After the disappointing cancellation of the Free Fire Worlds Series, many fans were left pondering when the next iteration of the tournament would take place. Fortunately, we now have an answer. Garena announced today in a press release the return of the Free Fire World Series next year - May 2022. While there was no mention of where the tournament will be held, we have dates to look forward to.
The play-ins for FFWS 2022 will begin on 14 May, and the grand finals will be on 21 May. Regional qualifiers will be held in the coming months, so look forward to those. The regions and teams haven't been announced yet but more details should be relased in the coming months though we don't expect it should be too different from FFWS earlier this year, especially after its success. FFWS 2021 had the highest peak viewership of any esports match in history with 5.4 million concurrent online viewers, excluding Chinese platforms, according to Esports Charts.
In the meantime, there's still plenty of top-tier Free Fire action in the coming weeks - we've got the Asia Championship and EMEA Invitational happening from 20-27 November to keep you fans satisfied! Stay tuned to eGG Network for more news.
We've crowned the best Dota 2, League of Legends, and CS:GO teams this year, and now it's time to find out who the best Wild Rift team in the world is. If you've been looking forward to seeing all the top Wild Rift teams globally go head to head against each other, you won't have to wait for long. The Horizon Cup is about to kick off this Saturday and this is the first time we'll get to see how each region stacks up against each other.
From China, we have Da Kun Gaming and ThunderTalk Gaming, with the former qualifying through the Spark Invitational 2021 through a 4-1 victory over Team For Champion, while the latter went through the gruelling 2022 LPL Qualifiers. Both teams look good and are from a strong region, so they'll be the ones to look out for at the event. KT Rolster came from Wild Rift Champions Korea where they went undefeated (7-0) in the playoffs, another scary team to look out for.
The SEA representatives, SBTC Esports (Vn) and Team Secret (Ph) emerged from the bloodbath that was the highly competitive SEA Championship. Both teams are looking strong and have the pride of our region on their backs - make sure you give them all your support!
Team Queso are from Wild Rift Origin Series, the EMEA regional circuit, and have been doing well in their region, snagging a lot of 1st and 2nd place spots in tournaments they've been competing in. Tribe Gaming NA are from North America, one of the last regions to receive the game so it'll be interesting to see if they have caught up to the rest of the world or if they will be leading the charge with a new perspective. The team only dropped a single game on their run to the grand finals and have won 12 of the last 17 tournaments they entered. TSM, a staple of the LoL scene that almost made it to Worlds this year, will be making their international debut at this event.
Sengoku Gaming has been dominating Japan for some time and will look to repeat that achievement at the Horizon Cup. eBRO Gaming look like the underdog of the tournament. Prior to Lolcito Salvaje Abierto, the team has struggled to win any prize money, so placing well at this event will be the biggest achievement they can accomplish.
In addition to the countless streams in various languages that will be broadcasting the Horizon Cup, you can catch all the action live on eGG Network TV, starting this Saturday (13 November) at 6 PM. Wild Rift Esports Facebook Page, Official Site, Liquipedia.
After months of training and competing in the PUBG Mobile Professional League, Team Secret have come out as victors of PMPL SEA Season 4! It looks like their plan of doing the bare minimum during the league stage paid off. By barely qualifying for the Grand Finals, Team Secret looked shaky coming into the final weekend, but their performance said otherwise. The Malaysian squad won a total of 4 Chicken Dinners in the PMPL SEA S4 Grand Finals, the most out of any team at the event, including the last one to conclude the tournament. They were the most consistent team, finishing top 4 in 9 out of 15 rounds.
Congratulations to Fredo, iShotz, MADTOI, Jumper, Y2K, KiD and Seraveem. The boys have made Malaysia proud with this victory! Well played to the other Malaysian teams as well, with 4Rivals finishing 4th, Geek Fam 6th, and AXIS RedONE at 8th.
Joining Team Secret at PMGC will be 4Rivals, FaZe, BTR RA and MS Chonburi - where they will face off against teams from the rest of the world for the ultimate title - and a cut of the $6,000,000 prize pool. The action continues 30 November - 24 December, stay tuned to eGG Network for all the latest news and updates!
The most hyped series of the whole tournament took place tonight, in the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting arena, Iceland. Could EDward Gaming (EDG) win their first League of Legends Championship title or would Damwon Kia (DK) pull off a back-to-back Worlds victory?
Game 1 was expertly played by EDG while game 2 was a stomp in the opposite direction. Game 3 started off close, but when it mattered, DK won the team fight to close out the game. Game 4 belonged to EDG all the way - securing 4 Drakes and a Baron to swiftly close out the game.
It all boiled down to the final game of the series, game 5 which started off on even footing for both teams. Neither team were interested in overextending. At 23 minutes, EDG won a decisive teamfight which gave them access to their third drake of the game. However, 5 minutes later, DK snuck a Baron kill which seemed to be their ticket back into the game. Unfazed, EDG quickly nipped their momentum in the bud by out-teamfighting the LCK squad to win a 5 for 1 trade.
At 37 minutes, EDG scored a free kill on Canyon which secured them a Baron and a free march down the top lane. DK managed to fend off EDG after losing one Nexus Turret but it wasn't enough to bring them back into the game. EDG secured the Elder Dragon, which was enough for them to overpower DK and close out the game. EDG are your Worlds Champions!
And that concludes Worlds 2021, resetting the LPL/LCK cycle. Will EDG be able to stay on top in the coming season? Stay tuned to eGG Network for more news and updates on your favourite esports tournaments.
If you've ever wondered how good younger students are at Mobile Legends: Bang Bang these days, you're in luck! Thanks to FIGHT Esports and KITAMEN, you'll be able to catch secondary school students in action this weekend, at the Level Up KL Junior Cup 2021. Broadcast live this weekend, as one of MDEC’s Malaysia Digital Creativity Festival (MYDCF) 2021's programs, a total of 8 teams will compete for their share of the RM5,000 prize pool.
While we don't know much about the players competing, it's nice to see something catered to younger players since they don't have many opportunities out there. With the plethora of tournaments for college/university and professionals, this tournament will be a nice breath of fresh air! Perhaps we'll see some of these kids again in the future.
For more info, check out the official website. Tune in to KITAMEN's YouTube Channel, TikTok or FIGHT Esports TikTok on 6-7 November, 10 AM to watch the grand finals live. Support the next generation of MLBB players!
PUBG MOBILE Publishing has just teased the hottest crossover we've had since PUBG Mobile x Baby Shark last week. If you thought that announcement was wild, wait until you see what they announced today: PUBG Mobile x Arcane! Looks like Riot's promotion for the animated series knows no bounds. On second thought, knowing that Tencent has a stake in both companies, the collaboration makes a lot of sense, but it was never something that we thought we'd see happen in this lifetime, especially with how wildly different both games are.
There's not much to go on at the moment besides the very exciting teaser image but the announcement mentions that they will be bringing "characters, items and locations from its upcoming series, Arcane" and "new game areas and gameplay modes inspired by Arcane to the world of PUBG MOBILE." The content will be part of the version 1.7 update that is slated for release in mid-November (16th according to the poster). From what we can see, there's going to be Jinx, Vi, Caitlyn and Jayce, Piltover-looking architecture, and hex crystals. We can only imagine what kind of gameplay it's going to entail, but the idea of a PUBG Mobile MOBA sounds great!
Who knows, maybe this will be the first of many collaborations between the two developers to come. Perhaps we'll get PUBG Mobile x Valorant in the future? What do you guys hope to see? Stay tuned to eGG Network and we'll keep you posted!