Garena Announces Free Fire Challenger Series Malaysia (FFCM) kicking off this December!

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Malaysian Free Fire players and esports enthusiasts alike are in for a treat, as Garena officially announced yesterday the inaugural Free Fire Challenger Series Malaysia (FFCM)!

The new series of tournaments, created especially for Malaysian Free Fire players, is part of Free Fire’s efforts to enhance Malaysia’s esports industry and support the vibrant local gaming community. Spanning across December 2021 to February 2022, the tournament brings new challenges to local players in the scene, with a RM 125,000 prize pool at stake.

Registrations for the first FFCM’s In-game Qualifiers open from 8 December to 11 December, exclusively for Free Fire players holding a Malaysian citizenship and residing in Malaysia during the period of the tournament, who are at least Diamond 1 Rank and Level 20. Eligible teams who register for the In-game Qualifiers will compete in qualifier matches on 11 December, from 1PM to 5PM GMT+8.

Top 6 teams in the Grand Finals to qualify for the next Free Fire MCP Majors

The one-day qualifier will see participants compete for a spot in the Top 48 teams for the Qualifier Finals, happening from 20 December to 21 December. The emerging Top 18 teams will then move on to the League Stage, where they will battle to secure their place at the FFCM Grand Finals. Both the League Stage and Grand Finals will take place in January and February 2022 respectively.

Come the Grand Finals, the Top 6 teams from the FFCM will receive direct invites to the next MCP (Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines) Majors, the highly anticipated regional tournament. Root for your favourite teams and look forward to potential new faces in the FFCM which sees its first match this week! Stay tuned for the latest FFCM updates on Free Fire’s official Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram pages.

MCP Esports Roadmap 2022

Adding to the excitement, Garena also unveiled its MCP Esports Roadmap for 2022. This roadmap illustrates the route to victory for local players, where the newly created Challenger Series will allow more teams and players a direct route into the next MCP Majors.

Most notably, the Grand Finals of the MCP Majors, following previous iterations, will determine the representative team for the MCP region on the global stage at Free Fire’s upcoming international tournaments in 2022. These events will serve to elevate the local esports ecosystem by providing players with platforms to hone their skills and teamwork on the national stage.

Free Fire was recently named ‘Esports Mobile Game of the Year’ at the Esports Awards 2021 for the second year running. The win builds on Free Fire’s achievements in 2021 – setting a new global esports record with having over 5.4 million peak concurrent viewers for the Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore and becoming the first mobile battle royale game to achieve 1 billion downloads on the Google Play Store.

6 December 2021

Author: Terry KS

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