After three weekends of intense competition, Magic Squad was crowned world champion for the first time at the Free Fire World Series (FFWS) 2023 Grand Finals held on Sunday. The team racked up an impressive total of 112 points with 3 Booyahs and 45 eliminations, bringing glory to home ground Brazil. Besides taking home the championship trophy and USD300,000 prize money, each Magic Squad member also received a limited edition Champion ring and necklace set.
Magic Squad’s momentous victory marks the second World Series victory for Brazil, four years after Team Corinthians won FFWS 2019 Rio that took place on their home ground. While rivals from team Thailand put up a strong fight, the team managed to emerge victorious under MGS.BOPS7’s leadership and bring home the FFWS championship title.
A word from the newly minted FFWS 2023 Champion
Despite citing challenges such as adapting to the time zone difference and the very different playing strategies from what are usually seen from their local opponents, Magic Squad performed well since the start of the World Series, consistently maintaining a position within the top four teams throughout.
“[Being crowned the champion of FFWS is] an amazing feeling,” said Captain MGS.BOPS7. “It has been my dream since I started playing Free Fire, and I want to thank my team members as I could not have done it without them.”
Team coach Lucas Vinicius Silva Lemos “Luuking” added, “We came here to do our best, and we have witnessed so much growth throughout the entire tournament. Our goal is always the next tournament and the team will remain focused on our calendar for 2024.”
Competitors fought hard for the crown
The Grand Finals saw many tough battles, with Thai teams Buriram United Esports and CGGG trailing in second and third place with 95 and 89 points respectively.
This year’s World Series also introduced a new Point Rush Stage, which gave players headstart points in the Grand Finals. This proved to be an advantage for the three podium teams, who had led the pack right from the start of the Grand Finals. Teams ranked fourth to eighth had very narrow point differences of twos, with Indonesian team RRQ Kazu coming in fourth with 72 points. While Vietnam team WAG entered the Grand Finals with only 2 headstart points, the team’s determination to catch up eventually earned them fifth place.
EXPS.Dew joins the World Series Hall of fame as FFWS 2023 MVP
EXPS.Dew’s consistently formidable performance also earned him the title of FFWS MVP, having scored 6 MVP titles and 110 eliminations throughout the entire tournament.
The incredibly talented sniper, who made his debut in Free Fire esports just last year, has already swept MVP awards at past seasons of the Free Fire Pro League Thailand. Dew now joins the FFWS MVP hall of fame, alongside fellow Thai player BRU.Moshi, who was the Finals MVP (FMVP) of the previous World Series.
Ranked third place on the MVP leaderboard, CGGG’s CGGG.Peter also holds the record for the most eliminations throughout the season at 199. Commendably, RRQ Kazu’s RRQ.Abayy had the highest number of headshots at 116, while CGGG.COZQ executed the most assists at 111.
Catch up on all the fast-paced action on YouTube, the Official Livestream Partner of FFWS 2023
Fans who had missed out on the fast-paced action or would like to replay some of the best moments of this year’s World Series can head to YouTube, the Official Livestream Partner of FFWS 2023, for exciting match highlights.
The tournament was also broadcast on Facebook, TikTok, Twitch, Bigo, and Kwai. During the World Series, fans and players actively participated in discussions and shared content on various social media channels, amassing billions of views on TikTok alone for the hashtag #ffws2023.
More information on FFWS 2024 will be released down the line. Stay tuned to more updates on the official Garena Free Fire Esports channels: