- According to Fawad Chaudhry, the Free Fire Pakistan League would promote e-sports in the nation.
- The tournament’s 12 team captains meet with Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.
- On January 13, Pakistan recognised e-sports to be regular sports.
ISLAMABAD: The Free Fire Pakistan League tournament final will be held on October 10 in Karachi.
Speaking to a delegation held of the leaders of the 12 teams participating in the tournament, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the Free Fire Pakistan League is the country’s first-ever e-sports tournament.
He said that the tournament would promote e-sports among the country’s youth.
In the tournament, players may earn prizes of up to Rs10 million, he said.
The grand final of the Free Fire Pakistan League tournament will take held on October 10 in Karachi, according to the information minister.
E-sports were recognised regular sports in Pakistan on January 13 after the signing of a pact between the Pakistan Sports Board and the Pakistan Science Foundation. Earlier this year, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting hinted at new possibilities for e-gamers.
Fawad Chaudhry, true to his promise, launched the Free Fire League on July 19 — Pakistan’s first national e-sports project. The Ministry of Information has inked a memorandum of understanding with Garena and Bigo, who will sponsor the event, for this reason.
Free Fire is a game created by Garena, a well-known Singaporean game development firm.
Fawad Chaudry has offered a Rs10 million reward and a chance to fight worldwide for the winner.
“Children as young as 12 years old who are interested in e-sports have a chance to become millionaires via e-sports,” stated the information minister.
“This is a fantastic chance for Pakistan’s youth, and it will help the e-sports sector grow, while additional gaming firms will be able to join the market,” he said.