The Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals began with intense action during the Group Stages. Filipino teams showcased their formidable skills and emerged as strong contenders in this premier esports tournament featuring 26 VALORANT and Dota 2 teams competing for the Predator Shield and a $200,000 prize pool.
In Dota 2, Blacklist Rivalry and Execration, both Filipino powerhouses, advanced to the semi-finals. Blacklist Rivalry, led by Abed Yusop, dominated Group A with a flawless 4-0 record. Their methodical gameplay and teamwork were evident as they averaged only 30 minutes per match. Offlaner Kim ‘Gabbi’ Santos played a crucial role with 59 assists.
Execration, despite facing Blacklist Rivalry in the group, secured their spot in the semi-finals with a single loss. They achieved victories against Mythic Avenue Gaming, ZOL Esports, and Whoops, with Mark ‘Bob’ Urbino leading with an impressive 11 KDA ratio.
Team Aster from China topped Group B, with standout performances from Gu ‘Han’ Jiahan. They lost only one match in the Group Stages against fellow semi-finalist IHC Esports.
In VALORANT, Team Secret excelled in Group D, defeating TODAK and Ender Dragon. Unfortunately, Oasis Gaming and ZOL Esports from the Philippines couldn’t progress beyond their groups. Team Secret will face Team Flash, FAV Gaming, and BOOM Esports in the next stage, with FAV Gaming and BOOM Esports maintaining undefeated records in their groups.
The tournament continues with two action-packed days at the SM MOA Arena on January 13 and 14, 2024, promising more thrilling esports action and fierce competition.