Garena has called off its 2021 World Series – one of its biggest events in Free Fire in Esports. The event was scheduled for November this year and was planned to take place in Mexico, but has been canceled due to the COVID issues in the country.
Garena stated that the reason behind canceling the event was the health and safety of every single person involved in it – which is a top priority. The decision was made after taking into consideration all options and looking at South America’s 3rd wave of the Delta Virus; Garena just could not risk its employee’s safety.
Here’s an official statement from Garena “The World Series stands as Free Fire’s largest and most exciting Esports offline tournament. The growing safety concerns, however, have made it challenging to provide players and fans both an enjoyable yet safe offline Esports experience.”
The Free Fire World Series
The last World Series tournament was held in Singapore and had 18 teams participating for its Free Fire event. These were players from all over the world; with the Thai team – Phoenix Force winning the tournament and taking home a large portion of the prize money amounting to US$2 million.
Since the time Free Fire has turned into a full-fledged esports title its viewership has boosted significantly over the years. The developers have designed a tournament that consists of multiple levels; which players need to pass before they reach the final event. This allows players from all over the world of varied proficiency to compete with each other.
This tournament is hosted twice a year. The previous tournament was canceled as well because of the pandemic and was replaced with the Free Fire Continental Series which was conducted online. This was set in three separate regions – Asia, the Americas, and EMEA.
As of now, it seems as if Garena is only considering hosting small-scale events around the globe similar to the FFCS for the foreseeable future.
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