Free Fire World Series 2021 sets a new global Esports record

With over 5.4 million concurrent viewers, FFWS 2021 SG more than doubles FFWS 2019 Rio's peak viewership figure.
Published June 5, 2021

According to Esports charts, the finals of the Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore (FFWS 2021 SG) hit a whopping 5.4 million concurrent viewers.

The latest FFWS final delivered record viewership across multiple platforms with round 1 of the series bagging the highest peak viewership in any Esports match in history, excluding Chinese platforms.

The FFWS 2021 SG more than doubled its peak viewership for the Free Fire World Series 2019 Rio, which attracted 2 million viewers, and then a world record high for a mobile Esports tournaments, according to Esports charts.

Team TG from Pakistan will be receiving a qualifying prize of $40,000 despite of not participating and travelling for FFWS in Singapore due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Team Pheonix Force reigns supreme

The dominating team, Phoenix Force from Thailand, was crowned the FFWS 2021 SG champions. They took home the World Series title and US $500,000 in prize money after claiming 4 Booyahs and 48 kills enroute to staggering 113 points.

The team closed the tournament 36 points ahead of second-placed team LOUD from Brazil (77 points), and third-placed team Silence from CIS (73 points).

Team Phoenix Force’s victory represents the first World Series victory for Thailand, after team Corinthians from Brazil won the Free Fire World Series 2019 Rio in front of their home fans.

Having scored 23 kills, the Cruz from the leading team was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for his consistently impressive performance throughout the series.

More on the series

The FFWS 2021 SG brought to Singapore 18 teams from 11 regions as they competed for a US$2,000,000 prize pool – Free Fire’s largest ever.

Points were awarded based on round ranking and the number of kills.

All of the matches were broadcast live. To replay any of the high-octane action, head over to Free Fire Pakistan's YouTube channel.

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The company champions social and entertainment experiences through games, enabling its communities to engage and interact. Garena is also a leading eSports organiser and hosts some of the world’s biggest eSports events.

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