Predator League Asia-Pacific Finals 2019’s three-day tournament in Bangkok, Thailand concluded on a high note with a big win for the Philippines as all-Filipino eSports team TNC Predator bags the championship crown in the DOTA 2 category.
TNC Predator won the category after defeating BOOM ID of Indonesia, taking home the Predator League Asia-Pacific symbolic shield as a trophy with $75,000 cash prize and a Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop. First runner-up BOOM ID brought home a cash prize of $30,000, while GeekFam of Malaysia finished second runner-up with $15,000 cash prize.
The seven other eSports teams that competed in DOTA 2 include ALPHA Red (Thailand), Signify (India), X (Singapore), PnXIndomitus (Sri Lanka), yG (Mongolia), LOTAC (Malaysia), and Flash Gaming (Myanmar).
Meanwhile, AfreecaFreecs Fatal of South Korea was hailed as the champion in the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) category of the regional tournament, bringing home a trophy, $75,000 prize money, and a Predator Helios 500 gaming notebook. Thailand’s homegrown Purple Mood finished first runner-up with $30,000 cash prize, followed by Team Immunity of Australia in the second runner-up slot with $15,000 prize money.
PUBG’s cutthroat category was vied by 13 other eSports teams, including including ArkAngel (Philippines), SIGNATURE.PUBG (Thailand), Pinto Gaming (Thailand), MITH.PUBG (Thailand), Raptors (India), The Ace God (Taiwan), GAMEHOME (Vietnam), Ayson Esports (Singapore), Asbol (Malaysia), GSSM (Hong Kong), MP5 (Macau), SunSister Suiciders (Japan), and Aerowolf.Team Eight (Indonesia).
TNC Predator and ArkAngel joined this year's roster of some of the best eSports teams across the region, representing the Philippines, battling their way to supremacy, and competing for a fraction of the $400,000 pool prize at stake in regional tournament.
Amplifying the excitement for Filipino eSports fans, Predator League Asia-Pacific Finals 2019 ended with ceremonial turnover, led by Andrew Hou, President of Acer’s Pan Asia Pacific Regional Operations, of the regional tournament flag from Alan Chiang, Managing Director of Acer Thailand and Vice President for the Indochina region, to Manuel Wong, Managing Director of Acer Philippines. The ceremony marks the beginning of the year-long preparation toward the staging of Predator League Asia-Pacific Finals happening in the Philippines in 2020.