Changed 22 Apr 2020, 11:56 IST
Leading Global Online Games Developer and Publisher Garena has partnered with India’s leading gaming destination Paytm First Games (PFG) to host the first ever Free Fire India Souls (FFIS) Tournament, which will give every player in the country the opportunity to play the best single player in the world’s most popular mobile game. Become Held in May and June, FFIS will see casual players compete for professional gamers on equal terms as they fight for the title of best player in the country – all from the comfort of their own homes.
FFIS is made up of two legs – Masters and Streamer Showdown. Both legs will be a solo tournament played in Battle Cage mode in Free Fire, which will see 12 players fighting for Buah in areas much smaller than classic mode and which promises fast-paced gameplay. Registration for both tournaments will open in early May, with prize pool details announced around the date
“The game promotes a sense of community and positivity while promoting healthy competition,” said Harold Teo, a Garner Free Fire producer, “We have allowed players – both casual and professional – to partner with the Paytm First Games. We are the best single free fire player in India. We want to showcase the strength of the Indian esports community. “
Sudhashu Gupta, COO, Paytm First Games said, “We have a growing and thriving community of gamers and our goal is to set India on the global esports map. We are thrilled to partner with Garena to host Free Fire India Solos for one of the largest games in the country. The action-packed tournament is going to be a great opportunity for Indian gamers to compete at the national level. “
FFIS Masters will be an open event, allowing both casual and professional players to test their own skills against each other. However, using tournament hacks will impose minimum in-game level restrictions as a move to reduce the number of people and ensure fair gameplay. The Masters leg will see around 20.5 players competing in the qualifying round. It will be held after the league, finishing in the top 12 with a fight to the finals.
For the FFIS streamer showdown, Free Fire will invite 48 top streamers from all over India to compete against each other. It will follow a single elimination format where the top 3 will qualify from the 4 groups for completion.
All matches for the Masters’ League stage and finals, and streamer showdowns will be broadcast live on the Paytm First Games app, Paytm App, and the official YouTube and Facebook pages of the Garena Free Fire on the Paytm First Games eSports YouTube channel – so fans can catch and catch all the action.