The highly anticipated Garena Free Fire is all set to make a triumphant return to the Indian gaming landscape. One of the most played games before being banned, Free Fire, is marking its re-entry to the country on 5th September under the banner of ‘Free Fire India.’
The excitement on the resurgence of the game has an added bonus, with it an exciting twist. The makers of Garena Free Fire have added none other than the legendary M.S. Dhoni in the grace of the gaming realm, with the former Indian skipper set to be a playable character. Here’s how the gaming industry experts reacted to the highly anticipated return of Free Fire.
Manish Agarwal, Founder, Kratos Studios: “This development is a significant boon for India’s non-real money gaming ecosystem. The country stands to benefit from a diverse range of games capable of drawing in more than 100 million active players, consequently generating substantial esports viewership.
Presently, apart from games like BGMI and VALORANT, there is a lack of esports-worthy titles that can rival traditional sports in terms of audience engagement and financial potential.“
Chetan Chandgude, Founder, GodLike Esports: “Free Fire’s return to the Indian gaming landscape is a testament to the power of esports and the unbreakable bond between the game and its players. The game’s popularity has been nothing short of exceptional, both in terms of gameplay and esports viewership. We’re excited to empower the next generation of Indian esports champions and foster a thriving competitive gaming ecosystem.“
Abhishek Aggarwal, Co-founder & CEO, Trinity Gaming India: “The return of Free Fire will certainly not be restricted to just the competitive scenario as it will be a remarkable boost to the creator community as well. With the intent of providing creators with diverse and immersive content, Free Fire India will empower them to expand their fanbase within the industry.”
Smit is a sports writer at Gutshot Magazine. After completing his Bachelor’s in Mass Media, and a Master’s degree in Sports Management, this sports fanatic uses articles as a tool to express his opinions. Bring up cricket or football and you will find this usually quiet guy speak for hours! He also co-heads the official supporters club of Chelsea FC in Mumbai, wherein he hosts screenings, football meets and other such events.
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