Lenovo and Intel’s premier esports tournament, ‘Legion of Champions‘, is back and promises to be bigger than ever. The previous edition of the event (LoC III) had a big USD $35,000 prizepool; League of Champions IV meanwhile, will have a total prize pool of USD $89,000!
The prize pool isn’t the only thing bigger in LoC IV though, the tournament will also include teams from Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever, meaning there will be 12 markets that will participate in the tourney. As for the games, LoC IV will feature two titles: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). The winning team of the PUBG tourney will get a USD $4,000 prize and USD $10,000 worth of Legion devices, while the winners for CS:GO will receive USD$ 5,000 and USD$ 12,500 worth of Legion devices.
Complementing the LoC is the ‘Legend of Valkyries‘, an all-female CS:GO tournament that will take place at the same time as the League of Champions. Both the LoC and the LoV will have qualifiers that will take place in the Rise of Legion platform – Lenovo’s flagship online esports league. Shortlisted teams in each region will then advance to the LoC IV Grand Finals at Pantip Mall in Bangkok this December.
“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.
Want to join and/or know more about the League of Champions? Visit the tournament’s official website at: https://www.legionloc.com/.