Asus ROG Academy Season 9 is Here, Stipend of INR 15,000. Know How to Apply

Take Your Next Step with ROG Academy Season 9 and be a Pro!

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced the  Season 9 of the ROG Academy, an esports training program in India. With a focus on CS2, Season 9 promises an unparalleled experience for participants, featuring top-of-the-line gaming infrastructure, mentorship, and guest sessions from industry veterans, empowering gaming enthusiasts to take the next step in their journey to become pro gamers. The registrations for the ninth season commence on 4th February’24, aspiring gamers aged 16 or above can participate by visiting the

This season, ROG Academy proudly continues its partnership with Saharyar "BaDMaN" Shaikh as the official coach. He has served as the coach for the GE Female CS:GO roster, secured victory in the SA CS:GO Qualifiers and achieved 2nd place in the SEA and OCEANIC CS:GO event, showcasing his commitment to excellence. Renowned for talent identification and development, Saharyar has played a key role in shaping the careers of players like ghost, rawfiul, tricky, and ezzy.


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ROG Academy's past seasons recorded impressive 13,000 registrations. Notably, 48 players transitioned to the professional level, and 12 payers currently are excelling in Tier 1 and Tier 2 organizations, participating in prestigious national and international esports tournaments. Standout alumni from season 8, Seek and Arakyn, secured placements in Grayfox Esports, a testament to ROG Academy’s commitment to fostering talent and propelling gamers to Pro levels. For more information about ROG Academy Season 9, please visit -

Curriculum & Duration

The shortlisted team and players will go through a selection process divided into different phases. This will culminate in 6 select players becoming part of a 6-month long program designed to familiarize the players with the various aspects of gameplay at eminent levels to master the techniques of teamwork, communication, analyzing the opponents, tracking improvement, weapon selection, and skillsets, map breakdown, execute and more.

The exercises, schedule, and entire program will be specifically designed keeping in mind the title and the existing skills of the players who will be a part of it.

Rewards & Outcome from the training

The 9th Season of the ROG Academy will witness “CS2” as the official title as we continue our journey to discover India's most talented players. The panelists will consist of a representative from ASUS ROG and an experienced coach.

The players will receive monetary compensation of INR 15,000/ as a stipend on a monthly basis during the training. Along with this, the players will be equipped with the latest ROG gears including an ROG laptop, monitor, headphones, keyboard, etc. for training purposes.

How to Apply: ROG Academy

1. Aspiring gamers and gaming enthusiasts aged 16 and above can participate in the program and register themselves on starting 4th February 2024. Gamers aged between 16 to 18 need to provide a consent letter from their parents to participate in the academy.

2. During the registration process, applicants will answer some key questions on the online form that will help Asus determine the type of player they are.

Selection Process

· Application Test - All the applicants first must fill out a form, which will gauge their understanding of the game, what role they played and what their behaviour is like as a player.

· Theory Test - Here, testing situational awareness and decision-making by putting the players on the spot in a tough situation.

· Range Test - In this round, the players will be tested for their shooting skills by giving multiple challenges. We put the range bots on hard mode and asked the players to get as high of a score as possible.

· Scrims - Lastly, monitor their gameplay, listen to their communication, and figure out who's the best fit for which role.

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