Acer announces €85,000 EMEA Rocket League tournament

27 September 2022


Computer hardware company Acer has launched the EMEA Predator League, a Rocket League competition open to players of all skill levels.

The online tournament will feature a prize pool that includes cash and computer hardware totalling €85,000 (~£75,775).

The EMEA Predator League is open to players in 14 countries in the region, including the UK. The release, however, fails to disclose the other regions competing. Additionally, Acer will offer ‘exclusive promotions’ to local retailers alongside a range of activations including product giveaways.

Players will compete in national qualifiers and national finals, concluding with the EMEA International Final on November 20th. The UK national finals are scheduled to take place on November 13th.

In addition to the EMEA region, Acer operates a Predator League in the Asia Pacific (APAC) market. The league sees players compete in PUBG: Battlegrounds and Dota 2 for a share of $400,000 (~£369,900) in prize money.

UK retailer and Acer Predator partner, Currys PC World, is the sole partner for the EMEA Predator League. This is also not the first time Acer has launched the Predator League in EMEA. In 2020, the hardware company teamed up with ESL Gaming for an EMEA CS:GO Predator League series.

Hajo Blingen, Vice President of Marketing at Acer EMEA, spoke on launching the tournament: “We are very excited to announce the second season of the EMEA Predator League after its initial season in 2020. With our world-leading gaming portfolio, it is important to always reinvent ourselves.

“The EMEA Predator League 2022 ties in with our commitment to make esports accessible for everyone competing in Rocket League. At the same time, fans can look forward to special offers and promotions from our involved retail partners.”

Jonno Nicholson
Jonno is a Freelance News Writer for Esports Insider and has been part of the ESI team since 2019! His interests include the rapid rise of sim racing and its impact on the wider industry.