ASUS ROG, Gaming House & Legacy ESports Team

Last week I was lucky enough to get an invite to a "Play it Cool" event to see the new range of gaming systems from ASUS. Being a bit of a tech head of course I jumped at the opportunity.
Little did I know the launch was being held inside the first professional gaming house in Australia. A house whose occupants are none other than ASUS's professional gaming ambassadors Legacy ESports.

For those that don't know, Legacy ESports are currently the number 2 ranked team in Australia in League of Legends.

The 5 members of the team are captain, Tim "Carbon" Wendel, James "Tallywhacka" Shute, Aaron "ChuChuZ" Bland, Calvin "K1ng" Truong & Curtis "flyingJoo" Schembri all live and train together. The house itself is set up to help Legacy excel. With team PC's setup in the dining room to the lounge room being converted to a live stream studio. It is something most of us would dream of.

Speaking with Tim I am amazed to hear these guys are training 6 hours plus a day on LOL. When not training together, each has the opportunity to hone some of their own skills in private or they're keeping their body fit.
I've met a lot of sport stars in my life and these guys give off the same sort of vibe. Exceptionally focused, competitive and driven.

One of the most refreshing things to speak with Tim about was his love of League of Legends. Unfortunately I, like many other stories I have heard, had a terrible experience with LOL. Nothing wrong with the game itself, but the community, and this was 5 plus years ago. It did lead me to walking away from the game and never trying it again.

Tim however recalled first playing LOL on an old hand me down PC from his father, and how he instantly enjoyed it. Loves the competitiveness and being win or lose, it really is the perfect platform for a sport. It was really refreshing hearing first hand a positive side to the League of Legends story.

Be sure to follow the guys at Legacy Esports on Twitch & Facebook and show your support for some locals making it on the world stage.

Now let's look at what we are all hanging out for.
The new tech from ASUS. Let's start it with a bang. The ROG GX700. The world's first liquid cooling notebook with desktop level performance.

This thing is a monster. i7-6820HK 6th GEN Processor, 17.3" IPS Full HD 1920x1080 display. 32GB DDR4 memory upgrade-able to 64GB & a 512GB PCle G3x4 SSD all wrapped up in a gorgeous metal case.

Hanging off the back is the liquid cooling section. Awesome in design, but nice and basic in usability. To over simplify, it is a docking station. Clip on, clip off. As you can see from the pics, It is a little more involved than that. When the GX700 is connected you can expect around a 40% increase in performance.
Other new units in the ASUS ROG stable are the G752 boasting an i7-6700HQ processor, 17.3" FHD screen and 16GB DDR4. The GL552VW boasting an i7-6700HQ processor, 15.6" FHD screen and 8GB DDR4 and the G20CB desktop features an i7-6700HQ processor and up to 16GB Dual Channel DDR4.

This is definitely one of the best gaming line ups I have seen in notebooks and the G20 desktop range from ROG are nice and compact with a variety of different settings for you to customise to your taste.

Be sure to head over to ASUS ROG and check out the full range of gear including some pretty awesome headsets.

A big shout out to organisers King Creative Media for the invite and running of the day. ASUS for letting us see this awesome gear and the guys from Legacy.
Be sure to check them all out, give them a like and keep up to date!

Pat (Snoogan512)
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