Republic of Gamers PAX West 2018 Highlights
From new hardware to ROG’s Join the republic challenge
It was a busy four days for the Republic of Gamers (ROG) team at PAX West 2018. Its meticulously structured booth, complete with gaming stations and product demos, was filled with curious gamers throughout the four-day event. Gamers were greeted with hands-on demos of ROG’s upcoming gaming hardware, and were given the chance to win great prizes. After passing rigorous trials, the final members of Team NA were recruited through the Join the Republic community challenge. The Join the Republic challenge lets everyday gamers duke it out for the opportunity to go pro and compete against some of the best esports players out there. Team NA’s captain, the veteran CS:GO player Erik Flom, personally battletested his newest members at the ROG eSports Desk. In time, his team will represent North America and compete against seven others at the Republic CS:GO Finals in Sweden.
Following the successful conclusion to team Fl0m’s recruitment, ROG opened up the eSports booth to the public. Gamers were invited to participate in intense Fortnite sessions on the same bleeding-edge hardware used by the pros.
The ROG booth also saw daily giveaways. Prizes ranged from action figures and gaming gear, to knickknacks and accessories. The hype driven by gamers was impressive, but ROG also added excitement of its own through the presentation of a slew of its upcoming gaming hardware. These ranged from phones, to laptops, to RGB-infused coolers.
intense Fortnite sessions on bleeding-edge hardware
TOP: The Join the Republic challenge saw gamers compete for the opportunity to go pro.