Game publisher and publisher Garena, in association with Brazilian agency 3C Gaming, has announced Latin America Clash (LAC)—an off-season Garena Free Fire tournament featuring pro gamers and influencers from Latin America.
Latin America Clash will take place from May 10-14 beginning at 20:00 pm (GMT-3) and be streamed across multiple influencer channels, including Garena’s own BOOYAH! site. The tournament, organised by 3C Gaming, will include 48 teams, 12 from each region, competing for a total prize of $25,000 (~£17,689).
Each day of LAC, the teams will play in five different game modes: Battle Royale, MVPs, CS All-Stars, Solo King, and Dream Squad. Free Fire fans will be able to vote for which players will participate in the competition of the day.
Representing Brazil will be Fluxo Esports members Lúcio ‘Cerol’ dos Santos Lima, Pedro ‘Buxexa’ Henrique, and ‘Fluxo Gorila,’ along with influencer ‘Weedzão.’ Playing for the Southern Cone (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and the Netherlands Antilles) will be Fluxo Esports member Donato ‘Donato’ Muñoz and streamers ‘TheHectorino,’ ‘Jeanki,’ and ‘Punicher.’
The Northern Cone (Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela, Belize, and the Caribbean) will be represented in Latin America Clash by streamers ‘Yair17,’ ‘Antronixx,’ ‘Boomsniper’ and ‘Watzapp.’
According to Renan Philip, partner of 3C Gaming and organiser of Latin America Clash, the tournament will not be a confrontation between regions. “Randomly, the teams will be distributed in Superteams, which will be named Sakura, Angelical, Commander, and Dino. Unlike other championships, teams within the group will help each other instead of competing with each other in game modes.
“That is, any score made by a team will be attributed to a Superteam,” he added. “The team that scored the most among all modes will be crowned champion of the Latin American Clash 2021 and will win the prize of $25,000.”
Esports Insider Says: Free Fire is not just big in Brazil but in all of Latin America, so having a tournament that helps to unite the whole Free Fire ecosystem in the region is a nice move coming from Garena. Since the season is already over, having tournaments like this helps to continue engaging the community and show love for the fans.