Government has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Singaporean game company Garena and BIGO to host a Season 2 of Free Fire Pakistan League 2021 (FFPL 2).
The massive Free Fire tournament will be backed by E-PAK, an initiative by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MOIB) to encourage e-gaming in the country.
Fawad Chaudhry, the Minister of Information, made the statement in a tweet shared on the government’s official Twitter account.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting introduces E-PAK biggest Esports initiative of Pakistan starting with Free Fire Pakistan league.— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) July 19, 2021
In this regard, @MoIB_Official has signed an MoU with Garena and Bigo Pakistan.
~Federal Minister of Information, @fawadchaudhry pic.twitter.com/RgnJPW1lu5
Minister Chaudhry discussed the new breakthrough, revealing that under his ministry’s Esports initiative, Garena’s world-famous Free Fire Premier League will be conducted in Pakistan for the first time at the national level.
He thanked the government for taking such a massive step to assist youngsters aged 12 and up in participating in online sports and related activities, saying, “Children who are interested in sports have a chance to become millionaires at the age of 12.”
In terms of exposure for the younger generation, the minister stated that the Free Fire tournament will be attended by some of the world’s biggest companies.
The upcoming Free Fire Premier League in Pakistan will have a prize pool of Rs. 10 million and is expected to attract 567 teams.
The competition winner will be automatically qualified for the Free Fire World Series 2021, a multi-million dollar worldwide tournament scheduled for later this year.
More information regarding the event will be released by Free Fire in the following weeks, and fans of the game should remain tuned for updates.
Free Fire Pakistan League 2021 Season 2 registrations
Registration for the tournament will open from the 21st of July 2021 and will continue till the 23rd of July. Teams from 6 cities namely Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan, and Faisalabad can register for the tournament.