ESL Gaming and ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) expand partnership as ROG becomes Official OEM Partner of the full ESL Pro League Season 16

Cologne/New York After successful integrations during the ESL Pro League Season 16 Conference Stage and ESL Challenger Valencia, ESL Gaming, part of ESL FACEIT Group, and ASUS ROG today announced that they are expanding their collaboration. The expansion will see ROG also become the exclusive Official OEM partner of the Group Stage and Playoffs of ESL Pro League (EPL) Season 16.

ESL Gaming and ASUS ROG joined forces earlier this summer for three ESL Challenger tournaments and the EPL Conference Stage that took place live at DreamHack Summer, June 16-20. With two events included in the partnership already in the books, fruitful integrations evidently raised the audience’s awareness of the ROG brand, while engaging them in a distinctive way.

The ESL Pro League is the biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) league worldwide and by expanding this partnership, it became even bigger,” said Bastian Veiser, Director Partner Management at ESL Gaming. “Forming a gateway to the top, EPL offers an open ecosystem for teams with the opportunity to progress and ultimately play on the world’s biggest stages. As a partner of ESL Challenger and EPL Conference, ROG is committed to helping us lay the solid foundation needed for teams to reach the top. Expanding our partnership to also cover the Group Stage and Playoffs means that they join the teams and us all the way while we continue writing a history of legends, and we couldn’t have hoped for a better partner to join us on this journey.

Through the partnership, ROG will continue to enjoy multiple brand integrations in several broadcast segments and at live events. Additionally, through various audience engagement opportunities during the livestreams, they hope to further inspire fans and gamers worldwide to boost their overall gaming experience by introducing them to the ROG Strix SCAR 15/17 series gaming laptop powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 processors. 

“We are proud to announce that after a solid start of our collaboration, ROG is not only continuing but expanding our partnership role with ESL Gaming,” said Galip Fu, Head of Global Marketing for Consumer and Gaming Laptops at ASUS. “ROG has always been committed to creating top tier systems to support gamers from all walks of life, and what better way to exemplify this belief than to write history within one of the biggest gaming stages in the world? We can’t wait to see what the future holds for ROG and ESL.”

We’re very pleased to have ASUS’ gaming brand, Republic of Gamers, stay on board as an official partner of the ESL Pro League,” said Alex Inglot, the ESL Pro League Commissioner. “On behalf of all the ESL Pro League partner teams, I’d like to welcome back the ROG team to the EPL family.

The Group Stage of EPL Season 16 continued in a LAN environment in Malta on August 31 as 24 of the world’s best CS:GO teams were divided into four groups. Those groups then compete for a chance to attain one of 12 available spots in the live Playoff Stage, which will take place September 27-October 2. Visit the official website for more information.

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About ESL Gaming
ESL Gaming is the world’s leading esports company. For more than two decades, we have been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation globally across the most popular video games, creating a comprehensive ecosystem with opportunities for players to go from zero to hero, and for fans to witness the best stories esports has to offer. Our portfolio consists of high-profile products such as the ESL Pro Tour, Intel® Extreme Masters, DreamHack Festivals, the Snapdragon® Pro Series, and many more, ranging from grassroots to global elite competitions. ESL Gaming is a part of the world’s leading competitive gaming platform ESL FACEIT Group.

About ESL Pro League
The ESL Pro League is the world’s longest-running professional league for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, featuring the best teams from Europe, North America, South America and the Asia-Pacific region. Broadcast across various platforms and staged over the years in landmark venues across the globe, the event, split into two seasons a year, provides a unique challenge in the CS:GO calendar and is highly valued by teams, players and fans alike. Originally established in 2015, by 2019 it offered a total prize pool of $1,5 million US dollars. Following the signing of the Louvre Agreement in 2020, ESL Pro League brings 15 of the biggest brands in esports to compete alongside nine teams trying their best to capitalise on their recent successes (

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, system components, laptops, desktops, monitors, smartphones, audio equipment, routers, peripherals and accessories. 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. To become one of those who dare, learn more about ROG at

About ASUS
ASUS is a global technology leader that provides the world’s most innovative and intuitive devices, components and solutions to deliver incredible experiences that enhance the lives of people everywhere. With its team of 5,000 in-house R&D experts, ASUS is world-renowned for continuously reimagining today’s technologies for tomorrow, garners more than 11 awards every day for quality, innovation and design and is ranked among Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies.


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