The ninth tournament qualifier of Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup (TEEC) completed last Saturday with Acer Predator being the main sponsor for the session. A total of 32 teams and over 200 attendees gathered at Cove Esports centre and battled under three main titles: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, DotA 2 and League of Legends.

Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup (TEEC)

Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup 9th Qualifier

The TEEC tournament was launched in April earlier this year, in collaboration with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade (MOEA) as an initiative to engage with Malaysians through community events such as e-sports, to further the introduction of technological advancements and consumer product exports.

Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup 9th Qualifier
Champions of Dota 2 competition – Team Unicorn

The qualifier attendees witnessed the following teams climbed to the top after a full-day event.

Counter Strike-Global Offensive (CS: GO)
Champion: Ru_Assia
First Runner Up: Ninjustice
Second Runner Up: Rimau Esports

League of Legends (LoL)
Champion: Team Pollution
First Runner Up: Ken Fatt Gaming
Second Runner Up: Dolan and The Boys

Defence of the Ancients 2 (DotA 2)
Champion: Unicorn
First Runner Up: Junior Gaming
Second Runner Up: GTR Esports

Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup 9th Qualifier
Acer Predator Triton 900

Part of the event highlight was the showcase of the Predator Triton 900 laptop, a unique gaming machine with a rotating display. Priced at RM15,999, the laptop comes with the state of the art components including the 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, 32GB of DDR4 RAM and a 4K IPS LCD display.

“Predator is always excited to partner stakeholders of the gaming industry, including e-sports. Our arsenal of gaming devices is helping gamers, both professionals and enthusiasts to conquer new worlds. Events such as TEEC provide another avenue for Predator to engage with audiences as we bring new technologies and innovations to the market,” said Mr Jeffrey Lai, Senior Product Manager of Acer Malaysia.

The show floor also features product showcase from sponsors such as MSI, ASUS ROG, Gigabyte AORUS, Cooler Master, IN WIN, Team Group, Thermaltake, Transcend, ADATA XPG and ZADAK.

Commenting on the event’s qualifying venue is Mr Muhammad Hadi Imran Ruslan, Chief Operating Officer and Event Manager of Cove Esports. “We have tirelessly put in our efforts to create the right infrastructure and environment for today’s young winners. We recognize that it’s our duty to contribute to the e-sports scene by setting the benchmark for the community with our facilities. We want to bring out the best in people and we will stop at nothing to ensure that.”

The final LAN qualifier will begin on September 7 at Battle Arena, Petaling Jaya where the Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup qualifying series will end. The grand finals will take place at Berjaya Times Square, October 11-13. The champions of CS: GO, DotA 2 and League of Legends will win RM10,000 each, and the winning team for the CS: GO category will further receive a golden ticket to Taiwan to battle with four other countries, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and India for a US$2,000 grand prize.


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