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Friday, December 13, 2019

Neon Esports and Miraculum Gaming win PH Predator League qualifiers; advance to the APAC Finals

12/12/2019 08:31:24 PM

Two Filipino winningest teams are set to represent the country next year for Predator's prestigious regional gaming event.

Neon Esports and Miraculum Gaming bested their opponents in DoTA and PUBG gaming tournaments, respectively, and took home the Philippine championships titles at the recently concluded Predator League 2020 Philippine Finals held at SM North EDSA. Their victories also let them punch their respective tickets to the upcoming Asia-pAcific Predator League 2020 happening in two months.

Specifically, Neon Esports took home ₱150,000 for winning the DOTA 2 tournament. While they bagged the top Philippine slot at the APAC Finals, TNC Predator and first-runner up Lowkey Esports, who won ₱50,000 cash prize, also made their way to this prestigious tournament. Meanwhile,  SG Dragons placed second runner-up with a cash prize of ₱35,000 while Cignal Ultra placed third with ₱15,000.

On the PUBG side of things, Team Miraculum Gaming won the tournament with ₱150,000 cash prize and an APAC finals slot alongside ArkAngel Predator. Joining them in the podium are: Angel Alliance which bagged the first runner-up spot with ₱50,000 cash prize; as well as second-placer Gamer’s Lounge placed second with ₱35,000; and while Excommunicados that placed third with ₱15,000 cash prize. 

“We are excited to see the teams Neon Esports and Miraculum Gaming showcase the best of Filipino talent against counterparts from the Asia-Pacific,” said Ms. Sue Ong-Lim, Predator General Manager. “Predator has always been proud of supporting esports athletes by coming up with innovative products to cater to their ever-changing esports needs. We hope that the APAC finals will also help foster camaraderie among the participants and elevate the esports industry not only in the Philippines but in the Asia Pacific, as well.”

Predator League is the most anticipated professional gaming tournament and the largest brand-initiated tournament in the Asia Pacific (APAC). It was first held in Jakarta, Indonesia two years ago, as part of reinforcing the brand's commitment to supporting the gaming industry globally starting in the region. The Philippines will compete alongside Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Thailand.

 The second edition took place last February at Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, which saw one of the fiercest battles with this three-day tournament. Over 100,000 fans watched the battles in real-time — and in real life. It garnered 4.3 million views online and peak concurrent viewership of over 60,000.

The Philippines will play host for next year's finals. It will be held on 22-24 February 2019. 

Author: slickmaster | © 2019 The SlickMaster's Files

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