Lenovo Legion, the gaming brand of PC giant Lenovo, has launched an online-only Rocket League tournament for players in the UK and Ireland with a £10,000 prize pool.
Lenovo Regions will feature four online qualifiers, the first of which starts on February 12th from 6pm GMT for Ireland residents. Players can choose which region to represent and can join multiple qualifiers if they wish (unless they've already qualified for the regional finals).
The other online qualifiers will take place on February 16th (Wales), February 19th (England) and February 23rd (Scotland) from the same time: 6pm GMT.
Each qualifier will feature a single elimination format and up to 64 teams, with the top two teams from each qualifier progressing to the regional finals on March 5th.
The winning team at each regional final will receive £1,000 and progress to the grand finals, while the runner-up teams will each take home £250.
The Lenovo Regions will culminate at the grand finals on March 31st. Here, the winning team will earn £3,000, the runner-up £1,500 and third-place £500.
Casters are to be confirmed but organizers have promised viewers to “expect some top commentators”. We'll aim to update this article when they're announced.
In December 2021, Lenovo also put on a series of showmatches amongst four university teams (Reading, Surrey, Kings College London and UCL) at Westfield London, with the University of Reading taking first place.
The news comes as Rocket League developer Psyonix made changes to its Rocket League community tournament rules, with new player age restrictions and a higher prize pool cap.
The UK has produced a host of Rocket League esports talent over the years, with several players and teams competing in the RLCS.
You can Sign up to take part in the Lenovo Regions qualifiers here and watch the Lenovo Regions esports tournament on the Lenovo Legion Twitch channel
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late '80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.