Acer has announced that the Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 will be postponed to spring 2021 in the Philippines due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and honestly, it’s completely understandable. The health and safety of the gaming community should be Acer’s primary concern and they’ve shown that it is.
“The postponement of the Asia Pacific Predator League, instead of a cancellation, demonstrates Acer’s commitment to the gaming community,” said Andrew Hou, President of Acer Pan Asia Pacific Regional Operations. “With the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we made the decision to move the competition to Spring 2021 for the safety and best interests of the tournament’s competitors, fans, spectators and staff.”
That being said, the event has also been renamed as Predator League 2020/2021 with a prize pool of US$400,000. I don’t know about you guys but Predator League could sound a little bit sketchy to a non-gamer.
Of course, i’m reaching here and it’s no way implied but with all the instances of sex predators on the prowl lately, you can’t help but to think of the worst when you hear the word, especially if you’ve never heard of Acer’s line of Predator computers.
Why isn’t there any Acer branding in the title, at least that way it’s kinda clear. Acer Predator League 2020/2021 makes sense. I mean, who wants to be crowned the winner of a predator league, unless of course you look like this guy:
While the name change may be a long shot, the event was actually coming along pretty well. Almost 20,000 tickets have already been sold for the tournament, which was originally scheduled to take place in Manila, Philippines in February 2020 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City in Manila. A total of 17 regions entered the local qualifier competitions held from October 2019.
The inaugural Asia Pacific Predator League was held in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2018 to reinforce the Predator brand’s commitment to supporting the gaming industry in the region. The second edition in 2019 was held at Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, watched by over 10,000 fans in real-time. It garnered 4.3 million views online and the peak concurrent
viewership reached 123,000.
All contestants will be directly contacted with notices of important updates and when a new date has been established. Follow Acer’s social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram to keep updated on the latest developments Asia Pacific Predator League 2020/2021.