JTR: Community Challenge announce 2018 Season

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 4th, 2018 – ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the 2018 season of ROG Join the Republic: Community Challenge (JTR:CC), the third season of this renowned global gaming tournament.

After a successful first season in 2016, JTR:CC expanded its second season in 2017 to include popular MOBA title League of Legends (LoL) alongside Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). The 2018 season sees the debut of multiplayer online battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) in, with PUBG replacing LoL alongside CS:GO.

Starting in May, the PUBG edition of JTR:CC will feature four captains from three regions (Europe, America, and APAC) who will each seek out a squad of four team members. During the search, a content team will follow the captains to document their journey as they attempt to form their team and head to boot camp. Once all the teams have been assembled, they will meet up in Stockholm to battle it out for the championship.
JTR:CC was founded by ROG as a platform for skilled, but yet undiscovered, gamers to showcase their talents on the global stage. Well-known gamers, serving as team captains, audition prospective team members in a reality-talent-show-type format. With millions of online viewers keeping tabs on the campaign and watching the various finals, JTR:CC is the ideal community platform for ambitious gamers looking to take the next step.

Click here to watch Season One of JTR:CC.
Click here to watch Season Two of JTR:CC.

For more information please visit http://jointherepublic.global

PRESS CONTACTS

Shin Chang
Product Marketer
Shin_Chang@asus.com

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 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 http://rog.asus.com.

About Join The Republic: Community Challenge
Join the Republic: Community Challenge (JTR:CC) is an annual global esports 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.