Free Fire offline tournaments are returning with the Free Fire World Series (FFWS) 2021 Singapore.
The championship will take place from 22 to 29 May on the island of Southeast Asia and includes a $ 2 million prize pool, the largest ever offered in Garena’s battle royale competitions, according to what the organizer has just announced. After that many tournaments have been canceled or moved online in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, FFWS 2021 Singapore scores the official return of LAN competitions that everyone was waiting for.
The competition will bring together 22 teams from 14 regions to compete for the Free Fire global champion title. The play-ins begin on May 22nd with the teams that finished first or second in the finals of the regional competitions. The teams that finish in the top two positions in the play-ins will join the top 10 seeded regional tournaments in the finals, scheduled for 29 May. The 14 competitive regions of Free Fire are Brazil, Latin America, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Pakistan, Bangladesh and Taiwan.
All teams will compete in six games, alternating between the three available maps, and they will receive points based on the ranking of the round and the number of kills. Garena assured that they are working closely with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Singapore Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) and other local organizations, to ensure that all activities follow public health protocols and travel policies. .
The Free Fire World Series had its first edition in November 2019, hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Competition has peaked spectators of two million people and crowned the Brazilian team Corinthians as world champion. In 2020, the tournament was canceled due to pandemic restrictions and has been replaced by the Free Fire Continental Series (FFCS) regional online competition.