Predator and TNC launch High Grounds Café, the first fully branded local gaming hub

Written by: Stef Atega

Esports | Feb 13, 2017

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A new internet and gaming café has emerged! Located within the easily accessible Tomas Morato, Quezon City comes the High Grounds Café which will be operated by e-sports team TheNet.com (TNC). After celebrating a glorious triumph against Denmark's Cloud9 team in the World E-Sports Games 2016 DOTA 2 championship, TNC hopes to inspire young e-sports players as well as bring gaming enthusiasts closer together with the birth of this new gaming hub.


High Grounds isn't just any other cyber café; it is fully powered by top-notch gaming rigs from Acer's gaming sub-brand, Predator. With 110 units of Predator G1s and G3s ready, there is no doubt that gamers will be in for an exceptional gaming experience.

The Predator G1 features beastly specs: an Intel Core i7-6700 processor and 32GB DDR4 2133MHz, plus an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. The Predator G3 also boasts the same processor and RAM but is equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card.

Aside from the desktops, all gaming rigs at High Grounds are furnished with 24-inch full HD Predator XB241H monitors that support NVIDIA G sync technology, so that players can enjoy stunning, fast-paced visuals without any screen tears or stutters. 


While the place is mostly a battleground for gamers, High Grounds also has a dedicated space for visitors to hang out and enjoy coffee and snacks. This will most likely function as a waiting area for parents, but we like to think of it as a save point where you can catch your breath.  Speaking of breath, the place also has an outdoor terrace for people who want a smoke or fresh air.

On the café's opening day, a large beast also bared its fangs to the public: The Predator 21 X gaming laptop. This monster made a menacing impression when it was revealed several months ago, and we didn't hide our excitement when we first covered the announcement. With these fearsome specs, Predator sure plays a mean game when it comes to giving other competitors a run for their money.

With the establishment of High Grounds Café, TNC owner Eric Redulfin hopes that it will be the perfect breeding ground of future Filipino e-sports athletes. "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," he said.

High Grounds café can be found on 67 Scout Rallos Street, corner Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City.
About the author: Stef Atega

GameGulp's current overlord. Stef is obsessed with cats and anything horror. She also likes shounen anime and Japanese food but refuses to be called a "weeaboo". She believes in the power of indie games.


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