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PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season Zero

Expect a couple of teams to be swapping places in PMGC 2020's Super Weekend 2, after they finally upped their game in this week's League Play. A couple of new faces will be making their first appearances in the upcoming weekend, as well as some that will, unfortunately, be missing out on some crucial matches, most notably Team Secret MY. Will the newcomers be able to play catch up and compensate for last week's Super Weekend absence?

For a full recap: PMGC 2020 - All teams advancing to Super Weekend 2

Due to Super Weekend 1's Day 3 delay, the schedule for this week will differ from the usual timeline, with the replacement match day happening tonight (4 December) at 7 PM.

PMGC 2020 Super Weekend 2 will begin tomorrow (5 December) at 7 PM until Monday. Then, it's business as usual - League Play Week 3 will take place on 8 and 9 December. Catch the action LIVE on eGG Network, or you can opt for Twitch, YouTube and Facebook.

E1 Championship

Last night's Round 3 in Dubai Autodrome saw another top-seat change, with Mikko Nassi of Team Safehouse overtaking previous #1 driver, Stratos Motorsports' Naquib Azlan, who fell to second place. Ayman Aqeem of Resurgence is a mad lad in consistency, firmly gripping onto third place three weeks in a row, followed by teammate Mika Hakimi once again with a three-point difference.

Here's a refresher of Round 2: E1 Championship Pit Stop Recap - Revving up Round 3

The E1 Championship continues next Thursday (11 December) at 10PM, with the broadcast available LIVE on eGG Network TV and our Facebook page. E1 Championship Season Zero is organised by eGG Network as well, alongside Axle Esports and Astro, in partnership with RaceRoom and eRacing GP.

BLAST Premier Fall Final 2020

It's been more than a month since the start of the BLAST Premier Fall 2020, and it all comes down to this - the BLAST Premier Fall Final 2020. Eight of the best CS:GO teams remain in the European invitational, with Furia Esports and mousesports as the latest additions after conquering the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2020. With a US$425,000 prize pool and precious BLAST Premier points up for grabs, no squad will be holding back to reach the top seats and advance to the BLAST Premier Global Final 2020.

Take note that the timing here is in CET, instead of GMT +8.

Catch the BLAST Premier Fall Final 2020 from 9 - 14 December at 12AM, LIVE on eGG Network. Online viewers can opt for Twitch.

Other programmes on our channel:

OGA Dota PIT China - Season 4

Date: Group Stage | 4 - 7 December; Playoffs | 8 - 13 December. (Check out our TV Guide for the full schedule)

Where to watch: eGG Network (Astro CH800), or LIVE on Twitch.

Jalur 14

Date: Every Thursday, 9PM (eGG Network); every Sunday (Astro Awani), 10PM; or every Saturday from 5 December onwards, 7PM (Astro AEC)

Where to watch: eGG Network (Astro CH800), Awani (CH501), and AEC (CH346/306 HD).

More info: Heroes of Jalur 14 - Soloz

Jalur 14 is presented by eGG Network, Kementerian Belia dan Sukan Malaysia, Esports Integrated and Astro; and proudly sponsored by Yoodo, Predator, Zotac Gaming, and Suncycle.

The Nationals Season 2 - MLBB Conference

Date: Every weekend (5 and 6 December), and Wednesdays and Thursdays (8 and 9 December), at 4PM.

Where to watch: LIVE on eGG Network, plus The Nationals FB page.

Apex Legends Global Series: Autumn Circuit - Last chance qualifiers

Date: 8 December, 7.30AM.

Where to watch: LIVE on eGG Network, or the official Apex Legends Twitch and YouTube channels.

*All times listed are in GMT +8.

The Grand Finals of the Free Fire Continental Series (FFCS 2020) Asia flew by in just four intense hours of top-tier Free Fire esports action, and though the winners were seemingly clear-cut in the beginning, Thailand's EXP Esports proved that determination and steady minds can win both the hearts of fans and the championship title.

The FFCS 2020 Asia champions didn't have a great head start in the first match of the Grand Finals, settling for sixth place albeit with seven kills, the second-highest in that match. Though they got their momentum subsequently and even scored one BOOYAH!, their fellow countrymen, King of Gamers Club, always managed to stay one step ahead of them refusing to give up their top spot - history seemed to be repeating itself like the Play-in ... at first. Despite a poor performance in Match 5, EXP Esports didn't lose hope and barely came out on top with a one-point lead in the final match, emerging victorious.

EXP Esports were rewarded US$80,000 for their exceptional performance, whereas King of Gamers Club and RRQ Hades settled for US$50,000 and US$30,000 each as the runner-ups and second runner-ups, respectively.

