Esports tournament organiser ESL Faceit Group (EFG) and PC components brand Intel have today announced a partnership extension with hardware brand Acer.
As the exclusive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner across more CS2 and Dota 2 than before, Acer’s gaming brand Predator (aka Predator Gaming) will empower EFG Counter-Strike 2 and Dota 2 competitions across 2024.
Intel and EFG have been partners in the esports space for over 20 years. A press release stated that their ‘vision is shared by Acer, and the mutual desire for progress, innovation, and delivering exceptional experiences has been the catalyst in the success, and now renewal, of their partnership’.
Acer and EFG will continue showcasing the latest Intel powered gaming technology across online and offline events, including the Predator Helios 16, Predator Helios 18, Predator Helios Neo series laptops, and Predator Orion series desktops.
Through the alliance, Acer Predator will continue to be integrated across broadcasts, with brand exposure on livestreams and on-site at events, and will offer fans exclusive opportunities such as its booth where they can get hands-on with their gaming products.
The collaboration will cover the following tournaments:
- The Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) 2024 events in Chengdu, China; Dallas, United States; and Cologne, Germany; as well as IEM Fall
- ESL Pro League Season 19 and Season 20
- The ESL Challenger competitions taking place in Jönköping, Sweden; Atlanta, United States; Katowice, Poland; and one of which the location is yet to be announced.
- The online DreamLeague Season 21, Season 22 and Season 23.
- The ESL One competitions in 2024, including ESL One Birmingham 2024 and ESL One Asia.
The next event in the partnership cycle is IEM Katowice 2024, taking place from February 8th to 11th.
“Acer has consistently shown their commitment towards elevating the esports scene and delivering outstanding experiences for fans all over the world, and we’re excited to be renewing and expanding our partnership for another year,” said Bastian Veiser, Director Partner Management at EFG. “The partnership has already brought immense value to EFG products and their respective communities, and we look forward to continuing to innovate with Intel and Acer in 2024.”
“Acer’s Predator desktop and laptop systems continue to showcase the incredible gaming performance that’s possible with Intel Core processors, and we’re thrilled to continue partnering with Acer and EFG for 2024,” said Roger Chandler, Vice President and General Manager, Enthusiast PC and Workstation Segment at Intel. “No matter who emerges on top of this year’s competitions, when you combine the power of Intel Core 14th Gen processors with Acer’s Predator systems and EFG’s esports events, gamers and creators around the world win.”
“Acer’s partnership with Intel and EFG is driven by our shared commitment of supporting the esports community, bringing gameplay to new heights,” said Vincent Lin, Associate Vice President, Global Product Marketing and Planning, Acer Inc. “Our latest Predator gaming laptops powered by Intel Core 14th Gen processors provide powerful performance and combine AI-powered features that enhance the overall gaming experience.”
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Dom is an award-winning writer and finalist of the Esports Journalist of the Year 2023 award. He graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Federation up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and offer esports consultancy and freelance services. Note: Dom still produces the British Esports newsletter on a freelance basis, so our coverage of British Esports is always kept simple – usually just covering the occasional press release – because of this conflict of interest.