Malaysia Prepares to Roar as Host of Asia Pacific Predator League 2025
Brace yourselves, gamers! Get ready to witness the heart-pounding action of esports firsthand as Malaysia gears up to host the sixth edition of the Asia Pacific Predator League (APAC Predator League) in 2025. This announcement, made at the recent APAC Predator League in Manila, Philippines, confirms Acer’s ongoing commitment to nurturing the thriving gaming community in Malaysia.
“We are incredibly honored to host the next APAC Predator League,” declared Kon Tek Yoong, Managing Director of Acer Malaysia. “This prestigious tournament aligns perfectly with Malaysia’s ambition to become a Southeast Asian esports hub, showcasing the best players and teams from across the Pan Asia Pacific region. We’ll be pulling out all the stops to demonstrate Malaysian hospitality and inspire local esports hopefuls.”
While the grand finals are slated for the first quarter of 2025, the excitement starts bubbling earlier. Regional qualifiers will kick off later this year, offering aspiring stars a chance to battle for a spot on the grand stage.
Fresh off a thrilling finale in Manila, the 2024 APAC Predator League left over 15,000 spectators in awe. The Philippines’ own Blacklist International and Team Secret roared to victory in Dota 2 and Valorant, respectively, each claiming $65,000 and the coveted Predator Shield. Second place went to Exacration in Dota 2 and Japanese squad FAV gaming in Valorant, securing them $20,000 for their valiant efforts.
Individual brilliance also shone through with the Intel MVP Awards. Blacklist International’s star carry player Polo “Raven” Fausto and Team Secret’s Jeremy “Jremy” Cabrera were crowned MVPs for their dazzling performances in Dota 2 and Valorant, respectively. Each champion received an additional $10,000 and the prestigious Intel MVP Award Trophy.