Second place.
Third place.

Alas, Malaysia's Geek Fam Free Fire couldn't keep up with the power of their Asian cousins and placed seventh. Even so, they succeeded in reaching top 3 in four matches and even got as many as seven kills in one round, a glimpse of how they'd most probably fare in the next season.

As for the other two series of FFCS 2020 (which took place earlier in the day than Asia), the champions of the Americas and EMEA series were Team Liquid and Sbornaya ChR, respectively. With both series sharing the same prize pool as the Asia series (US$300,000), both winners also bagged the US$80,000 champions cash prize.

Team Liquid.
Sbornaya ChR.

The FFCS 2020 Grand Finals were held yesterday (22 November), with the EMEA Series at 12AM, followed by the Americas at 1AM and finally, the Asia series at 3PM.

For more Free Fire coverage, be sure to follow eGG Network on Facebook.

More Free Fire coverage from us:

Son Tuah: The pride and founder of NOXSCAPE, now Geek Fam Free Fire

FFCS 20 Asia: Who will top the throne this Sunday? A Grand Finals team preview

Free Fire vs PUBG Mobile – What’s the difference?

7 ways to Enjoy Watching Free Fire Esports Tournaments

Baby Argon: Bearing the Malaysian flag in Free Fire Continental Series 2020 Asia

D Entertainment: Free Fire streamer goes pro, forms his own team, AutoKnockout

Free Fire Continental Series 2020 returns this November with US$900,000 prize pool

Facebook Gaming Creator, Son Tuah (previously known as Hang Tuah Gaming), seems to have a hidden love for teaching and fostering young minds, evidenced by his time as a former Islamic school teacher, the captain and assistant manager of Icon Free Fire, and most recently, as the founder/manager of the professional Free Fire team, NOXSCAPE, who will be representing Malaysia in the international Free Fire Continental Series (FFCS 2020) Asia as Geek Fam Free Fire. 

Related: Geek Fam Free Fire team announced, signs Tri-Nation Cup champions NOXSCAPE roster

Pro gamer all the way

“I’ve always dreamt of becoming a professional player and a team manager in the esports arena,” confessed Muhammad Syazwan “Tuah” bin Mohd Anuar, who also regular streams Free Fire on Facebook Gaming. “And with His blessing, I have achieved both.” 

Even though he foresaw the struggles his decisions would entail, he knew he could afford to pursue his dream. “I was confident in my own ability to manage a team, which is why I dared to venture into this field,” Syzawan added.

NOXSCAPE.

The players of NOXSCAPE are actually Tuah’s former Icon teammates, and when everyone decided to Icon together and form their own team earlier this year, Tuah initially returned as the captain. However, after bagging fourth place at Free Fire Malaysia Open 2020, he felt it was time to hang the professional player mantle and transition into the role of team manager, satisfied with what he has achieved as a player. “I wanted to polish new talents further with the formation of NOXSCAPE.” Since then, two of his friends joined to assist him in managing the now 40-strong group, nurturing fledgeling esports players.

Managing it pretty well

It’s an impressive feat for someone who had no prior experience as a team manager. Then again, his time as Icon’s assistant manager put Tuah in charge of player affairs and tournaments, giving the Banting native the knowledge and experience he needed to be a manager for his own team. Thank heavens that Tuah’s hard work bore fruit, from NOXSCAPE’s early beginnings by placing sixth in the Axiata Game Hero 2019 to their first championship title in the Free Fire Tri-Nation Cup 2020 last month. “I saw a lot of improvements in their gameplay. Although they failed to maintain their consistency during the League Stage, they managed to prove themselves in the Grand Finals, while learning not to get too comfortable at the top.”

NOXSCAPE won with an astonishing 38-point lead in the Tri-Nation Cup.

NOXSCAPE’s big break came when they caught the eyes of Malaysian esports organisation, Geek Fam, who noticed their talent in the Southeast Asian competition and approached them to join the Geek family. In our previous coverage, Geek Fam’s Head of Business Development, Sheng Wong, noted that they were the best and most consistent team of the lot. “Plus, they have the willingness to improve and be better, which makes them Geek Fam material. We hope to nudge them a bit and bring them up to international standards,” he said.

Tuah and his players were equally as excited at their offer, fully aware that “the abilities and capabilities of Geek Fam can help us to develop and grow in the world of esports, which is why they accepted their invitation to become Geek Fam Free Fire." Since then, Geek Fam has been taking care of the players in every aspect, including training sessions, gaming house, transport and more, everything esports professionals require. Even though Tuah isn't officially a part of Geek Fam at present, he’s eager to expand his esports career with such a reputable esports company and continue assisting his players. “Right now, I just want us to focus on more important things, like doing our best for FFCS 2020.”

