The epic Free Fire Continental Series (FFCS 2020) may have ended merely a few weeks ago (woah, it has been that long?) and Free Fire Malaysia esports fans have been waiting with bated breath for more details on the next season. Well, the wait is over, and we have crystal clear news on how the 2021 Free Fire esports season in Malaysia would look like.
Garena has officially confirmed that in Malaysia, three major Free Fire series will be held next year, which include:
Free Fire MCP Majors Season 1
Open to all all players and teams from Malaysia, Cambodia, and the Philippines (hence the name MCP), the MCP Majors will begin with in-game Qualifiers that will decide the top 24 teams across the region before progressing to the two-day Qualifier Finals, where the top 12 team will advance to the League stage.
The MCP Majors League stage will see the top six teams of the Free Fire Tri-Nation Cup joining the aforementioned Qualifier Finals top 12, bringing the total to 18 participating teams. This phase will go on for six weekends before the Grand Finals ensue, with teams battling for the top spot and earn tickets to the world stage at the next Free Fire global competition. The top six teams will also be automatically invited for MCP Majors Season 2.
The Free Fire MCP Majors Season 1 will begin in January, with registration opening in-game on 24 December.
Free Fire Malaysia Championship
Targeted at the Malaysian community, the Free Fire Malaysia Championship will adopt a similar format to MCP Majors, but with a few key differences. The top 48 squads of the in-game Qualifiers will enter the Qualifier Finals and lock horns over the top 18 seats to proceed to the four-weekend League stage. Then, the tournament will culminate with the top 12 going head-to-head over the championship title in the epic Grand Finals.
The Free Fire Malaysia Championship will start sometime between May and July.
Free Fire MCP Majors Season 2
Exactly the same as Season 1, but the top six teams of the previous season will instead be the invited teams for League stage. The winning team will also represent the region in the next season of said Free Fire international series.
The Free Fire MCP Majors Season 2 will commence between July and September.
A mouth-watering US$150,000 (yes, US dollars) total prize pool will be distributed equally amongst the trio of tournaments, granting each series a US$50,000 prize pool.
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