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 Malaysia’s neighbouring country – 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.

FFWS Format

This year, the Malaysia, Cambodia and Philippines (MCP) region will see two representatives emerging in the FFWS Finals. Local and regional fans alike can anticipate a fierce competition between national teams in their fight for these two spots, while rooting for their country’s representatives.

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.

17 January 2022

Author: Terry KS

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