Fans of Free Fire – Battlegrounds can battle it out in the Axiata Game Hero tournament which will see challengers from Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia and Bangladesh vying for a slice of the RM500,000 prize money.
Axiata's inaugural eSports competition is open to all active Celcom prepaid and postpaid customers in Malaysia, provided that they are 18 years old and above, and are the sole owner of the SIM card and not part of a supplementary line or corporate account.
Game Hero is a three-leg tournament comprising Tournament Trials, National Championship and Grand Championship.
The Tournament Trials will last until October and players can play Free Fire daily at their leisure, though only the scores of up to 10 games played in a day will be accumulated for the leaderboard standings.
The top 12 squads on the leaderboard by the end of the Tournament Trials will qualify for the National Championship.
The top three teams from the National Championship in each country will then have a final showdown in Malaysia at the Grand Championship.
Players are required to maintain an active subscription to Game Hero for RM4 a week throughout the tournament – otherwise, the team will be disqualified and required to re-register under a new name with the old points forfeited.
Free Fire is a mobile battle royale game developed by Garena and licensed by Axiata’s partner Techninier Sdn Bhd, a homegrown Malaysian company.
Players have to register at the Game Hero official website, verify their Free Fire account and proceed to form a four-member squad before they can be ranked on the leaderboard.