Garena Free Fire, the popular battle royale title, performed well on the esports stage last year, peaking at 2 million concurrent viewers during the World Series. Now they've announced the major tournaments that will take place throughout the year alongside the prize money that will be up for grabs.
The first of those tournaments will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia on 19th April. This will be the Free Fire Champions Cup and qualifiers for the tournament have already begun. Following a series of local and regional qualifiers, 12 teams from 9 different regions will take part in the tournament proper.
Then, later in the year during November the Free Fire World Series will return to Brazil once again. This was the tournament where Free Fire saw 2 million viewers enjoying some battle royale action, a record for a mobile esports tourney.
There will be four tournaments in total in 2020 though, so fans won't have to wait from April to November to see the elite playing Garena Free Fire. In addition to those two events, there will also be tournaments in June and July, with Garena promising them to be first-of-their-kind. We can expect to hear more details about what that means in due course.
The total prize pool available in 2020 will be $2 million. Of course, that's split between the various winners and runners up but it's still a sizeable amount on offer for the professional Free Fire players. More tournaments will also offer an additional opportunity for up and coming players to be spotted by the better teams.
It looks set to be a big year for Garena Free Fire then, with the addition of two more tournaments alongside their existing two. The growing popularity of the game definitely proves there's an appetite for mobile esports.Fancy yourself as a future esports star? Here are 25 of the best multiplayer games on iPhone and iPad to compete in