Win an RTX 3070 Ti and more with Republic of Gamers UK

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Do scalpers keep beating you to that new graphics card? Perhaps you're looking to upgrade that tired old keyboard and mouse? We might have just the thing for you! We've teamed up with Republic of Gamers UK to give you the chance to win an RTX 3070 Ti, one of two ROG accessory bundles or a £50 Steam gift card. 


Nexus Mods was officially founded on 1 August 2001, so this month is extra special for us. We're celebrating our 20th anniversary! This event is a great way to celebrate our journey from a humble Morrowind modding website to now being the biggest modding community on the internet - bringing together over 28 million members from all over the world to share in our joint hobby and love for all things modding. 


If you've ever looked at pre-built gaming PCs or modded your own PC with some new hardware, you might already be familiar with ROG. For those who haven't heard of them though, Republic of Gamers was founded by an elite team of ASUS engineers with the aim to create the world's best gaming experiences. They specialise in high-quality hardware and peripherals built specifically for gamers. We got chatting with folks at the UK office of ROG and while talking about our mutual love of modding, they offered to provide us with some of their awesome products to give away to our community. These might be the biggest prizes we've ever been able to offer to you all, so a massive thank you to ROG UK for partnering with us! 


We've split the prizes across 3 separate categories you can enter between 10 August 2021 and 10 October 2021. You can enter just one or all three. If you submit a mod you can enter it into both modding categories too (if applicable). Full details are below!




Main Category



This is the big one! Upload a new mod to Nexus Mods between 10 August 2021 - 10 October 2021 and add the tag "20 Years of Modding 2021" to your page for your chance to win the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, a bundle of ROG peripherals or a £50 Steam gift card. All prizes also include a coveted Nexus Mods drink receptacle. 

Prize Details



How To Enter

  1. Upload a mod for any game (mods containing adult content are excluded from the draw).
  2. On the "Mod Details" step, tick the option to enter into the draw OR add the tag "20 Years of Modding 2021" from the mod page.
  3. Publish your mod and cross your fingers! 


Winner Selection

All mods uploaded during the event which include the "20 Years of Modding 2021" tag at the end of the entry period will be reviewed by our team. A curated selection will be entered into a randomised draw to determine the 3 winners. When curating the mod entries, we will be looking at a number of factors to judge the eligibility for the final draw, including:

  • Site metrics - Download counts and endorsements.
  • Game popularity - To ensure game communities of all sizes have a fair chance of entry. 
  • Originality - Does this mod bring something new to the modding scene?
  • Effort - How difficult was the mod to make? How much time went into the mod page?

The lucky winners will be contacted by private message on the Nexus Mods website shortly after the event concludes to arrange delivery of the prizes. 


Themed Mod Category



As a bonus, our friends at ROG have included an additional prize bundle for modders who create mods that capture the essence of the ROG brand. They have provided an asset bundle containing an assortment of logos and wallpapers to help you build the theme into your mods and to give you an idea of the colours and styles you should be looking to include. The criteria for entry is intentionally ambiguous to allow you to be as creative as possible, so take a look at the assets provided and see what you can come up with. Once you've made your mod, all you need to do to enter is upload it and add the "ROG Theme Event 2021" tag to your mod page before 10 October 2021

Here are some very basic ideas for mods that would be a good fit for this category:

  • A spell or other magical effect using the ROG colours (and possibly the logo).
  • Outfits or technology featuring ROG brand elements or a general "cyberpunk" vibe.
  • Everything is cooler with RGB lights. 
  • Maybe you can even find a creative use for the ROG theme song? 


Prize Details



How To Enter

  1. Upload a mod that includes ROG elements for any game (mods containing adult content are excluded from the draw).
  2. On the "Mod Details" step, tick the option to enter into the draw OR add the tag "ROG Theme Event 2021" from the mod page.
  3. Publish your mod and cross your fingers! 


Winner Selection

Mods uploaded during the event which include the "ROG Theme Event 2021" tag will be reviewed by the Nexus Mods and ROG teams to select a winner. The winner will then be contacted by private message on the Nexus Mods website shortly after the event concludes to arrange delivery of the prizes. 

A single mod can be entered into both modding categories, but can only win one prize.



Themed Image Category



If you're not able to make a mod but you still want to take part in the event, we're also running a screenshot competition. Just like the modding category above, this will be ROG themed. Your challenge is to create a screenshot for a game of your choice which fits in nicely with the ROG vibe. You can use the asset pack for inspiration or even showcase mods shared in the Themed Mods Category in new or exciting ways. 

Prize Details

  • Prize 1 - Small Bundle 2: £50 Steam Gift Card + Nexus Mods mug 


How To Enter

  1. Upload an image for any game (adult content is excluded from the draw).
  2. Make sure the title starts with "ROG Screenshot Event".
  3. Submit your image! 


Winner Selection

All images uploaded during the event which have titles starting with "ROG Screenshot Event" will be reviewed by our team and a curated selection will be entered into a randomised draw to determine the winner. Images will be judged on their appropriate use of the ROG theme/colour schemes and general composition. 


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138 comments

  1. dovaya
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    ?

    • Ownership of competition entries and intellectual property rights. The Promoter does not claim any rights of ownership in your competition entry. The promoter is granted a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable license to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sublicense the competition entry and any accompanying materials for its marketing or other commercial purposes.


    "For other commercial purposes"? What exactly do you mean by that?
    1. DrinkFromTheCup
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      Example: if they'll decide to pay some influencer for bragging about ROG themed mods - this particular rule will allow them doing so. Including supplying him with your mod's copy (which would be impossible under default NexusMods rules).
  2. CALEB2
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    I'd like to know - if I upload a new versions to my older mods, are these new versions eligible for the competition ?
    (I'm currently in the process of upgrading my mods, so I was wondering)

    1. CALEB2
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      Bump ?
    2. DrinkFromTheCup
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      Sorry, can't quote it properly since forum-side topic is locked.

