ASUS Republic of Gamers Presents Join The Republic: Community Challenge at PAX Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia, October 27, 2017 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today presents the 2017 Join the Republic: Community Challenge (JTR:CC) in the ROG booth at PAX Australia in Melbourne.

In 2016, Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill captained a very talented team. This year the setup is different: George ‘skitzmachine’ Ison and Sabrina ‘Sarina’ Bruno have challenged each other to find the best gamers in Australia during PAX. Each of them will gather a team, and on October 29th, the final day of PAX, they will challenge each other.

The winning team will go to the Bootcamp in Sydney the following weekend and then to Sweden for the Grand Finals in January, 2018.
Visitors are encouraged to stop by the ROG booth at PAX Australia to challenge other gamers, meet the captains and check out the latest hardware.

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.


Shin Chang
Product Marketer

ROG Join the Republic: Community Challenge home page:
Team North America’s road to the Grand Final via PAX West 2016:
Team North America’s 2016 Las Vegas Bootcamp:
Team Nordic’s road to the Grand Final 2016:
Team Nordic’s 2016 Bootcamp:
Other team videos available on ROG Join The Republic YouTube channel
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About ROG
Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at

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.