Australia’s Team Immunity placed third in Acer’s annual APAC Predator League Grand Final, taking home USD$15,000 in Australia’s debut performance at the tournament.
The three-day event featured 16 of the APAC region’s top Players Unkown Battleground (PUBG) teams battling in a fifteen-round marathon at Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
The tournament attracted 10,000 fans to Bangkok’s National Stadium and over four million viewers who watched virtually across the globe on the event’s Twitch stream.
South Korean team Afreeca Freecs Fatal earned first place in the PUBG competition winning USD$75,000 and Predator Helios 300 notebooks.
Australian and New Zealand representatives,Team Immunity, dominated Round 12 with 20 kill points – scoring the highest number of kills in any round of the League – and placed third overall, winning USD$15,000.
Team Immunity’s Nick101 ranked second in the PUBG competition overall for kills, clocking up 29 and his weapon of choice, the Mini 14, proved the deadliest.
The esports and gaming industry is gaining strength both here in Australia and abroad, and the industry is responding to the growing popularity.
“We have big things happening with the Predator brand both this year and next year, and look forward to sharing it with the esports community,” said Darren Simmons, Oceanic Managing Director of Acer.
Revenue from the gaming sector is predicted to increase by 37 per cent in 2019 worldwide, and 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 Simmons.
For more information on the Asia Pacific Predator League, visit www.predator-league.com.