One team from the Philippines will compete at the highly-anticipated Legion of Champions finale in Bangkok

PHILIPPINES, JANUARY 19, 2018 – Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), the world’s leading PC manufacturer, announced that it will once again host “Legion of Champions Series II” (LoC) (formerly League of Champions), a major gaming competition in the region. In collaboration with Intel, the second edition of this gaming battle is expected to bring even more excitement to Asia’s gaming scene with three new markets joining the championship. Teams from eight markets[1] competed in their local finals, and winning teams will gather in Bangkok, Thailand, later this month for the ultimate show down.

 

In the Philippines, the series of exciting recruitment activities for LoC teams kick-started in November 2017, in partnership with Garena PH.

A total of 565 passionate gamers and 113 teams went through 7 elimination rounds / phases. The in-market finals, which was held last December 9, 2017, saw highly talented gamers in the Philippines battle it out. The last team left standing – Wargods Redlyt – will be representing the Philippines in the finals.

Edrian “WG DoeDoii RL” Brancia from Redlyt said, “Gaming has become such a huge and vibrant community in Asia. This is possible only because of the support from brands like Lenovo, who provides us with a platform to realize our potential as gamers. I am looking forward to meeting fellow gamers in the region at the finals.”

 

Kevin Joseph “WG Persona RL” Ramos added, “I was very impressed with the quality and scale of last year’s tournament and I’m thrilled to hear that it will be even bigger this year. I am honored to get this opportunity to meet other top-notch gamers in the region.”

 

Wargods Redlyt will attend LoC 2018 held in Bangkok between 26 and 28 January 2018. For more information on LoC 2018, please visit https://legionlenovo.com/loc2018/.

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Michael Ngan, Lenovo Philippines Country General Manager said: “E-sports and gaming are not only burgeoning, but gaining popularity beyond gamers to a more general audience. For gaming fans, e-sports competitions are the Olympic Games of the 21st century. As a leader in technological innovation supporting this trend, we want to continue building top-notch gaming experiences for enthusiast players not only through our product offerings but also through providing a platform to nurture these gamers and grow the community. Lenovo is delighted to host the Legion of Champions Series II, a first-of-its-kind regional competition involving eight markets.”

 

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 eSports community by helping them perform their best through our innovative technologies, and delivering the ultimate gaming experience.”

 

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[1] Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

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