The first Free Fire offline esports tournament since forever (figuratively) would surely have a riotous comeback, evidenced by the explosive return of the Free Fire World Series 2021 in Singapore (FFWS 2021 SG).
According to Esports Charts, the epic Finals of the international tournament peaked at 5.4 million concurrent viewers (excluding Chinese platforms), which is double the record set by FFWS 2019 Rio of two million peak concurrent viewership, the highest for mobile esports tournaments at the time. The new record was set in the first round of the Finals, which champions Phoenix Force won their first BOOYAH.
FFWS 2021 was held offline in Singapore, with 18 of the world’s best Free Fire teams across 11 regions competing for the largest Free Fire esports prize pool yet of US$2 million. Thailand’s Phoenix Force (formerly EVOS Esports TH) swept away their opponents with four BOOYAHs (mind-boggling) and the highest kill volume of 48 across the six-match Finals, winning US$500,000 as the winners. Even Phoenix Force’s TheCruz walked away as the MVP of the Finals, thanks to the impressive number of 23 kills he obtained.
Phoenix Force were followed by LOUD from Brazil, and Silence from CIS (73 points), who placed second and third, respectively. On the other hand, Malaysia’s very own Geek Fam ended their run at ninth place, to which they’re rewarded US$70,000. Though they did not win the World Series, they won the hearts of Malaysians everywhere by representing the country in the global esports event.
FFWS 2021 SG ran on 28 and 30 May, broadcast live on Free Fire Malaysia Facebook and YouTube pages. If you’d like to be part of the Free Fire esports scene, be sure to join the upcoming Free Fire Malaysia Championship!