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”. 

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. 


About Mettlestate:

Committed to enriching the local esports scene, Mettlestate is the veritable homeland of esports in South Africa.  Outstanding production, excellent talent and dynamic esports events - created and hosted by Mettlestate - stimulate interest in the competitive gaming industry as well as complement the casual video gaming scene.  As the largest organisation of its kind in SA, it offers brands the unique opportunity to engage with a passionate and growing audience.