Garena has announced the Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore (FFWS 2021 SG), which will feature a $2,000,000 prize pool. It will be held offline at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. This marks the beginning of a return to normalcy for Free Fire international esports, after tournaments in 2020 were held online. The World Series is Free Fire’s largest and most iconic esports tournament. The inaugural Free Fire World Series 2019 Rio was watched by 2 million+ concurrent online viewers at its peak. This was then the world record high for a mobile esports tournament, according to Esports Charts.
Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore (FFWS 2021 SG): Format and Schedule
The FFWS 2021 SG will continue to host the Play-ins on May 22 and the Finals will be rescheduled to May 30, 2021, from 6:30 pm IST. Later, the dates were shifted to accommodate the global pandemic situation. Earlier, the Finals were supposed to take place on the 29th of May, 2021. The rescheduling has been done to accommodate the global pandemic situation. Garena places its topmost priority on the safety of everyone involved.
The tournament will bring to Singapore 22 teams from across 14 regions to compete for the title of being the Free Fire world champion. They will also get a slice of the $2,000,000 prize pool, one of the highest in mobile game esports. The Play-Ins stage of the FFWS 2021 SG will feature 9 teams who placed either first or second in their regional-level tournament.
Teams from the Play-Ins
- LOUD (Brazil)
- Singularity. Invincible (CIS)
- vaiXourar (Europe)
- First Raiders (Indonesia)
- Gods Plan (Latin America)
- DEA (MENA)
- NEWGANK (Singapore)
- Attack All Around (Thailand)
- HQ Esports (Vietnam)
The top 3 teams from the Play-ins will then join the top 9 seeds from each regional-level tournament in the Finals.
- Fluxo (Brazil)
- Silence (CIS)
- Evos Divine (Indonesia)
- Team Aze (Latin America)
- VIP E-sport (MENA)
- Geek Fam (MCP)
- LGDS (Taiwan)
- Phoenix Force (Thailand)
- Burst the Sky (Vietnam)
The Play-Ins and Finals will follow the same competitive format. The teams will battle over 6 rounds across all 3 maps, which are Bermuda, Purgatory, and Kalahari. Points will be awarded based on round ranking and the number of kills.
Garena continues its dedication towards delivering quality esports content
The FFWS 2021 SG highlights Garena’s continued efforts to delight the global community with competitive and engaging esports content. This comes all while prioritizing the safety of all involved. Garena will ensure that all activities are in line with prevailing public health protocols and travel policies.
To this end, Garena is organizing the FFWS 2021 SG with the support of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and in close collaboration with various industry experts and organizations. This includes the likes of the Singapore Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA).
“We are proud to support our homegrown gaming company Garena as they prepare for FFWS 2021 SG. It is one of the world’s leading esports tournaments. The return of such events testify to Singapore’s growing reputation as an esports destination as well as our ability to host such events safely. We look forward to welcoming all qualifying teams to Singapore, and working closely with the organisers towards a safe and successful event.”, Jean Ng, Executive Director, Attractions, Entertainment, and Tourism Concept Development for Singapore Tourism Board added.
Finally, to sum up, Nicholas Khoo, co-founder of SCOGA said, “We are glad that Garena has chosen Singapore for its iconic Free Fire World Series tournament. This event is one of the biggest globally and will be a great boost to Singapore’s ambitions in esports. This is definitely a milestone event and we are looking forward to hosting all the participants safely in Singapore as they compete for pride and glory”.
In a nutshell, Free Fire’s global popularity continues to grow with this tournament. It was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide in 2020 across both the iOS App and Google Play stores. It was the second consecutive year that Free Fire topped the ranking.
How to watch
The matches will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. It will be accompanied by the commentary which will take place in 12 languages. These are namely Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Bengali, English, Hindi, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.
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