Looks like Free Fire’s canceled India Championship 2020 is coming back… using a new format. This event has been hinted by Free Fire India’s official Facebook handle 4 days ago, on August 2. Finally, the mystery has been revealed with an official announcement about Free Fire India Championship 2020’s revival.

FFIC 2020 is finally back
FFIC 2020 is finally back

1 - What’s the new format of FFIC 2020?

The tournament would now be held using the same format as Free Fire Battle Arena and Free Fire Brawler Bash. Looks like this decision was made after the developers saw the success of the two online tournaments. 2020 was supposed to be a breakthrough year for Free Fire, with the developers pouring even more money into it.

2 - What is the schedule for registration and qualifiers?

Registrations will be held using the in-game Free Fire Cup Mode. This phase would start on August 13 and last for one week - until August 21. Each team must have at least 4 players, with a maximum of 5 (1 sub player).

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After registration, each team would get 8 tickets to play FFC on August 16, between 16:00 to 21:00 IST. One ticket would be consumed for a match and the results of the best 5/8 matches would be counted.

All qualified teams would then be selected for League Qualifier matches, which would be played on August 24 and 25. There would be a Playoffs round and a Final round after this, but no details are available yet. We would share them as soon as they are up.

3 - What is the prize pool for Free Fire India Championship 2020?

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The expected prize pool is of ₹35,00,000 (US$ 50,000), about the same as the previously announced 2020 edition of the tournament.

  • Champions – IN₹15,00,000 ($ 21,000)
  • Runner ups – IN₹6,00,000 ($ 8,500)
  • 3rd place finish – IN₹3,00,000 ($ 4,200)
  • 4th place finish – IN₹1,50,000 ($ 2,100)
  • 5th-7th place finish – IN₹1,00,000 ($ 1400)
  • 8th-9th place finish – IN₹70,000 ($ 1000)
  • 10th-12th place finish – IN₹50,000 ($ 700)
  • 13th-24th place finish – IN₹30,000 ($ 400)

With this tournament, Free Fire has climbed to PUBG Mobile's level of prize money - this would attract many more pro players to the game, enabling a much more competitive pro scene.

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