The Asia-Pacific Predator League 2020/21 Grand Final finally pushes through after a year of hiatus.
Teams who qualified for Predator League 2020 Grand Finals as well as organizations invited by Acer can finally display their skills in the ongoing online-only tournament.
“Even though we couldn’t do it offline, a lot of fans keep talking about why we shouldn’t cancel (the event), we should still host the event,” said Andrew Hou, Pan Asia-Pacific president, Predator.
“So we decided to host the event online. Hopefully, this will be a good learning point for Acer, for us to do more and more online events because I think even after this pandemic a lot of events will be virtually done online,” he added.
Two of the most popular online games will sparkplug Predator League 2020/21: Players Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and online battle arena Dota 2.
Given the circumstance and the scope of this year’s festivities, the competition is divided into four sub-tournaments; two for Dota 2 (APAC and Asia) and two for PUBG (APAC and Asia). Teams were pre-assigned to their designated sub-tournament based on their region.
For Predator League 2020/21, a total prize worth USD 400,000 will be pooled to the four sub-tournaments, and winners will also be given the coveted APAC Predator League Shield and Predator products.
“Our vision for esports… we want to be an esports sponsor, not only the esports hardware provider,” Hou told media outlets in a press conference just before the opening.
“We also want to encourage the young talents to join (the) esports ecosystem.”
At the same time, the tournament’s much-awaited return isn’t the only source of excitement. Complementing its heralded return are the storylines involved including the teams who will represent each region.
Support and cheer on your favorite teams as the season begins on April 6 up to April 11, 2021. You may visit the official Predator League website to see the complete set of teams who will go head-to-head at the Asia-Pacific Predator League 2020/21 Grand Final.