New opportunities for amateur squads abound.
In partnership with TNC, Acer Predator has just announced a new Dota 2 league for aspiring amateur players in the Philippines. With an impressive 220,000 php total prize pool and a LAN Grand Finals at the High Grounds Café, Tomas Morato on December 16, 2017.
Winning the Philippine leg of the tournament will grant slots to the Predator League Asia Pacific LAN to be held in Indonesia next year, while each regional qualifier will be taking place in a specific TNC branch located in some of the country’s major cities.
The Grand Finals, to be held at the Highgrounds Cafe in Tomas Morato, is one of TNC’s premier internet cafe locations – featuring not only fast and stable internet speeds and high-quality gaming rigs from Acer Predator, but also a vast array of food and bevarage choices, and a relaxing ambiance to match.
Regional Qualifier Schedule:
- Mindanao Leg:
- November 18, 2017 (TNC Bukidnon)
- Bukidnon, located in Northern Mindanao, is the first stop in the Regional Qualifier run. Bukidnon is one of the country’s major agricultural provinces, containing vast areas of fields and dense mountain ranges, along with some of the coolest climates in Mindanao.
- TNC Malaybalay is located at Barangay 2 Fortich St. Fronting Bukidnon National High School Sumpong
- Here’s TNC Malaybalay’s official Facebook page.
- Visayas Leg:
- November 25, 2017 (TNC Bacolod)
- The second leg of Regional Qualifiers will be in Bacolod, one of the Visayas’ bustling cities, known for it’s historical sites, good food, and as a base for climbers to Mt. Kanlaon.
- TNC Bacolod Downtown is located at Cuadra St. cor Gastulao, Bacolod City
- Here’s TNC Bacolod DT’s Facebook page.
- North Luzon Leg:
- December 2, 2017 (TNC La Union)
- The third leg, for North Luzon, will be at La Union, one of the Philippines’ premier surfing destinations, a perfect place to go and catch some waves.
- TNC La Union is located at Cap Bldg., Gov. Luna St. Brgy IV, San Fernando City, La Union
- Here’s TNC La Union’s Facebook page.
- Metro Manila Leg:
- December 9, 2017 (TNC Marikina Bayan)
- The final leg of the Regional Qualifiers will be in Marikina City, the “Shoe Capital of the Philippines” well-known for high quality products, it’s cleanliness despite being in a bustling metropolis, and all the comforts the city life – including a famous river-side shopping district.
- TNC Marikina Bayan is located at 60 Shoe Avenue Corner Villalon Street 3rdFloor Arc Building Brgy Sto Nino Marikina City
Marikina City 1800
- Here’s TNC Marikina Bayan’s Facebook page.
Regional Qualifier Prizes:
- 2nd Runner up: 3,000php and 5 Predator Shirts
- 1st Runner up: 7,000php and 5 Predator Bags
- Champion: 20,000php and 5 Predator Bags + 5 Predator Shirts
- PC time will be free-of-charge.
- Each leg will be limited to 64 teams.
- Format will be a single-elimination bracket with a best-of-three finals.
- PH teams included in the Top 20 Sea Teams based on Gosugamers are not allowed to join.
- Participating teams must have a full Filipino squad to enter.
KaLeRei usually can’t shut up about video games, so she writes about them instead. Single-player RPGs or empire-builders/strategy games are her usual cup of tea, but she’s also been an avid follower of the Dota 2 and CS:GO professional scenes for a while. She has a fascination for old pros trying to prove they’ve still got what it takes, and cats.
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