ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced that it has partnered with the University of California, Berkeley in providing equipment, programming support and funding for the Cal Esports Program as well as the grand reopening of the Cal Esports Community Center.
Kelvin Jeon, Senior Strategic Brand Manager for ASUS North America commented, “Cal Esports is one of the leading collegiate esports programs in the country. ASUS is looking forward to partnering with the Cal Esports community to support grassroots competitive PC gaming and pave the way for valuable professional development opportunities within the STEM and gaming space.”
Through this exclusive partnership, ASUS will see to the provision of ROG and TUF Gaming desktops, GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards and monitors powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC to the Cal Esports Community Center.
Every Cal Esports station will be equipped with the top-notch ASUS ROG and TUF Gaming desktops as well as components such as the TUF Gaming VG258QM, a 24.5-inch G-SYNC compatible display, and the ROG Strix GA15DK-DH776 gaming desktops powered by the GeForce RTX 3070.
Brigitte Lossing, Director of Recreational Sports stated, “The Department of Recreational Sports & Cal Esports are thrilled to partner with ASUS. Their support will ensure the longevity of the program and help expand our current initiatives. We look forward to working with them on many new exciting projects”
ASUS, known for its powerful PC and computer accessories, is committed to providing distinct opportunities for students that are interested in careers in eSports and gaming. Apart from the technological aspect of the partnership, ASUS also align with UC Berkeley’s career development, wellness initiatives and research by collaborating on Game Fit, a customized wellness and fitness program that’s specially designed for the Cal Esports Community.
The Taiwan-based company will also co-sponsor collegiate esports competitions taking place on UC Berkeley campus; host Game Talks, a series of career development as well as internship workshops with Cal Esports student-athletes; and provide support for Marginalized Genders in Gaming Initiative.