Australia Heads To Predator League Grand Finals
Australian esports is reaching a new level this weekend at the Asia Pacific Predator League 2019 Grand Finals, represented by Team Immunity who are in with a chance to win US$250,000.
The final stage will see players competing in popular games PUBG (Players Unknown Battleground) and DotA2 (Defense of the Ancients 2).
Team Immunity is the first team to represent Australia and New Zealand in the tournament finals and is attempting to continue their strong streak after defeating 50 teams in the OCE Open Series, earning their place in the Predator League PUBG title.
The competition has been whittled down from 3,530 teams from 16 territories in September to only 26 final contenders in the league this weekend in Bangkok.
“The Asia Pacific Predator League seeks to support the progression of esport and elevate the standard of play in competition by providing the most powerful gaming hardware on the market,” said Andrew Hou, President of Acer’s Pan Asia Pacific Regional Operations.
The esports and gaming industry continues to experience exponential growth both in Australia and worldwide, gaining legitimacy at home and abroad.
Revenue from the industry is expected to increase globally by 37 per cent in 2019, and locally PwC is reporting AU$8 million revenue in 2018 and predicted revenue increase to AU$22 million by 2022.
“With the esports market reaching new heights each year, we recognise the importance of events such as Predator League in engaging and growing the community here in Australia,” said Darren Simmons, Oceanic Managing Director of Acer.