Acer Predator League for Rocket League EMEA open for Sign-Ups

There’s a new major Rocket League tournament on the horizon. Tech hardware giant Acer has announced the EMEA Predator League 2022, a new league accessible to all players irrespective of skill level.

The Predator League will feature a prize pool that includes cash and computer hardware summing up to around 85,000 euros, equivalent to around $82,000 USD. Acer is showcasing its commitment to grassroots esports, with the new tournament including more countries, and a larger prize pool.

ACER EMEA Predator League

Rocket League EMEA Predator League Format

The competition will take place across three stages, beginning with the national qualifiers and will end on November 20 with the international EMEA Final. Across these three months, three-member teams from the EMEA region can compete to become regional champions of the high-powered arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem game Rocket League.

The structure of the tournament is quite straightforward.

  • First stage sees teams competing in the National Qualifiers, each country having to pass through two qualification rounds. The top two from each round will then advance to the National Finals.
  • Winner of the finals will have the chance to compete in the EMEA International Final against champions from other countries.  The Middle East National Finals are scheduled for November 12th, while the UK nationals take place a day later on November 13th.

You can catch the grand final a week later on November 20th on the PredatorGaming channel of Twitch TV. All other information pertaining to teams, schedules and streams can be found on the Predator League’s official website.

Regions allowed to compete in Predator League

There will be a total of three regions competing in the EMEA. The countries eligible to participate in the European qualifiers are the Benelux region, comprising Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg; DACH made up by Germany, Austria, Switzerland; and the Nordics, which include Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden. France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary, and the United Kingdom make up the other European nations.

From the Middle East, teams from the following nations will be eligible to compete: Egypt, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Saudi Arabia. Teams from the South African region will also be open to qualification. Two of the three players that make up a team are required to be citizens of the respective country.

Prizes and rewards

The winners of the national playoffs will win EUR 2.500 and a 3X Predator Helios 300, while the runners-up gets EUR1500 and a 3X headset, mouse, mousepad and backpack. The top three at the EMEA Predator League playoffs will win 8.5k, 4.5k and 2k euros respectively.

In addition to the grand prize, the Predator League will also offer exclusive promotions from 15 local retail partners. Teams can also expect community giveaways such as raffles, as well as the frenetic esports entertainment and more prizes. The sole partner of the Acer for the EMEA predator league will be UK retailer, Currys PC World.

Acer expands their esports outreach

This isn’t the first time ACER has launched the Predator League for the EMEA. They were also responsible for the EMEA CS:GO Predator League series, which launched back in 2016 in partnership with the Electronic Sports League (ESL).

Acer has also dabbled in PUBG: Battlegrounds and Dota 2 with the APAC predator league, which caters to the Asia Pacific market. The Grand FInals this year featured a $125,000 prize pool, and included teams from Hong Kong, Korea, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

“We are very excited to announce the second season of the EMEA Predator League after its initial season in 2020,” said Hajo Blingen, Vice President Marketing, Acer Europe, Middle East & Africa. “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 on Rocket League. At the same time, fans can look forward to special offers and promotions from our involved retail partners.”

Sign-ups are open for everyone at the official Predator League site.