• Wed. Oct 5th, 2022

The Free Hearth World Sequence (FFWS) 2022, set to be held on Singaporean island Sentosa, has unveiled its $2m (~£1.54m) prize pool. Nevertheless, this version is not going to characteristic organisations from India and the CIS area.

The absence of Indian representatives is because of the recreation’s ban within the nation in February, together with titles like PUBG Cellular, Cellular Legends: Bang Bang and Area of Valor. This resulted within the nation’s Free Hearth league being placed on maintain, with no group qualifying for the worldwide competitors.

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As for the CIS area, its native Free Hearth event was cancelled after the Ukrainian invasion by Russia.  

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Commencing Could 14th, the FFWS will now characteristic 18 groups as a substitute of the unique 22. The eight native champions from Brazil (LOUD), Indonesia (Evos Divine), Vietnam (Staff Flash), LATAM (Mineros Esports), MCP (Farang), MENA (Wask), Thailand (Evos Phoenix) and EU (Vastomundo) will qualify for the finals. In the meantime, Ten groups will play by means of a qualification stage.

Previous to the adjustments, the entry stage initially certified two groups, nonetheless, it is going to now allow 4 groups. 

Groups within the entry stage are: Fuego (North America), Home of Blood (Pakistan), LGDS (Taiwan), Vivo Keyd (Brazil), Echo Esports (Indonesia), V-Gaming (Vietnam), Ignis Esports (Latin America), Todak (Malaysia, Cambodia and Philippines), All Stars Esports (MENA) and Assault All Round (Thailand).

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A second FFWS version is predicted for 2022, with the occasion often occurring round November. The competitors, although, has struggled to happen up to now because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, its November 2021 version was cancelled, whereas each editions deliberate for 2020 didn’t happen.

Esports Insider says: It appeared like Garena would lastly have the ability to proceed with its authentic plans for the Free Hearth World Championship, however as soon as once more extra out-of-hand components have occurred. Regardless of these adjustments, the competitors nonetheless holds large status in areas like Brazil and Indonesia, the place precious media and sponsorship alternatives are in place.

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