Garena announces an exciting esports roadmap for Free Fire in India for 2022: Garena has announced a slate of exciting Free Fire tournaments for India in 2022. With a prize pool of more than 2.7 crore INR and four blockbuster tournaments across two pro-circuits next year, Free Fire is building on an already successful year for esports in 2021. During Free Fire’s fourth year in India, Garena will host one major tournament every quarter, ensuring a steady flow of esports events throughout the year.
Teams and players from all over the country will be welcome to compete in the tournaments, giving everyone the chance to compete against the best. There will then be laddering up to Free Fire’s international tournaments, which are some of the most exciting and watched mobile esports events around the world.
Garena also announced that a series of smaller, community-focused tournaments are in the works and will be announced soon. With a quarter-by-quarter tournament schedule, Garena promises a steady stream of esports events in 2022
Free Fire India Pro Esports Circuit 2022
During the 2022 esports season, Garena will hold two pro seasons that will feature two major tournaments. The first will be the Free Fire Pro League (FFPL) followed by the Free Fire India Championship (FFIC). A total prize pool of more than 1.35 crore INR will be awarded in each Pro season.
In 2022, Garena will host the following four blockbuster Free Fire events in India:
- Free Fire India Championship 2022
- Spring Free Fire Pro League 2022
- Summer Free Fire India Championship 2022
- Fall Free Fire Pro League 2022 Winter
The season of Pro Esports Circuit will begin with FFIC 2022 Spring, as this tournament will be the first to be held. This means that FFPL teams in the top six of 2021 Winter will be directly invited to FFIC 2022 Spring.
Free Fire India Championship 2022
As part of Free Fire’s international tournaments, each FFIC will function as the national qualifier. In this competition, the best teams from across India will compete for 1 crore INR in prize money.
There are two ways for teams to qualify for the FFIC league stage:
- Finish in the top six of the previous Free Fire Pro League season
- Obtain a top 12 ranking in the FFIC closed qualifiers stage
In the in-game qualifiers, Free Fire Cup, all teams and players who are interested in esports will be able to participate. Top teams from the Free Fire Cup will proceed to the closed qualifiers, where they will contend against the teams ranked 7th through 12th in the Free Fire Pro League. Teams in this bracket will compete for the remaining 12 spots in the FFIC league. A series of matches will follow over the course of the FFIC league stage, which consists of 18 teams. The top six teams will proceed instantly to qualify to the grand finals, while the remaining 12 teams will compete in the play-ins for the remaining six slots.
Free Fire Pro League 2022
There will be 18 teams in each Pro League tournament – the 12 finalists from the previous season’s FFIC and the top six teams from the open qualifiers. A prize pool of 35 lakhs INR will be awarded in each Pro League tournament, and the top seeds will qualify for the next FFIC.
Six of the top ten teams will move directly into the next FFIC league stage, while the seventh to 12th teams will skip the open qualifiers and advance directly to the closed qualifiers.
Free Fire India Championship 2022 Spring
For the FFIC spring of 2022, the top six finalists from the FFPL winter of 2021 will advance directly to the spring league stage. After FFPL 2021 Winter, the remaining six finalists will compete in the closed qualifiers for the remaining 12 spots of the league stage, alongside teams that advance from the open qualifiers. In the FFIC 2022 Spring grand finals, the top 12 teams from the league stage will compete.