The Free Fire Continental Series 2020 (FFCS) will be three international online competitions taking place simultaneously in the Americas, Asia and EMEA, Garena announced. The tournament will replace the Free Fire World Series 2020, which was supposed to take place in Brazil but was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Free Fire Continental Series will take place in the six-game format on the Battle Royale Bermuda, Purgatory and Kalahari maps. Teams will fight over 6 rounds, with points awarded based on round ranking and number of kills. The total prize is $ 300,000 for each regional tournament.
With disruptions to global esports worldwide, the FFCS takes the place of the Free Fire World Series (FFWS) and continues Garena's efforts to delight and engage fans with competitive and premium esports content during these challenging times. Garena has also planned a number of exciting activities for Free Fire players to join in the fun; players can look forward to exclusive in-game events leading up to FFCS.
The FFCS will begin simultaneously on November 21 and the finals will take place on November 28 and 29. The Americas Series will feature players from the Brazil and LATAM regions, while the EMEA Series will feature players from Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa. Finally, the Asia Series will bring together teams from the countries of China Taipei, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.
In 2019, the final of the Free Fire World Series was held in Brazil and reached a peak audience of more than one million viewers. The victory of the Brazilian team Corinthians attracted a lot of attention from big international teams like Team Liquid, which announced a Free Fire squad immediately afterwards. The 2020 edition was supposed to be even bigger, but it ended up being one of many international tournaments canceled due to the pandemic.
The FFCS announcement is one of many attempts Garena has made to continue interacting with his fan base during these times. After many smaller regional tournaments since March, the Battle Royale developer is betting on something bigger but still online.
More information can be found on GameLoop!