Free Fire Pro League 2021 Summer is the next major esports event for Free Fire players and enthusiasts in India and Nepal. The game publisher Garena says that Free Fire World Series broke all previous records with concurrent views of 5.5 million users. The esports event, which concluded in Singapore yesterday, saw Team Phoenix Force from Thailand win the championship and $500,000 in the form of prize money.
With the success of Free Fire World Series, Garena is shedding more light on its esports plan for this year. While there was no representation for India due to current circumstances at World Series, Free Fire has announced a new lineup of esports events aimed squarely at the audience from India and Nepal. Here is everything you need to know.
What is Free Fire Pro League 2021 Summer?
The Free Fire World Series was supposed to be an event where top teams from different regions came together to challenge for the ultimate crown. These teams were selected using regional championship events. In India, the event was called Free Fire India Championship Spring which saw Galaxy Racer Esports team win. However, they could not make it to Singapore due to COVID restrictions.
For those who missed out, Free Fire has announced another opportunity to display their talent. Called Free Fire Pro League 2021 Summer, the event will bring together teams from India and Nepal. There will be a total of 18 teams participating remotely to win a prize pool of Rs 35 lakhs. These 18 teams will consist of the top 12 teams from the Free Fire India Championship (FFIC) 2021 Spring event.
The remaining 6 slots will be open for teams to battle it out in the Free Fire Cup. The survivors will be able to register in-game from June 1st until the FFC match scheduled for June 4th, 2021. With Free Fire Pro League (FFPL) 2021 Summer, Garena says it further aims to expand in India, Nepal and support the community of talents in the region.
Free Fire Pro League 2021 Summer: Tournament format
As mentioned above, there will be a total of 18 teams competing for a prize pool for Rs 35 lakhs. The teams will comprise of the top 12 teams from Free Fire India Championship 2021 Spring and six other teams who advance through the FFC mode. These 18 teams will compete across six days starting from June 26th to July 11th, 2021. For these teams, there is one and only one goal – to secure a spot in the Grand Finals taking place on July 18th, 2021. All the matches will be played in the Battle Royale Squad mode.
The schedule for the FFPL 2021 Summer is as follows:
- Match Day 1 – June 26
- Match Day 2 – June 27
- Match Day 3 – July 3
- Match Day 4 – July 4
- Match Day 5 – July 10
- Match Day 6 – July 11
- Grand Finals – July 18
Free Fire Pro League 2021 Summer: teams seeded from FFIC 2021 Spring
- Red Owl Gaming (previously known as Team Chaos)
- Team Elite
- Sixth Sense
- Last Breath
- S8UL (previously known as Nemesis)
- Team D Esports
- LVL – Iconic
- Survivor 4 AM
- AFF Esports
- Total Gaming
- Galaxy Racer
Free Fire 2021 Esports roadmap and broadcast details
With the World Series behind it, Free Fire is setting focus on its 2021 esports roadmap. The game publisher Garena notes that there will be a total of four events this year. The first event, Free Fire India Championship Spring, was held early this year. The event saw Galaxy Racer win the tournament and top prize of Rs 35 lakhs. The FFIC Spring was also classified as Global Tournament 1. This event is being followed by Free Fire Pro League Summer.
It will be followed by Free Fire India Championship Fall, which will be the second global tournament in this roadmap. This event will be followed by Free Fire Pro League Winter. With this roadmap, Free Fire is sending a clear message to its top esports teams in India and Nepal, allowing them to prepare for the competition. All these esports events will be streamed on Free Fire esports India YouTube and Facebook accounts. These events will also stream on Booyah, the live streaming platform.
Free Fire India Championship 2021 Fall Qualification
Garena says Free Fire Pro League 2021 Summer allows teams to cement their legacy in the Free Fire esports circuit in India. The top 6 teams from FFPL 2021 Summer will get directly seeded into the FFIC 2021 Fall. The teams placed 7 to 12 will secure their spots in the closed qualifiers of FFIC 2021 Fall.