Acer is set to host the second Asia Pacific Predator League Grand Finals, with 26 of APAC’s best esports teams heading to Bangkok to compete for a part of a $250,000 USD prize-pool across PUBG and DOTA2.
Qualifying rounds for Predator League kicked off in September 2018 with 3,530 teams from 16 countries competing in open territory qualifiers to earn their place amongst the regions elite. Representing Australia and New Zealand in the popular Battle Royale game, PUBG, will be Team Immunity, who took the top spot in the gruelling Predator PUBG OCE Open Series qualifying competition, successfully beating over 50 teams to claim their place in the Predator League Grand Final.
Mr. Andrew Hou, President of Acer’s Pan Asia Pacific Regional Operations said, “The Asia Pacific Predator League seeks to support the progression of esport and elevate the standard of play in competition by providing the most powerful gaming hardware on the market. We’re excited to witness the talent of these athletes from across Asia Pacific demonstrate and watch them compete for victory in PUBG and DOTA2.”
The esports industry continues to experience exponential growth both in Australia and worldwide. Globally, revenue is predicted to increase by 37 per cent or US$1.1 billion during 2019; a significant growth from 2016’s revenue of US$493 million. Locally, similar growth is predicated in Australia with PwC reporting AU$8 million revenue in 2018 and forecasted revenue increase to AU$22 million by 2022.
Darren Simmons, Oceanic Managing Director of Acer said, “With the esports market reaching new heights each year, we recognise the importance of events such as Predator League in engaging and growing the community here in Australia. We’re especially excited this year to have representatives from ANZ competing in the Grand Final in PUBG. Team Immunity have shown incredible form over the past year in PUBG and have the support of the Australian esports community behind them,” said Darren.
Acer encourages the community and fans of PUBG across the Oceania region to get behind Team Immunity and watch the action. Receive the latest information and watch Asia Pacific Predator League 2019 live streamed at Facebook – predatorgaminganz, and www.predator-league.com.