Brazilian Garena Free Fire Independent League, the NFA, has expanded its reach in LATAM with the launch of NFA LATAM.
According to the release, the championship will see 24 LATAM-based Free Fire teams compete against each other through a group stage, before concluding with the semifinals and finals. NFA LATAM will be broadcast live for Argentina and México on streaming platform BOOYAH!.
During the group stage, which is set to commence on June 4th, teams will be divided into four groups with six teams each.
In total, 18 teams will advance to the semifinals and will be divided into three groups with six teams. These groups will be divided based on the scores acquired by the teams in the group stage. The semifinals will take place between June 18th and 26th, following the same format.
Only the top 12 best teams will advance to the finals, which will be played between June 25th and June 30th. With no split groups, the teams will once again face each other and the best team will be crowned the victor.
Marcelo Camargo, NFA’s CEO, has highlighted his belief that NFA LATAM can unite the region and will bring even more competition to the Free Fire emulation scene.
He commented: “We understand that the emulator scene is strong not only in Brazil but in Latin America as a whole. The community needed this investment to accelerate the development of esports, aiming to bring sponsors to support this scene and give the chance for players who dream of becoming professionals. Our main objective is to connect audiences and bring new challenges to teams from different countries, aiming at the growth of the global emulator scenario.”
Esports Insider says: Free Fire emulation is huge and common in Latin America. Brazil is also a powerhouse in the Free Fire scene, partly due to the work of NFA to help build a more professional structure. With NFA LATAM, the league can expand the brand, which in turn will help gather more sponsors, influencers and numbers.