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The air was ripe with adrenaline last weekend when seasoned techies from some of the most prominent blogs in the region and veteran gamers went head to head in the Predator Ultimate Football Challenge. Powered by the Acer Predator 17, the event spanned the two days of October 13 and 14 at the Plug-Ins Festival City in Dubai. Hisham Wyne was the emcee and commentator for the event, helping set the mood for an enjoyable evening of gaming.
Day one of the event featured reputable journalists from various online tech blogs including our resident gamer, Haroon Sultan. Although his performance wasn’t up to par (he blames the controllers), the real star of the event was undoubtedly the Predator Series laptops that Acer had put on display. The runner-up for the day went home with the Predator 8 tab while the winner went on to take part in the next day’s tournament.
The second day of the event involved football fans from all across the UAE battling it out to win the Predator 17, Acer’s prized gaming laptop. “We gave enthusiastic gamers the best equipped technology in the market – Acer’s Predator series powered by Geforce GTX GPU – for the ultimate gaming experience,” said Kiran Borkar, Marketing Manager at Acer Middle East and Africa. “At Acer, we have seen the passion with which gamers have taken to the industry in the region, and we are thrilled to be bringing the community together through challenging and interesting events that showcase their gaming prowess.”
The winner of the event took home Acer’s magnificent gaming hardware whereas the second place prize received the Aspire R11. Not a bad day’s haul for an avid gamer.
Sandeep Karajgi, the Head of Commercial Operations at Plug-Ins states, “We are proud to enable the gaming community to live out their passion together at our store in Dubai, and we are happy to work together with Acer to ensure that they are offered the best devices on which they show their capabilities. The event today was a huge success.”
The Predator Series, named after a fierce hunter, was designed for fierce gamers – members of what Acer calls the Predator tribe. For those with a need for speed, the Predator series combines the powerful 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor with advanced cooling and stellar audio capabilities. With NVIDIA Geforce GTX 980M, the Predator Series delivers extremely fast and fluid gameplay, and provides incredible performance. Sporting red accents and a black chassis with geometric lines and soft texture coating for extra grip, the Predator notebook is ready to tackle any challenge and allows gamers to conquer the battlefield.