ROG Join the Republic: Community Challenge visits Poland at the Poznan Game Arena for the first time, with 2016 champion IzakOOO in attendance

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POZNAN, Poland, September 19, 2017 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today presents the fifth leg of the 2017 Join the Republic: Community Challenge. For the first time ever, JTR:CC will be visiting Poland at the Poznan Game Arena. Poland is the home of the 2016 JTR:CC champion IzakOOO, who last year served as an online captain, and this year will captain the Polish team.

The biggest gaming event of the year
Piotr ‘IzakOOO’ Skowyrski is a well-known Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) gamer in Eastern Europe and an ambassador for esports in his region. With one of the world’s largest Twitch followings and lots of social media engagement, Piotr has gained a lot of popularity in the gaming world, not only in his native country of Poland but across all of Eastern Europe and the rest of the world!
Gamers from all over Poland can visit the Poznan Games Arena to experience the biggest gaming event of the year, and if they’re brave enough can challenge IzakOOO or each other during the three intense days of gaming. The booth will be packed with the latest ROG hardware for full 5-versus-5-player setup.

Worldwide auditions for online teams
Gamers who want to be a part of the action but can’t travel to the JTR:CC event can now audition online for one of the two online teams, playing CS:GO or Leagues of Legends (LoL). Gamers worldwide can battle against each other, with four talented winners selected to participate at the JTR:CC final in Sweden.

Join the Republic — around the world!
Some of the global events that the ROG 2017 JTR:CC 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
The winners of the PAX West auditions will join 7 other teams in the Global Finals hosted in Sweden.

PRESS CONTACTS

Shin Chang
Product Marketer
Shin_Chang@asus.com

NOTES TO EDITORS
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ROG 2017 Join the Republic: Community Challenge home page: www.jointherepublic.global
Team Izakoo 2016 Barcelona Bootcamp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtgVTxpfaDE
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 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 2017 at Monster Energy Dreamhack Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.