We are pleased to announce the Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore (FFWS 2021 SG), which will feature a US$2,000,000 prize pool - Free Fire’s largest ever. The FFWS 2021 SG will take place in Singapore in May 2021. It marks the beginning of a return to normalcy for Free Fire international esports after tournaments in 2020 was held online.
Free Fire’s global popularity continues to grow. It was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide in 2020 across both the iOS App and Google Play stores, the second consecutive year that the game has topped the rankings, according to App Annie.
About the Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore
The World Series is Free Fire’s largest and most iconic esports tournament. The inaugural Free Fire World Series 2019 Rio was watched by more than 2 million concurrent online viewers at its peak, which was then the world record high for a mobile esports tournament, according to Esports Charts.
The FFWS 2021 SG will host the Play-ins on May 22 and the Finals on May 29. Previously announced to take place on April 24 (Play-Ins) and May 1 (Finals), the dates were shifted to accommodate the global pandemic situation.
The tournament will see 22 teams from across 14 regions compete for the FFWS title and a slice of the US$2,000,000 prize pool, one of the highest in mobile game esports. The Play-Ins will feature 12 teams who placed either first or second in their regional-level tournament. The top two teams from the Play-Ins will then join the top 10 seeds from each regional-level tournament in the Finals.
The teams will battle over 6 rounds and across all 3 maps to be the last one standing, with points awarded based on round rankings and the number of kills.
Delivering quality esports content safely
The FFWS 2021 SG highlights our continued efforts to delight the global community with competitive and engaging esports content, all while prioritizing the safety of all involved. We will ensure that all activities are in line with prevailing public health protocols and travel policies.
To this end, we are organizing the FFWS 2021 SG with the support of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and in close collaboration with various industry experts and organizations – such as the Singapore Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA).