KARACHI: Free Fire and Jazz Game Now join hands to launch a new esports tournament, Game Now Free Fire Sea Invitational Qualifiers (FFSIQ). It will feature a prize pool valued at PKR 2 million sponsored by Game Now.
Free Fire is the world’s leading mobile battle royale game with over 1 Billion downloads and has been at the forefront of the esports revolution in Pakistan. Free Fire & Game Now remain committed to empowering the youth through opportunity and developing a sustainable ecosystem for eSports in Pakistan.
Commenting on the occasion, – Syed Babar, Head of Digital Marketing, Jazz, said, “Through the Game Now FFSIQ program, we are committed to providing a platform for Pakistani gamers to showcase their skills and take the first step towards becoming professional esports players. This partnership will contribute to the growth of the esports industry in Pakistan and serve as a source of inspiration for young people across the country.”
With a focus on mobile and PC games, Game Now has created a platform that allows players to compete in various games, including popular titles such as Free Fire, Call of Duty Mobile, and many more paving the way for a new generation of gamers in Pakistan and beyond.
Free Fire Esports will launch the FFSI this year, a new multiregional tournament designed to focus on the rivalries between competitive regions. Set to take place in May, the FFSI will host 18 teams from around the globe. The Game Now FFSIQ champion team will earn the chance to represent Pakistan at the global stage at this year’s FFSI.
Garena is a leading global online games developer and publisher. Free Fire, its self-developed mobile battle royale title, was the most downloaded mobile game in the world in 2019, 2020, and 2021, according to data.ai, previously known as App Annie.
Garena is run by passionate gamers and has a unique understanding of what gamers want. It exclusively licenses and publishes hit titles from global partners – such as Arena of Valor and Call of Duty: Mobile – in selected markets globally. Garena 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.
Garena is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Garena, Sea’s other core businesses include its e-commerce arm, Shopee, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.