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      Posted 13 August 2021 - 01:38 PM

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      In response to post #97992198.


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      popyhead wrote: if i update a mod can i still opt in by adding the tag ?

      This only applies to new mod pages. Including updated mods is something we'll look into for future events.?
  3. DankTemplar
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    What's meant by curated?

    I've a concern about that because if submissions need to be approved, then that kind of defeats the purpose of a random draw and acts as a gatekeeping apparatus. I understand that you don't want mods which literally don't work to enter or a text file or something else which is absurdly low effort...but there's got to be a better, more defined way of handling this than 'we have to approve of your mod'.
    1. BigBizkit
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      Any mod can be entered, but the "Winner Selection" section covers this:

      "When curating the mod entries, we will be looking at a number of factors to judge the eligibility for the final draw, including:


      • Site metrics - Download counts and endorsements.
      • Game popularity - To ensure game communities of all sizes have a fair chance of entry. 
      • Originality - Does this mod bring something new to the modding scene?
      • Effort - How difficult was the mod to make? How much time went into the mod page?"
    2. AltaSilvaPuer
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      Yeah, but that's still kinda black-box as far as criteria go.  I've gotta agree with DankTemplar, here: Even after I got to that part of the new post, I still felt like the "random draw" wasn't entirely random.

      At least releasing something about how you're using those metrics would be helpful.  For example, do you only make it in if you net at/above the "average" download counts for a mod of the game in question?  Or is it more complicated than that?

      -asp
    3. DankTemplar
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      Thank you for the clarification. I definitely don't agree with the premise of your criteria. They are awfully strict and obtuse - but I understand the intent which makes sense (keeping low effort trash mods out of the draw pool and spreading the draw pool out over the entire site).

      I hope that if Nexus does any draws in the future that there's less gatekeeping involved with the criteria. Truly random draws are preferable because random is fair and unbiased, bar having some basic criteria which make sense such as no text files, guides, ENB presets, non-functional mods or other types of mods which would be deemed too low effort and would just clog the draw pool while leading to a potential upset if say, someone's Skyrim character preset mod grabbed the RTX 3070 TI.

      Best regards;

           DankTemplar
  4. MONSTERaider
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    That's awesome! good luck everybody
  5. ExhaustBearing
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    1. Pickysaurus
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      I'm not sure what you posted this for? 
  6. Valethar
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    I hope you're looking at the actual content of the mods to see if they're quality enough to qualify. I'm seeing a fair number of junk 'mods' that are just terrible attempts at a reshade, saved game uploads, or compilations of .ini tweaks that have already been done a dozen times over.

    I'd really hate to see some halfassed trash mod thrown together in five minutes for the contest win out over something that actually adds value to the modding community.
    1. MOOGAlala8082
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      LOL!!
    2. HadToRegister
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      You mean like that "Pew Pew Pew" joke mod that won the nVidia Graphic Card contest quite a few years ago, that changed the sounds of Laser Guns in Fallout 4 to someone saying "Pew pew pew"?

      Yea, expect those kinds of mods.
    3. DrinkFromTheCup
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      Hooooold up.

      There _is_ such a mod?!

      Daaaaamn, I missed a chance to increase insanity level I had on my last playthrough...
  7. popyhead
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    can we use the music from the ROG video for a mod ?
  8. Dravic1
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    Nexus Mods was officially founded on 1 August 2021


    Nexus Mods was founded 9 days ago, that's crazy amount of growth in a little over a week! I am happy for this website and our little community of a few million users, all in nine days. Damn!

    Jokes aside, good luck to everyone who enters.
    1. Putinizer
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      lmao
    2. Pagafyr
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      Somebody didn't get enough of something in their morning breakfast to help them wake up?!  Or maybe they got too much and got sleepy because they stomach was working to hard from the overload?  Roflol
    3. Pickysaurus
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      Apparently, I got carried away with typing 2021 for every other date on the page, haha! 
    4. Elianora
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      *Sends coffee to Nexus offices*
    5. wisefries
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      It kinda surprised me when reading that, as I was born the same day Nexus was founded. Just turned 20.  Weird feelin'
    6. Pickysaurus
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      Happy Belated 20th Birthday then!
    7. Pagafyr
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      Wisefries

      A

      BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    8. Dyiing
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      Same here! Happy nexus bday twins
    9. MOOGAlala8082
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      LOl
  9. EdwardLancer0
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    just a question if a put the Rog logo for example in house mod or something is it allowed or i must create a spell or something?
      
    1. Pickysaurus
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      That would be fine 
  10. tacoman10111
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    In my mod, could I add for example an ROG graphics card? or does the ROG elements HAVE to be from the provided asset folder.

    more specificly, If I were to add an RTX 3070 ti ROG Strix graphics card, using pictures of an ROG RTX 3070 ti (which are not included in the asset folder) into a game as for say a weapon, would that be allowed?
    1. Pickysaurus
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      You don't have to use the assets provided, they're just there to help you if you need them 
    2. tacoman10111
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      I mean, am I "legally" (I guess would be the term) allowed to use Asus branded things, that weren't provided in the asset folder?
      Like specifically Asus branded things that are not in the asset folder.

      So if I were to add an Nvidia RTX 3070 ti into the game as a mod, would I get into any trouble, or am I allowed?
    3. Pickysaurus
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      I don't believe there's an issue as long as it's for the competition. A modder for Battlefront 2 has already included a graphics card into their mod :) Remember it's the ROG brand elements you're looking to capture, not Asus.