ASUS, the leading manufacturer of motherboards and computer peripherals today announced that it is the official Gaming partner for PC Hardware and accessories of the ESL India Premiership. ESL is the world’s largest and renowned company in electronic sports operated by Turtle Entertainment in Cologne, Germany. This will be India’s first major electronic sports tournament. ESL India Premiership was recently introduced in the country through a partnership with NODWIN Gaming. In addition to it being one of the biggest e-sports competitions in the world, the prize pool to be won by ‘cyber athletes’ is a staggering INR 42 Lakh.
The official hardware and accessories provided for the tournament will be the ASUS B150 Pro Gaming/Aura Gaming Motherboard, ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 970 OC 4GB Graphics card and ASUS VG248QE 144Hz 1ms monitor, ASUS RT AC3200 Tri band Gigabit routers with the ASUS Cerberus Keyboards, Mice and Mouse pads to ensure a seamless performance and experience. Of the twenty five systems specially built for this tournament, ten of them will be based on the EX – B150M – V3 motherboard which is launched exclusively for ROG certified cafes across India. ASUS will give its fans and the audience the first peek at the exclusive EX – B150M – V3 motherboard at the venue. The B150 Pro Gaming/Aura motherboard is a value packed ATX gaming board which features unique RGB LED lighting for a customized gaming look. It supports 6th Gen Intel Processors with DDR4 compatibility and SupremeFX Gaming Audio.
All the gaming machines for the ESL India Premiership have been meticulously put together by Mr. Amey ‘Darky’ Gokhale, one of India’s top and finest overclockers.
Akshat Rathee, Director and CEO of NODWIN Gaming said “ESL India Premiership is the biggest e-sport tournament in the India and we would need the best equipment in the world to execute an event of such magnitude. ASUS hardware has been consistent when it comes to delivering exceptional quality and performance. Their vision and drive for PC gaming will be the perfect partnership with ours to drive E-sports in India and give many a people to dream it as a real career.”
The event kicks off on 29th July in Pune. The ESL India Premiership tournament travels to Bangalore in November and concludes in December in Delhi.
Schedule of the tournament as follows:
Quarter Final 1 – CSGO
Quarter Final 2 – CSGO
Quarter Final 3 – DOTA 2
Quarter Final 1
Quarter Final 2
Quarter Final 4 – DOTA 2
Quarter Final 3
Quarter Final 4
SEMIFINAL 1 – CS:GO
SEMIFINAL 2 – DOTA 2
DOTA 2 FINALS – MAP 1
DOTA 2 FINALS – MAP 2
DOTA 2 FINALS – MAP 3
CS:GO FINALS – MAP 1
CS:GO FINALS – MAP 2
CS:GO FINALS – MAP 3
PRIZE DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY
Mr. Vinay Shetty commenting on the partnership said “PC Gaming has always been the focal point at ASUS. Partnering with NODWIN Gaming and ESL would be the perfect synergy of the world’s highest grade quality equipment supplementing one of the biggest tournaments in the world. Our ROG flagships of products have been designed specifically keeping gamers in mind. E-sports in India have taken leaps from the steps it started to take couple of years back. This would boost the confidence of thousands of gamers across India. Not only will people start to take e-sports seriously it will create the much lacked awareness in this field and put India on the global map.”
What is Powered by ASUS?
The Powered by ASUS program is a partnership program that features desktop PCs with award-winning ASUS hardware built by ASUS’s established PC partners. These systems are designed to cater to the varying needs of different users, while still giving them the very best performance and reliability.
The program covers a wide array of world-class motherboards and graphics cards, TÜV Rheinland-certified low-blue-light gaming monitors, FAST networking solutions, internal optical drives and sound cards. Users are guaranteed optimized systems that are tailored to their requirements, all under a full manufacturer warranty.
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ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.
About NODWIN Gaming
NODWIN Gaming is the first company in India to offer complete solutions for companies operating in the gaming sector. The company aims to release the enormous untapped potential of the Indian gaming market by finding ways to properly develop and unify the community. Some of the notable events the company has been involved in are Games Arena, ESWC India and ESL One Cologne India Qualifier, SuperNOVA Gaming Carnival, remembered by fans nationwide as some of the top events the country has witnessed in the recent past. For more information, visit http://nodwingaming.com.