Sri Lanka Loses After Intense Battle at Asia Pacific Predator League 2019
After three days of intense competition, the second edition of the Asia Pacific Predator League concluded after the grand final rounds of Player Unknowns Battleground (PUBG) and DOTA2 battles came to an end at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok Thailand last week. The top 26 out of 3,530 esports teams across the Asia Pacific region gathered in Bangkok for the finals, with over 10,000 fans who came to witness the battles, over 4.3 million views online and a peak concurrent viewership of over 60,000.
South Korea’s AfreecaFreecs Fatal claimed the PUBG title and TNC Predator from the Philippines claimed the DOTA2 Predator Shield after three days of intense competition.
DOTA2 was played off against ten teams in three rounds. Sri Lanka’s team PnX|Indomitus played against Mongolia’s YG esports and Malaysia’s heavyweights LOTAC but failed to make an impression against these highly competitive teams. “We went in without one of our star players and with the least amount of training compared to the other teams,” said Walid aka Spades. “But overall, playing against a world class team like LOTAC was such an exciting moment,” he added. Team PnX|Indomitus comprised of Viren “Hawkie” Dias, Munthasir “ToadBosS” Shiraz, Walid “SpadeS” Mohammed, Dinuka “6ixx” Perera and Mohammed “InsearchOfJuliet” Safraz.
Held for the second consecutive year, the Acer Predator League encourages teams and participants from the Asia Pacific region to battle against each other for the coveted Predator Shield.
“Especially in the Pan Asia Pacific Region, Acer hopes to provide a stage for young talents, not only through hardware but also through an esports ecosystem and industry,” said Andrew Hou, President of Pan Asia Pacific Regional Operations, Acer Inc. “We hope that the athletes from Predator League 2019 can continue with their great work as a member of the esports community, and we look forward to seeing them again in 2020 in the Philippines.”
Acer announced that the Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 will be held in the Philippines at the closing ceremony of this year’s tournament in Thailand.
The winners of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2019 are:
PUBG Champion was AfreecaFreecs Fatal from The Republic of Korea, USD$ 75,000 prize money and Predator Helios Notebooks for each of the team members, First Runner-up: Purple Mood from Thailand, USD$ 30,000 prize money and Second Runner-up: Team Immunity from Australia, USD$ 15,000 prize money.
DOTA2 Champion was TNC Predator from the Philippines walking away with USD$ 75,000 prize money and Predator Helios Notebooks for each of the team members, First Runner-up: BOOM ID from Indonesia with USD$ 30,000 prize money and Second Runner-up: GeekFam from Malaysia with USD$ 15,000 prize money.
Predator League is held by Acer yearly to reinforce the commitment of Predator brand in supporting the gaming industry in the world and in Asia Pacific region in particular. Predator is the brand with the most complete gaming devices line ranging from laptop, desktop, monitor, tablet and projector and Predator series offers the latest technology in gaming, made especially to enhance the gaming experience of any hardcore gamer.
In 2018, Asia Pacific witnessed the crowning of a new e-sport champion as eight countries competed in DOTA2 to be the best of them all. From the highs to the lows, APAC Predator League 2018 delivered all the excitement of high-level gaming with Malaysia’s Geek Fam beating Indonesia’s BOOM.ID in the final to become champions of Predator League.
For more information on then Asia Pacific Predator League, visit www.predator-league.com.