ESL FACEIT Group and Acer Expand Collaboration to Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 Competitions

Partnership to cover upcoming Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Challengers, DreamLeague, and ESL One competitions



  • Acer Predator becomes EFG’s exclusive OEM Partner for various CS:GO and Dota 2 competitions.
  • Partnership to cover EFG’s CS:GO products Intel® Extreme Masters and ESL Challenger.Partnership also covers EFG’s Dota 2 products, including the upcoming ESL One Berlin Major and the full ESL Pro Tour for Dota 2.


Cologne/New York/Taipei – ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), the leading esports and video game entertainment company, and Acer have today announced they are expanding their collaboration.

For multiple years, EFG’s brands have been collaborating with Acer to foster and promote esports, and grow its global community. Previous partnerships already saw great brand exposure and many exciting activations during events like Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, and DreamLeague.

The new partnership will see Acer’s gaming brand Predator become the exclusive OEM Partner for several of EFG’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) competitions, as well as for EFG’s Dota 2 competitions, including the full ESL Pro Tour for Dota 2. The collaboration covers:

  • The Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Season 18, including events in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Dallas, Texas, USA; and Cologne, Germany; as well as IEM Fall 2023.
  • The ESL Challenger competitions taking place at the DreamHack festivals in Europe, North America, and Oceania.
  • The online DreamLeague Season 19 and Season 20.
  • ESL One competitions in 2023, including the ESL One Dota 2 Major in Berlin, Germany.

Together EFG and Acer will continue creating activations during the online broadcasts and in-person events, showcasing the next generation of gaming fueled by Intel®, including the Predator Helios 16, Predator Helios 18, Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition, and all new Predator Helios Neo 16 gaming laptops.

EFG, Intel, and Acer share a passion for advancing gaming and esports, and providing fans from around the globe with electrifying and unforgettable experiences,” said Bastian Veiser, Director Partner Management at EFG. “Acer’s commitment to supporting major esports competitions is a testament to their dedication to this ever-evolving industry. We look forward to continuing our collaboration and ultimately elevating the esports and gaming community.
Our partnership with Intel and EFG is a strong indication of our shared vision and passion to expand the gaming and esports industries to more countries worldwide,” said Vincent Lin, Associate Vice President, Global Product Marketing and Planning, Acer Inc. “Their esports competitions are among the most highly-anticipated ones, and Acer is excited to take part with our latest Predator gaming laptops, supporting gamers within the growing esports community.”


For more information about the CS:GO competitions, check out the IEM and ESL Challenger websites, and follow ESL CS on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. For additional information about the Dota 2 competitions, head over to the DreamLeague and ESL One websites, and follow ESL Dota 2 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.



About ESL FACEIT Group
ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) is the leading esports and video game entertainment company dedicated to creating worlds beyond gameplay where players and fans become community. EFG is built on a legacy of world-renowned brands including ESL, FACEIT, DreamHack and DreamHack Sports Games, providing innovative ecosystems for global communities of players, fans and creators around the games they love. Working alongside leading partners, brands and global IPs, EFG operates an unmatched portfolio of live events, digital platforms and developer tools that reach and engage millions of gamers worldwide. For more information visit

About Intel® Extreme Masters
Intel® Extreme Masters is the longest-running global professional esports tournament circuit in the world. Started in 2006 by Intel® and ESL, the competition features the world’s best gamers in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, StarCraft® II, and other esport titles. Approaching two decades of history and many record-breaking events in terms of viewership and stadium attendance, IEM is widely considered one of the most prestigious and traditional esports tournaments in the world (

About DreamLeague
Founded by DreamHack in 2013, DreamLeague is one of the oldest Dota 2 brands and features the best teams from around the globe. The league is among the longest running Dota 2 leagues, celebrating its 20th season this year. Since 2023, DreamLeague is hosted online as part of the ESL Pro Tour for Dota 2 and has millions of US dollars in prize money up for grabs every year (

About ESL One
In ESL One, teams and players from all over the world compete in an esports tournament unlike any other. Featuring Dota 2, ESL One gives out hundreds of thousands in prize money every year. With events taking place in stadiums all over the world, it puts the players in front of enthusiastic audiences, cheering them on in their attempt to secure the one trophy and the glory that comes with it (


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