KUALA LUMPUR: Gamers from Geek Fam will be flying the Malaysian flag in the inaugural Asia Pacific Predator League in January 2018, in Indonesia.
The team became the Malaysian champion at the Malaysian leg of the region’s biggest world-class gaming tournament, Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 by Acer.
Geek Fam took home RM25,000 cash of the total prize pool of RM55,000, after competing with other seven teams at the Malaysian Grand Final, defeating the Fire Dragoon team in a game that lasted 5 hours.
The tournament saw participation of 180 teams in the tournament that had two Open Online Qualifying rounds.
The teams in the Malaysian Grand Final were Geek Fam, Fire Dragoon, New Beginning, Objective Gaming, Team Flash, Team Highground, Team Thinker, and Estar.
Geek Fam comprises two Filipinos Skemberlu and Playhard, and three Malaysians Chyuan, Oli, and March.
“The game was fun and interesting, and this Malaysia Final was intense. The win was particularly sweet for Geek Fam as we are a new team, formed just six weeks ago.
"It was a good game and the machines were good; there was no delay or lag, giving us a smooth play,” said Lim Keat Kuang aka ‘Sheep’, Owner of Geek Fam.
Fire Dragoon which comprises BrayaNt, Ah Jit, KanGaroo, yaNG and Alacrity lost in the Best of 5 in the Malaysian Grand Final but was nevertheless still rewarded with RM10,000 cash for their effort.
Meanwhile, Acer Sales and Services Sdn Bhd's Products Sales and Marketing general manager Chan Weng Hong said: “Gaming or eSports has grown tremendously over the past couple of years and its popularity is on an uptrend.
"Acer is very pleased to provide yet another avenue for gamers and gaming enthusiasts to pit their talents and fly the flag for the country in a regional tournament as well in the process. We are very excited to witness the birth of the inaugural Malaysian Predator League champion.”
“We hope all the teams had a great experience throughout the competition and got their skills sharpened in this exciting tournament. Acer Malaysia is looking forward to nurturing even more vibrancy in the growing eSports scene in Malaysia,” Chan said.
The machine of choice that helped these teams conquer new worlds are the Predator Helios 300 gaming laptops, which are powered by overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, 7th Gen Intel Core i7 (7700HQ) desktop processor and 8GB DDR4 at its core.
The Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 Malaysian Grand Final tournament was streamed live at Acer Malaysia’s Facebook account at https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1733358676682950&id=13836823... over the three days of the battle where it had a reach of more than 2.2 million. The exhilarating tournament was also streamed on twitch.
The Malaysian Predator League champion will battle country champions from six other nations (Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand India and Hong Kong) for a shot at the US$150,000 total prize pool in the Grand Final that will be hosted by Acer Indonesia.