Garena has unveiled the format and schedule of the Free Fire Continental Series (FFCS). The tournament comprises the Americas Series, EMEA Series, and Asia Series held simultaneously in each of the three regions and will offer teams the ultimate stage to stake their dominance in each region.
The three series are the Americas Series, consisting of Brazil and the rest of Latin America; the Asia Series, which will involve Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam; and the EMEA Series, which will feature Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, and North Africa (MENA). Each series will have $300,000 up for grabs, bringing the combined prize pool for the FFCS to $900,000. Teams will need to navigate two stages: the Play-ins followed by the Grand Finals.
Seeding For FFCS
The top-seeded teams from each local-level tournament will earn direct entry into each series’ respective Grand Finals. The rest of the teams will earn their place in the Grand Finals by beating other teams in the region. India will be represented at the Asia Series by top seed Total Gaming Esports, the recently-crowned winners of the Free Fire India Championship 2020 Fall. The champions will be accompanied by Team CRX Elite and XTZ Esports (previously Stalwart Esports), who placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The series will offer fans a chance to witness their favourite local teams go up against their regional rivals, with top teams from Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam also gunning for the title. The top seeds from each will be directly seeded into the Grand Finals, while the second and third seeds must battle it out for five coveted Grand Final spots.
Schedule For FFCS
Each stage of the tournament will be held simultaneously over the same weekend. For all three series, the Play-Ins will take place on either 21st or 22nd November, and the Grand Finals on either 28th or 29th November.
All three series will follow the same competitive format across both stages of FFCS. Teams will battle over 6 rounds, across 3 maps: Bermuda, Purgatory, and Kalahari, with points, awarded based on round ranking and the number of kills.