Dell has launched two new gaming laptops Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 and Dell G15 Ryzen Edition, both outfitted with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs. And to complement, Dell has announced a new suite of Gaming monitors to complete your battle stations.
Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5
Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 Video
The new m15 combines cutting-edge technologies and new design features to deliver an uncompromised visual experience. Offering Alienware’s fastest displays on a 15-inch notebook ever, gamers can select up to QHD 240Hz or FHD 360Hz panels to deliver smooth gameplay. And as the first Legend 2.0-based Alienware notebook, gamers will be drawn closer into the gameplay thanks to a new design feature called Dark Core, which darkens the interior shade of the laptop to minimize distractions and keep your head in the game. All this visual goodness is powered by high-performance technologies, including:
- Up to AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series Laptop GPUs
- User-upgradeable 3200Mhz DDR4 memory for the first time on an Alienware 15-inch notebook
- First Alienware notebook finished with the new Silky-Smooth High-Endurance paint formula engineered for increased stain-resistance and premium surface feel
Finally, we can’t leave out the “cherry” on top – an optional ultra-low profile mechanical keyboard co-developed with Cherry MX that creates a distinctive typing experience and supports per-key RGB lighting. The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 is available in the U.S. with select configurations on April 20 starting at $2229.99.
Dell G15 Ryzen Edition
Dell is helping to bring AAA gameplay to the masses with the new 15-inch Dell G15 Ryzen Edition.
On the outside, it boasts a new look in a sleek form factor that sports a two-sided, narrow-bezel screen, and uses low VOC waterborne paint. On the inside, the new G15 is outfitted with an Alienware-inspired thermal design to maximize airflow for optimal cooling and heat dissipation. The complete makeover is fully furnished with game-ready features, including:
- Up to AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs and user-upgradeable 3200Mhz DDR4 memory
- “Game Shift,” a functional key unique to G Series which instantly cranks up cooling performance for intense gaming sessions
- 120Hz or 165Hz panels, with a 360Hz display coming later this spring; all featuring low-blue-light display hardware
In addition to the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition available in the U.S. on May 4, starting at $899.99 USD, a new Dell G15 with 10th Gen Intel Core processors will also become available in the U.S. on April 13, starting at $899.99 USD.
Dell Gaming Monitors
Dell is also introducing four new Dell Gaming displays with options suited for framerate-demanding multiplayer combat to expansive open-world RPGs and high-octane racing games.
- The Dell 25 Gaming Monitor (S2522HG) with blazing 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, makes it ideal for aspiring competitive gamers where every frame counts. And with Fast IPS technology, this monitor provides consistency and clarity at all angles. The Dell 25 Gaming Monitor features both NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible certification and AMD FreeSync™ Premium technology for smooth, stutter-free visuals. Available in Asia Pacific & Japan on June 22
For a truly immersive gaming experience, choose between our 3 new curved VA gaming monitors, available in 27-inch, 32-inch and 34-inch, all supporting AMD FreeSync™ Premium or Premium Pro technology to ensure tear-free gameplay.
- The Dell 27 and 32 Curved Gaming Monitors (S2722DGM and S3222DGM) draw you into your game with QHD resolution, while the 165Hz refresh rate and 2ms response time ensure that you see the action clearly and react quickly. The Dell 27 and 32 Curved Gaming Monitors are available in the U.S. on June 22, respectively.
- The Dell 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (S3422DWG) shows life-like visuals on its expansive curved WQHD 34-inch display. Get immersed in rich, vibrant colors with support for VESA DisplayHDR 400 and 90% DCI-P3 color coverage. Paired with a 144Hz refresh rate to help deliver smooth, lag-free gaming. Available in Asia Pacific & Japan on June 22.
All four new displays support Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) output for gaming consoles, making them ideal for console gaming as well. And as standard, all Dell Gaming monitors come with three years of Premium Panel & Advance Exchange, meaning that customer service will send out a replacement panel within one working day even with only one bright pixel found. Pricing for all of these new monitors will be confirmed closer to availability.
PUBG Mobile Returning as Battlegrounds Mobile India
KRAFTON announced the reveal of BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA. Developed by KRAFTON, the game will offer a world class AAA multiplayer gaming experience on mobile. BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA will release with exclusive in-game events like outfits and features and will have its own esports ecosystem with tournaments and leagues. The game will launch as a free-to-play experience on mobile devices.
BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA, a battle royale experience, will have a period of pre-registration before the launch. The game will be available to play only in India. KRAFTON will collaborate with partners to build an esports ecosystem while bringing in-game content regularly, starting with a series of India specific in-game events at launch, to be announced later.
Here’s a first look at the logo of the upcoming game.
With privacy and data security being a top priority, KRAFTON will be working with partners, to ensure data protection and security, at each stage. This will ensure privacy rights are respected, and all data collection and storage will be in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in India and for players here.
We believe, that at this time, more than ever, your health and safety are a paramount priority. We urge each one of you as super players, to stay safe, stay at home and wear a mask.
The Esports Club Announces Partnership with Streamcoi
The Esports Club has announced its partnership with Streamcoi to revolutionize the way brands leverage streaming, content creators and esports. The partnership will enable The Esports Club to automate streamer branding management and monetise live streaming more effectively for their partners. Streamcoi is a unique streamer management platform that has changed the face of many Esports organizations around the world.
This is a first of its kind partnership in India that will help The Esports Club to monetize and grow its live streaming partnerships thanks to the revolutionary technology from Streamcoi. This partnership comes along with multiple value added services through which the audience will be able to see brand and product messaging in unique ways on daily livestreams ensuring visibility and CTR for partner campaigns.
