Acer, a world leading ICT company, and ESL, the world’s largest esports company, are announcing the launch of Acer’s Predator League in EMEA. Bringing the Predator League to EMEA is Acer’s commitment to support the growth of the gaming ecosystem and part of its end-to-end strategy to be closer to the community and grassroots of esports with its game-changing desktops, notebooks, monitors and solutions. Acer partners with ESL to run the tournament organization and services including operation on the ESL Play platform as well as promoting its next gen esports platform, Planet9. The Predator League will also serve as promotional vehicle for local retail partners to offer attractive promotions to the community.
The League will run in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and the Middle East. In true grassroots manner, the league will enable young talents to win their first trophy in Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and provide the rare opportunity of pro-coaching sessions brought by Planet9 with some of the best coaches in the world. The coaches will be well-known and respected former CS:GO players and trainers, bringing expertise to help young talent. Confirmed coaches include Nooky (Germany), Pita (Sweden), Pimp (Denmark), ChrisJ (Netherlands) and hoveRR (Middle East).
The tournaments in each country will be running online for 4 weeks with 2 qualifier tournaments and playoffs featuring 8 teams per league. The tournaments will run on the ESL Play platform with exact dates and timings of the competitions announced soon in collaboration with featured influencers. For every country’s semifinals and the Grand Final, there will be a live broadcast from a local influencer – resulting in 3 days of broadcasting and additional raffles for the viewers with prizes and dedicated promotions including the latest cutting-edge Predator gaming hardware.