ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is the Official PC and Monitor Partner of the Overwatch® Open Regional Playoffs that start on August 26 with a $300K USD Total Prize Pool.
FREMONT, CALIFORNIA August 24, 2016 – The Overwatch® Open, presented by FACEIT, the leading competitive gaming platform, and ELEAGUE, Turner and WME | IMG’s popular eSports league, will be officially sponsored by ASUS ROG. As the official PC and monitor sponsor for the entire tournament, ROG will provide the gaming PCs and monitors for both the North American (Sept. 26-27) and European (Sept. 28-29) Regional Finals and the Grand Finals on Saturday, October 1.
The Overwatch® Open is currently the largest tournament for Blizzard’s new massively popular multiplayer first-person shooter game, Overwatch®. With a $300K USD prize pool, teams from across North America and Europe are in the process of qualifying for the tournament’s regional playoffs through open qualifiers hosted on the FACEIT platform. Once qualified, teams will compete in the regional playoffs with the chance to earn a spot in the Regional Finals and a shot at playing in the international finals for the grand prize of $100K USD. All the action is viewable on the official Overwatch Open Twitch channel, Twitch.tv/OverwatchOpen with the Grand Finals set to air on TBS.
“We’re excited to continue our successful relationship with ASUS with its sponsorship of the Overwatch® Open,” said Michele Attisani, CBO of FACEIT. “ASUS is the leader in the gaming community and its computer hardware for the Overwatch Open will help us provide a stellar competitive experience for the players and fans.”
Vivian Lien, Chief Marketing Officer at ASUS North America, believes this unique partnership strongly supports eSports and the incredibly diverse Overwatch® gaming community. “The Overwatch Open is a great way to showcase the full capabilities of ROG gaming technology with class leading products like the G752VS OC Edition laptop that is built to easily handle even the most demanding games and ensure gamers are equipped for success. We’re excited about this opportunity, and can’t wait to see the upcoming Overwatch®competitions.”
For more information on the Overwatch® Open, visit www.overwatchopen.com or follow FACEIT @FACEIT or ELEAGUE @EL on Twitter. For more information on ROG and its full line of products, visit http://rogarena.com/.