- What: Free Fire SEA Invitational 2023
- Where: Thailand
- Date: May 12-28, 2023
- How to Watch: YouTube
The first edition of the Free Fire SEA Invitational tournament takes place between May 12-28, 2023, in Thailand. The Esports event replaces the mid-year Free Fire World Series. The Free Fire SEA Invitational (FFSI) features 18 teams from across Asia. The teams are hunting for a portion of the $300,000 prize pool for the event. The tournament winner takes home $100,000, while the runner-up earns $40,000.
18 teams start the Free Fire SEA Invitational 2023 tournament. To open the event, the squads are split into three groups of six teams. The group stage will take place from May 12 to May 14 and from May 19 to May 21. The group stage will follow a round-robin format, and each team will play 24 matches. Following the group stage, the top 12 teams face off in the Grand Finals, which take place between May 26 and May 28.
Last year’s winner of the Free Fire World Series, Attack All Around, who took home $500,000 for the win, failed to qualify for this year’s event. However, the runner-up in 2022, EVOS Phoenix, are in the field for the 2023 version of the Free Fire SEA Invitational. The winner of this year’s tournament secures a spot in the Free Fire World Series 2023, which takes place later this year.
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Free Fire SEA Invitational 2023 picks
|To Win Free Fire SEA Invitational 2023|
|First Raiders Eclipse||+1000||+1000||+1000|
Teams competing at Free Fire SEA Invitational 2023
- Team Flash (Vietnam)
- SBTC Esports (Vietnam)
- P Esports (Vietnam)
- Eagle Esport (Vietnam)
- EArena (Thailand)
- EVOS Phoenix (Thailand)
- Magic Esport (Thailand)
- FW Esports (Thailand)
- Genesis Dogma SF (Indonesia)
- First Raiders Eclipse (Indonesia)
- Morph Team (Indonesia)
- G Arsy Aphrodite (Indonesia)
- Expand (Malaysia/Cambodia/Philippines/Sri Lanka
- Farang Esports (Malaysia/Cambodia/Philippines/Sri Lanka
- ALPHA (Middle East and Africa)
- RZX x Legacy (Pakistan)
- LGDS (Taiwan)
- Vastomundo (EU)
Since finishing in the runner-up spot Free Fire World Series 2022 Sentosa event, EVOS Phoenix have placed second at the Free Fire Pro League Thailand Season 7 tournament, won the Free Fire World Series 2022 Bangkok event, and taken third place at the ESL Snapdragon Mobile Challenge in February. The majority of the Thai team members have been playing together since 2020, with Lukz coming aboard in 2021 and Return joining the squad in June 2022.
EVOS Phoenix starts the Free Fire SEA Invitational in Group A.
Beginning the 2023 Free Fire SEA Invitational in Group B, Vasto Mundo come into the event with a first-place finish at the recent Free Fire Europe Championship tournament. The team plays out of Portugal. It is the only European team participating in the event. Vasto Mundo has done well in smaller events, but outside of a third-place finish at the Free Fire World Series 2022, the squad has struggled to break through in more prestigious tournaments. They placed eighth at the Free Fire World Series 2022 Bangkok event. The Vasto Mundo roster playing in Thailand has been together since 2021.
Team Flash starts the 2023 Free Fire SEA Invitational in Group A. The Vietnamese club qualified for the event by finishing in first place at the March 12 VFL Spring 2023 – Battle Royale qualifying event. Team Flash is one of four clubs that qualified for the 2023 Free Fire SEA Invitational from that event.
It will be interesting to see how Team Flash does against the level of competition it will face in Thailand. The team has not had much success in high-level tournaments, placing 10th at the Free Fire World Series Sentosa 2022 and 15th at Free Fire World Series 2022 Bangkok. Team Flash has been playing together since 2022.
Best bet to win Free Fire SEA Invitational 2023
With how they have been playing, and winning, it’s hard to pick against EVOS Phoenix to win the Free Fire SEA Invitational. However, there might be some value in betting on Team Flash to win at +800. Considering how they played in the qualifier, the team could be due for a breakout performance.
Pick: EVOS Phoenix to win Free Fire SEA Invitational 2023.
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