Lenovo officially kicks off highly-anticipated Legion of Champions Series II Grand Finale

Ten teams representing eight markets in Asia to compete for the glory of Asia’s gaming champion.

Lenovo, the world’s leading PC manufacturer, has officially kicked off the “Legion of Champions Series II” Grand Finale (LoC; former 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.

On January 26, Lenovo officially kicked-off the Finale of “Legion of Champions Series II” in Bangkok, Thailand. The event, held in collaboration with Intel, is a major gaming competition in the region.

Following last year’s successful 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 PHP 812,000) in cash.

Ivan Cheung, Executive Director and General Manager of Lenovo Central Asia Pacific, officiated the opening of the “Legion of Champions Series II” Finale. In his remarks, he reinforced Lenovo Legion’s commitment to bringing gamers together and the competition is a testament of that. He also encouraged the in-market champion teams to put up their fiercest fight for the combined pool of 500,000 THB (approximately (approximately PHP 812,000) cash prize.

After three days of intense competition, from January 26 – 28, the champion team will walk home with a cash prize of 210,000 THB (approximately PHP 341,000), while the first and second runners up will be awarded 110,000 THB (approximately PHP 178,000) and 70,000 THB (approximately PHP 113,000) respectively.

BNK48, the famous idol group in Thailand, performed a dance show to celebrate the launch of the Finale of Legion of Champions Series II

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 in CES 2017. Coming in two designs – one in red and another in black and gold. In the Philippines, the black and gold version will be available in limited stocks in February 2018.

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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.

Ivan Cheung, Regional General Manager of Lenovo Central Asia Pacific (Center) was joined by (from left to right) Gregory Beh, Product Lead of Lenovo Asia Pacific; Rose Siu, Marketing Director of Lenovo Central Asia Pacific; Allen Hsu, Country Head of Strategic Partnership of Garena; Nick Reynolds, Chief Marketing Officer of Lenovo Asia Pacific; Peter Yeung, Executive Director, Customer Business Lead of Lenovo Asia Pacific, Ee Lin Tan, APAC Lenovo Account Consumer Segment Manager, MNC Sales, Intel; Paula Levy, Director of PC Consumer and Business Strategies and Campaigns, Asia Pacific Japan, Intel; and Thaneth Angkasirisan, General Manager of Lenovo Indochina, to celebrate the kick-off of the “Legion of Champions Series II” Finale.

Hundreds of gaming fans are expected to attend this year’s Grand Finale of “Legion of Champions Series II” in Bangkok, Thailand to watch the heated battle and the birth of a new champion. For those who reside outside Bangkok, they can watch the live-streaming of the competition via https://www.facebook.com/LenovoTH/videos/10155550049041843/.

For more information on LoC 2018, please visit https://legionlenovo.com/loc2018/.

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