This league will have a prize pool of $250,000, and it will be held in Thailand in February 2019. This event will feature two games, PlayerUNknown’s Battleground also known as PUBG and Dota 2. Best teams for this tournament will be determined throughout both online and offline events connected to this league. Asia Pacific Predator League was launched last year, and it spread like fire, gathering teams and participants from 16 different countries, that is as twice as more than last year. From these 16 countries, we will see ten in the Grand Finals.
Of course, this isn’t the first event Acer has sponsored in this region. Earlier this year Acer partnered with Throwdown eSports so they can together host PUBG OCE Open Series (OCE meaning Oceania). This event had more than 50 different teams competing for the honor to represent their nation and organization in the ANZ region.
This Predator League is hosted once per year by Acer, that way they refresh the meaning of Predator trademark and their brand while staying connected to eSports in general. This is a smart marketing move, since a lot of companies and corporations sponsor mostly European teams and tournaments, placing Asia Pacific Region behind Europe and especially the United States of America, both Latin America and North America. But Asia is an enormous market with the potential reach of millions of gamers and people connected to professional eSports or casual gaming at least.
Fun fact: Predator league motto is “As a gamer, you need to be ruthless and obsessed with winning, like a Predator ready to attack its prey.”
14 qualifiers kicked off early in September in Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, Australia, India, China, Macau, Hong Kong for PUBG and eight qualifiers for Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka for Dota 2. Grand Finale will come in February 2019 as we said, and it will be held in Bangkok where 16 PUBG and eight Dota 2 teams will fight, hack&slash for the main prize pool and the Predator Shield.
We here at www.esportsbite.com wish good luck to all participants.