Garena, in partnership with Ekasi Esports announced a Free Fire tournament , the Ekasi Esports Free Fire Series. The Ekasi Esports Free Fire Series consists of a weekly league where participants each week will battle it out in order to be at the top of the league and the player who will be on top of the league will get to win the weekly prize of R400. The top 8 of each week will qualify over to the Play-offs of the Free Fire Series which will come after the weekly leagues.
The Ekasi Esports Free Fire Series is be streamed and broadcasted via the Ekasi Esports YouTube channel, so don't miss out!
About Vodacom World
Vodacom is a south african mobile communications company, providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 55 million customers. from its roots in south africa, vodacom has grown its operations to include networks in tanzania, the democratic republic of the congo, mozambique, and lesotho, and provides business services to customers in over 32 african countries, including nigeria, zambia, angola, kenya, ghana, côte d'ivoire, and cameroon.
Garena is an online game developer and publisher headquartered in Singapore. It is the Digital Entertainment Business under the parent company Sea Limited, which was formerly called Garena.
Ekasi Esports Free Fire Series
Participants: Players who have registered and confirmed their availability.
Game: A single competitive map of Bermuda in standard mode that is played by a maximum of 48 players until a “BOOYAH” is achieved
2. Global Rules
All decisions regarding the interpretation of the following rules lie exclusively with Ekasi Esports, the decisions of which are final.
2.2. Code of Conduct
All participants of Ekasi Esports Free Fire tournaments are required to abide by the following code of conduct. Failure to adhere to the code can result in warnings, disqualification, or suspension from any future Ekasi Esports Free Fire tournaments, as deemed appropriate by Ekasi Esports and/or its officials.
2.2.1. Competitive Integrity
All participants are expected to play at their best at all times within any match of Free Fire in any tournaments conducted by Ekasi Esports. Offenders who violate this rule will be subject to penalties at the sole discretion of Ekasi Esports officials. The following examples are a non-exhaustive list of offenses:
Collusion – Participants who cooperate with others, including other competing participants to cheat or deceive and gain an unfair advantage are guilty of collusion. Acts of collusion include, but are not limited to:
Soft play – Any agreement among participants to not play at a reasonable or expected standard of competition in a game
Prior arrangements to split prize money and any other forms of compensation
Receiving information and signals from outside sources during a match
Deliberately losing any match for compensation
Hacking – Any modification of the Garena Free Fire game client, including using any 3rd party apps to grant in-game advantages
Exploiting – Deliberate abuse of in-game bug to gain an advantage
(refer to 3.6. In-Game Bug for more info)
Looking at spectator monitors or mobile phones of other participants
Smurfing – Using another player or participant’s account
(refer to 4. Participants for more info)
Multi Accounts – A participant registered using multi free fire account
(refer to 4. Participants for more info)
Intentional disconnect without any officials’ approval
Deception – Any attempt to deceive tournament officials or other players with false statements / information / documents.
2.2.2. Sportsmanship and Proper Behavior
Participants have to behave with respect towards the representatives of Ekasi Esports, press, viewers, partners and other players. Participants may not use language that is obscene, foul, vulgar, insulting, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, or otherwise offensive or objectionable. This includes, but are not limited to, in-game chat, social media, and any public-facing events such as interviews.
For disputes over tournament matters - e.g., mishandling of tournament, match scores, verbal abuse, participants should always approach tournament officials within 2 days from the day of the occurrence.
Participants are expected to be cooperative with Ekasi Esports or Tournament Official in an investigation for any violation of these rules.
2.2.3. Discrimination and Denigration
Competitors shall not offend the dignity or integrity of a country, private person, or group of people through contemptuous or discriminatory words or actions based on race, ethnicity, national origin, social origin, gender, language, religion, political opinion, financial status, birth status, sexual orientation, or any other reason. Offenders may be immediately disqualified, have up to half of their monetary winnings forfeited, or both of the above.
2.2.4. Concluding the Competition
Upon initiating participation in a Competition, Teams and Competitors shall continue to participate in the Competition to its conclusion. Teams and Competitors shall not refuse to participate in the tournament for any reason including, without limitation, disagreement with a decision by Ekasi Esports officials, an accusation of competitive integrity of the tournament, or imperfect playing conditions.
Offenders may have to forfeit the entirety of their monetary winnings from Ekasi Free Fire Esports events, be banned from future Esports events, or both of the above.
2.3. Use of Participants’ Image and Media
By joining any tournaments organized by Ekasi Esports, all participants will allow Ekasi Esports to use their image (team logos, participant photos, interview videos/photos etc.) in promotional materials.
3. Tournament Rules
All participants of Ekasi Free Fire tournaments are required to abide by the following tournament rules. Failure to adhere to the rules can result in warnings, fines, disqualification, or suspension from any future Ekasi Free Fire Tournaments, as deemed appropriate by Ekasi Esports and/or its officials.
3.1. Scoring Table
1 point per kill
1st - 14pts
2nd - 11pts
3rd - 10pts
4th - 9pts
5th - 8pts
6th - 7pts
7th - 6pts
8th - 5pts
9th - 4pts
10th - 3pts
11th - 2pts
12th - 1pts
If there are two or more contestants tied on points at the end of a series, the tiebreaker will be decided by their placement points. If the teams are also tied on placement points, the teams will be ranked according to their placements in the last game of the series (e.g. ranking in 7th game in a Best-of-7, ranking in 5th game in a Best-of-5, etc.)
