* The ROG 2017 Join the Republic: Community Challenge (JTR:CC) visits Paris Games Week for the second year in a row
* Popular FPS gamer Jeff ‘Houngoungagne’ will captain this year’s French team
PARIS, France, November 1, 2017 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today hosts the 2017 Join the Republic: Community Challenge (JTR:CC) at Paris Games Week.
The team will be captained by rising star Jeff ‘Houngoungagne’, whose personal style has taken the French FPS scene by storm. With his rapidly increasing following, ROG is proud to welcome him as captain.
The ROG booth at PGW will feature 10 stations where gamers can challenge each other, while Jeff will host the competition and pick the winners on the final day. After this, the winners will go to Bootcamp and then on to the Grand Final in Sweden in January, 2018. Visitors are welcomed at the ROG booth, where they can check out some of the latest ROG hardware and showcase their skills for Jeff.
strong>Join the Republic — around the world!
Some of the global events that the ROG Community Challenge 2017 will visit are:
DreamHack Masters Malmö – Sweden
PAX West – United States
WirForce – Taiwan
Igromir 2017 – Russia
Barcelona Games World – Spain
Poznań Game Arena – Poland
ROG Arena at Microsoft Store / NA – United States
PAX Australia – Australia
Paris Games Week – France
G-Star – South Korea
(To be announced) – Germany
(To be announced) – Malaysia
(To be announced) – Thailand
The winners of the PAX West and DreamHack Masters auditions will join other teams in the Global Finals hosted in Sweden.
NOTES TO EDITORS
ROG Join the Republic: Community Challenge home page: www.jointherepublic.global
Team North America’s road to the Grand Final via PAX West 2016: http://bit.ly/2vyrp4i
Team North America’s 2016 Las Vegas Bootcamp: http://bit.ly/2vyKoM1
Team Nordic’s road to the Grand Final 2016: http://bit.ly/2wrznsB
Team Nordic’s 2016 Bootcamp: http://bit.ly/2wruLT7
Other team videos available on ROG Join The Republic YouTube channel http://bit.ly/2vyJzTF
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About Join The Republic: Community Challenge
Join the Republic: Community Challenge (JTR:CC) is an annual global Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and League of Legends (LoL) competition inviting all gamers to participate in a team that will play in the Global Finals.
A team is built by a captain, who will audition and select four gamers to join his or her team. The gamers will need both in-game and social skills to make it into the team. The captains will select gamers who they feel confident leading to the Global Finals. Once the final members are chose, the team will attend a bootcamp to build both team spirit and in-game chemistry.
Once the 16 teams are finalized they will travel to the global finals, a full-on esports event and an opportunity for the selected gamers to experience their idols’ lifestyles for a weekend. The entire proceedings will be broadcast from Monster Energy Dreamhack Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.
The entire event can be followed on ROG social-media channels, from the start at ChinaJoy to the finish at the Global Finals in January 2018 at Monster Energy Dreamhack Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.