It was an exciting weekend for Free Fire fans in SEA as the grand finals of the Free Fire Asia Championship unfolded on Sunday evening. While the best 12 teams in the region competed, only one got to walk away with the grand prize, and that team was HQ Esports of Vietnam. Coming from the gruelling play-ins the previous week, the team pulled out all stops in the finals, winning 3 out of 7 possible BooYahs - the most of the tournament. They proved to everyone that they didn't need a direct invitation to take out the best of the best.
Well played to ThaiSon, FunkyM, NeoNao, NangK and Artemis - they walk away from the tournament $80,000 richer! A huge sum of money for the Vietnamese squad who have only started making strides during the latter half of 2021. Things are looking good for the team moving forward to next season.
Second place went the way of GPX Esports, who performed admirably in this final as well, unfortunately, they lost out by a mere 2 points. The Indonesians netted $50,000 which is a nice chunk of change. Third place was CGGG followed by Heavy in fourth. Fun fact - the top 4 teams all came from the Play-In stage (SYZYGY finished sixth, so it was almost an "all play-in" top 5). Seems like playing extra games really benefited the teams when it came to this tournament. Perhaps teams might start aiming for a play-in spot in the future!
If you missed all the action, you can catch the full replay below:
That concludes the Free Fire season for Asia this year. We can't wait to see what happens in the coming months. In the meantime stay tuned to eGG Network as we bring you all the latest news and updates on your favourite esports. More info.
The Free Fire Asia Championship play-ins took place over the weekend and we now know the final 12 teams that will be playing this weekend for the trophy.
Taking the top 2 spots on Saturday were HQ Esports (Vietnam) and SYZYGY (Thailand). The two teams were miles ahead of everyone else, with HQ getting 3/6 BooYahs, and SYZ getting top three in 4/6 rounds. Both teams look in great form for the upcoming finals.
Group B was a much closer race, with second place and third place being only 3 points apart. Ultimately, it was CGGG (Thailand) and GPX Esports (Indonesia) who emerged top of the groups. Fortunately for Heavy (Vietnam), third place was enough to get into the finals because they scored more points than SAF from group A. The three teams split almost all the BooYahs between each other yesterday, with only one victory going to a team that didn't qualify to the finals (BOX Gaming).
Unfortunately for Malaysian Free Fire fans, DOEASY and 4X MEN XPERT failed to make it out of the play-ins - this means Blacklist International will be the only team to raise the Jalur Gemilang this in the finals. Here are all the teams competing for the championship:
A night of awards for game developers and performances from some of your favourite artists in the region. It's going to be an event to remember!
Date and Time: 19 November, 8 PM
A conclusion to our 5th Anniversary celebrations, this Rocket League Charity Showmatch will be used to raise funds for Rumah Kanak-Kanak (RKK) Rembau, Negeri Sembilan. There will be tons of prizes we'll be giving out throughout the event, so make sure you tune in!
Date and Time: 20 November, 12 PM
We're down to the final 6 teams this weekend to decide who will win the Horizon Cup. Will it be China's DKG or TTG? What about SEA's SBTC and Secret? Or will it be Korea's Rolster Y or Japan's Sengoku Gaming? Only one way to find out. All you need to know.
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The Free Fire Asia Championship 2021 is finally here! Starting this weekend will be the play-ins, where the two groups of 12 teams will be fighting for a spot at the grand finals. The top two from each group and the best 3rd placed team will qualify for the finals the following week. Let's go Malaysia!
Date and Time: 20-21 November, 6 PM
Red Bull's Mobile Esports Open's regional finals will take place this weekend, so if you've been itching for some PUBG Mobile action, you won't want to miss out!
Date and Time: 21 November, 2 PM
Top Clans is back to close out the year with the Winter Stage! Starting off the event will be Naraka: Bladepoint.
Date and Time: 24-28 November, 1 PM
Which will be the best college/university Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team in Malaysia?
Date and Time: 20-21 November, 10 AM
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Arcane continues this weekend with Act Three. Don't forget to join our Nixie Device giveaway!
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Date and Time: 21 November, 10 AM
Another chance to catch Major winners, Na'Vi in action! Can they repeat their previous victory? More info.
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While we won't have the Free Fire World Series this year, rest assured that there's still plenty of competitive Free Fire for esports fans to watch. Garena officially announced today, two tournaments that will be taking place next month - the Free Fire Asia Championships (FFAC) 2021 and the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Cup 2021. Due to the pandemic, we won't have teams flying in from across the world to compete, instead, we'll have regionally divided, online-only tournaments we've gotten used to over the past year.
Similar to the Continental Series in 2020, the tournament will have teams based on the regions they are from. For FFAC 2021, the participating regions are: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines (MCP), Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. For the EMEA Cup 2021, we have the Commonwealth of Independent Stats (CIS), Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Both tournaments will take place on 20-21 November for the Group Stage/Preliminaries, while the Finals will be on 28 November for FFAC 2021 and 27 November for EMEA Cup 2021. The two tournaments will follow the same format. For the Group Stage and Preliminaries, teams will battle over 6 rounds across 3 maps: Bermuda, Purgatory, and Kalahari, with points awarded based on round ranking and number of kills. The Finals will see teams compete across 7 rounds, with the last map being a random pick.
No word on who the competing teams are yet, but it shouldn't be too long until we find out. In the meantime, don't forget to catch the finals of the MCP Majors Season 2 on 16th October! Stay tuned to Free Fire and eGG Network for the latest news and updates!