(left to right) Noor Irfan “Raine” Haqeemy, Muhammad Hafiz “Apiz” Azhar, Mohammad Akiq “Akiq” Akimi, Haziq “Haziq” Daniel and Muhammad “Shoyu” Aiman.

Going with the stream

Balancing his roles as both NOXSCAPE’s team manager and a Facebook Gaming streamer may seem like too much work, but by good fortune, both pursuits remain unscathed from the other. Tuah’s streaming career started as early as October 2018, and what followed was an offer by Facebook Gaming to be an official Partner of the platform a few months after, all while maintaining his day job as a teacher until early this year. The singing hobbyist also operates a sound system service business for weddings and video game live streams.

Snapping a memory of the time he met Facebook Gaming superstars, The Tharki Assassins and Spyder PUBGM, at last year’s Facebook Gaming Breakaway.

The regular Free Fire content creator chose to stream Garena’s mobile battle royale, because he played it a lot with his friends back in his hometown. “I did not expect that playing Free Fire for fun will end up being my career.” His 96k followers also never ceased to enjoy his Free Fire content, and Tuah wants to repay their support by entertaining them the best he can by continuing to stream the game.

They were saddened when he broke the news about his retirement as a professional player, but because they’re the best supporters any streamer could ask for, they stood by his decision to be a team manager. “I’m open to being a manager for other esports titles, and it’s even in my plans to form and grow another esports team.” However, for now, he’s just content and proud of NOXSCAPE/Geek Fam Free Fire for reaching the world league of FFCS 2020.

“This is indeed not an easy path. Whatever happens, just do your best and make this a valuable experience for yourselves,” advised the 26-year-old manager to his players. “Most importantly, do not fall into the toxicity that wants to bring you down.”

Tuah changed his page name from Hang Tuah Gaming to Son Tuah, in dedication to his beloved son. "It's shorter too," he said with a laugh.

Be sure to check out Son Tuah’s Free Fire stream, as well as other video games, on Facebook Gaming daily at 9PM!

Support Geek Fam Free Fire at the FFCS 2020 Asia Grand Finals tomorrow (29 November) at 3PM, with the action streamed LIVE on the official Facebook and YouTube pages of Garena Free Fire.

More Free Fire coverage from us:

FFCS 20 Asia: Who will top the throne this Sunday? A Grand Finals team preview

Free Fire vs PUBG Mobile – What’s the difference?

7 ways to Enjoy Watching Free Fire Esports Tournaments

Baby Argon: Bearing the Malaysian flag in Free Fire Continental Series 2020 Asia

D Entertainment: Free Fire streamer goes pro, forms his own team, AutoKnockout

Free Fire Continental Series 2020 returns this November with US$900,000 prize pool

Free Fire Continental Series 2020 Grand Finals

The stage is set for the FFCS 2020 Grand Finals, with the top 12 Free Fire teams finalised for all three series - the Americas, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and Asia. Will it be the directly-qualified apex predator teams taking the trophy and the US$80,000 champion's cash prize, or will the underdog Play-in squads survive long enough to surprise us? Whatever the outcome, you simply wouldn't find any better Free Fire action than the Free Fire Continental Series 2020.

Plus, Geek Fam will be the sole team to represent Malaysia on the world stage, after acquiring the champions of the Free Fire Tri-Nation Cup, NOXSCAPE. With a 38-point lead in the aforementioned series, the squad - led by Mohammad Akiq “Akiq” Akimi and comprises Haziq “Haziq” Daniel, Muhammad Hafiz “Apiz” Azhar, Muhammad “Shoyu” Aiman, and Noor Irfan “Raine” Haqeemy - have proven themselves to be more than capable of holding their own. So, be sure to support your fellow Malaysians this Sunday!

Stay in the know: Who will top the throne at FFCS 20 Asia? A Grand Finals team preview

The FFCS 2020 Grand Finals begins this Sunday (22 November), with the EMEA Series at 12AM, followed by the Americas at 1AM and finally, the Asia series at 3PM. Get your BOOYAH! on by catching them live on Facebook and YouTube.

PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season Zero

It’s been refreshing to finally see both eastern and western teams facing off against each other after the past few months of regional-only tournaments. And based on the results of the weekdays, it looks like the two regions are evenly matched, with the above top 16 teams qualifying for PMGC 2020's first Super Weekend. All Southeast Asian teams managed to make the cut, as well as other powerhouses that were expected to make it this far, including world champions Bigetron RA and Futbolists.

