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EWar Launches Free Fire Premier League

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The tournament titled ‘Free Fire Premiere League’ (FPL) is witnessing participation from several thousands of FreeFire gamers from 6 different states of India, i.e. Karnataka, Delhi, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Telangana and Maharashtra.

Bengaluru, March 10: EWar Games has announced the launch of an IPL-like mega-franchise gaming tournament for the Garena Free Fire gamers’ community in India.

The tournament titled ‘Free Fire Premiere League’ (FPL) is witnessing participation from several thousands of FreeFire gamers from 6 different states of India, i.e. Karnataka, Delhi, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Telangana and Maharashtra.

For the first time in the esports history of the nation, Bengaluru-headquartered gaming start-up has launched this tournament which will be held over a 15-day period (5th March to 20th March 2021)—features a whopping prize pool of ₹1.5 lakh. The winner, 1st runners-up and 2nd runners up of FPL will be rewarded with cash prizes of ₹ 1 lakh, 30,000 and 10,000 respectively, whereas the ‘Best Underdog Team’ of the Tournament will also, win prize money of ₹ 10,000.

Speaking about the tournament, Parth Chadha, Founder & CEO, EWar Games says, “The past few months have proven to be full of excitement for the Garena Free Fire gaming community in India, with a a large number of Free Fire tournaments being held across the country. To take the passion of Free Fire gaming to the next level, we thought of coming up with this IPL-like mega extravaganza named Free Fire Premier League, wherein 26 ‘invited teams’ and 5000 ‘underdog teams’ from 6 states of India will battle out with each other for BOOYAH, but only one of them will emerge as the ultimate winner once the tournament is over. We are excited and looking forward to witness an action-packed and mind-blowing gaming battle over the next two weeks, in what we believe is the biggest and grandest Free Fire gaming event of our country.”

“In the recent past, we at EWar have organized some of the best and most-loved esports tournaments in the country. Our latest success was with Free Fire Maha Sangram, where several major T1 teams of India played and competed with underdog teams. Now with the roll-out of FPL, we are hoping to continue with the same momentum and bring together a big chunk of the Free Fire gaming community of India. Moving forward, we have a number of even bigger events/tournaments lined up for the next 4 months, post which we also have plans to host the 2nd season of FPL where we will be trying to include Free Fire gamers from all the key states of the nation,” adds Parth Chadha.

In Season 1 of FPL, around 9 games (matches) will be played on a daily basis. The League will be progressing through a series of consecutive stages — 45 qualifiers’ matches with 540 teams, 18 quarter-final matches with 90 teams, and 16 semi-final matches with 24 teams. Among some of the notable ‘invited’ teams who have confirmed participation in the current season of FPL are: Total Gaming, TSG, Lokesh Gamer, Nonstop Gaming, Nayeem Aalam, Villian Gaming, Techno Banda, Enigma Gaming and Jigs Official.

Before the Semi-Finals and Final phase of the tournament, 6 franchise/state owners will participate in a virtual-wallet-based auction (somewhat similar to the real-money based auction that happens before IPL) to bid for the 12 top ‘invited teams’ of the tournament, and each owner will be buying/owning 2 teams. Following the bidding process, these teams will be allotted to their respective state and will enter the tournament to play against the qualified ‘underdog teams’ from the preceding stages. Among the team owners are Mr. Nimish Raut, Fnatic India Head & Delhi owner and Mr. Rushindra Sinha, Founder of Global Esports & Maharashtra owner.

Garena Free Fire is one of the most-played multiplayer battle Royale’ games in India and the world. Following the PUBG ban in India last year, the game has witnessed a phenomenal rise in popularity amongst Indian gamers and has been consistently blowing up the charts in terms of download numbers, revenue, user base, etc. The game is also one of the most popular games on EWar’s mobile gaming app.

EWar is on a mission to take the esports scene in India to bigger and better levels in order to match the global esports frenzy, and to that end, the start-up has been organizing a lot of e-sports tournament franchises in the recent past to help esports players/gamers showcase their gaming talents and eventually gain high levels of recognition and success just like the Cricket players of our country.

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