Free Fire Champions Cup and Free Fire World Series announced

Free Fire, the world’s most popular mobile battle royale game, has lined up its major esports tournaments and milestones for the year ahead, creating even more opportunities for its global community of gamers to get involved. Building on a successful 2019, Free Fire will host up to 4 international esports tournaments for 2020, with up to $2M in total prize pool up for grabs.

Southeast Asia to host Free Fire’s first global tournament of 2020

The first international tournament of the new year for Free Fire – the Free Fire Champions Cup 2020 – will be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia on April, 19 2020. Qualifiers for the Free Fire Champions Cup 2020 have already begun, where the top 12 teams from 9 regions will emerge from local and regional qualifiers. This marks the return of the global tournament to Southeast Asia, where the first-ever global tournament for Free Fire was held – Free Fire World Cup 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.The Free Fire World Cup 2019 saw our first global champion – Team Evos Capital from Indonesia – being crowned. During their impressive showing, Free Fire World Cup reached over 1 million peak concurrent views on YouTube, which was then the largest simultaneous online crowd for an esports event on the platform, according to Esports Charts.

Free Fire World Series 2020 returns to Brazil after record-breaking 2019

The Free Fire World Series (FFWS) will continue for its second edition in November 2020, with the finals being played in Brazil once more. The reception for 2019’s World Series was one of Free Fire’s highlights of 2019 – the finals of FFWS 2019 had over 2 million peak concurrent viewers online, which is a world record high for a mobile esports tournament, according to Esports Charts. In total, 2019’s World Series racked up over 130 million online views around the world.At the most recent Free Fire World Series 2019, Team Corinthians from Brazil became the first Free Fire team to win a global tournament on home soil – will that home court advantage happen for the second year running?Free Fire World Series 2019 attracted more than 2 million peak concurrent views online, which is a world record high for a mobile esports tournament, according to Esports Charts. In total, the World Series racked up over 100 million online views around the world. The biggest Free Fire event of the year, the World Series tournament, brought together 12 teams who earned the number one seed from regional leagues to compete for a total prize pool of $400,000. Brazil’s top DJ and record producer Alok, Brazilian star Mano Brown & MC Jottapê opened the event with an exclusive performance. As Free Fire’s first resident DJ, Alok performed his recently released Vale Vale.

Rounding off 2020 with a total of 4 global Free Fire tournaments

Free Fire fans would not have to wait long for the next exciting international tournament after the Free Fire Champions Cup 2020 in April. For the first time in 2020, there will be two additional first-of-its-kind Free Fire global tournaments taking place in June and July. More details will be revealed at a later date.

About Free Fire

Free Fire is the ultimate survival shooter game available on mobile. Each 10-minute game places you on a remote island where you are pit against 49 other players, all seeking survival. Players freely choose their starting point with their parachute, and aim to stay in the safe zone for as long as possible. Drive vehicles to explore the vast map, hide in trenches, or become invisible by proning under grass. Ambush, snipe, survive, there is only one goal: to survive and answer the call of duty.

[Survival shooter in its original form]
Search for weapons, stay in the play zone, loot your enemies and become the last man standing. Along the way, go for legendary airdrops while avoiding airstrikes to gain that little edge against other players.

[10 minutes, 50 players, epic survival goodness awaits]
Fast and Lite gameplay – Within 10 minutes, a new survivor will emerge. Will you go beyond the call of duty and be the one under the shining lite?

[4-man squad, with in-game voice chat]
Create squads of up to 4 players and establish communication with your squad at the very first moment. Answer the call of duty and lead your friends to victory and be the last team standing at the apex.

[Realistic and smooth graphics]
Easy to use controls and smooth graphics promises the best survival experience you will find on mobile to help you immortalize your name among the legends.

Free Fire VS COD Mobile, Which One is Better For You?

Garena Free Fire and Call of Duty Mobile look pretty similar at the first glance, but the truth is they can be really far apart from each other. This guide will help you be more familiar with the differences between the two games, so you can figure out which game is better for you according to your preferences and play style.

Let’s start off by talking about the characters.


Both Free Fire and Call of Duty Mobile give you options to choose from different characters, but even within these there are quite a few differences.

Call of Duty Mobile has characters only in the Battle Royale mode. Each character has its own role, like the medic, whose primary role is to heal and revive the teammates, helping them survive till the end. Then you have the scout, who is helpful in tracking enemies from far off, and the defender, who can place a shield in the battlefield, giving teammates some cover and reducing the incoming damage. These classes are available to everyone, and you can play using any class, depending on what play style you prefer.

