Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 Announced, Another Big Dota 2 Tournament
Acer Malaysia has announced a brand new Dota 2 league, organised under the brand’s gaming banner Predator. The Asia Pacific Predator League will take place across seven countries, namely Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, India, and Hong Kong. There will be three months worth of Dota 2 action in all of these countries until January 2018.
Aspiring and professional Dota 2 teams in Malaysia can participate in the Malaysian leg of the Predator League. There will be two online qualifiers, with a limited slot of 256 teams. The first of which will begin this weekend on November 4-5, while the second qualifier starts the next weekend (November 11-12). There is a RM3,000 prize pool for each qualifier, winners taking home RM1,000.
You can register for the qualifiers here. Rules and regulations are all provided in the link.
The four teams that reached the finals in the qualifiers will make their way to the Malaysian Grand Finals where they will join another 4 invited teams. A prize pool of RM55,000 is on offer with the champion to receive RM25,000. This will commence on November 25-26.
The Malaysian champion will then join the six other national champions to final round of the Predator League, to be held in Indonesia. A prize pool of $150,000 USD is offered for the Asia Pacific champion.
Alongside the ROG Masters by ASUS, these are all good initiatives by computer brands to push for esports. As long as the execution of the events are smooth, we love to see more opportunities like this to be available for Malaysian gamers. Though we also like to see more games outside of Dota getting this kind of attention as well.