ESL FACEIT Group expands Dota 2 partnership

Esports tournament organizer ESL FACEIT Group has strengthened its alliance with hardware manufacturers Acer and Intel. In an exciting development, Acer’s Predator brand has been designated as the official Original Equipment Manufacturer for ESL CS2 and Dota 2 events in 2024. This partnership encompasses highly anticipated tournaments like IEM, ESL Pro League, ESL Challenger, ESL One, and DreamLeague, ensuring an enhanced gaming experience for participants and fans alike.

ESL and Acer recently expanded their partnership

ESL and Acer recently expanded their partnership in April 2023, with ESL announcing Acer as its official partner for nearly all major events. Now, this partnership is further expanding with the addition of Intel, a long-standing partner of EFG.

Acer’s high-performance Predator lineup, including computers and hardware, will be featured at ESL’s large-scale events throughout 2024. Exciting IEM events are planned in China, Dallas (USA), and Cologne, with IEM Fall already confirmed.


In Dota 2, Predator will make its presence known in DreamLeague seasons 21, 22, and 23, as well as ESL One Birmingham and ESL One Asia. Players will have access to Acer’s Predator PCs for LAN play, and the partnership extends to various integrations like broadcast features, brand exposure, and a public Predator booth during these events.

Intel, as the processor supplier for Acer’s Predator PCs, will also be prominently showcased alongside the gaming brand at events and broadcasts, further solidifying the partnership’s presence.

EFG Director commented on the deal: Demonstrates its commitment to the development of the esports scene

Bastian Veiser, the Director of Partner Management at EFG, expressed his excitement about the deal, stating, “Acer has consistently demonstrated their unwavering commitment to advancing the esports industry and providing exceptional experiences for fans worldwide. We are delighted to renew and expand our partnership for another year.”

Veiser also highlighted the significant value that the partnership has already brought to EFG’s products and their respective communities, and he expressed enthusiasm for continued collaboration and innovation with Intel and Acer throughout 2024.

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