By Vernon Mikhail Radovan
The Predator League came to a conclusion on Sunday, January 27, at the Glorietta Activity Center where a total of 16 teams competed for 12 rounds of PlayerUnknown’s Battle Grounds (PUBG).
The gamers competed over P200,000 worth of total cash prizes and a chance to represent the Philippines in the Predator League Finals 2019 Pan Asia Pacific tournament to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on February 15 to17 where 13 countries will be participating for the Predator Shield and a P400,00 prize pool is at stake.
Sixteen teams of four members each played 12 games in which they parachuted into PlayerUnknown’s Battle Grounds’ Erangel map. They scrambled for loot, assembled firearms, and gathered frying pans as they gun for the Chicken Dinner.
The highest score was determined by a pointing system. The 16 teams that battled it out were Team No Future, Miraculum, TNC Pro Team, Arkangel, Anonymous Ilonggos, Nirvana, Vulture Gaming, Mistah, DPT, AdMiral, Ronin, 5peaks, Patriots, Vortexfarm, NCGC Vortex, and Bosns NimoTV.
The winning teams were:
- 3rd runner-up — Team No Future (prize: P20,000)
- 2nd runner-up — NCGC Vortex (prize: P20,000)
- 1st runner-up — Vortexfarm (prize P40,000)
- Champion — Arkangel (prize: P120,000)
“With Predator continuously hosting tournaments like this, our homegrown talents are given the chance to represent the Philippines in the world stage,” Sue Ong-Lim, Predator Philippine sales and marketing director.
Ong-Lim also led during the event the launch of the “Thronos” gaming chair, which is said to be the first in the Philippines and in the whole industry.
The Predator Thronos is a motorized gaming battle station equipped with three 27-inch Predator Z271U WQHD display with Nvidia G-Sync technology and a native 144Hz Refresh Rate, Predator Orion desktop, either 3000, 5000 or 9000, powered by the latest technology from Intel and Nvidia.
Part of the bundle is a complete line of accessories including Predator Cestus 510 mouse, Predator Aethos 500 keyboard and Predator Galea 300 headset.
Its steel structure is 1.5 meter tall and has a motorized cockpit for adjusting the screen setup that comes in dual-tone black with blue-white accents. The reimagined gaming chair lets the gamer live inside the game as it vibrates in synchronization with sound the games produce.
The chair is adjustable and includes an ergonomic seat design, footrest, and a cabin that reclines up to 140 degrees. The RGB lighting features 16 colors and four modes to choose from which can be adjusted via remote control. Specifications may vary depending on model and/or region.
The Predator Thronos is customizable depending on the gamer’s preference. Its CPU is interchangeable from POS-610 RGB, POS-500 RGB to P09-900 RGB and its monitor from Nitro XV272U P, Nitro XV273K P to Predator XB273K.
Alodia Gosiengfiao, Predator’s brand ambassador, was the first to try out the Predator Thronos. “It take you to a different world, it actually blocks out everything and makes you focus on the game. It’s very comfy,” she said.
The Predator Thronos, which is now available for pre-order, is offered in three packages starting at P699,999.