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Converge ICT and ASUS Republic of Gamers: The Most Powerful Partnership this Side of Fiber

Top gaming brand teams up with premier pure fiber internet provider tosupport and boost the Filipino gamer.

L-R) Mark Olmedo- ASUS TPR, David Lacsamana – Converge ICT Product Manager, Onins Aquino, Sales Head NCR Consumer, Angela Gutierrez – Marketing Director, Eason Lin – ASUS-PH Country Manager for Open Platform, Florence Valiao, ASUS-OP Asst. Marketing Manager, Sandra Tubale-Dingal, Segment Marketing Manager – Consumer, and Brand and Content Team
Photo Credit: Mike Touzo/@srkt

In a media event held at Joy-Nostalg Hotel, Converge ICT, the country’s first and foremost pure fiber internet provider opened a historic partnership with ASUS Philippines’ gaming line Republic of Gamers (ROG). The partnership was launched through the Game Changer Campaign, a project which as the name implies, want to level up the gaming industry by integrating ASUS ROG’s products with Converge ICT’s assets as it aims to upgrade pure end to end fiber internet experience of Filipinos. The country’s most powerful internet service, boosted up by one of world’s most powerful routers. Here, power meets power, fully unleashed.

Attended by key local tech and media correspondents, the event was graced by Converge FiberX Influencers, PC Gaming Analyst, Richard “Bossmac” Suba of Back2Gaming and PH’s Top Female Twitch Streamer, Ann B. Mateo. The unveiling provided the audience with a glimpse of what is possible with high-grade, secure, and stable internet connection when paired with the world’s best-in-class gaming router.

First unveiled at CES 2017, ASUS ROG’s flagship gaming router named “ROG Rapture” awed the audience as the router’s capabilities were explained and demonstrated, powered by Converge’s 100, 300 and 500 Mbps pure fiber internet lines which are available to consumers through its FiberX and Xtreme plans.

Touted as one of the world’s most advanced gaming routers, the ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 features the latest high-end Wi-Fi technology: with built-in beamforming, MU-MIMO transmission, gigabit throughput speeds, and client-side encryption (AiProtection) powered by Trend Micro, a leading security solutions provider. These features are also focused further with the router’s three levels of game acceleration, namely: Optimized Gaming Ports, ROG Game Boost, and the Gamers’ Private Network (powered by WTFast) which, when combined, will deliver maximum connection throughput and the lowest latency (ping, measured in milliseconds) for online games.

ASUS Philippines Country Manager for Open Platform Business Group Eason Lin enthusiastically shared ROG’s prospects for advancing the Filipino gamer towards a globally competitive eSports scene, “Right now, the gaming format is moving forward, compared with other triple-A games, to a more competitive form. Now it’s about interaction, speed, and stability.”

“For example, if you want to play with your friends, your teammates, Converge’s pure fiber internet is key here to enjoy that kind of experience,” Lin added.

Citing games popular to Filipino players such as PUBG (Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds), Lin shares an insight: “aside from your rig’s tech specs, when you are running, and the internet is slow, you cannot find your enemy. What will be the consequence? You will get pawned or lose. But if you use a better router like ROG Rapture, combined with Converge’s FiberXtreme internet, you will see the enemy first,” adding that in competitive gameplay, “you need a good instrument, yes, but you also need to have a stable and reliable internet provider.”

Nowadays, when VR/AR, 4K video streaming, and high-end equipment have become professional gaming standards, pure fiber internet is a necessity. With million-dollar tournaments for competitive games such as Dota 2, Fortnite, and PUBG being held around the world, Converge’s FiberXtreme plans arrive at the forefront of advancing and serving the Filipino gamer’s thirst for highly-stable and low-latency internet connection, empowering a future generation of cyberathletes.

Peering Partnerships

Further, Fiber Xtreme has set its sights to become Filipino gamers’ connection-of-choice, with Converge fostering peering partnerships with world-renowned video game publishers Valve (Dota 2), and streaming platforms such as Garena (League of Legends), and Twitch. Converge COO Jesus Romero shared the premier fiber internet provider’s hopes for the future, saying: “We want to provide Filipino gamers with the best internet connection, because that’s the best edge in terms of performance that they can have, now that they are considered as professional athletes.”

Add-on Mechanics and Availability

New subscribers to Converge’s FiberXtreme plans have the exclusive option to the ASUS ROG Rapture router as an add-on purchase. To sweeten the deal, the FiberX 100Mbps plan comes with 50% off installation fee, with staggered payment option, while the new Fiber Xtreme 300 and 500Mbps subscribers will get exclusive discounts of up to 100% for Installation Fees. Moreover, the first twenty (20) Subscribers will get a Limited Edition Republic of Gamers Jacket.

The FiberX Gaming Package is now available in the market.

The Converge ICT – ASUS Republic of Gamers partnership. Definitely a Game Changer.
For more information, visit: www.convergeict.com/add-on/fiberxgaming/

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