Free Fire is a little different in this, the first major difference being that you start off with 2 free characters, and you can continue to unlock more by simply playing the game. You don’t have to spend any money at all. You can even get some characters for free, just for logging into the game. And most of the remaining characters you’ll be able to by using the in-game currency you earn by playing matches. The only issue is that there are a few characters that you can purchase only with diamonds, and for these diamonds, you have to spend real-life money, there’s no other way.

These characters all have their own skills, and you can unlock even more skills for each of them by levelling them up and buying specific skills. Each character has their own unique skills, so if you have a very specific play style, you can focus on unlocking a particular character and give more attention to upgrading it.

Let’s move on and talk about the Battle Royale mode.

Battle Royale

In Call of Duty Mobile, the Battle Royale mode has a total of 100 players in the battlefield, including the player. And you don’t just have to worry about the enemies and the blue zone, as there are also zombies on the map who can kill you if easily if you’re not careful. If you play smart, you can even trick your enemies and use them to your advantage.

As the game has 100 players, the matches can last for a longer time, and you’ll find a lot of different types of loot, ranging from pistols to SMGs to Shotguns and Sniper Rifles.

On the other hand, Free Fire only has a total of 50 players in the Battle Royale mode. This means the matches are a lot shorter. Even the weapon variety is a lot less in Free Fire compared to COD Mobile.

These are some of the major differences between the two games. Now, the question is: Which game should you choose?

If the only mode you want to play is the Battle Royale, it depends on how much time you’re willing to spend in the game. If you’re okay with longer games and want to go against more enemies on bigger maps, then COD Mobile is the game for you, with its huge arsenal of weapons and epic 100 player Battle Royale fights.

But on the other hand, if you don’t want too spend too much time in one match and like to experiment with different characters, skills and play styles, then Free Fire might be better for you. You’ll spend a lot of time unlocking the characters and having fun with them, but the individual matches will be comparatively shorter.

If you want to try modes other than just Battle Royale, then you don’t need to look further than COD Mobile. In addition to the Battle Royale, it has the classic Call of Duty multiplayer modes like Team Deathmatch, Domination and Search and Destroy, all of which have a different taste and are incredibly fun.

Let us know in the comments which game you like the best! And make sure to keep checking more guides regularly for both Free Fire and Call of Duty Mobile.

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PUBG VS Free Fire – Which One is For You?

PUBG Mobile and Free Fire are two of the most popular games on smartphones right now, and if you’re planning to get into either of them, trying to figure out which one suits you the most might not be very easy to do. That’s why we’ve prepared this guide comparing the two games to help you out. Let’s see what both games have to offer, shall we?


Free Fire has a lot of characters. You start off with two free characters and can unlock more as you play. Most of the characters can be unlocked by normally progressing through the game. You can even buy them, should you choose, and some can even be obtained via login bonus. But some characters are locked behind a paywall in that you need to buy them with diamonds, which in turn are purchased with real-world currency.

Additionally, each character in Free Fire has their unique skill or ability. And you can unlock more by leveling up the character. Depending on your playstyle, you can level up the corresponding skills and double down on it.

On the other hand, PUBG Mobile is quite simple. The battle royale mode has no character system. Everyone has the same character, though you can change the appearance. Everyone starts out the same and there are no skills to unlock. There are characters in the Evo mode, but they can’t be used in the Battle Royale.

The Battle Royale Mode

PUBG has made battle royale the most popular game mode in India and a lot of other countries. In PUBG Mobile’s Battle Royale mode, 100 players drop on a map and the aim is to be the last man or the last squad standing. It’s a simple concept: escape from the Blue Zone, kill your enemies, stay away from the red areas and survive till the end.

In Free Fire, there are only 50 players in a match, and the map is much smaller. So not only do the matches are shorter, you can get into combat much faster because of the smaller map.

Both games have a pretty good variety of weapons, skins and attachments. So which one should you go for?

Even people who are not really into gaming are somewhat familiar with PUBG Mobile. So if you’re just looking to dabble into games with your friends, PUBG Mobile is your best bet as you can easily find people to play with and chances are some of your friends are already playing it. Additionally, PUBG Mobile has a much bigger esports scene right now, so you can even take part in tournaments should you want to.

On the other hand, Free Fire has a lot of unique things to add to the battle royale formula, like characters. The matches are shorter and fast-paced, unlike PUBG where one game can take a while. With the different skills and weapons, you can experiment a lot more in Free Fire, especially if you like trying out different playstyles.

In the end, irrespective of which game you pick, you can always take part in the tournaments for it on GamingMonk.

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