Free Fire, a popular mobile battle royale game, wrapped up its action-packed online squad mode tournament yesterday – the Free Fire Battle Arena (FFBA). Open to all players on the Indian server (India, Bangladesh, and Nepal), the FFBA saw the region’s best teams battling it out from their homes to win big from a prize pool of 3,00,000 diamonds.
What started off with more than 5,00,000 teams participating in the online qualifier stage culminated in a gripping finale, with Team-8bit taking home the championship and 1,00,000 diamonds.
The FFBA was the first Free Fire tournament for players in Bangladesh and Nepal. Teams from both countries put in strong performances, with two teams from Nepal advancing all the way to the finals. Royal_Gurkhaa and Nepal-Esport ultimately finished in 11th and 12th place respectively.
The FFBA generated high interest from the community, with millions of fans tuning in to catch the high-octane action online. All of the games – including the league, playoffs, and the grand finale – were broadcast on the Free Fire Esports India YouTube and Free Fire India channels, with local shout casters providing commentary in Hindi. These live streams attracted more than 38,00,000 cumulative views in total across all platforms.
The tournament kicked off with the league stage, where the top 24 teams were divided into 4 groups of 6 teams each. These 4 groups competed over 6 match days, and the top 2 teams from each group qualified for the finals, filling in the first 8 slots. Playoffs were held for the remaining slots. The teams ranked 3-5 from each of the 4 groups participated in one-day best-of-6 format matches for a wildcard entry to the last 4 spots in the finals.