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The Free Fire Champions Cup (FFCC) 2020 is the latest esports tournament to be postponed due to growing concerns over the Coronavirus also known as COVID-19. Earlier, WESG Asia-Pacific Finals for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive which was set to take place in Macau, had also been cancelled due to the outbreak. The Free Fire Champions Cup would have seen the world’s top 12 teams compete for a prize pool of $2 million. It was set to take place on 19 April in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The official announcement
Announcing the decision of Free Fire Champions Cup 2020 getting postponed due to Coronavirus. Garena, the developer of Free Fire, has put out a statement on Facebook declaring the postponement of the event. Their priority is the well-being of athletes, fans, and staff. They also mentioned about the present scenario, which is not feasible to bring all of them from around the world together for the Champions Cup. They haven’t announced the next date and that means they will wait for the issue of Coronavirus to become normal.
Earlier in January this year, Garena announced its lineup of esports tournaments for 2020. The first of many would-be Free Fire Champions Cup and Free Fire World Series which is major esports tournaments for the year 2020. According to the earlier announcement, “Free Fire will host 4 international esports tournaments” in the year ahead. With a total of $2 million (Rs 14 crore) in prize money to distribute between the winners. It also stated that the winners of the Free Fire India esports this year will have an opportunity to win Rs 1 crore.
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