The Esport Awards 2020 has named Free Fire as the “Esport Mobile Game of the Year” at their annual award ceremony which was held virtually.
In his acceptance speech, Harold Teo, Free Fire Producer at Garena, shared that the team was “humbled and honoured” to have won the award, and dedicated the win to Free Fire’s community all around the world – its fans, players, and partners. Harold acknowledged the great work that the team has done to make this win possible, and said that they will be working hard to “help more people around the world love Free Fire.”
The Esports Awards 2020 included a mobile category for the first time, where Free Fire was nominated alongside titles like Arena of Valor, Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, Clash Royale, Brawl Stars, Clash of Clans, and Mobile Legends. The win builds on the success of Garena’s self-developed and published game, which was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide in 2019, according to App Annie, and the most downloaded mobile game worldwide in the first nine months of 2020 with more than 220 million installs, according to Sensor Tower.