Sri Lanka Qualifies for Asia Pacific Predator League 2019 eSports tournament
The excitement was obvious as teams in their green Acer tees de-stressed after a highly hard-fought final at the Sri Lanka qualifiers for the Acer Predator League 2019 to be held in Bangkok, Thailand in February.
The highly talented and indomitable PnX (Indomitus.MSI) were adjudged winners with x3 (Victorious Secret) coming in as 1st Runners Up, and DeS (Death Sentence) as 2nd Runners Up. The 4th team was nA (Bedtime Samurais who are determined to come back stronger next year.
Team Indomitus.MSI comprises Munthasir (Toad Boss), Mirsab (Paradox), Viren (Hawkie), Dinuka (6ixx), Walid (Spades) and Shafras (InsearchofJuliet), each of whom admitted to practicing hard and will look forward to making Sri Lanka proud at the finals. They won the prize pool of LKR 300,000, while Predator League 2019 Finals commands a grand total of USD 300,000 prize pool (combined).
“This has been a wonderful opportunity to seek out the best team to compete in Bangkok next month,” said Sunil Nair, General Manager – Singapore and Director – Asia Small Economy Markets at Acer. “I am so glad that Sri Lanka will also be a part of this great eSports games and I’m sure their talent will be a force to reckon with at the games.”
Asia Pacific Predator League 2019
In 2018 January, Acer successfully organized the first Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. A total of 1197 teams registered and eight teams from eight countries competed to be crowned the best DOTA2 players. GeekFam of Malaysia took home the 2018 Predator Shield after a fantastic three days of nail biting gaming. A credibly rise of eSports was seen during the Predator League 2018 through online platforms; 2,390,690 times for campaign engagement, 321,218,264 times for campaign reach while its #APACPredatorLeague hits No.1 popularity on Instagram among the final match. These figures reflected tremendous growth of eSports in the ASEAN region over the years.
As for the Asia Pacific Predator League 2019, Acer recognized Thailand’s great potential as a host of the prestigious eSports tournament in 2019 after the Sports Authority of Thailand endorsed ‘eSports’ as a legitimate sport which can set up a sports association. Subsequently, the rising number of eSports players and other related professions has been generating remarkable economic growth in related markets. Moreover, an increase in sales of eSports gears has also outpaced sales of other IT and gaming products.
Gaming industries are currently dominating eSports industry as manufacturer and game developer.
Throngs of eSports players from all over the Asia Pacific region are expected to converge in Bangkok to show off their skills at the regional Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and DOTA2 tournament titled the Asia Pacific Predator League 2019.
The Asia Pacific Predator League 2019 will be held during 15-17 February 2019 at the Nimibutr Stadium, which is located in the National Stadium complex. The competition in this tournament will shine the light on Thai eSports players in the international eSports sphere with participations of 16 regions, including Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, Australia, India, China, Macau, Hong Kong, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. This regional eSports tournament is held to search for the most talented PUBG and DOTA2 eSports players.
“ESports will become a key element of the country’s ecosystem, thereby laying groundwork for further growth of the digital economy,” said Andrew Hou, President of Pan Asia Pacific for Acer.
If you would like to learn more details and latest information about this event, please go to www.predator-league.com
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