APM Season 2 with $40,000 purse
TakeTV has announced all the details about the second season of Acer Predator Masters powered by Intel, featuring a prize pool of $40,000.
Less than two months after the end of the inaugural Acer Predator Masters season, which saw HellRaisers scoop the first prize of $20,000, TakeTV and Intel have joined forces for a new edition, which will give away $40,000 in cash and over $5,000 worth of hardware prizes.
A total of 16 teams will be battling it out this season, which kicks off on October 5. The top eight sides from the previous season will be joined by eight invited teams in the league, which will see the participants split into two groups in the online stage.
HellRaisers won the first edition of APM powered by Intel
The top four sides of the best-of-two round-robin group stage will automatically qualify for the offline finals, inside TaKeTV's studios in Krefeld, Germany, from January 7-10. The event will use a best-of-three, double-elimination bracket, with the grand final being played in a best-of-five format.
The group draw in full can be found below:
|Group A||Group B|
|Lounge Gaming||Vexed Gaming|
|LDLC White||CPH Wolves|
TaKeTV will be casting every match in German, while Rahim "Babam" Abdullaev will be in charge of the English stream. Further international streams, in languages like Polish, French and Swedish, will also be available.
For more information about Acer Predator Masters Season 2, check out the tournament's official website. Below you can find the full prize distribution:
1. $20,000 + 5x PCs