Garena has unveiled its 2021 esports line up for popular battle royale mobile game Free Fire in Malaysia. The esports roadmap will kick off with the Free Fire MCP Majors Season 1 in January, followed by the Free Fire Malaysia Championship between May-July, and the Free Fire MCP Majors Season 2 between July-September. Featuring a whopping US$150,000 prize pool across the year, the tournaments will also grant their top teams direct qualification for the following tournament.
Free Fire fans and professional players alike can expect a thrilling year of esports ahead after global leading games developer Garena today unveiled its 2021 esports line up for the popular battle royale mobile game in Malaysia. Garena will look to further enhance its efforts to develop Malaysia’s esports scene by hosting three major Free Fire tournaments in Malaysia across 2021.
The esports roadmap will kick off with the Free Fire MCP Majors Season 1 in January, followed by the Free Fire Malaysia Championship between May-July, and the Free Fire MCP Majors Season 2 between July-September.
The new tournaments will serve to elevate the local esports ecosystem by providing players with platforms to hone their skills and teamwork on the national stage. Featuring a whopping US$150,000 prize pool across the year, the tournaments will also grant their top teams direct qualification for the following tournament, which will serve to build continuity in the professional scene. With the Free Fire community in Malaysia one of the most passionate around, Garena’s 2021 esports roadmap reinforces its commitment to continue driving forward the nation’s esports ecosystem.
Free Fire MCP Majors
The Free Fire MCP Majors will be open to all players and teams from Malaysia, Cambodia, and the Philippines. Both seasons will commence with in-game qualifiers held to narrow down the top 24 teams across all three countries. It will then culminate in a two-day Qualifier Finals to select the best 12 teams to move on to the League stage.
Joining the Top 12 in the league stage will be the top six teams from the Free Fire Tri-Nation Cup. In total, these 18 teams will battle it out over the span of six weekends for the honour of making it to the Grand Finals. Much will be at stake at the Grand Finals, with not only the prize pool up for grabs – the top six teams will earn automatic invites to the next season of the MCP Majors.
Most notably, the Grand Finals will also determine the team which will represent the region on a global stage at Free Fire’s international tournament in 2021.
Free Fire Malaysia Championship
The Free Fire Malaysia Championship will take place in between the two MCP Majors seasons. Created specifically for Malaysia, the national championship will bring together teams and players from across the nation. By having a dedicated tournament for Malaysia, Garena will look to further develop the local esports community by allowing professional and aspiring players alike the platform to interact, test their skills, and learn from one another. Players can participate in the in-game qualifiers to be among the top 48 teams which will move on to the Qualifier Finals.
The top 18 teams in the Qualifier Finals will then go on to play in the league stage over four weekends. The top 12 from here will move on to the Grand Finals.
More details on the individual tournaments will be announced closer to the tournament dates.