Last week, Garena, a Singapore-based publisher and game developer, announced that the country will hold the Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore (FFWS 2021 SG) in May. This event boasts a prize pool of $2 million, making it the richest esports tournament to be held in Singapore this year.
FFWS 2021 will be the third esports tournament that will take place in Singapore this year. Back in January, the country hosted the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M2 World Championship. The One Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major Presented by PGL tournament is scheduled to take place this week.
Jean Ng is the Singapore Tourism Board’s executive director for attractions, entertainment, and tourism concept development. She said the country is excited to host yet another tournament. “We are proud to support our homegrown gaming company Garena as they prepare for FFWS 2021 SG – one of the world’s leading e-sports tournaments,” she said. “The return of such events testify to Singapore’s growing reputation as an e-sports destination, as well as our ability to host such events safely.”
Free Fire is a battle royale mobile game developed by Garena. The Free Fire World Series is expected to host 22 teams from 14 regions in “the game’s ecosystem.”
(All information was provided by The Straits Times)