Lenovo has announced the third chapter of its Rise of Legion (ROL) tournament series that will feature Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). The company notes that this will be the first time for the esports tournament to be held across the entire Indian subcontinent.
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Lenovo, the global technology leader, today announced the third chapter of Rise of Legion (ROL), with a CS:GO (Counter Strike: Global Offensive). It is the first time for the esports tournament to be conducted across the entire Indian subcontinent, inviting gamers from India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, to compete in a Rise of Legion event from the safety and comfort of their homes. ROL commenced on 7th July 2020 with 229 teams joining and will carry on till 6th August 2020 and everyone can play the virtual battle game here.
Through the tournament, Lenovo is championing the #PlayApartTogether campaign – a global esports initiative to encourage the adoption of responsible gaming virtually using the best safety practices during this worldwide pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown has created a significant surge in gaming ROL 3 is a direction in providing gamers an opportunity.
Amit Doshi, Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo India said, “With Lenovo’s Legion product portfolio and multiple esports events, we provide gamers the platform to compete and network with each other. Next generation gamers see the Rise of Legion (ROL) and League of Champions (LOC) as stepping-stones in their esports career, which also gives us an opportunity to expand these tournaments across geographies. Online gaming has become mainstream in India and a preferred activity during the lockdown, and we encourage the Legion fans and gamers to stay indoors and use this opportunity to hone their esports skills while staying connected with us and their peers.”
While the first Rise of Legion tournament was conducted both offline and online, Rise of Legion 2 was only virtual in India. Both participation and rewards have increased for Rise of Legion 3. Lenovo also recently hosted the largest PUBG PC event in India.
On Day 1 of the tournament, 229 teams joined the battle ground across the three regions and will play against each other to reach the Top 16. The final countdown takes place on Thursday, August 6, 2020.
Teams from these three regions will be competing for an attractive prize pool of INR 3.5 lakhs, along with rewards which will be distributed to the top eight teams in the tournament. Lenovo will also be recognizing and rewarding one tournament MVP for consistent and outstanding performance during the tournament.
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