For a full recap: PMGC S0 League Stage W1: Weekday Recap, Super Weekend Preview

PMGC 2020 Super Weekend commences tonight (27 November) at 7PM until this weekend, followed by a reset with the Super Weekend qualifiers on 1 and 2 December. eGG Network will be broadcasting the world series LIVE, or you can opt for Twitch, YouTube and Facebook to catch the action too.

E1 Championship

Last night's Round 2 took place in Shanghai, China, where Stratos Motorsports'/Malaysian representative Naquib Azlan overtook Round 1's leader, Mikko Nassi of Team Safehouse. Second runner-up, Ayman Aqeem of Resurgence, has been maintaining his composure, placing well enough to maintain his standing two weeks in a row, with his teammate Mike Hakimi following him closely at fourth.

Here's a refresher of Round 1: E1 Championship Pit Stop Recap - Gearing up for Round 2

The E1 Championship continues next Thursday (4 December) at 10PM, with the broadcast available LIVE on eGG Network TV and our Facebook page. E1 Championship Season Zero is organised by us too, along with Axle Esports and Astro, in partnership with RaceRoom and eRacing GP.

Other special programmes on our channel:

Jalur 14

Date: Every Thursday, 9PM (eGG Network); every Sunday (Astro Awani), 10PM; or every Saturday from 5 December onwards, 7PM (Astro AEC)
Where to watch: eGG Network (Astro CH800), Awani (CH501), and AEC (CH346/306 HD).

More info: 5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Jalur 14

Jalur 14 is presented by eGG Network, Kementerian Belia dan Sukan Malaysia, Esports Integrated and Astro; and proudly sponsored by Yoodo, Predator, Zotac Gaming, and Suncycle.

The Nationals Season 2 - MLBB Conference

Date: Every weekend, Wednesdays and Thursdays (28 and 29 November, 2 and 3 December), at 4PM.
Where to watch: LIVE on eGG Network, plus The Nationals FB page.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown

Date: 25 - 30 November, 12AM.
Where to watch: LIVE on eGG Network, or Twitch.

Apex Legends Global Series: Autumn Circuit - Last chance qualifiers

Date: 8 December, 7.30AM.
Where to watch: LIVE on eGG Network, or the official Apex Legends Twitch and YouTube channels.

*All times listed are in GMT +8.

The Grand Finals of the Free Fire Continental Series (FFCS 2020) Asia may only last for a day, but that does little to diminish the thrill and intensity the 12 finalists will undergo when they face each other on the arena. And let's not forget about the US$300,000 prize pool for their taking!

To help you fully prepare yourselves for the grand finale, we figured we could give you a rundown of the participating teams that'll be gunning each other down for the title of Asia's top Free Fire squad and the champion's prize money of US$80,000.

The top dogs

Indonesia's EVOS Esports ID are undisputedly the most seasoned and terrifying Asian group in FFCS 2020. The then-newcomers had a stupendous debut last year, winning the Free Fire World Cup 2019 right after being picked up by the renowned EVOS Esports organisation. Even though they placed ninth in their last regional tournament (Free Fire Asia All-Stars), they've consistently placed top 3 in most major Free Fire series until today, including the Free Fire Asia Invitational 2019. If there's one team that has the highest chance of winning, it's the Free Fire Indonesia Masters 2020 Fall champions of EVOS Esports ID.

The Free Fire Pro League (FFPL) Thailand Season 3 champions.

The pair of EV Thailand (formerly EVOS Esports TH) and Vietnam's Heavy are close seconds in the FFCS 2020 Asia Series, sharing similar competitive journeys with an impressive introduction - after placing second in the Free Fire Pro League (FFPL) Thailand Season 2 and Arena of Survival 2020 Summer, respectively, they emerged as champions in the next season, allowing them to immediately qualify for the Grand Finals of FFCS 2020 Asia. With their latest improvements, both teams are more than capable of handling the Asian heat and possess equal odds of winning the world championship.

Despite sitting at the fifth spot of FFCS 2020 Asia Play-in, Arena of Survival 2020 Winter runner-ups V-Gaming are much more accomplished than they seem at first glance. The Vietnamese powerhouse were champions of the previous two seasons of Arena of Survival and proved they can hold their ground against other Asian competitors after getting fourth place in the Free Fire Asia All-Stars. A comeback could be real for V-Gaming.

