Uncertainties about the Free Fire global esports scene have been laid to rest, with publisher/developer Garena lifting the curtain off its worldwide esports roadmap for Free Fire in 2021.
The biggest highlight is that the sorely-missed Free Fire World Series (FFWS) is making a comeback in 2021, after being temporarily replaced by the Free Fire Continental Series (FFCS 2020) last year. Two editions of the global tournament will be happening in April and November, with the former iteration running from 24 April (Play-Ins) to 1 May (Finals).
Further expanding its reach across the world, FFWS 2021 will be inducting teams from three more regions to join in the high-stakes competition, including the Middle East, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. They’ll be competing alongside established teams like Latin America, Europe, and Asia, totalling up to 22 participating teams.
Plus, FFWS 2021 is increasing its total prize pool to a gargantuan US$2 million, the biggest for Free Fire esports so far.
Another international Free Fire esports tournament was revealed as well, albeit with a different angle. The Free Fire All-Stars will be an invitational of sorts, pitting both professional players and the world’s most popular Free Fire influencers against each other. The star-studded event will take place in July, with more details to be revealed soon.
Back in the present, the Free Fire Malaysia, Cambodia, and Philippines (MCP) Majors League Season 1 is currently underway, entering Week 6 this weekend (6 – 7 March). The top 6 teams in the Grand Finals will immediately qualify for the next season, but – aside from the champions – there has been no information on how many teams will advance to FFWS 2021. Guess we’ll find out soon enough.