Global technology and innovation leader Lenovo took the spotlight at the 2019 Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) held recently at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The three-day gaming summit also featured the qualifying round of Legion of Champions (LoC) action and an appearance by Lenovo brand ambassador Megan Young.
All eyes were on the Lenovo Legion booth as it hosted the qualifying rounds for the Philippine leg of LoC. With a total prize pool of PHP 100,000, the winning team will represent the country in the upcoming LoC Series IV to be held in Bangkok, Thailand this December.
In partnership with Intel, the LoC IV brings together top gamers from 12 markets in the region, with Australia and New Zealand joining for the first time, to face-off in an intense international Grand Finals showdown. The competition introduces two new crowd-favorite titles: Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). It also debuts the LoC’s first-ever all-female tournament, Legion of Valkyries (LoV).
“As the Philippines continues its growth path in gaming and eSports, we at Lenovo, through the Legion brand, commit to support by continuously innovating and providing the tools that will help maximize Filipino gamers’ potential in this arena and allow them to compete alongside the best in the world,” said Lenovo Philippines country general manager Michael Ngan.
To further inspire gamers, Legion showcased some of its latest gaming hardware available locally in its booth at ESGS and during its presentation on the main stage. Attendees used the Legion Y740, Legion Y540, and more during the whole summit. Those who visited the Lenovo booth came home with free Legion merchandise and a Legion mouse worth PHP 1,995 and a Legion keyboard worth PHP 2,995.
To further pump up the summit crowd, Legion brought in iconic rock band Chicosci and also hosted mini gaming tournaments on its booth featuring online celebrities including the newest Lenovo brand ambassador Megan Young.