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ROG Strix GL702 and ROG Swift PG248Q named as the official gaming laptop and monitor of the world’s biggest Dota 2 gaming competition.


  • ROG named as the official hardware provider of The International 2016 — the world’s biggest Dota 2 gaming competition
  • The International 2016 will be held at KeyArena, Seattle from 8th to 13th August, 2016
  • ROG Strix GL702 and ROG Swift PG248Q have been selected as the official gaming laptop and monitor for The International 2016

Seattle, USA (8 August, 2016) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that it is the official hardware provider of The International 2016 (TI16), which will be held from 8th–13th August, 2016. TI6 is the sixth edition of The International — an annual Dota 2 tournament where 16 teams compete for a prize pool exceeding US$19 million. This tournament attracts a huge worldwide audience, both online and offline. ROG is proud to be the tournament’s official hardware provider, with ROG Strix GL702 and ROG Swift PG248Q selected as official gaming laptop and monitor of TI16.

joinDOTA is an online portal dedicated entirely to the popular Dota 2 multiplayer online battle arena video game. Together, ROG and joinDOTA will provide the best possible TI16 coverage, delivering onsite video clips, articles and video blogs via ROG Facebook, Twitter and the official TI16 website throughout the tournament. Fans will also have a chance to win a ROG Strix GL702 and a ROG Swift PG248Q by predicting the winner of the tournament.


ROG Strix GL702 – the official gaming laptop of TI6

ROG Strix GL702 is a lightweight gaming laptop that delivers a perfect balance of performance and portability. It features NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M graphics, a choice of wide-viewing-angle 4K UHD or Full HD IPS displays, and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.

GL702 features an intelligent three-way thermal solution featuring a proprietary design, the HyperCool triple-fan system, and independent CPU and GPU cooling to keep the system cool even during marathon gaming sessions.  In addition, GL702 has a specially-designed anti-ghosting gaming keyboard with 30-key rollover for precise multi-keystroke commands.


ROG Swift PG248Q – the official gaming monitor of TI6

ROG Swift PG248Q is a competition-grade gaming monitor that provides seamless visuals and super-smooth gameplay. This 16:9 aspect ratio 24-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) display features an overclockable 180Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for incredibly smooth and fast gameplay.

ROG Swift PG248Q features the ASUS GamePlus hotkey for in-game enhancements like a crosshair overlay, an onscreen timer, a frames per second (FPS) counter and a display-alignment function. It also has ASUS GameVisual technology to give users six preset display modes (Scenery, Racing, Cinema, RTS/RPG, FPS (First-Person Shooter) and sRGB) to suit different game genres. These two unique features can be easily accessed via a hotkey, giving gamers the upper hand over their opponents in an instant.

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