Free Fire’s largest esports event returns to Singapore with the Free Fire World Series 2022 Sentosa
Free Fire’s most iconic offline tournament, the Free Fire World Series (FFWS), will be taking place in Sentosa, Singapore. Sentosa is located just off Singapore’s southern coast, and is home to exciting events, themed attractions, lush rainforests, and golden sandy beaches.
FFWS 2022 Sentosa will take place in May this year, with the Play-ins taking place on 14 May and the Finals on 21 May. The World Series highlights Garena’s continued efforts to excite the global community with competitive and engaging esports content, while prioritising the safety of all involved. Garena will ensure that all activities are in line with prevailing public health protocols and travel policies.
FFWS 2022 Sentosa will bring 22 teams from across 13 regions for the opportunity to be crowned Free Fire world champions.
The Play-ins will feature 12 teams battling it out to earn a spot at the Finals the following week. The top 2 teams from the Play-ins will join the 10 top-seeded teams, and form the 12 teams who will compete to be winners of the FFWS 2022 Sentosa.
The teams will battle over 6 rounds – across 3 maps – to be the last one standing, with points awarded based on round ranking and the number of kills.
Free Fire was named “Esports Mobile Game of the Year” by the Esports Awards 2021 in November 2021, the second year in a row that Free Fire won the accolade. The award comes as the Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore (FFWS 2021 SG) delivered record viewership across multiple platforms. The Finals of the FFWS 2021 SG hit a peak of 5.4 million concurrent online viewers, which is the highest peak viewership of any esports match in history, excluding Chinese platforms, according to Esports Charts.
Garena is a leading global online games developer and publisher. Free Fire, its self-developed mobile battle royale title, was the most downloaded mobile game in the world in 2019 and 2020, according to App Annie.
Garena is run by passionate gamers and has a unique understanding of what gamers want. It exclusively licenses and publishes hit titles from global partners – such as Arena of Valor, Call of Duty: Mobile, and League of Legends – in selected markets globally. Garena champions social and entertainment experiences through games, enabling its communities to engage and interact. Garena is also a leading esports organiser and hosts some of the world’s biggest esports events.
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