Hardore PC Gaming has a new home in the Philippines’ metro capital. More specifically in the busy Timog area of Quezon City, the Predator has come to High Grounds Cafe!
Predator @ High Grounds Cafe
Global gaming PC brand Predator strengthens its Philippine market presence in the gaming PC market with the recent opening the country’s first and only fully branded gaming cafe - High Grounds Cafe.
Operated by the country’s top gaming café brand TheNet.com (TNC), it is fully armed with top-of-the-line and powerful Predator gaming PCs in a gaming environment consisting of the best gaming desktops courtesy of Predator, with 110 units of the Predator G1 (GTX 1080) and Predator G3 (GTX 1060) on hand for hours and hours of playing.
The Predator G1 squeals with beastly bravado that suits today’s brawny gamers with its ultra-powerful Intel Core™ i7 6700 processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00GHz) inside and 32GB DDR4 2133MHz memory; while the 3TB 3.5-inch 7200 RPM and 256 GB M.2 2280 Solid State Drive combination takes care of storage capacity.
Add to that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB of GDDR5 graphics card to deliver the goods when it comes to an awesome and immersive game experience.
On the other hand, the Predator G3, boasts of the same overclocked Intel i7 processor for that ferocious roar in every game, powerful 16GB DDR4 2133MHz memory and 2TB 3.5-inch and 128GB Solid State Drive combination for the utmost in storage capacity and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 3GB GDDR5 graphics card that lets you stun your enemies.
Pair these two gaming monsters with the 24-inch full HD Predator XB241H monitors that support NVIDIA G sync technology to boost your game day with its no-tear and less-stutter performance for fast-paced games and ferocious visuals.
High Grounds Cafe
And to complete the experience, put all those in an environment that can be considered a gamers’ haven.
High Grounds Cafe can accommodate hundreds of players at any given time. Snacks and other meal-time favorites are also available when gamers need to recharge their batteries and be ready to dominate the competition again.
“The environment now is totally different in terms of cyber cafés. What used to be just for Internet surfing and browsing metamorphosed into complete full-fledged gaming centers. Of course the Internet is still there but gaming now takes the spotlight and the attention of game-loving and esports aficionados in the country,” shares TNC.com owner Eric Redulfin about High Grounds Café as it breaks the barriers in what used to be Internet-surfing-only cyber cafes.
Predator 21 X
The opening of High Grounds Café was set together with the launch of the Predator 21 X which gives gaming pros and tech enthusiasts the best and most fearsome gaming laptop ever.
Targeting the well-heeled and loaded tech lovers out there who will spare no peso in getting the most advanced and powerful gaming rig around, the Predator 21 X is a perfect fit for gamers who seek a whole new level of immersion in terms of sound and visuals, interaction, cooling and power efficiency never seen before in any gaming laptop.
It is a humongous beast of a laptop with the following specs:
- 21-inch-wide FHD (2560 x 1080) IPS screen with 2000R curvature
- 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI with 16GB GDDR5X graphics card
- 64GB of DDR4 system memory
- Acer ColorBlast
“The Philippines is a young entrant in the global esports arena. Compared to other gaming countries, I could say we’re behind but that was 2-5 years ago. Now, even if we started competing only last year in tournaments abroad, we gained much attention already with the recent triumph of the TNC Pro Team during WESG,” Redulfin adds.
TNC Pro Team Wins
The TNC Pro Team, bannered by members Marco Polo “Raven” Fausto, Carlo “Kuku” Palad, Samson Solomon “Sam_H” Hidalgo, Timothy “Tims” Randrup, and Ryo “ryOyr” Hasegawa, made history by becoming the first Filipino grand champions at the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) 2016 Defense of the Ancients (DotA) 2 competition.
“Esports is serious stuff and is ultra-competitive that needs only the best PC for gameplay, and Predator is definitely it, without question,” explains Clark Gurden, Predator Brand Ambassador, Predator Headquarters.
The team took home a rich total prize pot of US$800,000 (roughly Php40 million) after defeating the Cloud9 team from Denmark in a heart-pounding finals match.
“The players train for 8-10 hours every day and they need the best PCs to help them visualize and conceptualize strategies for every game. With their power and brawn, the Predator desktops are a big help in our aim to promote esports and hopefully, we can find the next best players that will bring pride to our country in future esports competitions abroad and help promote TNC as well,” declares both Redulfin and Paolo Sy (team manager).
Know more more about the Predator gaming system and High Ground Cafe at the @PredatorPhilippines Facebook page.
High Grounds Cafe x Predator
67 Scout Rallos (near corner of Tomas Morato)
Timog Area, Quezon City,