Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals via Revu Philippines

Pinoy pride: Hometown favorites dominate Dota 2, Valorant at APAC Predator League 2024

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The Philippines hosted the recently concluded Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals, where the hometown favorites did not disappoint and won the championships for both the Dota 2 and Valorant legs of the tournament.

Both legs had 26 teams from all over the region competing for top honors, bragging rights, and, of course, the lion’s share of a pool prize worth $200,000, which translates to roughly P11,190,000 in local currency.

According to Acer, this year’s edition of the Asia Pacific Predator League Grand Finals was a major success and saw sold-out arenas and unprecedented viewership on the Predator social media channels throughout the two-day event.

The 2024 edition of the APAC Predator League Grand Finals was a major success and saw sold-out arenas and unprecedented viewership

“The success of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 is indicative of the strength of the region’s growing esports community and the Predator brand devices’ ability to support intense gaming sessions when playing the most popular titles,” said Andrew Hou, president of Acer Pan-Asia Pacific Operations. “I would like to extend my congratulations to the tournament winners and my heartfelt appreciation to all the players, fans, and staff who make this yearly event possible.”

Malaysia will host the next iteration of the Asia Pacific Predator League, with the qualifiers starting in late 2024 and the grand finals to be held in early 2025.

Dota 2 highlights

In the Dota 2 grand finals, local powerhouse Blacklist Rivalry asserted its dominance in the highly popular MOBA game, capping a perfect 7-0 run through the tournament that culminated with a 2-0 sweep of fellow Filipino team Execration to win the best-of-three championship. Abed “Abed” Yusop led Blacklist Rivalry and set the pace for his team’s hot start, averaging 8.5 kills and 14 assists in the series. Marc Polo “Raven” Fausto also showed impressive form playing the carry role and won the Intel MVP Award Trophy, in addition to $10,000.

Blacklist Rivalry will be going home with $65,000 in prize money, while Execration will receive $20,000 in consolation. Impressively, this is Blacklist Rivalry’s first-ever Dota 2 championship with its revamped roster.

Valorant highlights

Team Secret came into this year’s Asia Pacific Predator League as the favorites — and played like favorites — giving the home crowd something to shout about and winning it all without losing a single map, en route to the squad’s first-ever Predator Shield. As the tournament winner, Team Secret will claim $65,000, while second-place finisher FAV Gaming bowed out of the finals $20,000 richer. Intel’s MVP award went to duelist player Jeremy “Jremy” Cabrera, who will take home an extra $10,000 for his brilliant showing.

Next up for Team Secret is the upcoming season of VCT Pacific, the game’s franchise league, which will kick off on February 28 in Seoul, South Korea.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.