Garena has unveiled the format and schedule of Free Fire’s flagship international tournament for the year, the Free Fire Continental Series (FFCS) 2020. The fully-virtual tournament will comprise three separate series – the Americas Series, EMEA Series, and Asia Series – held simultaneously in each of the three regions, and will offer teams the ultimate stage to stake their dominance in each region.
The three series are the Americas Series, consisting of Brazil and the rest of Latin America; the Asia Series, which will involve Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam; and the EMEA Series, which will feature Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, and North Africa (MENA). Each series will have $300,000 up for grabs, bringing the combined prize pool for the FFCS to $900,000. To earn a slice of the rewards, the teams will need to navigate two stages: the Play-ins followed by the Grand Finals.
Three teams will represent India at the Asia Series
The top-seeded teams from each local-level tournament will earn direct entry into each series’ respective Grand Finals. The rest of the teams will then earn their place in the Grand Finals by besting other teams in the region.
Top seed Total Gaming Esports, the recently-crowned winners of the Free Fire India Championship 2020 Fall will be representing India at the Asia Series. The champions will be accompanied by Team CRX Elite and XTZ Esports (previously Stalwart Esports), who placed first- and second-runners up respectively.
The series will offer fans a mouth-watering chance to witness their favorite local teams go up against their regional rivals, with top teams from Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam also gunning for the title. The top seeds from each will be directly seeded into the Grand Finals. Therefore, all of the second and third seeds must battle it out for five coveted Grand Final spots.
FFCS 2020 Schedule and Format
Each stage of the tournament will be held simultaneously over the same weekend. For all three series, the Play-Ins will take place on either 21 or 22 November, and the Grand Finals on either 28 or 29 November. All three series will follow the same competitive format across both stages of the tournament.
Teams will battle over 6 rounds, across 3 maps: Bermuda, Purgatory, and Kalahari. The points will be thus awarded based on round ranking and the number of kills. More details on the FFCS Schedule, format, and final lineups will be revealed later along with the live broadcast schedules. So stay tuned and watch this space for further announcements in the coming weeks. You can visit Free Fire Esports India’s Facebook page for further details.
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