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CES 2021: New Legion gaming laptops unleashed

Gamers rejoice! Lenovo is going all out, unveiling four new models in its acclaimed Legion lineup of gaming laptops at CES 2021. Image credit: Lenovo
Image credit: Lenovo

Gamers rejoice! Lenovo is going all out, unveiling four new models in its acclaimed Legion lineup of gaming laptops at CES 2021, including the world’s first 16″ QHD 16:10 gaming laptops, the Legion 7 (16” AMD) and Legion 5 Pro (16” AMD).

The new flagship Legion 7 laptop is clad in aerospace-grade aluminum. It sports the latest mobile processors for PC gamers — up to the latest AMD Ryzen 9 5900H Mobile Processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is new Free Fire character Chrono

One of the greatest football players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo, is now a game character in one of the world’s most popular mobile games. Image credit: Garena
Image credit: Garena

One of the greatest football players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo, is now a game character in one of the world’s most popular mobile games.

Garena, the developer of Free Fire, has announced Cristiano Ronaldo as its latest global brand ambassador. Not only will the Portuguese footballer become an all-new Free Fire character named Chrono, but also he will have a whole universe built around him. Garena will have an exclusive live stream on Dec. 13 for the official unveiling of Chrono in Free Fire. Fans can watch the unveiling live in-game in Free Fire, which is available on iOS and Android, or catch the highlights on the official Free Fire Facebook page.

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A Life Less Analog, Gaming, Technology

2021 social media trends: Remixing, gaming and more

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world almost overnight — and that includes the digital landscape and online behavior of consumers. So it’s great that Talkwalker and HubSpot have shared the 2021 social media trends tech brands should watch out for in their latest Social Media Trends Report.

What are the 2021 social media trends? How about remixing as the new user-generated content? Also, during the COVID-19 lockdown, more people embraced gaming as a distraction — in fact, a form of community entertainment. These and other changes caused or catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic will transform our digital landscape even more in 2021.

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MSI Halloween weekend sale will make you scream

Time to scream with delight because you can enjoy up to 30 percent off and get freebies at the MSI Halloween weekend sale on Oct. 29-Nov. 2.
Gamers will love the MSI Alpha 15.

Time to scream with delight because you can enjoy up to 30 percent off and get freebies at the MSI Halloween weekend sale on Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

The MSI Halloween Weekend Flash Sale has a special treat for gaming enthusiasts, business professionals, and creatives. Apart from up to a 30 percent discount on select business, productivity, and gaming laptops, customers can get special freebies such as gaming headsets, loot boxes, and more.

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Garena announces Free Fire partnership with KSHMR

Garena ​has announced that music producer and DJ Niles Hollowell-Dhar -- better known by his stage name ​KSHMR ​-- is ​Free Fire’s new brand ambassador.​

Garena ​has announced that music producer and DJ Niles Hollowell-Dhar — better known by his stage name ​KSHMR ​– is ​Free Fire’s new brand ambassador.​

Signed to Warner Music Group’s iconic dance label Spinnin’ Records, KSHMR is renowned for his innovative and pioneering approach to producing. The partnership unites one of the world’s most popular battle royale mobile games with one of the world’s most famous DJs, and continues Garena’s rollout of exciting new content for players.

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Filipino-made esports platform Kalaro gears for launch

Filipino-made esports platform Kalaro has announced strategic alliances with corporate partners ahead of its Oct. 12 launch.

Kalaro, Asia’s first fully-integrated end-to-end Filipino-made esports platform, has announced strategic alliances with corporate partners ahead of its Oct. 12 launch.

The-AsiaGroup.com Inc., the company behind Kalaro, has partnered with National Computer Systems (NCS) of Singapore, ERNI from Switzerland, and Philippine companies Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), Dragonpay, GCash, and Globe Labs.

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Spotify, Riot Games partner for LoL Esports global events

Spotify, the world's most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is now the official audio streaming partner for LoL Esports global events.

Spotify, the world’s most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is now the official audio streaming partner for League of Legends (LoL) Esports global events.

Riot Games and Spotify have announced the multi-year partnership ahead of this year’s World Championship set to begin on Sept. 25. Apart from the World Championship, the LoL Esports global events include the Mid-Season Invitational and All-Star Event.

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A Life Less Analog, Entertainment, Gaming, Technology

Gamers and K-pop fans already living in virtual world

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Gamers and K-pop fans have been living in the virtual world for many years now. Decades, in fact, in the case of gamers. Now it’s time for the rest of the world to catch up.

In last week’s column piece, I talked about how geeks are inheriting the earth. Today, I’m going to point out that this new world we’re inheriting is an increasingly virtual one. There is no going back to the pre-COVID world. The digital transformation of the world is here to stay, and this will have a profound impact on human society, changing the way we work and play.

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League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 7 results

The final week of the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (PCS) 2020 Summer Split Regular Season delivered both thrills and heartbreak across the three days of competition, including the nerve-wrecking tiebreaker on Sunday.

The final week of the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (PCS) 2020 Summer Split Regular Season delivered both thrills and heartbreak across the three days of competition, including the nerve-wrecking tiebreaker on Sunday.

At the start of the week, plenty of excitement grew around the possibility of an unprecedented, four-way tie among the top four teams: Taipei J team (JT), ahq eSports club (AHQ), PSG Talon (PSG), and Machi Esports (MCX). The stars seem to align as all four teams secured the necessary wins over the weekend, though it all came down to the crucial match between JT and MCX.

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Wartortoise: Meet Legion ambassador Paolo Umpa

Lenovo Legion ambassador Paolo Umpa a.k.a. Wartortoise is grateful for the many life skills he learned through gaming.
Lenovo Legion ambassador Paolo Umpa a.k.a. Wartortoise is grateful for the many life skills he learned through gaming.

Even as a kid, Lenovo Legion ambassador Paolo Umpa, better known online as Wartortoise, knew that gaming would help him catch ’em all and succeed in life. In fact, Umpa’s family introduced him to gaming, setting him on the path that would one day make him Wartortoise.

“I was given a Game Boy when I was in grade school, and Pokémon Crystal was the first game I ever played,” Umpa told Digital Life Asia.

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League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 6 results

League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 6 results

PSG Talon (PSG) bounced back from a poor Week 5 in the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (PCS) 2020 Summer Split with four wins in the Super Week. These include important wins over league leader, Taipei J Team (JT), and ahq eSports club (AHQ).

AHQ, PSG and Machi Esports (MCX) are now tied for 2nd place with 12W4L. Other than PSG, the top four teams all suffered a loss and one particular defeat that stood out was MCX’s match against Alpha Esports (ALF).

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Legion ambassador Lyka Mea on gaming and simple life

Lenovo Legion ambassador Lyka Mea loves gaming and being part of the gaming community.
Lenovo Legion ambassador Lyka Mea loves gaming and being part of the gaming community.

As a young girl, Lyka Mea saw her older sister playing The Sims. Little did the future Lenovo Legion ambassador know that this moment would change her life.

“My older sister was the one who introduced me to gaming. I saw her playing The Sims back in the day and I just had to try it out for myself. We eventually started playing Ragnarok Online, and to this day, it continues to be one of my guilty pleasure games,” Mea told Digital Life Asia.

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