BOOM Esports and ARF Team have booked spots at the 2024 APAC Predator League after winning the Indonesia Qualifier.
INDONESIA – BOOM Esports and ARF Team now join the list of teams competing at the 2024 APAC Predator League, which will be happening early next year on January 11-14 in Manila, Philippines, with the two said teams coming through the Indonesia Qualifier. The two teams will join the likes of Rafi “frostmind” Diandra’s Orangutan and Willy “sayoo” Ivandra’s Ender Dragon Gaming, among others, to fight for the US$100,000 prize pool.
The main event of Predator League Indonesia was held throughout the weekend in Jakarta, with three teams coming from the closed qualifier and BOOM Esports being directly invited.
BOOM Esports led the way in securing their qualification, as Rizkie “BerserX” Kusuma and his teammates decisively defeated APAC SLAYER and ARF Team not once, but twice in both the upper bracket final and grand final. Their flawless performance, with no map losses, earned them the top seeding. This qualification brought a sense of relief to the team, especially after their earlier disappointment in failing to secure a spot in the main event of the ESL Clash of Nations. In that event, they suffered a defeat at the hands of Fancy United Esports, who went on to become the eventual SEA Qualifier winners, in the lower bracket final.
After ARF Team’s setback and relegation to the lower bracket following a 2-0 loss against BOOM Esports, they managed to find redemption by defeating Alter Ego once again, clinching the second and final qualification spot. Despite the incorporation of the MY/SG duo, Arsyad “aduka” Sazali and Henri “Flaring” Forichon, as stand-ins for Alter Ego, it appears that the team’s significant restructuring efforts in preparation for the upcoming season have yet to yield the desired results.
Meanwhile for ARF, Sergio “no1syboy” Rahardja and Rey Sebastian “vascalizz” Pardede will have the opportunity to compete directly against their former teammates from Bigetron and TEAMnxl>, sayoo, who is a member of Singapore’s Ender Dragon Gaming. The qualification also comes as an invaluable boost for ARF Team, as it marks their inaugural international LAN event appearance since the team’s formation just last year.
As of now, there are still four available slots for the 2024 APAC Predator League, and the remaining three spots will be allocated to teams from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea. The identity of the team that will claim the final spot remains undisclosed as of the time of this publication.
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