Garena announces Free Fire World Series, Esports Roadmap for 2021

25 Feb, 2021 Gaming Events 379 0 Comment
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Garena has unveiled its 2021 Esports roadmap for Free Fire World Series with 2 editions in April and November

The year 2021 will witness three major international Esports events to which fans across the world are looking forward to. Free Fire World Series (FFWS) is set to return with Free Fire’s flagship international tournament that will be held in April and November. Garena is also going to launch a new event, Free Fire All Stars that will be held in July.

A Peek into the Past Esports Tournament

The Free Fire World Series is an iconic Esports tournament of Free Fire inaugurated in the year 2019. The first edition of the tournament witnessed more than 2 million online viewers, a world-record for a mobile Esports tournament, as per Esports Charts.

However, due to the global pandemic situation in 2020, the FFWS got replaced by the Free Fire Continental Series and this year the series will make its return with two editions of the game. In this season teams across 13 regions will compete for the largest-ever prize of $2 million.

FFWS Schedule

Free Fire’s esports lineup in 2021 will showcase the best Free Fire talent from around the world, providing them the opportunity to test their skills at the highest level. The April edition of the game will commence with the Play-ins on April 24th and the finals will take place on May 1st.

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The Free Fire World Series’ April edition will feature 22 teams from 13 regions. Garena might introduce another edition of the event sometime in November, though information on this has yet to be revealed.

Free Fire World Series gets a New Logo

Garena has introduced a brand new logo for the FFWS to mark the grand return of the international event in April. The stylish new logo features an interlocking ‘W’ and ‘S’, the initials of “World Series”.

The reminiscent logo is of the flames from a burning torch, symbolizing an emblem of hope, courage, and vigour. Besides, the competition’s new logo will reflect clearly in the tournament trophy design.

Popularity of Free Fire Mobile

Garena’s international esports roadmap is built on a strong 2020 year for Free Fire. The popularity of the game has considerably risen over the last 12 months.

Free Fire mobile game continues to be the most-anticipated and most-watched game globally. It is also one of the most popular mobile games in the world.

In 2020, it was the most downloaded mobile game across both the iOS and Google Play stores. The Free Fire Continental Series 2020 Asia recorded an average concurrent viewership of 828,986.

Other Free Fire Games Announced by Garena

Besides announcing FFWS, Garena has also announced Free Fire All Stars event. This will witness top influencers and professional players compete against each other and is expected to take place in July. Garena may release more details related to the game in the coming months.

Garena’s announcement regarding the return of its international event with an increased prize pool is no surprise. All three events should be a great success, given the high viewership, especially in Asia.

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