Interview with Geek Fam Free Fire, Malaysian representatives at FFWS 2021
Geek Fam has been on a tear lately, with their esports teams making it to all the big events - this week's PUBG Mobile Pro League - Season 3 2021: Southeast Asia Championship and next week's Mobile Legend: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia Season 7 finals. Not to be left out are their very own Free Fire squad, who won the MCP Majors Season 1 and qualified for the internationally-renowned Free Fire World Series 2021 (FFWS).
Since they'll be representing Malaysia in Singapore next weekend, we had a quick chat with the squad to pick their brains and find out what they thought about the game and the tournament. The boys were also the focus of a nicely done documentary by Garena Free Fire, chronicling their preparation for the FFWS. Check it out:
Geek Fam's Free Fire squad is relatively young and have a lot of challenges to overcome in order to grow as a team - barely six months old, they've improved tremendously since their NOXSCAPE days during the Free Fire Tri-Nation Cup 2020. "The last six months has helped us build our chemistry and communication skills as a team. We’ve taken this time to build better teamwork and trust between team members," said Mohammad Akiq “Akiq” Akimi, the team's captain.
FFWS 2021 Singapore will be the first time they're playing together at an international event - offline, no less - while carrying the Malaysian flag at the same time. "We were nervous and happy when we found out we were going to represent Malaysia in FFWS, especially since our friends, family, and fans are putting their hopes on us to bring the victory home."
"We’re so happy to have the chance to meet and compete with other players across the region and are glad that Free Fire has been serving as a platform to help grow the esports scene. We’ve been seeing many talented players coming into the esports arena over the last few years, and are more motivated than ever to do our best for Malaysia and Geek Fam!" said Akiq.
Looking forward to FFWS 2021 Singapore, they had this to say, "We’re very excited to compete with Phoenix Force from Thailand in our matches. We’re all geared and ready to face our foes together."
Winning the MCP Majors Season 1 was only the beginning. Even though the squad were happy with their performance at the tournament, not everything was coming up roses. They had to adapt throughout the tournament, with one of their biggest mistakes being not listening to their in-game leader, Haziq. "It was a hard lesson to learn but the experience has made us bounce back and ready to continue as a stronger team," admitted Shoyu.
The team didn't go all out to celebrate their victory and settled for a humble team dinner instead. They cheekily assured us they're saving the bigger celebrations for when they win the FFWS 2021 Singapore. Fingers are crossed that the boys can bring the trophy back home! It's surely deserved, after all the hard work they've put in for the tournament (they didn't put their training on hold during Ramadan).
Signing off with a message to their fans, "We would like to express a thousand thank you’s to everyone who has been supporting us through the challenges and victories. We are very inspired and motivated from the unending support from them."
Here are the boys that round up Geek Fam Free Fire:
Haziq “Haziq” Daniel – Captain
Mohammad Akiq “Akiq” Akimi
Muhammad Hafiz “Apiz” Azhar
Muhammad “Shoyu” Aiman
Solehin "XZACK" Bin Habib Rahaman
Remember to catch Geek Fam at the FFWS 2021 Singapore from 28-30 May. Stay tuned to eGG Network for more news and updates on Free Fire esports!