Lenovo’s Asia-Pacific esports league, Legion of Champions (LoC), returns for its fourth edition. This year’s tournament is set to be the biggest with gamers from the 12 markets in the region, now including Australia and New Zealand is set to compete in two crowd favorite games: Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)
Winners from the local qualifiers are set to face-off in the international grand finals which will be held at Pantip Mall in Bangkok and will run through December 12 to 14.
Aside from the LoC IV, Lenovo will host its first Legion of Valkyries (LoV) esports tournament. The LoV will the brand’s first all-female CS:GO tournament. It was created to make new opportunities for female gaming enthusiasts, both experienced and amateurs, to showcase their talent.
Both LoC IV and LoV will take place on Lenovo’s Rise of Legion platform, the brand’s flagship online esports league, giving teams the chance to compete with other gamers around the world. Shortlisted teams will advance to the local group stages across all markets. The top four LoV finalist will then join the LoC IV grand finals in Bangkok as full-fledged female teams.
“Lenovo’s LoC series represents our commitment to growing the gaming ecosystem in Asia Pacific and serves as a platform that provides an unmatched experience for gamers to represent their team and market on the global stage. Given the growing interest of female gamers in esports, we have introduced the Legion of Valkyries to nurture a diverse group of gamers,” said Ivan Cheung, vice president and chief operating officer, Lenovo Asia Pacific.
The third edition of the LoC saw more than 8,000 participants and more than 16,000 on-site attendees. The event was designed for Asia’s growing gaming scene and to strengthen relationships between like-minded gaming enthusiasts. The brand’s Legion gaming PC range is developed through active collaboration between the gaming community itself, with its latest innovations offering purposeful design with modern avid gamers’ needs in mind– stylish and sophisticated on the outside, yet savage on the inside, delivering supreme performance for work and play.
“We are proud to see the Legion of Champions tournament going from strength to strength in the Asia Pacific region and are excited to continue our 4th year of partnership with Lenovo in supporting the vibrant esports community. At Intel, we’re committed to supporting gaming communities around the world and powering the best esports tournaments by delivering the ultimate gaming experience,” said George Chacko, Director of Global Accounts for Lenovo, Intel Asia Pacific and Japan.
Local champions and grand finalists will be fighting for a combined prize pool USD 89,100 (about PHP 4.51 million) across the two games. The prize pool is, by far, the largest in the history of the LoC. Winning teams for PUBG will walk away with USD 4,000 and USD 10,000 worth of Legion devices, while the winning CS:GO team will pocket USD 5,000 and USD 12,500 worth of Legion devices.
Gamers who are interested to join can do so in the Rise of Legion walk-in tournaments, LAN party, and cosplay contests. For more information visit their website.