Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Hotshot Esports Clinches Jazz GameNow Free Fire PWCQ Championship Title and Ticket to Represent Pakistan at the Esports World Cup: Free Fire

In collaboration with Jazz and GameNow, Garena Free Fire hosted a nation-wide esports league that served as a qualifier to the Esports World Cup: Free Fire happening in Riyadh this July. The Grand Finals of the Jazz GameNow Free Fire Pakistan World Cup Qualifiers (FFPWCQ), which took place on June 2, saw Hotshot Esports claim the crown to earn its slot in the inaugural Esports World Cup (EWC). Courtesy of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Lahore and Municipal Corporation Lahore Administrator, University of Punjab was lit up with roaring cheers as attendees witnessed thrilling matches between the top twelve teams.

Next Generation Esports (NGES) were the official broadcast sponsors for this event, and subsequently also looked after league operations and event management. They have been affiliated with Free Fire since 2021 and have been the leading esports event organisers in Pakistan.

FFPWCQ marks Free Fire’s third lan event in the city of Lahore and the first outing at the iconic premises in University of Punjab, which was sponsored by DC of Lahore, Rafia Haider. Haider was among esteemed guests at the event.

Commenting on the occasion, Rafia Haider, DC of Lahore said, “It’s always a pleasure to bring new initiatives to the youth of Lahore and provide entertainment opportunities to them of their liking. We are glad to play our part in enhancing the esports ecosystem of Pakistan. Lahore has become the hub of esports events in Pakistan and will continue to prosper Insha Allah!”

Ali Fahad, VP Marketing Jazz and Falak Gondal from Garena distributed the winning prize to Hotshot.

Ali Fahad, Vice President Marketing at Jazz, presented the winning team with the ticket to Saudi Arabia for the EWC and commented saying “Jazz is proud to have played a pivotal role in the remarkable growth of the country’s gaming ecosystem. Our strategic partnership with Free Fire for the Esports World Cup aligns with our commitment to fueling the growth and development of the esports landscape. By providing a platform for local talent to shine and represent Pakistan on a global stage, we’re empowering gamers to reach new heights. Our gaming superpower, Game Now, has played a pivotal role in growing the local gaming industry, and we’re dedicated to partnering with leading ESports games like Free Fire to drive adoption and foster a vibrant esports gaming community.”

Hotshot Esports will now go on to compete at the global stage against the best teams from FFWS SEA Spring, the first splits of FFWS Brazil and FFWS LATAM, and representatives from MEA, to compete for a slice of the USD$1,000,000 prize pool. Additionally, the winner of the Esports World Cup: Free Fire will earn a ticket to compete in the Free Fire World Series Global Finals 2024 as the first team to secure a slot in Free Fire’s largest tournament.

 Stay tuned to the official Pakistan Garena Free Fire Esports channels for exciting updates:

Free Fire can be downloaded on both the Apple iOS App and Google Play store.

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