Free Fire Announced Event at the Inaugural Esports World Cup


Garena has confirmed Free Fire’s participation at the first-ever Esports World Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with a whopping $1 million prize pool up for grabs.

Here is the complete Breakdown of the event:


  • Group Stage: July 10-12
  • Finals: July 13-14


  • 18 teams total
  • Group stage: Knockout format, top 12 advance
  • Finals: Champion crowned

Slot Distribution

18 teams will duke it out across a group stage from the following region:

  • FFWS SEA 2024 Spring: 8 slots
  • FFWS LATAM 2024: 3 slots
  • Snapdragon Pro Series: 2 slots
  • FFWS Brazil 2022: 3 slots
  • MEA Qualifier: 1 slot
  • Pakistan Qualifier: 1 slot

Prize Pool

  • $1 million total

World Finals Slot

  • The winning team qualifies for the FFWS 2024 Global Finals in Brazil.

Halting the Decline?

Free Fire esports rode incredible momentum in earlier years, peaking at 5.4 million concurrent viewers in 2021.

However, the scene has stagnated since, with declining viewership and waning interest.

The game’s developers have reacted by overhauling the 2024 circuit under the unified FFWS banner.

But will it be enough to revive Free Fire in the public eye?

The Esports World Cup marks a golden opportunity for Free Fire to showcase its credentials on one of esports’ biggest stages.

With the legendary PUBG Mobile also rumored to be participating, this tournament could define the pecking order in mobile battle royale esports for years to come.

All eyes will be on Riyadh this July as Free Fire’s future hangs delicately in the balance.

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