Bahamut Gaming emerged as the champion at the Philippine qualifying tournament of Lenovo Legion of Champions scheduled on Dec. 12-15 in Pantip Pratunam Mall in Bangkok, Thailand. The team will represent the country after battling it out with the other teams in the PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds).
Composed of Mark Myles “Shrykos” Chin, Mark Gerald “Ryujin” Licanto, Brandenn “BMG_Rui” Buenviaje, and Larry “ShinRyuji” Yoro, Bahamut Gaming beat 47 other teams.
Aside from representing the Philippines in LoC IV, the team also won a cash prize of $1,000 (or around P50,000).
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“The Legion of Champions tournament is Lenovo’s testament to foster the gaming community, both here in the Philippines and in the entire APAC region,” said Michael Ngan, general manager, Lenovo Philippines. “Truly, the rise of the competitive gaming scene can no longer be ignored, and Lenovo is thrilled that the event has been steadily growing ever since it started. As the gaming phenomenon further develops, rest assured that Lenovo Legion and the LoC will continue to provide esports teams a competitive platform where they can enhance and hone their skills.”
Now in its fourth series, LoC features the two new crowd-favorite games in its fold: PUBG and CS:GO. In addition, teams from 12 markets in the region, now including Australia and New Zealand, will be battling it out for glory.
Local champions and grand finalists will be competing for a total combined prize pool of $89,100 (or around P4.51 million). At the end of the competition, the team winning the PUBG tournament will walk away with $4,000 (or around P200,000) and $10,000 (or around P500,000) worth of Legion devices, while the winners of CS:GO will go home with $5,000 (or around P250,000) and $12,500 (or around P635,000) worth of Legion devices.