Free Fire, Honor of Kings to be part of Esports World Cup

Two more games are added to the overall titles that will be played in the 2024 Esports World Cup... Paolo | 23. February 2024

Two more games are added to the overall titles that will be played in the 2024 Esports World Cup in Saudi Arabia.

One of the world’s biggest MOBA games, Honor of Kings, will have a US$3 million prize pool for its Esports World Cup tournament. The said event is expected to bring additional traction for the global launch, slated also for this year.

Tencent has also recently released the game for play in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as well as Eastern Europe and South Asia.

Honor of Kings’ MENA release was done last February 21. Esports Insider also reported that a Chinese Honor of Kings roster called KPL Dream Team will be the first invited team to the Invitational Midseason.

Meanwhile, Garena, the publisher of Free Fire, has announced that it will also participate in the Saudi government-backed Esports World Cup, and a US$1 million prize pool will be fought for by 18 teams.

The Esports World Cup’s Free Fire tournament will also serve as a qualifying stage for the Free Fire World Series Global Finals.

Teams are expected to qualify for the event through the ESL Free Fire Snapdragon Pro Series as well as five different local tournament. The ESL event is expected to feature a knockout stage and 12 teams proceeding to the Finals.

The Esports World Cup is a multi-title esports festival organized by the newly-formed Esports World Cup Foundation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, initially announced the event in October 2023. Its inaugural edition will take place in Summer of this year, and has replaced the Games8 Cup which was held in years prior.

Free Fire and Honor of Kings join Counter-Strike 2, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Starcraft II, and Dota 2 among the titles to be played in the global esports tilt.