Thailand to host Free Fire World Series in November

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Free Fire publisher Garena has announced that the second 2022 Free Fire World Series (FFWS) will be held on November 25th-28th in Bangkok, Thailand.

The first 2022 edition of the tournament was held in May on Singaporean island Sentosa.

FFWS gathers the best Free Fire teams across the world, with each team qualifying from regional circuits. This is the first time Thailand will host the competition. The country is home to the last two world champions of the game, Attack All Around, who won the FFWS 2022 Sentosa, and EVOS Phoenix, the winner of FFWS 2021 Singapore under the name Phoenix Force.

The complete list of participating teams has not been confirmed as regional qualifiers are undergoing. The last edition of the FFWS did not include teams in India and CIS regions due to Free Fire being banned in India and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, respectively. Esports Insider contacted Garena, who said that more details regarding the two region’s inclusions on the matter are to be released soon.

Esports Insider also asked Garena about the prize pool. The company also stated that it is still to be announced. In its Sentosa edition, FFWS offered a $2m (~£1.75m) total prize package.

For this season of Free Fire esports, Garena approached Twitch to cast the official matches. Although the FFWS is still not confirmed to be streamed on Amazon’s platform, the possibility is considered. The Brazilian Free Fire League (LBFF), for example, is already confirmed to be featured on Twitch.

This is after the shutdown of the company’s own streaming service BOOYAH!, which resulted in personnel layoffs by the company.

The FFWS will also be cast on YouTube and TikTok. In Brazil, the competition will also be featured on broadcast TV through the RedeTV channel and on pay-TV through the SPACE channel, a property of Turner Broadcasting System Latin America.

Victor Frascarelli, Journalist
Victor Frascarelli is a Brazilian esports business journalist focused on the LATAM market. Previously at The Esports Observer for two years, Victor enjoys all things competitive, from League of Legends to football to chess to CS:GO.