Although the winner of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 hasn’t been named yet, Acer is already gearing up for the next leg of the much-anticipated esports tournament as early as now! After a huge turnout in the Philippines this weekend, Acer executives announced at a press conference on Saturday (January 13, 2024) that next year’s games will be held in Malaysia. The 2025 edition promises to build on the success of its predecessors, with discussions underway for possible additional of popular games, potentially expanding beyond the customary DOTA 2 and VALORANT lineup.
This year’s Grand Finals is definitely one to top, as fans flocked to the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City to personally witness the awarding of the Predator League champions. In just 48 hours of ticket sales, all 6,000 VIP section tickets were completely sold out! Fans are also set to be treated not just with action-packed live games, but also fun performances from some of the Philippines’ top acts, including Acer ambassadors Sarah Geronimo and SB19. The two-day extravaganza featured not only live-action gaming but also meet-and-greet sessions with Predator ambassadors and stellar performances by iconic Filipino artists. A live match and concert in one!
26 of the finest Dota 2 and VALORANT teams are set to clash, battling for the prestigious Predator Shield and a slice of the $200,000 prize pool. Winners of Dota 2 and VALORANT will be going home with $65,000 each! The second-place contenders will be receiving $20,000, while the teams in third and fourth place are still set to walk away with $7,500, marking their place in esports history.
Aside from esports fame and the generous cash prize, Predator League has consistently been a breeding ground for emerging esports talents, providing a platform for thousands of teams across the region to chase their dreams on a grand stage since its inception in 2018.
“The Asia Pacific Predator League is a regional tournament that helps Acer connect with the
gaming community. Beyond that, it culls the esports athletes with the most potential from the
best of the best. This year’s Grand Finals is unlike any other. By combining the best of gaming,
music, and entertainment, we are breaking down barriers and allowing more people to be part
of a thriving esports community,” shares Andrew Hou, President of Acer Pan Asia Pacific.
When asked about predictions for this year’s match, Acer Philippines Managing Director Sue Ong Lim confidently stated, “It’s anybody’s game,” further heightening the suspense and unpredictability surrounding the tournament. Lim also shared how they’ve witnessed each team’s dedication and how they’re expecting an intense battle between well-known groups and up-and-coming teams from each region.
Representatives from the Philippines include Polaris, Execration, and Blacklist Rivalry for Dota 2. For VALORANT, on the other hand, Team Zol, Team Oasis, and Team Secret will be battling it out to see who’s the best of the best this weekend.
Joining Day 1 of the match are Pinoy performers — Urbandub, Al James, Ylona Garcia, UPeepz, and Felip, while on Day 2, KZ Tandingan, Sandwich, Franco, Spongecola, Manila Symphony Orchestra, Daloy Dance Company, Josh Cullen, and Pablo will be sharing the stage with the esports teams. Predator ambassadors Cong TV and the Team Payaman boys, and Alodia Gosiengfiao will also hold meet-and-greet sessions at the event.
The Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals goes beyond esports battles. It’s now a celebration of unity, talent, and the vibrant esports community that continues to captivate audiences across the region. The unforgettable moments created in the Philippines are sure to echo in the gaming world for years to come.
Can’t wait to see how things turn out next year in Malaysia!