Predator Gaming has recently concluded Predator League, the Philippine leg of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2018. After a tedious search that lasted several months of pre-qualifying tournaments, where 127 teams from all across the country participated, the surviving and best team emerged—Quid Pro Quo.
It was not easy for Quid Pro Quo to win the title. The five-man team from North Luzon battled it out with three other teams and played a long six hours of multiplayer online game DOTA:2 (Defense of the Ancients 2) at the finals venue, High Grounds Café in Quezon City. In the end, the group beat rival Alpha Gaming on the third round of their combat.
Quid Pro Quo took home the grand prize of P50,000 and will prepare for the Asia Pacific Predator League 2018, to be held in Indonesia next year. Quid Pro Quo will compete against other national winners from six other countries across the Asia-Pacific region—Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and India. The team will aim for a prize pool of $150,000 (around P7.5 million) in the regional and final leg of the competition.
Predator Gaming put up Predator League to empower amateur gamers in the country and allow them to showcase their skills and talent in the global arena. Predator League aims to tap promising talent (professional and non-professional gamers) from the Philippines and the rest of Pan Asia Pacific region’s amateur eSports scene, specifically for playing DOTA: 2.
“We are excited to unearth what we know for sure are incredible gaming talents in the Philippines,” said Predator Gaming Pan Asia Pacific Region President Andrew Hou. “More than that, we are hopeful that we will be able to recruit more people to summon their strength and to discover the wonderful world of Predator Gaming.”
Meanwhile, for THENET.COM (TNC), Predator Gaming’s partner in the Philippines, the turnout of this league is another positive indication of the growth of eSports in the country. “The astounding reception we have enjoyed in this year’s competition has confirmed that the eSports scene in the country is booming,” said TNC General Manager Eric Redulfin. “The gaming community can rest assured that TNC and Predator will continue to work towards elevating gaming in the Philippines.”