Philippines’ Blacklist International emerged triumphant at the Acer Pacific Predator League 2024, solidifying its position as a dominant force in the Southeast Asian Dota 2 scene.
The journey to success kicked off a month ago when the Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 was announced, marking one of the inaugural Dota 2 tournaments of the year. Featuring top-tier teams from Southeast Asia, the competition promised intense matchups. Blacklist International, recognized as one of the region’s premier Dota 2 squads, lived up to expectations, securing the championship in impressive fashion.
The team’s stellar performance commenced in Group A, where they faced formidable opponents, including Execration, ZOL Esports, Whoops!, and Muth Avenue Gaming. Unwavering in their skill, Blacklist International emerged as the group leader, sweeping through the competition without dropping a single map.
Advancing from the group stage, Blacklist International faced a critical Best-of-One series against IHC Esports. Despite facing a formidable opponent with a strong draft, Blacklist International asserted its dominance, securing a decisive victory and securing a coveted spot in the finals.
The grand finale pitted Blacklist International against Execration, a team they had previously bested. In a fiercely contested showdown, Blacklist International maintained control in both games, ultimately securing victory in the Acer Pacific Predator League 2024.
While Game 1 proved to be a closely contested battle, the second game showcased Blacklist International’s unwavering dominance, solidifying their hold on the tournament. The victory not only reinforced their status as one of Southeast Asia’s top Dota 2 teams but also brought home a commendable prize of $65,000. This substantial amount, particularly for a Tier 2 Dota 2 tournament, underscores their prowess on the competitive stage.
However, the victory in the Acer Pacific Predator League came with a touch of disappointment, as Blacklist International fell short of qualifying for the prestigious BetBoom Dacha Dubai 2024 tournament, boasting an impressive $1 million prize pool. Despite this setback, Blacklist International’s success in the Acer Pacific Predator League cements their reputation and leaves fans eagerly anticipating their future performances in the dynamic world of Dota 2.