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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Game On with Lenovo – Introducing the Y710 Cube and League of Champions, ESL One Partnership


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Global technology leader Lenovo continues to excite the gaming industry with its recent announcement of the latest addition to the Y-gaming series, a collaboration with Lenovo-Intel for a championship tournament and a strategic partnership with Microsoft.

The easy-to-carry and VR-ready Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube allows gamers to fully immerse themselves in the world of gaming as it is designed for portability and maximum fun. Built from the ground-up for demanding gamers who like powerful, VR-ready desktops that save on space for gaming at home, the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube is portable enough to be moved from the desk to the couch and beyond.

“It’s a great time to be a gamer nowadays. The playing experience has become more enhanced, interactive, and competitive. All thanks to video game streaming, virtual reality, and augmented reality,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager of Lenovo Philippines.

“Lenovo is able to provide these experiences with our premium Y-gaming series. With a wide range of products from this series, we are able to provide the best gaming arsenal that appeals to hardcore and new PC gamers, alike,” added Ngan.

Beyond its range of high-performance and highly customisable products, Lenovo also continues to bring the next level in gaming through strategic partnerships, both locally and regionally. Lenovo is partnering with Garena and Intel to bring “League of Champions” a test of skill and wits to fans and players of League of Legends, a game known as having the world’s most active competitive scene. 


At the same time, Lenovo is pleased to partner with Microsoft to be platinum sponsors for Electronic Sports League One (ESL One) Genting, a Dota 2 tournament organized by the largest video game event company in the world, bringing gamers the ultimate gaming experience.

While The ’League of Champions’ and the ESL One Finals are set in Thailand, and Malaysia respectively, online competitions have been opened in various countries in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines.

Lenovo is continuing to focus on building top-notch gaming experiences for hardcore 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.

Sporting the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 6700 processor and an NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card, the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube brings gaming to another level of immersive experiences to players, casual or professional. As with most of Lenovo devices, the Y710 Cube can be customized to meet whatever the users’ needs are.



Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube

Ideal for gamers who want to stay competitive no matter where they play, the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube comes with a built-in carry handle for easy transport between gaming stations. Housed sleekly within a new, compact cube form factor weighing only 7.4 kg, it features up to NVIDIA®’s latest GeForce® GTX 1070 8 GB graphics, 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM to handle today’s most resource-intensive releases. The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube lets players confidently handle 4K gaming, VR and high-quality streaming with massive computing capabilities in real time, as well as multitask between editing a spreadsheet and streaming a movie.

The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube comes with up to lightning-fast Killer™ DoubleShot™ Pro Wi-Fi, Windows® 10 Home, up to integrated Dolby Audio™ and up to 2TB HDD or up to 256GB SSD storage, letting gamers enjoy their entire gaming libraries. Additionally, the system offers players the option to bundle peripherals like the Lenovo Y-Series Gaming Mechanical Keyboard and Precision Mouse.


Lenovo Elevates the Gaming Experience
‘League of Champions’

By collaborating with Intel, Lenovo is bringing the ‘League of Champions’ to elevate the professional gaming experience through the League of Legends. Gamers around the region are encouraged to participate and play against the best in the region to compete for a USD$15,000 cash prize in the finals in Bangkok on 13-15 January 2017.

For updates, you can visit the League of Champions website at https://lol.garena.in.th/esports/loc/about/timeline.


Electronic Sports League One (ESL One)

In the meantime, the ESL Genting One Tournament will take place at the Arena of Stars, Resort World, Genting, Malaysia on 6-8 January 2017.

Stay updated by logging on to ESL One’s site at http://en.esl-one.com/gate/.

You might want to keep abreast of what’s happening, as Filipino gamers are set to participate in these two popular digital games.


Pricing and Availability


The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube will soon be available in Lenovo Philippines retail stores, at a still undisclosed price.

For now, you may check out Lenovo Philippines’ website at http://www3.lenovo.com/ph/en/, or its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lenovophilippines/ for updates.


Quotes

“The global gaming market is worth US$99.6 billion, in which APAC contributes 47%[1] - making this the fastest growing region for gaming worldwide. PCs are still very much an integral part of the gaming ecosystem. And with Windows 10, PC gaming is just simply made better – it’s also the most popular platform for games in the world. We’re proud to partner with Lenovo for its fantastic initiatives to take gaming to another level,” said Bruce Howe, General Manager, Consumer Channel Group, Microsoft Malaysia.

[1] Newzoo Games, 2016 Global Games Market Report – an Overview of Trends & Insights, June 2016

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