Acer has announced its Acer Pacific Predator League 2018 and gamers can register for it till November 19. Gamers will compete in the event by playing Dota 2 matches and the set prize pool for India is Rs 5,00,000. Players qualifying from India will be competing against gamers from Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Hong Kong at the event for a total prize pool for $150,000.
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Acer, the leading gaming PC player in India, has announced the Asia’s biggest world-class gaming tournament, Asia Pacific Predator League 2018. The registrations have begun and will be on till the 19th of November.
India, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Hong Kong will be participating in this event. More than three months of DOTA:2 action. Hundreds of teams across Asia Pacific region will compete for a shot at the $150,000 total prize pool. Acer's Predator gaming line has earned countless industry awards and accolades for giving a competitive edge to gamers.
“We just started our Predator gaming line around two and a half years ago. Within those two years, we have successfully reached to the first place in several countries. This is definitely a good starting point for us, and today we are proud to present the most anticipated eSports tournament in Asia Pacific that could take you to the next-level gaming experience with Predator.” said Andrew Hou, President of Acer Pan Asia Pacific Region.
Predator League India round is a month long gaming competition where Dota 2 teams from all over India will compete in Online qualifiers between the 21st and 25th of November, in a single elimination format to reach the LAN finals which will be held at Bengaluru. Everyone invited to participate will be vying for a piece of the INR 500,000 prize pool. Winning team also gets an all-expense paid trip to Indonesia to take part in the Grand Finale and compete for the total prize pool.
“India is gradually becoming progressive towards online gaming and has started considering Esports as a career option realizing the potential of the same. At Acer we are very delighted to be part of the Asia Pacific Predator League, which in itself is a huge event, and will encourage professional gamers to compete with international players and prove their mettle”, says Mr. Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head, Acer India.
Indian online gaming industry, currently stands at USD 290 million, and is poised to grow to USD 1 billion by 2021, according to a report by KPMG. The outreach of internet is growing every day and at the same pace online gaming is picking up. E-sports will augment engagement levels in online gaming and at the same time gamification will offer opportunities across business functions and sectors.
Throughout this year Acer has participated in several major gaming tournaments, such as the official partner and monitor provider of the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Season 11, and has been named Official Sponsor and Monitor Partner for League of Legends (LoL) Esports for 2017. All participants of this tournament will be offered an impressive gaming experience, thanks to the support of Acer Predator products, from notebook, monitor, projector, to desktop PC that will be utilized during the event.
This series of campaigns is held by Acer to reinforce the commitment of Predator in supporting the gaming industry in the world and in Asia Pacific region in particular. Acer Predator is brand with the most complete gaming devices line ranging from laptop, desktop, monitor, tablet & projector. Acer Predator’s products have earned a number of world-renowned honorable awards such as Best of Innovation Award by CES 2017, Taiwan Excellence 2016 and CES 2016 for projectors and monitors, Design & Innovation Awards by Computex 2015, Good Design Award 2015 and many other prestigious awards.