Lenovo kicks off Legion of Champions Series II grand finale
By Digital News Asia January 29, 2018
- Three-day gaming extravaganza is held in partnership with Intel
- Teams are from HK, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
LENOVO, a world’s leading PC manufacturer, officially kicked off the “Legion of Champions Series II” Grand Finale (LoC; formerly League of Champions).
This three-day gaming extravaganza, held in partnership with Intel, is expected to bring together over 60 gaming talents in Asia Pacific together in a Bangkok, Thailand.
Lenovo Asia Pacific executive director and regional general manager Ivan Cheung, said: “Asia is at the centre of the rise of e-sports. While e-sports is a key driver of PC gaming growth in the region, it is more than that. It has brought disruption to the technology industry and beyond by inventing new meanings to gaming.
“Increasingly, e-sports is recognised as a professional sport, just like basketball and football. As such, Lenovo has hosted Legion of Champions II, providing a battle field for top gaming players to shine, as well as letting more gaming enthusiasts be part of a growingly influential community.”
Following last year’s debut, the competition has expanded its footprint to include teams from Hong Kong and Taiwan, in addition to Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The in-market champions from the eight markets will battle it out and the winning teams will walk away with a combined pool of close to 500,000 THB (approximately RM61,806.25) in cash.
After three days of intense competition, the champion team will walk home with a cash prize of 210,000 THB (approximately RM25,958.63), while the first and second runner-up will be awarded 110,000 THB (approximately RM13,597.38) and 70,000 THB (approximately RM8,652.88) respectively.
Lenovo Legion gaming devices will be the enablers for qualifying champion teams to compete during LoC, empowering them with a world-class experience in speed, performance and consistency.
The anniversary edition of Legion Y520 laptop will also make its first appearance at LoC to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of Lenovo Legion, a gaming sub-brand first introduced at CES 2017.
Legion of Champions Series II is one of Lenovo’s major efforts in nurturing the next-generation gamers and growing the gaming community in Asia.
Professional or amateur gamers alike, the teams competing at the Grand Finale of LoC are the best in Asia’s gaming scene.
These in-market champions have stood out despite the fierce competition; all of them have gone through multiple elimination rounds at the local level to finally reach the highly-anticipated Grand Finale, competing against other top-notch talents for the ultimate gaming glory.
George Chacko, director of global account for Lenovo, Intel Asia Pacific and Japan said: “We are very excited to once again be part of the “Legion of Champions” tournament. Along with the rapid growth of the vibrant and passionate gaming community in Asia, we are also seeing increased expectations for better and faster processors to support and deliver amazing gaming performance.
“At Intel, we’re committed to supporting the gaming needs of the e-sports community by helping them perform their best through our innovative technologies, and delivering the ultimate gaming experience.”
Argma from Hong Kong (pic, above) was crowned grand champion at this year’s Legion of Champion Series II after an intense three-day gaming battle. The champion team went home with a cash prize of 210,000 ThB (approximately RM25,968.37).
Wargods from Philippines was the first-runner while Fire Dragon from Malaysia was the second-runner and Once from Taiwan was the third.