3.2. Other Mobile Apps
During the course of each game, participants are not allowed to have any other apps running in the background.
3.3.1. Device Peripherals
Participants are allowed to use any joystick, mobile phone case, matte screen protectors, or any other peripherals so long as they do not modify the game’s controls. (e.g. Peripherals which add shoulder buttons for firing weapons). Participants have to rely solely on the game’s on-screen controls.
3.3.2. PC Emulators
Participants are not allowed to use PC emulators to emulate Free Fire Battlegrounds for any tournament games.
Participants are not allowed to intentionally cause a disconnection during a game.
If a participant is disconnected due to network issues, they are allowed to reconnect back to the game while the match is still ongoing. Participants are not allowed to request for a pause or a remake due to a disconnection.
However, Ekasi Esports officials may consider a remake, at their sole discretion, under one of the following conditions:
Game server failure – all players are unable to reconnect
If 12 players or more are disconnected at the same time due to network issues
3.4.2. High Ping
If a participant is competing using his own network connection, the participant is solely responsible for the quality of his/her internet connection. Participants are not allowed to request for a pause or a remake due to high ping or poor network conditions.
Ekasi Esports officials may consider a remake, at their sole discretion, under one of the following conditions:
Game server issues – all players are suffering high ping or lag in-game
If 24 players or more are deemed by officials to be suffering from high ping or lag
All participants are expected to adhere to the tournament’s schedule.
Late for a game will forfeit participation.
Tournament organizers are not obliged to delay any game from starting on schedule to accommodate late teams. If a round has started before a participants arrival, the late participant will forfeit that round.
Tournament organizers may delay any game at their sole discretion, owing to extenuating circumstances such as difficult weather, internet connection, or game server issues.
3.6. In-game Bugs
In the event whereby a player were to encounter a bug, a remake will only be offered when all of the following conditions are met:
The bug is game-breaking and causes a player (or multiple players) to be unable to play the game in a normal manner. A non-exhaustive list of game-breaking bugs include:
Being clipped through the floor and executed
Being stuck on objects (windows, launchers, etc)
Being killed by fall damage after unexpected behaviors from driving vehicles
An Ekasi Esports official is promptly notified of the bug when it occurs.
The bug occurs when no other players in the match have been killed yet.
The bug is not triggered with malicious intent by the player.
Any remake will be offered only at the sole discretion of the Ekasi Esports officials.
Participants who deliberately abused the bugs mentioned in may be immediately disqualified, have up to half of their monetary winnings forfeited, or both of the above.
4.1. Player Accounts
Participants are to utilize their own accounts, and their own unique survivor name, for competing in tournaments conducted by Ekasi Esports. Each participant is allowed to register with only 1 free fire account. Participants will be locked to his/her registered player account for the remainder of the tournament, and will not be allowed to switch to another player account under any circumstances.
A participant’s player name has to be unique. Ekasi Esports may also refuse any player name that are deemed vulgar, offensive, discriminatory, or to be infringing on any copyrights.
If an individual participant is found to be participating in a tournament under the name of multiple Fire Fire accounts, the participant and all his/her accounts will be immediately disqualified. Failure to adhere will result in warnings, fines, disqualification, or suspension from any future Ekasi Free Fire tournaments, as deemed appropriate by Ekasi Esports and/or its officials.
Only participants registered in their Free Fire accounts are allowed to conduct the tournament matches. A participant/player is deemed ‘smurfing’, if a player is found to be participating in a tournament under the name of another participant.
Failure to adhere will result in warnings, fines, disqualification, or suspension from any future Ekasi Free Fire tournaments, as deemed appropriate by Ekasi Esports and/or its officials.
4.1.3. Player Account Restrictions
A minimum account level requirement is imposed on all Garena tournaments. All player accounts have to be at least Level 20 at the time of registration in order to be eligible for registration. Accounts below Level 20 may be disqualified upon request by other participants.
No skill, loadout, costumes, fashion, vault, or collection restrictions or requirements are imposed. Players are free to equip any items and skills in any combination in each game.
No character requirements or restrictions are imposed. Players are free to use any characters, regardless of character level, in each game.
4.2. Player's Representation
A player's in-game name can be formed using alphabets and numerics. It does not have to be unique. However, Ekasi Esports reserves the right to refuse names that are similar to well-known teams, clans or players.
Ekasi Esports may also refuse any name that is deemed vulgar, offensive, discriminatory, or to be infringing on any copyrights. If an offending player does not change its name adequately, Ekasi Esports reserves the right to freely change the player’s name, or immediately disqualify the offending player.
4.2.1. Changing Survivor name
Upon successful registration, a player may not change its Survivor name for the remainder of the tournament. Players may change their Survivor name at any time between different tournaments.
5. Disciplinary action
5.1. Rule Violation
A Player will be subjected to disciplinary actions for violation of Code of Conduct and Tournament Rules. Disciplinary action can range from warning, penalty points, fines, up to ban from Ekasi Free Fire tournaments.
Grand Finals Table
|Rank||Player||Week 1 Pts||Week 2 Pts||Total Pts|