.
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. The top six participants chosen from the tryouts phase will receive admission into the program. Participants will receive a stipend of ₹15,000.