From Legion to Legends – Lenovo as Gold Sponsor to Garena’s The Legends Circuit
Garena’s The Legends Circuit Malaysia (TLC), if you have not known is one of the most anticipated gaming tournaments in Malaysia currently. In fact the grand finals of the two month gaming event is set to happen about two weeks from now (12th and 13th August, 2017). On those two days the top eight League of Legends teams in Malaysia will battle for top supremacy in that game. The winning team is then set to represent the nation at the biannual Garena Premier League which is a global event. From then on, the journey to League of Legends World Championships is on. Of course there is prize money involved just like any other tournament. How much you ask? up to MYR100,000 for TLC 2017 this time around.
Lenovo, as you have probably noticed in the recent times have started going big with gaming peripherals. Their previous “multimedia powerhouse” Y line of devices has just gotten a new name recently – Legion. Legion is now Lenovo’s official gaming arm. Of course in this category they would be competing with the likes of ASUS ROG, HP Omen, Razer, MSI, and the likes. To stamp their authority in gaming they would need to do something special. For example; sponsoring a gaming event as large as TLC 2017.
That is exactly what they have done this time. For Garena’s coveted event Lenovo has just been announced as the Gold Sponsor of the tournament. What does this mean though?
It means that Lenovo will provide their highly acclaimed top-range Legion hardware to competitors and “shoutcasters” alike. Specifically The Legion Y720 Cube Desktop will be the provided weapon for the competitors. The “Shoutcasters” will be equipped with Lenovo’s highly acclaimed Legion Y720 for all sorts of analysis and instant playbacks throughout the grand finals. On top of all that, Lenovo has committed a cash sponsorship of MYR90,000 for the tournament.
Of course if you do head down to the event at Paradigm Mall @Kelana Jaya on the specified dates Lenovo will be displaying their highly tempting gaming PCs on the floor. The best part of that this demo is that you can even get a hands-on their display units to actually see what its like for the competitors (or what could be if you own one of these amazing systems). Oh, if you are lucky; you might just walk away from some giveaways (via lucky draw) that Lenovo is doing on those days too. You do not want to miss the giveaway as the grand prize is a tantalizing Legion Y520 gaming laptop!
Garena’s TLC Malaysia 2017 grand finals is held in Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya, Selangor on the 12th and 13th of August, 2017. Press release after the break.
Lenovo to headline Garena’s The Legends Circuit as Gold Sponsor
Lenovo strengthens its support of Malaysia’s gaming community through sponsorship of professional League of Legends tournament
MALAYSIA, 24 JULY 2017 – Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), the world’s leading PC manufacturer, today announced its role as a Gold Sponsor of Garena’s The Legends Circuit (TLC) Malaysia: Summer 2017, aimed at the professional Malaysian gaming community.
As Gold Sponsor, Lenovo will provide the finalists and tournament “shoutcasters” with top-of-the-line machines from its Legion line of powerful gaming devices, as well as a cash sponsorship of RM 90,000.
With the Lenovo Legion Y720 Cube Desktop, gamers in the tournament will gain a competitive edge during the grand final rounds of TLC. In addition, the Lenovo Legion Y720 will be used by the event’s shoutcasters for instant playback and analysis throughout the grand finals.
The partnership between Lenovo and Garena’s TLC is the latest in Lenovo’s series of sponsorships of major gaming tournaments in Malaysia. Lenovo’s investments within the gaming community are aimed at empowering the gaming community with rich experiences as well as powerful and adaptable PC gaming products that are co-created with gamers in order to fully meet their needs.
What’s more, League of Legends fans will be able to enjoy hands-on sessions with the Lenovo Legion range of gaming PCs – including the recently launched Lenovo Legion Y720, Lenovo Legion Y520, Lenovo Legion Y720 Cube, and VR headset – at Lenovo’s experiential booths during the event. There will also be exciting giveaways up for grabs, with one lucky person at the TLC grand final standing a chance to win the grand prize of the Lenovo Legion Y520 via a lucky draw.
“Lenovo believes the gaming community deserves superior products that reflects their passion for gaming. This is why we recently launched Legion, our brand dedicated to the needs of gamers through innovative, powerful gaming PCs, and through community building initiatives like our sponsorship of Garena TLC Malaysia,” said Khoo Hung Chuan, General Manager, Lenovo Malaysia and Singapore.
“Through exciting partnerships such as this, we look forward to nurturing the passions of Malaysia’s youth for gaming, both as a fast-growing competitive sport and as everyday entertainment.”
The Legends Circuit
The Legends Circuit (TLC) Malaysia: Summer 2017 is an annual, highly competitive League of Legends tournament amongst professional players organized by Garena, following The Legends Circuit (TLC) Malaysia: Spring 2017. It is scheduled to be held in conjunction with this year’s Selangor Cyber Games, a government initiated eSports showcase.
The top eight teams will battle out over two months to determine the best League of Legends team in Malaysia. The grand finals for TLC Summer 2017 will be held on the 12th and 13th of August 2017 at Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya, Selangor.
The champion of The Legends Circuit Spring and Summer 2017 will walk away with the opportunity to represent Malaysia at the biannual Garena Premier League (GPL), where the winner will have a chance to compete at the world stage in the most important international League of Legends tournament, the League of Legends World Championships.
Pricing and Availability
The Legends Circuit Malaysia: Summer 2017 grand finals will boast a RM 100,000 prize.
- Prices for the Legion Y720 Laptop start from just RM6,099, inclusive of GST, with the device available for purchase at Lenovo Exclusive Stores and Lenovo Multi Brand Stores.
- Prices for the Legion Y520 Laptop start from just RM3,299, inclusive of GST, with the device available for purchase at Lenovo Exclusive Stores and Lenovo Multi Brand Stores.
Source: Lenovo, Garena