Lenovo strengthens commitment to gaming with League of Champions and ESL One Genting partnership



Lenovo strengthens commitment to gaming with League of Champions and ESL One Genting partnership

Singapore – 14th December 2016: Global technology leader Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) continues to excite the gaming industry with today’s announcement of a collaboration with Intel for a championship tournament and a strategic partnership with Microsoft, coming hot off the heels of its latest additions to the Y-gaming series, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube, IdeaPad Y910 and the Y27g Curved Gaming Monitor.

Lenovo continues to bring the next level in gaming through strategic partnerships, both locally and regionally. Regionally, Lenovo is partnering with Garena and Intel to bring “League of Champions”, a test of skills and wits to fans and players of League of Legends, a game known for having the world’s most active gaming competitive scene.

There is a great level of interest in Singapore’s gaming scene, where the country is part of the top 30 gaming countries in the world. The gaming field has made its mark in Singapore, and Lenovo has the latest devices and strategic partnerships to help players level up even faster.

By collaborating with Intel, Lenovo is bringing ‘League of Champions’ to elevate the professional gaming experience through League of Legends. Gamers around Asia are encouraged to participate and play against the best in the region to compete for the finals in Bangkok on 13-15 January 2017.

“We’re excited to be part of the “League of Champions” tournament alongside our partners Lenovo, Garena and Microsoft. Today’s gamers competing in highly competitive games such as League of Legends know that Intel’s processors deliver amazing gaming performance. We are also committed to supporting the rapidly growing eSports community and enabling them to perform to the best of their ability through our innovative technologies that enables the ultimate gaming experience.” said Michael Stamps, Intel’s APJ Director for Lenovo.

“Driven by the emergence of video game streaming, virtual reality and augmented reality as a means of enhancing and expanding interactive entertainment, PC gaming still remains highly relevant. Despite fierce competition, we still see a strong opportunity to be part of the gaming sector as part of our continued commitment to users,” said Khoo Hung Chuan, Country General Manager of Singapore and Malaysia, Central Asia Pacific. “Lenovo continues to refine our premium Y-gaming series of gaming desktops to create a uniform and recognizable product to be part of our extensive portfolio that appeals to competitive gamers, hard-core players and new PC gamers. We are also proud to partner with industry leaders such as Intel and Microsoft to further up our game.”

Lenovo is also partnering with Microsoft as one of the platinum sponsors of the ESL One Genting, a Dota 2 tournament organized by the largest video game event company in the world, to bring to gamers the ultimate gaming experience.

“PC gaming is simply made better with Windows 10. We’ve continuously delivered new innovations to enhance our users’ experience and we are pleased that our fans are embracing these new features, with more than 19 billion hours of gameplay logged in 12 months of launch of Windows 10. We’re proud to partner with Lenovo for its fantastic initiatives to take gaming to another level.” said Arthur Huang, Director, Consumer and Device Sales, Microsoft Singapore.

With this partnership, Lenovo will be hosting two competitions to bring fans of Dota 2 to the ESL One Genting Tournament. Two lucky winners will receive a Lenovo Gaming mouse and a Gaming headset, and stand a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the ESL One Genting finals when they join the online ESL One Genting Facebook contest. Fans can expect to see popular gaming groups such as Wings Gaming, Virtus Pro and F.natic compete to win the grand prize at the tournament.

The ESL One Genting Tournament will be taking place from Friday, 6 January to Sunday, 8 January 2017 at the Arena of Stars, Resort World, Genting, Malaysia.

Lenovo is focusing on building top-notch gaming experiences for hard-core players who come from all walks of life because Lenovo understands that gaming isn’t just a pastime, but a core component of their lives.

 Lenovo's latest gaming powerhouses to help you battle your Legends and Ancients

 

IdeaCentre Y710 Cube + Y27g Curved Gaming Monitor – The console conqueror
Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube combines pro-level gaming performance in a portable design for a truly flexible gaming experience. The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube has an integrated carry handle, optional Xbox One receiver, and lightweight design. Powering through tasks with Intel processors, delivering breathtaking graphics via the NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1080 and with ample storage space coupled with an optional lightning fast SATA SSD, gamers can rest assured they are prepared for any challenge.


Pair the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube with the Lenovo Y27g curved gaming monitor screen and take your gaming to a new level of totally immersive, life-like action. The Y27g Curved Gaming Monitor gives you 27" of panoramic, high-contrast, wide-angle viewing on a unique R1800 curved panel optimized for gaming – the most extreme curved panel available today! NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ display technology synchronizes the refresh rate to the GPU to eliminate screen tearing while minimizing display stutter and input lag.

IdeaPad Y910 – The ultimate gaming laptop

Outperform the toughest of opponents with the full power of a gaming desktop, couched in an aggressive gaming notebook form factor. Optimize your game with an ultra-responsive mechanical keyboard and touchpad with colorful backlighting and don’t forget to reserve the Lenovo IdeaPad Y910’s One Key Turbo Boost for when you need extra power to get the job done. The IdeaPad Y910 also comes with robust all-aluminum construction with velvet palm rests as well as a mechanical keyboard with 2 mm key travel, made popular by the IdeaPad Y900.

 Pricing and Availability

  • The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube currently available, starting at SGD 2,499.
  • The Y27g Curved Gaming Monitor is currently available, starting at SGD 899.
  • The IdeaPad Y910 will be available from December 2016, starting at SGD 3,999

All products are available through Lenovo retailers and business partners. Selected products are available for online purchase (with free shipping) via the Lenovo Singapore website at http://www.lenovo.com/sg/en/



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