Cairo, Egypt – Under the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and in collaboration with the Egyptian e-Sports Federation, Garena, a leading global online developer, and publisher, has announced Free Fire’s first major local esports tournament in Egypt, ” Free Fire: Battle of Egypt”.
The tournament will take place between August and September and will have a prize pool of 500,000 Egyptian pounds. The registration of the tournament started earlier this month and it has received more than 131,000 participants from the best sportspersons of the country and it will go on till August 10.
Leading the ceremony, Dr. Ashraf Sobi, Minister for Youth and Sports emphasized on the role of electronic games, which are one of the important aspects of the telecom industry, and how it has become a favorite platform for many youth. He also highlighted the contribution of the electronic game industry to the growth of the economy in terms of the value of direct selling and stimulating innovation, creativity and technology development.
The Sports Minister pointed to the ministry’s support for the Egyptian Federation of Electronic Games, and to implement its vision by launching a package of various events and competitions throughout Egypt, praising the many competitions and championships implemented by the Federation. followed it for. during the previous period.
The President of the e-Sports Federation, Sherif Abdel-Baki, thanked the Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Ashraf Sobi, for his support, emphasizing that the Federation is keen on intensifying electronic competitions as planned by the Federation in Egypt’s governorates. Is. ,
Abdel-Beki said that the coming period will see a major rebound at all levels of e-sports in Egypt, due to the cooperation between federations, ministries, professionals, players and some other organizations to arrange multiple tournaments.
Finally Free Fire players and fans in Egypt who wish to participate in the tournament can register online here: https://thebattleofegypt.ff.garena.com.
Garena is a leading global online game developer and publisher. According to App Annie, Free Fire, its self-developed mobile battle royale title, was the most downloaded mobile game in the world in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Garena is run by passionate gamers and has a unique understanding of what gamers need. It exclusively licenses and publishes hit titles from global partners – such as Arena of Valor, Call of Duty: Mobile, and League of Legends – in selected markets globally. Garena champions social and entertainment experiences through sports, enabling their communities to engage and interact. Garena is also a major esports organizer and hosts some of the largest esports events in the world.
Garena is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE: SE), a leading global consumer Internet company. In addition to Garena, C’s other major businesses include its e-commerce arm, Shopee, and its digital financial services arm, Seemony. C’s mission is to improve the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.