In fact, this is an esports poll called the eSports Awards. This is an event to honor the mobile games of the hottest eSports category of the year. Not only honoring the eSports mobile game titles, the eSports Awards also has many other voting categories such as: eSports Content Creator of the Year, Streamer of the Year (Streamer of the Year) and eSports Mobile game of the Year is one of the categories voted to participate in this event.
Among the titles that received nominations for mobile esports games of the year were Call of Duty Mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Brawl Stars, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, PUBG Mobile, Arena of Valor (Mobile Alliance) and The most surprising is Free Fire, the survival shooter originated from a Vietnamese studio.
For those who don’t know, Garena Free Fire was released for Android and iOS in December 2017 by Garena Studios and is developed by 111dots Studio (Vietnam). The game is similar to other Battle Royale mobile games like PUBG Mobile and Clash Royale, but it is suitable for low-profile smartphones. Each match consists of only 50 players and usually lasts only 10 minutes, a lot faster than PUBG Mobile, which makes Garena Free Fire accessible to many players around the world.
Not only did it make the list of the best eSports mobile game titles of the year, Free Fire also set a record when it ranked third in the world in top 10 mobile games has the highest revenue in the world in June 2020. Specifically, in the list of the highest-grossing games in June 2020, Free Fire excelled at No. 3, thereby surpassing PUBG Mobile (the game was ranked sixth in the top 10 titles). The game has the highest revenue in the world in May 2020).
Free Fire reached a milestone of 1 billion USD in December 2019
Although still getting a lot of criticism from the gaming community, it is hard to deny the success of Free Fire worldwide. In markets like Brazil and India, this Vietnamese original game also has a large number of gamers. Earlier, in December 2019, the famous gaming industry analyst, Daniel Ahmad, also known as ZhugeEx, said that the game Garena Free Fire has officially surpassed the milestone of 1 billion dollars in revenue. These are undeniable statistics, no matter how much Free Fire is Vietnamese gamers protested and stoned.