Garena has reportedly called off their biggest event in Free Fire Esports that was scheduled to be held later this year. According to a report by Dot Esports, Free Fire World Series 2021 is cancelled and multiple regional tournaments may be held as a replacement.
Free Fire has grown into a fully-fledged esports title in the last couple of years and its viewership has skyrocketed since then. The developers have created a sustainable esports roadmap which consists of several levels of competition before the biggest event. This has allowed new players to compete from grassroot levels and climb steadily to the top.
Free Fire World Series is the pinnacle of Free Fire esports where the best of the best teams gather to fight for glory and a humongous prize pool. This tournament is hosted twice per year and each region has their own regional qualifiers and winners from these tournaments gather at FFWS to put their skills to test.
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Due to the prevailing conditions, Free Fire World Series 2021 has been cancelled. This tournament was reportedly being held in Mexico but due to spike in COVID-19 cases, the officials have decided to call off this tournament.
As per the statement, Free Fire World Series came with several safety concerns which made it challenging to provide an enjoyable yet safe offline esports experience to player as well as viewers. An official spokesperson also added that even if FFWS is called off, there are “plans for other Free Fire tournaments across the world this year.”
The first iteration of Free Fire World Series 2021 was held in Singapore where Pheonix Force emerged victorious and walked away with $500,000. A similar level of tournament was expected by this year end but apparently, viewers will not see best teams from around the world until next year.
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