Garena has announced that it is rescheduling its upcoming Free Fire World Series tournament (FFWS 20201 SG). The tournament is now scheduled to begin from May 30, 6:30pm IST. The company notes that this move was made keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation around the globe and the health and safety of everyone involved. To recall, the Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore was supposed to kick off on May 22.
Due to restrictions put in place by the Singapore government, teams from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan will not be able to travel to Singapore to compete. As such, the tournament will see 18 teams from 11 regions compete for the $2,000,000 prize pool. The Play-Ins will see nine teams compete for three spots in the finals.
Even though teams from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh were unable to partake in the tournament, Garena notes that their efforts and achievement in qualifying for the World Series will still be recognised. As such, these teams will be awarded with a share of the prize pool.
Garena plans two further international tournaments this year. In July, the company plans to host Free Fire All-Stars. This event aims to bring together top influencers and professional players from around the world. It will then pit them against each other to see who is the best. Then in November, the company plans to hold the second edition of the Free Fire World Series. Hopefully, the situation in India and the world will have improved enough to host the event without any issues. It is not yet known if the rescheduling of the Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore will affect the dates of these tournaments.
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