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ASUS ROG Revealed as 2018 World Leader in Gaming Monitors

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PRESS RELEASE

KEY POINTS 

  • ASUS and ASUS ROG gaming monitors confirmed as global best-sellers for third consecutive year, according to independent market research 
  • ROG gaming displays also 2018’s premier choice for professional gaming teams and international gaming tournaments 
  • Fans around the world invited to win world-leading gaming displays by joining our celebrations on social media 

LONDON, UK, December 17, 2018 — ASUSRepublic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that ROG gaming monitors have been declared world leaders for the fourth year running, capturing the highest market share for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. This quadruple-crown achievement was confirmed by the latest report from WitsView, a leading research agency that’s part of global market-intelligence provider TrendForce. 

The year-end report reveals that the total market for gaming displays with a frame rate in excess of 100Hz doubled in 2018, reaching a new high of 5.1-million unit globally. The WitsView findings, summarised at https://press.trendforce.com/press/20181205-3187.html, reveal that sales of ASUS and ASUS ROG gaming monitors have outperformed all rivals — reaffirming their position as the world’s most popular choice for PC gamers. 

ASUS ROG displays: The choice of champions, gaming pros and international events  

ASUS ROG gaming monitors have long been the premier choice for gaming professionals around the world, and 2018 has been no exception. This year, ROG displays were chosen by many high-profile esports teams competing on the international stage, including: Ninjas in Pyjamas, a renowned Swedish team that specialises in Counter Strike: Global Offensive® (CS:GO®); Rogue Warriors, a top-ranking Chinese squad who are masters of League of Legends® (LoL), PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Warcraft® III, GKART and Hearthstone; Refund Gaming, the No.1 Vietnamese PUBG team; and ASUS ROG Elite, a Serbian LoL team that’s the fastest-growing squad in Serbia’s Fortuna esports league. 

In the UK, ASUS and ROG gaming monitors became an integral part of the UK’s gaming scene with over 50 monitors being used exclusively with Activision Blizzard at EGX for the Destiny 2® Virgin Media stand and the Monster Energy Call of Duty Black Ops 4® stand. ASUS also started a partnership with Team Endpoint, kitting out their boot camp and helping the team train to win multiple CS:GO® and Battalion 1944® tournaments across Europe. ROG also became a technology partner for the new Red Bull Gaming Sphere in Shoreditch, London, with over 30 monitors used for public and private events as well as esports tournaments and competitive activities. 

In addition, ROG gaming monitors have enjoyed a prominent position at many gaming tournaments and events. These include: BlizzCon® 2018, an epic American celebration of all things related to Blizzard Entertainment; DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018; PGI China 2018; CS:GO Asia Championships 2018; and Rift Rivals 2018. ROG displays have also been confirmed as a choice of the 2019 Call of Duty® World League season. 

This popularity with gaming pros and event coordinators tops a lengthy list of accolades and plaudits awarded to ROG by the media and fans, honoring the brand as the No.1 choice for gaming monitors. In fact, ASUS and ASUS ROG have now been ranked as the top gaming-monitor brands in 18 different countries. 

A decade of non-stop innovation in gaming display 

ASUS ROG has more than 10 years’ experience developing world-leading gaming displays that both delight and excite gamers globally. The brand has also introduced numerous game-changing innovations, including the 2012 launch of the world’s first gaming displays with a 144Hz refresh rate. Following this, the 144Hz refresh rate became the standard for every major esports event and tournament. Then, just two years later, ASUS ROG launched the world’s first gaming monitor with QHD resolution and G-SYNC™ technology. 

This year ASUS ROG innovation has continued apace, with the introduction of displays boasting a range of world firsts. These include: ROG Swift PG258Q, the world’s first and most responsive gaming monitor to deliver a 240Hz refresh rate; ROG Swift PG27UQ, the world’s first 4K HDR monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate; and ROG Swift PG27VQ, the world’s most responsive curved monitor, with ASUS Aura Sync RGB light synchronisation; and ROG Swift PG65, the giant 65-inch display for 4K HDR gaming at up to 120Hz. ROG also created a big buzz at CES 2018 with the announcement of the ROG Bezel-Free Kit, an innovative clip-on lens system that effectively hides the seams between multi-monitor setups to heighten the effect of panoramic immersion. 

Celebrate our success on social media to win an ASUS or ASUS ROG display 

To celebrate our position as the No.1 gaming monitor brand, ASUS ROG is offering social-media users around the world the chance to win an ASUS or ASUS ROG gaming display. One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries on each social-media platform. The rules for the competition are simple. 

If our tweet of ASUS and ASUS ROG’s achievement receives 111 retweets, we will give away one ASUS VG278Q gaming display. For 1,111 retweets, the prize becomes a ROG Strix XG27VQ. Should we reach 11,111 retweets, then the giveaway will be a ROG Strix XG35VQ. Finally, if we reach the heady heights of 111,111 retweets then the winner will receive one ROG Swift PG27UQ — our 27-inch 4K UHD G-SYNC™ HDR gaming monitor with an overclockable 144Hz refresh rate for buttery-smooth gameplay. 

The competition will also run on Instagram. The only variation that followers should hit the Like button on our Instagram post. The prize tiers for the number of likes and respective prizes will mirror those stated above. 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASUS_ROG/status/1073216196785397760 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrU6UENAzX9/ 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING 

ASUS ROG gaming monitors are available globally. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information. 

ROG Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/asusrog 

ROG Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/asus_rog 

ASUS Global Press Room: http://press.asus.com 

ASUS Global Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/asus 

ASUS Global Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/asus 

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, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. 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. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.