Bengaluru: Acer announced the winner of its 3rd edition of mega eSports tournament Acer Predator League India 2020, India, held at Phoenix Market City, Bengaluru where 16 finalists from PUBG PC competed against each other. Team Indian Rivals emerged as the ultimate winner to compete for the total prize pool of $400,000 at the Asia Pacific finals. 

Acer Predator League is a landmark event which was the culmination of numerous offline and online tournaments across five cities (Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata) after two months of gruelling competition. Over 449 teams registered from across India to compete PUBG PC competition with online knockout rounds across gaming cafes from multiple cities.

The entire atmosphere at Phoenix Market City on Saturday (December 7) was filled with gaming lovers and fanatics who witnessed some excellent clash between the best teams. The popularity and acceptance of PUBG in India has opened new doors of opportunity for gaming enthusiasts to showcase and flaunt their skills.

Commenting on this, Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head, Acer India, said, “We are delighted to announce the winner of Acer’s 3rd edition of Predator League 2020 India finale held in Bengaluru. We are witnessing the rise of eSports in India and the online gaming industry is rising too with the increase of affordable PC hardware in the market. We observed thousands of people getting excited about this event and it has so far been the largest eSports tournament in terms of footfalls.”

Commenting on its win, an Indian Rivals’ team member said, “It’s a real honour to receive this recognition. On behalf of the Indian Rivals team, I would like to thank Acer Predator League for organising this event and giving us a platform to represent India at the Grand Finale to be held at Manila in February 2020. I and my team were practicing a lot for this opportunity to come and take this trophy home. Today, not only our team but all the other 15 teams who have participated along with us also played very well.”

The earlier two editions of India Predator League Finale received marvellous response from the gaming community especially in the PUBG category. PUBG is the current game sensation among the youth and Acer grabbed this opportunity to provide a platform to the gaming enthusiasts.

The winning team of this India Finale tournament gets an all-expense paid trip to Manila to take part in the Asia Pacific Grand Finale and compete for the total prize pool of $400,000.

Ranging from Gamersto gaming and technology enthusiasts, everyone witnessed the best eSports battle along with an exciting COSPLAY competition. Acer also showcased its most awaited Predator Thronos Gaming Chair along with other cutting-edge gaming machines and accessories. The live event was also broadcasted on Acer’s social media channels which was watched by thousands of enthusiastic fans from across India.