The Call of Duty World League (CWL) has announced it has partnered up with Asus Republic of Gamers (ASUS ROG) as their official monitor to be used at CWL events.
The ‘ASUS VG245H Gaming Monitor’ is now to be used at all upcoming CWL events with the first one being next month, CWL Las Vegas. Previously, CWL events have been known to use the ‘PS4 BenQ ZOWIE e-Sports monitor’ as the go-to standard. However, on the surface the ASUS VG245H seems to be pretty well matched with the following specifications:
- 1ms response time
- Flicker-free and blue light filter
- Ergonomic stand with full height/tilt/swivel/pivot adjustments
- 75 Hz refresh rate
Following this partnership, many professional players have announced that they are either selling or giving away their old monitors, meaning they are now all dedicating practice and play towards the ASUS lineup. This, of course, makes sense as competing at that level would mean equipment would have to match what you are playing at LAN events of the such.
With this announcement, it begs the question – will CWL and other esports leagues follow in dedicating a certain company to certain equipment. Regardless, this is a great partnership between two large companies in esports that can only be an advantage for those involved.
These monitors will be in action next weekend when CWL Vegas is held, kicking off the CWL 2019 season.
Esports insider says: It’s nice to see partnerships like this, having dedicated equipment is always good and ASUS are a reputable brand with quality products. However, we’d like to have this announcement sooner as this only leaves less than a week for players to adapt to new equipment.