After an interminable wait of nearly three years, the APAC Predator League makes its way into Japan for the first time since the pandemic. This time, the Asia Pacific Predator League will feature offline tournaments for two different games, PUBG and Dota 2. In addition, many fans shared their excitement on social media as Predator League makes its way into Japan for the first time ever!

Asia Pacific Predator League 2022

A Japanese Dota 2 streamer, xiinya, recently expressed her joy on the internet when she said, ‘I think this will be a big chance for the Japanese Dota 2 community. Maybe some people who have already quit Dota will come back. We can expect new players too if the tournament succeeds! I can feel “the hype” in the Japan Dota community now.’

Before COVID 19, the Predator League had already been successful, hosting various LAN events in multiple APAC countries, including Indonesia (2018), Thailand (2019), and the Philippines (2020). The League is already underway this time, starting in June, with the finals in November. For both games, the qualifiers will determine the teams that will battle it in person on Japan’s biggest stage. The tournament features a prize pool of $400,000 divided between the qualifiers and the winners of the two tournaments.

A series of qualifiers across the APAC region will determine the teams that will make it to the Grand Finals. As of writing, only the Vietnam Qualifier has successfully come to an end. The teams currently confirmed to play in Japan are CERBERUS Esports, Genius Esports, Gen.G, Rascal Jester, V3 FOX, and Donuts USG.

The qualifiers will be held in fifteen different countries, where each qualifier winner will earn a spot at the finals. Japanese teams will take part in both games. For PUBG, the three winners of PUBG JAPAN CHAMPIONSHIP Phase 2 will earn a slot in the Grand Final.

Japan will host the tournament for the first time ever. So, Andrew Thrill, the President of Acer Pan Asia Pacific Regional Operations, shared ‘After two years of lockdown and travel restrictions, we are so excited to meet the esports teams in-person again. ‘Become One’ is the theme for Predator League 2022, emphasizing the need to reconnect with fellow gamers and demonstrating Acer’s commitment to the gaming community.’

While the tournament is only three months away, fans are really excited about it, and slowly, more details are being released by Predator Gaming, so make sure to follow their accounts on Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch with any details released by them in the future.