The prodigies

Malaysia's very own Geek Fam Free Fire have had a pretty good run so far as NOXSCAPE, their former team name before signing with the Malaysian esports organisation. They may have scored fourth place in their first competition (Free Fire Malaysia Open 2020), but what came next was miles ahead of how they used to perform. Aside from bagging third in the League Circuit of the regional Free Fire Tri-Nation Cup, NOXSCAPE had an astonishing 38-point lead as the Tri-Nation champions. No wonder why Geek Fam was so eager to put them under their wings.

Related: Geek Fam Free Fire team announced, signs Tri-Nation Cup champions NOXSCAPE roster

Total Gaming Esports (India)

Did you know Total Gaming Esports (Free Fire India Championship 2020 Fall champions) are owned by one of the country's biggest Free Fire content creator with the same name? Though FFIC Fall 2020 was the first time they competed under Total Gaming's mentorship, all of them were in a team named The Mafia's prior to that, having competed in the Free Fire Asia All-Stars and got third place, a testament to their potential.

The Play-in winners, King of Gamers Club from Thailand, aren't to be underestimated. Although they ranked second in the FFPL Thailand Season 3 Finals, the Thai e-athletes bagged first place during Regular Season, not to mention they were champions of Season 2. The talent and potential they have are to be reckoned with, so pay close attention to the Kings in the Grand Finals.

The dark horses

Taiwan's Team Knights were winners of the Free Fire Summer Cup 2020, albeit with a mere two-point lead that was too close to comfort. Then again, they did triumph over their more seasoned opponents of LGDS, who've been competing since last year's Free Fire World Series, which says something about the team. Will this new squad be able to show their true colours this weekend? Only time will tell.

And for the final national champions, House of Blood got first place in both Pakistan and interstate Islamabad Qualifiers of FFCS 2020 Asia. It's a possible hint of the consistency that they'll probably pull off in the Asia series. They're definitely a squad to pay attention to.

The second- to fourth-placed crews of EXP Esports (Thailand), Burst the Sky (Vietnam) and RRQ Hades (Indonesia), respectively, were in the top 3 of their respective national Free Fire professional leagues. The last two teams performed decent enough throughout most of their careers, but overall, there's a chance the trio won't make it to the top spot of the FFCS 2020 Asia Grand Finals. Having said that, the world's top teams didn't start out as champions, so we'd be more than happy to be proven wrong and see the rise of a new top team.

The FFCS 2020 Asia Grand Finals will take place this Sunday (29 November) at 3PM. Catch the action LIVE on the official Facebook and YouTube pages of Garena Free Fire.

More Free Fire esports coverage from us:

7 ways to Enjoy Watching Free Fire Esports Tournaments

Baby Argon: Bearing the Malaysian flag in Free Fire Continental Series 2020 Asia

D Entertainment: Free Fire streamer goes pro, forms his own team, AutoKnockout

Free Fire Continental Series 2020 returns this November with US$900,000 prize pool

The action-packed Play-in of the Free Fire Continental Series (FFCS) 2020 Asia Series concluded yesterday, determining the final five teams that will be joining seven of the region's best of the best in the Grand Finals of FFCS 2020 Asia.

Here's every team battling it out for the Asia Series championship title:

Top 5 Play-in teams

FFCS 2020 Asia Play-in standings.

National champions

The Thai teams of King of Gamers Club and EXP Esports proved to be in their own leagues during the Play-in, with the former bagging two BOOYAHs and a 49-point-lead ahead of the runner-ups. It was a close shave for fifth-placed V-Gaming from Vietnam, who almost didn't qualified for the Grand Finals with their total points tied with ONIC Olympus. Fortunately, despite ONIC's high kill volume, V-Gaming had the advantage by garnering more placement points, which are considered more valuable.

Alas, for Malaysia, representatives AutoKnockout and Baby Argon - who placed second and third in the Free Fire Tri-Nation Cup - couldn't make it to the top 5, though the latter scored one BOOYAH in the final match, ending their run with a bang. In spite of that, it won't be the last time we'll see the pair in the Free Fire competitive scene. But, the good news, is that Geek Fam will represent Malaysia in the Finals as winners of the Tri-Nation Cup.

The Grand Finals of the FFCS 2020 Asia Series will the 12 Grand Finals battling out for the US$300,000 prize pool, as well as the title of the region's top Free Fire esports squad. The one-day epic event will run in parallel with the Grand Finals of the Americas and EMEA Series, also featuring US$300,000 in prize money each, bringing the total to US$900,000.

FFCS 2020 Americas

FFCS 2020 EMEA

The FFCS 2020 Grand Finals will take place this Sunday (29 November) - EMEA at 12AM, Americas at 1AM, and Asia at 3PM. Catch the action LIVE on the official Facebook and YouTube pages of Garena Free Fire.

*All times listed are in GMT +8.

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