The three-month boot camp of ASUS ROG Academy Season 4 commenced with the final 6 shortlisted players today
New Delhi, January 20, 2022 – ASUS, the world’s No.1 gaming laptop brand, today announced Simar ‘Psy’ Sethi, the leading Indian esports player, as the official coach of ROG Academy Season 4. Simar is one of the best CS:GO and Valorant esports players in India and has represented India in many International tournaments. Simar’s experience and expertise in Valorant perfectly weaves into the curriculum of ROG Academy Season 4 that involves Valorant as its official title. ASUS ROG Academy Season 4 with 6 selected players has started today. The registration for the season opened in December 2021 and received an overwhelming response with over 1800 applications.
An excited Simar ‘Psy’ Sethi on his onboarding said, “Happy to be a part of the ROG Academy and can’t wait to get started with the new crop of players. I want to help each of them grow individually and perform their best as a team during the next three months. I look forward to sharing my experiences and learnings from the competitive circuit with the players and take their skills to the next level. I really believe that each of them have the potential to be the very best and am committed to help them realize this over the duration of the program.”
Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India, said “We are thrilled to see the overwhelming response we have received for our initiatives empowering esports enthusiasts and players build a career in the e–sports circuit. Taking a step further towards strengthening our commitment of building a robust gaming ecosystem in India, we welcome Psy to the ROG family, who joins us as the official coach of ROG Academy Season 4. We together with Psy, one of the top e-sports players in India, are excited to unlock the true potential of the industry and build a community of future gamers.”
Psy’s zeal and dedication towards esports have awarded him as one of the nation’s most prominent figures in the esports industry. He commenced his journey in the field of e-sports in 2013 with CS:GO. After a period of intense grinding and training, in 2015, Simar started his professional career and has dominated the circuit ever since. He has had a chance to represent various professional organizations including Entity Gaming and Team Brutality. Simar has won several ESL India Premierships, numerous MVP awards and was even recognized as Best Player of India in 2016.
As Valorant swiftly became one of the top games in various tournaments in India, Simar took this new opportunity head-on and spent time to develop expertise in the game. The title offers new challenges, maps, opportunities, and fresh updates regularly, empowering gamers to dig deeper and further strengthen and hone their skills.
ROG Academy, on the other hand, is a first-of-a-kind unique initiative that is playing a key role in establishing a pool of credible esports players in India, paving the way for next-generation gamers by providing access to world-class resources, mentorship, and training. As ASUS ROG Academy season 4 commences today, ASUS and Psy, together are paving the way for the next generation of trained esports athletes to make e-sports a reality for them and take India’s esports ecosystem to the next level.