ASUS throws its weight behind League of Legends in China

Battle royale? Team shooters? League of Legends scoffs at these pretenders to the online throne, sitting on top of an e-sports empire that spans the globe. A big part of this empire is in Asia, where e-sports are blowing up huge in China.

Encouraging the spread of this is computer hardware company ASUS, which just dropped $16 million to help build and open an e-sports headquarters in the country. ASUS is a strong participant in the League of Legends professional community, sponsoring a new pro team called the Rogue Warriors that founded this past December.

ASUS recently developed and released a laptop in India specifically designed to cater to e-sports players. The ROG Strix SCAR Edition was put out under ASUS’s Republic of Gamers brand.

“E-sports is gaining tremendous popularity in the country especially game titles like Dota 2 and Counter Strike,” noted National Business Development Manager Arnold Su. “The number of gamers switching from casual gaming to professional is increasing every year at an exponential level.”

Source: MMO Culture
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Melissa McDonald

Just my opinion. Every_single_Time I have bought ASUS it’s been a problem. From a motherboard that shipped without the BIOS correctly flashed, to monitors poorly packed that arrived with scratches, to wireless routers that died in 3 weeks. Never going to buy that brand again. YMMV.

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Chosenxeno .

Sheesh. I will probably never buy a Mobo that isn’t Asus after getting my 1st RoG a few years back. That’s some rough luck you’ve had. I would probably avoid them too lol.

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Melissa McDonald

I prefer Gigabyte’s “ultra durable” series of mobos. EVGA graphics.

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Chosenxeno .

Gigabyte is my GPU go to. I love their Windforce cards. Never tried their Mobos. RoG boards just look so so sexy lol. It’s hard to say no to them.

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semugh

I’ve been buying only asus parts for the last 20 years. They are top notch, tho I’m in europe.

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Zora

Glad to know the premium price I pay for their excellent hardware is invested wisely <3

Nah, I'll keep buying your stuff like I do with Corsair, really… just don't pull these stunts too often, okay?