Asus teamed up with one of the biggest names in e-sports, the Korean League of Legends team SKT T1, to make a new addition to the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Strix laptop line.
The ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition sounds like quite the mouthful, but it’s a gaming laptop that is designed to play graphics-intense multiplayer online battle arena games like League and Dota 2. The laptop runs on an Intel Core i7 processor and has a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card to properly display all the decorations and colorful animations of each game. The screen has a wide display with 100 percent sRGB color gamut.
The ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition will cost $1,700, and will be available sometime this quarter, as first spotted by Engadget.
SKT T1 is one of the best performing League teams out there, having wracked up three out of the seven world championships in history. As a reward, League game designers have crafted champion skins named after and inspired by SKT T1 team members, but it’s the first time that hardware has jumped into the mix. SKT’s most famous member, Faker, who generally plays mage-type champions that dominate the midlane of the game and crush enemies with his crazy outplays, gets his signature on the bottom right side of the keyboard.
The Hero Edition laptop is definitely merchandise meant for SKT T1 fans, because it also comes with an SKT jersey, mouse pad, and posters of all the team members.
Asus is also adding the ROG Strix GL12 to its gaming desktop line. The ROG Strix GL12 is powered by a factory-overclocked eighth-generation Intel Core, and has a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. To stay on trend, all Asus desktops and laptops are getting Aura Sync lighting effects so that users can customize RGB lights to their preferences. The ROG Strix GL12 is coming in April, but the price is still unknown.