- FFWS 2021 SG becomes one of the largest Esports streams in the MENA region
- Team Phoenix Force from Thailand emerged champions of FFWS 2021 SG; Team Phoenix Force’s TheCruz named MVP
- FFWS 2021 SG more than doubles FFWS 2019 Rio’s peak viewership figure
Dubai: The Finals of the Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore (FFWS 2021 SG) hit a peak of 5.4 million concurrent viewers, excluding Chinese platforms, according to Esports Charts.
The livestream was also one of the most watched esports streams in the MENA region. Under the gaming category on YouTube, the FFWS livestream trended at #1 position in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Oman, and #2 position in Egypt and Jordan while trending between #4 and #8 in many other MENA countries, totalling 5 million views.
The Arabic streaming clocked 136,000 concurrent viewers and made it one of the largest Arabic esports streaming on YouTube, as per Esports Charts.
FFWS 2021 SG’s peak concurrent viewership figure of 5.4 million more than doubles 2019’s World Series record
The FFWS 2021 SG more than doubled its peak viewership for the Free Fire World Series 2019 Rio, which attracted 2 million peak concurrent viewers, then a world record high for a mobile esports tournament, according to Esports Charts.
Team Phoenix Force from Thailand crowned world champions at FFWS 2021 SG; Team Phoenix Force’s TheCruz named MVP
Team Phoenix Force from Thailand were crowned the FFWS 2021 SG champions after dominating in the Finals. They took home the World Series title and US$500,000 in prize money after claiming 4 Booyahs and 48 kills en route to a staggering 113 points.
Team Phoenix Force 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.
Team Phoenix Force’s TheCruz was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for his consistent performances throughout the FFWS 2021 SG, after scoring an impressive 23 kills.
MENA teams at FFWS 2021
The FFWS also saw the teams from MENA improve on their previous performance at the global stage with VIP E-Sport coming 10th place in the final coming in the 2nd place after Phoenix Force team after the 2nd round while the DEA team got to the 5th place during the play-ins.
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 Esports Official YouTube channel.
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