Friday, 14 May 2021

Mettlestate announces the Third Rog Invitational – with R 100 000 in prizes

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Mettlestate announces the Third Rog Invitational – with R 100 000 in prizes

Johannesburg, 14 May 2021: Esports and gaming authority Mettlestate is gearing up to host the third Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) Invitational, with a whopping prize pool of R 100 000, of which R 50 000 will go to the grand prize winner. The Grand Finals will be broadcast live on Mettlestate’s Twitch TV and DStv’s GINX esports TV channel (Channel 127). Registrations are now open.

Mettlestate, in partnership with Asus, Republic of Gamers, Intel Gaming, Vodacom World and Ubisoft, is set to see South Africa’s best gamers vie for the top spot – and big money – in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Rainbow Six Siege has taken the gaming world by storm, and Mettlestate is bringing the hugely popular first-person shooter to the competitive esports stage in South Africa.

The schedule for the ROG Invitational 3 is as follows:

  • 16 May - Registrations Close
    17 May - Group Stage Start
  • 5 June - Group Stage End
  • 10 June - Brackets Start
  • 13 June - Brackets End
  • 26 June - Grand Finals Start
  • 26 – 27 June - Grand Finals End

Asus ROG, the world’s leading gaming hardware brand, is following up the highly successful ROG Invitationals I and II, with a fully digital, professional-level esports tournament that will deliver world-class spectator value and expert commentary, as esports continues to grow its following among the local gaming community.

The finals will be broadcast live on DStv GINX esports TV and on Mettlestate’s Twitch TV channels online, with a panel of experts from the Vodacom World esports Studios sharing game analysis, commentary and interaction with fans. Commenting on the growth of esports in South Africa, Barry Louzada, Managing Director and Founder of Mettlestate says, “Unlike many other sectors, esports have flourished under the pandemic. We have seen online gaming gain huge momentum – both among players and fans – and the increase in engagement and gaming spectatorship just can’t be ignored. We are excited to be bringing South Africa’s gaming community another event that will have them on the edges of their seats and look forward to seeing a tight competition in this year’s invitational”.

“Providing exceptional experiences for the South African gaming community goes beyond the innovation delivered through our hardware. Creating opportunities for the esports community to compete on a platform of international quality is a key part of our strategy in crafting value for our communities. We are confident that the third instillation of the ROG Invitational, in partnership with Vodacom World will deliver a fresh and explosive experience that can compete with international tournaments” concludes Juan Mouton, Country Marketing Manager, Republic of Gamers, ASUS, South Africa.

Fans can look forward to the tournament and follow all the action on and stay up-to-date with news on Mettlestate’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch pages.