The Esports Club’s network consists of nearly 20 streamers – both professional players who stream during breaks from official matches, and content creators focused on live streaming. The Esports Club helps connect brands with the right streamers and content creators to help amplify their brand visibility.
On the development, Mr. Ishaan Arya, Co-founder, The Esports Club, said, “Consulting and Marketing services is a major vertical for us. We specialize in creating long term partnerships that are in the interest of both, our brand partners and of course the content creators. We work only with a hand picked roster of streamers to ensure we can drive the most value to our partners and we’re always looking at creating exciting new campaigns. The partnership with Streamcoi helps ensure we can continue to innovate and drive unparalleled value to partners throughout 2021. ”
Mr. Jakub Janaszek, Brand Manager, Streamcoi, said, “Promoting brands in esports and gaming is becoming one of the most effective ways to reach young audiences worldwide. Top managers, like members of The Esports Club, offer campaigns across dozens of influencers at the same time. However, this would be hardly implemented without automatization of content, data, and streamer management. I am very happy that they trusted Streamcoi and decided to introduce innovative solutions for their partners. I am sure that the brands which decide on their campaigns will quickly notice the benefits that good promotion in gaming provides”.
ASUS ROG Launches 2nd Season of ROG Academy with Valorant
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) launched the all-new power packed second season of ROG Academy in partnership with AFK Gaming and The Esports Club, further strengthening its commitment towards empowering aspiring eSports athletes and enthusiasts in India. This initiative will provide the desired infrastructure and training, helping gamers develop the skill set necessary to compete on a global scale. After successfully concluding the first season of ROG Academy, with an overwhelming 2350 entries from across the country, Asus aims to expand its existing portfolio to encompass games from various genres as it starts season two with Valorant. The registrations for the second season commence from 3rd May, 2021 till 10th May, 2021.
Valorant has swiftly become one of the top games in various tournaments in India. Asus also witnessed a great deal of participation for Valorant during ROG Showdown as the game offers an engaging gameplay. ROG Academy is carefully designed to mentor potential professional gamers to excel in the field of esports and boost career opportunities in the eSports industry. The program is aimed at paving the way for next-generation gamers with access to resources, mentorship and training from veterans in the esports circuit to elevate the current gaming ecosystem in India. As part of the training, Asus also equips all participants with necessary gears and products such as tournament-ready gaming equipments and first-in-class high quality technology.
Speaking on the announcement, Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India, said “After the successful launch of India’s first virtual Academy program for a gamer – ROG Academy, earlier this year, Asus ROG is back with the second season as a platform to provide extensive training and mentoring to the budding gamers to further hone their skills and showcase their talent in partnership with AFK Gaming. This initiative will prepare gaming enthusiasts for competitive E-sport tournaments on a national as well as global level. As the No. 1 gaming laptop brand, we strongly believe that the esports industry has a huge potential to provide multiple career options in the country and we aim to nurture the same with the ROG Academy. The pandemic has also made a shift in the content consumption patterns, resulting in the growth and adoption of e-sports. The esports segment is therefore bound to grow exponentially over the next few years. Looking at the enthusiasm, we will continue to explore future possibilities on scaling this program further to bolster the esports ecosystem in India.”
Curriculum & Duration:
ASUS ROG Academy is a year-long program, divided into four sessions as per the quarter, aimed at establishing and developing the E-sports community in India. This season, the curriculum is designed in partnership with AFK Gaming and The Esports Club, one of India’s most recognized tournament organizers of Valorant.
The shortlisted team and players will go through an extensive selection process divided into different phases. This will culminate into 6 select players becoming part of a 3-month long program designed to familiarize the players with the various aspects of gameplay at eminent levels to master the techniques of teamwork, communication, analyzing the opponents, tracking improvement, agent selection and skillsets, map breakdown, executes and more. The exercises, schedule and entire program will be specifically designed keeping in mind the title and the existing skillsets of the players who will be a part of it.
This season, the coaching will be overseen by none other than Mansoor “Nabu” Ahmed, Director, The Esports Club. Over the years, he himself has been a competitive player in various titles and has developed a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. He will be joined by Nikhil “Sieh” Bhansali who is a broadcast analyst and caster with The Esports Club and has worked on every single major Valorant event in the country since its launch. In addition, there will be regular guest sessions and special classes by top Indian professionals and other industry leaders and experts.
Rewards & Outcome from the training:
The Second season of the ROG Academy will witness “Valorant” as the official title as we continue our journey to discover India’s most talented players. The panelists will consist of a representative from ASUS ROG, partners, and Valorant. ASUS ROG will be providing the whole team Ex-Gratia of INR 100,000 price to all the final 6 players once they complete their 3-month training successfully. The players will also receive monetary compensation of INR 15,000/ as a stipend on monthly basis during the training. Also, the 6 players will continue to represent the brand for additional 3 months while participating in any tournaments or events post completing 3 months training program successfully.
How to Apply: ROG Academy
1. Aspiring gamers and gaming enthusiasts aged 16 and above can participate in the program and register themselves on the Official ROG Website 3rd may 2021 onwards. Gamers aged between 16 to 18 need to provide a consent letter from their parents to participate in the program.
2. During the registration process, applicants will answer some key questions on the online form that will help Asus determine the type of player they are
1. After registrations, participants will have to go through a screening process which will include showcasing their abilities in the open tryouts where they will be judged by a Jury.
2. The top six participants chosen from the tryouts phase will receive admission into the program. Participants will receive a stipend of INR 15000/.
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