ROG Join the Republic: Community Challenge visits Russia at IgroMir, with Russian gaming influencer Yury ‘Strike’ Tereschenko in attendance

MOSCOW, Russia, September 28, 2017 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today presents the fourth leg of the 2017 Join the Republic: Community Challenge (JTR:CC). The fourth leg of JTR:CC is visiting Russia at IgroMir, one of the largest gaming expos in the Eastern world. Russia is home to the well-known gaming influencer Yury ‘Strike’ Tereschenko, who will be captaining the Russian team this year.

JTR:CC visits IgroMir with Yury ‘Strike’ Tereschenko Yury ‘Strike’ Tereschenko – a well-known Russian gaming influencer and caster – will be captain for the Russian team for the first time. Yury became a renowned gamer from his dominance in Counter Strike, and with his gaming skill and prowess has become a well-respected personality in Russia and the wider world.

The auditions will take place during IgroMir 2017 in the ROG booth. IgroMir is one of the largest gaming expos in the Eastern world and is well respected in the gaming scene. Brave gamers can join us at IgroMir to battle Yury and each other, with the successful winners being selected for boot camp and the chance to compete at our grand final in Sweden.

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

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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.