Tournament operator ESL has announced a partnership agreement with Predator. The gaming brand, owned by Acer, will become the official partner of the ESL Dota 2 competition by the end of 2022.
Starting with ESL One Stockholm Major 2022, the exclusive partnership will also cover Dota Pro Circuit tournaments in Western Europe and North America and will continue throughout 2022.
Rodrigo Samwell, Chief Commercial Officer of ESL Gaming: "We have been a proud partner of Acer for many years and we are thrilled to continue this journey with them. Together with Intel®, we are thrilled to bring Dota 2 back to the live scene later this month. To have a world-class brand like Acer join us in this great step is great and shows brands' trust in the potential of esports."
The collaboration will reportedly provide the Predator Gaming brand with audience engagement opportunities during livestreams, at live events, and at a dedicated booth where fans can experience next-generation gaming powered by Intel®.
Vincent Lin, Vice President of Global Product Marketing and Planning at Acer: "As part of our ongoing commitment to gaming, we are excited to once again partner with ESL Gaming and Intel to host ESL One and DreamLeague. Athlete and fan support is an integral part of our efforts to advance esports and contribute to a growing community."
ESL One Stockholm Major 2022 will take place from May 12 to 22 in Sweden at the Hovet Arena Stockholm. Fourteen teams from Europe, the CIS, North and South America, as well as Southeast Asia will take part in the championship and compete for a prize fund of $500,000, as well as rating points.