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Monday, January 22, 2024

The Best of Esports and Filipino Entertainment at Asia Pacific Predator League 2024

The Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 came to a close on Sunday, January 14 at the Mall of Asia Arena, with the crowning of new DOTA 2 and VALORANT esports champions and electrifying performances from the of the Philippines' most talented artists. This year's edition of the APAC Predator League was a major success with sold-out arenas and online spectators tuned in via the Predator socmed channels during the two-day event. From the 26 teams competing for top honors in the Dota 2 and VALORANT, Blacklist Rivalry and Team Secret emerged victorious and lifted the prestigious Predator Shield in their respective categories. 

"The success of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 is indicative of the strength of the region's growing esports community and the Predator brand devices' ability to support intense gaming sessions when playing the most popular titles," said Andrew Hou, President of Acer Pan Asia Pacific Operations. "I would like to extend my congratulations to the tournament winners and my heartfelt appreciation to all the players, fans, and staff who make this yearly event possible."

Blacklist Rivalry prevailed over fellow Filipino team Execration in the Dota 2 grand finals. As DOTA 2 Champions, Blacklist Rivalry went home with a cash prize of US$ 65,000, while Execration will receive $20,000. Third and fourth finishers is China's Team Aster and IHC Esports from Mongolia will also receive $7,500 each for their impressive showing. 

For the VALORANT battle, Team Secret took home the Predator Shield. FAV gaming put up a good fight though and won $20,000 for their performance. Third and fourth placers Boom Esports from Indonesia and Team Flash from Vietnam recived $7,500 each. 

Intel MVP goes to Polo 'Raven' Fausto for Dota 2, and Jeremy 'Jremy' Cabrera for VALORANT. Both players took home $10,000 cash and an Intel MVP Award Trophy. 

Aside from the live esports battle, the spectators was also treated to a world-class performance from Acer ambassadors SB19 and Sarah Geronimo. There's also a meet-and-greet sessions with Predator ambassadors Cong TV and the Team Payaman boys, burg, KuyaNic, Chibiby, MaggieKarp, amaratv, Een Mercado, Kang Dupet, and cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao. 

For Day 1, Felip and Ylona Garcia did the opening acts. This was followed by Urbandub and Al James, and Donny Pangilinan. For Day 2, Josh Cullen, Sandwich, Spongecola, Pablo, and KZ Tandingan entertained the crowd. 

For next year's Asia Pacific Predator League 2025, Malaysia will be hosting the event. Qualifiers will start late 2024. 


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